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Hubble Space Telescope: Nasa's stunning new image of 'spiral galaxy'

A spectacular “spiral” galaxy trillions of miles from earth has been photographed by Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope producing a new image that shows it spinning like a wheel.<p>The galaxy, titled NGC 4911, lies more than 320 million light-years away in the "Coma Cluster" of about 1,000 galaxies and …

Soon, Your Laptop Will Need Just This One Cable

You'll have no excuse not to clean up your office<p>Even if you've only got a few technological devices, you've probably got a rat's nest of cables strewn around your home: power cables, USB cables, monitor cables, and so on. But someday in the not-too-distant future, you may finally be able to get …

Chameleon-Like Material Changes Colors When Stretched

Joseph and the technicolor silicon<p>The trippy pulsating flower above is actually color-changing science in motion.<p>Scientists at UC Berkeley developed a new super-thin silicon material that changes color when force is applied (like stretching). The research was published today in <i>Optica</i>.<p>"This is the …

How To Map Your Room's Wi-Fi Strength With A Wood Mill [Video]

Because those streaming cat videos won't wait<p>Why should you guess where a Wi-Fi hotspot is when you could view it in color?<p>A computer scientist has devised a way to build colorful 3D maps of Wi-Fi strength. His keys tools: a color-changing LED light, a laptop, and naturally, a wood mill.<p>Dominique …

How To Make Your Own Hologram-Projecting Glasses

For less than the cost of a movie ticket<p>Augmented reality glasses are hotter than Drake right now. Last fall, Microsoft’s Hololens glasses dazzled us with promises of ‘holograms’ beamed throughout our workplaces. NASA announced this week that they plan to guide astronauts with projection glasses. …

Ex-NSA director: China has hacked 'every major corporation' in U.S.

The Chinese government -- seeking to steal valuable secrets -- has hacked into the computers at every major American company, according to the nation's former spy director.<p>Mike McConnell, who served as director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush, made the comments during a …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

Original Apple Watch Health Features Were Dropped Due to Consistency Issues

Before Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last September, reports indicated the device would come with 10 sensors to track health and fitness data, leading some healthcare professionals to find the unveiled Apple Watch's health features disappointing. In a new report, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> offers a …

iFixit Launches a Hub for Android Device Repairs

The crazy team behind all those those iPhone and iPad teardowns, Fixit, is getting more serious about Android.<p>The service today launched i’s Android Repair hub, loaded with hundreds of guides and amarketplace for replacement parts. The guides cover 252 devices, whereas the store features parts for …

The first ever 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 could be back up for grabs

We get it, the most desirable version of a limited edition PlayStation is up for grabs, and you <i>really</i> want it. Even better, your generous bid will go to charity, improving the lives of children. In the industry, that's referred to as a "win win." Except when it's not. The auction for that #00001 …

Google warns of US government 'hacking any facility' in the world

Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US “government hacking of any facility” in the world.<p>In a strongly worded submission to the Washington committee that is …

Surveillance

Meet The Cyberweapon You Can’t Get Rid Of Without Smashing Your Hard Drive

There’s a shadow war unfolding on the internet, as various groups jostle for control and develop new, refined software to steal data and damage systems. If you think it’s just a matter of running antivirus software, let’s meet the Equation Group, a cabal of cyberspies with software so advanced, the …

Cybersecurity

Samsung takes aim at Apple Pay with LoopPay acquisition

An Apple Pay competitor may be on the way<p>Samsung has acquired LoopPay, a mobile payments company whose technology could allow it to build a viable Apple Pay competitor. After reports of the two companies working together on a mobile payments solution came to light late last year, Samsung has taken …

Google open sources a MapReduce framework for C/C++

Google announced on Wednesday that the company is open sourcing a MapReduce framework that will let users run native C and C++ code in their Hadoop …

Ubiquitous Computing

Android 5.2 Lollipop update spotted running on Nexus 5 in new Geekbench tests

The LG Nexus 5 returns to the spotlight as yet another Lollipop update with build Android 5.2 has been spotted running on the flagship handset, …

(Update: now selling for €170) The first Ubuntu-powered phone will go on sale in Europe

<b>Update (February 19):</b> The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone is now on sale for €169.90 (European Union only). Limited number available. Check it out here.<p><b>Original post (February 6)</b><p>Ubuntu, the long-lost operating system that was debuted over two years ago, is finally coming to market. Canonical, the company …

Nvidia Shield Tablet update version 2.2 brings better standby battery life and much more

NVIDIA is rolling out an update to the Wifi-only and LTE variants of its SHIELD Tablet, bringing the software to version 2.2. This update mainly has to do with performance and stability improvements, while bringing a few extra features to the tablet. The first, and most notable, is improved standby …

Now 25 years old, what’s next for Photoshop? An interview with Adobe’s Stephen Nielson

Today Adobe will celebrate Photoshop’s 25th anniversary. Yes, Photoshop is <i>that</i> old.<p>In the 25 years since it launched, Photoshop has irreversibly altered the trajectory of modern design and photography. And unlike most apps its age, Photoshop’s best days could be ahead of it — at least, that’s what …

Planning Korea depicts futuristic egg-shaped towers for Paris

The Seoul, South Korea-based group of architects and artists designed L’air Nouveau de Paris following Paris City Hall's initiative of encouraging …

Architecture

Cyber criminal gang steals $1bn from 100 banks worldwide says Kaspersky report

A criminal gang with members in Russia, Ukraine and China has conducted a major cyber robbery on up to 100 banks, e-payment systems and other …

Beloved BBC Radio DJ leaves for Apple

BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe is reportedly leaving the broadcaster for Apple.<p>The 41-year-old DJ joined the station in 2003. His eponymous nightly radio show grew to enjoy a massive following in the UK and abroad, particularly for its emphasis on new and unheard talent.<p>Lowe’s last program will air …

Google gives developers more time to fix security flaws before revealing them

Google's Project Zero, announced last year as a way to bolster internet security, had Google engineers identifying "zero day" vulnerabilities in software and services — previously unknown security flaws that developers have had no time to patch or fix. When its engineers found such vulnerabilities, …

Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

Banks in Russia, Japan, the US, and Europe have fallen victim to a massive, sophisticated malware hack, allowing the perpetrators to steal hundreds of millions of dollars since 2013. According to a Kaspersky Labs report provided to the <i>New York Times</i>, more than 100 banks in 30 nations have been …

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