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There's An Android Peeing On Apple On Google Maps

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view.<p>At these co-ordinates in Pakistan the odd image appears, depicting the famous picture of an Android logo relieving itself on Apple’s logo. …

RC Airplane Flight Tech: Prepare for landing!

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We …

Zombie cookie: The tracking cookie that you can’t kill

An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the …

For the first time ever, Australian surgeons transplant “dead” hearts into patients

This procedure could save 30 percent more lives<p>Australian surgeons transplanted "dead" hearts into patients for the first time ever.<p>The procedure, which was performed on three patients on Friday, uses hearts that have stopped beating for up to 20 minutes. Previously surgeons only performed heart …

How To Trap A Cat In 3 Easy Steps

The Internet is collectively performing a study on cat behavioral psychology, and all of us (and our cats) can participate! After a few users on …

Will Mars One’s volunteers get to live on the red planet? Yes, briefly

<b>Name:</b> Mars One.<p><b>Age:</b> A year and a half since the mission was announced.<p><b>Appearance:</b> The most expensive portable toilets in the galaxy.<p><b>Oh. Are they like those fancy Japanese ones that play weird music?</b> I don’t think so. These cubicles just fly to Mars, land, and then provide food and facilities for a …

10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network

By now, you've probably heard of Ello, t he invite-only social network garnering attention for its radical approach to social networking. Find out why the site is seeing 35,000 hourly sign-ups, and why people are so willing to join yet another social network.<p>Why Ello is different<p>Ello is the …

Social Media

UPS Expands In-Store 3D Printing Program to 100 U.S. Locations

Last year, UPS announced plans to bring 3D printing to several UPS locations, but now, the company will expand the program to nearly 100 stores …

'Bacterial nanowires' may lead to breakthroughs in semiconductors, fuel cells and more

For about a decade, scientists have known about bacteria that "breathe" using rocks and minerals in place of oxygen. Now a new study reveals the surprising way they do it.<p>The bacteria survive by "breathing" through a system of "bacterial nanowires" that connect to iron-based material nearby. …

'Anti-router' stops drones, cameras, and Google Glass from connecting to Wi-Fi networks

Are you paranoid that strangers are using drones, security cameras, hidden microphones, or even Google Glass to spy on you? If so, you might be interested in a little device called Cyborg Unplug. Just stick it into a power outlet and watch as it sounds an alarm whenever such a surveillance device …

Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

22 Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

Despite their sometimes fearsome appearance, larger or even giant dog breeds can make especially good family friends, loving and protecting your …

Pets

AT&T has been unsuccessful in kicking customers off their unlimited plans

nbcbayarea<p>AT&T eliminated their unlimited data plans for new customers in 2010. A year later, AT&T told those customers with an unlimited data plan that they would have their plans throttled if they consumed enough data to put them in the top 5 percent of the heaviest data users in a billing period.<p>…

Mobile

AT&T Can Foist Its Data Plans On You, Whether You Use It Or Not

Our most recent posts on AT&T share something of a theme in that they're about what they <i>won't</i> enable you to do. For instance, you can't inform them …

How to: Make Bubble Windows

Many full-scale airplanes and helicopters feature bubble windows to allow the crew greater visibility. Replicating these windows can be tricky for …

Charging Smartphone in 30S: StoreDot Flash-Battery Demo

Phones

Giant Swing-Wing F-14

Rudolf Winter heavily modified a Fly Eagle kit to create this beautiful swing-wing F-14 Tomcat. Rudolf notes that he spent approximately 400 hours …

CONQUER THE WIND

When you first go out to fly with a new park flyer, often it’s hit or miss as to what the weather is going to be like and whether or not the area …

Are two rotor heads better than one?

Ask anyone to draw a picture of a helicopter, and in nearly every case they’ll sketch the classic “conventional” configuration with a single main …

Judge strikes down small drones ban

A federal judge slapped down the FAA’s fine for a drone operator, saying there was no law banning the commercial use of small drones.<p>The judge’s decision could open up the skies below 400 feet to farmers, photographers and entrepreneurs who have been battling the FAA over the use of the unmanned …

3 Times Nintendo Brought Itself Back From The Brink

It would be a stretch to call the Nintendo Wii U a failure. Between its launch in November 2012 and the end of 2013, the console had sold only 5.83 …

Penny's Wrigleyville, Joe's Italian Villa Pizza, and More on the Shutter List

<b>WRIGLEYVILLE—</b>You have until Sunday to say goodbye to the <b>Penny's Noodle Shop</b> on Sheffield and Roscoe. After 23 years in business, the location is closing at the end of the weekend because of the building owner's desire to renovate. The Diversey, Wicker Park, Oak Park, and Northfield locations remain …

Lifesaving Service Dog Sniffs Out Girl's Disease, Even in Operating Room

Since she was two months old, Kaelyn "KK" Krawczyk has had a severe form of mastocytosis, which can cause a life-threatening allergic reaction to …

Spain fines Google $1.2 million for allegedly violating privacy laws

Google triggered investigations in six European countries when it revealed its unified privacy policy last year, but Spain is the first of the bunch to draw blood. The country just fined Google a total of €900,000 ($1.2 million) for allegedly violating data protection laws through its current …

Google fights to have iPhone privacy case dismissed from UK courts

Google, which was fined $22.5M by the FTC for illegal use of tracking cookies on iPhones even when the user had set Safari to reject them, is asking the UK’s High Court to reject a claim for compensation from a group of British iPhone owners, reports <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>Google is arguing that any case …