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Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

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Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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iOS 7 beta 7 (final beta) to be released today? (update: doesn’t look like it)

According to <i>BGR</i>, Apple will release the seventh and final beta version of iOS 7 to developers today. The release, like most of the past seeds, is said to arrive around 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.<p>This new build is said to include a “much higher” build number than previous releases, and this typically means …

I’m Finally Convinced Google+ Can Succeed As A 'Social Spine'

Google CEO Larry Page described Google+ last year as the “social spine” for nearly everything that the company offers its users on the Web. I understood the strategy and what Google was planning, but I didn’t like it one bit.<p>After all, many of Google’s products work just fine in isolation. Take …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $40 shipped

Amazon has the OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 less than anywhere else and 43% off the list price of $70. Amazon’s customers also gave the Oontz 4.5/5 stars with good reviews.<p>The Oontz features a 10 hour rechargeable …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

Researchers show how to slip malware into Apple’s App Store

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Apple’s App Store can seem like Fort Knox, as Apple reviews each and every app before making it live. This fastidious approach …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

Hack this, NSA: Google now triple-encrypts all data in Google Cloud Storage

You might think that the NSA and other shadowy three-letter agencies are the world’s biggest cloud cheerleaders: all your data, all the time, in the cloud, where Prism and XKeyscore can, apparently, access it.<p>Perhaps that’s why Google announced yesterday it was triple-encrypting all data in Google …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Google's new deep learning architectures<p>Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open …

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

Paranormal

Area 51 Revealed in CIA Spy Plane Documents

Area 51 in Nevada has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about extraterrestrials, time travel and alien autopsies, but newly released …

Samsung Galaxy Gear pegged as a smartwatch coming September 4

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Moveplayer<p>It’s time for the smartwatch market to heat up: After a trademark filing for “Galaxy Gear” earlier this …

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

JVC's HA-RX700 not only sounds better than a lot of $100 headphones, it's remarkably comfortable and ruggedly built.<p>I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I …

Audiophile

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

Sourcebits-Incubated Twine Launches On iOS And Android To Flip The Mobile Flirting Game On Its Head

Sourcebits, a young mobile development house, captured $10 million from Sequoia and IDG in 2011 for its expertise in developing custom mobile, web and cloud solutions for businesses. Sourcebits has developed hundreds of apps for a range of companies, from Fortune 500 players to startups, including …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Nexus 7

25 Places That Look Not Normal, But Are Actually Real

Prepare to have your mind blown. We tip our hats to those who see things differently. MINI. NOT NORMAL.<p>©2012 MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC.

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Underwater Photographer Captures Humble Sea Slugs as They Turn Self-Defense Into Art

David Doubilet, who has been photographing the world’s oceans for half a century, and he certainly has an immense portfolio of stunning underwater …

Carlos Danger name generator: Use our widget to get a name like Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting pseudonym.

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has vaguely confirmed allegations from gossip website the Dirty that he sent sexually explicit chat …

The Truth About HDR Photography - Is It Really That Bad?

The Common Belief About HDR: “I don't usually like HDR images, but yours are great.”<p>This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR …

Tutorials

Surprise drop in iPad sales shows the market for Apple’s tablet has saturated

Apple sold 5.4 million fewer iPads in its most recent quarter than it did in the same three months a year ago. That’s despite having introduced a whole new iPad, the Mini, in the intervening year. The drop in iPad sales, from 17 million to 14.6 million, is all the more surprising because iPhone …

iPad Mini

Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …