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Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

A week after gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, the new issue of the satirical weekly newspaper, which features the Prophet Muhammad holding a sign that reads "I am Charlie" under the phrase "All is forgiven," is out today in France. One million copies have already been sold, with most newsstands running out of stock. The editors have announced they will print an additional four million copies in the coming days, an unprecedented number for a publication that used to distribute around 60,000 copies a week. In the U.S., only 300 copies are expected to be available from tomorrow. (Photo via @reuters) Read TIME's full coverage on time.com.

The Most Disappointing Video Games Of 2014

2014 was a decent year for video games, but it was also a year filled with disappointments.<p>The following games aren’t necessarily the <i>worst</i> games of 2014. Indeed, some even made the Forbes Best Video Games of 2014 list.<p>There were some undeniably bad games released in 2014, but this list is comprised …

Astronomers Spy "Bullet" Galaxy Blasting Through Other Galaxies

A speedy space collision rips gas from a fast-moving galaxy.<p><b>What's New</b><p>A distant galaxy pierced another group of galaxies like a bullet, astronomers report, in a cosmic collision some 1.4 billion light-years away.<p>Observations from Europe's XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope reveal that the bullet …

Astrophysics

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Makeup

SpaceX Has Pinpointed The Problem That Caused The Falcon9 Rocket To Crash Land

On Saturday, January 10, we deemed SpaceX's most recent rocket landing test a success because, although the rocket landed too hard, it successfully maneuvered its way to a tiny floating target in a vast ocean from 50 miles above the surface.<p>But that wasn't the hoped-for success of the landing — …

Space Travel

HP Finds Mobile Tax Apps Lacking On Security, Privacy

As the clock ticks toward midnight, putting an end to tax day 2014, Hewlett-Packard is warning consumers of mobile tax and finance apps that they may want to audit their own usage.<p>According to the HP Audit, more than 90 percent of the applications the company tested, including TurboTax, TaxACT and …

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

Pinterest Plans “Choose Your Own Adventure” Product Announcement For April 24

A more personalized way to pin may be on the way as Pinterest has announced a big press event in San Francisco on April 24th with the teaser image above. We’ve confirmed with the company that this will be a product announcement and CEO Ben Silbermann will speak. So what will Pinterest unveil?<p>The …

User retention for Secret is absurdly high: Up to 90% come back

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Secret’s been around for less than three months, but it’s good enough to keep users coming back again and again.<p>“Retention can be as high as 90 percent,” Secret co-founder and chief product officer Chrys Bader-Wechseler said today at VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit conference.<p>He and …

Xyo powers contextual app search for T-Mobile in US and Europe

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Xyo<p>Berlin-based app search startup Xyo has a penned a deal with Deutsche Telekom to provide an alternative to Google …

Mobile

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Partner Up, Unveil High-Tech Car

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic announced a partnership on Monday that will integrate the luxury automaker's current line of vehicles with the …

Space Travel

Google sells out of ‘Cotton’ Glass model in hours

Expect to see more people walking around with the computer-enabled eyeglasses -- as Google exclaims, “things are moving really fast” in its one-day sale.<p>Google's one-day Google Glass sale has proven to be a success. In just a few short hours, the white "Cotton" version of the wearable has sold …

Wearable Tech

GaymerX may no longer hold annual conference, but it's far from over

GaymerX, the video game conference that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in games, will no longer be holding an annual event due to resource limitations, but this doesn't mean the organization itself is coming to an end, according to co-creator Matt …

Atlus Bringing Political RPG Citizens Of Earth To Wii U And 3DS

by Human The Tree Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 07:46 PM<p>The Vice President: When you need a politician who's important, but not too important.<p>by Warrior …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn registrations exceed 2 million worldwide

The total number of registered accounts for Square Enix's revamped massively multiplayer online game, <i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn</i>, now exceeds 2 million worldwide, the company announced today.<p>Famitsu reported last October that the game reached more than 1.5 million registered users worldwide. …

Lego robot plays freemium iPad games while creator sleeps

In 2011, Uli Kilian earned a Guinness World Record for solving 100 Rubik's cubes during that year's London marathon. Instead of running during this …

Putin: Escalating conflict puts Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.<p>His assessment came during a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, according to the Kremlin, the same day Ukraine's military launched its first, …