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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Apple iPhone 5s: Spec sheet showdown

Samsung and Apple(s aapl) are the two biggest smartphone makers in the world, so it’s only natural to pit their latest flagship devices against one …

What to expect from the first generation of Ubuntu smartphones (hands-on)

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been …

Exploding iPad forces Vodafone store to be evacuated | Trusted Reviews

<b>An Apple iPad has exploded in Australia, forcing staff and customers to be evacuated from a Vodafone store.</b><p>With a range of iPhone handsets having …

Samsung is pulling another Amazon on Android, but this is even bigger

As much as Google likes and touts that Android is open, that freedom may come with the cost of some control over the platform. Amazon(s amzn) may …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update Released

It looks like the first Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update has been released, the update has started tolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S4 …

Google Glass: secret features unveiled

Buried in the software code of Google’s yet-to-be released gadget, Android Police has uncovered features that the software giant has not yet even released to developers.<p><b>Call Me a Car</b><p>Taxi services, from Hailo to Kabbee, have made calling a cab easier than ever from a smartphone. But picture the …

Windows 8.1 Will Start To Roll Out Tomorrow At 4 AM PDT

Tomorrow, at 4 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Windows 8.1 will begin to roll out as an optional update to Windows 8 users. The new software represents a reset and rebirth of the bets that Microsoft made with its Windows 8 operating system.<p>Windows 8.1 contains a grip of new features, including new …

Nike introduces new Nike+ FuelBand SE, an activity tracker that’s harder to trick - http://tcrn.ch/19KTtdL

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

Coronal Holes: The (Rarely Round) Gaps In The Sun's Atmosphere

There's a hole in the sun's corona. But don't worry — that happens from time to time.<p>"A coronal hole is just a big, dark blotch that we see on the sun in our images," says Dean Pesnell, project scientist for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. "We can only see them from space, because when we look …

3 Reasons Why NASA's New Moon Mission Matters

Tonight NASA launches the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a mission to study the wispy atmosphere of the moon.<p><b>At 11:27 pm tonight, NASA will launch</b> its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) science mission to the moon. Currently tucked in the tip of a …

Why we might not be able to live on the Moon

The suggestion that regions of the Moon have ancient ice triggered much hope that we could colonise it. Sadly, it’s looking ever less likely that it’s possible.<p>The US space agency Nasa sells dreams. There’s nothing wrong with that – after all, space and its exploration have always been a source of …

Astronomy

New Element Confirmed - Periodic Table of Videos

A monster star in the making, a Martian volcano, Earth's 'selfie' and Curiosity's successor – in pictures

Photograph: NASA/ESA<p>This striking cosmic whirl is the centre of galaxy NGC 524, as seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This galaxy is located in the constellation of Pisces, some 90 million light-years from Earth. NGC 524 is a lenticular galaxy. Lenticular galaxies are believed to be an …

Scientists reveal new breakthrough in uncrackable quantum cryptography

After yesterday's NSA codebreaking revelations, there's some good news for cryptography. A Toshiba research lab has announced a crucial breakthrough in quantum cryptography, the last truly unbreakable form of encryption, which could pave the way for a new generation of private communications …

New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns

North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should …

Clean Energy

Big Pic: NASA Lunar Satellite Undergoes Spin Testing Before Tonight's Big Flight

Plus, inside: Maps of where on the East Coast the spacecraft will be visible<p>NASA is launching a lunar mission tonight that will sample the moon's atmosphere. Before it departs Earth, however, the spacecraft had to undergo some tests and checks.<p>In the image above, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust …

NASA successfully launches lunar mission to investigate mysterious glowing moondust

<b>Update:</b> The LADEE spacecraft successfully blasted off last night, creating a fireball that could be seen down much of the Eastern Seaboard. You can watch NASA's launch video below, or look through a set of photos submitted by enthusiasts from Virginia to Massachusetts.<p><b>Original:</b> A new NASA …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

A Quick Primer On America's Spaceports

Everything you need to know about U.S. portals to space<p>Going to space is getting easier all the time. For anyone willing to trade giant piles of ephemeral cash for a few short minutes outside the atmosphere, here is a handy map of all American spaceports, released in February by the Federal …

Spot Exoplanets With Your Home Telescope, Using Free NASA Software

The new software measures varying light phenomena, accounting for distortions from the Earth's atmosphere and any stray clouds.<p>Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right?<p>NASA is releasing, for free, a bit of software that allows those with telescopes to detect planets …

Tracking the International Space Station with metal coat hangers

Mike Coletta poses in his yard in Pueblo, Col., with his 12 element yagi antenna he built from metal coat hangers and wood. Photo courtesy of Mike …

Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

Lowest temperature for life discovered

Scientists have pinpointed the lowest temperature at which simple life can live and grow.<p>The study, published in PLoS One, reveals that below -20 °C, …

Skolkovo: Tech city that aims to restore nation's pride

In the Soviet era, Russian science was lavished with money and resources. But post-communism, innovation has slumped. Can a new tech city reverse its fortunes?<p>Sitting on 400 hectares of the most expensive Russian real estate outside central Moscow, Skolkovo is intended to be one of the biggest tech …

Russia

Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …