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Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …

Solar Panels

YourMechanic Launches An iPhone App To Connect You With A Mechanic While On The Go

TechCrunch Disrupt winner YourMechanic just got a lot more mobile with an iPhone app that will help users to better diagnose repairs that are needed. The app will also send notifications to users as their car is being serviced and could even allow them to see pictures of jobs being …

CTIA says its database for stolen 4G/LTE smartphones is complete

In the middle of last year CTIA-The Wireless Association, along with various wireless companies and a range of law enforcement agencies, announced that it would create a couple of databases to prevent reactivation of stolen phones. The first database was for GSM and CDMA phones. That was …

Mobile

Big Cats Come Out to Play at Central Park Zoo

Exciting news: two healthy Snow Leopard cubs, an endangered species, were born at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Central Park Zoo in New York …

A Cougar Ready for His Closeup

Steve Winter captures the elusive cougar as it prowls by the iconic Hollywood sign.<p>Steve Winter is famous for his photographs of big cats in their natural habitats, such as snow leopards and tigers, among others. His “Ghost Cats” story in the December 2013 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> opens with a …

Margay Kitten Blends in with Mom at Bioparque M'Bopicuá

Congratulations to Bioparque M'Bopicuá! On November 10 they welcomed the first-ever Margay kitten to be born at the breeding station. (Incidentally, …

Australian family set Christmas lights record

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1031000/1031059_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524703400_0a3b434c41b84d23077bbf5a1a50ebe5<p><b>An Australian family have put up 502,165 Christmas lights around their home, setting a new world record.</b><p>The Richards family, in Canberra, set the …

Christmas Lights

The Gettysburg Address at 150–and Lincoln's Impromptu Words the Night Before

The day's other speaker told him: "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."<p>One-hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. It has been celebrated by successive …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

101 more must-have tech toys

101 more must-have tech toys<p>Earlier this year, we brought you 100 of the greatest gizmos. But for those who love gadgets as much as we do, too much is never enough. So we've compiled this collection of the latest must-have gadgets. From powerboats to smartphones, here's the best of the best. And …

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: A must-have tablet for Amazon Prime members - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9</b> is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but …

Gear & Gadgets

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

What is the golden triangle on my Chrome browser?

Look at free web-based face drawing tools like PimpTheFace, says Rick Maybury.<p><i>A golden triangle has appeared on the address bar on my Google Chrome browser, on top of the padlock symbol when visiting https websites. When I right click on it, it states: ‘Your connection is encrypted, however, this</i> …

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Google told TechCrunch, including reaching the next billion (it previously announced 1 billion …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

Android News

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

New 'Star Wars' bloopers hit the web

A new “Star Wars” blooper reel has surfaced, showing some of the funny moments from the galaxy set.<p>In one scene, Harrison Ford stumbles over his lines. In another, Chewbacca gets in the way. We don’t want to ruin all the fun for you, so just watch the video below and see the moments for …

Shaida Santos

ZooBorns on Twitter: "Jaguar Cub Bonds with Mom at @FortWorthZoo! http://t.co/CLAh5DwkTJ http://t.co/I1emMtRWbY"

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Shiva Gets Her Shots at Zoo Berlin

Shiva, a rare Persian Leopard cub born at Zoo Berlin, was not shy about voicing her displeasure when she received her latest round of …

Lovely Couple

After 25K Downloads On iOS, Doctape Brings Its Standalone File Viewer App To Android

doctape Viewer, an app which competes with the likes of Documents by Readdle and GoodReader by letting mobiles users view file types not supported natively on their OS, has landed on Android as a paid app costing $2.49/€1.99.<p>That’s introductory pricing — the normal selling price will be around …

$26G worth of rare, expensive bourbon swiped from Ky. distillery

More than $25,000 worth of one of the rarest and most sought-after bourbon's produced in Kentucky is missing in what investigators believe was an inside job.<p>About 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon were swiped from a secure area at Buffalo Trace Distillery's Frankfort operations, …

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Intimate Animal Portraits by Joshua Arlington

Erie, Pennsylvania-based photographer Joshua Arlington, a regular visitor to his local zoo, takes intimate animal portraits. Arlington manages to capture some stunning portraits of various animals, from a dignified tiger and calm orangutan to a smug llama and playful otter. As a result, the …

Photography

Samsung says Galaxy S4 battery woes 'limited', offers free batteries

Is your Galaxy S4 losing charge like a decelerating rhino? Fear not, smart phone fans, as Samsung has offered to swap your dodgy battery for a shiny …