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Android M Teardown—tap-to-wake support, Play Services data backup, and more

We dig through the code to discover the secrets of Android M.<p>The Android M developer preview was posted during I/O, and now that I've actually gotten …

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All 5 of Pluto's Known Moons Spied by NASA Probe (Photo)

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has snapped its first-ever family portrait of the Pluto system, capturing the dwarf planet and all five of its known …

Solar System

This is what an astronaut sees during an aborted spaceflight

It might make you dizzy<p>Yesterday, SpaceX released footage of a May 6th pad abort test for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The video is filmed from the point-of-view of an astronaut inside the rocket — the rocket that accelerates from zero to 100 mph in 1.2 seconds, that is. SpaceX was testing the …

Space Exploration

Nexus 5 (2015) vs iPhone 6s comparison: platform wars go nuclear

Nexus 5X vs iPhone 6s comparison: Design<p>Apple has stuck with what it clearly feels is a winning design formula with the iPhone 6s. On the outside it …

Octopus Skin Can See Light, No Brain Needed

Look, ma, no eyes<p>Seeing without eyes might seem impossible, but for some cephalopods like octopuses, it's entirely normal.<p>They may not be able to see details, but it turns out that some cephalopods' skin contains proteins called opsins that are sensitive to light. A new study in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Santa Barbara

NASA astronaut records stunning view as he flies across the night sky

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station don't need to flick on the TV to help them fall asleep at night. They can just look out the window. This weekend, Commander Terry Virts, who's been aboard the station since November, gave us Earthbound folk a look at just what we're missing. A video …

Can The Microbes You Leave Behind Be Used to Identify You?

When you touch a surface, you leave behind fingerprints—distinctive swirling patterns of oils that reveal your identity. You might also deposit traces of DNA, which can also be used to identify you. And you leave microbes. You are constantly bleeding microbes into your surroundings, and whenever …

Dark Matter May Be Less Mysterious Than We Thought

Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all<p>Astronomers have been struggling for nearly 80 years to figure out what makes up the mysterious dark matter that pervades the universe. They …

NASA probe snaps first color image of Pluto while promising more to come

NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto has returned its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon.<p>The new photo, taken on …

How the 'Halo 5: Guardians' ads are expanding the universe

Gallery: How the 'Halo 5: Guardians' ads are expanding the universe<p>Gallery: How the 'Halo 5: Guardians' ads are expanding the universe<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The …

Top 5 Android smartphones — April 2015

This year is seriously cruising by. Can you believe we’re already in the second quarter? The good news is that summer is just around the corner and, …

Mobile Technology

Nexus 5 2015 release date and specs: New LG G4 handset to become base model

The clock is ticking for the rumoured release of LG's newest flagship G4, and Google might be looking for the still-to-be-launched product as its …

Google Nexus

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year …

Space Science

Astronomers Are Getting Ready To Take The Image Of The Century

Since the 18th century, astronomers have discussed the possibility of exotic objects in space so massive that their gravitational grip swallows everything that dares to get too close, including light. We call these objects black holes, but in truth we do not know what a black hole really is because …

Black Holes

75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

Cooking

Best Xbox One apps: 10 Xbox One apps you need to download

The best apps on Xbox One<p>Sure, technically you can use your Xbox One without connecting it to the internet, but if you did you'd be missing out on …

Planetary Society: We Can Afford to Orbit Humans at Mars by 2033

Start your clocks. If the Planetary Society gets its wish, humans will be lifting off for the Red Planet eighteen years from now. That’s the …

Google Announces Anyone Can Port Android Apps Onto Chrome OS

Both Android and Chrome OS are different operating systems but it seems that Google wants users from Android to be able to run apps on their …

SpaceX, Sierra Nevada get more time to finish flight tests

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Green Remnants of Colliding Galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has imaged mysterious green wisps hovering around distant galaxies in what could be ghosts of quasars past.<p>The first of these mysterious structures was discovered by Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel in 2007. He found it while participating in Galaxy Zoo, an amateur …

Cassini Spacecraft Sees Saturn Moon Rhea in Eye-Popping Color

You're not seeing double; these are two images of the same world: icy, cratered Rhea, the second-largest natural satellite of Saturn. Made from …

There's a Good Chance Your Maryland Crab Cakes Are Fake

A study released yesterday by Oceana concludes that in the Chesapeake region, nearly 40 percent of crab cakes advertised as containing Maryland blue crab are mislabeled. The researchers purchased 90 crab cakes from 86 different establishments advertising locally sourced "Maryland," "Chesapeake," or …

Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy Note 4

If you’re a Galaxy Note 4 owner on Verizon, you’re in for a treat. Big Red is now pushing out Android 5.0 Lollipop, carrying build number N910VVRU1BOAF.<p>As is the case with most other Samsung devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop will bring a slew of awesome aesthetic enhancements and some under-the-hood …

Android News

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. If …

Magnetism

Healthy shrimp scampi in under 20 minutes — what a catch!

If you're a fan of shrimp scampi, you know that part of what makes it so delicious is the butter. But you don't have to use gobs of butter to get that rich flavor. This recipe for garlicky, lemony shrimp scampi from Cooking Light has less than two teaspoons per serving — plenty to give it a buttery …

Seafood

New Android phones to look out for in 2018

As we talk about 2K, 4K and other such things every day, RED Hydrogen One could give us a first glimpse of the future.<p><b>Expected launch date: …

Nexus

The best all-around camera we've ever put into a Nexus. But where it really shines is in conditions with less-than-ideal lighting. The larger 1.55μm …