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A bigger Samsung Galaxy S6 with 2 curved edges could be on its way

Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a bigger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Android smartphone later this year.<p>According to Samsung-focused …

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This Is What Microsoft Will Use To Fight Apple And Samsung

Everything’s coming-up Microsoft, right?<p>Windows 10 is being treated like the Second Coming of Christ, the Surface range is making Microsoft relevant again in the laptop arena, and cleaners are still sweeping up dropped jaws from the Hololens unveiling. Under Nadella, Microsoft has rediscovered its …

Ubuntu smartphone offers alternative to apps

<b>An Ubuntu-powered smartphone is coming to the market a year and a half after a previous attempt to launch a model via crowdfunding failed.</b><p>The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition relies on a card-like user interface that is not focused on apps.<p>Unlike the original proposal, the handset does not become a …

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Best Buy will let you try Samsung's Gear VR in stores on February 8th

One of the biggest obstacles to buying Samsung's Gear VR is... well, trying the darn thing. How do you know whether or not you'll like this phone-powered virtual reality headset without strapping it on your head first? That won't be too much of a problem in the near future, so long as you live in …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

1 million people are helping Microsoft test Windows 10

Microsoft released its first Windows 10 Technical Preview at the beginning of October, and the company is now revealing that 1 million people are helping test the upcoming operating system through the Windows Insider Program. "That equates to a lot of people using the Windows 10 Technical Preview …

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

Apple Just Passed a Massive Milestone

It took a few days, but Apple’s blow-out quarterly earnings report — driven by strong iPhone and Mac sales and bolstered by the largest stock …

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A sibling A/B test of sexual harassment in gaming

Research and empirical evidence shows that women who work in the games business are far more likely than men to receive harassment and online abuse. But what if you could create an A/B situation to test the reality of the abuse?<p>Emily Greer, CEO of online gaming hub Kongregate has done just that, …

Let's look at each game console's lineup of exclusives for holiday 2014

Can you smell that? It's the aroma of game lovers' tears everywhere as they realize their bank accounts likely can't sustain buying every title coming out in the annual deluge of fall video game releases. That's to say nothing of the amount of time you'd need to play absolutely <i>everything</i> that's …

The World's Fastest Gaming Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Review

The PC vs console debate rages on but if you’ve ever ditched your controller for a mouse and keyboard, you’ll likely have seen just how precise you average PC gamer’s input devices are. It’s small wonder, then, that there are dozens of different manufacturers vying for PC gamers’ cash by offering …

Who Loves LED Lights? The Nobel Committee -- And Flying Insects

This love affair has the potential to disrupt a number of insect ecosystems.<p>Humans love their LEDs. So much so, they’re winning Nobel Prizes in physics. Given their electrical efficiency and long lifespan, these remarkable light-emitting diodes are being used more and more as primary light sources, …

How Ebola's 300+ Mutations Could Make The Virus Even Scarier

Instead of improving, the situation is getting worse, with infection rates growing exponentially in three West African countries. The disease is so out of control there that the World Health Organization has said that by early December, there could be 10,000 new Ebola infections every week.<p>The …

PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price

Yesterday Apple released a new version of the Mac Mini that no longer features user-servicable RAM, but thankfully the new iMac with Retina 5K display still allows users to upgrade memory through an access door on the back, just like previous models. The new machine houses four memory slots.<p><i>Apple’s</i> …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

Why I Left The Samsung Galaxy Note And Google's Android For The Apple iPhone 6 Plus

I was a very happy Apple iPhone owner from the beginning of the touch smartphone era, that was, until the Apple iPhone 4s timeframe. At that point, I thought Google’s Android ecosystem driven by Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony offered many benefits that I couldn’t get with the iPhone. With Android …

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Hamburg Röntgenblitze Die schnellsten Wasserkocher der Welt<p>Die Zeit reicht nicht mal, um den Teebeutel in die Tasse zu hängen: Forscher aus Hamburg …

Les nouveautés d’OS X Yosemite

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Nelzin<p>OS X a été conçu à une époque où l’informatique en nuage n’était qu’un rêve d’ingénieur informatique, et c’est au moment où il a rattrapé iOS en matière de fonctions qu’iOS s’en est radicalement détaché en matière d’interface. OS X 10.10 Yosemite intervient à la croisée de ces …

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: The N64 Controller

Pop quiz: How should you hold an N64 controller?<p>If you’ve never played an N64 game on its original hardware, then you might be a little confused …

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APOD: Messier 6 and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Oct 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141017.html Explanation: This looks like a near miss but the greenish coma and tail of Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) are really 2,000 light-years or so away from the stars of open cluster Messier 6. They do appear close together though, along the same line-of-sight in this gorgeous October 9th skyscape toward the constellation Scorpius. Still, on Sunday, October 19th this comet really will be involved in a near miss, passing within only 139,500 kilometers of planet Mars. That's about 10 times closer than any known comet flyby of planet Earth, and nearly one third the Earth-Moon distance. While an impact with the nucleus is not a threat the comet's dust, moving with a speed of about 56 kilometers per second relative to the Red Planet, and outskirts of its gaseous coma could interact with the thin Martian atmosphere. Of course, the comet's close encounter will be followed intently by spacecraft in Martian orbit and rovers on the surface. http://cara.uai.it/ http://www.castfvg.it/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141017 #APOD

OS X Yosemite Review: An Equal Partner for iOS 8

Apple on Thursday released the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, to the public.<p>With Yosemite, OS X not only gets a brand new …

iPad Air 2 hands-on: Apple's tablet tested

It's difficult to improve something that's perfect. More difficult? Explaining how something we declared effectively perfect -- the iPad Air, the …

My Mother Said Your Father Was Shot in the Balls

His words ricocheted across the playground blacktop with deafening clarity. My sixth grade best friend, Andy Stewart, was racing towards me yelling at the top of his lungs: "HEY, LANG... MY MOTHER SAID YOUR FATHER WAS SHOT IN THE BALLS!" He yelled again. "HEY, LANG! MY MOTHER SAID YOUR FATHER WAS …

Apple Announces Too Many iPads

If you’re in the market to buy a new iPad, your choices just became dizzying. As expected, Apple announced new iPads this morning at its news conference in Cupertino, but it didn’t retire some of its older products to make way for the additions. How many iPad models can you choose from now? Five? …

Hubble Just Found One Of The Faintest, Smallest, And Oldest Galaxies We've Ever Seen

The galaxy's light took 13 billion light years to reach Earth, and astronomers estimate that it formed when our universe was only 500 million years old. Although 500 million years is long time for us, it is miniscule compared to the age of our universe, 13.8 billion years.<p>Astronomers know of only …

Does the new Apple iPad look familiar? That's not a coincidence

Meet the new iPad, same as the old iPad. Some of the most successful consumer products are ones that keep the same look for their entire lifetimes<p>There’s a paradox at the heart of consumer culture: the new is popular, but the old never really changes. As Apple introduces its new iPads, it’s hard to …

Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences

I remember that red lollipop like I wasn't six-years-old then and 46 now. Before being bestowed that glistening cellophane-wrapped, ruby-red, cherry-sweet consolation prize, I was just a little kid trapped in a world of grown-ups who hated themselves for reasons they were too ill-equipped to …

5 Books to Read this Semester

If you feel the need to read something that is less intense than your textbooks but still at a higher level than a Buzzfeed list, check out my list of recommendations of books to read this semester!<p>1. <i>Gone Girl</i>, Gillian Flynn:<p>Even if you've already seen the movie (which is fantastic, by the way!), …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …