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Google Maps for iOS auto-dimming is driving users crazy

The latest version of Google's Maps software for Apple's iOS includes an undocumented feature that dims the screen between navigation instructions in order to save the battery, but instead it's driving users batty.<p>The feature was designed to save battery life between navigation directions, …

Panic in space: Alfonso Cuaron returns with terrifying 'Gravity' teaser

The 'Children of Men' director returns to the big screen after seven years<p>It’s hard to imagine a more helpless situation than being stranded, floating alone, in the emptiness of space. That’s the setting for <i>Children of Men</i> director Alfonso Cuarón’s new film, <i>Gravity.</i> According to a press release …

Amazon building smartphone with a 3D screen, says WSJ

It's been long rumored that Amazon is working on a phone, but according to a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, that phone may have a 3D display. Anonymous sources say that Amazon is actually working on two phones, including a high-end model with a glasses-free 3D display, a concept that was tried some …

White House Wades Into Military Sexual Assault Controversy, Pledges Leadership

The White House delved further into the controversy over sexual assaults in the U.S. military Thursday, meeting with members of Congress in the wake of a high-profile arrest of an Air Force official and a shocking Pentagon report revealing the extent of the sexual assault epidemic in the armed …

Space station leaking vital coolant, NASA says

<i>By Clara Moskowitz<br>Space.com</i><p>Astronauts on the International Space Station have discovered a leak of ammonia coolant on their orbiting habitat, and NASA is looking into the problem, though it poses no immediate danger to the crew, officials said Thursday.<p>The space station uses chilled liquid ammonia …

New Details About North Korea's American Prisoner Are Appropriately Crazy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>United States citizen and "devout Christian" Kenneth Bae is set to spend the next 15 years in a …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

How to Do Timelapse

All of us have seen timelapse photography sequences. Timelapses of sunsets, construction, the Aurora Borealis, etc. They’re beautiful, often very …

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …