Jack Nicol

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How to build your own Bluetooth streaming home audio system

Get superior audio quality without spending a ton of money<p>There are a lot of ways to stream music at home. Dedicated Bluetooth speakers, like the …

Audiophile

Net neutrality is worth fighting for

We tend not to branch out into the political discussion here at Mobile Nations all that often. Politics has little bearing on the day-to-day use of …

How to install the Android SDK on Windows, Mac and Linux

Most of us will never need to install the Android SDK. The reason why is right in the name — Software Development Kit. It's built for people writing …

Linux

[APK Teardown + Download] You Can Try The Android Wear Preview Launcher On Your Device Now - Here's What's Inside

Google blew a lot of minds with its Android Wear announcement yesterday. The ambitious project, which aims to put a specialized version of Android on …

Hands on with the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300

We're live at CES 2014 in Las Vegas with ASUS, where its latest all-in-one, the Transformer Book Duet TD300 has been officially unveiled. Part …

Hands on with the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 at CES 2014

HIV infection causes immune cells to self-destruct, study says

Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.<p>In papers published simultaneously Thursday in Science and Nature, …

CTIA and FCC come to an agreement on mobile device unlocking policies

Back in mid-November we reported that the FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler was putting additional pressure on the CTIA to make policy changes that would make mobile device unlocking policies much clearer. At the time, Wheeler said he hoped to have something worked out before the December holiday …

Customers

Meet Ara, Motorola's open and modular smartphone project

Joining forces with Phonebloks and developing a platform in the open<p>Building off of a project it called "MAKEwithMOTO," Motorola is ready to unveil …

Grab This Themer Beta Invite Code Good For 40,000 Uses And Help MyColorScreen Test Its Beefed Up Servers

Themer Beta, a launcher replacement initiative by the team at MyColorScreen.com, has received a lot of attention in the last few weeks. And I mean <i>a</i> …

ABI Research: Moto X 'outpaces competition with new innovations'

It's no secret that plenty of people are loving their Moto X phones. I'm one of them. The "less is more" philosophy and tight software integration …

Use external storage to expand unexpandable Android phones

If your phone lacks a microSD slot, you can still add extra storage. Here's how.<p>Android phones have always had one big advantage over iPhones: expandable storage. Unfortunately, not all Android phones have a microSD expansion slot, which makes that advantage a lot tougher to leverage.<p>Does that mean …

Gear & Gadgets

6 Android tablet apps to help get you in the back-to-school spirit

Heading back to school with a shiny-new Android tablet in your backpack? These six apps might be just what you need.<p>School is different these days, with students sooner pulling out a 10-inch tablet to take notes than a sheet of loose-leaf paper and pen. Heck, even calculators are a rare sight to …

Apps

NASA Reactivating Spacecraft To Hunt For Near-Earth Asteroids

NASA is bringing a retired spacecraft back into service to help search for asteroids that could pose a danger to Earth, the space agency announced on Wednesday.<p>The spacecraft's three-year mission will begin next month "with the goal of discovering and characterizing near-Earth objects (NEOs), space …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

Architecture For a Change Completes Tiny Prefab Eco Home in Mamelodi, South Africa

Architecture For a Change recently completed their second transition housing unit in Mamelodi, Pretoria. The unit’s 220 mm masonry walls give it …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping

Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs.<p>The research has produced several muscle-building drugs now being tested in people with medical problems, including muscular dystrophy, cancer and kidney disease. The …

UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China!

The sun is shining brightly on UOW Australia, the proud winner of the 2013 Solar Decathlon China! Their entry, the Illawarra Flame House, is the …

Electric roads could make plugging in your EV a thing of the past

One major barrier to bringing electric vehicles to the masses is range anxiety — not the fear that you left the stove on at home, but the fear that …

Obama’s Solar SunShot Could Deliver Big Time

There’s fresh evidence that the SunShot Initiative, despite being virtually ignored by a mainstream media more interested in faux scandals like …

Can sustainable eco houses become mainstream?

Well-heeled consumers will never find it hard to splash out on sustainable mod-cons, but is concept truly scaleable?<p>The eco home that Max O'Flaherty designed – which won his firm a coveted EU award at the Royal Institute of British Architects annual awards last month – nearly didn't get built at …

Green Living

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

7 March 2018<p>I read recently that turtles were being "cold-stunned" and sharks were freezing to death in the ocean off the north-eastern US coast. …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Black holes can't fully be described by general relativity, but physicists hope to understand the inner workings of these odd objects by applying a theory called loop quantum gravity.<p>Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity …

Quantum Mechanics