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What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open

With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle baked in, developers can add the functionality to virtually any app they want, at-will. Google opened …

PlayStation 4 beats out Xbox One as the best-selling console

In the battle for the best-selling console, Sony's<p>PlayStation 4has come out on top -- beating Microsoft'sXbox One-- for the month of January.<p>Research firm The NPD Group released new data on Thursday showing that hardware sales were up 17 percent to $241 million in January compared to the same time …

Call of Duty

Windows 8 Sells 100 Million Fewer Copies than Windows 7 at 15 Months

While consumers are certainly still buying Windows 8, the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft is not getting the same amount of love as Windows 7 did. That seems to be the general consensus, but now there’s data straight from the horse’s mouth to back that claim: at 15 months, …

Google highlights “beautiful apps” in “The Beautiful Design Winter 2013 Collection” on Google Play

In an effort to promote the development of “beautiful design,” Google has given a pat on the back to some of the nicest looking apps on Google …

Android News

Snapchat security exploit could let hackers steal phone numbers

Going back as far as August, the Gibson Security research team has reportedly attempted to warn Snapchat multiple times about security issues that could affect both the Android and iOS versions of the app.<p>Despite their warnings, the research group says that Snapchat has yet to address the problem, …

5 apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Lose weight, stop smoking, save for a new house, organize your life: Your resolutions are set, and you have every intention of keeping them -- at least until life gets in the way. Don't give up on your goals before February, instead download a few apps that can nudge you in the right direction and …

Apps

Official Galaxy Note 3 wireless charging S-View Flip Cover now available from Samsung

It's been said that for some, once you go wireless charging, you never go back. For Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners looking to equip their devices with …

Rated DGI: ‘Nymphomaniac’ Releases a Sexy New Clip and Sex Pictures

Now that we know we’ll be able to see Lars Von Trier’s comedy porn semen drool epic <i>Nymphomaniac</i> by March (full-length red-band trailer here), the video chapters they’ve been releasing are even more exciting. In Chapter 7, “The Mirror,” Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tries to rid herself of her …

Harry Connick Jr. and Willie Nelson Get Festive on ‘When I’m Home’

On paper, Willie Nelson‘s lonesome country twang and Harry Connick Jr.’s smooth croon seem like an odd combination for a duet. However, the two …

Willie Nelson

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …