George Charalambous

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Watch This Guy Get The Store's First iPhone 6, Then Immediately Drop It

Looks like the iPhone 6 may have gotten its first drop test.<p>Jack Cooksey, a young man in Perth, Australia, was the first customer out the door with a brand-new iPhone 6. But when a morning television show asked him to take it out of the box on live television, he got a little nervous.<p>Check out the …

New Video Shows iPhone 6 Built From Collected Parts – Boots to ‘Connect to iTunes’ Screen

- Aug 29, 2014<p>A new video from luxury iPhone modifier Feld & Volk shows a supposed iPhone 6 the company built themselves from parts booting up and …

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

Injected bacteria found to reduce tumors in rats, dogs and humans

Bacteria found in soil called <i>Clostridium novyi</i> (<i>C. novyi</i>) is known to cause tissue-damaging infections. But researchers from John Hopkins Kimmel …

Why Humin Could Replace Your iPhone's Phone App

We took an early look at Humin, an impressive contacts app for the iPhone, back in January this year. Finally, it’s launching onto the App Store in the US today and it’s even better than when we first tried it.<p>Humin works best when it’s placed in your dock in place of the default Phone app. It …

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

Apps

Angry Apple tells Thai officials next phone may not be called ‘iPhone 6’

Apple is livid that a Thai government official spilled the beans on its pending launch of two new iPhone models and requested a meeting with officials at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to talk about a little thing called doubling down on secrecy.<p>Reports from …

Thai Politics

Hairspray Chemical Could Aid Search for Alien Life

Chemicals once found in hairspray may serve as signs of alien life on faraway worlds, researchers say.<p>These compounds may reveal that …

Nanoparticles could help deliver a killer blow to cancer | David Cox

Nanotherapy is showing promise as a means to target chemotherapy, kill tumour cells by heating or enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy<p>A hundred years ago, the outbreak of the first world war saw Europe’s industrial superpowers embark on a technological arms race with increasingly lethal …

Lightning envy: Next-gen USB enters production with reversible design

We’ve known for awhile that the next version of USB will copy Apple’s Lightning connector with a reversible design. Now the next-gen connector is ready for production, which means you’ll start seeing it in new desktops, laptops, tablets, phones and accessories.<p>Today the USB 3.0 Promoter Group …

Nextgen

The brains behind Siri create an even smarter AI

In some ways Siri today is a little bit like the Macintosh circa 1984: everyone realizes the potential, but the technology is not yet as good as it could be.<p>With that in mind, several of the creators of Siri have set up a new startup outside of Apple called Viv Labs, aimed at creating a next gen …

Artificial Intelligence

Alleged iPhone 6 backplate appears in new, high-resolution leaked photos

New photos of the iPhone 6 surfaced tonight from Sonny Dickson that appear to show the backplate of the upcoming iPhone 6. Dickson says that these photos were obtained from a source with access to the part, and they do appear to be legitimate.<p>The first photo, seen above, shows a close-up view of …

This Dwarf Planet Might Have More Fresh Water Than All Of Earth

And it's actually (relatively) nearby<p>This is poor, unfortunate Ceres. Discovered in 1801, it was at first called a planet, then soon classified as an asteroid, and recently as a dwarf planet, not quite qualifying for real planet status despite residing in the solar system's asteroid belt. But now …

Astronomy

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Mars

Washing Dollar Bills With Carbon Dioxide Could Save Billions

Now that's what you call "real" money laundering.<p>Nothing is better than a crisp, brand new George Washington bill that a vending machine gobbles up. And nothing is more frustrating than trying to flatten out an old, grimy, torn-up one dollar bill that a vending machine refuses to take. Thankfully, …

Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature

Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.<p>There are not many creatures that can stand up to fire ants, nor their famously painful sting. Besides causing discomfort in mammals like humans (I've been stung, and it doesn't feel great), this venom has potent insect-killing powers, with the ability …

Gulf Coast

Supernovas Might Create Weird 'Zombie Stars'

The most powerful stellar blasts in the universe may not always destroy stars in explosive supernovas as scientists had thought, but instead leave …

China bans iPads and MacBooks from government use in clampdown on US companies

Microsoft, Symantec, and Qualcomm also targeted as China reduces reliance on foreign companies<p>China’s hostility towards US technology companies is escalating this week with a ban on government use of Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that up to 10 Apple products have been removed from a …

Hubble sees ancient galaxy that acts as enormous magnifying glass

It was a dumbfounding discovery. Using Hubble telescope data, a scientist spotted a "lensing" galaxy that was enormous, extremely distant and acting as a magnifying glass to another ancient galaxy behind it.<p>Kim-Vy Tran was sure she'd flubbed.<p>The Texas A&M scientific researcher was working late, …

Universe

An Upcoming iPhone Feature From Apple Will Completely Transform How You Use Apps

Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.<p>Let's say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.<p>Before Extensibility, you would …

Apps