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The man who missed killing Hitler by 13 minutes

<b>A new film released in Germany this month highlights one of the great "what ifs" of history. It's the story of Georg Elser - a 36-year-old carpenter from a small town in southern Germany - who came very close to assassinating Adolf Hitler in the early days of World War Two.</b><p>On 8 November 1939, …

Oh, no. Samsung's new phone bends just like an iPhone?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>In the annals of great disasters, Bendgate has its place.<p>Surely you remember the iPhone 6 Plus being bent by the bare hairy hands of experts, and even by machines?<p>Surely you wept as you saw it disfigured …

Phones

How blue skies leave the British feeling blue

Forget the winter blues: 17-year study concludes grey skies do not make Britons less happy – but they do feel less content at work on sunny days<p>It is our national obsession but, according to a new study, the weather does not make British people more moody – except when they are stuck in the office …

Economics

Solar eclipse this morning at 9:15am No fancy camera, no tripod. Shot in night mode with Samsung galaxy S4 Credits to the photographer Sarah P who kindly shared this breath taking photo.

1. It's the First Eclipse of 2015 2015 has 4 eclipses, the minimum number of eclipses that take place in a calendar year. There will be two solar eclipses – the March 20 Total Solar Eclipse and a Partial Solar Eclipse on September 13, 2015 – and two Lunar Eclipses, on April 4 and September 28.How often do Solar Eclipses happen? 2. Vernal Equinox on the same day Having a total solar eclipse itself makes a date notable, but March 20 is extra special because it is also theMarch Equinox!A total solar eclipse coinciding with Northern Hemisphere's Spring Equinox and Southern Hemipshere's Autumn or Fall Equinox hasn't happened since 1662 and will not happen again until March 20, 2034.10 things you should know about the March Equinox 3. Super New Moon Blocks the Sun Total eclipses of the Sun happen when a new Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and covers the entire disc of the Sun. In March 20, only 12 hours before the beginning of the eclipse, the Moon will be at itsperigee – the point closest to the Earth on its orbit around it. This makes the Moon on March 20, 2015 aSuper New Moon.Phases of the Moon 4. Totality Visible only in a Few Towns Unfortunately most of the grandness of this Total Solar Eclipse will go unnoticed because the path of totality, while fairly wide – around 300 miles (483 kms) – falls right over the Northern Atlantic Ocean between the coasts of Greenland and Norway. Only two populated and easy-to-access locations – Svalbard, an island belonging to Norway and the Faroe Islands – will the Sun be totally eclipsed.Interest in the Eclipse has been so high both among the scientific and the lay community that hotels in Svalbard were all booked out for the eclipse weekend way back in 2008!Stages of a Total Solar Eclipse 5. Europe sees Partial Eclipse If you do not live in or visit Svalbard or the Faroe Islands, do not despair. Most of Europe, northern and eastern Asia as well as northern and western Africa will be treated to a partial eclipse.Those in Europe are especially well located to view a spectacular Partial Solar Eclipse, with parts of Northern Europe, United Kingdom and Ireland being able to see almost 96% of the eclipse, weather permitting of course.The March 20, 2015 eclipse is the last Total Solar Eclipse visible from anywhere in Europe until August 12, 2026. 6. Worries of Power Shortage Some European countries are concerned that the Solar Eclipse may affect their power supplies, given that about 10.5 % of all electricity generated in the contient comes from solar power.Power companies in Europe are expecting an electricty shortage of about 35,000 mega watts during the course of the eclipse. 7. Short Spectacular Totality For those who are fortunate enough to be able to view the eclipse from Svalbard and the Faroe Islands, totality may be short – it will last for 2 minutes 40 seconds – but it will be full of spectacular sights. These include Baily's beads, the diamond ring, the Sun's chromosphere and corona and shadow bands.Sights only seen during a Total Solar Eclipse 8. You'll Need Protective Equipment to See the Eclipse Never look directly at the sun! It's dangerous and can harm your eyes and even cause blindness. The safest way to see a solar eclipse is to wear protective eclipse glasses or use a pinhole projector you can easily make yourself. 9. Part of Saros Series 120 Solar eclipses tend to occur in cycles. The Saros Cycle, one of the most studied eclipse cycles, occurs every 18 years. Two solar eclipses separated by a Saros Cycle have similar features – they occur at the same lunar node, with the Moon roughly at the same distance from the Earth. The eclipses also take place at about the same time of the year and around the same time of day. Eclipses that are separated by a Saros Cycle are included in a Saros Series.The March 20, 2015 Total Solar Eclipse belongs to Saros Series 120. The series began with a Partial Solar Eclipse visible from the Southern Hemisphere on May 27, 933 CE and will end with a Partial Solar Eclipse visible in the Northern Hemisphere on July 7, 2195.The next eclipse in the series – a Total Solar Eclipse – will take place on March 30, 2033. 10. Two Weeks Later, There's a Lunar Eclipse Another oddity of nature is that solar eclipses and lunar eclipses tend to come in pairs – a solar eclipse always takes place about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Two weeks after March 20, 2015, on April 4, 2015, a lunar eclipse will take place. This eclipse is the third in a series of 4 lunar eclipses that form the Blood Moon tetrad. It will be visible from parts of North America, South America, Asia and Australia. #science #universe #space #NASA

Woman born with no womb gives birth to miracle twins

Hayley Haynes, who was born with no reproductive organs, has given birth to twins after specialist treatment to grow a womb<p>A woman who was told she would never have children because she was born with no reproductive organs has given birth to twin girls.<p>Hayley Haynes had the miracle babies, Avery …

Pregnancy

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

#BBCtrending: The murders that followed a WhatsApp curfew

<b>After a policeman was shot in Brazil, a mysterious message began circulating on the WhatsApp chat app telling people to stay indoors. That night, ten people were killed.</b><p>On Tuesday evening a police officer, Antonio Marcos da Silva Figueiredo was shot dead in Belem, northern Brazil. News of his death …

Thanks to iCloud, California cop busted for stealing nude photos from suspect’s iPhone

A California policer offers has been charged with Theft and Copying of Computer Data after looking through the photos on a female DUI suspect’s iPhone, and sending nudes to himself and two other officers. He is also charged with the same offense in regard to a second woman.<p><i>CNET</i> reports that the …

Visa card glitch could lead to fraud, Newcastle researchers say

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1120000/1120446_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524958985_afd25c556d8d8dacc4fe6d590b7f5d01<p><b>Criminals could steal large amounts of money from people's pockets using a mobile phone, because of a glitch in Visa's contactless credit cards,</b> …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

Homophobic politician wants to ban Tim Cook from Russia for life

It was only a matter of time. Just a few hours after Tim Cook bravely and historically made his sexuality open, the gay-bashing has already begun.<p>Where? In Russia, where Vitaly Milonov, the politican behind Russia’s anti-gay laws and the politican who threatened to arrest gay athletes at the Sochi …

Jony Ive talks design challenges of the Apple Watch

Ive also emphasized that the wrist is a great place for quick interactions like looking at messages, but that the Apple Watch wouldn't be suited for …

Jony Ive

Best Handoff-compatible apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Handoff is one of the most magical Continuity features in Apple's software lineup: Start a task on your iPhone and pick up right where you left off …

Apps

iPad Air 2 vs iPhone 6 camera comparison

Anyone who has ever owned a current generation iPhone alongside a current generation iPad is probably already aware of the fact that the iPad's …

IPad Air

Apple reportedly reverses decision on rejecting iOS 8 calculator widgets

<i>Update: Thompson has verified the policy change.</i><p>We learned yesterday from developer James Thompson that Apple had informed him that the calculator widget for his app PCalc, which had already been approved and even featured by the App Store, would have to remove the widget from the app to remain …

Apple reverses stance on weird iOS calculator widget ban

Yesterday Apple notified indie developed James Thomson that he would have to remove the iOS 8 widget from his calculator app, PCalc. After the news received a good amount of backlash and press attention, Apple has reversed its stance on the issue.<p>Apple had told Thomson that his widget could be used …

Ayrshire paramedic stole pain relief drugs

<b>A paramedic has lost his job and been ordered to carry out community work after admitting to stealing pain relief drugs from an ambulance.</b><p>Colin Girvan, from Cumnock, took the medication after moving from Ayrshire to Kingussie in the Highlands.<p>Inverness Sheriff Court heard that the 45 year old took …

Bing image search now lets you filter by animated GIF

The Internet’s (perfectly legitimate) obsession with animated GIFs (pronounced with a hard “G”) continues today with news from Microsoft: Bing users can now search specifically for animated GIFs.<p>This absolutely essential addition mirrors Google’s own GIF filters, which launched over a year ago.<p>Now …

iPhone 6 Plus’s bigger screen leads to higher app engagement

If you’re an app-maker looking to rake in the money, you’re better off creating apps for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than you are for smaller-screened phones, according to a new study.<p>Analysts at IHS claim that the larger screen size of the iPhone 6 family devices correlate with higher …

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with …