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The 5th Wave could be an apology for colonialism – but it's not

The film imagines America taken over by aliens – but the main tragedy seems to be that it’s happening to white, middle-class, attractive movie-star looking folks<p>If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out …

Science Fiction

Hitler’s Strange Last Orders

In the hours before completing his suicide pact with Eva Braun, Hitler found time to leave orders for his art, his people, and dismiss those he felt …

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

Google faces antitrust action from EU competition watchdog

The European Union has accused Google of cheating competitors by distorting internet search results in favour of its own shopping service as it laid formal charges against the US technology company.<p>The EU competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Google, which dominates search engines …

Google Search

Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and …

Samsung Forms Dedicated Team of 200 to Work Exclusively on Apple Products

- Apr 15, 2015<p>A report on Wednesday sheds light on the curious position Samsung finds itself in every day, as both a competitor and a supplier to …

DoorDash Raises $40 Million for On-Demand Delivery

DoorDash says one in three households in the San Francisco Bay Area has ordered food delivery from its service.<p>In what we’ve called the instant gratification economy, a mess of on-demand delivery companies are now sorting themselves out. And Palo Alto, Calif.-based takeout app DoorDash is getting a …

San Francisco Bay Area

Here's how to run Android apps on your PC or Mac

Running Android apps on your PC has long been an option with various hacks, but Google has now legitimized the process, allowing anybody to run their …

Google releases ARC Welder tool to port Android apps to Chrome on any platform

After Google announced they were opening up the ARC runtime to all developers to port Android apps to ChromeOS on Thursday, Google has released a …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Google Updated 3 of its Top Apps – Here's Download Link & Everything You Need to Know

Google released the update of its top 3 Android apps. Know more in details about the post at blow, download link is also available at the end of the …

Those Around Zayn Malik 'Feel a Bit Misled' About His Departure from One Direction: Source

That was quick.<p>Just a day after Zayn Malik announced that he was quitting One Direction because he wanted “to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to …

Zayn Malik

Highly acclaimed watchmaker slams the ‘bland’ Apple Watch

The old guard of watchmakers do not seem impressed with the Apple Watch’s design in the slightest. TAG Heuer, for example, dismissed the device …

Here Are the Two Seinfeld Episodes Too Controversial to Air

Thanks to a flurry of in-depth reporting around <i>Seinfeld</i>’s 25th anniversary, we know about one of the sitcom’s more controversial unaired scripts: “The Bet,” a.k.a. “The Gun.” Both star <b>Julia Louis-Dreyfus</b> and the episode’s would-be director, <b>Tom Cherones,</b> balked at one particularly dark joke that …

Hot shots from NASA's Earth Observatory show a changing planet (pictures)

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

Cybersecurity

Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens

I've just finished an advance review copy of <i>The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens</i>, the first installment of a new anthology series …

6 problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and how to fix them

For some time now, Samsung has been a front runner in the race for smartphone supremacy, pushing the boundaries of what tablets and phones are capable of. Samsung has been playing with displays of different shapes and sizes recently, including flexible and curved options. The Galaxy Note Edge with …

Galaxy Note

Grammar Queen Taylor Swift Delivers Sick Burn to Princeton Review

Taylor Swift has spotted a serious error in an SAT prep book question featuring one of her song lyrics.<p>Adults are so lame. Just the lamest! Especially when they’re trying to relate to kids, clumsily trying to get on their level and have a rap session with them. It almost never works. Look at this …

Van Halen Set Tour, First TV Performance With David Lee Roth in Decades

<b>UPDATE:</b> Van Halen has added two additional shows to their tour: Saturday, August 15th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and Sunday, October 4th at the …

J.K. Rowling Brilliantly Answered A Fan Who Couldn't "See" Why Dumbledore Is Gay

Thankfully, the fan saw eye to eye after Rowling replied.

When to use HDR for photos on your Android

It's clear to see smartphone cameras have come a long way in just a couple of years, but what you may not realize is that a lot of the advancement …

Mobile Photography

Unexpected Phenomena Discovered in the Atmosphere of Mars

We are now finding out just how little we knew about Mars. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft arrived in Mars orbit in …

Robert Duvall: ‘Whatshisname should have won the Oscar’

Photograph: PR<p>James Franco, Robert Duvall and Josh Hartnett in Wild Horses<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/24/1427219055850/7adf5e82-7d22-4845-bb4f-c88bdf0594ad-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>James Franco, Robert Duvall and Josh Hartnett in Wild …

The best science-fiction and fantasy books for March

Carola Dibbell’s fascinating debut, <b>The Only Ones</b> (Two Dollar Radio; paperback, $16.99), details the emotional journey of Inez Fardo, a 19-year-old who has survived terrible trauma and yet still manages to find life wondrous at times. In a time when most of the population has been wiped out by a …

Russia's newest armored vehicle swims and picks its own shots

Russia's latest armored prototype was recently spotted rehearsing for the nation's upcoming May 9th Victory Day parade following more than half a decade of top-secret development. Dubbed the Kurganets BMP-25 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), this amphibious personnel carrier has been designed to …

One Direction Members Have Very Specific Toilet Paper Demands on Tour

They also require "odorless air freshener."<p>Tour riders are always an absolute gold mine for fascinating tidbits about your favorite bands and One Direction's is no different.<p>The Smoking Gun unearthed the tour rider that helps local venues make sure Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis, and (until recently) …

'Methuselah' Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Is a Father

Ten years after sprouting from an ancient seed, the date palm is "a big boy now," a scientist says—"and yeah, he can make dates."<p>A male date palm tree named Methuselah that sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed nearly a decade ago is thriving today, according to the Israeli researcher who is …

The New ‘Entourage’ Trailer Breaks The Record For Pool Parties And Yachts And Pool Parties On Yachts

<i>Entourage</i> has always mostly been a series of pool parties where the biggest conflict is whether some guy is going to be in a movie or not and everything works out okay in the end, as illustrated by another pool party. But even by <i>Entourage</i> standards they’ve really outdone themselves in this new …