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Google taking a small step to improving Allo with desktop access

In a week of improvements and changes for their messaging platforms, Google revealed on Thursday that they have another update in the pipeline. This …

Messaging

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon travelled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only …

Abu Dhabi

Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourism

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.<p>The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that it's starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and …

Japan

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram - Facts So Romantic

One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of …

Universe

The Real Reason the Turtle Learned to Hide its Head Will Surprise You

Sixty-five years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government released a short animated film about what Americans should do in the event …

India is getting an undersea bullet train

Drills for India's first bullet train has begun, according to reports. Construction of the 7-kilometres (about 4.3 miles) undersea rail corridor …

Why You Should Have a Backcountry Walkie-Talkie

There are lots of backcountry communication tools that people use to stay in touch on the trail or to contact emergency services when things go south. Some use satellite connections and work out of cell range. Others are just like plain old walkie-talkies. I’ve detailed five of the most common …

How to Actually Fit All Your Clothes in a Tiny Closet

Gingerly twisting the doorknob, you inch the closet door open and wait for an avalanche of shoes, scarves, and hats to spill out. It's easy to think …

Nintendo Was "Less Interested" In Bethesda Games Before Switch, Skyrim Director Says

Bethesda is bringing its acclaimed RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Nintendo Switch, marking the first time a game in the series has been released on a Nintendo platform. Now, game director Todd Howard has spoken out to praise Nintendo's new hybrid system. In an interview with GameSpot, …

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are going to show Stranger Things how it’s done

Last year, Netflix scored an unexpected hit with <i>Stranger Things</i>, a show that combined the influence of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg into one glorious, retro-80s treat. Audiences apparently weren’t the only ones that noticed, because now King and Spielberg heir apparent J.J. Abrams have …

Stranger Things

This college course teaches you how to call out things that are unscientific

Their weapon? A new course: "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data."<p>The class website and colorful syllabus went online last month and almost instantly went viral.<p>"We woke up the next morning to chaos. We had 20,000 visitors, our mailboxes were full, we were getting book offers," said Carl …

High School

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent sprawling underwater beneath New Zealand.<p>Australia and adjacent New Zealand have always been considered the continent of Australia. But now, researchers have …

Earth Science

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Poster Reveals ‘The Last Jedi’ Is Plural & Fans Are Freaking

Take a deep breath because your mind is about to be blown! The title for ‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ is PLURAL! Yes, there are several …

This fire-breathing drone is having none of your rubbish

A power company in China found a novel way to eliminate trash on power lines — set it on fire.<p>A video posted to Chinese social media site QQ shows what appears to be a test of the process in Xiangyang, Hubei Province.<p>In the video, the eight-bladed drone flies to the line and releases a huge plume …

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Mobile

Google Photos on the web now shows which albums a photo is in

There are a ton of people, even non-techies, who use Google Photos. After all, why wouldn't you? It's free with unlimited storage, allows you to …

ZTE's Project CSX phone gets second wind after failed Kickstarter

ZTE did something pretty cool last year when it asked users to submit ideas for a crowdsourced phone – dubbed Project CSX – eventually settling on an eye-tracking device tentatively called the Hawkeye. But after all that hullabaloo, ZTE has decided to kill it’s Kickstarter campaign and go back to …