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Who owns the moon? | Saskia Vermeylen

As states are not allowed to claim sovereign rights in outer space, land ownership on the moon and planets will in all likelihood be outlawed<p>Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on …

Coral Triangle: Experts map fragile reefs in Southeast Asian sea | CNN Travel

Hurricane Gonzalo Threat Delays US Private Rocket Launch for NASA

Hurricane Gonzalo has pushed the next private cargo mission to the International Space Station back by at least three days.<p>Orbital Sciences' Cygnus …

Toy makers' new darlings: tiny critics on YouTube

NEW YORK (AP) — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for …

Woojer is a weird little box that makes you feel like you're inside a speaker stack

Sound waves move through our entire body, it’s just that our eardrums are usually the only parts of us sensitive enough to notice. That’s a basic …

YouTube Multimillionaire PewDiePie Says He's Happier Now That He's Disabled Comments On His Channel

Although he makes a ton of money from making videos for his fans — in 2013 he made around $4 million from ad revenue— he said in a video today that turning off comments on his videos has made him very happy.<p>"Before I turned off my comments, I think things were going downhill, I would say," …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

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Lenovo reports strong quarter, now #3 smartphone maker

Lenovo has announced its financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended September 30, 2014. Everything is looking good for the world’s largest PC vendor, not only does it now own Motorola, but as a result it became the world’s third largest smartphone maker.<p>Lenovo managed to increase …

Motorola posts Android 5.0 Lollipop update tracking page

After the official announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Motorola was quick to announce that they would be updating the majority of their Android smartphones to the new OS, just as soon as they could. They are now following that up with an official update tracking page for their devices.<p>We’ve seen …

Google and LG will license each other's patents for the next decade

Samsung isn't the only Android device maker getting cozy with Google's patents, apparently. LG has just entered into a cross-licensing deal with Google that will let the two companies use each other's patents (including new ones) for the next 10 years. The two sides are coy about just why they've …

Want a Nexus 6? Wednesday’s the day if you’re after Google’s latest handset

If you were hoping to snag a Nexus 6 via the Play Store but hit the site only to discover it’d exceeded its pre-order allocation, make sure your next …

Google Calendar 5.0 now available for download

Earlier this week Google pulled the curtains off the biggest update to the Calendar app in a long while. Now the update is rolling out to users, and the APK file is available for download.<p>Calendar 5.0 brings lots of visual changes, with the app receiving a complete Material makeover. The iconic …

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Moto X (2014) in leather going for $0 on contract, bamboo for $20

What is the right price for the new Moto X (2014)? If you said $0 on contract, you’re in luck. Get the Leather backed Motorola Moto X (2014) for just $0 at Amazon, the black resin version is only a dollar more, and Best Buy is offering similar pricing too.<p>The deals go for the new Moto X (2014) on …

Jawbone's new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product …

17 Things You Should Know About Subway, Plus 4 Brilliant Sandwich Hacks

If you're familiar with Subway at all, you know all about $5 Footlongs, FebruANY and, of course, JARED. But what do we <i>really</i> know about Jared? And are those Footlongs subs really 12-inches long?<p>To find out a little bit more about the Subway brand, HuffPost Taste chatted with Chef Chris Martone, …

Google's Nexus 6 is up for preorder... but it's already sold out

Google’s newest Nexus phone went up for sale less than an hour from the time of this post, but has already sold out. It took less than 30 minutes for inventory to run out.<p>That includes both the Midnight Blue and Cloud White colors in both the 32 GB and 64 GB options.<p>Still, if you’re looking to get …

Watch the first prototype of Google's Ara modular smartphone project in action

Google today posted a video showing off the first prototype from Project Ara, the company’s open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. Developed by NK Labs in Boston, the device so far features five removable components: an LED module, a battery, the application processor, loud …

Assassin's Creed Unity looks incredible on PC, but you'll need a high-end machine to run it

A very pretty game that requires a pricey rig<p>A video released today on UK Assassin's Creed YouTube page details the handful of graphical features in <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> designed for NVIDIA GTX graphics cards. <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> already looks beautiful on console hardware, but these extra …

Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard much about Project Ara, Google’s effort to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece.<p>Google showed off the device a bit back at I/O and, alas, things got a bit crashy during the presentation.<p>In a new video released today, the …

Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as Google Stars is now simply (and blandly) listed on the Chrome Web Store as …

LG Display announces world's narrowest 0.7mm bezel display

LG Display is having a good year so far, having seen profits increase last quarter, and the company has just made another important breakthrough in its smartphone display technology. LG Display has announced a 5.3 inch Full HD LCD panel which has the world’s narrowest bezel – just 0.7mm. For a …

Motorola is now part of Lenovo

Hello, Lenovo<p>Motorola Mobility officially becomes part of Lenovo today. Lenovo’s acquisition was announced back in February for $2.91 billion, and today marks the finalization of the deal. Motorola is now "a Lenovo company," but the brand will remain as a subsidiary of Lenovo, headquartered in …

Lenovo Completes $2.9 Billion Motorola Purchase From Google

The newly merged entity will become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world.<p>When Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh said Tuesday that the Lenovo deal was nearly done, he wasn’t kidding.<p>Lenovo officially completed its $2.9 billion deal with Google early Thursday.<p>“Today we achieved a …

The New GoPro Cameras: Everything You Need to Know

Three ways of looking at the newer GoPro action cameras.<p>Last month GoPro, the best-known maker of “Look at me!” action cameras, introduced a new lineup of products. This includes two new top-of-the-line GoPros and the company’s first entry-level camera.<p>Your <b>Re/code</b> reviews team has been testing all …

GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations<p>For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7 percent from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Adjusting for …

See every Apple product ever made on one poster

Even the terrible hockey puck mouse<p>It's maybe not as iconic as a blacklight Led Zeppelin poster, or this cat parading as an actual sandwich, but Pop Chart Lab has a freshly updated version of its history of Apple products poster. It goes all the way back to 1976, when the company was making the …

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung's "thinnest smartphone to date" and yet, this isn't a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween - or not related at all - the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet more smartphones from Samsung, measuring at 6.7mm and 6.9mm …

Samsung Announces The Galaxy A5 And Galaxy A3, Its “Slimmest Smartphones To Date”

Samsung vowed to introduce more desirable phones when it revealed its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings yesterday, and it has wasted no time doing so after announcing the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 — two metallic devices that it calls its “slimmest smartphones to date.”<p>The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 …