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Success!<p>Fly like a bird over Rio de Janeiro<p>Rio is one of the most amazing cities in the world to see from the sky – and hang gliding is an exhilarating way to get high.Ready to go? Plan your trip with Lonely Planet's guide to Rio de Janeiro.<p>1:11<p>Featured videos<p>Featured videos<p>Travel inspiration<p>Shoes …

Rio De Janeiro

Top 10 Star Mysteries

Photo Credit: ESO/L. Calçada<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Starry, Starry Night<p>For many stargazers, the night sky might look like a backdrop of very similar twinkling …

Universe

Photographers from the U.S. Air Force have taken some amazing photos of the night sky: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/woxu

SpaceX 'Go' for Dragon Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station Monday

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will forge ahead with a Dragon cargo ship launch to the International Space Station on Monday (April 14) …

Why Only Mark Zuckerberg Can Transform Immigration Policy

Problems caused by America’s broken immigration system are causing misery to America’s immigrant community (both legal residents and undocumented), and, for good measure, to the president, the GOP and American society. There may be only one person with both the intentionality and the resources to …

US will force Facebook to protect WhatsApp user privacy

When Facebook bought WhatsApp, some were worried that the messenger would go back on its promise not to collect swathes of personal data in the style of its new owner. Luckily for you, the FTC has other plans, and will only give its blessing to the $19 billion deal if both companies swear to …

Facebook Received 28,147 Government Requests in H2 2013

Facebook today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of last year: 28,147. Those requests impacted a potential 38,256 accounts, according to the company.<p>Since Facebook only released its first report in August 2013, …

Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google VP of engineering for Android, takes the stand for Samsung in its patent infringement trial against Apple. Samsung argues that many features Apple has accused it of copying were created by Google first.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google engineers have never copied Apple's iPhone …

Computer Science

Fickle teens love Apple more than ever, survey shows

A Piper Jaffray survey finds 61 percent of US teens have iPhones, up from 48 percent last year. It's also almost double the percentage from two years ago. Are other brands really losing among teens?<p>The last time teenagers were consistent was the first time teenagers were consistent.<p>Their winds of …

Teens

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

Alleged Images of iPhone 6 Chassis and Manufacturing Molds Surface

A new set of leaks showing alleged manufacturing molds and chassis sketches of the iPhone 6 have surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p>The photos are said to come from a factory belonging to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, as the first set of images show …

Pressure is on for Google to recreate past success

The world's biggest search engine reports its quarterly results this week, as it faces pressure to recreate its desktop-era success in the mobile world.<p>Google Inc. releases its fiscal first-quarter earnings after market close on Wednesday. The company's stock price is up about 34 per cent over the …

Motorola

Here's What Android Looked Like Before the iPhone

A once-confidential Google document, introduced at the Apple-Samsung trial last week, shows what the phone operating system looked like in 2006. And it looked a lot different.<p>One of the more interesting documents that came to light during the Apple-Samsung document last week was an early internal …

'Black market' for stolen smartphones exposed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1069000/1069065_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524665997_b7521f8d9672136fbcd962c5eb57596e<p><b>A black market of shops and traders willing to deal in stolen smartphones has been exposed by a BBC London undercover investigation.</b><p>Intelligence was …

Trading

Boot up: dead web?, handheld jet engines, big iPhone excitement, and more

Plus how accurate is Samsung's S5 heart monitor?, Ubuntu's cloud to close, tablet sales examined, and more<p>A burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Why the web still matters for writing >> Matt Mullenweg's blog<p>Ben Thompson (making a guest post):<p>Many were quick to …

Obama reportedly lets NSA keep some security flaws secret

While saying that most vulnerabilities should be revealed, the White House allows some flaws to be kept secret in the event of "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the New York Times reports.<p>While President Obama has decided that the National Security Agency should reveal most major …

Surveillance

Sony Xperia Z2 vs Xperia Z: display comparison in pictures

Let us take a look at how far Sony has progressed with their display technology in the last year. Specifically, let’s take a look at some display comparisons between the brand new Xperia Z2 and its grandpapa, the Xperia Z.<p>Fans of Sony’s Xperia Z2 flagship device have, I am sure, been following …

Phones

VKontakte shareholders sue each other as Telegram gets hotter

What started a year ago as a shareholder dispute within VKontakte (VK.com), Russia’s largest social network, appears to be emerging as a full-blown war of litigation.<p>The faction most actively fanning the legal flames is United Capital Partners (UCP), a major Russian fund active in various sectors …

Over third of Galaxy S5 upgrades come from iPhone owners

Almost 38 per cent of people upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S5 online were iPhone owners<p>Over one third of individuals upgrading to Samsung's Galaxy S5 handset through a trade-in site were iPhone owners.<p>Mobile trade-in site CompareMyMobile witnessed a 210 per cent rise in customers trading in their …

Why Facebook is making it harder to chat with friends

Facebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation.<p>In the coming …

Intel turns to Chinese tablet makers

US chipmaker Intel is hoping Chinese tablet manufacturers will help save it from being crushed by the slow demise of the PC.<p>Intel’s chips dominate …

Tablets

Line Targets 1BN Users Of Its Messaging App By 2015

The ripples from Facebook’s $19BN purchase of messaging app WhatsApp continue to rock the app space, pushing more and more developers to build comms tools with a twist in the hopes of harvesting even a fraction of the traction and engagement that veteran player enjoyed. (Ultimately the size of the …

Asia suppliers chat up 12-inch Apple tablet, large iPhones: Report

Asia suppliers at a electronic components exhibition are talking up a 12-inch Apple tablet and large iPhones, according to a Chinese-language report.<p>Asia-based suppliers are chatting up a 12-inch Apple tablet as well as the oft-rumored larger iPhone, according to a Chinese-language report.<p>The …

iPhone

Apple patents were actually Google inventions, says Samsung

Apple and Samsung are again in locked horns in a bitter patent dispute that has, so far, spanned two years. After Apple’s 2012 win against Samsung involving a $930 million settlement, the two companies are at it again.<p>This time, Apple is accusing Samsung of having infringed on five software patents …

Inventions

World's first atomic wristwatch comes to Kickstarter

A scientist says he's created the world's first true atomic wristwatch, packing a chip-scale atomic clock into a wearable carbon fiber case. And yes, he's made watches before.<p>You may have seen so-called atomic wristwatches around, but there's a caveat: they actually keep atomic time by receiving …

Watches

Windows Phone 8.1 Arrives for Developers Today

<i>Update</i>: <i>Windows Phone 8.1 is being rolled out now for registered developers</i>, <i>though of course anyone can install the update by signing up for a developer account and launching a new project.</i><p>While we knew it was coming, it looks like Microsoft is officially unveiling the final Windows Phone 8.1 build …

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom hinted at by 'Kapture the moment' event

Samsung has scheduled an event where a camera with a K will come into focus, which could be a sequel to the Galaxy S4 Zoom and spin-off of the Samsung Galaxy S5. How kurious...<p>Strange things are afoot at the Galaxy K... Samsung is set to unveil a camera with a K, perhaps a snap-happy spin-off of …

Electronics Industry

MH370: Is it time to stop searching for pings?

Is it time for underwater search vehicles to start scanning the ocean floor in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>Some analysts say it is, because it's been days since anyone has picked up a possible signal from the missing aircraft's data recorders.<p>And the batteries powering the locator …