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The Ultimate Tool For Camping Enthusiasts

Camping is awesome, but even the biggest enthusiast will agree that sometimes getting away from it all can be a little dirty. That's where the Road …

Google’s sneaky new privacy change affects 85% of iPhone users—but most of them won’t have noticed

“What Google really wants is for everybody to be signed in to their Google accounts all the time,” a Google insider told me in passing last month.<p>Around the same time, the official Gmail blog put up a 205-word post explaining the latest update to the Gmail app for Apple devices that run on iOS …

Google

The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

Photographing a Decade of Change in New York City Storefronts

Insurers Are Really Mad at Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-Day Miracle Drug

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In December 2013, the FDA approved Sovaldi a drug developed by Gilead Sciences that promises to do …

Apple, Facebook, Google Web data centers getting greener: report | News Home | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.<p>A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. …

Renewable Energy

Passengers aboard a Virgin Australia flight were lucky to get an up-close performance from a famous play's opening number. Watch as the cast of 'The Lion King' unexpectedly break out into an a capella version of 'Circle of Life' on a flight as passengers sit back and enjoy the show: http://ow.ly/vl3aY

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Climate change: 4 countries that are fighting the trend

Germany, China aggressively investing in green energy<p>The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states in no …

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a great camera, with an OK phone

The Nokia Lumia 1020's 41 megapixel camera is, simply put, a beast. It sets the smartphone apart from its contemporaries, with the gap made wider still by its excellent colour reproduction, exceptional low-light shooting and digital zoom performance. Nokia's hardware and software allows …

Mobile Technology

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

From Mary Shelley's <i>Frankenstein</i> to George Orwell's <i>1984</i> to Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated <i>Her</i>, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In …

Science Fiction

We Read The Year's Best New Sci-Fi — So You Don't Have To

The World Science Fiction Convention is a gathering of fans ranging from sci-fi movie buffs to gamers to comics aficionados — but at its heart, WorldCon is for lovers of literature, and it hosts the Hugo Awards, the Oscars of sci-fi and fantasy.<p>During the ceremony, one award is given that's not a …

Google Maps is overrun with Pokémon for April Fools', and you can catch 'em all

Google has been experimenting with augmented reality for a few years now, but never in such an ambitious way as it's announcing today... sort of. For April Fools' Day this year, Google has created a video advertising an augmented reality Pokémon game loosely tied into Google Maps. In Google's …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

Editorial cartoons for March, 2014

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Climate change costs seen as steep but tough to tally

The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for …

U.S. top court wary of major change to software patent law | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices stepped gingerly into a raging debate over computer software on Monday, voicing concerns about vaguely defined patents but signaling they would avoid any radical change to existing law.<p>People walk in front of the Supreme Court building in …

Patents

CRTC reduces National Do Not Call List grace period in half, telemarketers now have 14 days to remove your number

The CRTC launched the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) on September 30th, 2008 with a goal to prevent telemarketers from calling you. Canadians can …

Major Star Wars 7 Casting Hints. And Could Green Lantern Get Rebooted?

Another classic <i>Star Wars</i> character may be coming back, and there's a huge <i>Terminator Genesis</i> casting announcement. Another supervillain is coming to</i> …

Make way for Newt Scamander and a whole load more Harry Potter magic

<b>Name:</b> Newt Scamander.<p><b>Age:</b> 117, assuming he is still alive.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Magical.<p><b>Newt? What kind of a name is that?</b> It's short for Newton … Newton Artemis Fido Scamander …<p><b>Fido?</b> I haven't finished … Order of Merlin, second class. He's a "magizoologist", or expert on magical animals.<p><b>That's an actual</b> …

Digital overload: How we are seduced by distraction

While watching an episode of <i>Sherlock</i> the other night, my 13-year-old sat on the couch texting from his iPod, repelling enemy incursions on <i>Clash of Clans</i> on an iPad and glancing randomly at the TV. When I suggested he was missing the witty repartee between Watson and Holmes, he shrugged and said: …

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