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21 Extreme Close Ups of the Human Eye

Born in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests …

National Geographic Travel

Vin Diesel on Guardians of the Galaxy: 'I didn't realise how much I love trees'

His character, Groot, may not have much to say (three words to be precise) but the star is happy to talk about why he thinks his films are important – and why it's a pity Elvis wasn't on Facebook<p>• Peter Bradshaw on Guardians of the Galaxy: 'Smart and funny'<p>Twenty-five years ago, Mark Sinclair began …

Why you can no longer trust any USB device plugged into your PC

Are you sitting down? Good. ‘Cause I’ve got some really bad, scary news to share with you: Every single device plugged into a USB port on your computer could pose a threat worse than any malware we’ve ever seen.<p>Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.<p>Two researchers for the security consultancy SR Labs, …

33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment

We Bored Pandas are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink …

Reddit

Why Samsung should be worried about losing its mobile throne

With a 30 percent year-over-year drop in mobile revenue and a near 20 percent profit fall in the second quarter, Samsung appears to be in trouble.<p>Investors responded to the news yesterday by hastily selling off the company’s stock. Samsung’s stock fell 4.5 percent since the earnings announcement, …

Security researchers say USB security ‘broken,’ can take over Macs or PCs

The USB standard has a fundamental security flaw that allows an attacker to take over any device it is connected to, whether PC or Mac, say security researchers in a frightening piece by <i>Wired</i>.<p>Describing the proof-of-concept Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan to present at the Black Hat conference …

The Price of Extra Storage is Dropping

Apple has made some moves recently that could point to more affordable, higher capacity iPhones. First, they dropped the price delta for doubling the storage of iPod touch models. Before the move, customers had to pay $100 to go from 16GB to 32GB or from 32GB to 64GB. Now, that price difference is …

MacBook Pro

AgileBits Shows Off 1Password Login Extension For iOS 8 Apps

When Apple first showed off Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, everyone knew what it would eventually lead to: using your fingerprint to access anything secure on your iPhone, in any app. At WWDC last month, Apple finally announced that it was opening up the feature to all app developers. Now, AgileBits is …

Russia tells Apple it wants to check its source code for spying

As the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War continues to unfold, Russian officials have proposed that Apple hand the government access to its entire source code, just to make sure there aren’t any spying bugs in it.<p>Russia’s Communication Minister, Nikolai Nikiforov, …

Hangouts now work without Google+ account, Apps users get 15-person video chat

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google (S GOOG) really wants businesses to use its Hangouts video chat, and new changes make it easier for companies to …

Kinomatic for iPhone Offers Pro-level Video Features Without the Complexity

Like many apps that at first appear to revisit the functionality of others in the same genre — which is especially true in the photo/video category — the new Kinomatic video app for iPhone was created to solve a problem that the developers encountered when trying to shoot their own stuff for …

iPhone 6 (iPhone Air): Release Date, Rumors, Specs, More

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Mobile Technology

Apple now mass-producing iPhone 6 ahead of fall launch

Production of the iPhone 6 has either just begun, or is days away from starting, according to a new report from Taiwan’s <i>Economic Daily News</i>.<p>The newspaper claims that mass-production of the eagerly-anticipated next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 handset is set to begin during the third week of July — …

UK privacy watchdog seeks 'stronger powers' and better funding

Snowden leaks, the right to be forgotten and the care data scare have swelled the workload of the Information Commissioner’s Offices, according to its annual report<p>The UK’s privacy regulator has asked for increased funding from government as it seeks to deal with a mounting workload sparked by a …

Android News

Tesla’s $35,000 Car Will Be Called The Model 3

At one point, Tesla’s third car — the one they’re trying to get to the market for around $35,000 — was called the Model E.<p>Then Ford got huffy and threatened legal action, given that they’ve got something of a history (and a trademark or two) for cars with a similar name.<p>So Tesla is changing it up. …

Former Ford CEO Mulally joins Google's board

Google is proving it’s serious about its foray into self-driving cars by bringing aboard a man who, until recently, was one of the auto industry’s …

Google hires former Ford chief Alan Mulally as it develops self-driving car

Google is hoping its Android software will become the standard platform for everything from messaging to media in cars<p>Google has appointed former Ford chief executive Alan Mulally to its board of directors, as it develops a self-driving car and tries to get its software into more vehicles.<p>Mr …

Apps
Apps

Science Shows Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily functions may produce unhealthy chemical reactions. Urinating in a chlorinated pool can lead to small amounts of chemicals that might irritate your lungs, …

iOS 8 To Get Conference Facetime Calls, OS X Yosemite Features iMessage Screen Sharing

Earlier this month at the WWDC 2014, Apple released the next iteration of their mobile operating system, iOS 8, as well as OS X 10.10 Yosemite.<p>The …

A New Internet Explorer Security Flaw Leaves One-Quarter Of Web Browsers Vulnerable

More bad news in the world of online security.<p>More bad news for online security, especially if you use Internet Explorer to browse the web.<p>Last night, Microsoft announced that all versions of Internet Explorer have been affected by a "zero day" security flaw (a "zero day" flaw is a vulnerability …

Adenda lets games and apps display animations on your Android phone’s lock screen

The lock screen on your Android smartphone stops you from making embarrassing pocket-dial calls. But one startup wants to make it more useful by sending animations and other notifications to it from games and other apps.<p>Vancouver, Canada-based Adenda has created a tool that gives mobile apps access …

5G Will Change the Game Again

Remember when we had 1G back in the 1980s? No? That's because back then so few thought there would ever be something faster and better. And it took a long time to get to 2G, which finally occurred in the 1990s. It took the better part of yet another decade to get up to 3G. For those of you who …

Jobs Movie Will Portray Steve As ‘Part Hero, Part Antihero,’ Says Sorkin

Like any good Apple product, there isn’t too much publicly confirmed about <i>Jobs</i> — the forthcoming movie about Apple’s late CEO, penned by <i>Social Network</i> screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.<p>However, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter did take a moment on Monday to shed a bit more light on the project, while …

Google inks huge wind power deal with Warren Buffett’s Iowa power company

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Google has signed its largest clean power contract to date — for 407 MW of wind power — with Iowa power company MidAmerican …

Apple Reportedly Delaying Launch of 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air' Due to Battery Issues

According to Taiwan's <i>Industrial and Commercial Times</i> [Google Translate, via <i>G for Games</i>] Apple's larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed and will launch in 2015. The report notes that the company is struggling with finding a sufficient battery that measures 2 mm or less to fit in the device's …