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Nokia's return to hardware begins with the $250 N1 Android tablet

Rumors of Nokia's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Its lineup might seem empty now that it's relinquished control of its Lumia smartphones to a lumbering giant and gave up on those low-cost Asha devices earlier this year, but that doesn't mean the company's done crafting consumer gadgets just …

Comet lander still ‘talking,’ but scientists face race against time

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has regained contact with its history-making Philae comet lander, although scientists now face a race against time to extract as much data as possible from the probe before its battery runs out on Saturday.<p>Scientists had endured an agonizing wait …

Climate change 'will make lightning strike more'

<b>Global warming will significantly increase the frequency of lightning strikes, according to US research.</b><p>The research, published in Science, was carried out with the help of data from a US network of lightning detectors.<p>The teams says they have calculated how much each extra degree in temperature …

Climate Change

Rare Southern Songbird Thrives in 'Biological Deserts': Pine Tree Farms

Swainson's warbler, a little bird with a big noise, has found a surprising new home.<p>With its natural habitat mostly gone, one of North America's rarest songbirds has found a surprising workaround: It's thriving in the industrial pine plantations of the southeastern United States.<p>Farmed loblolly …

Nikon D200 review

How would you like to profit from photography? Maybe start selling your pictures through an online library or getting them published in magazines, …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

With the recent backlash against Julien Blanc and Dapper Laughs resulting in successful campaigns against them, the world of pick-up artists has lost some powerful figures. But fear not, because with this handy scientific guide you too could become the sort of immoral soulless harassment machine …

The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

Warlords of Draenor Recovering From Launch Day DDoS Attack

Four hour maintenance window begins at 5:00 a.m. PST.<p>Blizzard is working on stabilizing World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and, according to a …

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …

Mobile Photography

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Newfound Mega-Storms on Uranus Pose Planetary Puzzle

Known for calm weather, the seventh planet from the sun is suddenly sporting a series of storms.<p>A distant, icy, green giant—the planet Uranus—appears to have unexpectedly awakened from a long slumber. Astronomers have discovered a yet unexplained rash of extreme storms on the normally placid planet.<p>…

U.S. Justice Department Accused of Using Fake Cell Towers on Planes to Gather Data From Phones

The United States Justice Department has been using fake communications towers installed in airplanes to acquire cellular phone data for tracking down criminals, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The program has reportedly been in place since 2007 and uses Cessna airplanes that operate out of "at …

U.S. Authorities Are Reportedly Gathering Phone Data Using Fake Celltowers On Planes

Edward Snowden may have gone public with his NSA leaks more than 18 months ago, but the rate at which we learn new information about government spying programs shows little sign of slowing. Witness today, the Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that the U.S. Justice Department is …

Rosetta mission team makes final plans to save Philae lander - as it happened

Time is running out for Philae as its original battery charge is exhausted and it receives insufficient sunlight on its solar arrays to carry on working. However, many of its scientific objectives have already been achieved

DJI Inspire 1: A Sleek Drone That Brings Easy 4K Aerial Imagery to the Masses

DJI has officially announced its latest camera drone. Called the Inspire 1, the new remote-controlled quadcopter brings 4K aerial video and 12MP …

6 Who-Knew Beauty Uses for Lemons

Beyond the hair lightening thing.<p><b>1. Clear up your complexion.</b><br>"Because lemons are very vitamin- and nutrient-rich, they are known for their cleansing properties and offer an added bonus during exfoliation," says Ariel Ostad, M.D., an dermatologic surgeon in New York City. Lemon juice can help with …

Game of War - Fire Age on the App Store

3.28.541<p>Nov 16, 2017<p>3.26.524<p>Aug 1, 2017<p>3.25.520<p>Jun 26, 2017<p>3.22.510<p>May 25, 2017<p>3.22.509<p>Apr 27, 2017<p>3.22.507<p>Apr 5, 2017<p>3.21.498<p>Jan 24, 2017<p>3.20.484<p>Dec …

Using Lego to either save or destroy Manhattan

There was plenty of fun stuff going on at Expand, but certainly one of the highlights was a competition put on by Lego. The toy giant challenged participants to create a machine that either saved or destroyed Manhattan. (Poor Manhattan is always in the crosshairs...) Six participants got up and …

The Puzlook Case Attaches a Sliding Tile Puzzle of 5 Lenses Onto Your iPhone

This is… interesting. Attachable iPhone lenses and even lens-carousels are nothing new, but the puzlook case is a bit different. Unlike most of the …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Rover Drills, Stars Collide, and a Rocket Launches

Curiosity drills Mars for rocky reassurance, some stars throw tantrums as they collide, and a rocket launches to study the sun.

This is Qualcomm’s world and we’re all just living in it

Guess who puts the turbo in the Droid Turbo’s name<p>Qualcomm is the mobile industry’s equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye. The company that was founded on the premise of building "Quality Communications" can now be found inside every major smartphone in the …

Blizzard serves justice to Heroes of the Storm rage quitters

Anyone who has played an online game before has likely encountered it. Maybe you're on a team that's doing poorly. Or maybe it's one-versus-one, and you're just stomping all over the other side. Whatever the case, very little else in the world of online gaming matches the disappointment of seeing …

The iPhone just lost its perfect security record — now what?

For most of the iPhone's lifespan, it's been effectively immune to malware. There were theoretical attacks and viruses targeting jailbroken phones, but thanks to the tight controls of the App Store, finding iOS malware in the wild has been nearly impossible. If you didn't jailbreak your phone and …

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

​Half of the stars in our universe live in the space between galaxies

Hubble's deep field imagery is breathtaking, but what lies between those thousands of spiral-arm galaxies? More stars, of course. Data collected by CIBER rockets (Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment)show that as many as half of the stars in the universe are orphans -- suns that spun out of their …

22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

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APOD: Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 (2014 Nov 08)<br>Image Credit: Gemini Observatory, AURA,<br>Travis Rector (Univ. Alaska Anchorage) …

Video: A CGI Artist’s Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Composition

The basic rules of composition apply to almost every visual art there is, be it photography, painting or graphic design. Whether it’s the rule of …