Kristine Cherry

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Sony's QX Smart Lens attaches an entire camera to your smartphone

Gives a whole new meaning to the idea of interchangeable lenses<p>The rumor that once seemed too wild to be true has just become an official reality with Sony's announcement of the new QX Smart Lens series of smartphone accessories. These so-called lens-style cameras contain almost all the hardware …

NASA evaluates four candidate sites for 2016 Mars mission

Each semifinalist site is an ellipse measuring 81 miles (130 kilometers) from east to west and 17 miles (27 kilometers) from north to south. …

NASA: 96 Things You Can Do With an Asteroid

NASA is really getting into this crowd-sourcing thing. The space agency asked and the public responded with hundreds of ideas of what missions could …

A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p>George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by <i>Time</i> magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of …

'Walking Dead' tie-in course will teach nutrition, sociology, and the physics of head shots

There's a long, occasionally proud tradition of using pop culture hooks to draw people into learning: the physics of <i>Star Trek</i>, the political science of <i>Star Wars</i>, the biology of <i>Alien</i>. By this metric, <i>The Walking Dead</i> has succeeded in spades. Online course platform Canvas and UC Irvine have opened …

Clear Cranial Implant Lets Doctors See Into The Brain

Some skulls really just need a window view.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have debuted a new transparent cranial implant that could let doctors peek inside the brain without having to drill a new hole in the skull every time--a technique that could allow for easier …

The 2 Secrets to Sending People to Mars

Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility

A brain that trains can stay in the fast lane. That's the message of a study showing that playing a brain training video game for a month can rejuvenate the multitasking abilities of people in their 60s, 70s and 80s.<p>"After training, they improved their multitasking beyond the level of …

Why Do Skyscrapers Melt Things?

How did a London skyscraper melt a parked car?<p><b>What happened?</b><br>Talk about a hazardous parking job. Last Thursday, Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar XJ across the street from the curvy 37 story, glass-and-steel skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in London, and walked away. When he came back, his car had …

New NASA spacecraft to investigate moon mystery | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - More than 40 years after the last Apollo astronauts left the moon, NASA is preparing to launch a small robotic spacecraft to investigate one of their most bizarre discoveries.<p>An artist's concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) …

Antares Update

Should We Really Be Encouraging People To Buy Books?

Amazon's MatchBook service makes getting a printed book/Kindle copy bundle cheaper. But that takes us backward, environmentally speaking.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced the new MatchBook service, which offers a deeply discounted Kindle version of a book when you buy a new copy of the physical version. …

Brain-training video games may help reverse cognitive decline in old age

Older people who played a specially designed game improved their multitasking abilities, memory and attention<p>Playing brain-training video gamesmay help reverse the natural decline in cognitive abilitiesamong older people, according to scientists.<p>They found that 60-year-olds who played a …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Is Here And Better Than Expected

The first time I caught wind of the Galaxy Gear, I laughed heartily. Of course Samsung was trying to make a smartwatch — what haven’t they tried to make over the past few years? It didn’t help that some preliminary reports may have done more harm than good for the Gear’s early reputation. Needless …

Microsoft buys Nokia for $7.2bn and will license patents and services - appPicker

Nokia and Microsoft have announced that they’ve entered a mutual agreement that’ll result in Microsoft purchasing Nokia’s Device and Services …

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<b>Price: Free Evaluation<br>Rating: <br>TapeACall Android<br>Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com</b><p>TapeACall for Android is a new high quality phone recording …

Topsy lets you search every tweet ever sent

Social analytics firm Topsy today announced the launch of its new search engine for tweets. The company claims to have indexed every one of the 425 billion tweets sent since Twitter launched in 2006, so it's simple to instantly trace the origins of #FollowFridays, or check out the public's reaction …

Sony Unveils Its iPhone-Compatible QX10 And QX100 Lens Attachments

Sony has officially unveiled its QX10 and QX100 lens attachments that can turn any iPhone into a DSLR-quality camera. Both lenses are basically …

Pocket Music app review: play music and create playlists straight from YouTube

Introduction<p>Pocket Music by masayuki mieno is an app that allows you to create playlists by searching and selecting songs on YouTube. This app is …

Adobe bundles Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 per month for a limited time

Earlier this year Adobe turned Creative Suite into a subscription-only line of products, but it appears some users weren't happy with the new pricing schemes. The company has now responded with a package aimed specifically at photographers, offering them the tools they're most likely to want for …

In pictures: The Samsung Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear ushers in the next evolution of the smartwatch — begone black-and-white e-ink displays, and welcome a massive shift in …