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OnePlus reveals how many phones it's sold

Ever since OnePlus first unveiled the One, Android fans have been clamoring for the limited invites needed to buy their own. It's been an infuriating wait for many, but it seems the company is slowly starting to meet demand. Co-founder Carl Pei told <i>Forbes</i> that OnePlus has now sold 500,000 …

At Long Last, Scientists Have Produced A Real, Functioning Hoverboard

Those shoes from <i>Back to the Future 2</i> with lights and USB charging port were cool, but more cool in the way a scorpion jacket from <i>Drive</i> is cool than an actual new product. A working hoverboard has always been the holy grail of science’s ability to replicate technology from sci-fi movies (at least, …

Surprise! Giant Black Hole Discovered in Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf galaxy is thought to house a supermassive black hole at its heart equal in mass to about 21 million suns. The discovery suggests that supermassive black …

Activision has 'no plans' to sell Skylanders Trap Team controller separately

Publisher Activision currently has no plans to sell separately the game controller it designed for the Android/Fire/iOS versions of <i>Skylanders Trap Team</i>, a spokesperson told Polygon.<p>The controller, which was designed specifically for the tablet version of the game, connects to tablets via Bluetooth …

PlayStation 4 hits 10m sales as Sony announces SharePlay initiative

Sony has now sold 10m PlayStation 4 consoles, the company announced on Tuesday.<p>Speaking on stage during a press briefing in Cologne, on the eve of the Gamescom video game conference, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Jim Ryan added that the number refers to units sold to individual end users, …

APOD: Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars (2014 Aug 12) Image Credit & Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140812.html Explanation: What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars? Hebes Chasma is a depression just north of the enormous Valles Marineris canyon. Since the depression is unconnected to other surface features, it is unclear where the internal material went. Inside Hebes Chasma is Hebes Mensa, a 5 kilometer high mesa that appears to have undergone an unusual partial collapse -- a collapse that might be providing clues. The above image, taken by the robotic Mars Express spacecraft currently orbiting Mars, shows great details of the chasm and the unusual horseshoe shaped indentation in the central mesa. Material from the mesa appears to have flowed onto the floor of the chasm, while a possible dark layer appears to have pooled like ink on a downslope landing. A recent hypothesis holds that salty rock composes some lower layers in Hebes Chasma, with the salt dissolving in melted ice flows that drained through holes into an underground aquifer. http://www.esa.int/ http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMGQOXLDMD_people_0_iv.html http://www.esa.int/Services/Terms_and_conditions Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140812 #APOD

Google buys Siri-like messaging app Emu

The text app that injects relevant information into conversations could bulk up the search giant's Google Now and messaging features.<p>Google is buying Emu, a messaging app that adds context to conversations, according to the startup.<p>Emu placed a farewell message on its website on Tuesday, alerting …

Here's advice for League of Legends first-timers from the people who make it

We asked Riot Games employees — all of whom are required to play the company's game, <i>League of Legends</i> — the best advice they can give first-timers diving into the MOBA. Here's what they said:<p><b>Davin Pavlas, researcher:</b> "Above all else, <i>League</i> is a team game. Team play is the key to victory: Use wards …

Comic-Con 2014 Cosplay Blowout

Steampunk Jesus, Sharknado, Skull Kids and Starks! Check out the costumed awesomeness of SDCC 2014.<p>Each year, hundreds of Comic-Con showgoers don the …

Amazon Jumps Into 3D Printing Game With On-Demand Store

Amazon has always been an on-demand marketplace of sorts; it can ship virtually anything in two days. But now, the online retail giant is taking "on …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

Some Companies Once Banned Their Employees From Using LinkedIn

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Andy Kessler, LinkedIn's founder Reid Hoffman explains that when LinkedIn was getting off the ground, some companies resisted the business-oriented social network, even banning their employees from using the site.<p>One of those companies was Nokia.<p>"In …

PlayStation Plus July free games include Dead Space 3, Towerfall Ascension, Strider

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get free access to games such as <i>Towerfall Ascension</i>, <i>Strider</i> and <i>Dead Space 3</i>, Sony Computer Entertainment announced via the PlayStation Blog and PlayStation Blog Europe.<p><i>Towerfall Ascension</i> is the critically acclaimed PC and console version of the popular Ouya game, …

Google Play Games nabs 100M users over last 6 months — and gets new features like Quests

Only a year old, Google Play Games is growing at rapid rate.<p>At its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, the company revealed that developers and Android owners are all hopping aboard Google Play Games. The company introduced this connected platform at last year’s I/O, and since …

Older moms much more likely to become old ladies, study says

Attention, women who were declared to be of "advanced maternal age" even as their bellies swelled with life, who chased after a toddler with more patience than vigor, and who have simultaneously navigated menopause and parented an adolescent: Late-life mothering -- if it occurred naturally at least …

Humanoid robots join staff at Tokyo science museum

Robot guides with uncannily lifelike characteristics are put to work showing visitors around science museum in Tokyo<p>She has long brown hair, twitches her eyebrows, sways her heads from side to side and uses her hands for emphasis<p>But despite her realistic appearance, she is in fact a hi-tech robot – …

Puzzling X-rays in Perseus might point to dark matter

Astronomers have detected a mysterious X-ray anomaly that might be a signal of dark matter, the elusive, invisible stuff that makes up most of our …

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