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Thai musician jailed for 15 years for insulting royals

28-year-old found guilty posting insulting messages about the monarchy on Facebook between 2010 and 2011<p>A Thai musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for royal defamation, a court official said, in the latest conviction under a controversial lese majeste law.<p>The 28-year-old was found …

10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

If you're just getting a new LG G3, we've got some tips to help you on your way<p>LG G3<p>Main<p>Read our review<br>• Get the latest news<br>• LG G3 specs<br>• Join the …

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the …

New scratch test shows that iPhone 6 panel may not be pure sapphire after all

Could it be that the much-anticipated sapphire displays for the upcoming iPhone 6 isn’t actually sapphire at all? Sort of, according to a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee.<p>Brownlee made waves a few weeks back when he apparently managed to get hold of one of the super-tough 4.7-inch …

BlackBerry financing aims for a new lease on life

After a year in which almost everything went wrong for BlackBerry Ltd., the smartphone maker emerged Monday from a failed auction with a new CEO, new cash and, perhaps, a new lease on life.<p>Investors punished the company after its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., abandoned its …

Another Report Claims Apple's 'iPhone 6' Will Be A Phablet

A new report claims that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will include an improved screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and a pixel density of 440 …

Google Hangouts updated with SMS support, animated GIFs and auto enhance for video calls

Google's Vic Gundotra announced some improvements to Google Hangouts today, including support for SMS, animated GIFs and location sharing. While support for animated GIFs is sure to send the BuzzFeed faithful into a tizzy, it's SMS integration that's the truly major news. The feature was rumored to …

Google ready to charge into smartwatch fray, Journal says

Google has a smartwatch and it could go into mass production within months, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Internet search giant is in talks with Asian manufacturers on the production of a potential smartwatch that would run Android and Google Now, the company's voice-assistant feature …

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Beautiful Satellite Photographs of the Earth, Courtesy of the ESA

Well, thanks to the US Government shutdown, space photography lovers who frequented site’s like NASA’s <i>Astronomy Picture of the Day</i> are left looking …

Google Maps rolls out directions for multiple destinations

It's been nearly five months since Google unveiled its redesigned Maps service, but apparently the Maps team isn't finished with it just yet. In response to feedback on the original redesign, today Google Maps for desktop is rolling out its most requested feature: support for multiple destinations …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

iTunes Radio launch in Canada imminent as Apple seeks programmers

Apple’s popular, free music streaming service iTunes Radio looks set for an imminent launch in Canada. Since launching last month in tandem with iOS 7, iTunes Radio has been exclusive to the United States. However, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has noted that he would like the service to …

Apple’s iGlasses Are Real. Here’s Why You Might Never See Them

Apple started working on an augmented reality headset at least as early as 2006, but put the idea on ice because it seemed a mere curiosity compared to the iPhone.<p>Despite mostly rave reviews of the latest iPhone 5S, critics are already grousing that Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive are leaving the truly …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Why does your voice sound different on a recording?

No one likes listening to themselves, but why? It’s because when you speak you hear yourself in two different ways.<p>What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you hear your own voice in two different ways. Greg Foot explains all.<p>The first is …

LG G Pad 8.3 official: specifications, features, and availability

That was fast – after on Monday, LG published a quick teaser video for the upcoming LG G Pad 8.3, today the device is official.<p>The G Pad 8.3 is according to its maker the first 8-inch tablet to offer a Full HD display. More precisely, we’re looking at a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended …

Horizons: The planes that can pick up trains

Students have come up with a radical idea for cutting journey times in 2050 – aircraft that collect and drop-off passengers in moving pod-like carriages.<p>Our transport system, whichever way you look at it, is broken. Sure, most of us eventually get to where we need to go, but congestion and …

WhatsApp is growing like crazy — 300 million monthly users and counting

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>WhatsApp has sprouted a new feature: push-to-talk voice messaging. The move, which was first reported by AllThingsD, is useful …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Neil Armstrong In The Pages Of Popular Science

Looking back on the life of the late astronaut who was born Aug. 5, 1930<p>Popular Science first printed the words "Neil Armstrong" in June 1958, when the 27-year-old "tall, slim, crew-cut blond" aeronautical engineer was training for a flight in the X-15: an experimental rocket plane that would take …

Leak Suggests New Nexus 7 Will Have Android 4.3, Dual Cameras, SlimPort, And Wireless Charging – On Sale July 31st At Staples

It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that a new Nexus 7 is just around the corner, but a few more plausible details are leaking out. According to …

T2K neutrino experiment reports new oscillation results

For the first time ever the ghosts of the particle world, neutrinos, have been explicitly seen to actively change personality. Results presented …

Photos: Eric Schmidt poses with Google’s Moto X

The highly anticipated Moto X smartphone made an appearance on Thursday at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference. The annual event held in Sun …

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[New App] Floating Touch Is Like Chat Heads, But For Everything

Facebook must've known what it was doing with the launch of Chat Heads, but that feature has been duplicated in everything from custom ROMs to apps …