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Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Numerotopy: How quantities are mapped onto the brain

The human brain contains a map of quantities and the magnitude of numbers<p>Earlier this week I posted my book chapter about topographic mapping, or how sights, sounds and touch are mapped onto different parts of the brain's surface in an orderly manner. This organization is found in all of the …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'<p>• Q&A: submit your questions for our privacy …

FYI: What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?

There are two ways to go about testing this, neither of which are practical. One requires the energy of dozens of Large Hadron Colliders. The other could yield a cauldron-full of flaming plutonium. Both, however, would probably create carbon monoxide and a pile of rust and salts rather than a cool …

Don’t miss the moon and Venus tonight!

A simulated view of the dramatic pairing of the moon and Venus, which you can see on September 8, 2013. From all parts of Earth, look west after …

Astronomy

The Goods: September 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Android KitKat unveiled By Google And Nestlé

Google has announced that the next version of its Android mobile operating system will be called ‘Android KitKat’, after Nestlé’s popular chocolate bar.<p>Android has been developed by the company’s engineers under sweet-themed names ever since the release of Android Cupcake in 2009 and continuing in …

Android News

Apple sets Sept. 10 press event — yep, new iPhones likely

Apple's Sept. 10 media invite highlights the iOS 7 redesign, but (hopefully) foreshadows new iPhones, too.<p>Apple just sent out its invitation to journalists for a Sept. 10 media event at the company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Unlike most of the company's invites, this one contains few clues …

iOS

Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 days

WASHINGTON--Members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee hammered out a deal on Tuesday evening that would set a 60-day deadline for military action in Syria, with one 30-day extension possible, according to a draft of the resolution.<p>The proposal, drafted by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and …

HP to try a $99 tablet again?

It's not exactly impossible for Hewlett-Packard to do a $99 tablet, as Digitimes reported. The HP Slate 7 is very close already.<p>Hewlett-Packard unintentionally pioneered the ultra-cheap tablet when it fire-sold the TouchPad for $99 back in the summer of 2011. HP may be ready to do it again.<p>HP will …

Man charged following discovery of captives in Houston 'dungeon'

A 31-year-old man was charged on Saturday in connection with the discovery of four malnourished men being held against their will in a dungeon-like …

APOD: Two Views of Earth (2013 Jul 23) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute & NASA/JHU Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Inst of Washington http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130723.html Explanation: In a cross-Solar System interplanetary first, our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn. Pictured on the left, Earth is the pale blue dot just below the rings of Saturn, as captured by the robotic Cassini spacecraft now the gas giant. Pictured on the right, the Earth-Moon system is seen against a dark background, as captured by the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft now orbiting Mercury. In the MESSENGER image, the Earth (left) and Moon (right) shine brightly with reflected sunlight. MESSENGER took the overexposed image last Friday as part of a search for small natural satellites of the innermost planet, moons that would be expected to be quite dim. During this same day, humans across planet Earth snapped many of their own pictures of Saturn. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17038 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17171 http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?image_id=1228 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130723 #APOD