Manikandan Lakshmanan

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10 best music player apps for Android

A lot of folks these days have transferred to some sort of music streaming service like Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Apple Music. However, there are those of us left that hang on to our collection of media because streaming isn’t quite good enough yet. If you have your own music …

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Pro-Russian rebels hand over MH17 black boxes to Malaysian officials - as it happened

This blog has now ended. Follow continuing coverage here.<p>Summary<p>Here's a summary of the day's key events so far.<p>• <b>Separatists handed two MH17 black boxes to a Malaysian delegation,</b> after a separatist leader made a deal with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.<p>• <b>Rebel leader Alexander Borodai said</b> …

Cameron tells Putin MH17 victims deserve proper funerals - as it happened

That's about it from Chris Johnston in London. My colleague Michael Safi in Sydney will kick off a new live blog on MH17 developments as Monday begins. Thanks for reading.<p>Summary<p>- David Cameron tells Vladimir Putin that the shooting down of MH17 was "totally unacceptable" and Russia's failure to …

APOD: A Solar Filament Erupts (2014 Jul 20) Image Credit: NASA's GSFC, SDO AIA Team http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140720.html Explanation: What's happened to our Sun? Nothing very unusual -- it just threw a filament. Toward the middle of 2012, a long standing solar filament suddenly erupted into space producing an energetic Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The filament had been held up for days by the Sun's ever changing magnetic field and the timing of the eruption was unexpected. Watched closely by the Sun-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, the resulting explosion shot electrons and ions into the Solar System, some of which arrived at Earth three days later and impacted Earth's magnetosphere, causing visible aurorae. Loops of plasma surrounding an active region can be seen above the erupting filament in the ultraviolet image. Over the past week the number of sunspots visible on the Sun unexpectedly dropped to zero, causing speculation that the Sun has now passed a very unusual solar maximum, the time in the Sun's 11-year cycle when it is most active. http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/ http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140720 #APOD

This Week In Numbers: A Surprising Comet, A Creepy Robot, And More

<b>250,000,000 miles:</b> how far away the Rosetta spacecraft is from Earth. However, Rosetta is just <b>8,000 miles</b> from its target, a comet that is called 67P and is surprisingly shaped like a rubber ducky.<p><b>2,700,000:</b> the number of Wikipedia articles written by this one bot. That's <b>8.5 percent</b> of all the …

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Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, UN chief heads to region

Israel on Saturday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in …

This Eerie Hole Opened Up at the 'End of the World'

Helicopters spotted this mysterious hole in northern Russia on Tuesday and scientists are on their way to investigate the scene, reports the Siberian</i> …

Neuroscience: ‘I built a brain decoder'

What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.<p>Jack Gallant can read your mind. Or at least, he can figure out what you’re seeing if you’re in his machine watching a movie he’s playing for you.<p>Gallant, a researcher at the University …

'Vital evidence not preserved at MH17 crash site'

Malaysia on Saturday urged warring sides in strife-torn eastern Ukraine to secure the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was shot down …

Cover-up: Ukraine rebels destroying all links to MH17 air atrocity

Pro-Russia separatist groups in eastern Ukraine are hastily covering up all links to the Buk missile battery suspected to have been used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, according to western-based defence and intelligence specialists.<p>As the UN security council called for a …

Q&A: Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

A Japanese company's futuristic approach to farming could revolutionize how we grow our food.<p>An abandoned Sony factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has been transformed into what could very well be the farm of the future.<p>Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed …

Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications

Edward Snowden,World news,The NSA files,US news,Data protection,NSA,Surveillance,Espionage,Law,GPs,Health,NHS,Doctors,Society,Journalist safety,Media,Internet safety,Technology,Internet,Email,Computing,Skype,Telecoms,Mobile phones,Cloud computing,Encryption<p><b>Exclusive:</b> Whistleblower says NSA …

Wall St slides on news of Malaysian airliner crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Thursday in volatile trading on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border, after the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on Russia.<p>A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, …

Malaysia: 'We're not ready to accept this so soon after MH370 tragedy'

News of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine has been greeted with not just horror but disbelief in Malaysia, where distress at the loss was amplified by the sheer incredulity of facing a second air disaster in five months.<p>Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, carrying 239 people, vanished on a flight …

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fact, many NASA scientists agree with you. And a panel convened recently by the space agency (see the video below) believes that finding it could happen soon, too -- perhaps "in twenty years" -- thanks to …

Guardians of the Galaxy movie tie-in arrives to Android, no in-app purchases

What is one thing nearly every movie-tie app has in common? If you said, a freemium model littered with in-app purchases, you are correct! Thankfully this doesn’t seem to be the case with Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon, a premium game that will set users back $4.99.<p>While the game is …

From Alzheimer's to ADHD: what doctors can diagnose from your voice alone

The brave new world of vocal diagnostics<p>If Guillermo Cecchi wants to figure out if you've taken MDMA or meth, all he needs is a computer and a recording of your voice. Cecchi is a computer scientist at IBM, and part of a growing community of scientists who think our voices can reveal far more than …

Android customization – Write and scan NFC Tags using Trigger

Luckily, we’ve already discussed what NFC is and what NFC Tags are and how they work. Let’s now build on that and put the power of NFC tags into your hands using an app named Trigger.<p>Trigger is designed to take NFC Tags to the next level. Instead of writing standard information to the tags to be …

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Fireball in the sky? Video shows bright flash over Raleigh

Gotta love cold fronts in June! Here's a look at the overnight lows. These numbers will probably occur around 5AM or so.<p>Gotta love cold fronts in …

What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

A baby's first words may seem spur of the moment, but really, the little ones have practiced their "Mamas" and "Dadas" for months in their minds.<p>Using what looks like a hair dryer from Mars, researchers from the University of Washington have taken the most precise peeks yet into the fireworks …

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra updated to Android 4.4.2, introduces new App to SD card feature

Yesterday, Sony began rolling out a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for its Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual smartphones.<p>As well as the standard range of KitKat features and enhancements, the new firmware also brings with it an updated camera application and several tweaks to …

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Planet-naming competition could bring Gallifrey and Vulcan into existence

Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, Doctor Who's place of origin Gallifrey, and Vulcan, where Spock spent his formative years, could all become real places around the universe if fans take up the opportunity to plug their favourite fictional locations in a competition to name newly discovered …

Harvesting energy from devices

If there's one thing nearly all modern technology has in common, it's heat. Whether it's your car, computer, television, or even refrigerator, they …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Earth-like planets Gliese 581 g and d likely don't exist, study says

Another study has cast doubt on the existence of two of the first Earth-sized planets "discovered" outside our solar system that could potentially …

Solved: Signals Thought Originating from Habitable-Zone Planets

"This result is exciting because it explains, for the first time, all the previous and somewhat conflicting observations of the intriguing dwarf star …