Matt Banski

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Rosetta mission: What is it and why will it crash into a comet today?

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

Space

Pink Floyd: The Endless River review – ‘a good way to call it a day’

By the time Pink Floyd’s <i>The Final Cut</i>, Roger Waters’s “Requiem for the Postwar Dream”, came out in 1983, relations between him and the rest of the group were terrible – keyboard player Rick Wright had even been kicked out and rehired on a salary, for live shows only, at Waters’s insistence. So …

2015 Ford Mustang: Readers’ Pick For Best Car To Buy

The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2015remains under lock and key for one more day; but in the meantime, over the past ten days we’ve asked you …

Sports Cars

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: The most luxurious Samsung Galaxy phone to date - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Samsung Galaxy Alpha's metal frame makes it the most luxurious feeling Galaxy phone to date. Its more compact size makes it comfortable to use, it has loads of power and its camera is great.<p><b>The Bad</b> It has a disappointingly low-resolution screen, which is a particular shame given the …

Phones

Apple's Most Revolutionary New Product: Itself

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote Monday is sure to have pleased some and disappointed others. At the annual confab of software …

Maleficent Movie

Maleficent<p>We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>”Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” The first line of <b>Maleficent</b> could be emblazoned on a sticker …

June 2014

Apple’s Acquisition of Beats to End Partnership With HP, Other Third-Party Companies

Yesterday, Apple announced that it acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion, consisting of $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million that will vest over …

Review: Luxury MetaWatch Frame Smartwatch Pairs With Your iPhone or Android Smartphones

Rating: 4.5/5<p>Ever since the release of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, iPhone and Android owners who didn’t have a Galaxy Note 3 wondered when they would …

The 10 Hottest Apps Right Now

Foursquare, the superpopular location-based mobile app, announced that it was splitting its business into two separate mobile products.<p>And the popular game Dots is getting a sequel. Finally!<p>The App Store updates with new additions all the time, but these are the 10 apps that people are talking …

Join Us! Become a Brazil 2014 Curator

Hello fans!<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins on June 12, 2014, and you’re invited to help curate a very special Flipboard magazine about your favorite team.<p>When the matches begin, Flipboard will publish a dedicated magazine for each of the 32 participating World Cup nations — from Team Algeria …

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Antarctica is shedding 160 billion tonnes a year of ice into the ocean, twice the amount of a few years ago, according to new satellite observations. The ice loss is adding to the rising sea levels driven by climate change and even east Antarctica is now losing ice.<p>The new revelations follows the …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

Tech giants lose round in wage-fixing suit

Judge Koh clears the path to trial for a class-action lawsuit alleging wage-fixing and collusion by tech juggernauts, one that could lead to sweeping changes in Silicon Valley.<p>US District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday quashed a request for summary judgment by defendant tech firms in a lawsuit …

Silicon Valley

Samsung debuts two new mobile processors at Mobile World Congress

Samsung revealed its two latest mobile chips today during the World Mobile Congress: the Exynos 5422 and 5260. The 5422 is an octa-core processor featuring four ARM Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four smaller Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 5260 is a hexa-core chip that sports two …

Facebook Improves Free Voice Calls in Messenger App

Facebook updated its Messenger app Thursday with improvements to the app's voice calling feature.<p>The latest version of the app makes it easier for …

The most anticipated games of E3 2014

<i>Stay tuned. This article will be updated as we get more information on E3 2014's game lineup.</i><p>Get ready for hype<p>If you've been watching the …

GameStop Will Never Get Why You Hate Them - Cheat Code Central

As the song says, “…welcome to the new age.”<p>Someone should probably tell GameStop that if you stand in the way of a moving train, you’re not going to …

Gaming

Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction: Episode 2 Mayday Trailer - COGconnected

April 1, 2014<p>Share This<p>Following the events of Nightfall, the Quick Reaction Force team has been sent in to investigate a high-tech ghost ship adrift …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

Facebook Takes a Page From Twitter

Finally, A Strip-Proof Screw

Using your head<p>The common screw may not have been screaming for a makeover, but consider its shortcomings: stripped heads, tedious pilot holes, endless bit swapping. The company Outlaw has developed a new fastening system that cures all those headaches and could unseat the Phillips head as the …

Woodworking

Photo Gallery: Day 16

NFL Sound FX Shows Us What Really Happened on the First Play of Super Bowl 48

Link to Media<p>The Denver Broncos had a safety on their first play from scrimmage against the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII. Thanks to NFL Sound FX, we finally know why.<p>Link to Media<p>There appeared to be some issues with communication between quarterback Peyton Manning and center Manny …

NFL