Nick Vis

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The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Latest Features of iOS 10: Apple's Predictable iPhone Future Revealed

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team took to the stage at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to announce the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. The tenth major version of iOS continues its evolutionary approach to this vital building block, adding in a number …

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Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.<p>The company quietly records many of the …

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Sleep Problem: My Brain Won't Shut Off

When getting into bed cues that ticker in your head.<p><i>The Arianna Huffington +</i> Furthermore <i>Sleep Series knows that all good sleepers are alike; all bad sleepers are bad in their own way. When we asked you what your sleep issues were, you answered. Many of you said you couldn't shut your minds off at</i> …

Danish director Michael Madsen asks a parade of military, scientific and philosophical talking heads to reveal how we would treat an alien encounter<p>Not to be confused with the actor of the same name who appears in Quentin Tarantino films, Danish documentarian Michael Madsen casts an amused but …

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WatchOS 2 hands-on: What Apple Watch should have had from the start

Ignoring the mixed reviews, common sense and the usually wise advice that you should avoid first-gen products at all costs, I bought an Apple Watch last June. Honestly, I'm still surprised by that. I backed the original Pebble crowdfunding campaign, and I've tested a few Android Wear devices, but …

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Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Warp Speed Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Says Astrophysicist

Einstein’s theory of relativity allows it.<p>Despite all the intergalactic hopping in science fiction and the occasional extraordinary research claim, …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

It's 2014 and we still don't have a real Note alternative

When the original Galaxy Note was released by Samsung in October 2011 it was widely criticized for being too big. Questions about whether it was a tablet or a phone gave rise to the universally hated word “phablet”. The vast majority of reviewers wrote it off as another failed offshoot of Samsung’s …

Global Delight's Camera Plus is Updated with Real-time Preview for Better Shots

Global Delight, whose photo-video app Camera Plus recently introduced technology that let iOS photographers be a part of their own photo shoots, has now released an upgrade that improves on that feature.<p>Two months ago, the company added AirSnap, which connects two iOS devices together via Bluetooth …

The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

This Android launcher knows what apps you want on your homescreen before you do

The <i>EverythingMe Launcher</i> Android app has been updated to offer users advanced contextual features including predicting what apps the user wants to …

Samsung’s 2014 roadmap: More phablets, bigger tablets

In a conference call with analysts following the announcement of its Q4 2013 financial performance, Samsung on Friday revealed that it plans to …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Apple isn't dead yet – iPhone 5S and iOS7 have a secret weapon

When Steve Jobs was still with us, many commentators – yours truly included – used to complain about the "reality distortion field" that surrounded Apple's charismatic leader. Those in attendance when Jobs launched the devices and services (iPod, iTunes, OS X, iMac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad) that …

Oppo launches the N1, complete with CyanogenMod option

Microsoft’s not the only one with new hardware this morning, and Oppo finally introduces us to its N1 Android, along with some unusual camera design …

Half of emerging market mobile users will have smartphones by 2017

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom<br>Tuesday 20 August 13<p>Telcos need to develop simple mobile broadband pricing plans to serve the next wave of mobile …

Will BlackBerry survive as an independent company?