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Pyne's Polling App Arrives for Android

If someone asked you whether the world needs another question-and-answer app or not, you would likely respond in the negative. But that doesn’t stop startups from trying to bring something new to the Q&A table.<p>With that in mind, Pyne lets users ask and answer basic yes/no or multiple-choice …

This bizarre bendable phone wears like a shirtsleeve

For the past few years, the standing lazy punchline about wearables has been something about awkwardly strapping a computer or a phone to your body. Finally, a crowdfunding campaign has taken the joke to the next level and made that punchline a reality.<p>San Francisco Bay Area startup Arubixs has …

The Rise Of The Crypto Phone

Cell phones just got a whole lot more secure.<p>Between revelations of NSA spying and a sense that marketers and hackers are picking our digital pockets, we’re all getting a little edgy about cellular security. Hence the rapid growth of the cryptophone industry. Most of the handsets run on “hardened” …

7 of NASA's Greatest Failed Ideas

Failure isn't a dirty word. Sometimes it just means that you're trying bold ideas ahead of their time.<p>Failure isn't a dirty word. Sometimes it just means that you're trying bold ideas ahead of their time.

U.S. Dept. of Defense

One nation under SWAT: How America’s police became an occupying force

<b>(Reuters/Philip Andrews)</b><p>If the situation in Ferguson has taught us one thing, it’s that things are getting very, very scary<p>Matthew Harwood<p>August 14, 2014 1:28pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Jason Westcott was afraid.<p>One night last fall, he discovered via Facebook that a friend …

We just played with Android's L Developer Preview

By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as "L" for now), Google is walking new ground -- and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward. Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware …

Human hibernation: Secrets behind the big sleep

The extreme survival tricks of hibernating animals… and the occasional human… could help us overcome life-threatening injuries, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>Imagine it: you have been rushed into the emergency room and you are dying. Your injuries are too severe for the surgeons to repair in time. Your …

Why psychopaths are more successful

Andy McNab and Oxford psychology professor Kevin Dutton reveal how acting like psychopaths could help us in work, life and love<p>Behaving like a psychopath could help you in your career and love life. It’s counterintuitive – who, after all, would hire Hannibal Lecter or want to date Norman Bates – …

FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android

FireChat has been on a rollercoaster ride since developer Open Garden released it for iOS(s aapl) last month, peaking at well over 100,000 iTunes …

Sexed-up science news - reporting the story gets in the way of a good fact

Sex sells. This is a well-known cliché, pairing a product with a sexually attractive/suggestive person is the norm in the advertising industry. Sex can be used to promote anything – cat food, car insurance, carbonated beverages, and that’s just the Cs. It’s so common, the bizarre logic of it is …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

Kurdish Militias Drive Out Jihadists, Bring Stability Back to Parts of Syria

In the chaos of civil war, Syria’s Kurds are managing to do the unthinkable—drive out foreign fighters, avoid provoking Assad and start establishing …

Laser pointer attacks on airplanes skyrocketing

Attacks in which airplanes are targeted with laser pointers are up 1,100 percent nationwide since 2005.<p>According to Quartz, the Federal Aviation Administration reported that there were more cases of planes being targeted with lasers in January 2013 than in all of 2005. This January, there were 346 …

Life may be harder to identify on some exoplanets

High levels of atmospheric oxygen are a promising indicator for life on exoplanets. But some exoplanets may have significant levels of oxygen, even …

Astronomy

The US Spent Billions in Kyrgyzstan, but Is Leaving Without a Trace

Since 2001, the US Government has dumped staggering amounts of money into Manas Air Force Base, a critical Air Force outpost in Kyrgyzstan. The base costs US taxpayers 60 million dollars each year in rent. 100 million dollars a year is siphoned into the country through USAID. 300 million plus …

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing Stephen Hawking

Watch this exclusive clip of Benedict Cumberbatch discussing the challenges of playing Stephen Hawking in an upcoming documentary on the eminent physicist.<p>In this exclusive clip from <b>Stephen Hawking's</b> upcoming documentary, Benedict Cumberbatch talks about playing the theoretical physicist in his …

10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Check out these quick tips to get the strongest signal from your wireless router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your …

Wi-Fi

Bitdefender Total Security (2014)

<b>Pros</b><p>Good results in PCMag antivirus tests; great results in independent tests. Accurate spam and phishing protection. Tough, no-hassle firewall. …

Christie: 'I'm a damn good Republican'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is swatting down criticism from GOP ranks that he isn’t conservative enough, saying in an interview airing Friday that he’s a “damn good Republican.”<p>“Is it a fair question to ask that if you ran as a Republican for president of the United States, what Republican Party …

The Great, Good And Ugly In Emerging Markets ETFs

There is little question that the biggest story to come out of the first quarter has been the dramatic surge in U.S. equity prices. Investors, frustrated by the continued low-interest rate environment, have flooded the markets with capital and sent indexes soaring to a string of historic heights. …