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Give Thanks for Cassini, One of the Greatest Space Missions Ever

Thanksgiving is a good time to sit around, preferably with a beer or some pie, and think about the things you're grateful for. We don't know about …

Mach 1000 shock wave lights supernova remnant

The appearance of this “new star” stunned those who thought the heavens were constant and unchanging. At its brightest, the supernova rivaled Venus …

APOD: Comet Lovejoy Before Galaxy M63 (2013 Dec 02) Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131202.html Explanation: Comet Lovejoy was captured last week passing well in front of spiral galaxy M63. Discovered only three months ago and currently near its maximum brightness, Comet Lovejoy can be seen near the Big Dipper from dark northerly locations before dawn with the unaided eye. An unexpected rival to Comet ISON, C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy), pictured above, is currently sporting a large green coma and a beautifully textured ion tail. Comet Lovejoy is now headed back to the outer Solar System but should remain a good site in binoculars for another few weeks. Conversely, spiral galaxy M63, lies far in the distance and is expected to remain stationary on the sky and hold its relative brightness for at least the next few million years. http://www.damianpeach.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131202 #APOD

No 'Spacegiving' for Scrubbed SpaceX Rocket Launch

SpaceX today for the second time in a week had to abort a planned launch of a rocket into space because of technical glitch. A problem halted the …

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

Pros<p>Decent screen, good battery life, low price<p>Cons<p>Chunky, touchpad could be more sensitive<p>Price<p>£340<p>7 / 10<p>Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has been …

Wave fingers, make faces: The future of computing at Intel

"Once you give computers the ability to assess depth, a lot of wonderful things can happen." <br />--Intel's Anil Nanduri

Technology

How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which …

Jolla Hands-On: A Closer Look at the First Sailfish OS Smartphone

Jolla was founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who strongly believed that MeeGo deserved a second chance. Two years on, the Finish startup is launching its first smartphone with a new take on the forgotten platform, called Sailfish OS.<p>I went hands-on with an early version of the Jolla …

Experimental 3D scanner creates clear images with almost no light

We've seen single-pixel cameras, and now MIT researchers have figured out how to create clear images of dimly-lit objects using single photons -- in 3D, no less. The technique doesn't involve any fancy new hardware, either, as the team worked with a standard photon detector that fired low-intensity …

Despacio: the 50,000-watt sound system designed for discerning audiophiles

"With most gigs, people are turned toward the DJs looking at what you are doing. It becomes a performance," explains 2ManyDJs' David Dewaele. "With …

Graphic content: do Xbox One and PS4 games really look better?

The words "next generation" have always held a lot of promise — and a lot of hype — in the world of video games. Consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that herald the arrival of a new generation are said to offer stunning graphics that unlock gaming experiences like never before. That’s an …

Nexus smartphones can reportedly be forced to reboot through SMS attack

The latest Nexus smartphones can be forced to restart, freeze, or lose network connection because of an issue with the way they handle a certain type of SMS message, reports <i>PC World</i>. Security researcher Bogdan Alecu reportedly discovered that the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 5 all …

Sony PlayStation TV review: a PS Vita on your television

<i>Nearly one year after its launch in Japan, Sony is releasing the PS Vita TV — now clad in black and rechristened the PlayStation TV — in North America today, Tuesday October 14th, for $99.99. Read our original Vita TV review below.</i><p>The video games industry has recently been chattering in hushed …

Google’s Android 4.4 Update Seems To Hurt Video Playback Performance On Nexus 7

Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat update is rolling out to Nexus devices globally, and I was eager to get it on my Nexus 7 tablet. Turns out, it’s possible I should’ve left well enough alone. Immediately after updating (via official, OTA channels), I noticed performance seemed to suffer, and now a study …

What is Google’s religion?

Rather than pick one, the Internet giant seems to promote a “benevolent interfaith big tent”<p>The scene opens in a bustling restaurant in Delhi, where a young woman leans in close to her grandfather, whose eyes sparkle with memories of his childhood in Lahore, Pakistan. He points to faded photograph …

Wibidata Machine Learning Platform Offers Capabilities Comparable To Amazon.com And Google

Wibidata, a big data application provider, has a new platform for building real-time apps that shows the increasing accessibility of machine learning and how e-commerce companies can provide an experience similar to a giant like Amazon.com.<p>The new WibiEnterprise 3.0 platform allows a company to …

HTC One developer and unlocked models start receiving Android 4.4 KitKat in the US

If you were bold enough to buy a Developer Edition HTC One or its unlocked sibling, today is your lucky day. HTC's US division has announced that it's rolling out an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade to both One variants, weeks ahead of the expected update for carrier-locked models. Sense 5.5 should also …

Audeze LCD-X Review: When A $1,700 Headphone Is 'Mid-Range'

The LCD-X is the second new headphone from Audeze this year, which wouldn’t be as big of a deal if they didn’t a) only sell four headphones, and b) make some of the best high-end headphones available.<p>At $1,700 the LCD-X isn’t cheap, but it is cheap<i>er</i> than the top-of-the-line LCD-3, and the X’s …

Google 'spins invisible web' with user data, Dutch watchdog says

Google's practice of combining user data from its different services without user consent violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said Thursday.<p>A 2012 overhaul of Google's privacy policy gave the company the right to "combine personal information" across multiple …

Privacy

Why Chinese smartphone clones may not be a good deal after all

Nobody loves a bargain like I do. So when a reader asked me what I thought about buying "knock-off" smartphones in China, I was intrigued.<p>After all, I've bought my share of counterfeit handbags in New York's Chinatown. But when you're talking about electronics and cell phones, to be specific, you …

Mobile

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for …

LG Canada says G2 will get Android 4.4 KitKat by March

LG G2 owners may have to wait a while to get the Android 4.4 KitKat software that their Nexus 5-toting counterparts already enjoy. A spokesperson for the company's Canadian branch informs <i>MobileSyrup</i> that the G2 should get its KitKat upgrade late in the first quarter of 2014 -- in other words, …

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

Android this week: HTC One Max reviewed; Moto G coming; Android pics improving

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Got big pockets? If so, the HTC One Max might appeal thanks to its 5.9-inch display. Of course, there’s more to the …

Xbox One's 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance

The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4's easily-accessed storage, it's not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we'll probably leave ours in place to keep from voiding the warranty or risk a ban from Xbox Live, a few folks have …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the airport. Anywhere people are waiting, congregating, or milling about."</br > --Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of innovation and new ventures

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