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Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

The NFC Ring Kickstarter has closed, destroying the original goal

Perhaps the most subtly brilliant Kickstarter idea we’ve seen in a long time, the NFC Ring, has closed out its campaign. The original goal of £30,000 was annihilated, as the final tally was an impressive £241,947.<p>In addition to the money, inventor of the NFC ring John McLear notes the outpouring of …

Wearable Tech

Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America?

When U.S. allies in Yemen needed help targeting an alleged al-Qaeda operative for an American drone strike, evidence suggests they turned to one of the people closest to him.<p>On Thursday, October 25, 2012, as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney crisscrossed America in a final mad scramble along the …

LG G2 shows its slim borders in comparison with Galaxy S4

<i>Update: The video was taken down.</i><p>LG will lift the veil on the G2 in about eight hours, but, as it seems to become the norm with high profile devices, we already know just about every important detail about it.<p>Just in case you can’t contain your excitement for the G2, here’s a video to give you a …

Darwin did not cheat Wallace out of his rightful place in history

This year is the centenary of the death of Victorian naturalist and co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace. So we have heard a lot about him recently, including the BBC Two series Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero, an episode of BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, two episodes of The …

A Bongo: why I deserve your aid

The recent UK political furore surrounding the comments of Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom has started to become quite ridiculous. He caused controversy when he publicly objected to aid being sent to "Bongo Bongo land". This was controversial for a number of reasons. Presumably one main reason was that …

What Twins Reveal About The Science Of Faith

Studies of twins suggest that faith is influenced by genes.<p>I am frequently asked by journalists to recall the most surprising finding of our twin studies. The study of religion and belief in God is the one that always comes to mind, and the results are not easily accepted by many people. Most …

Privacy group calls for FTC investigation of Jay-Z app

Now he's got 100 problems. Rapper Jay-Z was widely praised for his business savvy after he announced a plan to give away 1 million copies of his new album to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users through a special app.<p>But that app has generated a slew of complaints from users, and even a fellow rapper, …

Moto X set to feature a Dual LTE MIMO antenna, bringing faster data speeds for all

The Moto X has attracted a fair bit of attention in the past few days and it doesn’t look like the hype train will be stopped. The founder and former owner of <i>Android and me,</i> Taylor Wimberley, has already leaked some information about the Moto X and now he’s got some more information.<p>According to …

Mobile

Motorola XT1030 and XT1080 hit FCC, possible members of the Droid Ultra family?

<b>Image Source:</b> The Verge<p>Right now is an exciting time for Motorola. The company is finally shedding its past, throwing on a new Google-centric logo and pushing its way towards a new direction. While a large part of that direction centers around the much-hyped Moto X, let’s not forget that there are …

Mobile Technology

Motorola's newest ad highlights the Moto X, designed by you, assembled in the USA

It looks like Motorola has finally gone official with the Moto X! And their announcement is huge. The device will be customizable to some degree, and …

The new Motorola X Phone ad: It could mean more than we know

The Verge<p>It’s something I’ve long hoped for the Motorola X: complete customization. Even though the rumors leading up to it hinted it was made of unicorn horn and gypsy tears, we’ve since learned it’s just going to be a cell phone. In fact, we’ve been hearing the X Phone could be a pretty …

Mobile Technology

Google Play edition reviews: The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4

For better or worse, you've got official 'stock' Android on two of the hottest phones around<p>Forget, for the moment, the “why” of the “Google Play …

Moto X phone not coming to Verizon as a “Droid” device, report says

<i>X Phone concept</i><p>Shortly after a first ad for Google’s confirmed Moto X phone has been discovered, a new report claims that the handset will not be included in Verizon’s famous Droid family of Android handsets.<p><i>The Verge</i> says it has learned from multiple sources that the “Moto X will not be a Droid …

Into the south | Malaysia

It is said that the dead tell no tale. But in death, the widows of two of south Thailand’s most wanted militants reveal the deepest thoughts behind men involved in the region’s most violent conflict.<p>Hasem Bueraheng and Maroso Chantrawadee were among some 60 armed insurgents who mounted a daring …

Q&A: S African group calls for Obama's arrest | US & Canada

<b>Doha, Qatar -</b> US President Barack Obama on Friday heads to the southernmost shores of Africa on the second leg of his three-country visit to the continent.<p>While America's first black president has family roots in Kenya where he is adored by many, in South Africa his visit is not being received with …

MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Thai Monks Arrested In Child Sex Scandal

Thai police said Wednesday they had arrested two monks for procuring a 14-year-old boy to perform sexual acts with an abbot, in the latest scandal to shake the kingdom's Buddhist clergy.<p>The pair, who deny any knowledge of the alleged abuse, could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, Police …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …

Google’s acquisition of Waze prompts FTC investigation

Credit: theantonyryan/Flickr<p>Google just can’t seem to catch a break. According to a report by the New York Post, the search giant’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Israel-based mapping service Waze has prompted an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A Google spokesperson …

Waze

Wing walker and pilot killed in crash at Ohio show

<b>A wing walker and her pilot were killed when their biplane crashed during an air show near Dayton, in the US state of Ohio.</b><p>The plane carrying Jane Wicker overturned and hit the ground, bursting into flames in front of spectators at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.<p>Organisers cancelled the show for the …

Airplanes

DashClock Widget Updated To Version 1.5 With Daydream Support, New Weather Options, And More

If you have a device running Android 4.2, there is literally no reason to avoid checking out DashClock Widget. This app comes from Googler Roman …

Rumor: Moto X specs include dual-core processor, 10-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

<i>X Phone concept</i><p>A new tweet posted by a Twitter account known to leak information about upcoming mobile devices before their launch reveals certain specs of the already confirmed Moto X phone.<p>The handset was the star of a variety of rumors that hit the web before and after Google I/O. However, …

Brazilian bar designs new beer glass made to keep your eyes off your phone

Bars are a place to be social and enjoy a brew, which unfortunately for some patrons means social networking and enjoying a browser instead. The …

[Bonus Round] Emancy: Borderline War, Shelter, And Beejumbled

This article is part of our <b>Bonus Round</b> series.<p>Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android …

Google's 1-Pound Mystery Gift To Glass Explorers Isn't A Free Phone, Or Keys To A Self-Driving Car, It's...

Last week there was a bit of hubbub among the still-tiny population of Google Glass users, after Google sent out packages to the Explorer program. A …