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Why 4.7 inches is the perfect screen size for the next iPhone

Whenever we do a poll about what new features people would like to see most in a new iPhone, the No. 1 vote getter always seems to be "bigger screen" followed by "better battery life."<p>With the iPhone 5, the iPhone's screen did get bigger -- or at least longer -- but it's still not big enough for …

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The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

RANKED: These Are The Best Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now

Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are all expected to release their own smartwatches.<p>Just last month, Foxconn showed off an iPhone-compatible smartwatch that can measure the wearer's vital signs like heart beat and respiration.<p>Thanks to David Schmidt of comparison shopping platform FindTheBest, …

More than 240 prisoners escape in Pakistan jailbreak

Pakistan's security forces face tough questions after Taliban gunmen stormed one of the country’s most notorious prisons, freeing hundreds of inmates.<p>A senior commander claimed the mastermind behind the attack was Adnan Rasheed, <b>author of a letter to Malala Yousafzai describing why she was singled</b> …

Spanish train driver appears in court

The driver of the train that crashed last week in Spain's deadliest railway accident in decades made his first court appearance, as authorities cite his possible negligence as the focus of their investigation.<p>Francisco Jose Garzon, 52, arrived at the courthouse for the closed hearing on Sunday …

Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)

Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can …

IRIS telescope snaps first photos of mystery region of the sun

NASA's newest solar observatory has taken its first photos of the lowest layers of the solar atmosphere, a mysterious and little-understood region of the sun.<p>The images, taken just 21 hours after mission controllers first opened the telescope’s door, reveal new details of the sun’s lower atmosphere …

'I risked my life, for what?': Iraq War veterans chilled by country's slide into civil war

As they watch Iraq’s mounting body count and potential slide into civil war, some Iraq War veterans are more intensely questioning why they went, what it all meant, and whether the deaths of 4,486 U.S. troops on that foreign soil were worth the permanent cost.<p>Others are concerned about the impact …