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Viber's Windows Phone 8 app now allows you to call any number you want

How does Viber celebrate being acquired for a ton of money? By bringing one of its most popular features, Viber Out, to Windows Phone 8 -- that's how. In second thought, we're probably way off. Still, the Skype rival has indeed updated its WP8 application, celebration or not, allowing users to now …

Book Creator: Create Ebooks From Your Android Tablet

After almost three since launching for iPad, Red Jumper Studio has brought its personal ebook-creating app to Android tablets.<p>The aptly-titled Book Creator app probably isn’t what you’d use to self-publish your first piece of fiction, but it will work well for personal use, say, creating stories …

What It Feels Like to Fly a Powered Paraglider

Strapping a 15-hp engine to your back has never been so much fun.<p><b>I'm standing at the edge of a field in</b> southern Florida, strapped to another man in a harness of aluminum tubing and nylon webbing like a pantomime horse. I'm in front; veteran paragliding pilot Paul Czarnecki is in back. It's early …

Coursera Launches Android App

Online learning company Coursera has finally come to Android after launching an app for the Google-owned mobile platform. The launch comes just over three months after Coursera debuted its iOS app, its first native mobile app, and will help the company towards its goal of providing access to free …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Galaxy S5 pre-order starts today in UK

Samsung's new toy can now be reserved, ahead of its release on 11 April. Expect to shell out a lot of cash, though.<p>The Galaxy S5 is now available to pre-order in the UK -- but expect to splash out plenty of cash if you want to own Samsung's heart-rate-monitor-sporting flagship.<p>As of this morning, …

iPhone

A handset to put HTC back in the conversation

HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC One M8, represents a challenge to Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 and a bid by its struggling manufacturer to regain some of …

Phones

EU court rules that internet providers may have to block pirate sites

Internet providers in Europe may soon have little choice but to filter out pirate sites. In resolving an Austrian case, the European Court of Justice has ruled that EU countries can ask carriers to block copyright infringers, whether or not the networks are involved. The EU's laws don't require …

Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

We’ve already rounded up our favorite Triumph Scramblers and Thruxtons, but today we’re tackling the base model in Triumph’s modern classics line—the Bonneville.<p>Styled after the Bonnies of the 60s and 70s, the ‘new’ Bonneville was released in 2001 and went on to form the basis for the Scrambler and …

Motorcycles

Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles.<p>GM has …

Engines

1968 Ford Mustang Gets A 443-WHP Turbo 2JZ Swap: Video

In the 50 years the Ford Mustang has been around, just about everything--good and bad--that could be done to it has been done. But this is one we …

Deal with the devil: why Netflix broke its own rules on net neutrality

By agreeing to pay Comcast, Reed Hastings set a painful precedent<p>Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published an impassioned blog post last week criticizing internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for asking his company to pay interconnection fees in order to ensure that their data reaches …

Netflix Sinks After Apple-Comcast Streaming TV Talks Revealed

Netflix stock has been on a tear for most of the last year, as investors become increasingly optimistic about the future of online video streaming as a viable and growing business model. But Netflix’s success may have put a target on its back.<p>On Monday, Netflix shares sank nearly 8% after a Wall …

Forget About Windows 8, Insiders Say Microsoft's Real Money Maker Also Needs Work

While a lot of attention is being paid to how he'll fix Windows 8, sources in Microsoft's legendary salesforce tell us their division needs attention, too.<p>One source even suggested that Nadella may need to replace the man in charge of the salesforce, COO Kevin Turner.<p>"The sales model at Microsoft …

Customers

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Recovery

See photos of the National Corvette Museum's salvage operation as it pulls the eight cars it lost to the sinkhole back onto solid ground

Classic Cars

Photos: 2015 Jeep Renegade

The 2015 Jeep Renegade is a tiny trucklet that begs to be flogged off-road. Here are 41 photos showing all the angles and the different trim levels of Jeep's Geneva Motor Show star.<p>41 shots of the new baby off-roader.

Chrysler

National Geographic Travel

Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

Central America

Necktie Tips for Men: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× Tie Tips: A Visual Guide Proper Tie Length. Tip of tie comes right to the top of your belt buckle. Tie a little long? Use the Windsor Knot – it …

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

Narcissists Make Better Leaders | Inc.com

What qualities do we look for in a business leader? Confidence is obviously important, as is the ability to communicate and persuade, so a certain degree of extraversion is generally considered a plus. You clearly need to be driven as steering a business it’s a tough job.<p>What does that add up to? …

Psychology

Scientists can now track whales from space!

And the blind shall see!<p>Because 71% of Earth is covered by oceans, counting whales can be a bit like looking for tiny needles in a very large …

Conservation

Scientists create 'highway of death' for cancer

Instead of relying on drugs to kill tumors, Georgia Tech researchers engineer artificial pathways to lure malignant cells to their death, using a "Pied Piper" approach to treating cancer.<p>Brain tumors known as Glioblastoma multiform cancer (GBM) are a particularly insidious form of the disease …

Cancer

Honduras Is Still The Murder Capital Of The World

Honduras has suffered a wave of violence in recent years, as Mexican drug cartels have expanded into the country, enlisting local street gangs and using the country's often lawless Caribbean coastline as a pit stop for U.S.-bound cocaine from South America.<p>The murder rate fell by 6.5 percentage …

Mexico

Barack Obama’s Paragraph

Ten leading historians assess Obama’s rank in the pantheon of American presidents.<p><i>Barack Obama knows he’s a man running out of time. Reflecting on his presidential legacy in a long interview with the</i> New Yorker <i>’s David Remnick, Obama said, “at the end of the day we’re part of a long-running story.</i> …