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Sprint reportedly preparing 'One Up' early upgrade plan for September 20th debut

Carrier early upgrade programs may generally be a rip-off, but thanks to the domino effect created by T-Mobile's Jump, every major carrier needs one. <i>CNET</i> reports that Sprint will debut One Up on September 20th, a payment plan that lets customers pay for new smartphone or tablet devices using …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.<p>Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens …

iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …

Boondocking Basics: Electrical Use While Unplugged

With all the solar retrofits and additional batteries being installed on some units, people are looking at their stock Class Bs and wondering if …

Understanding data usage and the MiFi data card

Staying in touch while RVing is a challenge we all face. And a key tool many of us end up acquiring is a data card that lets us set up our own Wi-Fi …

ROYAL LINE OF SUCCESSION: Here's Where William And Kate's Baby Ranks

Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy who is now third in line to the throne of England.<p>Called the Prince of Cambridge, the baby ranks behind father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and grandfather Charles, Prince of Wales.

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HTC One Max phablet coming in September: Report

HTC’s plans of a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 competitor have already been revealed in a string of leaks. Now, Mobile Geeks reports that this large-screen …

Airglow over Yosemite National Park

Airglow is light that originates in the high atmosphere, associated with photochemical reactions of gases caused by solar radiation. Thank you …

Echoes Of The Samsung Galaxy Marketing In Nokia's Lumia Campaign

Nokia’s Windows Phone adventure continued this week with the launch of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with the focus squarely on imaging. Along with selling the 41 megapixel equipped phone, Nokia will also be looking for the Lumia 1020 to sell the rest of the Lumia range of handsets through a mix of …

Apple Reportedly Signs Deal with Samsung for 14-nm A9 Chips Starting in 2015

<i>The Korea Economic Daily</i> reports that Apple and Samsung today officially signed an agreement that will see the two companies working together on future A-series chips for Apple's iOS devices, with the deal specifically covering A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node starting in 2015. The …

The Windwalker Wind Generator

19 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Truck Camper Magazine meets Jack and Crystal Wright of Free Spirit Energy and experiences the Windwalker wind generator …

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Check Out Albert Einstein's Timecards

Did history's best-known genius hate Mondays?<p>Happy Post-Holiday-Weekend Monday! Perhaps you can take comfort in knowing you had something in common with fellow clock-puncher Albert Einstein, who took part-time pay from the government while working on Navy weapons during World War II. Here are his …

Astronomers size up super-Earth neighbor

<b>UC SANTA BARBARA (US) —</b> For the first time researchers have figured out the true size and mass of an exoplanet that hovers about 70 light-years from …

Astronomy

Feet of a Sphinx Statue Found at Archaeological Dig in Israel

Researchers have found the feet of a Sphinx statue at an archaeological dig site in Israel. The Sphinx feet were found at a site in Tel Hazor …

Harmful Parasites In Cat Poop Are Widespread

That cat poop can pose a health risk to humans no longer surprises us.<p>Some cats carry a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii<i>.</i> Infected cats shed embryonic <i>T. gondii,</i> called oocysts, in their feces.<p>These oocysts are easily transmitted to humans, and researchers have explored their possible link to …

To deal with problems, avoid them (for a little while)

<b>U. TORONTO (CAN) —</b> The best way to manage stressful problems at work, school, and home may be to take your mind off them—temporarily.<p>Researchers …

University of Toronto

Why Deaf People Don't Achoo When They Sneeze

You may not know it, but peer pressure influences what you sound like when you sneeze.<p>Sneezing feels—and is—so involuntary, yet apparently you do still have some control over what you say when you sneeze. "Achoo!" is particular to English speakers, the BBC's Ouch blog reports, and deaf people just …

This Preserved Lizard Is 23 Million Years Old

It might well be related to a very common modern lizard--except it's teeny-tiny.<p>In Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state, paleontologists discovered a small piece of amber with something remarkable inside: a 23-million-year-old preserved lizard.<p>Scientists at the curiously named National Autonomous …

Sprint, IBM want to connect your phone to your car through the cloud

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The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

Private messages really <i>aren’t</i> so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, isn’t …

HTC Butterfly getting Android 4.2.2 update in Taiwan

HTC has announced that it has released the Android 4.2.2 update for HTC Butterfly smartphone in its home-country Taiwan. The new update also brings …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

This Sound Camera Could Help You Fix Your Car

Meaning it can see where exactly where that weird noise in your car engine is coming from.<p>You're driving around, when you hear a weird rattling noise coming out of your car. Even if you know your way around an engine, you don't know exactly where the problem is coming from, which makes it tough to …