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Sunken German Submarine From WWI Likely Contains Remains of 23 Sailors

Marine archaeologists have discovered a German submarine off the coast of Belgium in the North Sea. The U-boat dates back to the First World War, and …

Military History

I spent $13 to add wireless charging to my iPhone

Finally!<p>With the arrival of the iPhone 8 ($699.00 at Apple) and iPhone X ($999.99 at Apple), Apple has finally answered the prayers of many an iPhone owner. Those models support wireless charging, meaning you no longer have to futz with Lightning cables; you can just lay the phone on a charging pad …

Gear & Gadgets

Perlan 2 Glider breaks world altitude record for gliders

The Airbus Perlan 2 Glider is reaching for the stars and earlier in September broke a longstanding high-altitude record for engineless flight. The Airbus Perlan Mission II is an initiative to fly a glider to the edge of space, with a goal of reaching...

Aerospace

'Golf' Easter egg on the Switch may be a tribute to Satoru Iwata

It sounds like that hidden version of <i>Golf</i> on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company's late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including "yellowS8" from our last report) discovered that unlocking it is limited to one day per year: July 11th, the day Iwata …

Easter Egg

Nest's vision of the secure home is rooted in simplicity

Nest is officially in the home security business. At a press conference in San Francisco today, the company introduced a slew of devices: A video doorbell, an updated outdoor camera and a security system that includes a keypad base, a motion sensor and a keychain fob. And for a company that's …

Home Automation

The world’s largest aircraft had a successful engine test

Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was completed. All six of the massive rocket-launching plane's turbofan engines were turned on and tested.<p>There were three …

Aerospace

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on messaging apps like Skype and Snapchat

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet calls at 8PM ET today that had stood since 2013. Services that follow rules set by the country's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) will be allowed to operate, according to a spokesman's statement and tweet (below).<p>In the CITC …

Saudi Arabia

iPhone 8: Should you upgrade?

On Sept. 22, you'll be able to buy the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in stores. (You can already preorder them today.) That means you've got a choice to make. Do you buy, or do you wait?<p>We know it's tough to keep track of every single new iPhone feature, so we created this guide. No matter which …

Phones

Auction Report: Sotheby's To Offer The Daniels "Space Traveller" Watch, September 19th In London

I don't remember when I first heard about the Space Traveller watch but it was some time ago – probably in the very late 1990s, when I first became …

Watches

Move Over Fidget Spinner, the Infinity Box is Here.

<b>Update:</b> Sold out<p>Fidget spinners and fidget boxes are old news. The infinity cube is the new gadget to keep your hands busy. It’s sort of like a …

Apple iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones

Last year's iOS 10 was all about refining Apple's mobile experience -- it was "like polishing a pearl," I noted at the time. Now, with iOS 11, Apple is focusing even more on its big-screen iPad experience, but at the same time it's leaving the iPhone a bit behind. Even though we didn't get any …

iOS

Pee on a postcard to determine if you have a UTI

Among the many startups on display at the TechCrunch Disrupt hall in San Francisco this week are companies focused on health and biotech. The products ranged from smart exercise bikes to breast pumps that look like they're from a science-fiction film. One of them, however, stood out from the rest …

Medicine

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer Watch

Coinciding nicely with the 20th anniversary of their original Worldtimer watch, Swiss watch maker Oris has released an updated model for 2017 with …

Watches

August’s redesigned smart lock boasts better battery life and security

There’s also a new a pro version of its Doorbell Cam<p>In a major refresh of its smart home products, August has released two new versions of its smart lock, including a cheaper redesigned model and a professional edition of its doorbell camera.<p>The third generation of the August Smart Lock has been …

Home Automation

Shure introduces first-ever Bluetooth earphones for prices starting at $100

Shure just announced two new models of Bluetooth wireless earphones. The $150 SE215 and $100 SE112 each deliver deep bass and sound isolation, and they’re the first Bluetooth earbuds that Shure has ever made. Both deliver up to 8 hours of battery life on a charge and offer a maximum wireless range …

Headphones

Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States …

War

Galaxy S8 owners can finally disable the Bixby button

I really dig my Galaxy S8 smartphone, but for one thing: the incredibly annoying Bixby assistant. Now, Samsung will let you disable the dedicated Bixby key, making it much harder to summon the helper by accident, as <i>Sammobile</i> noticed. As for what purpose that key can serve after you disable Bixby, …

Samsung

The iPhone X’s notch is basically a Kinect

Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly how fast technology is moving. "We put a man on the moon using the computing power of a handheld calculator," as Richard Hendricks reminds us in <i>Silicon Valley</i>. In 2017, I use my pocket supercomputer of a phone to tweet with brands.<p>But Apple's iPhone X provides a …

Augmented Reality

How this giraffe lost its spots, and other tales of unusually white animals

These creatures look straight from a fairly tale<p>Earlier this week, news went viral that two white giraffes were spotted in Kenya — a completely white female and her baby giraffe, which had barely visible spots on its skin. Although bright white giraffes aren’t very common, there have been sightings …

Nature

Cassini Took One Last Look at a Mysterious Glitch in Saturn's Rings Before It Died

Peggy is something along the edge of Saturn’s ring, a glitch whose source we’ve never seen. Cassini took a last peek at Peggy during its Grand Finale …

Astronomy

ASUS announces ZenFone V, all that’s left is Verizon to welcome it

An ASUS phone on an American carrier only comes once in a blue moon and there always has to be a catch to it. Remember the PadFone X on AT&T? What …

Tablets

The best handheld vacuum

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We've looked at 50 …

Shopping

PAL Flies Toronto Direct

Opens Up Chicago, Houston, and Seattle <br>15 September 2017<br>Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said that it will fly direct flights to Toronto again …

FIND OUT: How much does it cost to get an annulment in the Philippines?

Weddings are notoriously expensive, but there's a hidden cost for couples whose "forever" fails to last. Current Philippine trending …

Apple's iPhone X gives Android copycats a big, big gift

Every year we see dozens of me-too Android phones that ape the iPhone, except for one big, round giveaway: they lack Apple's instantly recognizable home button. Now that the iPhone X trades in its most defining visual feature, it's going to be easier than ever to make Android phones that look like …

Mobile Technology

The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective

Peeking over the fence<p>It’s been almost a year since the Google Pixel made me put down my iPhone and transformed me from a Google apps user on Apple hardware to a pure Google acolyte. In the grand tug of war between mobile religions, I’m now pulled in the direction of Android, and I can’t express …

Phones

100,000,000th G-Shock: Casio G-Shock MR-G ‘Akazonae’ Watch

The one hundred millionth G-Shock has rolled off the assembly line and been fitted with a commemorative caseback at Casio in Yamagata, Japan. That's …

Watches

Meet Rembrandt in this Samsung Gear VR experience

The best thing about VR experiences is that they can take you to fantastical places -- or meet people you'll never get to meet in real life, like Dutch master Rembrandt. Oculus has teamed up with virtual reality studio Force Field for a Samsung Gear VR experience that takes you back to 17th century …

Virtual Reality

MMDA to use new AI-based to catch traffic violators on EDSA

The MMDA tries hi-tech with the DOST-funded, DLSU traffic system to catch violators on EDSA

Philippines