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OnePlus founder talks NFC, meeting demand, and what ‘never settle’ really means

Chinese mobile upstart OnePlus launched its third smartphone a few weeks back. The OnePlus X is a smaller, cheaper, more design-focused device than the OnePlus 2, which launched a few months earlier, and the OnePlus One, which debuted a year previous.<p>Consistent with its launch strategy from the …

Mobile Technology

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

What research actually says about felines<p>Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.<p>The first thing you notice when you …

Pets

OnePlus X is official: 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, 13MP camera and premium glass back for $249

At an event in London this morning, OnePlus finally took the wraps off its latest smartphone. It’s not a the company’s flagship device, but at its price-range it certainly seems competitive. Even before the event this morning, the company lauded the phone as a precision work of art, and it’s easy …

Mobile Technology

Meet the $249 OnePlus X

With its first two phones, OnePlus proved that it could deliver flagship-level devices at a cheaper price-point than most of its rivals. Neither were exactly design duds, but for its third handset -- and the second to be unwrapped in 2015 -- OnePlus is focusing on style in particular. It's called …

What causes age-related macular degeneration?

It is the most common cause of sight loss in adults - age-related macular degeneration - and now doctors in London have performed a pioneering operation to try to cure it.<p>Patients with the condition lose their central vision, which becomes distorted and blurred.<p>The BBC's medical correspondent …

Macular Degeneration

The Microbeads Dilemma: Does your facewash harm wildlife?

Changing Planet<p>The Society for Conservation Biology’s North America Policy Program<p>The world’s oceans are facing an unprecedented plastic crisis, and your morning routine may be inadvertently adding to it.<p>Plastic in the ocean is hard to track and quantities are growing every day, but scientists have …

Tender slow cooker chicken

(7)<p>8 hours 10 min<p>This incredibly moist chicken requires very little prep time. A whole chicken is stuffed with onion and garlic, sprinkled with …

Slow cooked garlic and parsley chicken

(4)<p>7 hours 10 min<p>This whole chicken is cooked in a slow cooker in the morning to enable the juices to stay in the meat, rather than escape in a …

Articles about 5 energy storage solutions will make renewables viable alternative fossil fuels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and...<p>The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad …

Clean Energy

Can a 'quantum compass' help birds navigate via magnetic field? - ExtremeTech

Can a ‘quantum compass’ help birds navigate via magnetic field?<p>By on March 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

New mobile system concept captures high-resolution images inside the eye - ExtremeTech

By on March 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s crunch time for smartphones to …

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter reads signs, sets cruise control - but only 5 mph over - ExtremeTech

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter reads signs, sets cruise control — but only 5 mph over<p>By on March 25, 2015 at 9:32 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Nano-sized audio recordings could signal storage breakthrough - ExtremeTech

By on March 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The motion picture industry …

Plants Could Pave The Way For Greener Roads

Instead of gold the streets are paved with plant compounds<p>The road of the future will probably be incredibly high-tech: able to inform drivers of hazardous conditions, charge buses, and even communicate with the cars driving on top of it. But will the road of the future be made of green …

Highest and lowest points on Earth

Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating …

Smiling Scots, worried Welsh and lazy Londoners: survey maps regional personality types

New research by Cambridge scientists analyses the way different personalities cluster across Great Britain<p>The finding may be no surprise to those outside the M25, but Londoners rank among the least welcoming and most lazy people in the country, according to a survey of personalities in Great …

Why it takes guts to go against the crowd

People may be willing to turn against their group’s emotions when they believe the group should, but does not, feel the same emotions they do. The …

Of mice and old men: is the elixir of youth finally coming of age?

It is generally accepted as one of life’s unfortunate, but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get us all in the end. Except scientists are now questioning whether it has to be thus, or whether age is simply another disease that might one day be …

Face Recognition Security, Even With A 'Blink Test,' Is Easy To Trick

As Alibaba and others increase reliance on it, is it safe?<p>Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese retail giant Alibaba--that country's answer to Amazon--announced at the CeBit conference in Germany this week that the site would soon let you purchase goods and authorize payment using facial recognition.<p>Which …

Machine Perception

Is life with a dog like taking probiotics?

A new study will explore whether living with a dog encourages the growth of positive microorganisms in the human gut—enough to improve physical and …