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College Football

Facebook is planning to test its 747-sized internet drones this summer

Facebook's ambitious plan to bring internet to the entire world with a fleet of broadband-beaming unmanned aerial vehicles has taken a step closer to fruition. The company's vice president of engineering, Jay Parikh, told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that Facebook is planning "a real test flight" of its …

Wall Street

What Features Will Be There In Sony PlayStation 5?

The PlayStation 4 has already been a massive success for Sony, but the consumer electronics giant could be turning its attention to the PlayStation 5 …

How to Back Up Your iPhone to iTunes on Your Computer

There are two ways to back up your iPhone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or back up your iPhone to iTunes. I like to have copies of both. An iCloud backup is kept in the cloud, while an iTunes backup is kept on your computer. You don’t need an internet connection to back up your iPhone to …

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Apps

Mophie announces battery case for Galaxy S6 and its non-removable battery

It'll be available at launch for $99.95<p>Seeing Samsung's Galaxy S6 wrapped in a bulky battery case could soon become pretty common. During yesterday's unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung repeatedly claimed that now is a perfect time for the company to say goodbye to user-swappable batteries. The S6 …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Unveils Updated Gear VR Headset

Today at Mobile World Congress Samsung unveiled a new version of its Gear VR headset that will be compatible with the S6 and S6 Edge.<p>The updated Gear VR Innovator Edition is 15 percent lighter, has USB compatibility for “extended usage time” and the company has redesigned the straps to be more …

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power …

Furniture

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

Data Protection

Sony 48-inch 1080p 60Hz Smart HDTV w/ PlayStation Now (refurb) $400 shipped (orig. $650)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Sony via eBay Daily Deals offers its refurbished (KDL48W600B) 48-inch 60Hz Smart HDTV w/ PlayStation Now for <b>$399.99 shipped</b>. This …

Review: Sony Smartwatch 3, Samsung Gear S leave smartphones behind- Technology News, Firstpost

ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer<p>Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a …

Smartwatches

Sony believes you can experience better sound with their premium microSD card

Sony has announced a 64GB microSD card that’s apparently engineered for better sound quality in it’s bid to further corner the ‘high resolution …

Selling

These Are Apple's New, Diverse Emoji

Apple has today delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with a major new feature: diverse emoji.<p>A tipster sent in these screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. You can now click and hold on any emoji to change the skin tone. The same emoji are appearing in iOS 8.3 …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Apps

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs Watch—and React …

Snapchat tells underage teens to stop sexting: 'Keep your clothes on!'

It seemed so consequence-free initially; your pictures disappeared after a few seconds, so sending risque photos was harmless (Of course, users quickly realized you could screenshot snaps, and people created workarounds to let you record Snapchats surreptitiously).<p>But the media-sharing company is …

Social Media

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived

Bloomberg reported on the progress of the biggest name in the flying car business, Terrafugia, which is nearing the culmination of a decade-long effort to build, drive, fly, market and, yes, <i>sell</i> flying cars to the dreamers who have always wanted them.<p>OK, the Terrafugia Transition is more of a …

Flying Car

State of the program: Ohio State Buckeyes

As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're looking at recent performance, won-loss trends, …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Chase Complete: In Toppling Michigan State, Ohio State Reasserts Itself as National Contender

In the week before Ohio State's clash against Michigan State, head coach Urban Meyer appeared calm and confident when speaking to reporters. He …

It's Not Just You: PSN Is Down

<b>Update:</b> People on Twitter are reporting that they’ve been able to sign back in.<p>It’s a good thing there’s a football game to watch right now, because it looks like Sony's Playstation Network is down. Users all over social media are reporting being unable to sign in. All we’ve got from Sony so far is …

Social Media

Monday Skull Session

So, how about that big game? I thought the Seahawks were about to be a dynasty, but lo! An undrafted rookie made the type of interception that …

3 prized recruits visit Columbus

With national signing day creeping up, Urban Meyer and the OSU coaching staff played host to a few solid prospects over the weekend. Taking official …

Mitochondrial disease kills 150 children a year. A micro-transplant can cure it

Parliament will debate allowing the treatment of mitochondrial diseases with micro-transplantation. It would be unethical to deny these children life<p>Imagine that there was a law which prevented 150 children a year suffering from a life threatening liver or kidney failure from receiving a …

Genetics

'Madden NFL 15' Predicts Super Bowl Patriots Victory - Right Down To The Score

A couple days ago, I posted about EA Sports’ <i>Madden NFL 15</i> Super Bowl XLIX prediction.<p>I had no idea the video game simulation would be so accurate.<p>Not only did <i>Madden</i> predict a New England Patriots victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the game predicted the final score of 28-24.<p>That’s very nearly as …

NFL

The Pirate Bay is back – for now

The veteran file sharing site is back up, but not every moderator is happy with the relaunch<p>Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, or a particularly irritating flare up of herpes (depending on how you view it), veteran file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is back again.<p>Almost two months after its …

Herpes

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Advertising

T-Mobile announces Score!: get deals on phones for $5/month

The Uncarrier is offering up a new way to save some money. T-Mobile introduced their new Score! program today, which can save you a good chunk of money on new phone purchases, and even score you free phones. For a fee.<p>T-Mobile’s new SCORE! is a paid service, available to users on prepaid or …

T-Mobile