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Almost Earth: A Newly Discovered Planet Could Be a Lot Like Ours

When a faulty aiming device crippled the Kepler space telescope last year, NASA officials reluctantly declared the orbiting observatory’s …

5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first …

Astronomy

NASA spacecraft slams into dark side of the moon as planned

At roughly 12:30AM ET early on Friday morning, a soda machine-sized NASA spacecraft slammed into the far side of the moon at 3,600 miles per hour. The impact was entirely planned by NASA engineers in order to conclude the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) program, which …

How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA announced Thursday that it has confirmed the first planet beyond our solar system that exists in the habitable zone of its star and is close to the size of Earth, making it the most likely exoplanet yet validated to host life. But the planet, Kepler-186f, orbits an M-class dwarf star and …

Astronomy

Samsung leans on Google to defend against Apple in court battle

It's not Apple versus Google on the name of this lawsuit, but don't tell Samsung that. As Apple and Samsung duke it out in a California court yet again, Samsung opened up its case against the iPhone-maker by saying it was indirectly going after Google by targeting Samsung, all in search of profits. …

Four Reasons To Switch From Android To iPhone

<b>Update: Oct. 17, 2014:</b> See this post on “Why I left Samsung’s Galaxy Note/Android for iPhone 6+”. The next generation of products is out, but the comparison is much the same.<p>After four years with an Android phone, I switched back to iPhone this month. I liked my Android phone, but the smartphone …

The Apple iPhone 5s Remains No. 1 In The US For Now

Strong brand loyalty is the reason the Apple iPhone 5s remains the top selling smartphone in the United States, nearly six months after it first …

Apple Testing 65-Inch iTV Panels With Korean Supplier [Rumor]

Are we finally getting closer to the existence of the Apple TV set Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson he had “finally cracked?”<p>According to a new rumor/report from the South Korea-based <i>Korea Herald</i>, an “unnamed” South Korean display manufacture is currently making 65-inch organic light emitting diode …

OLEDs

‘Beating Apple is #1 priority, everything must be in context of beating Apple’ – internal Samsung docs

Documents revealed by the second Apple vs Samsung patent trial are not just giving us a peek behind the corporate curtains at 1 Infinite Loop, but also a glimpse into Samsung’s Seoul boardroom. A slide from a Samsung business forecast from 2011 shows the company viewing “beating Apple” as its …

Coming Soon To The iPhone 7s, 0% To 100% Battery Charging In Under A Minute?

Sick of waiting for your iPhone to finish charging? By 2017, your iPhone could completely charge from 0% to 100% in just 5 minutes, in a portable, consumer-friendly package that will make long charging times a thing of the past.<p>An Israeli startup called StoreDot has demonstrated new technology at …

Your Smartphone Already Has A Heart Rate Sensor As Good As The Galaxy S5’s [Video]

The new Galaxy S5 boasts a ton of fancy new features, but one of the things Samsung has been pushing most since the handset was unveiled back in …

Fitness Technology

iOS 7 Adoption up to 87% Ahead of WWDC's Likely iOS 8 Announcement

iOS 7 adoption continues to grow, with Apple seeing the operating system on 87 percent of devices connected to the App Store, according to Apple's App Store developer support page. The numbers come seven months after the operating system's original release and two months ahead of the expected …

16 of the Latest Smartwatches That Are Worthy of Your Wrist (list)

If you haven’t jumped on the smartwatch bandwagon yet, now’s the time to do so! Smartwatches first caught everyone’s interests last year and now it …

Digitimes: Apple working on in-house baseband chip design to appear in 2015 iPhone

Apple is reportedly putting together a new engineering team that would focus on creating baseband hardware for future iPhone models, according to Digitimes. Apple’s current chips are supplied by Qualcomm, but is said to be considering a move to an in-house design as it did with its mobile …