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This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

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Dark matter looks more and more likely after new gamma-ray analysis

Scientists describe as 'extremely interesting' new analysis that makes case for gamma rays tracing back to Wimp particles<p><i>Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent division of SimonsFoundation.org whose mission is to enhance public understanding of</i> …

Report suggests TSMC already producing A8 chips for next iPhone

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: iFixit<p>After months of talk around Apple(s aapl) looking to diversity its list of hardware partners, it appears the …

Hyperspace Portal (Or Massive Black Hole...) Found In Deep Space (PICTURE)

The Chandra X-Ray Space Observatory has just photographed some kind of terrifying hyperspace portal deathship in deep space.<p>(Yes, it's true that the …

Community Picks -- Chicken

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Chicken contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

The next mobile imaging war won't be waged over megapixels

For the past several years, improvements in smartphone cameras have followed the "more megapixels" mantra. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is up from 13 to 16 megapixels; Sony's new Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapixel Exmor model; and Nokia's Lumia 1020 with PureView is a 41-megapixel monster. However, Google's …

What to expect from the first generation of Ubuntu smartphones (hands-on)

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been …

What if we've completely misunderstood our place in the universe?

That's a very real possibility raised by a Harvard astronomer who believes we may have missed something basic about how the universe was formed.<p><i>Image</i> …

Corephotonics' dual-camera tech will change smartphone imaging

The Israeli startup's camera technology will let smartphones do actual optical zoom without the need for moving parts.<p>Two-year-old Israeli company Corephotonics is ready to change how you take pictures with your smartphone, and it could happen as early as this year. The company's dual-camera …

Mobile Technology

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

Tony Blair: from New Labour hero to political embarrassment

Friend of the Murdochs, adviser to authoritarian regimes and associate of the super-rich – the former prime minister's reputation is on a downward spiral. And each new revelation manages to be more jaw-dropping than the last<p>In Tony Blair's uneven but occasionally startling autobiography, A Journey, …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

How to be a smarter reader

There's plenty of advice out there to help you read more – but what about how to get more from what you read? Here's how<p>• Lionel Shriver: Reading time is precious. Don't waste it<p>Pursue 'targeted serendipity'<p>Pick each new book at random, and you'll end up with plenty of duds. But if you stick …

Popular Celebrities Recast Into Dusty Vintage Photographs

Developed using a tin plates (a method long since forgotten in the modern era of film processing), these unique portraits by Victoria Will create the …

Learning to Code vs Learning Computer Science

It's always very tricky when people who aren't educators start banging on about what should or shouldn't be taught in schools. My own school days are …

Lost At E Minor

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Shrimp Etouffee Recipe - Spicy Creole/Cajun Shrimp Sauce on Rice - Frozen Shrimp Tips

Watch out: This book is addictively brilliant!

Ian Tregillis' <i>Something More Than Night</i> is one of those books that manages to be both clever and exciting — you want to pause to admire all the …

Books

17 Of The Most Unforgettable Cover Versions Of 2013

Not saying these are BETTER than the originals, but maybe some of them are?

Nokia Lumia 1520 review: Finnish fable

Introduction<p>The Nokia Lumia 1520 is just like the rest of the premium Lumia smartphones we've seen, but bigger and faster. The advanced imaging and …

The future of broadband looks very much like cable TV. Here is why

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>There is a coming clash between the telecommunications firms and the internet giants, but it’s not just about the internet …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Macklemore is being used to paint the rest of hip-hop as 'uncivil'

If Macklemore wins Best Rap Grammy, it will only bolster the crowd using his image to demonize the rest of the rap community<p>Probably the least surprising aspect of the Grammy nominations announcement was the fact that rapper Macklemore is well on his way to a huge night at America's biggest music …