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This cockroach-inspired robot will scurry right into your nightmares

Crawling soon to a rescue squad near you<p>Things that scurry are hard to predict. They're nervous and quick — and no one likes a small, nervous, quick thing. But one robot seems to be going against the grain. It's a cockroach-inspired machine, and it might give you nightmares.<p>When I think of robots, …

'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for old cellphone batteries

Better Re hasn't exactly <i>smashed</i> through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener side of things. The idea is that the Better Re will repurpose the battery from your old smartphone (so …

The diet that is changing tennis

During Andre Agassi’s two decade stint in tennis, the one constant in his team was his fitness trainer Gil Reyes, the man who became the player’s rock throughout his career.<p>Reyes remembers an evening during his charge’s run to the 1990 French Open final when Nick Bollettieri, Agassi’s coach, was …

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

WhatsApp comes to the desktop, with a catch

About a month ago we first heard whispers about the possibility of a WhatsApp client for desktop and now the trigger has officially been pulled. The new desktop oriented WhatsApp experience is presented as a web app for Chrome and while it works rather well, it’s not a stand-alone experience.<p>The …

Apps

China's Alibaba to buy $550 mln stake in One97 Communications

MUMBAI (Reuters) - China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and its unit Alipay are in advanced talks to buy a stake for about $550 million in India’s One97 Communications, which owns an online payment platform, sources directly involved in the transaction said.<p>The investment by Alibaba, the …

Alibaba Group

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

15 Android Apps That Will Make Your iPhone Friends Jealous

Today, most apps launch on both Android and iOS, but the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>From an app that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix to an app that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for …

Apps

Don't Wear Google Glass: Device Causes Blind Spots By Obstructing Peripheral Vision

Scientists from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) have found Google Glass can cause partial peripheral vision obstruction to …

Wearable Tech

Android 5.0 Lollipop changes the way your SD card works — and that's a good thing

Google brings new developer tools to allow for more access in Android 5.0 Lollipop<p>Google has brought a new set of tools for developers to leverage …

Android News

The Most Important New Features Coming To Your Android Phone

While many manufacturers add their own skins to Android that let you do more with your phone, Google is starting to incorporate this functionality in its stock Android software.<p>Here's a quick look at all the best features to expect in Android 5.0.

Android Phones

5 ways to make the most of your cloud storage

Forget your hard drive — it's all about the cloud these days.<p>The popular network of servers lets people easily save and store data from their …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Biology