Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring, passes Mars, just yesterday.
Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring, passes Mars, just yesterday. In fact, it passed closer to Mars than any comet has ever passed by Earth in recorded history—so scientists
Canon Patent Describes Tech to Choose Between JPEG and RAW For You
RAW of JPEG? JPEG or RAW? Too. Many. Decisions. Fortunately, a new Canon patent suggests technology that could make
Spotify Is Getting a Family Deal to Save You Money
If you and your partner both use separate Spotify accounts—or, worse, your entire family—then some good news: the streaming service is
Malware Attacks on ATMs Are Here to Stay
Earlier this month it came to light that ATM malware was being used to extort large quantities of cash from banks . Now,
Why the FBI Director Is Wrong About Encryption
FBI Director James Comey gave a speech reiterating the FBIs nearly twenty-year-old talking points about why it wants to reduce the security in
You Can't Upgrade the RAM in theNew Mac Mini
Good news: the Mac Mini is back ! Bad news: aint no way youre going to be upgrading the RAM yourself.Read more...
Facebook: The DEA Can't Use Fake Profiles to Chase Suspects
Remember how the Justice Department decided it was just fine for a Drug Enforcement Administration agent to steal a womans identity
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Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts
A leaked video spotted by Android Police appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say appears, because the strangely formatted video came from an
'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code
The BBC is tapping everyones favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching The Doctor and the Dalek, a Doctor Who-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the
Ello has notifications and the ability to mute that annoying 'friend,' too
The newest social network on the block, Ello, has a shiny trick up its sleeve. Next time you log in, you should see a change to how notifications are handled now. Instead of cluttering your Friends and
Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time
Here on Earth, its rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, youd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak
UK wants tougher prison sentences for internet trolls
Online harassers in the UK may soon face much harsher consequences for their scare tactics. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling tells the Daily Mail that a newly proposed measure will let magistrates send cases of internet abuse and
NASA records Falcon 9 rocket's descent as research for Mars landings
NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since theyll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX
A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks
Do you remember Spot? Well, that was Microsofts very early smartwatch effort, lost in the mists of bygone technology. Finally, a long time coming, a more modern effort from the company is apparently on its way-- and
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Where badass fish climb rock cliffs... with their mouths
Some of the worlds toughest rock climbers live on Hawaiis Big Island, where they scale sheer rock the equivalent of a 26-mile vertical marathon.
Google's Schmidt: We don't (yet) have a connection inside your brain
In conversation with Glenn Beck, Googles executive chairman explains that humans can still occasionally be useful -- for now. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
Rideable Super Mario Kart races into reality (for kids anyway)
A battery-powered Super Mario Kart toy car speeds its way from the video game realm into your home, ready to take young Marios for a spin.
Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?
A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.
BBC News suffers spectacular, entertaining camera disaster
One minute youre watching the presenter, the next she begins to disappear. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
Seth Rogen to helm film on '90s console wars
The star of This is the End and The Green Hornet will help turn the classic battle between 90s video game giants Sega and Nintendo into a cinematic thriller.
880-pound asteroid slams into moon, watch it go boom
The biggest lunar asteroid impact ever recorded on video creates a flash visible from Earth.
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The Biggest Interview Turn-Off is Dwelling On Your Last Job
A recruiter will invariably ask you "Why did you leave your last job?" or "Why are you looking for a
Use Your Hourly Wage to Tackle or Outsource To-Dos
There are several chores you can outsource , but you need to be sure you arent spending more than what the
Welcome to Lifehacker's Fifth Annual Evil Week
Its that time of year again: With Halloween getting closer, were feeling the need to unleash our dark side. Welcome to Lifehackers fifth
Learn the Basics of Photography with This Interactive Chart
Even the best camera is only as good as the photographers skills. The "Where to Start" interactive chart guides beginners to learn about the basics of photography.Read more...
Lessons from Doctor Who: “Scared Is a Super Power”
Mindfulness teaches us that our physical reactions dont need to reflect our mental states. We cant ignore our heart racing, but
Your Home Insurance Might Cover the Receipt of Counterfeit Money
Counterfeit money sucks, but it happens to the best of us. The person who gave it to you might not
Check for “Unaccompanied Minor” Fees Before Buying an Airline Ticket
Sometimes we have to send our kids alone on a flight. Airlines take on extra responsibilities for "unaccompanied minors," so
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The Futuristic Gadgets Running Today’s High-Tech Vineyards
Sure, the label on your Côtes du Rhinoceros suggests that the grapes were tended by craggy, distant-eyed, French-accented wine savants who nurture the earth, as did their fathers and their
Gadget Lab Podcast: Did You Hear That Apple Had an Event This Week?
New Apple hardware was released this week. Maybe you heard? The hosts (joined this week by WIRED writer Tim Moynihan), discuss new iPads and
The iPad Air 2 Finally Lets You Easily Switch Between Carriers
While Apple didnt highlight it in during Thursday keynote, but the iPad Air 2 has a new SIM that could change the way you think of
Answers to All of Your Questions About Apple’s 5K iMac Display
Ultra high definition apparently isn’t ultra enough for Apple. The company is bypassing the 4K trend in high-end monitors and video rigs and jumping straight to
What Is Google Chrome Helper, and Why Is It Hogging My CPU Cycles?
If you use a Mac and Googles Chrome browser, you may occasionally be haunted by a ghoul that goes by the name of “Google Chrome Helper.” Heres how to tame this occasionally unruly browsing specter. The post What Is Google
Your Handy Tips and Tricks for Mastering OS X Yosemite
You’ve just downloaded Yosemite, Apple’s latest update to the Mac platform. There’s a lot that’s familiar, but a number of features still look, feel, and function differently.
Everything Apple Announced at Today’s Event
Today, Apple introduced new iPads, a new 5K iMac, and detailed two of its latest software offerings: OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1. The post Everything Apple Announced at Today’s Event
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MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milk
 I’m not great at being an adult. If I’m lucky enough to have milk in the fridge for my cereal, it’s normally gone bad. Luckily, a hack at yesterday’s Disrupt EU Hackathon
iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself
 Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under
Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift
 To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point
Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache
 If life was like Toy Story, and when we fell asleep, all of our inanimate objects suddenly came to life, the Pad & Quill Attache bag would be
Bag Week: Herschel Little America Mid-Volume Select Backpack
 The new Herschel fall lineup includes the Heritage we reviewed earlier in bag week, but there are also new looks for the Little America. The smaller mid-volume version of this bag, in
Watch These Tiny Robots As They Fly Well With Others
 The quadccopters at the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab are truly trained to follow the golden robot rule: fly with others as you’d fly with yourself. Thanks to researchers Yash Mulgaonkar, Gareth
Apple Begins Taking Pre-Orders For iPad Air 2 And Mini 3
 Apple revealed new iPad models on Thursday, and they all go on sale starting today via Apple’s online store. Today is just the beginning of pre-sales, with
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Upcoming Gmail App Update Will Include Yahoo And Outlook Support
On Android, users can choose to use the Email app or the Gmail app. The former will allow users to check their emails from other providers, while
Zwipe MasterCard Will Come With A Built-In Fingerprint Scanner
Biometric security is a good way to make sure that you, and only you, can authorize a payment, authenticate a login, and so on. This is compared to PIN codes or passwords which can always be guessed, especially if it
President Obama Signs Executive Order To Speed Up EMV Credit Card Adoption
In some parts of the world, credit card companies have done away with the need for magnetic stripes and instead relied on chip
New Report “Confirms” Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Release For 3rd November
We’re sure many are wondering when Google will release Android 5.0 Lollipop to the masses. The company did promise a release for Nexus
Dyson’s Humidifier Uses Ultraviolet Light To Kill Germs And Bacteria
Dyson is a company known for their rather unique household appliances, such as their vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans. Well if you’re after something similar to Dyson’s
Spotify Family Plan Lets Users Share Premium Subscriptions
Spotify’s monthly subscription rate isn’t particularly expensive, but we suppose there are still people out
Android Silver Reportedly Shelved Due To Lukewarm Response From OEMs
Remember it wasn’t too long ago that there were rumors about Google planning an Android Silver program? This was basically Google’s
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Need to Get Someone’s Opinion? Get the ‘Ethan’ App and Ask Ethan!
There are just some things you just can’t ask Siri–and for that, you’ve got Ethan. Think of him as the friend you never had, only cooler, because he created this awesome appThe post Need to Get Someone’s Opinion? Get the ‘Ethan’ App
For Dramatic Exits: Breakaway Sheet Glass
  You’ve seen it done in movies and on television shows. Now you can do the same in your very own home. We’re talking about jumping through a glass wallThe post For Dramatic Exits: Breakaway Sheet Glass appeared first on
‘Refold’ is a Portable Cardboard Standing Desk
  Standing desks are all the rage these days. There are a number of purported health benefits to working while standing up, although they come with several risks and warningsThe post ‘Refold’ is a Portable Cardboard Standing Desk appeared first
Yovo Photo-Sharing App Messes Up Screenshots to Protect Your Pics
So a lot of snaps that were taken and sent using Snapchat were leaked recently. I, for one, am a firm believer that if you need to have an imageThe post Yovo Photo-Sharing App Messes Up Screenshots to Protect Your
Chestburster Drive Thru Prank: Would You Like a Side of ‘Alien’ With That?
One of the scariest elements of the Alien franchise has got to be the chestbursters. Even the mere thought of having an alien creature growing and feeding inside you before bursting outThe post Chestburster Drive Thru Prank: Would You Like a Side
Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green Macaron
Boxers get cash, but sumo wrestlers get an even better prize (subjectively speaking, that is): a giant macaron. At least, that’s what the second placer was awarded at the recent Sumo SenshurakuThe post Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green
iPhone Case Puts the Feeling of Green Grass In Your Hand
Lush greens, the feeling of freshly-cut blades of grass on your feet.. what does that imagery remind you off? Whether it’s a golf course or a typical summer’s day when youThe post iPhone Case Puts the Feeling of Green Grass In
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The Sims Are Having a Better Summer Than You
Even if I dont get an idyillic paradise summer vacation, its good to know my Sims will be having a wonderful time.You see, my virtual Sims will be playing in the brand-new The
You Have Only Seconds : Tornado Gadget You NEED
As we just saw in the disaster in Oklamha, survival comes down to seconds. Having an emergency warning weather alert can make the difference from having time to find shelter when a tornado comes
E- cigs : New Tech For An Old Habit
Who knew but apparently May 31st is “World No Tobacco Day. How should we commemerate the day? Weeeelll, maybe if the smokers among us all Kick the butts and take part in a tobacco-less
What's Next? NextWorth
Believe me, we understand. You want the latest gadgets. We have so many old iPhones, iPods, iPads and game consoles we
Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Of Them All?
If you owned the brand-new simplehuman Sensor Mirror, youd know the answer to that question. (Its YOU, btw.)Think of those pull-out mirrors you sometimes find in hotel bathrooms that magnify your face
Put Your iPhone in the 'Vault'
Pelican cases are known to be nearly indestructible; just ask the US Military who uses their equipment. Even if you wont be in a war zone, the iPhone Vault can be
Jabra Revo Wireless
We spotted them first at CES; the new Jabra Revo wireless headphones and have been eagerly anticipating trying them out. We werent disappointed. Heres the good, the bad and the ugly.Good: * Connectivity is
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Rumor: Nokia Lumia 735 pushed to ‘early 2015′ by Verizon
Today, in the latest installment of the never-ending “what is Verizon thinking?” saga, we’re beyond heartbroken to report America’s largest wireless carrier may have delayed its Nokia Lumia 735 launch.The post Rumor: Nokia Lumia 735 pushed to ‘early 2015′ by
First Android 5.0 updates tipped for November 3 OTAs on Nexus 7 and 10
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know devices part of Google’s Nexus family will be first in line for Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, as they’ve been every time a new OS version was released. But the product roster grew
114-Year-Old Woman Forced to Lie to Open Facebook Account
Like many people, Anna Stoehr wanted a Facebook account. She was eager to sign up, but in order to do so, had to lie about her age. No, it’s not because she’s too young, but just the opposite. Anna is
10 great gadgets to motivate and inspire you
We all feel unmotivated at times. It happens, but what matters most is how we respond to that sap in motivation. If you find your motivation needs a boost and the usual solutions aren’t working, consider giving the ten gadgets
Samsung and Facebook could collaborate on VR devices, not smartphones
Despite the HTC First “Facebook Phone” flopping so hard last year that it prompted AT&T to halt sales mere months after the gadget’s introduction, rumors ran rampant recently as to Mark Zuckerberg possibly wanting a do-over.The post Samsung and Facebook
PSA: Google/HTC Nexus 9 up for pre-orders on Amazon starting at $400
Looking for an alternative way to get on the Nexus 9 bandwagon early, given the Play Store’s notorious instability around big launch events like this? Not so impressed with Apple’s largely unchanged “new” iPad mini and too slightly upgraded iPad
Nexus 6 to launch on all major US carriers, T-Mobile will start selling it November 12th
Google recently released the biggest Nexus smartphone to date, measuring almost 6-inches which is bigger than the majority of phablets in the market. Google announced the gigantic handset will be available for pre-orders in late-October, followed by its availability in
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