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Last week was World Space Week and as part of those activities, three teams tested out space suits that may one day be used by human explorers of the Red Planet. The event, dubbed World Space Walk, had its tests coordinated from Innsbruck with an additional team in Marseille monitoring the telemetry data.
While we deal with our Earth-bound problems, scientists have recognized that a "devastating" asteroid is currently hurtling its way toward our planet and it could wipe us all out when it makes impact in a few years.
hile not quite reaching the mind-blowing resolutions of 4K TVs, the Vivo XPlay 3S just might be the world's first smartphone with a 2K display. That's an effective resolution of 2560 x 1440, which (aside from the difference in aspect ratio) is roughly the same resolution as a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro
Give me a break. Give me a break. Break me of a piece of that Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 bar-style smartphone goodness. I think I got that right.
You may have never heard of Supercell, but with a huge $1.5 investment, the Finnish game developer could soon become a household name in the gaming industry. That $1.5 billion comes by way of two Japanese companies: telecom provider Softbank and game publisher GungHo Online.
We were offered a teaser video some time back, but now Rovio has put forward an official trailer for its upcoming racing game. It's obvious enough that Angry Birds Go! borrows a lot of inspiration from Mario Kart...
Even though Sony Mobile sees the US market as a low priority at the moment, it is now offering fully unlocked versions of the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and SmartWatch 2 to the American market through its online store.
Apple debuted its Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S last month, so it would make sense that they'd continue to implement that technology in future devices too. And what we see here is the Touch ID indeed making its way over to the tablet side with implementation in the upcoming iPad 5.
No, it's not the most imaginative or creative of names, but the galaxy dubbed PGC 6240 could be one of the most interesting. It has "hazy petal-like shells" that form a "pale rose in the sky."
HTC is expanding on its One lineup with the introduction of the even larger HTC One Max, a phablet featuring a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display. You want big? This is pretty freaking big.
The latest numbers coming out of a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners poll revealed that 64% of people who bought an iPhone in September opted for the iPhone 5S, compared to just 27% of customers who bought the iPhone 5C.
Starting on November 21, if you visit the Play Store from a tablet, your default view will show the apps that are "designed for tablets." You can still open up the options to see the rest of the Android apps in the marketplace too, but that's where your default view will lie.
Do no evil... unless it helps you push product. In that case, feel free exploit as many people as you like. It seems that this has slowly but surely become Google's way of doing business
There's just something magical about the pure Google experience and the rumored $299 outright price point is pretty appealing too. And now, the latest set of leaks are showing us a little more about what to expect.
This decision comes from Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, who recognizes that the company's "biggest priority is maintaining our share in Japan or increasing it... But getting into the US market requires a lot of resources and marketing, so we have to go one step at a time."
The current crop started with the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL earlier this year. Then, they recently got followed up by the more powerful Sony Xperia Z1, but what if you don't want such a big phablet? Sony has now gone smaller again with the Xperia Z1F.
Lenny Hochteil may look like any other suburban dad, but he is the man who has put together a new perfect replica of the DeLorean Time Machine driven by Doc Brown himself.
It's an arms race. People get sick from some bacteria. Scientists develop antibiotics to fight that bacteria. Some of that bacteria becomes resistant to the antibiotic. So, scientists develop a better or stronger antibiotic. And the cycle continues and continues
It looks like Twitter may have scored one of its biggest deals to date as it is now entering a "strategic partnership" with Comcast. The new feature is the "See It" button and it could change the way you watch TV.
It's no secret that HTC is in need of some help and it looks like it's more prepared than ever to get acquired by someone else. And that someone else could be Lenovo.
The newest generation of Google Chromebook laptops have arrived and they're looking pretty spiffy. For this go-around, we find the HP Chromebook 11 with its 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display.
Thirteen years later, it looks like the ban on video game consoles in China will finally be lifted. Chinese fans of Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation can finally rejoice.
Intel has reportedly been working on a web-based television service for over a year now, and is now believed to be looking into working with partners such as Samsung or Amazon.
You could upgrade your iPhone 5 to iOS 7 pretty easily and a lot of people have done it. What they don't realize is that there is no turning back.
What you see here is JAMES, the Joint Action in Multimodal Embodied Systems robot, and he wants to serve you a drink when you approach him at the bar.
Having already become the de facto PC gaming destination, Steam is now broadening its scope to living room PCs with the announcement of SteamOS.
BlackBerry is effectively on the market for any interested buyers and it looks like Fairfax Financial has put forth an official offer to snatch up the struggling Waterloo-based firm.
Just as there is fair trade coffee to be had, the Fairphone is offering a more ethical alternative to the world of smartphones.
There are going to be a lot of people who will tell you that the iPhone 5S is such a small, incremental improvement over the iPhone 5 that it's not worth getting. And then you are going to have those huddled masses who will line up for hours on end to be among the first with the new iPhone and, well, there are a lot of huddled masses.
That's the fundamental idea behind the GoSun solar oven, which uses a parabolic mirrors to concentrate sunlight toward a glass cylinder, allowing you to cook whatever you have inside.
The much larger Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to be officially revealed to the world on September 26th, proudly showing off its much larger 6-inch 1080p display that would effectively put it in the same league as something like the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Whatever color combination you want can be custom made for you straight out of the factory and it looks like Motorola is ready to expand its Moto Maker operations to include an upcoming Android tablet too.
A big part of that transition comes by way of developments like their TextureCam. Here is a 3D camera system that allows the exploration robots to make an educated guess as to what should be worth investigating further.
A temporary root has already been successfully achieved on the Moto X smartphone and this tactic should work just fine on the new 2013 DROID line of smartphones too.
Apple used to be really good at keeping secrets, but just about everything that was revealed at this morning's event was already fully expected. Yes, there's a higher-end iPhone 5S and, yes, there is the more budget-friendly iPhone 5C.
What if you could take your existing smartphone or tablet and effectively turn it into a 3D VR headset in its own right? Two new products on Kickstarter are working toward precisely that goal.