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Windows 10 for Phones Will Have Native FLAC Support

A Nokia Lumia with the Windows Phone operating system is pictured in an office in Berlin, Germany, 03 September 2013. (Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)
A Nokia Lumia with the Windows Phone operating system is pictured in an office in Berlin, Germany, 03 Sep. 2013. (Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

FLAC stands for ‘Free Lossless Audio Codec’ and can shrink a file to roughly 50-60% of its original size; when decompressed, the file goes back...

  • A person uses a laptop computer showing Youtube's logo on March 27, 2014 in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

    YouTube Player Ditches Flash, Defaults to HTML5

    YouTube videos on the web now default to using the HTML5 player which should mean better performance, stability, battery life and even security for users... Read more

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    Bored on Board? Alaska Airlines Hopes to Keep You Entertained With Windows Tablets

    Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be introducing Windows tablets on some of its flights, providing access to music, games and videos on longer-distance... Read more

  • NASA’s MAVEN mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. MAVEN entered its science phase on Nov. 16, 2014.
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    4 Big Questions About Elon Musk’s Satellite Internet Plan Answered

    On January 16, 2015, entrepreneur Elon Musk made an announcement in which he said that he plans to build a network in space that aims to provide Internet... Read more

  • The 'YouTube' logo is seen on a tablet screen on Dec. 4, 2012, in Paris. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

    Google: YouTube Is so Overloaded Staff Cannot Filter Content

    BRUSSELS—Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the... Read more

  • Kim Dotcom speaks while Bram van der Kolk looks on during an Intelligence and Security Committee hearing at Bowen House on July 3, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand. Mr. Dotcom challenged the Prime Minister to meet ahead of Security and Intelligence talks. Mr. Dotcom believes the new bill is wrong. (Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

    Kim Dotcom Releases NSA-Proof Encrypted ‘Skype Killer’

    The Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has developed an end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat service called MegaChat. “We are releasing #MegaChat beta step by step... Read more

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    Google Fiber Coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham

    Vice president of Google Fiber Dennis Kish published a blog post Tuesday confirming rumors that Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham are the next lucky cities to... Read more

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    What Happens When You Drop an iPhone 6 From Space (Video)

    How annoying is this? You drop your phone accidentally from barely 3 feet off the ground and the screen shatters instantly. Meanwhile, Urban Armor Gear flies... Read more

  • US software giant Microsoft pre-installed Windows 8.1 personal computers and tablets are displayed at a Windows 8.1 launching event in Tokyo on Oct. 18, 2013. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Windows 10 Devices With Screens Smaller Than 8 Inches to Lack Desktop

    Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, head of the Windows product definition and design team, has confirmed that Windows 10 devices with screens smaller than 8 inches won’t... Read more

  • The NASA logo on a protective box for a camera near the space shuttle Endeavour April 28, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    How NASA Space Technologies Can Improve Life on Earth (Video)

    NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and... Read more

  • Guests wear 3D glasses at the 'You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger' Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    New Technology Allows You to See 3-D Without 3-D Glasses (Video)

    3-D glasses make some people feel sick, so is it possible to view 3-D images without the glasses?   The first 3-D photo was created by Sir Charles... Read more

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    Facebook, Instagram, Tinder Down on Monday Night / Tuesday Morning

    Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were both down for many users on Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Users started reporting the problem at around 1:20 a.m... Read more

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    How We Can Each Fight Cybercrime With Smarter Habits

    Hackers gain access to computers and networks by exploiting the weaknesses in our cyber behaviors. Many attacks use simple phishing schemes – the hacker sends... Read more

  • Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. on July 3, 2014.(Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

    Microsoft’s New Spartan Engine Masks Itself as Chrome

    Microsoft has released the latest build of Windows 10 to Insiders packed full of surprises, some more obvious than others. Luckily, we have a community... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Turkey Orders Facebook to Take Down Pages That Insult Mohammad

    A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to take down a number of pages that were deemed to be insulting the prophet Mohammad. The court also... Read more

  • A man walks by a logo of Samsung Group at the group's headquarters in Seoul on April 22, 2008. (Hong Jin Hwan /AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    Samsung to Supply Bulk of Chips for Apple’s Next IPhones

    After it skipped a generation, Samsung is expected to once again become the main supplier of chips for Apple’s upcoming smartphones. According to a report from South... Read more

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    Is Facebook Cozying Up to the Chinese Regime?

    We probably should have seen the signs when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his newly-wedded wife accidentally photo-bombed a Chinese TV news report about China’s... Read more