Ars Technica

Astronomers solve centuries-old mystery of supernova observed in 1181

In August 1181, astronomers in China and Japan witnessed a bright "guest star" in the night sky that we now know to have been a supernova—one of just a handful of recorded supernovae in our Milky Way that were visible to the naked eye. It shone brightly for a full six months before it disappeared. Astronomers haven't been able to identify the remnant of the source for SN 1181 for centuries, and that detail is crucial to determine which class the supernova belongs to. Now, an international team of astronomers think they have pinpointed that source as one of the hottest stars in the galaxy within the Pa30 nebula, according to a new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 May Enlist Members of The Suicide Squad Cast

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn likes to work with the same actors on different projects, and it sounds like some familiar faces from his recent DC comic book outing, The Suicide Squad, could make the jump to Marvel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn was recently asked whether or not he will invite any actor or actress from Suicide Squad for Guardians of Galaxy V3," to which the filmmaker replied...

Best laptop deals: Save $149 on M1 MacBook, $250 on MSI Prestige 14 and more

Whether you're in search of an easy-to-use laptop for going back to school or a powerful computer for your work-from-home grind, now is a great time to find an affordable device that suits your needs. Apple's new M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are each discounted by $149 at Amazon. You can save $250 on the MSI's MacBook clone, the sleek Prestige 14, at Newegg. And there are some attractive deals at Best Buy on two-in-one convertibles from Lenovo and Samsung.
Android Central

The Samsung Galaxy S22 could finally give us another small flagship

Samsung is tipped to launch the Galaxy S22 with a smaller display than previous-generation flagships. The Galaxy S22 could feature a 6.06-inch display, which is smaller than the Galaxy S10. Samsung is also rumored to decrease the battery capacity of its next flagship. With Samsung's new foldables out and in...
Phone Arena

Amazing new eBay deal brings Samsung Galaxy Buds+ price under the $50 mark

We may earn a commission if you make a purchase from the links on this page. No longer the cream of Samsung's AirPods-rivaling crop after this year's Galaxy Buds Pro and Buds 2 launches, the Galaxy Buds+ earned one of our highest ever review scores for a pair of true wireless earbuds back in early 2020.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Has Gone Gold

Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have confirmed that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has now officially gone gold prior to its planned launch date next month. This means that unlike many other games that have been planned to release in 2021, Guardians of the Galaxy shouldn't see any more delays prior to hitting store shelves.

Get your Galaxy Z Flip3 from Amazon and save at least $75

Been caught gawking at a Galaxy Z Flip3? Don't want to buy it through your carrier? Not even through Best Buy? Samsung? Maybe you've got Amazon gift cards and credit card points burning a hole in your wallet? Well, U.S. Flip3 units are available from the site right now and at a modest, but nice discount, too.

‘The Empty-Sky Gamma-Ray Mystery’ -Evidence of Dark Matter?

“Something like the diffuse glow of gamma ray background that permeates our Milky Way Galaxy could conceivably be evidence for dark matter,” researcher Mark Krumholz, a theoretical and computational astrophysicist at Australian National University, told The Daily Galaxy. Astrophysicists previously speculated that accretion disks around supermassive black holes, extremely active...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Galaxy S21 Ultra: The Ultimate Galaxies

Samsung is the unquestioned leader when it comes to high-end Android smartphones. But even if you’re in the market for a Samsung phone, there are a lot of options. On one hand, Samsung offers a number of compelling budget phones like the budget-friendly Galaxy A series. However, if you want the best of the best, you really have two options — the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Could Be Samsung’s Smallest Flagship In Recent Years

Phone displays these days are getting larger than ever. For the most part we haven’t encroached upon tablet territory yet, but with handsets like the iPhone 13 Pro Max having a 6.7-inch display, we are getting very close. However, for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung might actually be downsizing their handset.
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Tipster says 5G Samsung Galaxy S22 to offer disappointing charging speed, small footprint

Twitter tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) has disseminated some information about next year's Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Actually, all of the rumors he tweeted about are related to the Galaxy S22, the low man on Sammy's 2022 flagship totem pole. While we've already told you to expect a decline of approximately 7.5% in the battery capacity of the upcoming model to 3700mAh, Ice Universe has some news about the phone's charging speed.

First Super Bowl Bet Ever Made From Space Shoots For The Stars

A short time ago in a galaxy nearby, sports betting history was made. The first sports bets from space. Sort of. Still not legal in all 50 states, BetMGM is still finding new frontiers for their reach. On September 16, Jared Isaacman– billionaire, CEO, and, most notably, amateur astronaut– placed two bets via a proxy bettor from outer space. According to BetMGM, they’re the first sports bets ever wagered from outer space.

Galaxy S22 screen size could be the smallest in years

Is someone really listening up there? Have our incessant pleas for the return of sensible phone sizes finally been heard? Some recent rumors sure have us wondering as much. And we're not talking about the return of some explicitly petite series like Sony's Xperia Compact line, either — there's increasing evidence of a trend towards the smaller for one of Android's most prominent flagship families.