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Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn't require GPS and often doesn't require Wi-Fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone). Simple physics says that listening to louder music should use up battery faster, but I still wanted to know exactly how much.

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Nikon's latest camera gimmick is actually pretty clever. As smartphone manufacturers race to beef up their built-in cameras from five-megapixels to eight, to twelve and so-on, Nikon thought it prudent to flip the game on its head: it already has a 16-megapixel compact camera, so why not put Android on it and beat phone makers to the punch? Introducing, the Android-powered, Nikon S800c digital camera. Is it nifty or just plain bad?

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A new test set to hit the market in Britain in the next year aims to tell patients how long they have to live, and naturally that's not happening without controversy. The test measures a person's telomeres, those structures found on the tips of chromosomes. The length of telomeres apparently correlates with how fast a person is aging biologically, and hence researchers want to offer individuals some insight into just how much longer their bodies can hold up.

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Muscle atrophy, radiation, micro meteorites...the list of maladies that can harm or kill astronauts is a long one. Sadly, it appears as though it just got one item longer.

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Bicycles, huh? When I was younger I found them to be mystical, two-wheeled things that remained upright seemingly by magic. Training wheels were my crutch until one day dad ripped them off and gave me a shove down the street.

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Those @aol.com email domain names? With apologies to dad, they're total jokes! AOL hopes to change that however, and it started today with its attempt to, hrm, freshen up its fledgling brand. Meet Project Phoenix!

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We might have a few issues with Nokia and their phones, but there's no disputing they're made from hardy stuff. It's why we recall our first handsets so fondly - those drops barely scuffed the fascia, unlike today's fancy blowers.