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  • newFrance hits reverse on sinking tyres for artificial reefs
    Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tyres, sunk deliberately to boost marine development.
    - 2 hours ago 22 May 15, 8:54am -
  • newFinding California oil spill's cause could take months
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.
    - 3 hours ago 22 May 15, 8:05am -
  • newEnvironmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling…
    - 8 hours ago 22 May 15, 2:40am -
  • newAviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events…
    - 12 hours ago 21 May 15, 10:52pm -
  • newHootsuite says could go public sooner after Shopify IPO success
    By Euan Rocha and Alastair Sharp VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - The successful initial public offering of Shopify could prompt Hootsuite, another promising Canadian tech startup, to tap public markets sooner rather than later, its chief executive said…
    - 12 hours ago 21 May 15, 10:41pm -
  • newGoldman Sachs asks shareholders to 'like' tech push in San Francisco
    By Olivia Oran SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In Goldman Sachs Group Inc's latest move to bolster its street cred as a cool, tech-savvy bank, the firm held its annual shareholder meeting in its San Francisco headquarters on Thursday. Goldman has been one…
    - 15 hours ago 21 May 15, 8:09pm -
  • newU.S. aims to limit exports of undisclosed software flaws
    (This storey refiles the May 20 storey to change "fund" to "find" in paragraph 13) By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department proposed new export controls Wednesday that would treat unknown software flaws as potential weapo…
    - 17 hours ago 21 May 15, 5:48pm -
  • newWorldwide Chromebook sales set to reach 7.3 million units in 2015: Gartner
    (Reuters) - Market research firm Gartner Inc estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, helped mainly by demand from the education industry. Chromebooks are computers powered by Google Inc's Chrome Operating System, designed to be us…
    - 18 hours ago 21 May 15, 4:55pm -
  • newCarmakers team up with General Atlantic to bid for Nokia map firm: sources
    By Edward Taylor and Arno Schuetze FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia's mapping unit HERE, according to two p…
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 3:09pm -
  • newFailed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
    MOSCOW (AP) — Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 2:23pm -
  • newStuck in Gaza, hackers open lines to the world
    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With jobs scarce and time on their hands, some tech-savvy Gazans have found a new way to make money - hacking Internet-based phone lines and routing international calls for a fee. Voice Over Internet Protocol (Vo…
    - 21 hours ago 21 May 15, 1:23pm -
  • newLenovo annual profit up 1 percent, missing forecasts, amid China smartphone competition
    BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd , the world's biggest PC maker by sales, said on Thursday its annual net profit rose 1 percent to $829 million, slightly below analyst expectations, as intense competition in the Chinese smartphone mark…
    - 23 hours ago 21 May 15, 11:32am -
  • Elbit Systems buys Nice's cyber unit for up to $158 million
    Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems has agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay…
    - 1 day ago 21 May 15, 7:26am -
  • Governor declares emergency as California cleans oil spill
    The governor of California declared an emergency as crews scrambled to contain an oil slick and clean up popular beaches after a pipeline rupture dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
    - 1 day ago 21 May 15, 5:54am -
  • Latest on California oil spill: Governor declares emergency
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    - 1 day ago 21 May 15, 2:03am -
  • Europe's Altice enters US cable frenzy with Suddenlink deal
    NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new player in the U.S. cable dating game.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 9:08pm -
  • Climate change a top US security issue: Obama
    US President Barack Obama warned in a speech on Wednesday that the threat from global warming poses a national risk rivaling that of terrorism, and should be seen as a top security priority.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 6:52pm -
  • Techies lift aged Midtown South to NYC real estate heights
    By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dutch, it is said, bought Manhattan Island in 1626 from its native American inhabitants for about $24 in trade goods. Half a millennium later, that sum wouldn't buy a square foot of office space in New York C…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 4:44pm -
  • Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known as white-nose syndrome that has killed millions of bats.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 3:47pm -
  • Rubber plantation brings both work and worries to Gabon
    When one of the world's biggest traders of agricultural commodities went to Gabon's government with a multi-million-dollar plan to produce rubber, the authorities jumped at the chance to diversify an oil-dependent economy.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Less is more? 'Clash of Clans' maker banks on handful of games
    By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile games maker Supercell will focus on just a few titles and quickly kill off ones that do not immediately catch on as it seeks to remain the world's top-grossing company in the sector, its chief executive…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 2:06pm -
  • Dietary Supplements: Can You Separate Fact from Fiction?
    Dr. John Swartzberg is an internist and specialist in infectious disease and is chair of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and berkeleywellness.com. Dietary supplements have captured the imaginations of many Americans. More than…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 1:03pm -
  • How You'll Control Your Home and Car in 2025
    Diogo Monica is an IEEE member and security lead at Docker, a company that offers an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship and run distributed applications. In its forecast on the Internet of Things (IoT), industry research firm…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 1:02pm -
  • SAP CEO says he does not believe Salesforce will be sold
    SAP Chief Executive Bill McDermott once again ruled out that his company has any interest in buying rival Salesforce.com and went further on Wednesday by saying that Salesforce is unlikely to be acquired by any other player in the industry. Speaking…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 9:14am -
  • Telstra says newly acquired Pacnet hacked, customer data exposed
    Australian telecommunications firm Telstra Corp Ltd said on Wednesday computer systems at its recently acquired undersea cable company Pacnet Ltd had been hacked, potentially exposing sensitive customer information to theft. Telstra said the corpora…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 9:11am -
  • Japan nuclear watchdog approves one more reactor
    Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restart one more atomic reactor, weeks after the government said a fifth of the country's electricity supply should come from atomic power.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 7:47am -
  • China to spend $182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017
    China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth. The State Council said the government will invest more than 430…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 6:57am -
  • Japan's whaling science under the microscope
    When Japanese researchers said earlier this year that eating whale meat could help prevent dementia and memory loss, the news provoked snorts of derision -- it couldn't be real science, went the retort.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 3:46am -
  • US investigation of 2007 peanut butter recall wraps up
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 2:16am -
  • Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds
    PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 10:25pm -
  • Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 9:29pm -
  • Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones
    NEW YORK (AP) — The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 4:45pm -
  • Iceland whale meat shipment to Japan sparks protests
    Environmentalists reacted angrily Tuesday to a controversial shipment of fin whale meat to Japan by an Icelandic whaling company, saying it flouted international conservation agreements.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 4:43pm -
  • Russian deputy PM attacks space industry with reform bill
    Russia's deputy prime minister on Tuesday lambasted the country's beleaguered space industry as inefficient and corrupt, as he presented proposed reform measures to parliament.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 3:55pm -
  • Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms
    Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 3:46pm -
  • What Will the X-37B Military Space Plane Do on Its Next Mystery Mission?
    On Wednesday, the United States Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office is set to launch the fourth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — the military's secretive robotic space plane. The reusable, unmanned X-37B spacecraft will blast off atop…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 3:37pm -
  • Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free
    By Matthew Stock An advanced virtual reality headset could be a game-changer for the entertainment industry and give people with certain disabilities new powers of communication and interaction, according to the developers. The FOVE headset uses eye-…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 2:49pm -
  • China issues plan for gleaming high-tech future
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - China has unveiled a vision for the next stage of its economic ascent, moving from plain manufacturing to a world of prosperity from space, e-commerce, green energy and bioengineering, among others. Faced by economi…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • UN virtual reality film highlights plight of Syrian refugees
    The United Nations is using virtual reality technology to help the public experience what it is like to live in a Syrian refugee camp, showing how the latest technology can be adapted for humanitarian ...
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 10:55am -
  • Japan court upholds nuclear power plant injunction
    A Japanese court upheld an injunction banning the restart of two nuclear reactors, a report said Tuesday, in a blow to the government's ambitions to return to atomic power generation.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 9:40am -

Technology

  • newAudi says to enhance Chinese connected-car offerings with Baidu
    Audi said on Friday its planned cooperation with China's web services provider Baidu aims to enhance connected-car offerings in the world's largest auto market. Based on a partnership agreed in January, the two companies will jointly develop navigat…
    - 3 hours ago 22 May 15, 8:08am -
  • newSenate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.
    - 3 hours ago 22 May 15, 7:28am -
  • newUber in talks with banks for $1 billion credit facility: WSJ
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc is seeking a $1 billion credit line from banks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The cab-hailing company is in talks with a number of large banks for the loan, asking them ho…
    - 5 hours ago 22 May 15, 5:34am -
  • newAlaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
    A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's ...
    - 6 hours ago 22 May 15, 5:07am -
  • newToshiba extends accounting probe to three more business units
    Japan industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday it would investigate accounting practises in its TV, computer and chip businesses, extending a probe already under way into irregularities that led to profits being overstated by at least $41…
    - 6 hours ago 22 May 15, 4:21am -
  • newDisney to bring mobile technology to more parks
    By Lisa Richwine ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney Co theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts,…
    - 8 hours ago 22 May 15, 2:44am -
  • newHP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup
    Hewlett-Packard Co will sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business to China's Tsinghua Unigroup for at least $2.3 billion, forming a partnership designed to create a Chinese technology powerhouse. State-backed Ts…
    - 9 hours ago 22 May 15, 1:47am -
  • newSenators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to acc…
    - 12 hours ago 21 May 15, 11:08pm -
  • newAviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events…
    - 12 hours ago 21 May 15, 10:52pm -
  • newDomestic surveillance powers in peril as U.S. Congress fights
    By Patricia Zengerle and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The future of the U.S. government's power to spy on Americans' phone calls and finances was up in the air on Thursday as Congress fought over proposed reforms, with no clear outcome in s…
    - 12 hours ago 21 May 15, 10:20pm -
  • newHewlett-Packard sells stake in Chinese unit for $2.3B
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies.
    - 14 hours ago 21 May 15, 8:27pm -
  • newGoldman Sachs asks shareholders to 'like' tech push in San Francisco
    By Olivia Oran SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In Goldman Sachs Group Inc's latest move to bolster its street cred as a cool, tech-savvy bank, the firm held its annual shareholder meeting in its San Francisco headquarters on Thursday. Goldman has been one…
    - 15 hours ago 21 May 15, 8:09pm -
  • newRussia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations
    By Maria Tsvetkova and Eric Auchard MOSCOW/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if the…
    - 15 hours ago 21 May 15, 7:37pm -
  • newDeutsche Telekom to consider partner for T-Mobile U.S.: CEO
    Deutsche Telekom will consider any partner that can improve profitability at its U.S. operations, its chief executive told the company's annual shareholders meeting. Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US , of which Deutsche Telek…
    - 15 hours ago 21 May 15, 7:25pm -
  • newHouse presses Senate to pass domestic surveillance changes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are pressing the Senate to take up a bill that ends the National Security Agency's collection of American telephone records but preserves other surveillance powers.
    - 17 hours ago 21 May 15, 5:53pm -
  • newCanadian software maker Shopify valued at $2 billion in U.S. debut
    Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify Inc's shares rose as much as 69 percent in their U.S. debut, valuing the company at about $2.14 billion. Shopify, which also debuted on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, is the first Canadian company…
    - 17 hours ago 21 May 15, 5:36pm -
  • newWorldwide Chromebook sales set to reach 7.3 million units in 2015: Gartner
    (Reuters) - Market research firm Gartner Inc estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, helped mainly by demand from the education industry. Chromebooks are computers powered by Google Inc's Chrome Operating System, designed to be us…
    - 18 hours ago 21 May 15, 4:55pm -
  • newCarmakers team up with General Atlantic to bid for Nokia map firm: sources
    By Edward Taylor and Arno Schuetze FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia's mapping unit HERE, according to two p…
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 3:09pm -
  • newResearch group says UC Browser, owned by Alibaba, found to leak data
    A popular mobile web browser from a company that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd paid more than $1 billion for last year leaks sensitive user data and is a privacy risk, a Canadian technology research group said on Thursday. Citizen Lab said Chinese and E…
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 3:08pm -
  • newRocket Internet eyes IPOs for fashion, food groups: magazine
    German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet aims to list the shares in two of its holdings, Global Fashion Group and Global Online Takeaway Group, eight months after its own initial public share offer, monthly Manager Magazin said. Rocket Internet de…
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 3:04pm -
  • newMakers of Grand Theft Auto Sue BBC Over Drama
    The makers of Grand Theft Auto have filed a lawsuit against the BBC over a forthcoming drama based on the development of the popular video game series.
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 2:52pm -
  • newDell XPS 13 review - To infinity but not beyond
    Dell's premium XPS range has long been seen as a challenger to the MacBook's position as the standard bearer in the laptop market when it comes to design and performance. The latest model to take on Apple's range is the 2015 version of the XPS 13, a…
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 2:36pm -
  • newFailed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
    MOSCOW (AP) — Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 2:23pm -
  • newTomorrowland review: Wonder and optimism in the world of Disney
    For a film made by one of the world's most powerful money-making machines and based on a theme park, Disney's Tomorrowland somehow manages to be a wholehearted tale of optimism in a doom-obsessed society. Director Brad Bird and his co-writer Damon L…
    - 22 hours ago 21 May 15, 1:12pm -
  • newSearching for the next Alibaba in India
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian e-commerce firms are offering funding help and tech support to woo small retailers, emulating a strategy used by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to expand into the towns and v…
    - 22 hours ago 21 May 15, 12:36pm -

Reviews

Space Exploration

  • newWorld of diversity discovered in tiny ocean creatures
    A world of diversity has been discovered in plankton, the tiny plants, viruses and embryonic fish that are a favorite food of whales and supply much of the planet's oxygen, researchers said Thursday.
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 15, 9:49pm -
  • newBack home on Earth: SpaceX craft returns from space station
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with a full load of cargo, after a quick trip home from the International Space Station.
    - 17 hours ago 21 May 15, 5:53pm -
  • newSpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean
    SpaceX personnel will soon retrieve the capsule — which brought down more than 3,100 lbs. (1,400 kilograms) of science experiments and other gear — by boat. Congrats!" station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy wrote on Twitter, where she…
    - 17 hours ago 21 May 15, 5:51pm -
  • newSee Venus and the Moon Shine Bright Tonight
    Venus and the moon will not be particularly close to each other, but weather permitting, the celestial pair should make for a stunning night sky scene. Venus will appear to hover roughly 8 degrees to the moon's upper right (your clenched fist held a…
    - 17 hours ago 21 May 15, 5:38pm -
  • newSpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown
    SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said.
    - 18 hours ago 21 May 15, 4:31pm -
  • newFailed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
    MOSCOW (AP) — Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.
    - 20 hours ago 21 May 15, 2:23pm -
  • newHistoric Russian Spacecraft To Go On Display in London
    The Science Museum will host a major exhibition on cosmonauts, including the spacecraft that carried the first woman in space
    - 21 hours ago 21 May 15, 1:44pm -
  • newWild Weather of Distant Stars May Affect Chances for Alien Life
    Earth regularly endures violent ejections of material from the sun, but could similar eruptions in other solar systems make alien planets inhospitable to life? When material streams off of a star on a daily basis, it produces what scientists call "s…
    - 24 hours ago 21 May 15, 11:13am -
  • newIs This 'International Flag of Planet Earth' the One We'll Plant on Mars?
    A Swedish university student has created a design for an "International Flag of Planet Earth" that could be planted on alien worlds during future human exploration missions. The student project, which Oskar Pernefeldt undertook for a bachelor's degr…
    - 24 hours ago 21 May 15, 11:07am -
  • Jupiter's Moons Perform Shadow Dances This Week
    Jupiter's rapidly moving moons constantly surprise us with their dance around the giant planet. Jupiter's moons are very small, even in a large telescope, but their shadows are slightly larger, and can often be seen crossing Jupiter's face with a go…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 9:35pm -
  • U.N. announces Yemen talks, Iran to allow ship inspection
    By Louis Charbonneau and Sam Wilkin UNITED NATIONS/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced talks between warring Yemeni parties in Geneva on May 28 to end over seven weeks of war, as Iran agreed for international inspections…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 7:43pm -
  • Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 5:44pm -
  • US Air Force Launches X-37B Space Plane on 4th Mystery Mission
    You can see a video of the X-37B space plane's launch here. Most details about the space plane's orbital activities are classified, so it's unclear what exactly the X-37B will be doing as it zooms around Earth, or how long it will remain aloft. "We…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 3:46pm -
  • Exoplanet Puzzle: How Is This Giant Alien Planet Too Big for Its Star?
    The Magellan Telescope and Australian National University's 2.3-meter telescope revealed that HATS-6b has an orbit just 10 percent as wide as that of Mercury, completing an orbit around its star every 3.3 days. HATS-6 is one of the smallest stars to…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 10:51am -
  • Hubble Telescope Opened Its Space Eyes 25 Years Ago Today (Photo)
    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope may have launched 25 years ago last month, but today (May 20) marks another big anniversary for the famous observatory — a quarter-century since it took its first photo. The Hubble Space Telescope blasted off aboard…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 10:51am -
  • Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Launching Secret Mission Today: Watch Live
    Editor's Update for 11:30 am ET: The Air Force's X-37B space plane has successfully launched on its fourth mission. Read our latest story: US Air Force Launches X-37B Space Plane on 4th Mystery Mission
    - 2 days ago 20 May 15, 10:51am -
  • NASA Pluto Probe May Carry Crowdsourced Message to Aliens
    A NASA Pluto probe may end up with one final mission after its work exploring the outer solar system is done — carrying a message to advanced alien civilizations. NASA is considering allowing a team of researchers, teachers, artists and engineers…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Air Force mystery space plane poised for Wed. launch
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday on another long orbital test flight. But as usual, the Air Force isn't saying much about the unmanned mission.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 6:03pm -
  • Russian deputy PM attacks space industry with reform bill
    Russia's deputy prime minister on Tuesday lambasted the country's beleaguered space industry as inefficient and corrupt, as he presented proposed reform measures to parliament.
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 3:55pm -
  • What Will the X-37B Military Space Plane Do on Its Next Mystery Mission?
    On Wednesday, the United States Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office is set to launch the fourth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — the military's secretive robotic space plane. The reusable, unmanned X-37B spacecraft will blast off atop…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 3:37pm -
  • Tiny Solar Sail 'Cubesat' Launching with X-37B Space Plane on Wednesday
    A tiny solar-sailing spacecraft will hitch a ride on the rocket that blasts the United States Air Force's X-37B space plane into orbit on its latest mystery mission tomorrow (May 20). The robotic X-37B spacecraft is scheduled to launch tomorrow at 1…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 3:37pm -
  • China issues plan for gleaming high-tech future
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - China has unveiled a vision for the next stage of its economic ascent, moving from plain manufacturing to a world of prosperity from space, e-commerce, green energy and bioengineering, among others. Faced by economi…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Hang Gliders on Mars: Innovative Idea to Land Probes on Red Planet
    The project, called MARSDROP, would send two landers to the Red Planet as hitchhikers aboard a larger spacecraft. The landers would then detach and use a steerable parawing to glide the miniature probes (called "microprobes") down to the surface of…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 11:53am -
  • Avoiding 'Armageddon': Asteroid Deflection Test Planned for 2022
    In the 1998 movie "Armageddon," an asteroid "the size of Texas" threatens to destroy Earth until NASA employs a deep-sea oil driller (played by Bruce Willis) to plant nuclear bombs deep inside the asteroid and blow it apart. Although the movie seems…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 11:33am -
  • On Comet, 'Ballerina' Rocks Perform Balancing Act (Photos)
    Three boulders balancing like ballerinas on the surface of a comet were spotted by the Rosetta space probe. The Rosetta spacecraft first spotted the three boulders on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in September 2014, with mission sci…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 11:33am -
  • Chuck Norris Delivers Punch of Support for Space Shuttle Exhibit
    HOUSTON — Chuck Norris Fact no. 905: Before NASA employed a 747 jetliner to ferry the space shuttles, Chuck Norris carried the orbiters on his back. That may or may not be true, but Chuck Norris did help land a punch of support for Space Center H…
    - 3 days ago 19 May 15, 11:33am -
  • NASA Experiment Hitches Ride on US Air Force's X-37B Space Plane
    The United States Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane will carry a NASA experiment to orbit when it launches on its next mystery mission Wednesday (May 20). The NASA payload, called the Materials Exposure and Technology Innovation in Space (METIS)…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 15, 9:45pm -
  • Russian Proton Rocket Fails During Satellite Launch
    The unmanned Proton-M rocket carrying the Mexsat-1 satellite for the Mexican government crashed shortly after blasting off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome on Saturday (May 16). An anomaly with the Proton's third-stage engine was detected about…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 15, 8:53pm -
  • 'No right to fail' on climate change, warns France's Fabius
    France's foreign minister warned Monday that the international community had no option but to combat climate change as there is "no alternative planet".
    - 4 days ago 18 May 15, 6:11pm -
  • Boeing's Private Space Taxi Astronaut Escape System Undergoes Tests
    Boeing has begun testing the astronaut-safety system for its CST-100 spacecraft, which can hold up to seven passengers or a mix of passengers and cargo. Boeing is developing the CST-100 capsule to take NASA astronauts to and from the International S…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 15, 5:01pm -
  • Air Force's Robotic X-37B Space Plane Launches Mystery Mission This Week
    The United States Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane will head to orbit this week for the fourth time. The unmanned X-37B spacecraft is scheduled to launch Wednesday (May 20) at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 GMT) atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V r…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Russia looks to space future after bruising failures
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  • Digitsole: The radiator for your shoe!
    Frosty feet whilst commuting and cold toes on the slopes may be a thing of the past thanks to the invention of Digitsole. By now you’ll be familiar with your wrists being decked in the latest technology with smartwatches and the launch of the App…
    - 11 Sep 14, 3:54pm -
  • Samsung UE65H8000 Curved LED HD TV
    Samsung’s here with one of its latest monstrous television sets, the curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck. At £2,799, it’s an expensive set – but with 4K on…
    - 11 Sep 14, 3:23pm -
  • Nvidia reveals a HTC Nexus 9 is on the way powered by a K1 chip!
    Rumours of HTC and Google teaming up for the next Nexus tablet have been making the rounds for some time, but now Nvidia has shined some more light on what to expect from the next slate, all thanks to a legal document. Expect to see the HTC Nexus 9…
    - 11 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • Step aside Google Glass: Samsung Gear Blink offers augmented reality keyboard!
    Not content with unleashing a load of wearables like the recent Gear S smartwatch, Samsung is also working on its own Google Glass rival, and the clever headset could use Tizen to take the fight to Google. It may also pack an augmented reality keyb…
    - 11 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • Surface Pro 3 Review
    Has Microsoft finally cracked the Surface with its third outing? Find out in our review right here…. Watch Surface Pro 3 Review on 5FWD
    - 10 Sep 14, 4:01pm -
  • Motorola Moto 360
    Hello Moto. After years trapped in mobile mediocrity, Motorola is back with a bang, two extremely promising Android smartphones and the sexiest smartwatch yet, the Motorola Moto 360. Like LG and Samsung’s intelligent tickers before it, this timep…
    - 10 Sep 14, 1:34pm -
  • The iPod classic is dead, long live the iPod
    Apple came out with all guns blazing last night, unleashing two new iPhones, Apple Pay and the company’s eagerly anticipated smartwatch, but quietly, the Cupertino giant pulled the plug on one of its most iconic gadgets, the hefty, hard-drive tot…
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  • iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
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  • Step aside YotaPhone: e-ink screens coming to a laptop lid near you!
    We loved the idea behind the YotaPhone, which rocks a second e-ink display on the rear of the phone showing off e-books and notifications, and now that same idea is also coming to a laptop near you! Intel showed off a new concept with a second e-in…
    - 10 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Apple's iOS 8 update incoming 17 September!
    Apple revealed its fabled smartwatch and a slew of brand new iPhones last night – the iPhone 6 and the gargantuan iPhone 6 Plus – and while you won’t be able to get your hands on one until 19 September, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest an…
    - 10 Sep 14, 9:16am -
  • Apple Watch Trailer
    The Apple Watch is finally official! Watch it in all of its glory right here…. Watch Apple Watch Trailer on 5FWD
    - 9 Sep 14, 7:13pm -
  • Apple Watch official: Everything you need to know!
    Here it is! The Apple Watch we’ve been waiting years for is finally official. Apple boss Tim Cook revealed the new intelligent timepiece live on stage this evening – we’ve got all the details and pictures on the sexiest smartwatch so far rig…
    - 9 Sep 14, 6:00pm -
  • Apple Pay: Get ready to buy next year’s iPhone with this one!
    The rumours of Apple’s plans to come up with a wireless mobile payment system were true, and it’s built into every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company has announced. Is this finally the end of the credit card? It might be the end of the bit…
    - 9 Sep 14, 5:48pm -
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus official!
    They’re here! Right on cue, Apple has taken the wraps off the iPhone 6 and the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus live on stage at the Flint Centre. Calling the pair “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”, Apple boss T…
    - 9 Sep 14, 5:12pm -
  • Everything you need to build your own Lego drone!
    Drones are brilliant fun, but imagine if you could build your own using the Lego you have left over from childhood! Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, you can do exactly that, with all the instructions you need on offer, and even kits including t…
    - 9 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • inFamous: First Light review
    <!-IMAGE->As one of the PlayStation 4’s biggest exclusives so far, inFamous: Second Son was a key title and an effective demonstration of the console’s next gen power. It should come as no great surprise then to hear that DLC has been relea…
    - 9 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Fujifilm has a duo of retro snappers incoming next week!
    While this year’s IFA tech expo is now done and dusted, photography fans will have plenty to get excited about at next week’s huge Photokina imaging fair in Cologne, including a duo of new cameras on the way from Fujifilm! With retro styling, c…
    - 9 Sep 14, 9:50am -
  • TiVo Mega packs in 24TB of storage for 3 years of TV: Costs $5,000!
    Personal video recorders (PVRs) like TiVo are brilliant for TV fans, but it’s all too easy to run out of space once you start backing up plenty of different TV shows and films. That’s unlikely to happen with the insane TiVo Mega, a 24TB beast t…
    - 9 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • Series 20: Episode 1 Teaser
    We're back! On Monday 15th September @ 7pm on Channel 5 it's the first episode of our brand new series. And not only that it's our ten year anniversary special! Do not miss it! Until then watch the teaser right here.....Watch Series 2…
    - 8 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • Amazon Fire Phone: Kindle smartphone hits the UK today!
    Right before Apple reveals its latest iPhone to the world, Amazon has announced that its 3D-equipped Amazon Fire Phone is on the way to the UK, and it’ll hit shelves later this month too, exclusively on O2. Best of all, it’s on sale right…now…
    - 8 Sep 14, 3:00pm -
  • Samsung NX Mini Camera
    Compact cameras with large sensors that aim to rival DSLRs when it comes to image quality are nothing new, but now Samsung’s getting in on the market with its tiniest mirrorless camera to date, the truly miniscule and stylish NX Mini. Can it squa…
    - 8 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Snap stylish selfies with the iPhone Selfie Brush!
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    - 8 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • Who needs 4K now? Dell unleashes its ridiculous UltraSharp "5K" 27-inch monitor!
    Ultra high-definition might be the current benchmark for the future of gaming and movies, but Dell’s already not content with 4K. The computing powerhouse has just revealed its latest 27-inch monitor, and it packs in an eye popping resolution of…
    - 8 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Last minute leak: The gigantic iPhone 6 Apple doesn't want you to see
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    - 8 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • News Round up 06/09/14 - IFA 2014
    We take a look at some of the best tech news stories from the last week – Including all the info from the tech extravaganza at IFA in Berlin!  Watch News Round up 06/09/14 – IFA 2014 on 5FWD
    - 5 Sep 14, 4:10pm -
  • Nook GlowLight
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    - 5 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
  • Apple iPhone 6, two new Samsung Galaxy Notes, Dyson 360 Eye: Gadget Digest
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    - 5 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • Hard-as-nails Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 tablets unleashed!
    On the hunt for a tablet that’s as tough as old boots? Panasonic may have the solution, unleashing the Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 at IFA yesterday, only they’re more phablet sized than full-on tablet! Each one packs a 5-inch display and either An…
    - 5 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • How Moto got its mojo back: Inside Motorola's incredible Chicago HQ
    Everyone remembers the Razr. Motorola’s wafer-thin flip phone was the essence of cool in the mid-2000s, but somewhere along the way, the company lost it mojo. It began pushing out tepid smartphones with out of date software, and all but abandoned…
    - 5 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • Your move Apple: New Moto X and the even bigger Moto G unleashed!
    All eyes are on IFA right now, with gadget fans eagerly checking out all the new smartphones designed to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6, expected to debut next week. Not to be outdone though, Motorola’s just dropped a bombshell of its own: secon…
    - 5 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • Samsung Wireless Mobile Streaming Device
    Every tech company under the sun seems to be hyping up the power of remote storage these days, but recent issues with celebrities finding their personal photos leaking from supposedly secure cloud services may well see some sceptics returning to th…
    - 4 Sep 14, 2:30pm -
  • Dyson 360 Eye: Is this the ultimate robotic vacuum?
    Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for years now, and while they do help out with the cleaning, some of them often miss out on bits and pieces, leaving you to clean up afterwards. That’s why Dyson has spent 16 years researching and developi…
    - 4 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Sphero Ollie: Meet the phone-controlled robot that can unleash tricks!
    You may remember Sphero as the tiny robot ball that can be controlled by your phone, but now it’s about to get a bigger brother known as Ollie that can go even faster, and can bust out all sorts of tricks too! Fancy one of these? Read on for all…
    - 4 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • Amazon Fire TV hits the UK from just £49 for Amazon Prime members!
    It’s been a couple of months since the Amazon Fire TV was unleashed on the world, set to rival the likes of the Apple TV and various Roku boxes, but the set-top media streamer hasn’t been able to grab in the UK yet. If you’ve been eagerly awa…
    - 4 Sep 14, 11:12am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Sony Xperia Z3, VR headsets, all the tablets and all the smartwatches from IFA 2014!
    The IFA 2014 tech extravaganza kicked off this week, and so far it’s been an absolutely amazing show for gadget lovers. We’ve seen everything from high-end smartphones, phablets and tablets and a new crop of Android Wear smartwatches too: there…
    - 4 Sep 14, 10:18am -
  • Oh yes: The Gadget Show is back on your screens this month!
    The wait is nearly over: The Gadget Show is back on the air later this month, with a new face to boot!Tune in to Channel 5 on Monday 15 September at 7pm and you can catch the team including newcomer and Olympic athlete Amy Williams testing out…
    - 3 Sep 14, 3:55pm -
  • Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad
    Gaming on your phone has never been easier, all thanks to a wide range of controllers now available to pair up with your Android or iPhone blower of choice, with many even slotting around your handset to let you set your high scores on the move. Lo…
    - 3 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • Logitech’s portable K480 keyboard lets you type on three different gadgets!
    If you’re anything like us and have gadgets all over the place, have you ever wished you had a keyboard that could work with everything you own? That’s what Logitech is betting on with its brand new K480 keyboard, which can let you tap away on…
    - 3 Sep 14, 10:46am -
  • Super-thin Lenovo Tab S8 Android slate unleashed with an equally slim price tag!
    With the annual IFA tech show about to kick off, get ready for gadgets galore – but Lenovo has opted to announce its latest slate right before the tech extravaganza even gets started. Meet the Lenovo Tab S8, a slim-line slate that packs in a host…
    - 3 Sep 14, 9:30am -
  • Metro Redux Review
    Is this a remaster worthy of next-gen treatment? Watch our review to find out! Watch Metro Redux Review on 5FWD
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:29pm -
  • Look again: Five gadgets that aren't what they seem
    Every now and again we see a gadget that truly stands out like a sore thumb. Something with a design so outrageous that it actually looks like something else! Gadgets like the gaming PC that looks more like a spaceship, or building blocks you can e…
    - 2 Sep 14, 2:30pm -
  • HTC’s next Google Nexus tablet could boast a Surface-style keyboard case!
    Google’s Nexus range should already be close to the top of your list when it comes to affordable Android tablets, proving fast and well-specced, but it looks like the search giant’s next flagship slate could go one step further. HTC is currentl…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Metro: Redux review
    <!-VIDEO->Next-generation gaming is fast becoming the battleground of the remasters, with publishers pushing out past classics with graphical upgrades in an effort to fill the void until the true next-gen games arrive. While it’s easy to be…
    - 2 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: iPhone 5c rival leaks out in a rainbow of colours
    It’s just a day until Sony takes the stage at this year’s IFA tech expo, but one of its goodies has already leaked in a major way. The Xperia Z3 Compact has been spotted in all of its multicoloured glory, and it definitely looks like it could g…
    - 2 Sep 14, 10:45am -
  • Add some bling to your living room: Swarovski and LG unleash crystal-covered curved OLED TV!
    Crystals aren’t necessarily the first thing we’d think of when kitting out our ideal TV, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from the new partnership between LG and Swarovski: a curved OLED HD TV that’s clad in sparkly stones. Fancy one of…
    - 2 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • Kogan Agora 4G
    Motorola may have the budget blower throne locked down with its range of well-priced Moto G and Moto E handsets, but that hasn’t stopped other phone makers from stepping up to the plate. Meet the Kogan Agora 4G, the latest budget handset to enter…
    - 1 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Alienware’s new Area-51 gaming rig looks like a UFO!
    We’re used to seeing outlandish gaming rigs, but Alienware’s latest Area-51 PC is truly like nothing else on earth. The bizarrely shaped gaming machine is more UFO than computer, and the latest generation of Intel processors and up to three gra…
    - 1 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • Step aside LG and Samsung: Sony Android Wear smartwatch incoming!
    Samsung and LG may have been first out of the blocks when it comes to Android Wear smartwatches, and they’ve got more on the way too, but Sony is following hot on their heels, and it’s set to unleash its own Android Wear-powered smartwatch at t…
    - 1 Sep 14, 10:45am -
  • The iPhone 6 could double up as your mobile wallet!
    The clock is ticking down until Apple’s big event on 9 September when the iPhone 6 will be revealed, and it looks like the Cupertino giant has plenty in store to show off – and it’s not just the fabled iWatch. According to reports from Bloomb…
    - 1 Sep 14, 9:29am -
  • AKG Y50 headphones
    When you think of fashion headphones, you’re likely to think straight away to Dr Dre’s mammoth Beats empire – but a pair of those cans come at a hefty price. The Austrian audio boffins at AKG have been hard at work on their latest headphones,…
    - 29 Aug 14, 3:36pm -

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  • newFacebook launches 'caller ID' for new Messenger conversations
    Next time someone contacts you on Facebook Messenger for the first time, you'll see a calling card of sorts showing his photo, other public info and how you two are connected. Facebook's Vice President of Messaging, David Marcus, calls it "enhanced…
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  • newAndroid M might have its own fingerprint login system
    Android is getting a TouchID-style system of its own with Android M, according to Buzzfeed's sources. Apparently it'll act a lot like the iOS tool too, bypassing passwords for associated apps in favor of reading your fingerprint. Given that I/O is p…
    - 1 hour ago 22 May 15, 9:42am -
  • newGoogle makes a Hangouts Mac app you'll want to use
    Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts your chats on the right as you'll see below. It's…
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  • newUber's experimental cars are driving around Pittsburgh
    It looks like Uber's robotics lab is now up and running -- the Pittsburgh Business Times has just spotted one of its test cars marked "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" driving around the city. If you recall, the ridesharing company teamed up with…
    - 4 hours ago 22 May 15, 7:03am -
  • newHelp these 30-year-old Intellivision games live again on PC
    One of the biggest problems facing video games as an artistic medium is one of preservation. Thanks to HD remasters, digital distribution and the Internet Archive that's becoming less of an issue. But we still need to do more to keep a record and co…
    - 5 hours ago 22 May 15, 5:33am -
  • newThe Big Picture: Say hello to NASA's 'nastiest' star
    NASA's "Nasty 1" isn't like other stars. Bigger than our Sun but barely older than humanity itself, this unusual celestial body sits just about 3,000 light years away from Earth. And while it's certainly similar to other Wolf-Rayet stars, which are…
    - 7 hours ago 22 May 15, 3:53am -
  • newBrain implants control robot arm well enough to grab a beer
    A paralyzed man named Erik Sorto has finally been able to drink beer on his own after 13 years, and it's all thanks to a robotic arm controlled solely by his mind. If you've been following our robotics coverage, you'll know it isn't the first mind-c…
    - 8 hours ago 22 May 15, 2:31am -
  • newApple Transit maps could be coming to iOS 9
    9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources, reports that Apple is potentially gearing up to release its updated Transit service -- the same one it nixed immediately before last year's WWDC event -- with iOS 9. Transit acts as an add-on layer to Apple's existin…
    - 9 hours ago 22 May 15, 1:39am -
  • newSFW 'Playboy Now' app is only here for the articles
    19 million people visit Playboy.com every month, 80 percent of which reportedly coming via mobile devices. In response to that demand, Playboy magazine has released a new mobile-centric app that gives its rabid fanbase exactly what they want: Buzzfe…
    - 10 hours ago 22 May 15, 12:41am -
  • newFirefox will look at your history to show Suggested Tile ads
    Starting next week, Firefox beta users will start seeing "Suggested" tiles whenever they open a new tab. These are ad tiles clearly marked as such (see bottom left above), which are a separate entity from the Directory tiles Mozilla launched in 2014…
    - 11 hours ago 22 May 15, 12:03am -
  • newRazer's latest gaming mouse mat is a light-up wonderland
    Think your mouse pad is a little lifeless? Razer thinks it can spruce things up. Its new Firefly gaming mat is ringed with customizable lighting that can glow and pulse in 16.8 million colors. It'll even sync with Razer's Chroma-badged peripherals,…
    - 11 hours ago 21 May 15, 11:28pm -
  • newGoogle Maps: offensive search results came from 'online discussions'
    Google is constantly scraping the internet to fill out its search results, but apparently using crowdsourced information can have its drawbacks. Over the last couple of days word spread that searching for certain racial slurs (guess) showed the Whit…
    - 12 hours ago 21 May 15, 10:43pm -
  • new'Ballistic Wallpaper' bombproofs US combat shelters
    At a recent DoD Lab Day, the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) unveiled a unique defensive product. Dubbed "ballistic wallpaper," this amalgamation of kevlar fiber threading and flexible polymer film is desig…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 15, 9:58pm -
  • newAdobe says goodbye to its Photoshop Touch app, hello to Project Rigel
    Adobe's been keen on new mobile apps as of late, but today it announced the end of the road for one of its more popular pieces of software. As of next week, Photoshop Touch will no longer be available in iTunes, Google Play and other app libraries a…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 15, 9:26pm -
  • new'Need for Speed' reboot rolls out this fall
    When EA's quarterly report dropped earlier in May, it included a few tasty game-related tidbits, including a "holiday 2015" launch window for a new Need for Speed. EA today confirmed that Need for Speed will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall…
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  • newApple Watch support is coming to IBM's enterprise apps
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