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  • newRussian 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.
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:55pm -
  • newGoogle 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.
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:46pm -
  • newWhat 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…
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:37pm -
  • newEye-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-…
    - 8 hours ago 19 May 15, 2:49pm -
  • newChina 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…
    - 9 hours ago 19 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • newUN 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 ...
    - 12 hours ago 19 May 15, 10:55am -
  • newJapan 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.
    - 13 hours ago 19 May 15, 9:40am -
  • Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 9:41pm -
  • Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 9:05pm -
  • Vikings Traded First (Then Plundered), Study Suggests
    The Viking Age may not have started with the plundering of England, but with the peaceful trading of handcrafted combs made out of reindeer antlers, a new study suggests. Until now, researchers thought the Viking Age began in June 793, when Norwegia…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 5:58pm -
  • U.S. science leaders to tackle ethics of gene-editing technology
    The leading U.S. scientific organization, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend guidelines for new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies." The t…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 5:30pm -
  • Russia looks to space future after bruising failures
    Russia's recent string of space failures -- including the embarrassing loss of a satellite after the rocket carrying it fell to Earth -- come as the country tries to restructure its ageing programme.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Russia restarts spacecraft after embarrassing failures
    Russia on Monday managed on a second attempt to restart the engines of a Progress spacecraft attached to the International Space Station (ISS) and shift the station's orbit.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 4:10pm -
  • US Senate's climate sentry on lonely mission
    He often speaks to an empty chamber, unheard and unheeded by his colleagues.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 3:57pm -
  • Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor — and injects it into the woman's aching knees…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 1:17pm -
  • Online gambling firm Bwin.Party at centre of $1.7 billion bid battle
    London-listed online gambling company Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment was at the centre of a $1.7 billion takeover battle on Monday as its competitors circled with rival bids. GVC Holdings Plc is preparing to make a 1.5 billion euro ($1 billion poun…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 1:07pm -
  • Unseen Cuba: First aerial photographs reveal island's spectacular beauty
    Here's Cuba as you've never seen it before. Lithuanian aerial photographer and publisher Marius Jovaiša is the first artist to receive government permission to fly over the country and photograph it from above.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 12:43pm -
  • Italy, France, Germany sign European drone project
    Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone programme for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on U.S. and Israeli technology. "It's a very…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 11:24am -
  • CEO: Nissan will be ready with autonomous driving by 2020
    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 6:46am -
  • China's JD.com in online pharmacy tie-up with Shanghai Pharma
    Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc has tied up with leading Chinese drugmaker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co Ltd to develop its online healthcare business, the drugmaker said in a filing on Monday. The move reflects a growing rivalry between C…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 3:13am -
  • Russian rocket with Mexican satellite destroyed over Siberia
    By Dmitry Solovyov ALMATY (Reuters) - A Proton-M carrier rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and burnt up over Siberia minutes after launch on Saturday, the latest in a series of mishaps for Russia's space industry. The third stage of t…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • Starbucks' New 'Mini' Frappuccino: Here's What Nutrition Experts Think
    The new "mini" size of Starbucks' Frappuccino iced drink is a good idea, but people should still be aware that the sugar-filled beverages are essentially desserts and thus shouldn't be consumed too frequently, experts say. This week, the popular cof…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 6:22pm -
  • Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failu…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 6:15pm -
  • Russia loses Mexican satellite after rocket failure
    Russia on Saturday lost a Mexican satellite on launch just hours after a glitch with a manoeuvre involving the International Space Station, the latest in a string of embarrassing failures for its troubled space programme.
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 2:22pm -
  • Canada plans 30% CO2 emissions cut by 2030: minister
    Canada announced Friday it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, after saying it would miss an earlier, less ambitious goal.
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 5:59pm -
  • Insight - Google versus Oracle case exposes differences within Obama administration
    By Dan Levine and Lawrence Hurley SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has been locked in internal wrangling over what position to take in high profile litigation between two American technology giants, Google and Oracle, ac…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 5:03pm -
  • Russian Space Cargo Ship Crash Blamed on Soyuz Rocket
    A robotic Russian cargo spacecraft failed to reach the International Space Station as planned last month because of problems with its rocket, Russian space officials say. The unmanned Progress 59 space freighter blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rock…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 11:58am -
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Is Ubisoft exploiting feminism for easy PR?
    The announcement this week that the new Assassin's Creed, entitled Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, would feature a playable female as well as male protagonist smacks, to me, not of an industry that genuinely cares about women, but one that is prepared…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 11:40am -
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate developers nakedly exploiting feminism for cheap PR
    The announcement this week that the new Assassin's Creed, entitled Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, would feature a playable female as well as male protagonist smacks, to me, not of an industry that genuinely cares about women, but one that is prepared…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 11:40am -
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Are Ubisoft exploiting feminism for easy PR?
    The announcement this week that the new Assassin's Creed, entitled Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, would feature a playable female as well as male protagonist smacks, to me, not of an industry that genuinely cares about women, but one that is prepared…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 11:40am -
  • Latest Self-driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The latest version of Google's self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's miss…
    - 5 days ago 15 May 15, 10:22am -
  • Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone.
    - 5 days ago 15 May 15, 8:42am -
  • Goldman Sachs calls for $37bn UK funding to develop new antibiotics
    A British government-backed review released on Thursday (14 May) is seeking billions of dollars to fund the development of 15 new antibiotics to counter antibiotic resistance. The review, led by former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill, said…
    - 5 days ago 15 May 15, 8:22am -
  • At Sharp, decline marked by over-confidence, drift
    By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - In private conversations early last year, executives at Japanese display maker Sharp Corp dubbed their new client "winning horse", reckoning fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi would be a sure and lucrative…
    - 5 days ago 15 May 15, 4:38am -
  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen.
    - 5 days ago 14 May 15, 9:37pm -

Technology

  • newSamsung quietly prepping for change of style, rather than strategy
    By Se Young Lee and Miyoung Kim SEOUL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Samsung's heir-apparent Jay Y. Lee faces a delicate balancing act: carefully pacing preparations for change - of style more than strategy - at South Korea's biggest conglomerate, whilst pre…
    - 2 hours ago 19 May 15, 9:08pm -
  • newAnti-Muslim film back up on YouTube after court ruling
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors was reposted to YouTube on Tuesday, a day after a federal appeals court ruled the website should not have been forced to take it down.
    - 4 hours ago 19 May 15, 6:49pm -
  • newCarl Icahn and son say Apple will still introduce TV, car: CNBC
    (Reuters) - Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn and Brett Icahn, his son and portfolio manager, on Tuesday stuck to their views that Apple Inc would introduce a television set and a car. The elder Icahn, in an interview with cable business chan…
    - 4 hours ago 19 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • newAdvocacy 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…
    - 5 hours ago 19 May 15, 5:34pm -
  • newNot 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.
    - 6 hours ago 19 May 15, 4:45pm -
  • newGoogle Ventures leads $15 million deal in Farmers Business Network
    Google Inc and two venture capitalist firms are investing $15 million in a U.S. tech company that helps farmers maximise their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers. Google Ventures, the technology company…
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:34pm -
  • newLife Is Strange episode 3 spoilers: Let's talk about that shock ending
    The third episode of Dontnod Entertainment's mystery drama Life Is Strange is out now. There is a final twist that changes everything to do with Dontnod's game and it opens up a multitude of possibilities as to what might happen next. WARNING: Major…
    - 8 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • newApple updates MacBook Pro, cuts price on high-end iMac
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac.
    - 8 hours ago 19 May 15, 2:24pm -
  • newRobot round-up: Cattle herding with drones takes off in Australia
    The cattle in Queensland, Australia, are now under attack from drones in a robot round up. With cattle properties 1.5m hectares in size, which can take three months to muster (or herd, to non-mustering folk), graziers are turning to technology to lo…
    - 8 hours ago 19 May 15, 2:24pm -
  • newQ&A: Deezer CEO sees 'big' upside for music streaming
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hans-Holger Albrecht entered a crowded music-streaming market when he became CEO of Paris-based Deezer in February. A month after taking the helm, Jay Z relaunched Tidal in the U.S. and a month from now, Albrecht faces the prosp…
    - 10 hours ago 19 May 15, 1:07pm -
  • newMerkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.
    - 11 hours ago 19 May 15, 11:16am -
  • newAlibaba's Ma expresses 'regret' over counterfeits lawsuit
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The founder of Alibaba Group defended its stance against counterfeit goods and expressed regret Tuesday that the owner of luxury brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has sued the e-commerce giant.
    - 13 hours ago 19 May 15, 9:38am -
  • newAppellate judges side with Google in anti-Muslim film case
    In a victory for free speech advocates, appellate judges have ruled that YouTube should not have forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors. ...
    - 15 hours ago 19 May 15, 7:29am -
  • newLife Is Strange - Episode 3 spoiler-free review: Chaos Theory
    Platforms: PS4 (tested), Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3. Chaos Theory is the branch of mathematics that deals with complex systems in which even the smallest action can have huge ramifications. Episode one, Chrysalis, set everything up with the secon…
    - 24 hours ago 18 May 15, 11:00pm -
  • Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free sp…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 9:52pm -
  • Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 9:05pm -
  • Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor — and injects it into the woman's aching knees…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 1:17pm -
  • Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments.
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 8:54am -
  • Chinese car hire app Yidao Yongche hints at Uber tie-up
    Chinese private car hire app Yidao Yongche has hinted at a tie-up with Uber Technologies Inc, the controversial $40 billion (26 billion pounds) U.S. taxi-hailing firm which has repeatedly hit regulatory roadblocks in China, the world's largest smart…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 8:00am -
  • CEO: Nissan will be ready with autonomous driving by 2020
    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 6:46am -
  • Taiwan gives Alibaba's Taobao 6 months to pull out, imposes small fine
    Taiwan has given Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd six months to wind down its online marketplace Taobao's operations on the island after it failed to apply for the permit required for a mainland Chinese company to do business there…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 5:50am -
  • China's JD.com in online pharmacy tie-up with Shanghai Pharma
    Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc has tied up with leading Chinese drugmaker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co Ltd to develop its online healthcare business, the drugmaker said in a filing on Monday. The move reflects a growing rivalry between C…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 3:13am -
  • China's JD.com to invest HK$ 1.3 billion in software firm Kingdee
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's JD.com will purchase a 10 percent stake in software firm Kingdee for HK$1.3 billion (107 million pound) in a deal announced Tuesday that could see the e-commerce giant enter the software business. The companies said they…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 2:08am -
  • Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star
    They're gonna need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media ...
    - 2 days ago 17 May 15, 9:57pm -
  • Taiwan orders Alibaba's Taobao out for rule violation - reports
    Taiwan has ordered Alibaba's online marketplace Taobao to withdraw from the island within six months for violating investment rules required for a Chinese company, Chinese and Taiwanese media said on Thursday. Taobao has been fined T$240,000 ($7,86…
    - 4 days ago 16 May 15, 4:56am -

Reviews

Space Exploration

  • newAir 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.
    - 5 hours ago 19 May 15, 6:03pm -
  • newRussian 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.
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:55pm -
  • newWhat 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…
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:37pm -
  • newTiny 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…
    - 7 hours ago 19 May 15, 3:37pm -
  • newChina 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…
    - 9 hours ago 19 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • newHang 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…
    - 11 hours ago 19 May 15, 11:53am -
  • newAvoiding '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…
    - 11 hours ago 19 May 15, 11:33am -
  • newOn 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…
    - 11 hours ago 19 May 15, 11:33am -
  • newChuck 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…
    - 11 hours 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)…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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".
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Russia looks to space future after bruising failures
    Russia's recent string of space failures -- including the embarrassing loss of a satellite after the rocket carrying it fell to Earth -- come as the country tries to restructure its ageing programme.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Russia restarts spacecraft after embarrassing failures
    Russia on Monday managed on a second attempt to restart the engines of a Progress spacecraft attached to the International Space Station (ISS) and shift the station's orbit.
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 4:10pm -
  • Take a Planetary Vacation at Museum's 'Future of Travel' Exhibit
    The proposed Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C., plans to open its first exhibit on the future of travel this summer. The exhibit, which will feature a large-scale Orion III space plane from Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey"…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 1:45pm -
  • Space Station Could Get Laser Cannon to Destroy Orbital Debris
    The International Space Station could one day get armed with a laser to shoot down orbiting debris, researchers say. NASA researchers suggest that nearly 3,000 tons of space debris reside in low-Earth orbit, including derelict satellites, rocket bod…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 11:23am -
  • Antarctica's Swirling Currents Revealed in Stunning Image
    Now, a new image from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico reveals in amazing detail the turbulent rush of swirling eddies and currents in the Southern Ocean. The scene is from a high-resolution, supercomputer replica of the Southern Oce…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 15, 11:20am -
  • SpaceX Unveils Retro Mars Travel Posters
    Travel prints invite you to travel to a series of unlikely holiday destinations on the 'red planet'
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 10:38am -
  • Ukraine's Naftogaz transfers $32 million prepayment to Russia's Gazprom
    Ukraine's state-run gas company Naftogaz has transferred $32 million (20 million pounds) to Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom as a further pre-payment for gas deliveries, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday. In April, Ukraine signed an interim…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 8:33am -
  • NASA Pluto Probe Begins Search for New Moons, Rings
    A NASA spacecraft speeding toward Pluto is casting a wary eye on the dwarf planet system, looking for anything that could trip it up in the home stretch of its historic mission. NASA's New Horizons probe, which is set to perform the first-ever flyby…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 15, 3:43pm -
  • Why Colonize Mars? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In
    Settling on Mars could help humanity escape and mitigate the problems our species is facing here on Earth, several science-fiction authors said. Writer Tom Ligon, who publishes mostly in the magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact, pointed out that…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 15, 3:42pm -
  • Antarctic Ice Shelf in Last Throes of Collapse
    A vast Antarctica ice shelf that partly collapsed in 2002 has only a few years left before it fully disappears, according to a new study. "It's really startling to see how something that existed on our planet for so long has disappeared so quickly,"…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 15, 1:08pm -
  • Russian rocket with Mexican satellite destroyed over Siberia
    By Dmitry Solovyov ALMATY (Reuters) - A Proton-M carrier rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and burnt up over Siberia minutes after launch on Saturday, the latest in a series of mishaps for Russia's space industry. The third stage of t…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failu…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 6:15pm -
  • Russia loses Mexican satellite after rocket failure
    Russia on Saturday lost a Mexican satellite on launch just hours after a glitch with a manoeuvre involving the International Space Station, the latest in a string of embarrassing failures for its troubled space programme.
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 2:22pm -
  • Illuminating Tweets: Northern Lights Tracked via Twitter
    Thanks to Twitter, the chances of spotting the aurora borealis are getting better, scientists report. Monitoring tweets about auroras can provide accurate and timely alerts of when and where auroras are visible from the ground, said lead study author…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 15, 1:37pm -
  • New Elon Musk Biography Hits Stores Next Week
    If you'd like some insight into the rise of SpaceX and its ambitious founder and CEO, you're in luck — a new biography of Elon Musk comes out next week. "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" (HarperCollins, 2015), by tec…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 9:11pm -
  • Pluto-Palooza! Celebrations Start as NASA's Pluto Close Encounter Nears
    With the New Horizons space probe only two months away from its close encounter with Pluto, the mission team is hosting Pluto-centric events around the country. About 250 students and museum-goers gathered in the Rose Center for Astrophysics at the…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 8:19pm -
  • Black Holes Might Make Dark Matter Shine
    Dark matter circling the drain of a massive black hole could radiate gamma-rays that might be visible from Earth, according to new research. Dark matter is five times more plentiful in the universe than regular matter, but it does not emit, reflect…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 3:21pm -
  • Strange Signal from Space May Solve One of Science's Greatest Mysteries
    A clue to one of the biggest questions in cosmology — why regular matter, rather than antimatter, survived to fill the universe — may have been found in data from a NASA space telescope. A new study suggests that gamma-rays (high-energy light) d…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 3:21pm -
  • Proto Star Cluster a Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' Ready to Hatch
    The youngest example of one of the oldest objects in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers, who say it appears ready to hatch millions of stars. The object, which astronomers are calling the "Firecracker," is a dense, massive cloud of…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 11:59am -
  • Russian Space Cargo Ship Crash Blamed on Soyuz Rocket
    A robotic Russian cargo spacecraft failed to reach the International Space Station as planned last month because of problems with its rocket, Russian space officials say. The unmanned Progress 59 space freighter blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rock…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 15, 11:58am -
  • Rare Quasar Quartet Is the First of Its Kind Ever Seen
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TheGadgetShow

  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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!
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    - 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…
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  • 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
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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!
    File this one under ridiculous gadgets, as we may have one of the weirdest yet! If you’ve ever wished your hair brush would hold your iPhone, your dream has just become a reality. It’s all thanks to the brilliantly wacky Selfie Brush, which hol…
    - 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
    Apple is set to unleash the iPhone 6 tomorrow in two different sizes, but already the handset is looking like one of the most leaked gadgets around. And now we’ve seen the most detailed snaps yet of Apple’s massive new handset – read on to fi…
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  • 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
    When you think of ebook readers, you’re likely to think straight away to Amazon’s dominating Kindle range, but there’s more choice than just the online retailer’s wares. Barnes & Noble has been crafting tip-top readers for some time now, an…
    - 5 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
  • Apple iPhone 6, two new Samsung Galaxy Notes, Dyson 360 Eye: Gadget Digest
    The past few days have been some of the most action-packed we’ve seen in 2014, with the IFA 2014 expo kicking off and manufacturers queuing up to unleash some spectacular gadgets on the world! From innovative and unusual phablets, to range-toppin…
    - 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…
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  • 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
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    - 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,…
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  • newMobile Google searches now show real-time tweets
    Google and Twitter announced a new service today that will allow US mobile users to receive live Tweets -- now that the social network's firehose is connected once again -- in their web searches. For example if you search for Golden State Warriors,…
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    Horror of horrors, you've just downed a plate of Colonel Sander's famous fried chicken only to have that text you've been waiting for suddenly ping your phone. What do you do? Clearly the answer isn't to reach for the napkins. No, instead you do wha…
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  • newFove headset uses eye-tracking to make VR more real
    If you've shoved one VR headset on your face, you've pretty much shoved them all on your face. They all immerse you in a 3D world with a device that tracks your head movement so you can look around. The Fove on the other hand, does more than just tr…
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  • newUber will give you a driver who speaks Spanish
    Would you rather say "¡hola!" to your Uber driver instead of "hello?" You've got it. The ridesharing firm has formally launched UberEspañol in six US areas (Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego and Tucson), giving you the choice…
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  • newSpotify's deal with Sony reveals the high costs of streaming music
    Labels and streaming music services have spent ages bickering over payments for streaming music, but it's never really been clear who was getting the short end of the stick... besides the artists, that is. We may have a better sense of things now th…
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  • newLG's super-thin OLED screen sticks to your wall using magnets
    Forget buying a clunky wall mount for your TV... what if you could stick it up like a fridge magnet? LG Display is hoping you'll do just that. The company has unveiled a 55-inch OLED screen that's so thin and light (0.04 inches and 4.2 pounds) that…
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  • newApogee's tiny USB headphone amp is now available for $295
    When it was announced back in January, Apogee promised to deliver its Groove USB headphone amp and digital-to-analong converter (DAC) this spring. Well, the company kept its word as the audio accessory is now available for $295. What does a few hund…
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  • newPayPal will refund $15 million to customers if the CFPB has its way
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that PayPal engaged in unfair, abusive and deceptive practices in the marketing and management of its PayPal Credit service, formerly known as Bill Me Later. To rectify the (many) outlined abuses, the…
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  • newJXE Streams: Slaying monsters with a vengeance in 'The Witcher 3'
    You've likely seen the infamous "sex on a stuffed unicorn" scene by now, but what's the rest of The Witcher 3: WIld Hunt really about? That's what I'm hoping to show you today on this latest edition of JXE Streams. The Witcher is kind of an anomaly,…
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  • newInstagram's Layout collage app comes to Android
    You no longer have to use an iPhone to get creative with Layout, Instagram's collage app -- it's now available for Android. As before, the software lets you cram up to nine photos into a single image, with options to shuffle and flip pictures if you…
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  • newThe first Apple Watch update arrives with faster app performance
    The Apple Watch arrived on the scene with at least a few rough edges, but the crew at 1 Infinite Loop is trying to smooth at least some of them today. The company has released a 1.0.1 update for the Watch that improves performance across the board,…
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  • newPandora buys analytics company to get more out of your streaming data
    In order to serve up its song suggestions, Pandora collects listener data based on those thumbs up and thumbs down votes you tap in. The music streaming option announced today that it acquired Next Big Sound: an analytics company that will help turn…
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  • newLG busts out budget and Note-style versions of the G4
    LG's leather-clad flagship hits stores this week, but no blockbuster device can come to the party without its squad in tow. That's why, in addition to the G4, the company is outing the Galaxy Note-troubling G4 Stylus and the budget-level G4c. Much l…
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  • newHillary Clinton's emails won't be released until January 2016 (update)
    The emails that Hillary Clinton sent as Secretary of State from a private account will eventually be released to the public, but not as quickly as some had hoped. Government lawyers reportedly revealed in new court papers, filed in relation to a Vic…
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  • newNew York Stock Exchange begins monitoring bitcoin value
    Bitcoin's march toward legitimacy just took a hop, skip and jump with the news that the New York Stock Exchange is going to start monitoring its value. The NYSE Bitcoin Index (NYBXT) will keep a beady eye on how much the cryptocurrency is worth, rel…
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  • newMixRadio's music-streaming app heads to iOS and Android
    After a long exclusive spell on Windows Phone, MixRadio is finally expanding outside of Redmond's mobile platform. The music-streaming service, which Microsoft sold to messaging company Line last year, announced today that its app will be available…
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  • newMicrosoft reveals Office preview for Android smartphones
    Microsoft has been enthusiastically rolling out touch-friendly Android (and iOS) versions of Office, even before it launches on its own OS. It just outed a preview version for Android smartphones, although this time, Windows did get it first. As wit…
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  • new'#Notifications' is a weak attempt at simulating online abuse
    Spend enough time on social media and you're bound to make a mistake that'll piss a few people off. It's pretty much inevitable. That's what the free indie "game" #notifications is all about. It begins the way many of us start our day: lying in bed,…
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  • newApple finally has a dock for your iPhone 6 (updated)
    When Apple switched the iPhone to the smaller, simpler Lightning connector back in 2012, it also ditched one of the iPhone's most appreciated accessories: the dock. Yes, for the past three years you've usually had to either buy a third-party cradle…
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  • newShould this be the flag for planet Earth?
    What's going to happen when we finally land astronauts on Mars? In all likelihood, the expedition will be a joint effort between multiple nations and space agencies. So when a perilous explorer steps out onto the red planet, we might need a new flag…
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  • newHoopla lets you digitally borrow almost anything from your library
    Today the Hoopla service and apps added e-books and comic to its media library of audiobooks, movies, TV shows and albums. While the app has always synced with local libraries, it wasn't until today that the app was meant for reading. The new offeri…
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  • newFetch's shopping app puts a smarter concierge on your wrist
    Talking into a smartwatch still isn't the most socially acceptable thing to do, but a pair of startups is hell-bent on at least making it worthwhile. Fetch and Expect Labs -- a personal shopping service and a purveyor of a voice-driven AI, respectiv…
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  • newBasis' fitness tracker now comes in titanium, talks to other health apps
    As useful as the Basis Peak may be for tracking your fitness, your data has largely been trapped so far -- you couldn't see it outside of Basis' own apps. However, you'll be glad to hear that things are loosening up. An app update rolling out to the…
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