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Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

<b>The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.</b><p>Catalan MPs easily approved the move amid an opposition boycott.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return …

Nvidia Is on Track to Post 110% Stock Price Surge Thanks to GTX Launch

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) is on track for a triple-digit year in 2017 -- and that makes it a "buy the dips stock" this fall.<p>Nvidia is getting attention …

Investing

Samsung IconX Fitness Earbuds

Samsung’s truly wireless earbuds are finally available fore purchase! The IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds are a must-have workout accessory, they …

Fitness Technology

Bragi's 'Headphone' takes on Apple's AirPods

Almost three years ago, Bragi left an indelible mark on the headphone universe. The then-unknown company launched a pair of "truly" wireless headphones on Kickstarter that not only cut every wire, but boasted a slew of fitness-tracking features, all wrapped in a superslick design.<p>Bragi delivered on …

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

This stick-on sweat monitor knows when you need a drink

It's being tested by the Air Force and sports beverage companies<p>Current fitness trackers can tell you how many steps you've taken or whether you've met your target heart rate. But a new sweat monitor in development could keep track of whether you need to hydrate and replenish your electrolytes.<p>The …

Trump’s plan to defund NASA’s climate research is ... yikes

Climate change doesn’t care about politics<p>Today, <i>The Guardian</i> reported that President-Elect Donald Trump plans to defund NASA’s Earth Science Division to cut down on what a campaign advisor referred to as “politically correct environmental monitoring”.<p>NASA may instead focus on a Cold War-era …

Facebook's solar-powered drone under investigation after 'accident'

Social network’s plan to bring 1 billion people online suffers blow as American National Transportation Safety Board examines ‘structural failure’ of Aquila drone<p>Facebook has hit a hitch in its plans to use a solar-powered unmanned drone to provide internet access to developing nations, after it …

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

Tesla

Microsoft's futuristic HoloLens headset is one of the wildest bits of tech I've ever experienced

Last week I had the opportunity to try out HoloLens — Microsoft's futuristic head-mounted computer.<p>It's pretty wild. Not wild in the <i>woah-this-game's-graphics-are-so-realistic</i>-wild sense, or a <i>this-computer-is-lightning-fast-and-responsive</i>-wild.<p>I mean</i> …

7 Ways Samsung's Gear S3 Beats the Apple Watch

These are the best and worst airports in the US

Phoenix, Ariz. has beautiful weather, lots of sun-- and the best airport in the U.S.<p>According to a new study of the country's best and worst airports conducted by ThePointsGuy.com, Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International airport received top marks in several categories including having the shortest …

Boosted tells skaters its latest electric board isn't safe

One of the best electric skateboards on the market is suffering from battery problems. In a blog post, Boosted confirmed that its second-generation board has overheated on two separate occasions. In both instances, a lithium battery cell "vented" inside its fire-retardant enclosure -- no-one was …

Customers

Samsung Still Doesn't Know What Made Note 7 Go Boom

After continued reports of the phones catching on fire when charged, Samsung finally put the Galaxy Note 7 out of its misery two weeks ago. But 2.5 …

Galaxy Note