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Ratings for Lakers take big tumble this season on SportsNet

So much for team loyalty.<p>Ratings for the<p>Los Angeles Lakerson SportsNet have taken a dramatic tumble this season, along with the team's win-loss record.<p>According to Nielsen, Lakers games have averaged a 2.15 household rating on Time Warner Cable's SportsNet this season. That translates to 122,000 …

Seahawks WR Sidney Rice returning to Seattle on one-year deal

Sidney Rice is returning to the Seahawks. The free agent wide receiver has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with his old team.<p><b>More NFL offseason:</b> …

NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype — which can detect and map the world around it using a series of sensors — onto NASA's SPHERES — brightly colored, …

Meet the university students trying to send a spacecraft to the moon — for $10 million!

Penn State’s “Lunar Lions” tell Salon about their trailblazing effort to put students in space<p>One hundred and twenty students at Penn State University have their sights set on the surface of the moon -- and some may land a spacecraft there before they earn a degree. The Penn State University Lunar …

Articles about cor ten steel clad farmhouse renovation scotland on Dwell.com - Dwell

From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...<p>Perched along the banks of the River Ouse …

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Oculus Rift: redefining virtual reality

A hands-on look at the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and what it means in the digital age<p>Following <b>Facebook's acquisition of the Oculus VR last month</b>, creative director Joe Kletz of Figure Digital has discussed what the future holds for virtual reality and consumers.<p>There are reports that <b>Tesco</b> …

Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in Nike’s technology vision. That means cutting the FuelBand, including a slimmer version planned for the fall.<p>Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft's new keyboard is meant to be used with Smart TVs

This fall marks 20 years that Microsoft has been making keyboards (make that "computer hardware," as it was quaintly called back in 1994). Ironically, though, as the company approaches this milestone, it's now making accessories not just for PCs, but... Smart TVs? Yes indeed. The company just …

'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.<p>Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are …

Samsung Saw Opportunity in Steve Jobs' Death, Emails Reveal

It's not a smoking gun in legal terms, but a series of emails that leaked out of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial Wednesday certainly didn't show …

CitizenM Times Square Hotel

When citizenM announced they were opening their first American outpost in Times Square, we were a bit skeptical. After a stay, however, we were happily proven wrong—they've created an oasis in the middle of one of the most chaotic places in the world. From the futuristic-looking rooms to the Google …

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