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Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Lady Gaga’s Backplane Crashes, Burns Money, Tries To Rise Again

You know what no one wants to do? Join a brand’s standalone social network. The problem is that it took Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane four years, multiple founders, and over $14 million to figure that out. According to four sources with intimate knowledge of the company, Backplane was in free fall …

Apple Watch battery life and low-power mode details leak out

With only a few days to go until Apple's next big press event, where it's expected to reveal final pricing and availability details for the Apple Watch, we're hearing even more about how its first smartwatch will function. Sources tell 9to5Mac (which is typically accurate about early info like …

Batteries

Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android

Android is coming after Oculus Rift, The Wall Street Journal reports<p>Android is moving from mobile devices to virtual-reality headsets, according to a new report. <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, citing two unnamed sources, reported Friday that Google has tasked a group of engineers with developing a version …

Blendtec Connect adds Bluetooth smarts into the mix

Yep, it'll blend -- and now it has an app, too.<p>CHICAGO -- Blendtec unveiled its new Connect Food Preparation System today here at the International Home and Housewares Show. The system syncs a blender, mixer and scale with a free smartphone app over Bluetooth. Select from one of the app's hundreds …