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NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft resuscitated

To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.<p>The spacecraft - responsible for detecting thousands of planets beyond our solar system - slipped into emergency mode last week nearly 75 million miles from Earth. Ground controllers managed to stabilize the …

Sony's prototype projector turns any tabletop into a touch-sensitive display

A step toward holograms<p>Sony's Future Lab is a R&D group responsible for taking crazy ideas into the prototype phase, and one impressive vision shown here at SXSW in Austin this week is a projector that turns any flat surface into a screen for light to play on. The "Interactive Tabletop" concept …

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Apple announces standalone Apple Watch Hermès bands coming April 19th with new colors, from $340

Until today, the only way to get a premium Apple Watch Hermès band was to buy the band and watch together from the Apple Store, or buy a very-similar (and cheaper) knockoff band and pretend it is genuine. It was also only offered in one color, fauve brown. That is all about to change however. Apple …

iOS 9.3 is available now with new Night Shift feature

Apple's iOS 9.3 is now available to download. While it's only a minor release, it does have a surprising amount of features for iPads and iPhones. The biggest addition is a new Night Shift mode that shifts the color temperature of the display based on the time and location of your device. It's very …

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Apple expands iPhone silicone/leather case options, confirms iPhone SE cases will fit 5/5s

Following Apple’s special event today, the company has updated its online store to include several new accessories including new iPhone case options. The Apple-branded iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus leather and silicone cases now come in a variety of new color options. Also available are new iPhone …

Apple has discontinued its older iPad Air

Five iPad models include new iPad Pro<p>When Apple introduced its 9.7-inch iPad Pro at its event in Cupertino today, it also nixed the iPad Air from its lineup.<p>The iPad Air, which ranged in price from $399 to $579, is gone, but the iPad Air 2 remains, ranging from $399 to $529.<p>The new 9.7-inch iPad …

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Apple burns Android and Windows for slow upgrades

Android updates are slow, Windows upgrades are 'really sad'<p>It's been an unusual Apple event, starting off with talk of privacy, environmentalism, and health, but once Apple got into its usual product launch groove, it couldn't resist burning its nearest and dearest competitors. In announcing the …

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Everything Apple Announced at its March 2016 Event

The Apple event is a wrap – if you missed the hour-long keynote, we’ve got everything Apple announced summarized in one place for you. For further details, see the link below each sections for full reports.<p>First things first…<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the announcement with a brief statement …

Apple Car may ship in 2021, with a price tag of $75,000

At $17k, the Apple Watch Edition is currently the most expensive product Apple sells.<p>But according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, that record is likely to be obliterated when the Apple Car finally ships — since his projected price tag of “around $75,000” would put it at around …

Xbox flings open the door to competitive play with PC, PlayStation

Microsoft just gave the term "console wars" a whole new meaning.<p>Xbox developers now (or soon will — as of yet, it's not clear) have the ability to …

Virtual Reality

Mico - Live Streaming, random voice & video chat

Mico is a worldwide popular social app to meet new friends. Easily radar explore people close to you or worldwide. Voice chat or send interesting …

Ask Ethan: Is This Actually A Hole In The Universe?

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, even if “science” is in the title.<p><i>“Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live</i> …

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Why Don't Planets Hit Each Other?

<i>Why don’t planets orbiting the Sun ever hit each other?</i><p>They did! The current solar system is the stable aftermath of a fairly violent growth period, so what we see now is the result of a several-billion-years-long evolution.<p>Many of the objects in the universe didn’t begin their existence in the …

Astronomy

Apple VP says FBI's order makes everyone less secure

To support their legal battle in Congress over San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, Apple and the FBI are also waging a war of public opinion. So far, the FBI is winning, with over half the US population, 51 percent, saying that Apple should unlock the device, and only 38 percent …

Allez-vous arriver à répondre à ce test conçu pour les enfants ?

Savez-vous répondre à cette énigme ? Réalisé pour les enfants, ce test donne pourtant la migraine aux internautes. À vous de jouer !<p>Savez-vous …

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Are the aliens extinct?

Australian astrobiologists say an early Armageddon on most distant worlds makes advanced lifeforms unlikely. If true, our Milky Way galaxy is a …