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Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

'Bachelorette' Star Andi Dorfman Tearfully Talks About Josh Murray Split

Andi Dorfman is finally opening up about her out-of-nowhere split from Josh Murray.<p>The "Bachelorette" star sat down with Chris Harrison during the "The Bachelor: Chris Tells All" special on Sunday night, revealing that calling off her engagement to Murray was the "biggest failure" of her life.<p>“I …

BlackBerry's new phones finally come to a US carrier this month

AT&T to sell the Passport and Classic starting on February 20th<p>BlackBerry's latest devices, the gargantuan Passport and diminutive Classic, have been available direct from the company and through Amazon for months. But if you've been looking to buy one from a US carrier, your choices have been …

Google is working on a new Bluetooth-based payment service

Luz Bratcher<p>If Google has its way, you will one day be able to pay for your pizza at Papa John’s by simply saying your initials to the cashier.<p>That’s the gist of a report from <i>The Information</i> about a new mobile payment service that Google is working on, called Plaso (pronounced play-so.) Details are …

Microsoft's Office for Android tablet apps arrive today

It's only been a few weeks since Microsoft released the preview versions of Office for Android, but the software giant is finally ready to bring the final version of those apps to Google Play. Starting some time Thursday morning -- we're hearing from around 10 a.m. ET onwards -- you'll be able to …

Apps

Dell Says It's Ready For Apple's Next MacBook Air

Dell is ready for any new MacBook Air Apple throws at it this year.<p>Donnie Oliphant, Director of XPS Product Marketing, fully expects Apple to up the ante this year with a thinner, lighter design.<p>“We definitely believe that the next MacBook Air is going to be a very aggressive design,” he said in a …

When Marissa Mayer Became CEO Of Yahoo, She Let Thousands Of Employees Ditch Their BlackBerrys For 'Real' Smartphones

In his book on Yahoo and Mayer's tenure as CEO there, Nicholas Carlson writes that Yahoo employees were still issued BlackBerrys instead of modern smartphones like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3.<p>Mayer believed Yahoo needed to transition into a "mobile-first" company, and its employees should be …

Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source

A significant percentage of Microsoft’s revenue comes from the sale of proprietary software like Office and a little thing called Windows. Despite that legacy, though, the technology giant in the past year has made a point of championing free, open-source software, and yesterday’s acquisition of …

Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

If you've wanted a laptop where <i>all</i> the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that's several years old. At last, though, it looks like you won't have to compromise your ideology …

Editor's Note

Pope Travels To Philippines To Visit Poor, Country Sends Homeless Kids To Resorts

Outraged activists are demanding answers after hordes of homeless children were removed from Manila during Pope Francis’ recent visit, an accusation local authorities initially denied.<p>The Pope, who has made caring for people on the streets a cornerstone of his papacy, arrived to the Philippines on …

Paris mayor decries Fox News reports of 'no-go zones' for non-Muslims

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is speaking out about erroneous Fox News reports that suggested that parts of the city were "no-go zones" for non-Muslims and for the police.<p>In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Hidalgo said that the image and honor of Paris had been besmirched by Fox News and …

Scientists Develop Printable Solar Cells

Scientists in Australia say they are close to bringing a new form of solar power to the market. The Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) has developed a way to print solar cells directly onto plastic or other materials.<p>VICOSC is composed of scientists from Australia’s national science …

Robin Williams’ Final Days: Inside Rolling Stone’s New Issue

“The legend is true,” Tom Hanks writes in the new issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i>. “In 1978, word came from the set of TV’s <i>Happy Days</i>. That week, Fonzie’s …

Comedy

Three volcanic eruptions rock Jupiter's moon Io

<b>Guest post by Christopher Crockett</b><p>Jupiter’s innermost moon, Io, had a rough summer last year. Over two weeks, the tiny moon blazed with three …

Saturn moon’s geysers draw water from subsurface sea

The seas of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are blasting into space.<p>Saltwater-spewing geysers on Enceladus’ icy surface — 101 of them — appear to connect to …

Deepwater Horizon damage footprint larger than thought

The footprint of damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has gotten a little larger.<p>A coral community that sits 22 kilometers from the …

NASA bets on asteroid mission as best path to Mars

Somewhere above the clouds, way up into the deep space of the inner solar system, there’s an asteroid tumbling near Earth with NASA’s name on …