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Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

<b>(CNN) —</b> A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.<p>The asteroid is called 2004 BL86. It'll come about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon at 11:19 a.m. ET, according to NASA.<p>You're wondering, …

Asteroids

Victor Thompson, Man Whose Head Is Covered In Patriots Tattoos, Wanted On Narcotics Charge

Wonder if this guy’s pride is currently deflated.<p>Victor Thompson, whose head is thoroughly covered in New England Patriots tattoos, had an arrest warrant issued by a Florida judge after failing to show up in court on Thursday, The Smoking Gun reports.<p>The 46-year-old, who is facing a charge of …

Northeast gets a sloshy taste of winter

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's winter after all.<p>For large swaths of the Northeast, Saturday arrived with a messy mix of sleet, snow and rain -- with parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey receiving as much as 8 inches of snow before the storm set its sights on New England.<p>An estimated 40 million people got their first …

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?<p>In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.<p>Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood …

The Internet of Everything Makes Smart Bridges Even Smarter | The Network | The Network

The two-mile six-lane Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge in Greece links the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to the mainland, spanning the Gulf of Corinth. Its 300 or so sensors monitor its condition, alerting operators when, say, high winds call for shutting the bridge to traffic. Soon after …

Engineering

2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive

<i>Off-road expertise and interior versatility continue to distinguish the Discovery, and its newly premium form leaves little hope for the …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won

In technology, it’s sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple’s iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent.<p>Google is now trying to do something similar in cloud computing. The company last month announced price …

Cloud Computing

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

This Earth Day, "Clean" Your Device Before You Recycle It

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, etc. Using a paper …

Compare Gadgets and More with Versus for Android

Versus, the minimalist ‘comparison engine’ we previously covered when it launched on the Web as Versus IO back in 2012, hits Android today with an app that lets you compare any two gadgets instantly.<p>Whether you want to see how the Samsung Galaxy S5 compares against the HTC One (M8) or just want …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch review

Pros<p>Good improvements on original Gear, including style, speed, camera and much better battery life<p>Cons<p>Not as good-looking as the Gear 2, many apps …

The robots of the future won't look anything like the Terminator

Andy Marchese has a lot of fish tanks but no fish food — his fish prefer batteries and compressed air. On a recent Monday, Marchese conducted an out-of-water demonstration of Bubbles, a pool-green silicone fish that sways its tail as cavities on each side of its body alternately inflate, creating a …

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 …

“OK Glass, book a room”: Starwood Hotels comes to Google Glass

Need a place to stay? Starwood Hotels(s hot) is happy to oblige, particularly if you’re wearing Google Glass(s goog). The hotel chain has a beta app …

Google sells out of white Glass model

Tuesday, for the first time, Google Glass was made available to the general public. As part of the one-day-only offering, anyone in the U.S. could buy the $1,500 face-mounted computers and get a free pair of glass or sunglass frames.<p>Google isn't sharing any sales numbers for the day, so it's …

The first Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

Canadian officials say they've tracked down the man responsible for the last week's Heartbleed-assisted breach at the Canadian Revenue Agency, which compromised the personal data of more than 900 citizens. According to <i>The Calgary Herald</i>, 19-year-old Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario …

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android brings the big screen to the small screen

Joining the number of already available ways to access a computer from a mobile device, Google released Chrome Remote Desktop for Android on …

Google's future phone: The modular Project Ara

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces, such as the battery and the camera.<p>The company previewed the very early-stage project at a developer event in Santa Clara, …