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Mars One mission: 100 hopefuls shortlisted for chance to leave Earth forever

The Mars One project aims to put the first humans on the Red Planet by 2024<p>Amateur astronauts hoping to make history by leaving Earth to live on Mars have been shortlisted for the one-way trip of a lifetime.<p>The final 100 candidates from the Mars One project have been whittled down from more than …

Space Science

Pictures in the News | February 16, 2015

Monday’s Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where another blizzard walloped the Northeast, caving in roofs and testing sanity as this winter shapes up to be one of the snowiest on record for some areas. More photos<p>New York: A Yorkshire terrier named Cali is groomed at the Westminster …

Don’t bother saving for college – it will get cheaper

My friend Dan recently congratulated me on the college graduation of my daughter, having read the advice I gave her in a column.<p>Dan became a …

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Necessity isn't always the mother of invention.<p>Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.<p>Read on to see how society-shaping inventions …

This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life

"I was in early morning traffic when an inattentive driver hit me from behind and I was thrown from my motorcycle." Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of FUSAR Technologies, tells me at Augmented World Expo 2014. It's the kind of thing that could happen to any motorcyclist -- and indeed, happens too …

Xbox One to Let You Share Screenshots on Social Media

ETA still unknown.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed Xbox One owners will soon be able to share their screenshots directly on …

Samsung Galaxy Gear update switches it from Android to Tizen

When Samsung debuted its new line of Tizen-powered wearables, it looked like the original Galaxy Gear had been put on notice. Instead of leaving early adopters in the cold, the Korean smartphone maker has decided to make good on its promise to bring the wearable up to date -- by switching it from …

Google's car could be the best thing ever for privacy on the road

Ducking the police may be a lot easier in the future<p>On January 2nd, 2013, David Eckart lived through a nightmare. After being stopped in a Walmart parking lot, New Mexico police asked Eckart to step out of his car, and patted him down. They searched his car without his consent. He was handcuffed, …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Minbox Chrome Extension: Send large Gmail Attachments

It’s been more than a year since we last looked at San Francisco-based Minbox, a (then) new-entrant to the busy file-transfer space that had just raised $800,000 to “take on the establishment with its ‘freaking fast’ service”, as we wrote at the time.<p>To recap, Minbox is a Mac file-transfer and …

Samsung updates its first Galaxy Gear smartwatch to replace Android with Tizen

Samsung’s first smartwatch was widely panned by critics, but the company isn’t giving up on the device.<p>With its latest update, Samsung is replacing the Galaxy Gear’s Android operating system with Tizen, its home brewed open source OS, SamMobile reports.<p>The upgrade won’t change the Gear’s interface, …

5" Oppo N1 mini is official, possibly the world’s largest “Mini” phone

There’s a trend among Android manufacturers to release compact versions of their flagship phones. That typically entails a screen that is 4.5-inch or less, but at least one company thinks it can call a 5-inch smartphone “mini” with a straight face.<p>Oppo made the N1 mini official today in China, and …

Microsoft to gear up its own smartwatch -- report

Microsoft may be aiming to carve out a slice of the growing smartwatch market.<p>The software giant is prepping a smartwatch that will monitor your heart rate and sync with iOS and Android devices as well as Windows Phone handsets, Forbes said on Thursday, citing "multiple sources with knowledge of …

Wearable Tech

Here’s how Apple’s smart home program will work

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it …

Rumor: The Next Version of Apple OS X Could Be Called Yosemite

Apple's OS X Mac software is expected to get a big update next week at the company's WorldWide Developer's Conference, and it's expected to get …

Style Jukebox Raises Seed To Stream Your Own Music Collection

Style Jukebox has raised undisclosed seed funding from Central European early-stage fund LAUNCHub to boost its cloud music-streaming service. The cloud part is that you upload your personal music files collection and then use Style Jukebox to stream it into your device wherever you are. There are …

Twitter abandons one of humanity's most widely used fonts

The next time you visit Twitter.com things may look a little different, now that the site is rolling out a new font. After years of using Helvetica Neue, it's switching to the Gotham typeface. Already, design and typography fans are expressing dismay at the switch, although if you're still reading …

Meet Raptor, The New Running Robot That Will Smother Your Soul In Fear

Another day, another bipedal robot that will eventually run you down and crush you! This new robot, called the Raptor, can run 26 miles an hour without falling over and even jump over obstacles.<p>The robot, created by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has a balancing tail and …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good

Chromebooks seem to be having a moment. Which is odd, because for a while there, nobody seemed to be giving them a chance. Since the first Chromebook came out, about three years ago, Chrome OS devices have gotten flak for not being able to do as much as Windows machines. And to be fair, they …

Frog Crowdfunds A $250 3-D Printer

The MOD-t 3-D printer is the first release of Frog Ventures, the venture design arm of one of the world’s most prominent design firms.<p>Today, a 3-D printer called the New Matter MOD-t hits Indiegogo. It’s expected to cost $250, making it the most affordable 3-D printer to date (comparable printers …

Microsoft Is Also Reportedly Piling Into The Smartwatch Race

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his company would forget past blunders—like missing the boat on smartphones—and focus on the future, he wasn’t kidding. The Surface maker is planning on entering the rapidly growing smartwatch market with its very own wristworn contender, Forbes …

A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, <i>Forbes</i> has learned.<p>It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about …

Around Half Of All American Adults Were Hacked In The Last Year

The data comes from Ponemon Institute and CNN Money and is not exact, but is estimated from numbers from the Identity Theft Resource Center and different corporate disclosures, Digital Trends says.<p>This is likely thanks to some large-scale hacks from the past year. The Heartbleed Bug, the Snapchat …

Search

Nearly all of Google’s “right to be forgotten” requests have come from normal citizens trying to protect their privacy, according to a new report from the <i>Guardian</i>.<p>Last year, the European Union’s highest court affirmed the right of EU residents (and residents of some nearby countries) to ask the …

With Beats, Apple Has Its Next iPod

Apple on Wednesday confirmed it is buying Beats for $3 billion.<p>When acquisition talks between Beats and Apple leaked approximately three weeks ago, …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …