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Huge Wind Farm Proposed for Wyoming Would Store Energy in Utah Caves

Four energy companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send power generated by wind on Wyoming's plains to power-thirsty households in Southern California. The sprawling venture would create one of the country's largest wind farms on land north of Cheyenne, a huge …

NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 710 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.<p>The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night.<p>"I think my heart's about …

U.S. lawmakers urge continued ban on in-flight cellphone calls | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators on Monday not to end the ban on making mobile phone calls on commercial airline flights.<p>The lawmakers’ letter highlighted concerns that a proposed Federal Communications Commission rule that would allow the use …

General Dempsey: Arab Nations Need to Help in ISIS Fight

ZAGREB, Croatia — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by ISIS calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.<p>"We want them to wake up every day …

Is it worth upgrading to an iPhone 6? How to preserve the life of your laptop battery? Your tech questions answered

<b>Q I’m thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6 – the 4G phone and plans are significantly more expensive; are they worth it?</b> Josh, via email<p>A This is a question of two parts as the merits of the iPhone 6 and 4G technology are quite separate.<p>4G is short for fourth generation telecommunications …

New devices want to sense and command your Home-as-a-Platform

Where you live is not simply your home. It’s a sensing, universally controllable system for your life.<p>Two new sets of products — from startup Notion and veteran peripheral maker Logitech — point to new directions for both the sensing side and the control side of what I’d call your …

How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>I am morbidly obese.<p>It’s an odd way of phrasing it. Medically, not only am I fat, but, <i>I’m fat enough it could</i> …

How Nvidia used global illumination to prove we really did land men on the moon

To kick off the launch of its new high-end Maxwell graphics chip, Nvidia used 3D imagery to debunk the moon-landing conspiracy. The graphics chip maker’s researchers did that by reconstructing the moon landing using a “globally illuminated” 3D model of the lunar lander, the moon’s surface, and the …

iOS 8 How-to: Create the Medical ID

New in iOS 8 you are able to create a Medical ID in the Health App. Even though the rest of the Health app is down, the Medical ID is fully functioning. The Medical ID is important because in case of an emergency, medical responders can look at your phone and know any allergies or medical …

Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study …

Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case

Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a sword-wielding man during a home invasion, according to police in suburban Utah.<p>Police said the two women, aged 18 and 22, were attacking the home of a witness and victim in a criminal child sex assault case against a man the …

Body of British woman missing after Mexican hurricane has been found

The body of a British woman who went missing from a yacht off Mexico during hurricane Odile has been found, state prosecutors say.<p>The Foreign Office confirmed one Briton had died after a search operation was launched earlier this week for Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood in the aftermath of the …

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The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

Tech Now: Terrific apps are reborn for iPhone 6, iOS 8

Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system is out, which means hundreds of apps have just gotten impressive updates so that content looks gorgeous and crisp on the new Retina HD displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Developers have been hard at work beefing up the codes that power their apps and …

Phones 4u won't be the last casualty as the smartphone boom goes bust

Don't be fooled by the scenes of people queueing at Apple stores around the country last Friday to bag the latest iPhones. The reality is that the phone business in this country is shrinking and Phones 4u, the nationwide retailer that collapsed into administration last Sunday night, is only the …

London’s Tech Boom Is More Than Just Hype, The Hard Numbers Say So

While London Technology Week may not yet rival last week’s London Fashion Week for glamour, there is real substance to the capital’s tech boom. This is why, for the first time, TechCrunch is bringing its Silicon Valley conference, Disrupt, to London this October.<p>A number of things are driving it. …

How to create nested folders in iOS 8 (Video)

Keeping your home screen organized can sometimes be a difficult task. Folders are great, but what if you’re looking for a deeper level of order? Luckily, we’ve seen a few glitches over time that have helped.<p>Hidden in iOS 8 is a glitch that allows you to nest folders within folders. This can be …

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like …

You can finally talk and use data simultaneously on new Verizon iPhones

Verizon's "Advanced Calling" introduces a feature other carriers have had on iPhone for years<p>Ever since it lost the exclusive right to sell the iPhone in the United States in 2011, AT&T has touted a key advantage that its network has over Verizon's: the ability to talk on the phone while using data …

iCloud Drive comes to Windows before the Mac

Steve Jobs once said that iTunes on Windows was like giving someone ice water in hell. Now Windows users are getting the latest version of iCloud before the Mac faithful.<p>Apple has already rolled out iCloud Drive, its new cloud filesystem for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, on Windows. Mac users won’t get …

Instapaper Updated for iOS 8 With Enhanced Saving Features, Now Free to Download

Popular read-it-later app <i>Instapaper</i> today received a significant update for iOS 8, bringing a redesigned user interface, enhanced saving capabilities, and deeper integration with notifications. The app is also now available for free, as users also have the option to pay for premium features.<p>Users …

Vodafone Buys 140 Phones 4U Stores, Saves 887 Jobs

Earlier this month, Phones 4U, a popular retailer in the UK, went into administration after carriers decided not to renew their contract. The …