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New larger electric four-by-four can hit 60mph in 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 155mph and drive 250 miles per charge<p>Elon Musk’s all-electric-car company Tesla has launched its highly anticipated SUV, the Model X.<p>The seven-seater car has falcon doors that open upwards instead of outwards, can drive …

Tesla

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Gottfrid Svartholm, also known as Anakata, released from prison three years after his arrest in Cambodia<p>A co-founder of the Pirate Bay has been released from prison after serving three years for copyright and hacking offences.<p>Gottfrid Svartholm was initially convicted in 2011, when his involvement …

Crime

Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to …

Atacama Desert

Backblaze launches B2 object storage service at 1/4 of the cost of Amazon S3

Backblaze, a company that has long offered to back up data sitting on personal computers for $5 per month, is announcing today a major expansion: It’s launching a new service to store files for developers’ web applications.<p>The new Backblaze B2 service will cost one-fourth the price of the widely …

Samsung reportedly planning its own Apple-style smartphone leasing

Apple continues to disrupt the smartphone industry in ways beyond just hardware and software. Consumers will be able to get their hands on the latest iPhone 6s models through a new leasing — or “financing” — program that the company announced at its recent September event.<p>Now, Samsung is planning …

Generation Disappointed: Millennials Want More From Politics

Millennials do not like to be categorized.<p>The Pew Research Center finds they don't even like the label "millennial." But for our journalistic purposes, we'll use it like the Census Bureau — to refer to people born between 1982 and 2000. (And full disclosure: your author fits into this so-called …

These Majestic Photos Will Give You A Spacegasm

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.

Germans' love affair with their cars changing gears

On Saturday, the IAA auto show throws open its doors to the general public in Frankfurt, drawing car lovers in their hundreds of thousands to ogle a glittering display of bright, shiny new models.<p>The organisers are predicting that up to 900,000 visitors will pass through the vast exhibition halls …