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Google Glass' new boss wants to redesign the headset 'from scratch'

If you suspected that Google Glass' change of leadership would also lead to a big change in the wearable technology itself, you made a pretty good guess. As part of a tell-all about Glass' troubles, the <i>New York Times</i> is claiming that project lead (and Nest CEO) Tony Fadell plans to redesign the …

Google Glass

SpaceX Reveals Stunning Video Showing Its Totally Futuristic New Rockets

The idea is to create reusable rockets that can safely return to Earth and land intact. But SpaceX is still in the testing phase of the new landing maneuver. On Jan. 10, SpaceX semi-successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean after the rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft full …

Rashida Jones Wants to Bring the Right Kind of Attention to Porn

<b>Rashida Jones</b> is no stranger to the Sundance Film Festival— the film she co-wrote and starred in, <i>Celeste and Jesse Forever</i>, premiered in Park City in 2012. But this year she’s in town as a producer, backing the documentary <i>Hot Girls Wanted</i>, about the growing and largely unregulated world of amateur …

Gordon to stop racing full-time after 2015 season | Reuters

(Reuters) - Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, who ranks third in all-time race wins, said on Thursday the 2015 season would be his last as a full-time driver.<p>NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon, of the number 24 car, prepares to exit his car after his outside pole-securing …

They're Building a 4,400-Mile Railway from Moscow to Beijing

It will take 10 years and cost $242 Billion.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>China is no stranger to mind-bogglingly big construction projects, so why not build a railroad across the length of Asia? On Thursday the Chinese government confirmed its plan to build a 7,000-kilometer (4,350 mile) high-speed rail line to …

China

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

A smartphone is only as great as its apps, and developers were hard at work again this week to make your pocket computer just a little bit better. …

Apps

Google Under Fire For Quietly Killing Critical Android Security Updates For Nearly One Billion

Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system might get some nasty surprises from malicious hackers in 2015. That’s because one of the core components of their phones won’t be getting any security updates from Google, the owner of the Android operating …

Information Security

Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Her Most Personal Selfie Yet

<b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b>—The Gooply Priestess—does not Instagram often, but, when she does, she knows how to reach maximum impact, whether providing a hint as to the nature of her otherwise-quite-shielded family life, or giving us a sense of the company she keeps. Yesterday, without so much as a warning—no …

Jimmy Fallon could've dated Nicole Kidman ... if he hadn't blown it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nicole Kidman appeared on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday with a story so awkward, it made Jimmy Fallon hide under his desk.<p>It turns out that Kidman and Fallon had met once before years ago but haven't seen one another since.<p>As these things go, the two of them have totally different memories …

Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

As New Year's resolutions go, cutting back on food and drink are right at the top of the list. And while those vowing to change their eating habits may cut the carbohydrates or say a sweet goodbye to sugar, for regular drinkers, the tradition may involve what's known as a "dry January": giving up …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Universe

Taylor Swift's year-end gift video brings all the feels

<b>(CNN) —</b> Way to make us weep, Taylor Swift.<p>As if she didn't smash 2014 enough with a blockbuster album and dominance of the headlines, Swift had one final gift for the world on December 31.<p>The superstar posted a video of her gift-giving to fans, which has become known as "Swiftmas."<p>Here's how it …

How LEDs Are Going To Replace Our Lights

Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less<p>In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). While red and green LEDs have been around since the 1960s, figuring out how to make blue diodes bright enough …

Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Sara Back, a nurse practitioner at a public hospital in the Bronx, is not the kind of person to turn down a tough assignment. This month she's heading to Sierra Leone to work a short stint caring for Ebola patients.<p>"I am beyond ready," she says.<p>Back is passionate about treating patients suffering …

Another Reactor Closes, Punctuating New Reality for U.S. Nuclear Power

As Vermont Yankee shuts down, the U.S. has yet to address industry issues that span decades.<p><b>As another nuclear power plant closed this week, the United States faced a dwindling fleet of aging reactors, few new projects, and the challenge of safely mothballing radioactive fuel for decades.</b><p>Almost all …

Sony giving PS Plus subscription extensions, 10 percent discount over PSN outage

Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers who were impacted by the PlayStation Network's downtime this Christmas an extension to their subscriptions, Sony Entertainment Network VP Eric Lempel said on the PlayStation Blog today. The company will also give all PSN users a one-time use 10 percent …

PlayStation

Sony insider -- not North Korea -- likely involved in hack, experts say

Federal authorities insist that the North Korean government is behind the cyberattack on<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment.<p>Cybersecurity experts? Many are not convinced.<p>From the time the hack became public Nov. 24, many of these experts have voiced their suspicions that a disgruntled Sony Pictures insider …

Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged<p>On May 2, 2011, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—locked in a steady, predawn orbit above a residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—transmitted live video of an unfolding military raid to a laptop in the White House …

This Home-Grown Fungi Will Eat Your Plastic Trash (And Then You Can Eat The Fungi)

Mushroom roots eat through your recycling and turn it into a (possibly?) safe snack.<p>Here’s one way to get rid of plastic waste: Eat it. A new tabletop farm is designed to use mushrooms to break down plastic and turn it into a safe and even tasty snack.<p>“We wanted to work with material that has not …

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