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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

Space Travel

"City of Dreams" Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

<b>Zaha Hadid Architects</b> has designed a 40-story luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination known as “City of Dreams.” …

How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along?

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Netflix vs. the Comcast-TWC merger: Nothing to lose

Netflix is the first company to publicly oppose the giant merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. That’s largely a function of having the most to gain -- and least to lose -- from blasting it.<p>"I don't know that we want anybody to control half of the US Internet."<p>Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix

AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

There’s a new $500 million pool of potential capital floating around earmarked for the creation of over-the-top video services, thanks to AT&T and Chernin Group, who have collaborated on the new venture (via GigaOM). The team-up aims to pool resources from the two companies to “acquire, invest in …

Apple: “We believe climate change is a real problem”

The company has launched a major new environmental campaign<p>Apple is really pushing this caring-about-climate-change thing. Nicely timed to land on the eve of Earth Day, the company has overhauled a section of its website that highlights its green initiatives and its aggressive push for renewable …

Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.<p>On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Jun<p>6<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>7<p>Thu<p>Kali Uchiswith special guest TT the Artist<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top …

Grammy Awards

Apple, Google offering promotional deals in an effort to woo game developers

Apple and Google are offering promotional boosts in an attempt to get quality mobile games for their respective systems first, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Offers include "premium placement" on each app store's home page, according to sources "familiar with the situation." One such example …

Minecraft to Aid Redesign Efforts Around the World

Minecraft is being used to design more than just virtual worlds.<p>Plaza Tlaxcoaque in Mexico City is being eyed for a makeover, and the people …

Let's Play Elder Scrolls Online: Fighting Pirates & Discovering Glitches - IGN Video

Justin and Brian defeat a group of evil pirate spell casters, get confused by a tiny cat, and find a weird slow-motion man.

Why Blizzard says Heroes of the Storm is a ‘hero brawler’

BOSTON — Blizzard doesn’t want to refer to Heroes of the Storm as a MOBA, or a multiplayer online battle arena. I get that. The MOBA landscape is getting crowded with Defense of the Ancients 2, Heroes of Newerth, and Infinite Crisis standing as just three of the highest-profile games in the crowded …

LeBron James Passes Larry Bird for 8th in Career Playoff Scoring

With two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat's 99-88 Game 1 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, LeBron James swished the second of two free throws to move into eighth place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list.<p>In doing so, he jumped past legendary Boston Celtics …

Basketball

Warriors' Lee is rising to the playoff challenge

<b>Los Angeles</b> -- <b>David Lee</b> simply wasn't going to let it happen again.<p>The Warriors' power forward waited eight years and 577 regular-season games before finally making a postseason appearance last season, a trip that was cut short by a torn right hip flexor in Game 1 of the first round.<p>So when he …

Paul George Has Literally Gone Fishin' After Ugly Game 1 Loss to No. 8 Hawks

There are probably a few things Paul George should be focusing on at the moment. His top-seeded Indiana Pacers just lost Game 1 against the No. 8 Atlanta Hawks, 101-93. His club has been struggling with an identity crisis for well over a month. Teammate Roy Hibbert even called out fellow Pacers in …

Basketball

NBA Issues Foul Correction for Game 1 of Thrilling Rockets-Blazers Series

Hindsight can be painful during the NBA playoffs.<p>If you're a Houston Rockets fan, it can be really painful.<p>The NBA announced that a pivotal foul called on Dwight Howard in overtime of Game 1 between the Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers should have gone the other way, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian …

Basketball

Tony Parker Says Tim Duncan Didn't Talk to Him for Entire Rookie Season

Based on years of hearing him in interviews, we can safely assume Tim Duncan’s Hall of Fame induction speech will include fewer syllables than a gas station pricing sign.<p><i>UPDATE: Friday, May 23, at 3:37 p.m. ET by Ben Leibowitz</i><p>While Tony Parker divulged that Tim Duncan never spoke to him during his …

San Antonio

Kevin Durant’s Miraculous Shot Defies the Laws of Physics

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA’s top players, a prolific scorer known for his highlight-reel performances.<p>But the Oklahoma City Thunder forward …

NBA Playoffs 2014: Teams That Will Bounce Back from Early Deficits

Fans of the NBA teams that were talented enough to make the playoffs have been anxiously awaiting the postseason for quite some time, and it may feel like the sky is falling if your team lost its first contest after so much anticipation.<p>We’re here to tell you that isn’t necessarily the case, at …

NBA