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Space shuttle piggyback 747 unveiled | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It may sound impossible to some, but once upon a time, airplanes regularly took off and landed with 83-ton spaceships on their backs.<p>Someone has wisely decided to put one in a museum.<p>On Saturday, Space Center Houston in Texas unveils an exhibit featuring one of two powerful Boeing 747s that …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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2016 Toyota Prius First Drive: Eco-chic Gets Redone

Beloved by owners, bemoaned by automotive enthusiasts, championed by environmentalists, no car is as polarizing as the Toyota Prius. In California, …

First Click: Cars are the new gadgets

But what is a gadget? A force-click on the word from this MacBook gives me the following definition:<p>The Tesla Model X isn’t exactly small at 5,441 pounds, but it’s certainly mechanical, ingenious, and novel. The Gogoro Smartscooter’s no slouch on the innovation front, either, but it still won’t fit …

iFixit Teardown of Apple Pencil Offers a Look at Internal Components

- Nov 19, 2015<p>iFixit got their hands on a new Apple Pencil, and as they tend to do, tore it down to see what makes it tick. And lucky us, they were …

NASA Wants to Make a C-3PO to Help Colonize Mars, But That May Not Be a Super Idea

What is your favorite space robot? How about stalwart Opportunity, still doing Martian science 11 years after its mission was supposed to end? …

Top 12 Black Friday ads (so far): Amazing TVs, smartphones, iPads and more

<b>Westinghouse 55″ 1080p LED HDTV for $250 at Target</b> <br>Target has taken an early lead with this deal, providing us with the doorbuster to beat. We predicted that a 55″ off-brand TV doorbuster would be around $379, and this handily beats it. But not all the credit can go to Target though, since Meijer …

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Amazon's Ingenious Scheme to Undermine Black Friday

Depending upon your outlook, Black Friday is either a time-honored US shopping holiday or the miserable nadir of American consumer culture. Whichever …

You won’t have to remove your iPhone case to use these lenses

Lens attachments for your iPhone can bring a fresh point of view to your photos but there are drawbacks. Some force you to remove the phone’s protective case to properly fit the lens. Others require a sticky mounting plate.<p>The mount for the Iris lenses by Photojojo looks like a little girl’s …

This belt and buckle are actually a phone charger

Nifty’s Xoo is a belt for Batman that Bruce Wayne could wear<p>What's nearly as bad as running out of battery life on your phone? Having to lug around a battery charger. I have bought half a dozen of these portable chargers over the past few years, of all shapes and sizes. There's always one floating …

Leef iBridge 3 Mobile Memory

<b>Speed:</b><br>High-speed USB 3.1/up to 150 MB/s<p><b>Connectors:</b><br>Hi-Speed USB-A 3.1 Apple Lightning<p><b>Dimensions:</b><br>49 x 12 x 16 mm<p><b>Compatibility:</b><br>iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, …

How “Today Widgets” work in iOS 8, and how developers should work them into their apps

So what are the Today Widgets in Apple’s iOS 8, and what is their intended purpose? For some, that seems to be left open to interpretation.<p>Today …

Meet A Woman Who Trains Robots For A Living

Teaching the art of learning through algorithms and pasta<p>Andrea Thomaz, who directs Georgia Tech’s Socially Intelligent Machines Lab, teaches a one-of-a-kind student: a robot with light-up ears, named Curi. We asked Thomaz how she envisions life with robots unfolding.<p><b>Popular Science: Why should</b> …

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The Week In Drones: Saving Lives, Spooking Nukes, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>No Drones At The Game</b><p>Recently in Europe, people have flown drones over a few major soccer games, even disrupting one game so much it …

The Potential Of Beacon Technology

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Navneet Loiwal is the CEO and co-founder of couponing and shopping app Shopular.</i><p>After indoor positioning with Wi-Fi, beacon technology is a massive step forward in ambient context identification, which is why this technology is all the buzz of late. Beacons allow for background …

Android Circuit: Motorola's Superior Android, Xiaomi Fights For Third, Note 4 Defeats iPhone 6 Plus

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the Note 4 vs the iPhone 6 Plus, the Droid Turbo’s confirmed specs, Lenovo completes its Motorola purchase, Samsung confirms drastic drop in profits, Android …

5 Lifehacks to Increase Activity in Your Job

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Amazon Executive Says Fire Phone Was Overpriced

Amazon Fire Phone didn’t receive the response the company expected it to. The company reported a net loss of $437 million, out which $170 million is …

iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Sony The iPhone Slayer

For a long time, Apple had the small-screen high-power handset space to itself. The last year or two has seen a tendency from Android manufacturers to move away from a linear ‘screen size to power’ relationship with a handful of ‘mini’ handsets that look to deliver the same power and functionality …

Jony Ive says Apple Watch will include Fitbit-like silent alarm clock feature to wake you up

This past week, Apple design head Jony Ive spoke about a range of topics, including the Apple Watch, at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Ive noted that the development of the Watch was more difficult than the iPhone because of the historical precedence of wrist-worn timepieces. In more …

Google wants you to easily share files between Android and iOS

As handy as services like AirDrop or Android Beam may be for shuffling content between nearby devices, they're platform-exclusive. That's not much help if you want to share photos from your Android phone to an iPhone, or vice versa. However, Google may soon overcome that barrier. <i>Android Police</i>,</i> …

iPad Pro rumored specs: smaller 12.2-inch display, 7mm thickness, Left/right stereo speakers

According to a new report by <i>MacOtakara,</i> the iPad Pro will represent a change over previous rumored specs. A list of publications including the Wall St. Journal and Bloomberg had pegged the display of the iPad Pro at 12.9-inches but today’s report says it is a smaller 12.2 inches (remarkably close …

12.2-inch iPad Pro could be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is expected to announce a huge iPad in early 2015, and a new report details some of the tablet’s specs.<p>According to the reliable Japanese site Macotakara, the larger iPad (or ‘iPad Pro’, as it’s been dubbed by the press) will feature a 12.2-inch display and improved stereo audio. The device …

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New Ball-Shaped Camera Captures Mid Air Panoramas

With panoramic cameras seemingly all the rage, it’s no surprise to find a new contender entering the market.<p>We’ve already seen a plethora of handy pocket cameras, selfie sticks and action cameras which will attach to just about anything that moves, but the Panono is something entirely …