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Here's how much a top US astronaut can earn working for NASA

As entrepreneurs like SpaceX founder Elon Musk launch increasingly powerful rockets, call for a new space race, and prepare to send astronauts into space for the first time, it's an exciting time to think of joining NASA's ranks.<p>But to even think of applying to be an astronaut, you must first pass …

Space Exploration

Data science jobs make the big bucks, and these tools can help you get one

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Data Science

How to delete your Gmail account

gmail<p>Is it time to delete your Gmail account? Maybe you have an alternate account you never use, want to switch to a different email provider, or are …

Google

Become a Deep Learning Coder From Scratch in Under a Year

Machine learning (aka A.I.) seems bizarre and complicated. It’s the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds …

Machine Learning

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Elon Musk’s Tesla overshot Mars’ orbit and is headed to the asteroid belt

Deeper space<p>Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster, which launched on top of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy earlier today, is going farther out into the Solar System than originally planned. The car was supposed to be put on a path around the Sun that would take the vehicle out to the distance of Mars’ orbit. But the …

Tesla

SpaceX Rocket Fuels Thaw in Chilly Musk-Trump Relationship

Elon Musk’s rocky rapport with President Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things …

Space Travel

Rian Johnson Explains #35: Here's Why Han's Funeral Never Made It Into The Last Jedi

When <i>The Last Jedi</i>’s official novelization comes out next month, it’ll include a few extra moments that weren’t just cut from the movie, but added …

Han Solo

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

The "Amazing" Reason a SpaceX Rocket Was Floating in the Atlantic Ocean

Filed Under Science, Mars, Space Travel, Twitter & Video<p>SpaceX has pulled off something spectacular. After Wednesday’s Falcon 9 rocket launch at …

Space Travel

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

FCC

Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Leaked, Launches March 16th

It looks like we have some press renders of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones. The picture above shows the two handsets and is …

Phones

This Homemade LEGO Millennium Falcon Is the Stuff of Legend

It’s 2018, and we are lucky enough that we don’t have to wait an entire year to get some <i>Star Wars</i> movie love, as <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> opens on May …

Lego

The Best Laptop Deals of 2018

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>It's pretty amazing how quickly laptops have …

Computer Science

Ugreen releases new USB-C Multiport Adapter with discounted $41 launch price

Ugreen has launched its new USB-C Multiport Adapter for MacBook and MacBook Pro that offers pretty much all of legacy connectivity missing from the new Apple notebooks. The company is also offering 15% off the new hub at launch, bringing this handy adapter down to $41.<p><i>[Update: After a very popular</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Trump’s latest interview shows he’s not really the president

He’s holding the office but not doing the job.<p>President Donald Trump’s first non-Fox television interview in a long time, conducted with CNBC’s Joe Kernen from Davos, Switzerland, is in many respects weirdly devoid of substance. And much of the substance that’s there consists of misstatements of …

Donald Trump

Windows 10 tips and tricks you must try today

Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY<p>In homes and offices across America, you can't throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You'll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to</b> …

Operating Systems

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …

Dystopia

Get Google Pixel features on any phone with Rootless Pixel Launcher v3

The Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.0 app has been launched, bringing the Google flagship experience to any Android handset—without root requirements. Developer Amir Zaidi (AmirZ) detailed the new version of the app in a <i>Reddit</i> post yesterday (via <i>Droid Life</i>), and it includes a wealth of features.<p>Editor's …

Google Pixel

AI fake porn is the latest thing on the internet that needs to go away | Trusted Reviews

<b>Remember in the 1990s when the Daily Sport (allegedly) photoshopped celeb heads onto Page 3 models’ bodies, only to feign outrage about the fake</b> …

Internet

Windows 10's new app: Microsoft's Ink to Code turns sketches into working code

Microsoft offers Windows and Android developers a new Garage Project app to prototype software faster.<p>Microsoft's latest app from the Garage Project …

Microsoft Visual Studio

The one skill you need to learn right now to make it in the future workforce

How to learn how to code like a pro — for free — in just a few weeks<p>You need to learn to code.<p>Even with just two to four years’ experience, Americans …

Employment

The best gear for building your home theater

<i>By Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Everyone loves watching a great movie on a …

Audiophile

These are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Having opted against what would have been an uncharacteristic debut at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — in teaser capacity or otherwise — Samsung is now gearing up to launch the 2018 versions of its flagship Galaxy S lineup in a much more traditional fashion, just prior to …

Phones

'Rogue One' set up this 'The Last Jedi' storyline and you probably didn't realize it

<b>Spoilers for</b> <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> <b>follow. Consider yourself warned.</b><p><i>Rogue One</i> and <i>The Last Jedi</i> may not seem to have much direct connection. Though …

Science Fiction

R is a programming language that's super hot right now and you can learn it with this online class

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Data Visualization

The new Star Wars comics make Luke, Leia and Han look ... bad

The Ashes of Jedha arc reads well, looks funny<p>In July of last year Marvel announced that the <i>Star Wars</i> comic series would get a new creative team in Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca, the writer and artist that previously penned Marvel’s <i>Darth Vader</i>. The reboot kicked off in early November with The …

Star Wars

After one year of Trump, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sounds a lot different about immigration — and that may be a good thing

Almost exactly one year ago, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stood in front of cheering employees vowing to "stand together" and "never compromise" in opposing the Trump administration's travel ban.<p>On Friday, Pichai spoke out again in defense of immigration and of the benefits that immigrants bring to the …

Susan Wojcicki

Only one road in the world leads from Russia to North Korea — and you can take a trip down it on Google Maps

North Korea is arguably the most secretive nation in the world.<p>It shares long borders with China to its north, and also with South Korea. But the third, and by far the shortest, frontier is an 11-mile stretch of land it shares with Russia.<p>Unlike the Chinese border, the Russian one has allowed …

North Korea

Firefox Quantum Eats RAM Like Chrome

For a long time, <b>Mozilla’s Firefox</b> has been my web browser of choice. I have always preferred it to using Google’s Chrome, because of its simplicity …