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Did We Steal Our Moon From Venus?

Is our planet a dirty thief?<p>Dave Stevenson, professor of planetary science at Caltech, gave an intriguing speech at the Origin of the Moon conference in London this week. The most widely accepted theory about the Origin of the Moon is called the "giant impact theory," which is pretty much what you …

Can Internet Trolls Take Down Obamacare?

A filibuster can’t stop health-care exchanges from starting up Tuesday. But maybe a clever Tea Partier with Internet access can. David Freedlander on …

What IEDs and armored vehicles have to do with the future of television

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A few years ago, Mark Buff was chipping away at a matter of life and death. For his PhD at North Carolina State University, he …

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Flesh-Eating Street Drug from Russia Hits the US

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Verizon's blue HTC One trickling out to Best Buy stores starting today

See that? It's an HTC One, programmed for use on Verizon's airwaves, and it's <i>blue</i>. Moreover, it's at Best Buy, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to pick one up yourself as early as tonight. If you'll recall, we had heard that Sprint was aiming to ship the aforesaid device on September 10th, but …

Keaton Row, An E-Commerce Site That Pairs Busy Ladies With Personal Shoppers, Raises $1.6 Million In Seed Funding

The personal shopping site Keaton Row has raised $1.6 million in a second round of seed funding led by Menlo Ventures, an early investor in Fab and Warby Parker, with participation from Rho Ventures and Grape Arbor Ventures. The site, which launched in 2012, previously raised a seed round of $1 …

Looks like LG is building a 5-inch Nexus 5 with Snapdragon 800 chip

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Taylor Wimberly<p>Remember that image of what appeared to be a new Nexus phone used in a Google video earlier this week? …

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Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

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The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Whoops. Was that the Nexus 5 in Google’s own promotional video?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Taylor Wimberly<p>Google(s goog) defied expectations earlier today when it announced Android 4.4, otherwise known as …

Making the grade in Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs are becoming increasing popular as a way for people to access lessons from Ivy League universities. But access doesn't always translate into student success.<p>Back to school isn't just for kids. As professors at top universities put more of their course materials online, everyone from Silicon …

Kindle Paperwhite (2013) e-reader review

MSRP: $119.00<p><b>The Good</b> Amazon has improved on last year's excellent <b>Paperwhite</b> e-reader with a faster processor, more responsive touch screen, and a better integrated light that's brighter and whiter and displays more evenly across the screen. Pages also refresh less frequently (less flashing). A …

The TC Disrupt Hackathon 2013 Is Officially Underway

The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon not only marks the beginning of Disrupt SF 2013, but it also marks the beginning of potentially hundreds of new products, services, and gadgets.<p>1,200 hackers have filled the San Francisco Design Center to build whatever their heart desires. They’ll have a handful of …

In China, Avoiding The 'Great Firewall' Internet Censors

In China, the Internet isn't the free-for-all that it is in the United States. China's communist government censors what's published and some of what's shared online. But some citizens are working around government censors by using agreed-upon "public" code.<p>Transcript<p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST:<p>In the U.S., …

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Free energy, edible slime -- and more offbeat crowdfunding ideas

Crowdfunding platforms can make unlikely, revolutionary notions fly or flop. Here are some of our recent favorites.<p>How can you go wrong with this description of your invention? "NO MORE ELECTRICITY BILLS. NO MORE PETROL BILLS. NO MORE HEATING BILLS. NO MORE POLLUTION"<p>That's how Arthur Fahy is …

Sony Announces 65-inch Curved LED HDTV for $4,000

Shipping in October.<p>Sony's IFA press conference in Berlin on Wednesday morning saw the debut of its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1, and …

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection

<i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie Morales on September 16. Keep up with the TODAY Book Club</i> <i>by subscribing to our newsletter and</i> <i>follow @TODAYsBooks for book club</i> …