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Higher sodium, lower blood pressure. You read that right.

In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake …

NASA Is Developing 3D-Printed Chain Mail to Protect Ships and Astronauts

Chain mail was an essential tool for medieval warriors hoping to avoid a quick (or slow) death by a sword. But NASA engineers hope a similar …

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A camera 1 million miles from Earth recorded this amazing video of the dark side of the Moon

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite that launched in February has traveled one million miles from Earth, and from there it captured a whole video of the dark side of the moon passing in front of Earth like we've never seen before:<p>The moon appears to have a green tinge on the right …

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From a million miles away, stunning NASA images show the moon crossing Earth’s face

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has captured a series of stunning images of the Moon passing the Earth’s sunlit side.<p>The images were captured last month by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel camera and telescope.<p>The series of …

Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes weird rock on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.<p>Measurements by Curiosity's rock-zapping ChemCam laser and another instrument revealed that the target, a chunk of bedrock dubbed Elk, contains high levels of silica …

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Mobile Gaming

Samsung's next big Galaxy phone is coming on August 13

The company just sent out invites for an upcoming Unpacked event that takes place on that day.<p>Samsung typically unveils its new flagship products at these events. In the past, it's introduced gadgets such as the Note 4, Galaxy S6, and other high-profile products at Unpacked events.<p>We're expecting …

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A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

<i>We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series.</i><p>These are the accounts of the Second …

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Samsung's new monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone

Consumer electronics makers have tried for years to make computer monitors more attractive by adding in things which few folks cared about, such as …

The Earth from a million miles away

<b>(CNN) —</b> After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking photo taken a little closer to home.<p>This image is the first full view of the sunlit side of the Earth taken from one million miles away.<p>The turquoise spots you see in the middle are …

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Pre-orders open for Fairphone 2 modular smartphone

Fairphone, today, opened up pre-orders for its second generation ethical smartphone. The Android-based Fairphone 2 can be pre-ordered in Europe for €529.38 (roughly $575 USD) and is designed with easy of repair at the forefront of its design. Fairphone hopes to sell 15,000 pre-orders and is aiming …

Mobile Technology

Prepare for the Reddit-tatorship: New CEO poised to limit free speech

After months of drama inside Reddit, its newest CEO will hold an online town-hall meeting Thursday hoping to reconnect with the users and volunteers depended upon to run the popular community website.<p>It won't be easy. Hundreds of thousands of users are unhappy with Reddit and its management. They …

HBO NOW Arrives Today On Amazon’s Appstore And Google Play, And Soon, Android And Fire TV Devices

HBO’s over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters, HBO NOW, is today becoming available on Android devices and Amazon Fire tablet devices, the companies are announcing this morning, and will soon arrive on Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Android TV streaming media devices in the “coming weeks.” …

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Customize the App Launcher to make frequently used apps more accessible

article<p>en_US<p>https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2015/07/customize-app-launcher-to-make.html<p>G Suite Updates …

First Click: Don't fear Gmail's Priority Inbox, it could change your life

Wielding my thumb of approval like Caesar<p>At first Google’s machine learning algorithms did a reasonable job at figuring out what was important. It was far from perfect but I wasn’t expecting much. So I kept at it, diligently following Google’s advice to mark messages as either "important" or "not …

Four tips and tricks to make Inbox work smarter for you

I’ve lived a frenetic life with my Gmail lately. One day I’d embrace Inbox with its quick snooze and swipe features that help me reach that elusive …

Google to speed up Chrome with the next version of HTTP, not its own tech

Google is giving up on its homegrown SPDY protocol, which aimed to deliver a faster web browsing experience in Chrome than tried and true HTTP. Instead, it's adopting HTTP/2 -- an upgraded version of the protocol that's close to being standardized -- in Chrome 40 in the next few weeks. All of that …

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Disable downloading, printing, and copying of any Google Drive file

article<p>en_US<p>https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2015/07/disable-downloading-printing-and.html<p>G Suite Updates …

Google will finally add iPhone-like visual voicemail to Android

Android users on select networks will soon get native "visual voicemail," a feature that iPhone users have enjoyed since forever. In case you're wondering, that's a way of checking and deleting voice mails via an app, rather than having to call a carrier number and go through them one by one. The …

Virtual Desktop Startup Workspot Scores $5M To Target The World’s Biggest Companies

Workspot, an aptly-named virtual desktop startup, is planning to improve its tech and expand its enterprise sales team after raising $5 million in new funding led by Helion Ventures, with participation from Translink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.<p>The Cupertino-based company’s new funding allows it …

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eBay Will Sell Enterprise Unit for $925 Million as PayPal Spinoff Nears

The company found a resolution for Enterprise before its separation from PayPal, but the deal isn't exactly a win.<p>On the eve of its separation with PayPal, eBay has agreed to sell off its eBay Enterprise unit for $925 million, the company announced this morning. The division, which helps power the …