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NASA wants its next rover to bring a greenhouse to Mars

Any long-term human presence on Mars is going to require renewable food sources, and that likely involves plants. But how do we know that they'll flourish in the Red Planet's higher radiation and lower gravity? NASA may find out in the next several years. One of the proposed modules on its next …

Four ways to modernize your APM strategy (white waper)

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Dell Foglight</i><p>As businesses become increasingly reliant on online channels for customer interactions, the need for faster, more functional websites becomes increasingly evident. While many Web 2.0 approaches aim to increase the speed and efficiency …

The solution to the Great Data Scientist Shortage of 2014 is not more data scientists

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with New Relic.</i><p>Data is no use without a helping hand to make sense of it all.<p>Companies of all sizes are starting to drown in the sea of big data, and it’s not hard to see why: The questions you would traditionally have to field with your neighborhood …

Travel App Offers 'Most Comprehensive Guide' to North Korea

Traveling to North Korea? There's an app for that.<p>The number of travel apps on the market increases every day, making it difficult for digital travel …

Twitter Adds Language Targeting for Promoted Tweets, Accounts

Twitter today launched language targeting for promoted tweets and promoted accounts. As a result, advertisers can now target both in 20 different languages while users will be able to see “highly relevant ads” in their language.<p>Twitter says it uses “a number of different signals” to determine a …

Huawei hopes P7 phone will help it 'Ascend' to Apple-like heights

PARIS -- With the launch of Huawei's Ascend P7 flagship smartphone on Wednesday, the Chinese company also launched a new phase of its ambition for global power.<p>The Ascend P7 -- which will go on sale in June across 33 countries in Europe and Asia for 449 euros (about $665) -- is designed to carry …

Google aims for the mainstream with 20 new, more powerful Chromebooks

If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebooks by the latter half of this year. This new set will be thinner, lighter, more powerful and generally more diverse in terms of design. It's …

It may look like a toy track but this is the future of train travel, says China. SUPER-MAGLEV could one day go up to 1,800MPH

• <b>A researcher in China has unveiled his super-maglev loop line</b>• <b><br>Dr Zigang says the project is the next phase in developing faster trains</b>• <b><br>Using a vacuum</b> …

Buy a piece of lunar history: Joystick used to land man on the MOON is up for auction - and it could be yours for £180,000

• Joystick was used to steer Apollo 15's Lunar Module Falcon in 1971<br>• It will go to online auction at a starting price of £5,900 ($10,000) on 15 May<br>• Other …

Watch Dogs is a wake-up call on internet security

Most of the time, game protagonists occupy worlds that are utterly fantastical, bearing little resemblance to our own reality. From the space marines of Halo to the artifact-grabbing archeologists of Tomb Raider and Uncharted, our exploits in games are as relatable as blockbuster popcorn cinema. It …

Adap.tv Introduces Linear TV To Its Ad-Buying Platform

Looks like video advertising platform Adap.tv will be doing more to live up to the “TV” part of its name. The company is announcing that ad buyers won’t just be purchasing desktop and mobile ads through its Audience Path product, but linear TV commercials (i.e., regular TV commercials) too.<p>Adap.tv …

Throwback, The App That Sends Memories To Future You, Launches On Android

Last year, a new type of photo-sharing popped up in the world. The app was called ThrowBack, and the idea was to take photos that would be sent to you and your friends sometime in the future, as a way to remember good times past. Today, that app makes its way to the Android platform.<p>ThrowBack …

As a new film showcases their plight, visual effects artists will protest the Oscars

For the second consecutive year, visual effects artists are demonstrating at the Academy Awards today in protest of studio finance strategies that they say are driving them out of business. Workers are gathering at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest the foreign tax …

Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won

In technology, it’s sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple’s iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent.<p>Google is now trying to do something similar in cloud computing. The company last month announced price …

The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. We take for granted that our medical records, family …

Mr Porter.com Embraces Wearable Technology

<b>In fashion circles</b>, the oncoming revolution of wearable technology is a highly-charged topic of conversation. Add to it the upcoming release of Google Glass and Apple's rumored iPhone, and things should reach a fevered pitch soon enough. But we've had our reservations about whether or not matters …

Amazon Debuts A Storefront Just For Wearable Tech

Online shopping giant Amazon wants to get out ahead of the curve with wearable tech – hence the launch of its new Wearable Technology store today. The store is a subsection of its Amazon.com e-commerce portal, with a focus on devices like the Misfit Shine, Jawbone UP24 and Narrative Clip, to name …

Future 8 Awards - hunting for the UK's best young creative technologists

Not so long ago, we used to hear the phrase 'digital natives' fairly regularly. For many of parents, that phrase beautifully described the fluency which with our children inhabit the online world, and the ease with which they seem to master anything from a touchscreen to the TV remote - even if it …

Pegatron Reportedly Receives 15% of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Orders Ahead of September Launch

According to a new report from Taiwan's <i>Industrial and Commercial Times</i> (Google Translate, via <i>Mac Otakara</i>), Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15% of the orders for Apple's upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of the device's launch this September. The report also notes that Pegatron will produce a …

How 400,000 people crowdfunded Star Citizen game

<i>This article was taken from the May 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Oculus Rift CEO: we want to put 1 billion people in virtual reality

Oculus Rift and Facebook have ambitious aims for their virtual-reality headset – the two companies want to put 1 billion people into a massive virtual world.<p>The virtual reality startup, leveraging the $2bn investment gained from Facebook’s recent surprise acquisition, is working on a new massively …

LinkedIn aims to drive mobile uptake with multi-app strategy

LinkedIn is joining Facebook and Google in launching a range of specialised mobile apps to attract new users<p>Business-focused social network LinkedIn is joining a handful of major technology companies in pursuing what it describes as a 'multi-app strategy', whereby it it splitting its core desktop …

First travel app to North Korea offers guide to secretive country

It may be one of the world's most restrictive destinations – largely off limits to foreign journalists and impossible to visit without a government endorsed tour guide – but one startup is hoping to shed new light on North Korea with the launch of a travel app to help users plan a visit to the …

Nintendo had another very bad year and it's all the Wii U's fault

Nintendo's reported a staggering loss of $456 million for the past financial year. The blame is being laid squarely at its relatively young console, the Wii U. Sales have slowed significantly: Nintendo sold 2.72 million Wii Us in the last twelve months. (Running totals for the Xbox One and PS4: …