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Silicon Valley's Soft Landing

Something weird happened in Silicon Valley during the tail end of 2015. People came to grips with reality.<p>In the prior 18 months or so, unproven …

Stephen Hawking's birthday: The pioneering astrophysicist's most terrifying quotes

Astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking has turned 74, celebrating his birthday on 8 January. His has been a life of miracles and stunning …

Uber is cutting prices to spur demand in a slow winter

Fares are dropping by up to 20 percent in over 100 North American cities.<p>Not surprisingly, demand for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft tends to drop in January. You don't have all those holiday parties to visit, and you're usually back to the daily grind at class or work. Uber knows this all …

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HTC’s revenue fell 35% in 2015, year ended with bad holiday sales

HTC’s financial bright spot last year came in the form of the One A9. However, the device was ultimately not able to make up for the declines that occurred the rest of the year. Ultimately, HTC’s revenue dropped 35% when compared to 2014.<p>HTC’s total revenue for 2015 was NTD 121.68 billion, or …

SpaceX will reattempt landing its Falcon 9 rocket at sea

After failing to land its Falcon 9 rocket at sea twice last year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is hoping third time’s the charm. The company will attempt to land its vehicle on a floating barge after it blasts off on January 17, reports Reuters.<p>SpaceX will use an older version of the Falcon 9 than the one …