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The next version of Blu-ray discs are here, and Facebook is using them

But don't worry: Panasonic isn't forcing you to buy a new disc player just yet.<p>Instead, Panasonic is aiming FreezeRay at the enterprise, where companies increasingly need more archival storage for the tremendous amounts of data that Internet services and apps generate each day.<p>Facebook is the first …

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Music News & Concert Reviews

Featured Articles<p>Reviews, Recaps & Photos<br>• Videos<p>Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Marcus King, Eric Krasno, Tash Neal & Patterson Hood In Saratoga …

Apollo photos: 8,400 pictures from the Moon in a new archive on Flickr.

If we can put a man on the Moon, why can’t we put 8,400 hi-res scans of the Apollo mission photographs taken by the astronauts themselves on …

NASA releases thousands of Apollo mission photos on Flickr

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- More than 8,400 high-resolution images of the Apollo missions have been released to the public on Flickr, a historian …

Roku 4: Introducing Roku's First 4K-Capable TV Box

October is shaping up to be a watershed month for the video streaming box industry. Already we’ve had Apple and Amazon unveiling their new Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV solutions. Nvidia has just launched its Shield Android TV box in the UK (it’s been out for a while in the US). And now, as Forbes’ …

NASA Releases Over 8400 Images Documenting Apollo Moon Missions, Squashes Doubters Of Moon Landing

The Blue Marble.<p>The Earth is in the distance from the distance of the moon. some 384,400 kilometres (238,855 miles).<p>A view of the moon lander.<p>The …

Google's Got Two New Chromecasts That Have You Covered From Music to Video

When Google debuted Chromecast in 2013, the streaming dongle was a hit. While it’s been juiced up with new features over the past few years, we’ve …

Google's new Chromecast has a new look, catches up to modern Wi-Fi standards

Another next-gen streaming media device<p>It might have been the worst-kept secret leading up to today's Google event — aside from the new Nexus phones, that is — but Google has just announced two new Chromecast devices: a second-generation stick for streaming video, and a Chromecast Audio dongle that …

Clouds Block Lots Of Super Blood Moon 2015 Views – Viewers Watch The Eclipse Live Online [Videos]

A search for the simple word “clouds” on Twitter on Sunday evening proved that plenty of people were tweeting and complaining that clouds were …

Total Lunar Eclipse: How to Judge the Moon's Brightness and Color

A lunar eclipse provides spectacular viewing opportunities for everyone, from amateur skywatchers to experienced observers — read on to learn how to …

Super Blood Moon? Sunday to Bring Rare ‘Supermoon’ Lunar Eclipse

The full moon Sunday will appear larger, brighter and redder than usual as it reaches its closest point to the Earth. As it so happens, it will also …

How to watch the rare supermoon eclipse this weekend

For the first time in more than 30 years, a supermoon will be visible in combination with a lunar eclipse.<p>The two-for-one night sky show will happen …

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Forbes Welcome

Report: New Chromecast With Better Hardware and Spotify Due This Month

If the new Apple TV didn’t do it for you, an overhauled Chromecast might. A new report suggests that a new model will be launched later this month, …

Gapless playback finally arrives for Play Music on Chromecast

Beaming tunes from Google Play Music to a Chromecast connected to an audio system works a charm, but that doesn't mean it can't be improved. For that reason, Mountain View's fixed a handful of bugs with the latest update to its in-house music app. The biggest of the bunch? Gapless playback. It's …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

A NASA video shows what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the moon, and it's mind-blowing

There is only one cosmic phenomenon that could generate this seemingly red ring of fire around Earth:<p>Thanks to this incredible animation by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, you can see what this month's total lunar eclipse will look like from a vantage point unlike any other: the moon.<p>If …

Space In 4K: Explore The Final Frontier In UHD With New NASA TV Channel

Space is a big place. The vast distances between our curious selves and other planets and galaxies make witnessing the splendours and mysteries of our universe frustratingly difficult for most of us mere mortals. For the vast majority of people, their only ‘close up’ view of the majesty of space …

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Marijuana Taxes Go Up In Smoke For One Day In Colorado

It isn’t April 20, but Colorado is staging its own version of pot day. It sounds odd, but the state claims tax law is forcing it to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day, September 16, 2015. The bizarre tax holiday is due to what Gov. Hickenlooper called a fiscal glitch in the state …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Watch this long-lost GoPro's journey to space and back

There are a lot of GoPro footage you can watch online, but this one has quite the backstory. In June 2013, the Grand Canyon Stratospheric Balloon Team* attached a 3D-printed chassis housing a GoPro, a Sony camcorder and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a weather balloon. They set it free near the Grand …

Social Security Q&A: Can I Really Not Get My Widower's Benefit?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.<p>Today’s Social Security question is about eligibility for a widow(er)’s benefit while not earning enough to be subject to the earnings test.<p><b>Question</b>: Your program …

NASA's 4K channel gives you an excuse to buy a UHD TV

NASA may have started posting UHD content on its YouTube page earlier this summer, but that's not where the agency's 4K aspirations stop. Today, NASA announced that it's teaming up with Harmonic to launch 4K content on NASA TV starting November 1st. The channel will not only serve up the latest …

NASA TV is launching a dedicated 4K channel

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Campbell Soup And Keurig Finally Selling Soup Cartridges Announced 2 Years Ago

Hey, remember two years ago, when we told you to expect cartridges of hot, instant soup-like substance soon for your coffee machine thanks to a …

Life With Ziggy Stardust: A Legendary Music Lensman on Shooting David Bowie

At times it’s easy to forget that <b>David Bowie</b> is not, in fact, a lean, extraterrestrial rock god sent down to bless us mortals with the gift of glam. Not so, one assumes, for <b>Mick Rock</b>, who bore more intimate witness to Bowie the Man than perhaps any other living lensman. From 1972 to 1973, while …

Here's the world's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Samsung has announced the first (consumer ready) Ultra HD Blu-ray player, alongside word that movie studio Fox is already getting its releases ready for the new format. That means 4K movies, yes, but also compatibility for HDR video. Here's a closer look at the curved UBD-K8500 player -- perfect …

Gov. Nikki Haley criticizes ‘yell and scream’ strategy of ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but also says GOP needs new tone

In a broad address about race relations, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday affirmed that "black lives do matter," but accused the protest movement identified with that mantra of inhibiting racial harmony with its strategy to "yell and scream."<p>The star Republican governor also called on …

Nikki Haley takes on Donald Trump

Donald Trump is driving the Republican Party into the abyss. Can Nikki Haley pull it back?<p>Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, talks of immigrants as rapists and women as bimbos and appeals to the angry white man. He invokes the “silent majority,” employs racial dog whistles and picks …

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