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Blue Origin beats SpaceX to re-launching a reusable rocket

A reusable rocket has finally been reused<p>Blue Origin just launched and landed its suborbital rocket New Shepard — the same vehicle the company flew and then landed in November. The booster reached a maximum altitude of 333,582 feet, or 63 miles, above the Earth's surface, before landing gently back …

Space Travel

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

A nostalgist's dream come true<p>The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, featuring epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, …

Exclusive: PMD's CamBoard Pico XS is the tiniest gesture camera we've ever seen (video)

Just as we were wrapping up CES today, we caught up with our friends over at PMD Technologies who surprised us with a little exclusive. What you see above is the new CamBoard Pico XS gesture camera that's dwarfed by the Pico S -- the one we saw at Computex -- next to it. This tiny module is only …

One step closer to legitimacy: Bitcoin payment live on Overstock

While it's legal to pay with Bitcoin in the US, the digital currency hasn't been very useful for mainstream shoppers. However, that's changing today -- Overstock has just become the first major American online retailer to accept Bitcoin. You'll still see prices listed in old-fashioned dollars, but …

Proposed Bike System in London Will Offer Elevated Routes

<i>SkyCycle</i> is a futuristic concept that will radically change how people bike in London. Created through a collaboration between Exterior Architecture, Foster + Partners, and Space Syntax, the elevated bike network was developed as a way to provide safe bicycle routes throughout the city.<p>According to …

Roads

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech - Pocket-lint

We all know that feeling when you want to watch telly but fear the volume will keep others awake. You could wear headphones but probably don't have a …

Consumer Tech

Ford Sync will soon let you order pizza while on the road

Ever wish you could (safely) order pizza while driving home? You'll have that chance soon. Ford has just announced Sync AppLink support in five apps that could prove handy for many commuters, including Domino's Pizza. An upcoming version of the eatery's software will let you dictate orders without …

ZTE crams a 1080p projector, a 4-inch display and an LTE hotspot in one Android-powered package (hands-on)

ZTE's Projector Hotspot is exactly what its name suggests: a 1080p projector and an LTE hotspot bundled in one highly portable box. Strangely, it even has a 4-inch touchscreen display and Android 4.2 as its operating system, so you could potentially surf the web and send emails from it. The entire …

Transparent electronics are so light and thin they can sit on a contact lens

The ultimate wearable may be one we hardly even recognize is there. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology researchers published a paper (subscription …

AMD's impossibly thin nano PC prototype sits on your TV, but don't call it a set-top box

Let's take a moment to forget the technical nonsense. Seriously. Besides, we only really know the broad strokes about Mullins, AMD's next-gen ultra-low voltage APU. Instead, let's just gaze upon the tiny wonder that is the Nano PC for a bit and soak it all in. This reference design from the …

This is the final hardware for Scanadu Scout: a real, functioning tricorder

It's been a long time coming, but a real, functioning tricorder is almost here, and we got to see the final hardware for it today at CES. Scanadu Scout is its name, and in case you aren't familiar, we've been tracking the little hand-held human health tracker since its inception in late 2012. Since …

SFX Entertainment To Take Electronic Dance Music To Wall Street With IPO

Last year, media mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman made a commitment to the future of electronic dance music. Sillerman had then just formed SFX Entertainment, underlying his faith in the industry’s fastest-growing market by publicly stating that his new company would spend $1 billion to acquire …

A hospital case

SAINT GORAN’S hospital is one of the glories of the Swedish welfare state. It is also a laboratory for applying business principles to the public …

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