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Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

Space Travel

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles. The …

Three new Canon inkjets print Instagram pics directly from feed, comments included

Imagine you just just got back from a week-long holiday vacation with friends and you're browsing through all the Instagram photos of your time together.<p>If you start getting nostalgic and decide to save your favorites, it's pretty easy to just take a screenshot for safekeeping in your photos …

Mobile Photography

3D-Print A Model of NASA's Curiosity Rover For Your Desk

Explore strange new workspaces<p>If you always wanted your very own Curiosity Rover, but couldn't afford the $2.5 billion to build and launch your own, don't worry: NASA has your back.<p>NASA recently released the plans to 3D-print your own mini Mars rover. It may not be able to fire lasers, send back …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has revealed the name of the next version of Android - Marshmallow.</b> The mobile operating system follows a candy-centric naming system, and Android 6.0 will be no exception.<p><b>2. Facebook has revamped its "Notes" tool in an attempt to be your next blogging platform.</b> It now looks a lot more …

Galaxy Note 5 fares better than S6 in drop tests, but worse than iPhone 6 & HTC One M9 (Video)

If you’re eagerly awaiting the chance to get your hands on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5, a new <i>PhoneBuff</i> drop test suggests that – like the Galaxy S6 – you’ll either want to be confident you won’t drop it, or start looking for cases …<p>Like the Galaxy S6, the back of the device hitting concrete …

These Jeans Will Make Sure You'll Never Have An Uncharged Phone Again

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Xbox One exec: We're doing things that 'can't be done' on PS4

According to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One has "a lot more going on" than the PlayStation 4 and other competing platforms. In a new interview, Tsunoda talks about how Xbox One features like backward compatibility, as well as cross-play and cross-buy with PC, give the Xbox One the upper …

Backward Compatibility

Here's How 'Mere Mortal' Batman Can Beat Superman

Batman vs. Superman, one of the ultimate comic book debates, ignites once again as the latest DC super hero film looms overhead.<p>So how could a mere mortal man fight someone with all the powers of a god?<p>All you really have to look at is Superman’s arch villain Lex Luthor<p>Repeatedly, Lex Luthor comes …

App Store Update: August 18

Step into the puzzling world of The Guides, then save on two of Insomniac's finest.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, …

Windows 10's Xbox app updated to officially offer Xbox One streaming at 1080p, 60 fps

Microsoft updated Windows 10's Xbox app today, adding elements like built-in support for Xbox One streaming in 1080p at 60 frames per second as well as social features, the company announced today.<p>The app's August update is the first since the debut of Windows 10 just under three weeks ago. One of …