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Spacecraft Makes Deepest Dive Yet Through Alien Geyser

Close encounters of the cryovolcano kind, in photos<p>The geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus are one of the most intriguing features in our solar system. Spouting 125 miles high, these cryovolcanic plumes may provide insight into the giant ocean inside the icy moon--as well as any organisms that may …

Struggling retailer Kmart turns the blue light back on

(Reuters) - Attention Kmart shoppers: the struggling discount chain is bringing back the “Bluelight Special” in the hopes the iconic marketing approach it pioneered decades ago will breathe life into its stores and online sales.<p>The retailer started sounding the blue sirens used to flag the …

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Arrival of the Tall Ships at Sail Amsterdam

Richard Sherman: Tom Brady's suspension should raise red flags

Richard Sherman doesn't think Tom Brady should've been fined more than the Patriots organization.<p>The last time Tom Brady was on a football field …

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Ashley Madison

Satellite catches moon crossing Earth

This is the fully illuminated far side – sometimes mistakenly called the dark side – of the moon. A satellite caught this view last month.<p>Here’s …

Google's Nexus devices are getting monthly security updates

Samsung isn't the only Android device maker promising monthly security updates in light of huge exploits like the Stagefright flaw. Google itself is vowing that Nexus devices will get monthly over-the-air patches, starting with software arriving today. If you own a Nexus 4 or any newer model, you …

Satya Nadella explains Microsoft's one big mistake — and resolves not to make it again

"[One] big mistake we made in our past was to think of the PC as the hub for everything for all time to come," Nadella says.<p>That worked for a long time. A decade ago, more than 90 percent of devices connecting the Internet ran Microsoft Windows.<p>But the rise of the smartphone, and the attendant …

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Nokia confirms plans to return to mobile phone market

Nokia is looking for a hardware partner with which to launch new mobile devices by the end of 2016<p>Nokia has confirmed that it plans to re-enter the mobile phone business, and is looking for a hardware partner with which to launch a new device by late next year.<p>Nokia sold its phone business to …

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly

WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies.<p>The new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware, is being released by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit trade organization that includes Apple, Microsoft, Intel and hundreds of …

Fracking poses risks to drinking water, EPA says, but hasn't caused 'systemic' damage

Hydraulic fracturing, which has transformed the U.S. into an international leader in oil and gas production but stirred deep concerns about its risks to the environment, has not caused "systemic" damage to drinking water but does pose risks, the federal government concluded Thursday after a …

In 'San Andreas,' It's the Science That's Shaky, Quake Experts Say

If only the screenwriters for 'San Andreas' had done their science homework.<p>They could have kept their apocalyptic vision intact and still been scientifically accurate—just by moving the blockbuster movie’s mega earthquakes and massive tsunami about a thousand miles north to Portland and …

Google's Project Loon improves launch and range to expand its reach

Google's Project Loon internet balloons have been airborne for quite some time, and now the company is planning to take the next step with the initiative. The next phase has two parts: a 50-foot-tall launcher and sharing internet signals amongst balloons. The first piece is a so-called …

Google working with Levi Strauss to make smart clothes

The Internet titan used its annual developers conference in San Francisco to reveal its so-called Project Jacquard and to spotlight Levi Strauss as its first partner.<p>Named after a Frenchman who invented a type of loom, Project Jacquard is in the hands of a small Google team called Advanced …

Google testing changes to its mobile search interface, Material Design tabs included

It appears that Google is testing a new design for the header of its mobile search website, featuring a much more spread-out interface including a larger text entry box, navigation tabs, and Google logo. The size and placement of the actual search results seem to be identical, however…<p>Notable is …

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The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backbone, are hitting their physical limits. An Alcatel-Lucent representative warned that we could hit …

After 10,000 years giant Antarctic ice-shelf will be gone by 2020, Nasa report says

New Nasa studies warn of "bad news for our planet" as looming crack threatens to shatter Larsen B ice-shelf into pieces<p>Antarctica's Larsen B ice-shelf is on course to disintegrate completely within the next five years, according to a <b>new study by Nasa</b>, the US space agency.<p>The 10,000-year-old ice …

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Apple's new music streaming service is launching at the perfect time

This week, Warner Music Group said in the past quarter for the first time, its music streaming revenue surpassed sales of the company's music downloads, and that revenue from streaming was up 33% year over year.<p>On the earnings call, Warner Music CEO Stephen Cooper said, "The rate of this growth has …

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Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

The purchase included two separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with bright white sand.<p>The property is large enough for a set of villas or even a resort. But Zuckerberg apparently plans to only build one home: an …

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Google could launch a huge counterstrike against Amazon in a few weeks

The move, which the report says is expected in the coming weeks, is the latest sign of Google's ambitions to expand its search engine from being a mere provider of Web links to a one-stop shop where consumers can directly buy whatever strikes their fancy.<p>It could also be a strong counter against …

Microsoft cuts carriers out of Windows 10 update decisions

Microsoft has announced that it will avoid carriers if necessary to improve the update process on mobile devices with Windows 10.<p>The statement was made in a post on the company’s Ignite blog, where the Windows Update for Business was revealed. The post read:<p><i>“And today, we’re announcing this</i> …