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Private spaceflight startup Vector pulls off second test of its micro-rocket

The company eventually hopes to launch hundreds of rockets a year<p>Vector — a private spaceflight startup based out of Tucson, Arizona — just successfully pulled off another test flight of one of its micro-rockets, launching the 40-foot-tall vehicle this morning from a spaceport in Georgia. It’s the …

Space Exploration

NASA Unleashes Two Vintage Warplanes to Chase the Eclipse

While millions of astronomy enthusiasts chase the moon’s shadow on the ground during the August 21 total solar eclipse, four NASA personnel are going …

Cycflix Forces You To Burn Calories While You Binge Watch

Forget “Netflix and Chill,” now there’s Netflix and Sweat.<p>There was a period of time where I only watched Netflix movies while I was on a treadmill …

NASA is Uploading Hundreds of Historic Videos to YouTube

Peeks behind history.<p>NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, based out of Edwards Air Force Base, has been at the forefront of aeronautic research for decades. They've decided to open up their vaults and showcase some of that research on YouTube, where they've uploaded around 300 films of their …

The Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Beamed Back a New Look at the Red Planet

With all the buzz the SUV-sized Curiosity rover has generated since it landed on Mars in 2012, it’s easy to forget that the rover has a little …

Mars

Nasa is releasing its old research videos. Here are nine of the best

Nasa has a rich and varied history. Its research and development arms have led to commercial spaceflight being a reality and its engineers have …

Aviation

We’re Finally Considering a Probe for Uranus

Source: NASA<p>Get your yucks in while you can, folks. The planet that’s been the butt (lol) of almost every joke we’ve ever made about space is getting …

Astronomy

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

How to use Alexa's to-do list

The beauty of using something like Alexa to manage your to-do list at all is the voice interaction. You suddenly think of something that you need to …

Apps

Google Wifi is now the best-selling mesh wireless system on Amazon

If you’re in the market for a product that will give your home wireless network a serious boost, mesh Wi-Fi systems are definitely the way to go. …

10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep

We're losing sleep over … sleep.<p>Blame it on job stress or the circadian-rhythm-wrecking blue light of cellphones and tablets, but studies show that nearly half of Americans don't sleep well and that significant percentages of us suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep apnea, and that causes us to …

Elon Musk's SpaceX Just Announced Hundreds of Open Positions

Help Wanted<p>If you simply walked past SpaceX’s headquarters, you may not realize that Elon Musk’s space travel project is looking for more staff — the …

Space Travel

Lithium-Ion Pioneer Introduces New Battery That’s Three Times Better

94 year-old John Goodenough, one of the co-inventors of the lithium-ion battery that now powers everything from phones to Teslas, has developed a new …

Clean Energy

Unlike Apollo, SpaceX's Moon Trip Won't Have "LOL" Technology

Technology has come a long way in 45 years.<p>SpaceX will send two private citizens on a moon-orbiting trip in 2018, the first such trip since the …

Space Exploration

Cloudbleed bug: Everything you need to know

The internet has a new security bug called Cloudbleed and it's pretty bad. We explain what it is, how it affects you and what you can do.<p>Cloudbleed is the latest internet bug that puts users private information in jeopardy. News of the bug broke late on Thursday, but there is already a lot of …

Information Security

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.<p>When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to …

Smart TV

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Android News

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …

Smart Homes

10 Netflix lifehacks everyone should know

Trends in popular software come and go, but it’s pretty clear at this point which ones are sticking around for the long haul. How else do you end up with the cultural jargon “Netflix and Chill” being so widely accepted? I’m fairly certain you’ve never heard anybody say, “Hulu and Chill.” “Youtube …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

When ship maintenance spoils a cruise vacation, passengers have little recourse.<p>12:02 a.m. Today12:02 a.m. April 13, 2018<p>The study analyzed a billion …

Claude Monet

SpaceX caught a dramatic photo of this weekend’s rocket landing

Preparation, luck, and some flare<p>Photography is <i>mostly</i> about preparation, and the decisions a photographer makes in turn. But many times it’s also about luck, and there’s no better example of what happens when those two things mix than this incredible photo that SpaceX just published.<p>The photo shows …

Landscape Photography

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 …

Glyph is a portable movie theater powered by your smartphone

Watching movies through a headset is going to happen for all of us at some point in the near future. You might think it’ll be a VR headset, like Oculus, but chances are the portable entertainment system of the future will be a lot more like Avegant’s ‘Glyph.’<p>What is it?<p>The Glyph is a multimedia …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for over a year now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time.<p>Here's what you …

Smart Homes

NASA's Mannequin Challenge Is Out of This World

🚀<p>NASA astronauts have set an astronomically high bar for anyone looking to beat their mannequin challenge.<p>Even if you are annoyed by the meme, it's hard not to admire the latest installment from the International Space Station (ISS). After all, it can't be that easy to stay still in a microgravity …

Space

Pet Widget is the upgraded dog tag your best friend deserves

Pet owners who've had to go through the trauma of having a dog run away will understand: its microchip alone may not be enough to help you trace your …

Channel Master Flatenna 35 review: Cutting the cord has never been simpler - CNET

Cutting the cord has never been simpler<p><b>The Good</b> The Channel Master Flatenna is a solid antenna at an incredibly low price. It outperforms more expensive designs in both the number of channels it can pick up and the strength of the signal.<p><b>The Bad</b> The antenna has a short, non-replaceable cable. There …

Televisions

Logitech Harmony expands Alexa's entertainment skills

New, deeper Alexa controls for Logitech Harmony AV setups will let the virtual assistant change the volume, pause, fast forward, or jump to a specific channel.<p>Buttons. Who needs 'em?<p>Not Logitech Harmony users who also happen to own an Amazon Alexa product, that's for sure. The universal remote …

Smart Homes