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SpaceX succeeds in historic rocket launch and landing

Elon Musk makes history by landing SpaceX's most powerful Falcon 9 rocket back in an upright position

Facebook app adds iPhone Live Photos

Facebook<p>One of the new features in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is what Apple calls Live Photos. When enabled in the Camera app, you can tap and hold on a photo to see it animate like a GIF.<p>On Monday, Facebook's mobile app added support for Live Photos so they won't be just viewable in your iPhone's …

The Final Battle In The U.S.-Russia Relationship Is In Space

Senator Richard Shelby totally pwned Senator John McCain in a fight over the Pentagon buying Russian rocket engines to spy on Russia, among other things.<p>As a <i>Star Wars</i> sequel opens on movie screens, a final space battle over Russian space rockets plays out in the U.S. Senate, pitting maverick …

iOS 9.2 Jailbreak update: When is the next jailbreak for your iPhone coming?

Jailbreakers have long been waiting for new jailbreak software but iOS 9.2 Jailbreak is not expected any time soon.<p>If you are running a jailbroken …

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus look familiar - but there are a lot of differences. Image credit Apple

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus look familiar - but there are a lot of differences. Image credit Apple

Gorgeous New NASA Image Shows Earth 'Rising' Over The Moon

A reminder that our little planet is pretty dang beautiful.<p>NASA released a stunning image on Friday appearing to show Earth “rising” over the horizon of the moon.<p>The image was captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a robotic spacecraft that has been orbiting the moon since 2009. Usually, …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

This Life-Changing Hack Will Make Any iPhone Run 10x Faster

And it takes 10 seconds to do.<p>Say goodbye to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been #blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

RAM

Tech giants battle for supremacy at Berlin's IFA show

Phone manufacturers and smartwatch makers will be jostling for position at Berlin’s IFA, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics shows.<p>Starting Friday and lasting six days, tech giants hope to dazzle with their gadgets – from drones and phones to virtual reality headsets. But it seems the …

Lineup

Sony makes a pun out of some pretty Hi-Res Audio headphones

It seems like with every new phone, Sony has a new accessory to plug. Presenting the pun-ful "H.ear On" headphones. They're over-ear cans that are supposedly at their best when playing back Sony's Hi-Res Audio. Of course, they'll need to be paired with a compatible device -- like one of its new …

Consumer Tech

Acer's coolest new PC lets you build a computer like Lego bricks

Building your own computer is starting to come back in style thanks to initiatives like Phonebloks and Google's Project Ara, and now Acer is bringing that idea to the desktop. It's introducing a new PC today called the Revo Build Series, which starts as a small core block and can then be built upon …

The De-Conditioning of the Ego

Ida Lawrence, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What could a person possibly gain from insecurity? What could be the reward of feeling undeserving? Why would we …

The real-life superhumans worth billions

IMAGINE being impervious to pain or having bones so thick they are near impossible to break. These are real-life conditions being studied by drug …

This New Medical Device Can Improve Healing Rates by 30%

It tricks skin cells into behaving much younger than they are.<p>A new medical device that can accelerate the body's capacity to heal wounds by up to 30 …

FDA

The First Gogoro Smartscooters Will Start Shipping Tomorrow

After raising $150 million dollars and operating in secrecy for three years, Gogoro finally told the world what they’re building: a smart electric scooter and a charging infrastructure to go with it.<p>Tomorrow, the first Gogoro smartscooters will ship out to pre-order customers living in the …

Electric Vehicles

Apple wants newbies to know there's 'nothing quite like an iPhone'

Apple has launched a slick new site with the purpose of telling us why iPhones are special. Like its video ads, the site is a rehash of why an iPhone is an iPhone, but is that enough?<p>When the videos launched, my colleague Owen Williams posited that Apple has lost its marketing direction, and the …

Apple Pay

iPod Touch Review: The Pocket Computer Returns From The Dead

Does the world still need the iPod Touch? Surely the functionality that it fills is covered by the lower priced iPhones? I’ve spent a week with the media player to find out, and the answer boils down to cost, target market, and opportunity for the Apple ecosystem to monetize more users over the …

Virtual reality not just for fun: VR will be used in automobiles, real estate and marketing

Virtual reality is a next-generation technology that the human race still hasn't quite adopted ubiquitously, having its roots in the mid-1990s.<p>Yet …

Automakers Grab Chunk Of Tech Vendor Turf

A reported deal by Germany’s three largest luxury automakers to acquire Nokia’s digital mapping unit underscores the extent to which companies outside the conventional “tech industry” are taking technology matters into their own hands.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported on Monday that BMW, Volkswagen …

Apple Pay Adds 35 New Participating Issuers in United States

Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 35 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has over 375 participating issuers nationwide, and dozens more plan to support the NFC-based …

Sony’s next big thing is camera drones

Japanese company partners with autonomous driving startup ZMP to produce drones for surveillance, inspection and measuring<p>Sony is launching a company to produce camera drones in a partnership with the autonomous driving startup ZMP.<p>The new drone manufacturer, Aerosense, will use Sony’s imaging, …

NASA finds 'Earth's bigger, older cousin'

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted "Earth's bigger, older cousin": the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own.<p>Though NASA can't say for sure whether the planet is rocky like ours or has water and air, it's the …

An app edits your iPhone clips into a pretty decent music video

You may have mastered recording six-second Vines or the perfect Snapchat story, but creating a well-crafted music video — even a DIY one — requires …

Music Videos

You can Bluetooth-enable all of your old audio gear with this $33 transmitter

Amazon Whether it's due to frugality or nostalgia, sometimes it can be tough to move on from your older tech. Just because your last-generation TV or ancient MP3 player has fallen behind the ever-advancing times, though, doesn't mean you have to replace it entirely.<p>Instead, you can buy other, less …

Google is giving free patents to startups to fight patent trolls

Google is becoming the Professor Oak of the startup world. It's planning to give some small companies a pair of starter patents to help them out when it comes to getting off the ground and defending their intellectual property. Google doesn't appear to be making money off of the program, but it …

Startups

Windows 10 review: a fresh Start for Microsoft

Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's 29-year-old operating system, launched worldwide last week. Following a hostile reception to Windows 8 in 2012, which was only placated in small part by the Windows 8.1 update in 2013, Microsoft is hoping that Windows 10 can help it regain favour among …

Everything we know so far about the new Moto X and Moto G

If these newly leaked photos of the third-generation Moto X and Moto G are accurate, Monday will be a great day for Android fans.<p>While we won't know …

Apple desperately needs to split official apps from iOS updates

Apple Music, which was released just a few weeks ago, landed to much fanfare from tech journalists.<p>One prominent Apple blogger, Jim Dalrymple, praised the service saying “I’m damned impressed.”<p>Now, Dalrymple gone back on that excitement in a new post trashing the service and labeling it “a …

Microsoft’s flagship Windows phones: The details are falling into place

Leaked information about Microsoft’s upcoming flagship Windows phones has been showing up this summer, but some new information today fills in some important gaps.<p>Microsoft is working on a pair of phones — right now codenamed Cityman and Talkman — that will showcase Windows 10 and set expectations …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus purportedly shown in new photos

Samsung is reportedly preparing to unveil its next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, and a super-sized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge next month. We've already seen images of a dummy phone revealing the design of the S6 Edge Plus — yes, it's just a bigger version of the regular model. These …