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Here's the Dream Yacht Designed for Steve Jobs

The 256-foot yacht Venus was designed by the famed Philippe Starck.<p>What, you thought it'd be black like a cheap PC?<p>This gleaming white yacht is the <i>Venus</i>, imagined by French designer Philippe Starck for Apple's Steve Jobs. The tech titan died before the yacht could be completed. <i>Venus</i> now owned by …

Kepler finds two planets with a striking resemblance to Earth

Welcome to the family! Scientists using NASA's Kepler spacecraft have confirmed at least eight new roughly Earth-sized planets sitting in the habitable zones of their host stars – two of which rival the most "Earth-like" planets found to date.<p>The discoveries, described at the American Astronomical …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Missing Christian Missionary's Boat Capsized Off Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor missing since a boat capsized off Hawaii's Big Island was trying to spread Christianity.<p>The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/1BBMLqv ) that Aaron Bremner, 24, is part of a group called Youth With a Mission that was preparing for a two-year voyage. They were …

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

Gear & Gadgets

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Hollywood's Biggest Movies and Stars

<b>"Most of Hollywood history has survived</b> because someone dug it out of the trash," photographer Bruce McBroom says in the new book <i>Hollywood Frame by Frame</i>. And it's those unearthed, pulled-from-the-trash items that seem to hold the most intrigue.<p>For years, studios relied on elaborate, staged …

7 crazy, awesome gadgets we found at CES 2015

CES — the International Consumer Electronics Show — is the place where gadget makers go to flaunt their latest wares.<p>Most of the hardware on display doesn’t captivate, but a fraction of the showcase is quite interesting, quirky, useful, and sometimes even downright bizarre.<p>Here’s a brief selection …

Police: Georgia mom also searched Internet on child deaths in cars

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.<p>Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, the child's father, who is in jail without bond, has also told police that …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …