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SpaceX rocket stage in 'soft landing'

<b>SpaceX says its recent experiment to return part of its Falcon-9 rocket back to Earth under control was a success.</b><p>The US company has confirmed that the first-stage of the vehicle launched from Cape Canaveral a week ago used its engines to slow its fall, deployed a set of legs and made a "soft …

Space Travel

A Few Takes On How To Fix The Tech Industry's 'Bro' Problem

The tech industry's sometimes sexist "brogrammer" culture came into focus at least twice this week, making it as good a time as any to highlight the running conversation about how to constructively change the systemic, entrenched issues that allow for offensive apps like Titstare, which was …

Google Had A Little-Known Deal With The Pentagon To Get Cheap Jet Fuel And Now It's Over

The deal allowed Google to buy heavily discounted jet fuel purchased by the Pentagon. The arrangement lasted from 2007 until August 31; NASA sponsored the bargain and opted not to renew it this year.<p>That may be because the billionaires were doing more jetsetting than they initially agreed to. The …

The reason American tech firms like Ireland isn’t just the low taxes

Airbnb, the accommodation rentals website, just became the latest American tech company to set up its European headquarters in Ireland. It joins Google, Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, Apple and countless others on an island that is colder and wetter even than its British neighbor.<p>In a blog post …

Ireland

Lehman Brothers collapse: five years on, we're still feeling the shockwaves

Lehman's trillion-dollar bankruptcy shook the foundations of the global economy. Larry Elliott retraces the reverberations<p>Threadneedle Street August 2013<p>Green shoots of recovery were bursting out all over as Mark Carney, the new governor of the Bank of England, presented his first health check on …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …

Readdle launches new pro scheduling app, Calendars 5

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Readdle<p>Redesigning core phone apps is, well, difficult. Many companies flood the space to reinvent a feature native to …

Samsung bets that speakers are the hot new thing in printers

Crank it up to A4<p>Samsung has already confirmed it's ready to show its long-anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note III smartphone next week at IFA in Berlin. Today, it's teasing something very different: a set of printer concepts it hopes will accelerate its "leadership in mobile …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue, The Sharpest Space Photos Ever, And More

<b>250 microns</b>: the thickness of the microtissues printed out by the first commercial 3-D bioprinter, which will soon help biochemists test new drugs<p><b>100 miles</b>: the distance the Galileo space probe made it into Jupiter's atmosphere in 1995 before being vaporized (could a stronger spacecraft fly …

The Hubble Sequence Throughout the Universe's History

APOD: M8: The Lagoon Nebula (2013 Aug 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo Explanation: This beautiful cosmic cloud is a popular stop on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius. Eighteenth century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged the bright nebula as M8. Modern day astronomers recognize the Lagoon Nebula as an active stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years distant, in the direction of the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Hot stars in the embedded open star cluster NGC 6530 power the nebular glow. Remarkable features can be traced through this sharp picture, showing off the Lagoon's filaments of glowing gas and dark dust clouds. Twisting near the center of the Lagoon, the small, bright hourglass shape is the turbulent result of extreme stellar winds and intense starlight. The alluring color view was captured with a telescope and digital camera while M8 was high in dark, rural Argentina skies. At the nebula's estimated distance, the picture spans over 60 light-years. http://www.pampaskies.com/gallery3/index.php Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31932 #APOD

Growing 35% Monthly, Instacart Introduces “Express,” Its Amazon Prime Equivalent For Grocery Delivery

Today Instacart, a popular Bay Area grocery delivery service, released its “Express” service option to the general public. Express, which is akin to Amazon’s Prime, charges a flat yearly fee of $99, which gives customers free deliveries with minor restrictions. Express had been in a lengthy beta to …

Holho makes your tablet a video hologram projector

Make like Princess Leia and generate holograms with Holho, a Kickstarter project brings a hologram optical illusion to any tablet or smartphone.<p>You might be familiar with those optical-illusion toys that let you place a small object into a gadget with two parabolic mirrors and project what looks …

Gear & Gadgets

MakerBot to offer 3D printers, demos nationwide at Microsoft stores

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>After test-offering their Replicator 2 printer in Microsoft (s msft) stores on the West Coast, MakerBot will …

Tesla Shares Get A Charge Out Of Another Surprise Profit

Tesla Motors has done it again.<p>In May, the electric carmaker reported a surprise quarterly profit that stunned investors anticipating another loss. That news sent shares on a steep climb that has since swelled to a year-to-date gain better than 300%.<p>Wednesday brought something of a repeat, after …

WhatsApp is growing like crazy — 300 million monthly users and counting

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>WhatsApp has sprouted a new feature: push-to-talk voice messaging. The move, which was first reported by AllThingsD, is useful …

Google announces 'deeper' search

Google has announced a new feature which will highlight in-depth articles in its searches, to be rolled out in the coming days.<p>The company gave the examples of censorship, love and happiness as broad terms which would from now on return the option of links to longer features along side regular …

Wall Street

Cadillac's Big Step Toward Automotive Autopilot

Cadillac’s Super Cruise has a processor that combines a camera, radar, and GPS data to steer the car down the center of its lane.<p>While Google's prototype self-driving car does a fine job commanding headlines, automakers have been rolling out the features that will ultimately lead to a road-ready …

Hello, tomorrow: Smart tech and accidental espionage

From Google Glass to Kinect to the Goji smart lock, good luck avoiding a new generation of tech products that capture you on the go and at home.<p>Forget the National Security Agency and other government intelligence bureaus (or so I'm told to tell you by the agent who has been tracking my …

Google Glass

Google revamps the interface of its Google Play store, bringing the Android version to the Web

Google today has revamped the Web interface of its Google Play store. This new release is being unveiled to everyone starting today and brings the Android version to the Web.<p>With this new design, users will find that it’s a lot simpler to understand what an app is about. What’s more, if you look at …

If Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Like Something Out Of Science Fiction, That's Because It Is

Musk describes the hyperloop as something that is a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and that it could go from San Francisco to New York City in 30 minutes.<p>Sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story right? Well, that's because it is. Even before Rand …

Community centers for start-ups create buzz

There's one important address for an entrepreneur in Indianapolis to have.<p>It's 5255 N. Winthrop Street. Home of The Speak Easy. It's a brightly painted one-story warehouse steps from a street full of quirky, locally owned restaurants and shops, and 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis.<p>It's where …

Philippines Jumps On Distributed Energy Bandwagon

The Philippines joined the rapidly growing list of countries allowing consumers who generate their own electric power to sell excess supplies back to the electric grid for a reasonable price.<p>Last week, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the principal government agency responsible for …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

European watchdogs order Google to rewrite privacy policy or face legal action

Privacy watchdogs in the UK, Germany and Italy have told Google to rewrite its privacy policy in Europe or face legal sanctions, 15 months after the …

Google Street View Photographers Document the Mysterious Battleship Island

Google is on an ambitious mission to map as much of the world as humanly possible. We recently reported on their project to photograph the tallest …

Google Street View