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Nanosatellites Will Give Everyone Access To Space

In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space. That might seem to be a bold statement or to border on science fiction, yet a glance back in time at the influence and trajectory of technology in our lives makes it seem almost inevitable.<p>The nascent commercial space …

PicoBrew Zymatic aims at almost completely automatic beer brewing

The focus of a Kickstarter campaign that runs through October 30, the Zymatic is billed as a way of making home brewing completely automatic. …

Samsung makes the curved-display Galaxy Round official

Apparently some big companies have decided that curved displays are the next big thing. Just a few days after LG told us about its upcoming flexible …

Gear & Gadgets

AMAZE project aims to put first 3D metal printer on the ISS

3D printers have already migrated from factories to the home and are now set to journey into space, where the cost of delivering replacement tools, …

Space

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

B-movie

Fossil skull challenges understanding of human evolution - video

The discovery of a complete hominid skull and other fossil remains in Dmanisi, Georgia, suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus – currently split into half a dozen distinct species – actually belonged to a single species: Homo erectus. These early human ancestors probably just had a …

Spy Drones Turning Up New Data About Hurricanes And Weather

For several weeks now, two unmanned spy planes have been flying over the Atlantic on an unusual mission: gathering intelligence about tropical storms and hurricanes.<p>The two Global Hawk drones are a central part of NASA's five-year HS3 (Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel) Mission investigating why …

Inflight Internet Is About To Get Faster: Gogo Announces Satellite Connections

One of the biggest complaints with inflight wireless connectivity is the speed. While it’s almost always possible to connect to the web and check email or do some light browsing, trying anything that requires even a moderate amount of bandwidth like streaming a YouTube video slows the connection to …

Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome Gets Skitch Markup Tools and More

Until now, it’s been pretty easy to save individual webpages, PDFs and text selections to your Evernote account using the Web Clipper. The feature set was limited, but the tool was lightweight and saved you opening and closing the full-blown Evernote app every 10 minutes.<p>Today, the Web Clipper for …

Anti-Spam Lawsuits Rarely Win, As Highlighted By A Recent Loss By Spam Arrest

People hate receiving spam, but most people stopped obsessing about spam a decade ago or more. In the interim, anti-spam filters have improved dramatically. Still, some anti-spammers hate spam so passionately–or, perhaps, hope to put a little coin in their pockets–that we still see a steady stream …

Outlook.com finally adds IMAP support and opens the door to new third-party mail apps

IMAP support has finally come to Outlook.com. More than a year after overhauling its mail service, Microsoft today announced the immediately addition of IMAP to Outlook.com users during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. It has since publicized the update further via a blog posting. "As an older …

Samsung: Of Course, Our Next Smartphones Will Be 64-Bit (Spoiler: Android Doesn’t Support 64-Bit, Yet)

When it ships on Sept. 20, Apple’s iPhone 5s will be the first and only smartphone on the market powered by a 64-bit processor — but not for long, if …

Mobile

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 …

Google Maps updated for Android with sponsored hotel details, better navigation

Now that Google has finished updating its Map app's UI, the company can focus on the finer details: navigation, documentation and monetization. The Android app's latest update tweaks hotel search results by adding sponsored rate and booking links, which places a tiny "ad" icon next to services that …

The Week In Numbers: A One-Way Trip To Mars, The Next Space Shuttle, And More

<b>$3.6 billion</b>: the funding a team of engineers needs to complete development of the Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a new type of engine that could make runway-to-orbit space missions a reality<p><b>2,656</b>: the number of times these three astronauts orbited Earth during their 166 days aboard the …

Gyromatic Go2X GoPro camera stabilizer improves your action shots

Action shots used to be hard to acquire, with camcorders and digital cameras not exactly up to the task. Now, with the rise in popularity of cameras …

Videography

GEAK Watch packs Android, WiFi and a plethora of sensors, claims to be 'world's first true smartwatch'

Nowadays, we can't help but be skeptical of products that claim to be a smartwatch. In fact, what <i>is</i> a smartwatch, anyway? Perhaps GEAK, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of content giant Shanda, has a somewhat convincing answer. Simply dubbed the GEAK Watch, this wearable device packs a surprising number …

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android 4.2

Despite being officially unveiled at Google I/O, the stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has remained the unicorn of the show, seldom seen by anyone not closely associated with the company's top brass. We ran into Android VP Hugo Barra at the show, who was happy to give us a few brief …

Solar-powered Solara UAV could stay aloft for years

This "atmospheric satellite" flies at 65,000 feet, and could provide satellite-style services for a fraction of the cost.<p>So-called high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) UAVs like the Global Hawk have been around for a while, but a New Mexico startup wants to launch gigantic drones that won't have to …

New Mexico

Ferrari 458 Speciale, another "most powerful" ever

Ferrari has been using the term "most powerful" an awful lot lately. The 730-hp F12 Berlinetta took on the role of most powerful road Ferrari ever …

Sports Cars

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter battles for future

The multi-billion-dollar jet has faced a turbulent birth, but it is not flying into clear air just yet.<p>The F-35 Lightning II, better known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is the world’s most expensive military weapons programme.<p>The stealthy fifth-generation fighter, built by Lockheed Martin, is …

Aviation

Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review

With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung tried to capitalize on the growing popularity of its stylus-equipped series. The Note 8 aims to strike a balance between the (relative) portability of the 5.5-inch Note 2 and the display real estate offered by the Note 10.1. For some, the 8-inch device, with its thin …

Phones

Gartner: Android continues its reign as king of smartphone market in Q1 2013

Technology research firm Gartner has released its report on world smartphone sales for the first quarter of 2013. The report puts both Android and Samsung as leaders in their respective markets, with Android accounting for 74.4% of all smartphone units sold and Samsung controlling 30.8% of the …

Windows Phone

Verizon Galaxy S4: Everything You Need to Know

The Verizon Galaxy S4 launch has been one of the more lengthy, more confusing launches in recent memory but thankfully, the saga will be coming to a …

GadgetellSolutions Media

06Mar/18<p>Nowadays, 90 percent of smartphone owners use their devices in-store to research products, meaning brand owners and retailers face tough …

Best headphones for under $100

Looking for affordable headphones that sound really good for the money? Here are CNET's top picks.<p>Headphones are among the most popular products on CNET, and, not surprisingly, many of you are looking for a pair that delivers a lot of bang for the buck.<p>With that in mind, I've put together a list of …

Consumer Tech

Pirate3D reveals Buccaneer massmarket 3D printer

Pirate3D is still working on getting its printer to mass production, but it has crafted a sleek-looking prototype built with stamped steel parts to …

Fabrication

X-47B makes historic carrier launching

Naval aviation history was made today, as an autonomous unmanned aircraft took off from a US Navy nuclear aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off …

Military