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SpaceX confirms $1 billion funding round with Google

Google and Fidelity are investing a collective $1 billion in SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company. Combined, Google and Fidelity now own "just under 10 percent" of SpaceX, which has already taken on four other major investors. The round values SpaceX at over $10 billion.<p><i>The Information</i> …

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is the Most Powerful Motorcycle Ever Produced

Sometimes things are made just to look nice. A little spit-shine here, some bright colors there, and you’ve got something to wow the eyeballs. But …

Motorcycles

Texas A&M Football: Final Game-by-Game Schedule Predictions

Link to Media<p>The Texas A&M football team will face one of the toughest schedules in the nation in 2014. The Aggies have enough talent on their roster to finish the regular season with a 9-3 record.<p>The Aggies will play nine 2013 bowl teams this season. In addition to the typical gauntlet that makes …

College Football

Would Cutting DeMarcus Cousins Be Huge Mistake for Team USA?

Link to Media<p>There’s an old saying in sports that goes something like this: It’s when you’re thinking about hurting yourself that it’s most likely to happen.<p>We can’t be sure whether DeMarcus Cousins was thinking about Paul George when the Sacramento Kings center injured his right knee after falling …

Team USA

Here are the games that each U.S. state is illegally downloading the most [updated]

<i>Correction:</i> <i>As pointed out by Torrent Freak this article originally featured a map that showed the torrented games with the greatest variation from the average for each state instead of which games were most downloaded. We’ve removed that graphic and added accurate statistics directly from the raw</i> …

Court rejects Donald Sterling appeal in battle over Clippers ownership

An appeals court rejected<p>Donald Sterling’s petition late Friday to stay last month’s probate court ruling against him in the latest round of legal wrangling over the proposed $2-billion sale of theClipperstoSteve Ballmer.<p>"Presently there is nothing for this court to review," the order said.<p>The …

Judiciary

Are We Living In the Event Horizon Of A 4D Black Hole?

The Big Bang has a lot of problems. For one, the usual laws of physics break down in a singularity. It’s bizarre and chaotic; anything could happen. Which makes cosmologists wonder why it would evolve into something as well-ordered as the universe we see around us. As Niayesh Afshordi put it in</i> …

Apple’s wearable could arrive next month

The “iWatch”. The Apple wearable. Whatever you call it, the fabled device has been the source of near endless rumor, and there’s no signs of that …

Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

An 8-dimensional model of the universe

Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing …

Physics

Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation

Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a …

Oregon has a monopoly on NFL preseason return touchdowns

Two rookies from the Pac-12 power have introduced themselves in style.<p>Real, live football is back on your televisions, which means it's time for Oregon Ducks to score touchdowns on helpless special teams units.<p>It started Thursday, when Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas took a punt 80 yard for a …

Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 3: What Buyers Can Expect

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still an extremely powerful smartphone and it comes armed with a increasingly cheap price tag. With a Samsung Galaxy …

This Samsung Rebrand Concept is Brilliant

Samsung has a huge marketing budget, but its branding and track record for product design is underwhelming. In comparison to Apple, its closest smartphone rival in the US, Samsung struggles to play in the same league.<p>Tech-lover and coffee addict Aziz Firat thinks it’s about time Samsung gave its …

swivelCard: A Shape-Shifting USB Business Card That Lets You Share Your Photo Portfolio in Style

Looking for a slick and unique way to share your contact info and photo portfolio with prospective clients? Check out the swivelCard, a transforming …

Paul George's new Nike Basketball ad: “The Best Is Next”

Apple Sets Up A Special Section On Its Online Store For Beats Gear

Apple isn’t wasting time putting the Beats brand to good use after its acquisition of the streaming music and audio hardware maker officially closed last week – the Mac maker now has a dedicated section of its online store, both on the web and via its iOS app, that’s all about Beats By Dre …

The Kevin Love Trade Makes The Cavaliers Unguardable

The past two No. 1 NBA Draft picks — Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett — will go to Minnesota along with a protected first-round pick. Under NBA rookie contract rules, the trade can't be completed until Aug. 23.<p>Assuming the deal isn't derailed in the next 16 days, the Cavaliers are going to be …

Wireless charger uses ultrasound to power your phone from across the room

We first came across uBeam's unusual wireless charging technology three years ago, at the <i>All Things D</i> Science Fair, where the fledgling company was only just introducing its creation to the public. Today, the company's finally ready for a big move forward -- uBeam co-founder Meredith Perry just …

Report: Cavs and Timberwolves reach agreement on Love-for-Wiggins trade

And so the young princes are exiled to the cold fringes of the basketball empire.<p>If this is a fable, a hero's journey, we know what comes next: adversity, the trials by fire, and then: overcoming, victory. It is, in real life, a tale for Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to write and, enticingly, …

LeBron James proves he's the most powerful man in the NBA

On Thursday, the worst-kept secret in the NBA was revealed when sources confirmed that the Cleveland Cavaliers would be trading number-one overall picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love.<p>The deal can’t be done officially until August …

Kevin Durant pulls out of Team USA for FIBA World Cup

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will not play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup later this summer in Spain, citing mental and physical exhaustion.<p>"This was an extremely difficult decision as I take great pride in representing our country," Durant said in a statement. "I know that I owe it …