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Google Street View now lets you venture inside the International Space Station [Video]

Google has been working hard to capture remote landscapes that most people won’t ever be able to see in person, including a volcano. Street View’s latest adventure takes the viewer off of planet Earth and into the International Space Station (ISS)…<p>Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space …

Best drone photos from Dronestagram's 2017 contest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Surely the time of Peak Drone -- when the skies over beauty spots become perilous battle zones for hobby photographers -- cannot be far away. Until then, we love nothing more than marveling at the word as seen from a buzzing aerial bot.<p>Especially when Dronestagram, a site for sharing some …

Photography

Galaxy S8's voice sidekick can do things Siri can't

Here are the important things you need to know about Samsung’s new voice app.<p>The clickable button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has finally fulfilled its purpose. Located just under the volume rocker on the S8's left side, the Bixby button will now launch brand new voice software that phone owners …

Electronics Industry

Elon Musk says Los Angeles is open to using his traffic tunnels

Elon Musk might just have the first customer for his traffic-skipping tunnels. The tech entrepreneur says he's having "promising conversations" with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about using The Boring Company's technology as part of a larger underground network that would shuttle cars, bikes and …

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Crowd Funding

Ridley Scott's 'Halo' TV show is off to a very, very bad start

As a prelude to next year's <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> Microsoft is releasing a digital video series, <i>Halo: Nightfall</i> executive produced by Ridley Scott. The series will launch next week with <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> (i.e. you have to have an Xbox to watch this — for now, at least). <i>The Verge</i> had a …

'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Explains Bran's Season Five Absence

'Last year we caught up to the end of Bran’s storyline," says David Benioff. "So if we pushed him forward this season, then he’s way ahead of where …

Jay Z buys Armand de Brignac ‘Ace of Spades’ champagne label

Ultra-pricey luxury brand, popular as a status symbol for the rich, has been closely associated with the hip-hop star since 2006<p>Rapper Jay Z loves Armand de Brignac champagne so much … he has bought the company. The American hip-hop star, 44, is reported to have acquired the €300-a-bottle brand – …

Stats to know: Six ranked CFB games

Saturday, there will be six games between teams ranked in the top 20 of the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Below are the stats you need to …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare blocks PS4's Share Play feature (update)

The PlayStation 4's new Share Play feature is blocked in <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>, Polygon can confirm.<p>Following reports from PlayStation 4 Daily and GameSpot, we attempted to use Share Play in Sledgehammer Games' new shooter, which launched earlier this week. We were unable to share any part …

The Force Awakens? Star Wars fans wish it was 'literally anything else'

Twitter isn’t a fan of JJ Abrams and Co’s title, so they proposed a few of their own. May the snark be with you<p>At long last, we have an official title for JJ Abram’s Star Wars sequel: The Force Awakens. Which is OK, but we were hoping for something a little more, well, forceful.<p>We’ll hold our final …

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …