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SpaceX, Blue Origin, And The Race To Control The Commercial Space Industry

Facing unexpected pressure and the yawning void of the post-Shuttle era, the commercial space race has huge challenges ahead. In the wake of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin test failure, we look at the future of the industry.<p>A Soyuz rocket recently failed–surprising news, as it’s generally considered a …

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Considered Buying Russian Ballistic Missiles, Nukes?!

“I went to Russia three times to try to buy a couple of their biggest ICBMs,” the SpaceX and Tesla founder Musk told the audience at SXSW interactive. He decided against trying to buy weapons of mass destruction.<p>What was the motivation for Elon Musk to start SpaceX, his aerospace company? More than …

SpaceX Lands Air Force Rocket Launch Deal

Elon Musk’s private space company has secured its first contract from the U.S. Air Force. Does this move SpaceX into an innovative new frontier of the 21st-century space race?<p>SpaceX has somewhat quietly landed a pivotal deal this week: Mission orders from the United States Air Force Space and …

Nokia to launch Windows RT tablet in September, alleged pictures leak

Nokia is planning to launch its first Windows RT tablet in September. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company will unveil its tablet at a special launch event in New York next month. Nokia has been courting developers for the event, and it's tentatively …

Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop transportation system online yesterday (Aug. 12), saying that it could rocket passenger-packed pods through long, low-pressure tubes at 760 mph or so (1,220 km/h) using energy derived from the sun. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9p60

JPL, Masten Testing New Precision Landing Software

<b>Updated: January 22, 2014</b><p>With engineers and officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory watching, Masten Space Systems' XA-0.1B "Xombie" took to …

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled new details yesterday (Aug. 12) about his proposed "Hyperloop" project, but can his futuristic, super-fast underground transportation system really be built? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9pij

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What Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop, And Why Is It Important?

This week, SpaceX founder and billionaire Elon Musk (who also founded electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors) released his vision for a …

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Orion Test Capsule transport

Dream Chaser Rolls Through Ground Tests

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Samsung Gear smartwatch to launch along Note 3, report claims

Without specifying any sources, <i>Sam Mobile</i> just “confirmed” that Samsung Gear will be launched on September 4 at the Unpacked 2 press event in Berlin. The device will supposedly bear the SM-V700 designation. Details on its appearance and features are scarce for now, but the device will reportedly …

Mobile

Samsung Hennessy now available in China. The clamshell revolution will not be televised.

If you’ve ever looked down at your phone and thought “man, I really miss clamshell phones”, Samsung has you covered. Not content to have an offering for every screen size imaginable, the company has now created a throwback device with two screens!<p>There is nothing impressive about the Hennessy, as …

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Back to the iFuture: What Apple.com Looked Like in November of 2001

Many things have changed at Apple over the years, and their website has done excellent job of reflecting what’s up at Apple at any given time. With …

Apple Updates iCloud Beta Site With New, iOS 7-Like Design

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Andrew Kunesh | Wednesday, August 14th, 2013<p>Apple has pushed a new design to the iCloud beta website to more closely resemble iOS 7. …

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy'

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google's lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn't expect that information to remain private.<p>From the filing (emphasis added):<p>Just as a sender of a …

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

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The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

High-speed Rail

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Hoopla over Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Culture<p>The CEO of SpaceX pushes for a high-speed tube transport, Samsung lowers the price of curved OLED TVs, and Microsoft reverses its stance on the Xbox One's Kinect.<p>by<p>1:49 PM PDT<p>CNET Update must go faster:<p>In this episode of Update:<p>- Believe in high-speed tube travel with Elon Musk's pitch for …

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Elon Musk Unveils Hyperloop Plan

Cable modem shopping tips

CNET editor Dong Ngo shares tips on how to best equip your home for cable internet while saving your hard-earned dollars.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This post is regularly updated.</i><p>If you're looking for the best home broadband speeds, cable internet service is still the go-to choice since fiber optic is only …

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Tuesday SpaceX test completes development stage

Just received from SpaceX's Christina Ra:<p>SpaceX completed first-stage development testing on June 19 with a test fire. This test achieved all …

Herbal Earth: Spectacular Vegetation Views of Our Home Planet and the Natural World of Living Green Life

Earth’s Vegetation from Suomi NPP satellite. World map of vegetation data collected by the Suomi NPP satellite (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) …

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Mars base added to moon plan

Republicans in Congress are pushing for major cuts across the federal budget, but so far, they’re not willing to sacrifice a plan to build a moon colony.<p>In fact, Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee are eyeing an even more ambitious goal: building a base on Mars, …