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The Antares Explosion: Confronting the Inevitable Risks of Space Travel

No one seems to know why an Antares booster rocket, operated by the Orbital Sciences corporation, exploded in a fireball six seconds after it lifted off from a launch pad, on Wallops Island, Virginia, yesterday morning. The rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule packed with about two and a half tons …

NASA Initiative Helps Launch Student-Built Satellites

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With help from NASA, four student-built CubeSat research satellites launched into space Friday …

LG is working on a webOS SmartWatch

"LG SmartWatch gets more powerful with the new Web-centric platform"<p>The world's favorite abortive mobile operating system, webOS, refuses to go away quietly. After being open-sourced by HP and then sold off to LG, webOS is now apparently returning to mobile devices in the form of a new LG …

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Microsoft Woos Enterprise With Start Button In Windows 10

Microsoft announced Windows 10 the other day. Putting aside the fact they skipped version 9, and all of the jokes that could evoke, the announcement appeared to be one long apology to the enterprise. We’re sorry we dissed you in version 8 and we want to beg you to take us back. And we brought your …

Microsoft Is Finally Fixing The Disaster That Is Windows 8

Microsoft gave the world a first look at its next operating system, Windows 10, at an intimate press event in San Francisco on Tuesday.<p>On the surface, Windows 10 looks lame and boring. It's a throwback to the desktop-centric computing interface we've been used to since Windows 95.<p>But that's a good …

After raising $50M, Reddit forces all remote workers to relocate to SF (update)

Reddit’s executive team has big plans for the community news-sharing site’s future … which apparently includes a new requirement on where employees can live.<p>Reddit has instituted a new policy recently that gives its remote workers an ultimatum: either relocate to San Francisco where Reddit is based …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …