Rob Spencer

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Tesla's Powerwall Battery is Already Sold Out until Mid-2016

Just days after the Tesla Powerwall was announced, the company has reported that it has sold out of the hot new product until mid-2016. Yowza.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated today in its first quarter earnings call that the company received more than 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall, which includes …

Google to unveil Voice Actions at I/O: control any app with just your voice

We’ve already found out that a new version of Android will be unveiled at Google I/O, but the conference schedule contains more clues about Google’s plans for the close future. Among them, Voice Actions, a new accessibility feature that will let developers add voice controls to their apps with …

Apps

Here's How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Most computer users know little about how Wi-Fi works. In fact, one of the only things many do know is that sometimes it doesn’t. But even a little …

Wi-Fi

Top 10 Hubble Photos - Photo Gallery

NASA; ESA; F. PARESCE, INAF-IASF, BOLOGNA, ITALY; R. O’CONNELL, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA;<br>WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 SCIENCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE<p>10<b>Cosmic Fireworks</b> Sparkling with energy, a cluster of young stars lights up a cavity in the roiling dust of the Tarantula Nebula. For Zoltan Levay, charged with …

Membership-based delivery services are beginning to disrupt the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

But a new wave of promising delivery startups are relying on a tried-and-true model to disrupt groceries: membership.<p>Membership grocery services help secure consumers as repeat customers and allow companies to lower individual shipping fees on every order. Shipping fees are typically a big barrier …

eCommerce

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Computer Science

An unknown force is pulling the Milky Way and all else towards it at 14 million mph

The Night Sky in April 2015: the Great Attractor is neither a black hole or a super-cluster of galaxies, but we are travelling towards it inexorably<p><i>The chart shows the whole sky as it would appear from the UK at 23:00 on April 1st, 22:00 on April 15th and 21:00 on April 30th. All times are …

The hottest smartphone maker in China is now selling gorgeous TV sets for dirt cheap

There's a lot to love about the TV's specs, which includes a Sharp-built monitor and fast, powerful chips to handle the Android-based OS. It also supports all kinds of video and gaming formats, it's super thin, and you can even buy it with one of several bright candy-colored casings, which are both …

Smart TV

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

Mobile

Photographer Tom Mackie captured this almost unbelievable 'face' in the Northern Lights during a trip to #Iceland. To find out more about the story behind this image, and see some of his other fantastic captures, check out the February edition of #LonelyPlanet Traveller magazine (available in print and digital form): bit.ly/lpmagazine

Apple has lost the functional high ground

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>Apple’s hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the …

Fun-Da-Mental

Star with potential to disrupt solar system identified

Close encounters with passing stars in the distant past may have sent comets from the Oort Cloud towards the Earth. The same thing is likely to …

Universe

Can Samsung Find Enough Galaxy S6 Customers In 2015?

The dawn of 2015 finds Samsung at a crossroads. Strategic decisions on marketing in the first quarter of the year will determine the success of the Galaxy S6 flagship handset. It needs to be a much better performer than the S5. But who should the PR team target, and who is going to buy a new …

Test Driving IBM's Watson Analytics Beta

IBM’s Watson Analytics beta was made available to the public last week, and shows potential to break down the barriers that hold back analytics adoption in enterprises.<p>22,000 people signed up for the program since the launch on September 16th giving IBM has a strong base to build on for testing …

New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …

How Big Data Will Help Save Healthcare

More and more companies are talking about big data these days—but it’s more than a buzzword. It might just change the way healthcare works in the U.S. From better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care, big data could change every inch of the …

China unveils laser drone defence system

Laser has 1.2-mile range and can bring down small low-flying aircraft within five seconds of locating target<p>China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.<p>The machine has a 1.2-mile range and can bring down “various …

Virgin Galactic space plane's re-entry system activated early, say investigators

Safety board chairman says premature deployment of feathering system ‘a statement of fact and not a statement of cause’<p>Virgin Galactic’s space plane broke apart in mid-air seconds after its re-entry system deployed prematurely in an accident on Friday that killed one of its pilots and left another …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption<p>Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director …

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

<b>Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.</b><p>Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from …

Chemistry

Orion's Sword

Orion’s Sword<p><b>Click image for full size version</b><p>Orion’s Sword might be my favourite single star field in the sky, but I could probably say that about a …

Tutorials

Build This Cardboard Throwing Star, Become a DIY Ninja

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out Sept. 2), walks you through the project.<p>John Austin, author of <i>Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons</i> (out now), walks you through the project. <b>RELATED: How to Make Magazine …

How Big Data Will Change Everything About Managing Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is no secret that today’s employees are being driven to distraction by technology. With the beckoning <i>ding</i> of a new tweet, email or instant message, we may be prone to abandoning a particular task—but obvious forms of distraction are …

Big Data

3 areas where Amazon Web Services might be vulnerable (if the competition can exploit them)

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Foundry Group<p>Amazon(s amzn) Web Services has been the biggest and best cloud computing platform for years, and many …

KiraVan

It's not the type of vehicle you'd drive to the mall, but if you're planning a multi-day adventure in the far reaches of the wilderness, the KiraVan …

Standalone

Police: Father was 'sexting' as son was dying

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Surprising claims came to light during a hearing Thursday for a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left in a hot car, a man prosecutors sought to portray as an unfaithful husband who wanted a child-free life.<p>Among the most shocking allegations: Justin Ross Harris …

Iconic Eagle Nebula Soars in Eye-Popping New Images

A pair of European space telescopes has snapped a stunning new view of one of the most iconic deep-space objects ever seen: the Eagle nebula.<p>The …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …