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Private Martian Colony Project to Use New 'People's Map of Mars'

The first people to set foot on Mars may navigate around the Red Planet using a map drawn up with the help of the masses here on Earth.<p>The …

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The First Bitcoin ATMs Are About To Start Popping Up Across Canada

According to reports from CBC, Mitchell Demeter, co-founder of Vancouver bitcoin trading company Bitcoiniacs and part-owner of Robocoin, has invested in five such machines to be placed across Canada.<p>Bitcoin is an emerging digital currency that isn't controlled by any authority such as a central …

Bitcoin

Sony clarifies PS4 game-sharing rules ahead of launch

After twisting the knife at E3 regarding Microsoft's then-complicated game-sharing program, Sony has explained how digital strategy will work on PlayStation 4. Although sharing physical games remains as simple as Sony's tongue-in-cheek video suggested, games bought over PSN will be more locked …

Thousands gather in Washington for anti-NSA 'Stop Watching Us' rally

Statement from whistleblower Edward Snowden read to crowd featuring groups from left and right of political spectrum<p>Thousands gathered by the Capitol reflection pool in Washington on Saturday to march, chant, and listen to speakers and performers as part of Stop Watching Us, a gathering to protest …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

NASA funds 'warp speed' research

Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light.<p>Harold G. White, a NASA physicist, leads the small team at NASA who are trying to make reality out of a theory that suggests the …

Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search For Martian DNA

In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA's next Mars rover to probe the Red Planet's surface for genetic material by analyzing soil and ice samples with a DNA-sequencing …

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe is a sort of fictional spiritual leader dreamed up by L.A. bandleader-vocalist Alex Ebert. And on his outsize folk-rock band's big-tent …

George Harrison

APOD: Earth and Moon from Saturn (2013 Jul 22) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130722.html Explanation: You are here. Everyone you've ever known is here. Every human who has ever lived -- is here. Pictured above is the Earth-Moon system as captured by the Cassini mission orbiting Saturn in the outer Solar System. Earth is the brighter and bluer of the two spots near the center, while the Moon is visible to its lower right. Images of Earth from Saturn were taken on Friday. Quickly released unprocessed images were released Saturday showing several streaks that are not stars but rather cosmic rays that struck the digital camera while it was taking the image. The above processed image was released earlier today. At nearly the same time, many humans on Earth were snapping their own pictures of Saturn. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17170 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130722 #APOD

A Car that Gets 262 MPG

(Photo: Pelle Sten)<p>Volkswagen has designed it, it’s called the XL1:<p>The XL1 represents the car as blue-ribbon science fair project. But unlike other …

Mustangs and the path not taken

Before Ford hit on the perfect formula at the perfect time, it wasn't necessarily clear that the Mustang was going to take the form we're familiar with today. Take a look at some Mustang misfits whose time never came.<p>Take a look at some Ford Mustang misfits whose time never came.

Rent-a-Paramilitaries Freak Out Wisconsin

Here’s a fascinating little story. There’s been a battle royale up in Wisconsin over an effort to establish a big iron mining operation near Lake …

Dissected: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes christens the latest version of its icon with its very own fragrance.<p>Carbon-fiber missiles with horse or bull badges might attract more attention, but few cars command the respect of an S-class. Mercedes-Benz’s flagship is globally recognized as the unofficial—except in cases where it’s …

Automotive Design

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

Beneath the Clouds – Incredible Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is from Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and her photography can make you want to live there too. She captures the full beauty of island …

15 Images Of What Morning Looks Like Around The World

Rise and shine. There’s a whole new way to start your day. Wake up and watch New Day on CNN for all the latest news stories. Weekday Mornings 6-9am ET on CNN.

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If You Think Apple Customers Are Loyal Now, Watch And See What's In Store

<i>Third in a series</i><p>People who use competing products just don’t get the loyalty of Apple users. “<i>What is so special about the iPhone? That Macbook Air? An iPad Mini?”</i> The product specs rarely seem extraordinary, yet customers love them. Even in Korea, Apple scores higher on customer satisfaction than …

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

<i>Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy</i><p>The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside …

Mobile Technology

Top Apps For The 1%

There’s been an interesting phenomenon occurring lately, thanks to the increasing ability of companies to reach and serve ultra-niche audiences — the rise of the app for the 1 percent. Now more than ever, you can download apps that you can’t actually afford to use.<p>The democratization of the app …

Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping

Struggling computer maker Dell is considering a move into the "wearable computing" space, as it grapples with the effects of a shrinking PC …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

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How Sony entrusted the design of the PlayStation 4 to an American consultant

In the creation of the PlayStation 4, Sony took the unprecedented step of entrusting its crown jewel to a game developer who is a consultant, not a full-time employee of the company.<p>Mark Cerny is a seasoned developer with decades of experience producing blockbuster Sony games such as the Crash …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Watch Frank Ocean debut several new songs

Frank Ocean performed his first proper concert since September 2012 in Munich this evening. As Pitchfork points out, he debuted several new songs — …

Frank Ocean Debuts New Records in Munich, Germany

Before kicking off his 14-city international tour this Thursday in Denmark, Frank Ocean headlined a concert at the BMW Welt Auditorium in Munich, …