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How We Can Finally Get to Mars

America is taking its sweet time about getting to Mars. In 1969, shortly after the Apollo 11 moon landing, the prediction was that we’d have boots on …

The likes of Mark Zuckerberg already rule the media. Now they want to censor the past

The Facebook boss is the most powerful editor on Earth. So why do we insist on treating him and his fellow tech titans as charming inventors?<p>Oh dear. Many will have hoped it would be at least a year between the Facebook board member Peter Thiel covertly closing down an entire media company because …

How To: Finally, an App That Makes Automating Android Tasks Easy

When it comes to Android automation apps, Tasker has never had much competition. But considering how difficult it can be for a novice user to get the …

Britain Votes to Leave EU: Pictures

'Discouraged': GOP leaders give brutal assessment of Trump's immediate reaction to Orlando attack

The Tennessee senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and one-time rumored running mate for Trump, said on Tuesday that he was let down by Trump's immediate reaction to the Orlando terrorist attack — the deadliest mass shooting in US history.<p>"It wasn't the kind of response that I …

The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Over the past 10 years, movies have cost more than ever before. Here are the 20 most expensive, based only production costs--not marketing and other post-production expenses--and were sourced, unadjusted for inflation, from IMDB.

Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof's rival EU referendum flotillas clash on the Thames

Ukip leader’s fleet drenches rock star’s boat blaring out The In Crowd as campaign stunt on EU fishing policy turns to mayhem<p>The Brexit battle took to the waves on Wednesday as Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof commandeered rival Thames cruiser boats for a campaign stunt about EU fishing policy that …

Orlando shooter’s wife facing intense scrutiny from the FBI

By Adam Goldman ,<p>Adam Goldman<p>Reporter who covered terrorism and national security<p>Bio<p>Mark Berman and<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>National security reporter covering the Justice Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The 30-year-old wife of the gunman who opened …

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Six great moments from Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

The news that Christina Grimmie -- the 22-year-old singer who, as a New Jersey teen, made a name for herself on YouTube before broadening her fame in 2014 on Season 6 of "The Voice" – was shot and killed Friday while signing autographs for fans after a concert in Orlando, Fla., is tragic. But for …

These Stylish 12 NBA Stars Prove They’ve Got More Than Game

Full disclosure: When it comes to basketball, this fashion writer is something of a fair-weather fan. Sure, I know the highlights, enough to hold my own on a first date with a sports enthusiast. Golden State Warrior and NBA MVP Stephen Curry’s mind-boggling half-court three-pointer? I can rattle …

Spotlight: Quartz Editorial Assistant Molly Rubin

<b>My name is</b> Molly Rubin and <b>I’m an</b> Editorial Assistant at Quartz (qz.com).<p><b>My work specializes in</b> journalism, news and digital media.<p><b>I have a passion for</b> great stories and great storytelling, in whatever form they happen to take. Whether an interesting article, captivating novel, compelling set of …

We mock Apple because it's the right thing to do, says Samsung exec

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Companies mock other companies for all sorts of reasons.<p>Sometimes, it's because they feel small. Sometimes, it's because they think if they mock well they'll get lots of PR.<p>You'll be relieved that Samsung …

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

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The OnePlus 3 is here, and it might just be a true $400 flagship

Following up on weeks of rumors, the OnePlus 3 finally launched today, and it’s every bit as powerful as we expected. But of course, the sweet bit is that $399 unlocked USD price, without the annoying invite system of old.<p>The design sticks true to the leaked images. That is, it looks like HTC and …

50 Photos to Remind Us That Love Wins