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Virgin Galactic Rolls Out SpaceShipTwo's Mothership

Space<p>Virgin Galactic rolled out its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane for a test drive on Tuesday as part of a gearing-up process that could put the company's founder, Richard Branson, into outer space as early as this year.<p>"Great day to be back on the runway with WhiteKnightTwo!" Virgin Galactic …

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Pwnie Express turns the Nexus 5 into a powerful white hat hacking tool

Part of the magic of Android is the flexibility of the platform when it comes to customization and modding. With a little ingenuity, you can transform your Android-powered devices into just about anything — including a sweet hacking tool.<p>That’s exactly what Pwnie Express did to the Nexus 5, which …

Apple buys LuxVue for its low-power, micro-LED display tech

Apple may soon tap micro-LEDs for its next generation of devices.<p>Apple tacitly confirmed its purchase of LuxVue, a low-power, micro-LED display maker, in a statement today, following a TechCrunch report about the acquisition.<p>“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we …

BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps with you on the road. The problem with this analog connection is that it's unidirectional; you still need …

Samsung blurs the line between phone and camera (again) with the Galaxy K zoom

Last year, Samsung tried something a little kooky: it made a mash-up of a middling smartphone and a solid point-and-shoot camera (you know, the kind smartphones have nearly driven to extinction). The resulting chimaera was called the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and it was... not great. To absolutely no one's …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Our Readers Shared Their Dinner Party Disasters—Here are the Best of the Worst

Bon Appétit staffers aren't the only ones who've had disaster dinner parties—here are our readers' biggest "whoops" moments.<p>Earlier this week, we told you about our dinner party disasters. From running out of wine (total rookie mistake) to serving butter to a lactose-intolerant guest, we've had our …

Online jeweler puts a 3D-printed engagement ring on it

The engagement ring is a fabled piece of jewelry, meant to wow and awe, sometimes without the recipient ever knowing about it in the first place. This is a lot of responsibility to take on, especially if you're shopping online, trying to make sense of princess cuts and carat sizes just by looking …

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

Google Glass faithful are coming to your town

If you go out on the streets tonight, you may get a big surprise.<p>For the oppressed, the put upon, the downtrodden are marshaling their forces in an attempt to change the course of history.<p>No, I'm not talking about Occupy Wall Street. I'm talking about something with far more money behind it: the …

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Survey Finds Trash In The Remotest Ocean Floors

Plastic, fishing gear and 18th-century steamship coal were among the most common finds.<p>We hope you liked the Okeanos Explorer livestream as much as we have. We saw shiny things and creepy things, passive things and aggressive things. We've also occasionally seen trash, such as a kitchen glove. For …

PaperFold E Ink phone is context sensitive based on folds

<b>A foldable e-paper smartphone concept adjusts how it displays information based on the configuration of folds between its three screens.</b><p>An E Ink …

The bacteria that chat back and tell you how they are

Do you speak bacteria? The first conversations with microbes are already under way.<p>Manuel Porcar at the University of Valencia in Spain and his …

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