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SpaceX has to wait until mid-2015 to bid on Air Force rocket launches

By mid-2015, SpaceX might finally be able to compete for <i>some</i> of the 36 or so rocket launches the US Air Force is planning, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. If you recall, the Elon Musk-helmed company sued the Air Force last year, after the military branch awarded a nearly exclusive contract …

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Researchers have created an ultra-flexible brain implant that may help restore injured spinal cords and nervous systems without inflammation or infection. "E-dura," named after the <i>dura mater</i> protective layer of the brain and spinal cord, is composed of soft silicone, with gold wiring laid down in a …

Neurophilosophy

Video viewability will finally bridge the TV-online divide

For viewing audiences, video is video. Whether watching TV, tablet or desktop, it’s not about the screen. It’s about the content and the convenience.<p>But for advertisers and media buyers, TV and online video remain vastly different animals. Planning, buying and analyzing are segregated disciplines – …

How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

Flying

Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

The Apple years while Steve Jobs was away

As one of the founders of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Jobs became synonymous with the brand. But his relationship with the company wasn't always so hallowed and harmonious. After internal disputes with Apple's board of directors in 1985, Jobs left the company to pursue other projects, including NeXT …

How free Office for iPad and Dropbox integration might change my writing workflow

In the end, it may come down to smart quotes.<p>One of my long-running frustrations with iOS Pages is the default quote character isn’t the quote …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Microsoft Office Apps for iPhone and iPad Now Free; Dropbox Added

Last spring Microsoft brought their Office suite to the iPad, but unless you paid for a subscription for a Microsoft home or office product, the apps could only read files, not edit them. That has now changed. This week Microsoft released a new version of their Office suite (Word, Excel, …

Apps

Sponsor Thanks: Tublet & Toplet iPad Stands

Thanks to the makers of the Toplet and Tublet iPad stands for being a site sponsor this week.<p>These are handmade, handsome wooden stands for the iPad with adjustable angles and cutouts for optimizing the iPad’s speakers. They’re compatible with the iPad generations 2, 3, Retina, Air and Air …

iPad

iPad App of the Week: Pimp Your Screen

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

Apps

Elon Musk plans satellite network

After shaking up the automotive world with his electric car venture, entrepreneur Elon Musk has set his sights skywards in a bid to bring the internet to the billions who still lack access.<p>Musk is working on an embryonic $1bn plan to launch 700 satellites that are less than half the size of the …