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SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Hits Another Milestone

Yesterday, SpaceX hit another milestone in its ongoing research effort to build a reusable rocket. That rocket, dubbed “Grasshopper,” has so far had several successful tests, with each successive test putting the rocket further and further up in the air, then returning safely to Earth.<p>The test …

Amazon to launch own Android gaming console: report

Sources within Amazon suggest that the online retail giant may take on the likes of Ouya with its own Android console.<p><b>Unnamed sources from Amazon</b> …

IKEA app projects virtual furniture into your living room

For the first time, IKEA now allows you to virtually place furniture in your home via the company's mobile app. The augmented reality feature doesn't work on every item, but for those that have the function enabled, a quick tap on the screen will send that KLAPPSTA armchair into your living room. …

Google Wallet Is Removing Support For Gift And Loyalty Cards

Google is removing NFC functionality for gift and loyalty cards stored in Google Wallet — its mobile payments service. The support for such cards will be pulled on August 21, so this means that you need to spend any remaining gift card balances before that. However, if you have the physical gift …

Ikea's new augmented reality app lets you preview digital furniture in your physical house

Augmented reality may be the most interesting thing ever to happen to the Ikea catalog.<p>With the 2014 Ikea catalog app, not only can you preview Ikea’s furniture in 3D, but for the first time you’ll be able to use your smartphones to see exactly how the digital items will look in your home.<p>The …

Kickstarter-funded board game cancelled a year after raising over $100,000

"The project is over. The game is cancelled." With those eight words, Erik Chevalier alerted his 1,246 Kickstarter backers that the board game they collectively funded — <i>The Doom That Came to Atlantic City</i> — will never see the light of day. Thirteen months after rounding up $122,874 in …

Google puts the Nexus 7 on sale four days early

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet wasn't supposed to go on sale until July 30th, but its retail partners apparently had other ideas in mind — Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart all made the tablet available today. Now that the cat's out of the bag, Google has decided to do the same and officially …

It Just Got a Whole Lot Easier to Fund Your Startup

For all the transparency and disruption that startups have brought into the world, the process of funding them remains largely opaque and …

MBank And The Future Of Responsive Banking

I’m not a huge fan of banks, but when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank, my interest was piqued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences I’ve seen? The more important question, however, was …

Fortis Named Top 25 Dividend Stock With 3.69% Yield

Fortis Inc. (Toronto: FTS) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Canada Stock Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among the coverage universe, FTS shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics. The report also …

United Bankshares Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 4.68% Yield

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider’s view of the business, and …

Capital Gains 101: A Simple Guide to Understanding a Complicated Tax Code

What are your capital assets? Are they short-term or long-term? What types of long-term and short-term assets are they? Are you aware of the new …

Apple: $1600 Target by End of 2014

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- <b>Apple</b> ( AAPL) has had a rough time of it over the past six months or so, and many have lost the faith. These fair weather …

How a 17-Year-Old Brit Is Revolutionizing Mobile News

Nick D'Aloisio did not have a typical 17th birthday: instead of celebrating with friends and family, he was busy launching the second edition of his …

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