Michael Fiscus

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Nasa races to resuscitate planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft

Nasa is trying to resuscitate its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, in a state of emergency nearly 75 million miles away.<p>The treasured spacecraft - responsible for detecting nearly 5,000 planets outside our solar system - slipped into emergency mode some time last week. The last regular contact was …

Austria to seize Hitler's birthplace to stop it becoming a shrine

The Austrian government is to seize Hitler’s birthplace to prevent it becoming a shrine for neo-Nazis.<p>The interior ministry has announced it intends to issue a compulsory purchase order for the house in Braunau am Inn, a small town near Linz.<p>“We have seen in recent years that expropriation is the …

Republican donors turn to Ted Cruz, 'Washington's most hated man', to stop Donald Trump destroying party

When pupils at Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy learned their school had been chosen for a Ted Cruz campaign event they took immediate action.<p>“The presence of Ted Cruz and the ideas he stands for are offensive,” they wrote in a letter to the principal threatening a walk-out. “His views …

Citizens United Court Case Was A Fight Against Censorship, Bossie Says

Steve Inskeep talks to David Bossie, president and chairman of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, about the role of big money in politics in this election year.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>The simple truth is the 2016 election has hardly begun. We still face primaries in huge states, …

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John Oliver Shows Why Your Credit Report Is A Total Nightmare

When they get it wrong, YOU pay the price.<p>John Oliver is giving credit reporting companies a taste of their own medicine.<p>On HBO's "Last Week Tonight," Oliver found that a quarter of credit reports have a mistake in them, and 1 in 20 have serious errors -- including cases of mistaken …

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Breaking The Taboo Of Women Asking Men For What They Want In Sex

Most women think that men have it all figured out when it comes to sex with women. The fact is that when a man has sex with one woman he has had sex with ONE woman. All women are different. We are wired differently and even our genital anatomy can vary between women. For most men, being with a new …

Behind the joystick at the Evo 2013 fighting games championship | Ars Technica

A firsthand look at hyped-up crowds, thrown fight sticks, and Mexican candy donations.<p>LAS VEGAS—The night before I left for Evolution 2013, I …

Canadian “patent troll” Wi-Lan loses East Texas trial | Ars Technica

Trial loss results in a steep drop in stock price.<p>An Ottawa-based patent-licensing firm named Wi-Lan is one of several patent-licensing operations …

Forget full HD – displays with even higher resolution coming soon to smartphones

As Apple prepares to refresh its flagship iPhone with a Retina display that packs the same pixel density as the panel that started the resolution …

Google in talks to create its own streaming live TV service | Ars Technica

Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner... Google? It could happen.<p>Google is reportedly looking to create a streaming TV service, according to the <i>Wall Street</i> …

Apple-Samsung mobile industry stranglehold not seen ending anytime soon

Tired of seeing Apple and Samsung dominate the mobile market place? Well too bad — it looks like they’re going to keep crushing the competition …

Microsoft’s big Windows 8 problem: Touch not seen as important for PCs

In developing Windows 8, Microsoft made a big bet that adding touch capabilities to personal computers would help revive an industry that was getting …

HTC One Max said to feature massive 6-inch 1080p display

It looks like Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note III could have more competition than we thought this fall. HTC is reportedly getting ready to launch a …

Lauren Bertolini

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This Painting Robot Constantly Adjusts Its Style to Create Masterpieces

E-David isn't the first industrial robotic arm that's been re-programmed to paint. There have been many similar creations before it, but they've all …

The World's Last Telegram Ever Will Be Sent From India

It's one of about 5,000 such missives still being sent every day by telegram - a format favored for its "sense of urgency and authenticity," explains a BSNL official.<p>But the days of such communication are numbered: The world's last telegram message will be sent somewhere in India on July 14.<p>That …

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Adobe releases latest Creative Cloud apps, surveys disgruntled customers about pricing

Love it or hate it, Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription-based software is now the only way to get your favorite apps like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and the like. The company has just released the latest versions of most of those programs, now dubbed CC, which can be installed alongside the current …

AT&T and Goal Zero deploy solar-powered Street Charge stations in NYC, we go hands-on (video)

If you're lucky, your smartphone's battery can just make it through a full day, with the percentage meter dropping to the single digits as you finally get a chance to plug in. With 10 hours out and about, some handsets can't even last through dinner, though, and out of reach power outlets make …

Apple Debuts iTunes Radio, Beefs Up Services

At WWDC today, Apple debuted iTunes Radio, the company’s music service that offers features similar to the predominant Web radio service on the …

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