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Why You Should Never Pack Books When You Travel

The debate is on: Should Nooks (and Kindles) replace books?<p>As baggage fees increase and airlines become increasingly strict about the height, weight, and width of our precious carry-ons, packing lightly—and packing efficiently—is more important than ever before. And while there are some items that …

TSA explains the right way to legally fly with a gun

A record number of guns were confiscated at TSA checkpoints last year.<p>Despite this, the TSA is actually very accommodating to gun owners who want to fly with their weapon. Yes, you can legally take your gun with you when you fly, but only if you follow the proper procedures.<p>What are the proper …

Tiny Debris Chipped A Window On The Space Station

The ISS is fine, don't worry<p>A spacecraft orbiting the Earth gets damaged by space debris. You're probably thinking it's the plot of <i>Gravity</i>, and you're not wrong.<p>It's also what happened to the International Space Station a few months ago. Don't panic, everyone's fine, and the ISS is still safe. But …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

The Vuze Camera brings an affordable point-and-shoot design to virtual reality

Virtual Reality has clearly caught the attention of many major players in the consumer retail space. Just recently, GoPro vaguely revealed plans to launch its own VR rig in the near future. Even popular toys of yesteryear have returned with 3D capabilities as some of the hottest kid-focused …

Virtual Reality

New Nvidia Shield Tablet may be on the way

It looks like Nvidia is working on a new tablet. FCC filings show Nvidia trying to get clearance for a new tablet that's very similar in size to its existing Shield gaming tablet. It seems like a pretty fair guess that this could be a successor.<p>Though we know next to nothing about this tablet so …

Disney Research uses RFID tags to create powerless, low-cost interactive controllers

The team at Disney Research is up to its fun old tricks, this time finding some new uses for off-the-shelf RFID tags. Along with researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Disney’s laboratory wing has discovered a low-latency way to process RFID signals, making it possible to use the tags to turn cheap …

The World's Most Expensive Tea Will Now Be Auctioned Online

India’s Darjeeling tea is the world’s most expensive, netting a record $1,850 for a kilo back in 2014. It was also the first product India bestowed …

Walmart Takes on Amazon With Cheaper 2-Day Shipping Option

The service's $49 annual fee is about half the price of Amazon Prime.<p>America’s largest retailer is coming for a bigger slice of the $341.7 billion …

No One Wants to Buy This Former Billionaire’s Impounded Jet

Well, expect for maybe the Dutch government.<p>There is not an explicit myth about private-aircraft karma, but it is safe to say that if you are paying nine figures for an Airbus, you want your plane to come with the light, airy, moneyed juju of a sweet royal or money-printing hedge funder. The energy …

Government (India)

Theranos Resignation Is a Major Bid for Atonement

As Theranos fights for its life, under intense regulatory pressure in the wake of devastating <i>Wall Street Journal</i> articles that have questioned its …

Google Is the World's Most Valuable Company Once Again

Surpassing Apple after its stock prices dipped.<p>Move over, Apple: Google has just reclaimed the title of world’s most valuable company.<p>Shares of Apple …

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of …

This Analyst Thinks Apple Wants to Be More Than Just iPhones

And that the company has slowly been expanding its business model

Ole Miss confirms existence of Laremy Tunsil texts about receiving money

Text messages exchanged by Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil and Ole Miss officials have been confirmed by the school, which, according to ESPN, is still trying to determine whether they were altered before being published.<p>The texts were part of two social-media incidents that caused Tunsil to …

Ole Miss

Judge Rules for House GOP in Challenge to Obamacare

A federal judge in Washington ruled for House Republicans Thursday in the latest challenge to the Obama health care law.<p>Judge Rosemary Collyer said a provision of the law provides money to insurance companies that was never appropriated by Congress, violating the Constitution's declaration that "No …

Health Care