Chad Sexton

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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Sun's activity triggers lightning strikes

Streams of particles launched from the sun in the solar wind increase the number of lightning strikes on Earth by 32%<p>Activity on the sun significantly increases the rate of lightning strikes on Earth, say researchers, making it feasible to predict when lightning strikes will become more …

Jupiter's giant red spot shrinking, Hubble images show

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Jupiter’s most distinctive feature – a giant red spot bigger than Earth – is shrinking, images from the Hubble Space Telescope released on Thursday showed.<p>The so-called “Great Red Spot” is a violent storm, which in the late 1800s was estimated to be about 25,000 …

Kim Jong Un to Star in a Video Game

Yes, there is a unicorn, and it's weaponized.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un is the star of Moneyhorse Games' upcoming title, …

Google Glass Beta No Longer Exclusive. Do You Care, and What's Your Attitude Towards Design Research?

If Google Glass is anything to judge by, when it comes to physical product, Apple and Google have pretty opposite development methods. Apple waits …

Google buys Word Lens maker to boost Translate

The tech titan buys Quest Visual, which makes the Word Lens written-word translation app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass.<p>Google has purchased Quest Visual and its well-received translation app Word Lens for an undisclosed sum, the company said Friday. The Quest Visual team will join Google …

Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility settle long-running patent lawsuit

After years of duking it out in courts around the world, Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility group settled their long-running lawsuit today. In a filing, which was first spotted by Reuters, the two companies said they planned to dismiss all lawsuits against one another. However the pair did not …

Pinterest Raises A $200 Million Warchest To Do Battle With Google

Pinterest has raised $200 million from investors in a deal that values the company at $5 billion, a source close to the company told ReadWrite. (<b>Update:</b> The company is now confirming its financing.)<p>This is becoming a pattern for Pinterest, a visual search engine where people share and search for …

Apple And Google Agree To Stop Suing Each Other Over Smartphone Patents

The tangle of patent litigation between two of the world’s top tech companies appears to have just straightened out: Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility have agreed to stop suing each other over smartphone technology and “work together in some areas of patent reform,” Reuters reported Friday.<p>It’s …

Turkey mine disaster: police use riot tactics at protests about mine safety

Teargas and plastic bullets used on protesters at scene of worst industrial accident amid anger at PM's offhand remarks towards victims<p>Turkish police used teargas, plastic bullets and water cannon to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered on Friday at the scene of the country's worst …

Iran nuclear talks run into snags

Talks between Iran and six world powers hit a major snag Friday over the future size of a nuclear program that Tehran says it needs to expand to fuel atomic reactors, but which the U.S. fears could be used to make nuclear weapons.<p>The disagreement had been looming in the background since talks began …