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Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop

Science News<p>SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype made another record-setting vertical takeoff and landing this week from the California-based company's test pad near McGregor, Texas. But what's really cool about Oct. 7's half-mile (744-meter) ascent and controlled descent is the amazing view from …

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The 10 best movies on Netflix (August 2018)<p>Sam Moore9 hours ago<p>A look at 10 of the best movies on Netflix US right now.<p>5 best cheap 4K TVs in 2018<p>Joe …

Google introduces Calico, a moonshot idea that could actually make life better

Today, Google is introducing Calico, which they refer to as a company focussed on <i>“health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.”</i> Heading the new company is Art Levinson, an Apple chairman and former CEO (and current chairman) of Genentech. Levinson will be CEO …

This is Yahoo's New Logo

Last month, Yahoo said it would introduce a new logo but keep its infamous exclamation point. Today, after 30 days of showing off alternative versions of its badge, the company has delivered.<p>Here’s the new logo that the 18-year-old Internet company will use going forward:<p>We just launched …

Elon Musk To Traverse The U.S. Using A Model S And Tesla Superchargers In 6 Day Trip, With Only 9 Hours Spent Charging

The Tesla Model S is doing remarkably well, despite the challenges it still faces in terms of convincing average consumers that it can meet their everyday needs. One of the big remaining question marks around the Tesla S was how it would manage a cross-country roadtrip – that quintessential, if …

Samsung Galaxy Gear: Hands-On at IFA 2013 | Pocketnow

Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion watch for your Galaxy devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 are here, but what would they be without a companion smartwatch? In a move we’ve been expecting for …

Microsoft to acquire Nokia for $7.17 billion

Nokia and Microsoft jointly announced that the Redmond company will acquire the Finnish handset maker for EUR 5.44 billion ($7.17 billion USD). As …

New faces of Android: inside Google's management shuffle

With Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra out, who's next up to lead Google's biggest platform?<p>One big loss at the world's most popular smartphone platform has been followed by another. Five months after Android founder Andy Rubin left his creation to work on unspecified other projects inside Google, head of …

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my financial planning career seven years ago, I quickly learned that the people who were financially successful were the ones who dedicated time and energy to regularly budgeting, managing and planning out their finances. …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.<p>Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Google Chrome said to unveil 'Supervised User' controls

Google Chrome could soon be boosting its Account Profile system with parental controls.<p>According to Browser Fame, the Web giant is said to be planning new accounts, dubbed "Supervised Accounts," that would have fewer privileges and could be controlled and limited by others.<p>These accounts would be …

Apple's Domestic Mac Sales Slip 'N Slide in September Quarter

big daddy k/FlickrThe summer doldrums aren’t yet over for Apple’s Mac.According to new market data from NPD Group, domestic Mac sales were flat year …

Samsung’s Gear Smartwatch Is A Strange Hybrid

The folks over at GigaOm have heard from reliable sources everything we need to know about Samsung’s Gear smartwatch, a device rumored to hit the headlines about a week before Apple’s big new iPhone event. It’s complex, and confusing data for sure.<p>The Gear is going to have a touch-sensitive OLED …

Canada’s Worried About BlackBerry, and It Should Be

Watching a pioneering company like BlackBerry founder after a long history of success and innovation isn’t easy. Not for its leadership and …