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NASA Releases New Earthrise Simulation Video

NASA has issued a new visualization of the events leading to one of the iconic photographs of the 20th Century – Earth rising over the moon captured …

Play practically every game for five vintage consoles in your web browser

The Internet Archive is on a mission to ensure that decades-old software isn't lost to the vicissitudes of time — and that anyone can use it on the web for free. In October, that meant releasing a Javascript port of the extremely nimble MESS computer emulator, and 25 choice apps and games. This …

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review

It's been almost exactly a year since Scott Forstall left Apple and Jony Ive and Craig Federighi were put in charge of both iOS and OS X. That gave Apple a chance to create a single, unified design, to make the iPad and Mac into one. Apple's long talked about “bringing together the OS teams” and …

iPad Air review

Let's murder a metaphor.<p>In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets and PCs to cars and trucks.<p>“PCs are going to be like trucks,” said Jobs. "They’re still going to be …

iPad mini with Retina display review

<i>Every inch an iPad.</i><p>Last year, the overwhelming message of the iPad mini was simple: the iPad mini was smaller, but it was still an iPad. Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Jony Ive all reminded us over and over that Apple had to make hard choices to make the iPad mini — it had a lower-resolution screen …

Apple Mac Pro review (2013)

“We’re working on something really great for later next year.”<p>After years of seemingly neglecting Apple’s most hardcore, highest-paying users, a 2012 email from Tim Cook finally gave people hope. Hope for the first truly rethought version of the Mac Pro since it was introduced in 2006. Hope that …

‘Best photobomb in history’: Sighting of rare bird for first time in U.S. creates flap among bird-watchers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There’s a frenzy erupting in the birding world, and the Rufous-necked wood rail is to blame.<p>There has never been a recorded …