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SpaceX Unveils Manned Spacecraft Dragon V2

SpaceX founder Elon Musk took the wraps off its next-generation spacecraft today, called Dragon V2. The key improvements are that Dragon V2 will be able to land “anywhere on Earth” with its propulsion system and the accuracy of a helicopter. It will also be capable of carrying seven astronauts for …

Google must delete search results on request, rules EU court

European lawmakers have told Google to forget about it. The top European Court has ruled that citizens have a "right to be forgotten" and can ask the Big G to delete search results about them.<p>In what could turn out to be one of the biggest shake-ups to online privacy legislation, the European Union …

How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest

The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world's continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn't mean the globe was fully mapped, not by a long ways.<p>By Ken Jennings, …

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How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

What’s Next For PonoMusic, The Startup That Took Kickstarter By Storm And Raised $6.2M

Once in a while, a Kickstarter project just hits a nerve and compels thousands of people to donate money to make sure it becomes a reality. PonoMusic, a startup that aims to create a music download service and physical music player focusing on ultra high-quality sound, is the most recent …

Aereo Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court

In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. Here's a portrait of the scrappy company--and its audacious CEO--that could change American television as we know it.<p>Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia peels the wrapper from a piece of nicotine …

This Little Solar Powered Lantern Named 'Luci' Is Having A Big Impact

When you’re confronted by near-death experiences nine times before the age of 24, including being chased by a machete-toting gang and being held at gunpoint on three different occasions, you either go a little crazy or learn how to stay calm in high-pressure situations. Jacques-Philippe Piverger …

Inside Tencent: the Chinese tech giant that's trying to go global

The Chinese web giant Tencent is one of the biggest companies in tech thanks to its popular messaging and gaming services, and yet you'd hardly know it outside of China. But that may not be for long: Tencent recently began expanding into new countries, and it's even made some investments in …

Longreads content-sharing community acquired by WordPress owner Automattic

Longreads, which started with a Twitter hashtag and gradually evolved into a community of readers sharing longform fiction and journalism, said on …

Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.”<p>The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry.<p>This afternoon, many of the net security …

The poetry that moves men to tears

A new anthology celebrates the poems that really move men – with revealing contributions from the likes of Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen and Salman Rushdie<p>Late one afternoon some 20 years ago, a close family friend called to tell me of a sudden domestic crisis. My wife and I went straight round to …

All your MySQL databases can belong to this startup

SAN FRANCISCO — Life revolves around software, and software revolves around databases. So you’ve got to keep an eye on those databases.<p>VividCortex is totally on it. Today, during an appearance at the DEMO Enterprise conference, it launched with a nifty management tool for implementations of the …

Apple, Facebook, Google Web data centers getting greener: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.<p>A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'

Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has just announced something slightly more altruistic: a team dedicated to bringing basic internet access to everyone in the world. Simply dubbed the Connectivity Lab, the crew is a result of Internet.org, a …

9 Foods Doctors Swear By

In my book "Eat it to Beat It!" I tell you what to eat and what to avoid, based on the latest medical research. That got me thinking, what do the …

Top 10 Green Products from Design Indaba 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

Over 400 exhibitors recently showcased the best in product design, fashion design and communication design at the 5 day Design Indaba Expo in Cape …

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The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

We won't think about 'going online' or 'looking on the Internet' for something. We'll just be online, and just look."<p>In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new …