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SpaceX is suing the US government for a free market in satellite launches

Entrepreneur of the future Elon Musk told reporters today about the most pressing aspirations for his company, SpaceX: Making even cheaper rockets, and forcing the Air Force to buy them.<p>Musk was fresh from some measurable progress toward the first goal of cheaper rockets. Friday’s SpaceX test of a …

Space Travel

Updated: Micro $299 3D Printer Passes $2M On Kickstarter In 3 Days

<b>Update:</b> The consumer-focused, low-cost Micro 3D printer that’s currently raising money on Kickstarter to get its prototype to market, has pushed passed the $2 million mark in pledged crowdfunds — just three days after the campaign kicked off.<p>At the time of writing, the Micro is pushing north of …

Updated: Micro $299 3D Printer Passes $2M On Kickstarter In 3 Days

<b>Update:</b> The consumer-focused, low-cost Micro 3D printer that’s currently raising money on Kickstarter to get its prototype to market, has pushed passed the $2 million mark in pledged crowdfunds — just three days after the campaign kicked off.<p>At the time of writing, the Micro is pushing north of …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Turkey’s prime minister wants Twitter ban reinstated

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says that a court order lifting the Twitter ban should be overturned.<p>Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan isn't giving up on his Twitter ban without a fight.<p>Last Thursday, Turkey turned Twitter back on after a two-week blockade of the site. The move followed a ruling …

EU court cites “constant surveillance,” strikes down data collection law

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jakub Jirsak/Thinkstock<p>Europe’s highest court declared on Tuesday that a directive requiring phone and internet …

Apple engineer: We wanted to make a phone for 'normal people'

In an Apple v. Samsung patent case, an engineer who worked on the first iPhone's user interface talks the jury through the development of the device and Apple's steps to make it user-friendly.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple took great pains to make its first iPhone as simple as possible, a company …

Associated Press News

Amazon Fire TV: First Impressions Review

Do you have any HDMI slots left on your TV? Didn’t think so – but you can’t blame Amazon for entering the streaming device market given its existing arsenal of entertainment and readily available data on competitors’ devices.<p>Indeed, this makes sense. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, …

Good Mistake

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …