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Google outlines ‘right to be forgotten’ plans

In a blog post today Google’s David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer outlined Google’s plans to deal with ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. Read more about Google outlines ‘right to be forgotten’ plans

Samsung 850 Pro review: The best SSD of 2014?

by Alysia Judge We review the brand new Samsung 850 Pro, an SSD that's making waves in the memory space for its revolutionary 3D V-NAND technology. But how does it stack up? Read more about Samsung 850 Pro review: The best SSD of 20...

Trundling Across the Moon

High resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera detail the 1973 path of the Soviet rover Lunokhod 2.

Legislation seeks to promote use of asteroid resources

A bill introduced Thursday by two members of the House Science Committee seeks to promote commercial asteroid ventures, including securing property rights for resources extracted from asteroids by American companies. The American Space...Show More Summary

Eight things you need to check off when hiring your first employee

Before you post that new job and start interviewing candidates there are some important things you need to do. Read more about Eight things you need to check off when hiring your first employee

The death of crowdfunding

Some crowdfunding projects have been inspiring, innovative and worthwhile, but recently crowdfunding sites have been swamped with less than noteworthy projects and more than a few scams. Read more about The death of crowdfunding

Is your phone ruining your sex life?

by Aatif Sulleyman According to a survey of 1,500 UK couples between the ages of 18 and 30 the answer may be a qualified yes. Read more about Is your phone ruining your sex life?

How to ensure your business' data is safe from inside threats

by Dave McNally Although you may trust your employees, a rogue member of staff or disillusioned co-worker has the potential to create immeasurable damage to your organisation. Read more about How to ensure your business' data is safe from inside threats

This is a simple way to create you own delivery app

by Paul Cooper If you wanted to create a delivery business for your business without any coding skills then British company Preoday has your back. Read more about This is a simple way to create you own delivery app

Greenpeace hearts Apple because solar farms

by Sam Pudwell Greenpeace has officially released a statement in support of Apple for making iCloud greener and bemoaning Amazon for the opposite. Read more about Greenpeace hearts Apple because solar farms

Silent Circle is going to leverage encrypted VoIP to rule them all

by Alysia Judge Watch out Skype and Viber, the group behind the so-called unhackable Blackphone, Silent Circle, is gunning for you. Read more about Silent Circle is going to leverage encrypted VoIP to rule them all

NASA CFO’s Energy Department nomination withdrawn

The White House has withdrawn the nomination of NASA’s current chief financial officer (CFO) to a position at the Energy Department. In a press release Wednesday, The White House said it was withdrawing Beth Robinson’s nomination to be Under Secretary of Energy, nearly a year after first announcing the nomination. No reason was given [...]

LightSail update: Launch dates

I’m excited to report some big news on The Planetary Society’s LightSail project: actual launch dates on actual launch vehicles!

Senate committees planning joint hearing on launch issues

A rare joint hearing of subcommittees of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Commerce Committee will examine American reliance on a Russian-manufactured rocket engine and other space access issues next week. The hearing, by...Show More Summary

ULA joins call for dismissal of SpaceX suit

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has formally joined the Air Force’s call for the Court of Federal Claims to dismiss SpaceX’s protest of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) block buy contract. As first reported by Space News yesterday, ULA, in its role as “defendant-intervenor” in SpaceX’s suit against the Air Force, filed a motion to [...]

Southern Skywatch July, 2014 edition is now out!

Morning sky on July 25 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 6:30 am ACST. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen).The July edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. Sorry it's late, but this happened. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 10 to Thursday July 17

The Full Moon is Saturday July 12. Jupiter is lost in the twilight. Mars and Saturn are prominent in the evening sky. Mars is closest to Spica on the 13-14th. Venus is prominent in the morning sky, and is approached by rapidly brightening Mercury during the week. Show More Summary

Voyager 3 Project

In 1979, the Voyager 1 probe took a stunning series of images on its final approach to Jupiter. Thirty-five years later, almost to the day, a group of seven Swedish amateur astronomers set out to replicate this odyssey, but with images taken with their own ground-based telescopes.

Independent qualifies for ballot against Mo Brooks

An engineer working on NASA’s Space Launch System program will appear on the ballot as an independent in November’s general election against Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). In a Facebook post yesterday, Mark Bray said the Alabama secretary of state certified the petitions his campaign submitted to appear on the ballot in the November general election [...]

The Habitable Zone of Inhabited Planets

A team of Columbian researchers are arguing for a new refinement to the idea of the habitable zone that takes the presence of life itself into account.

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