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NASA gives a heart-warming send off to Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy

After being hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease earlier this week, famed Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy died at age 83 Friday morning.  Nimoy is best known for his acting role as the exasperatingly logical alien, Spock,...Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto teamed up to make the ultimate 'Star Trek' commercial for Audi

Actor Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83. He was famous for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the "Star Trek" television series, as well as in numerous films in the multi-generational franchise. Two years ago, Nimoy and Zachary Quinto...Show More Summary

Samsung's US division was so successful that the Korean bosses investigated and humiliated them

Driven by huge smartphone sales and clever marketing, Samsung's mobile division enjoyed a spectacular two-year run from the end of 2011 through 2013. But things changed last year. The company's profits started tanking, which it blamed on increased competition from other smartphone makers. Show More Summary

Here's Leonard Nimoy's poignant last moment as Spock

Actor Leonard Nimoy — best known for playing  Mr. Spock on "Star Trek" has died at age 83, his wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed to The New York Times. The last time Nimoy played the iconic character was in the 2013 Star Trek film, "Star...Show More Summary

This $49 million penthouse would be the most expensive condo ever sold in San Francisco

A 14,000-square-foot penthouse apartment in San Francisco's yet-to-be-completed Lumina property has just been listed for a jaw-dropping $49 million. If sold for the listing price, it would be a record for San Francisco. The most expensive condo ever sold in the city was the St. Show More Summary

A perfectly round 'anti-smartphone' is coming out later this year

Later this year, a small company called Monohm will release the Runcible, the world's first perfectly round smartphone, in Japan. But it's not just a smartphone. The company is marketing it as an "heirloom" smartphone — it even calls...Show More Summary

This San Francisco bar is a gamer's paradise

Sitting in the glow of a television monitor, two young gamers compete against each other in "Super Smash Bros. 4." Beads of sweat form on the strangers' brows, and their grips tighten on their bulky GameCube controllers. As Luigi annihilates Toon Link, knocking him off-screen in clever and fatal attack moves, the players make small talk. Show More Summary

NIMOY: One of the greatest things about Star Trek was that it inspired scientists

Leonard Nimoy passed away February 27, but his role as Spock in the beloved "Star Trek" TV series and movies have inspired, and will continue to inspire many people to pursue science. Nimoy received a public outreach award for the role in 2010 from the Space Foundation. Show More Summary

Big, beautiful renderings of the stunning new campus Google is planning in California (GOOG)

Google just announced details about a beautiful new campus it's planning to develop in Mountain View, California. The company is submitting plans to develop four sites in Mountain View's North Bayshore. This campus is designed by Bjarke...Show More Summary

Here's the first image of Microsoft's HoloLens prototype shown off to press

The first image of Microsoft's HoloLens prototype has been discovered over at the Oculus Rift subreddit, giving us a glimpse at the prototype shown off to press after the headset's announcement in January. Interestingly enough, the image...Show More Summary

Watch Leonard Nimoy in a Marine Corps instructional video from 1954

Long before he played the greatest Starfleet officer of all time and directed the immortal 'The Voyage Home' Leonard Nimoy spent 18 months in the Army reserve. According to, Nimoy achieved the rank of sergeant and spentShow More Summary

This Vine will convince white-and-gold-truthers that the dress is definitively black and blue

If you've been following the great dress debate, you may have noticed a lot of "othering" going on. Some people see the colors as black and blue, while others are absolutely convinced the dress is white and gold. Here's the dress: As...Show More Summary

Actor Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

Actor Leonard Nimoy — best known for playing Mr. Spock on "Star Trek" — has died at age 83, his wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed to The New York Times. Susan Nimoy told The Times that the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy created the Vulcan salute based off an unforgettable childhood experience

"Live long and prosper." It's one of the most famous phrases in the history of entertainment, and most certainly the collection of words that comes to mind when you think of science fiction's beloved Mr. Spock. The world lost Leonard Nimoy on Friday at the age of 83. Show More Summary

Once a day, this app sends you a notification at a random time. You then have one minute to take a picture of your surroundings — and then this happens

You never know when your notification from OneMinute is going to arrive, but once it does you have just 60 seconds to take a picture of your surroundings before the app scoops everyone's photos up and freezes them in place for all to look at. Show More Summary

Kim Dotcom is running out of money, and his wife has run off with a 17-year-old boy

German internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been dealt another financial blow after PayPal stopped processing customer payments for his cloud storage site MEGA. The company published a blog post on Thursday that said payments have ceased...Show More Summary

Lenovo: We're done with 'bloatware' and 'adware'

In the wake of the Superfish incident, leading PC maker Lenovo has vowed to eliminate 'adware' and 'bloatware' from all future PCs. Last week, controversy erupted over Superfish, a piece of software Lenovo bundled on new PCs. The software,...Show More Summary

Tim Cook wants the Apple Watch to replace your car keys (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in London today, and he sat down for an interview with The Telegraph. During the interview, Cook was asked about what the Apple Watch will actually be able to do. He talked about the health tracking, and how accurately it keeps time, things we've heard before. Show More Summary

A major carrier might have revealed exactly what Samsung's new Galaxy phones will look like

Samsung's new phones won't be unveiled until March 1, but it looks like one major US carrier may have already leaked the big announcement. A photo posted to Reddit by a user that claims to be a Sprint employee supposedly gives us a near-complete look at both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Show More Summary

There's something wrong with almost every pair of shoes you own, and this startup just raised $11 million to make them more comfortable

SOLS, the “future of footwear" that uses 3D printing to create orthopedic insoles for the patients of physical therapists, podiatrists, and orthopedic doctors, announced Friday that it has raised an $11.1 million Series B round of funding. Show More Summary

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