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NASA signs off on Mars-bound Orion spacecraft: All systems go for December test flight

NASA has announced that it has finished construction of the first Orion spacecraft. Orion, which is scheduled to take its first test flight aboard a Delta IV rocket on December 4, will be the first spacecraft to have the capability to take humans into deep space beyond the Moon, to land on asteroids, Mars, and who knows what else.

Apple opening Lille store to attract French and Belgian customers

Apple is planning to expand its retail presence in France with a new store in the city of Lille. According to Macnn, the 15,000 square foot store is under construction with an expected grand opening sometime in November. A black construction...

British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab

Why visit a museum halfway around the world, when you can check out 3D scans, and print them from your own home? Sketchfab, a platform that lets users publish and share 3D content online, unveiled on Thursday an option for users to make their files downloadable. Show More Summary

Trent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

Musical magic man Trent Reznor is working with Apple on something or other, after the Beats Chief Creative Officer came on board following the acquisition. He says that Apple was interested in working with Reznor directly in “designing...Show More Summary

ET deals: Dell Venue 8 1080p 8-inch tablet for $150

Tablets are getting bigger and better all the time, as the bar raises for what can be considered a budget device. With an 8-inch 1080p display and Android 4.4, and selling for just $150 right now, Dell's Venue 8 tab is an example of just how much you can get today without spending big.

Watch out: If you installed the PS4 2.0 firmware update, don’t use Rest Mode

Remember the big PS4 2.0 firmware release that shipped earlier this month? Well, it turns out there is a bug in this update that can prevent the PS4 from waking properly from rest mode. Affected users are being required to hard boot their systems, and that could potentially cause major problems. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space craft crashed during a test flight this morning. The status of the pilot is unknown at this time. #SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming. — Virgin...Show More Summary

Tim Cook’s announcement, White House hacked and the rest of this week’s hottest news

Since Steve Jobs’ passing plenty of changes have occurred within Apple. In spite of all its differences, Tim Cook has managed to keep the essence of the company the same. With new iPhones, iPads, iMacs, Apple Watches and more more … Read more ›

R2-D2 Remote Controlled Pumpkin: The Pumpkin You’re Looking for

Star Wars themed pumpkins are cool, but Star Wars themed remote-controlled droid pumpkins are even better. Greg Aronowitz from BarnyardFX has created this cool R2-D2 pumpkin for Halloween. To create the pumpkin droid, he started wit...

Study says cloud becoming the norm, rather than exception, in the enterprise

Verizon Communications Inc. didn’t bother to ask respondents whether their organizations have embraced the new way of consuming computing resources in its second annual study on the state of enterprise cloud adoption. The battle has already been decided. Instead, the … Continue reading ?

Android Market Share Tops Out While Google Reasserts Control

Google's dominance over the smartphone landscape appears to be topping out, but the company is gaining more control over the devices that run its software.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Is Doing Everything She Can To Turn Her 'Visionless' Company Around

Billionaire Mark Cuban, who slammed IBM last week, clearly isn't paying close-enough attention. Cuban said that "IBM is no longer a tech company... they have no vision." But IBM CEO Ginni Rometty does have a vision – to dominate the next high-profit areas of computing – and she's already launched a huge number of creative ideas to get IBM there. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo reportedly crashes after launch

Virgin Galactic's latest plane/rocket, dubbed "SpaceShipTwo", reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff this morning above the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Director Stu Witt told Bakersfield, California's KGET that the plane crashed east...

Virgin Galactic spaceship lost in accident

1 hour agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Virgin said its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket experienced an "in-flight anomaly" during test mission

Trent Reznor is working on top secret music project for Apple

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor became an Apple employee this year when Beats was scooped up for $3 billion, but in an interview with Billboard, the former Beats chief creative officer reveals that his position at Apple isn’t just … Read more ›

How China Is Making Tiny Islands Inhabitable With Huge Floating Docks

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Spratly Islands are basically mounds of sand in the middle of the South China Sea, some of them barely tall enough to reach above the water. But China is hell-bent on making them inhabitable, even drawing up plans for floating energy and water plants. It has nothing to do with the islands themselves and everything to do with the water around it. Read more...

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