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Amazon asks FAA permission to test Drone Delivery Service

2 days agoOdd : It Thing!

A giant Internet Retailer have officially sought permission from FAA to test the new drone based delivery system near Seattle. The drone based package delivery system has already initiated many debates over the privacy and safety implications of this rapidly expanding drone technology. According to a letter published at the Regulations.gov, Amazon.com Inc has requested [...]

Alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire display meets sandpaper and Joe Rogan’s mean archery skills

  Last week, YouTuber Marques Brownlee got his hands on what is claimed to be a sapphire glass panel from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. The initial video (found here) put the panel through a variety of torture tests including, knives, keys, and even a flexibility test to show off the panel’s durability. While there were […]

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Duel for the Title of ‘World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan’ – VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

After hearing about the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative to benefit UNICEF (and the chance to appear in Star Wars Episode VII) Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert test their force credentials in a duel to see who is the...

ASUS Z97-Pro WiFi AC Review

The initial set of Z97 reviews demonstrated that most motherboard manufacturers were implementing at least one the new storage options offered by the chipset: SATA Express and M.2. The motherboard we are testing today, the Z97-Pro, uses both but incorporates a switching system so only one is active at the time. Show More Summary

Why Michigan's LGBT Newspaper Launched Its Own HIV Testing and Prevention Initiative

With HIV continuing, in the US, to disproportionately impact gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men as well as transwomen, Michigan's Between The Lines newspaper decided to launch it's own HIV testing and prevention initiative. Here's why we did it. Contributor: Todd Heywood read more

FreedomPop brings its free mobile network overseas, starting with Belgium

Freemium mobile network FreedomPop has its eye set on Europe, as it announced today a partnership with Dutch carrier KPN for an initial test launch of its service in Belgium. Subsequently, it plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France, Spain and countries in the Pacific Rim (which include Asia) in the “coming months” with different carrier partners. Show More Summary

DARPA Takes First SFnal Steps to Scalzi's BrainPals

DARPA has selected two universities to initially lead the agency’s Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, which aims to develop and test wireless, implantable “neuroprosthetics” that can help servicemembers, veterans, and others overcome...Show More Summary

Apigee Initiates Global API Challenge

As a lead-up to Apigee’s I Love APIs Conference, Apigee has launched a Global API Challenge. The challenge is set up to test contestants’ API knowledge through a two-level process. Of the contestants who successfully complete both levels, five will be selected to battle it out, live, at the conference in September.  

SandRidge Energy: Latest Mississippian Results Look Stronger; Initial Chester Tests Disappoint

ByRichard Zeits: Latest Mid-Continent Well Results The latest batch of initial production test data for SandRidge Energy's (SD) wells in Oklahoma shows continued strength in the average IP rates. Following a weak start in Q1, the company posted a turnaround in March. Show More Summary

Warface now available for free through Steam

A new CRYENGINE 3 powered free-to-play FPS is now available to download for free through Steam. Warface initially entered closed beta testing in January of 2013, and is now available as a free …

With FbStart, Facebook Hands Out Goodies to Mobile App Makers

Facebook has launched FbStart, a no-strings-attached initiative that gives developers access to services such as app testing and user research. Some promising apps will receive up to $40,000 in services, including $500 of free advertising.

Boston is Testing ‘Smart Benches’ With Solar Power

We’ve all heard about smartphones. Now there are smart benches. That is the idea behind a new Boston initiative which will bring “Soofas,” solar-powered benches, to the city. The benches, to be located in various parks, will allow residents to take a load off their feet — while plugging in and recharging their cellphones. “Your... Read More

Successful test of saucer-shaped vehicle for future Mars missions

NASA has successfully conducted the first of three planned tests for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, developed to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions. While this initial test was designed to determine the flying ability of the vehicle, it also deployed two new landing technologies as a bonus. Show More Summary

How to Build a Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

From the initial plans, to the best design, to the best investment choices, learn how to build a low-cost portfolio of ETFs that can stand the test of time.

How to jailbreak iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 with Pangu (Video)

Pangu is a new untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 that was recently released for Windows. There’s no current ETA on an OS X version, but after some initial testing, we’ve determined this to be a legitimate tool for jailbreaking iOS 7.1 and up. The process does seem a bit shady, but we […]

T-Mobile Un-carrier 5 and 6: Free iPhone loans, VoLTE, and unmetered music

On Tuesday evening, T-Mobile held its Un-carrier event and launched two initiatives: free 7-day test drives with the iPhone 5S and unmetered music streaming. It also announced that it has VoLTE and wideband LTE live in over 15 markets, and VoLTE will be available nationwide by the end of the year.

T-Mobile: 12k consumers (9 per min) signed-up for free iPhone 5s network trial in 24 hrs

After announcing its new “Test Drive” feature allowing customers to trial an iPhone 5s for free on the T-Mobile network, the carrier is already sharing some stats on the new initiative. According to T-Mobile, “More than 12,000 people have already signed up to start cheating on their carrier.” That means around 500 consumers per hour (or […]

Italy vs. Costa Rica, 2014 World Cup: How to watch online

Won't be near a TV when Italy take on Costa Rica? We can help. Italy are heavy favorites to win Group C after their defeat of England in their first game, but face a stiffer than initially expected test in Costa Rica in their second game (12 p.m. Show More Summary

Apple helps T-Mobile Test Drive program

T-Mobile is launching a new initiative to introduce shoppers to its network with help from Apple, in the form of a free iPhone 5s. Called "Test Drive," the promotion is targeted at customers of rival US carriers who are considering switching. After...

Uproar Over Bar Bathroom Pregnancy Tests

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Word spread fast online about Alaska’s initiative to put pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms. Here’s why the tests are a good, and necessary, idea.

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