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Brainy Reads: Top Science and Tech Books of 2014

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:51pm
A look at the top science and technology books released in 2014.
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NTSB: Virgin Galactic Pilot 'Unaware' Key System Unlocked

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:07pm
Pilot Pete Siebold’s “description of the vehicle motion was consistent with other data sources in the investigation,” the NTSB said in an update.
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NTSB: Virgin Galactic Pilot 'Unaware' Key System Unlocked

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:07pm
Pilot Pete Siebold’s “description of the vehicle motion was consistent with other data sources in the investigation,” the NTSB said in an update.






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DARPA Wants Flying Aircraft Carriers for Drones

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:05pm
DARPA has put out a call for people who could help them build something to "carry, launch and recover" drones in the air.
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Snooze or Lose: 5 Sleep Trackers for Getting Better Rest

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:26am
A look at the top sleep trackers available for those who want to track their Zs.






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6 Seconds Not Enough for Your Video? Ocho Gives You 8

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:01pm
Got a video you want to share that's too long for Vine's 6-second limit but too short for Instagram's 15-second one? Sounds like you need Ocho.






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With Nymi, Mobile Payment Is Only a Heartbeat Away

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:19pm
Canadian based start-up Bionym is betting that some consumers will want to actually wear their payment source.






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Atlas Humanoid Robot Shows 'Karate Kid' Moves

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:55pm
You may recognize the pose from 1984's "The Karate Kid," but this Atlas humanoid robot isn't preparing to enter a martial arts tournament.






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Game On: Video Game Sales Predictions for the Holidays

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:32pm
New releases of "Halo," "Assassin's Creed" and "World of Warcraft" will be available to consumers ahead of the 2014 holiday season.






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Apple Must Face Lawsuit Over Vanishing iPhone Texts

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:08pm
Apple now has an online tool to help people who switch to non-Apple smartphones retrieve messages from iPhone users.






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What President Obama's Net Neutrality Proposal Means

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:04pm
Obama has laid out a roadmap for the FCC, but that doesn’t mean U.S. broadband policy is going to end up there.






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China Hackers Target Rights Groups: Researchers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:32am
Malware attacks against ethnic minority groups in China including Tibetans, Uighurs, and religious groups such as Falun Gong date back to 2002.






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Microsoft Ditches Nokia Name With $136 Smartphone

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:18am
Microsoft unveiled its low-end Lumia 535 smartphone, the first handset to ditch the Nokia name after acquiring the Finnish company's devices unit.






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Spotify Defends Itself After Taylor Swift Pulls Albums

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:07am
A week after Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify, Daniel Ek, the company's CEO, is defending its business model.
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Action Video Game Lovers Learn Better: Study

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:25pm
Players of fast-paced action games like "Call of Duty" and "Titanfall" become better learners than those who play slower games, new research shows.






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Google Leases Moffett Airfield From NASA for Research

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:38pm
Google is renting 1,000 acres of a historic California air base for space exploration, aviation and robotics projects






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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Loves His Tesla

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:03pm
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talked about the Apple Watch, Oculus Rift and why he loves his Tesla so much.
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Silicon Valley Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Science

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:28pm
On Sunday night, a wormhole opened to an alternate universe where Mark Zuckerberg caused a greater stir on a red carpet than Kate Beckinsale.






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Facebook Says 500 Million People Using Messenger App

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:56pm
Facebook’s decision to force mobile users to adopt its standalone Messenger app to send messages is apparently bearing fruit.






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Be an Artist: 5 Gadgets for Creating Cool Stuff

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:21pm
Use these five high-tech tools to make something cool.
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