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Solar Impulse Unveils Fuel-Free Plane for Round-the-World Flight

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:01pm
The Swiss team that flew a solar-powered airplane across America has unveiled the even bigger plane that they plan to take around the world a year from now.






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Researchers Suggest It's Time to Downsize Power Grid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:18pm
In the story of the three bears, Goldilocks repeatedly finds the happy medium that's "just right" — and researchers say there's a happy medium for electrical power grids as well. The problem is, their calculations suggest the U.S. power grid isn't just right.






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Video Gamers' Aggression Born From Frustration, Not Violence: Study

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:17pm
If you've ever screamed in rage or thrown down a controller after missing a jump in a video game or getting shot from across the level, new research exonerates your behavior. It's not violent games that make people angry and aggressive — it's difficult ones.






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To Share or Not to Share: Facebook Tests New Privacy Tweaks

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:30pm

Facebook knows it’s bad for Facebook when its users freak out at privacy changes. It wants to stop making that happen.








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'Heartbleed' Bug Exposes Millions of Websites to Security Risks

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:57pm
Millions of websites may have been leaking critically sensitive data for the past two years, thanks to a devastating flaw in the OpenSSL software many sites use to encrypt and transmit data.






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Music Box Inspires Portable $5 Chemistry Lab

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:26pm
The inspiration for a portable, powerful chemistry set came not from cloud computing or nanotechnology but a decidedly old-school source: a toy music box. The handheld device could be used where electricity and hospitals are scarce, allowing things like water testing and making medications.






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Biggest Billionaire Losers of the Market's Slide

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:55pm
Mark Zuckerberg is offering the world a lesson in the new volatility of tech wealth.The billionaire Facebook chief saw his wealth soar to just under $20 billion after Facebook's IPO. When the stock fell in 2012, his paper net worth fell by more than $9 billion.






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Get Ready for Google Glass at the Office

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:55pm
Forget BlackBerry thumb. In the near future, business executives could be managing their schedules and sending emails through Google Glass.This week, Google announced Glass at Work, its effort to push its wearable technology into the office.






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USAID Chief Grilled By Sen. Leahy For 'Cuba Twitter' Idea

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:06pm
WASHINGTON – A Twitter-like Cuban social media network that the U.S. government built to stir unrest was a "cockamamie" idea doomed to discovery and failure, the chairman of a Senate panel that oversees the U.S. Agency for International Development declared Tuesday.






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USAID Chief Grilled By Senators For 'Cuba Twitter' Idea

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:51pm
WASHINGTON – A Twitter-like Cuban social media network that the U.S. government built to stir unrest was a "cockamamie" idea doomed to discovery and failure, the chairman of a Senate panel that oversees the U.S. Agency for International Development declared Tuesday.






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Uber Launches Courier Service in NYC

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:20pm
App-based car-hire start-up Uber is launching a dedicated courier service Tuesday, starting in Manhattan."It's an Uber for things," said Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber NYC.






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Windows XP is Dead: Not Every Company Got the Memo

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:49am
The popular operating system Windows XP is about to become a lot less secure, yet a surprisingly high number of enterprises still expect to run parts of their business on the software, analysts say.






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Selfies ... in Space! First Instagram Post From ISS

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:33am

American astronaut Steven R. Swanson has boldly gone where no one else in space has gone before: Instagram.








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Samsung's New Galaxy S5 Is Most Impressive When Wet

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:33am

How do you get consumers excited about yet another expensive smartphone? Maybe the answer is features like the ability to survive being submerged.








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Larger Photos, Pins, More: Twitter Reveals Redesign

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:16am

Twitter unveiled its redesign on TODAY and new users have first dibs.








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Larger Photos, Pins, More: Twitter Reveals Redesign

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:01am

It was only a few weeks ago that Twitter was celebrating its eighth birthday. On Tuesday, it showed off how much it had changed .








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Wilson's 'Smart Ball' Tracks Your Moves and Shots

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:23pm
Games like basketball and football have changed a lot over the years, but the ball is pretty much still just a ball. Athletic gear company Wilson is hoping to change that with a sensor-studded "Smart Ball" that can tell when and where you move, dribble and shoot.






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'Not Science Fiction': Navy to Test Futuristic Gun at Sea in 2016

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:22pm
The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research chief said.Rear Adm.






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Leaked 'Android TV' Shows Google's Plans For Your Living Room

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:51pm
Google's ambitions for taking over your TV extend beyond the quick and cheap Chromecast, as leaked documents obtained by The Verge show. A major revamp of the company's streaming media platform, called Android TV, appears to be headed our way.






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'Gay of Thrones' Is Also Back, With a Vengeance

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:18pm
For many “Game of Thrones” fans, there’s only one wait as miserable as the last 10 months between seasons. It’s the two or three days it takes after each episode for popular “Gay of Thrones” to produce and post its latest recap on comedy website Funny or Die.






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