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Happy Birthday, Moore’s Law

In an industry which sees the latest and greatest outdated within months or even weeks, sticking around for fifty years is impressive indeed. Then again, Moore's Law - the infamous observation on how computer chip density increases exponentially over time - is anything but a constant, instead more a ticking metronome that has variously haunted and chivied the electronics world … Continue reading

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HBO warns torrent users over recent Game of Thrones leak

Following last week's news that the first four episodes of Game of Thrones season five were leaked onto torrent sites on the night before the season premiere, they were subsequently downloaded millions of times. Understandable, with HBO's drama being the most pirated show around the globe.

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Enceladus’s Ice Volcanoes Are Feeding Saturn’s Rings

Saturn’s ice moon Enceladus is being slowly devoured by the gas giant’s rings, according to a series of new NASA images that show ghostly tendrils escaping the moon’s cryo-volcanoes and shooting off into space.

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Overseas Netflix prices determined by piracy levels

While Netflix has long been a staple in the streaming market in the US, it's easy to forget that with over 60 million subscribers globally, the service exists in a number of other countries. One interesting tidbit about the how the company works overseas was revealed by CFO David Wells on a recent earnings interview.

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Elon Musk insists SpaceX rocket landing will work (eventually)

While last week's news of the Falcon 9 rocket's oh-so-close-but-not-quite landing attempt was somewhat disappointing to SpaceX fans and observers, Elon Musk isn't giving up! The SpaceX founder commented in a pair of tweets on Saturday that they had determined the rocket's crash was caused by a slower than expected throttle valve response. The latest event is part of a … Continue reading

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Wink smart home hubs bricked by software update

Saturday was not a good day for owners of the Wink Hub, a smart home device that allows users to control a range of home appliances with their smartphone.

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Marvel has talked about a standalone ‘Black Widow’ movie

Black Widow won favor among audiences with her role in The Avengers, and many have asked whether a standalone movie featuring her will come about. The answer to that is still who knows. However, at least for the hopefuls out there, the prospect is looking promising in light of a recent interview with actress Scarlett Johansson, who said she has … Continue reading

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NASA Says Nobody’s Getting to Mars Without Its Help

NASA really wants humans make it to Mars, and it also really wants to be the one that gets us there. In fact, NASA administrator Charles Bolden went so far as to say that “No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars.” Read more...

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Playing Candy Crush Saga non-stop for 8 weeks ruptures man’s thumb tendon

BlackBerry users from days of yore may remember the condition that was jokingly dubbed BlackBerry thumb — that is, a repetitive strain injury caused by tapping the device's buttons over and over again for long periods of time.

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Steve Wozniak, Stan Lee to launch Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016

There are a large number of comic book conventions held throughout the year all across the US, and with the events rapidly becoming mainstream popular in recent years, especially San Diego's con every summer, it's not surprising to see new ones spring up.

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