Technology Trends

After Math: Get outta my dreams, get into my rocket ship

Jeff Bezos has been trying to get biz-ay. And failing spectacularly at it.

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Scientists discover new type of magnet with potential to improve data storage tech

A team of physicists from New York University have discovered a brand-new type of magnet that differs from any other known to exist. Called a “singlet-based magnet,” it was found within a compound of uranium and antimony known as USb2, and because it can change between magnetized and unmagnetized states quickly and easily, it has the potential to improve data … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic donates SpaceShipTwo rocket motor to the Smithsonian

You might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's (VSS Unity) historic rocket motor to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This is the...

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Anthem 4K launch trailer gives Iron Man hat tip with Ozzy

There’s a new Anthem trailer out there today, the big one, the launch trailer, the one with Ozzy in it. The Ozzy is subtle, and it’s not strictly Iron Man, exactly, but it’s close enough.

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The next ‘Stranger Things’ novel is a Chief Hopper detective story

Stranger Things season 3 won't be coming out until Independence Day, but you can get your Upside Down fix way before it lands on Netflix. The sci-fi hit's first companion novel entitled Suspicious Minds just came out a few days ago, but Netflix has a...

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NASA begins search for partners to help land astronauts on the Moon

NASA is taking the next big step toward eventually putting astronauts back on the Moon. The space agency is seeking US-based partners to develop reusable systems for landing astronauts on the Moon, and it will support studies and related work on developing these technologies. NASA published a formal request for proposals yesterday and will be accepting them through March 25

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Fitbit’s latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance

Fitbit has quietly released a new activity tracker, but don't expect to buy one yourself -- if anything, it'll be issued to you. The company's new Inspire is a fitness band intended for companies that plan to issue wearables en masse, whether it's y...

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Japan nears e-waste goal for making Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals

Japan has nearly hit its goal for collecting e-waste that will be used to create the 2020 Tokyo Olympics medals, officials have announced. The nation announced plans to make the medals primarily from metal harvested from old smartphones and other gadgets back in early 2017.

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Dell recalls hybrid laptop power adapters over shock risks

Dell's Hybrid Power Adapter is a clever way to keep your laptop running when you're far from a wall outlet, but some models pose a safety risk. The PC maker has issued a recall for versions of the combo power brick and battery bank made between Janu...

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Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

So you’re already addicted to buying things from Amazon, but you want someone to tell you what to buy next, right? Imagine a world where the 1990’s least exciting television channel, QVC, became popular again here in the internet age. That reality is… real… now with Amazon Live.

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