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Against Mars-a-Lago: Why SpaceX’s Mars colonization plan should terrify you

Elon Musk wants to colonize the red planet, rich people first. Don’t confuse SpaceX with NASA — this will end badly When CEO Elon Musk announced last month that his aerospace company SpaceX would be sending cargo missions to Mars by 2022 — the first step in his tourism-driven colonization plan — a small cheer went up among space and…

Windows 10 Mobile gets its final death sentence

No more new features, no more hardware — the head of Microsoft’s Windows division says Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be “a focus” for the company. Bill Gates has given up his Windows phone. HP is pulling production of its flagship Windows handset. Now Microsoft has finally seen the writing on the wall — there aren’t enough…

All-touchscreen BlackBerry Motion officially announced

New handset sports a 5.5-inch HD display, 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. The all-touchscreen BlackBerry Motion made its debut Sunday at an electronics trade show in Dubai, just days after images of the new phone leaked online. The new handset features a 5.5-inch HD display, 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery with…

After a month off, SpaceX returns with two launch attempts in three days

Company remains on pace for 20 launches this year, smashing previous records. SpaceX has made 13 successful launches this year, and with every additional flight it continues to add to its record for total number of missions in a calendar year. The company’s previous high-water mark for launches came in 2016, with eight. But SpaceX…

The incredible story of this super-rare songbird will blow your mind

Scientists have searched far and wide for decades for the elusive Liberian Greenbul, only to discover it may have never existed in the first place. As we recently reported, scientists have just determined that an extremely rare songbird called the Liberian Greenbul may have never existed at all, but it’s the truly bizarre way that…

The hard tech behind Google’s simple Clips camera

Maybe the biggest surprise of Google’s hardware event today was the launch of Clips, a small stand-alone AI-driven camera that can capture up to three hours of video and images and then automatically select the best moments for you. I’m not sure how well Clips will do in the marketplace, but technically, it’s a fascinating product. During…

Pixel 2 dethrones iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in camera rankings

Well, that was quick! The iPhone 8 Plus had a short reign at camera testing outfit DxOMark as “the best smartphone camera we’ve ever tested” — the Galaxy Note 8 tied it after only a few weeks. And now Google’s Pixel 2 has bested them both. Citing excellent video performance, great color and scene reproduction, incredibly fast and accurate autofocus,…

Google is using its biggest advantage as a weapon to totally embarrass Apple

Hardware, as they say, is hard. Building something complex like a smartphone is tough enough as it is; selling enough of them to overcome the lousy profit margins and high costs of manufacturing only makes it harder. Major companies like Google are not immune to these realities. So when Google launched the first Pixel smartphone last year, it…

THERE IS A CAMERA THAT TAKES PANORAMIC PICTURES WHEN THROWN INTO THE AIR.

I can already see major tourist cities full of flying balls in the air. This patent pending camera is designed to capture 360-degree photography when thrown into the air. When at the peak of its journey upwards, the ball initiates 36 cameras to take pictures simultaneously and create a panoramic photo, that later can be…

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