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Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.1 is hot off the digital press

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Today may be the official first day of the rest of our lives CES, but we've already seen plenty of touchscreen laptops and UHD TVs. We've run ourselves ragged, covering every last bit of news worth your time, but we understand not everyone has the wherewithal to read every...
Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.1 is hot off the digital press

Apple's Growth Rate Was Absolutely Smashed Last Quarter (AAPL)

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Here's one chart from Apple's earnings that immediately jumps out. The company's EPS growth of 20% was at its lowest in the last ten quarters. The revenue growth rate was 23%, also pretty weak compared to recent quarters. What's worse is that Apple's guidance suggests the growth is going to...
Apple's Growth Rate Was Absolutely Smashed Last Quarter (AAPL)

Watch a Bunch of Fire Ants Destroy Technology

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Fire Ants, those scorching stinging insects, have a strange attraction to technology but no one really knows why. From tearing up wires and creating short circuits, fire ants just love to destroy technology. Watch them in action in this video from BBC Earth. More »...
Watch a Bunch of Fire Ants Destroy Technology
Watch live as a record-breaking asteroid passes the Earth

Shocking Study Finds Hackers Are 'Antisocial Man-Children Who Live In Their Parents' Basements'

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A typical hacker. (Photo: Tumblr) A new study published by the University of Montreal has yielded earth-shattering conclusions that are sure to rock the public’s fundamental understanding of computer hackers. Largely considered to be clean-shaven upstanding adults residing in beautifully-kept apartments and boasting impressively high emotional IQs, the study has revealed...
Shocking Study Finds Hackers Are 'Antisocial Man-Children Who Live In Their Parents' Basements'

Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

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If a vehicle outfitted with Audi Connect has found its way into your garage, T-Mobile has a pair of new data plans for you to consider. Dropping $450 nets car owners 30 months of "full data services" to power the infotainment system, which packs features including Google Earth, real-time...
Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

Russian Soyuz capsule brings three station fliers back to Earth

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A Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and a European Space Agency physician-astronaut closed out a six-month stay in space early Sunday with a pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan. [Read more]...
Russian Soyuz capsule brings three station fliers back to Earth
Amnesty International's 'Trial by Timeline' scans Facebook, maps out your crimes across the globe

If You Want to See a Dreamliner Up Close

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The Atlantic is hosting an "Innovation Summit," next Tuesday, May 8, at the architecturally interesting old Terminal A of DC National Airport. Full details are available on our site. I have day-job reasons for being at the conference, including doing a Q-and-A with Michael T. Jones, the "Chief Technology Advocate"...
If You Want to See a Dreamliner Up Close

The first private mission to Mars will launch in 2018 and use poop for radiation shielding

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Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist, plans to send a married couple to Mars in 2018. The married couple will leave Earth in January, orbit Mars at an altitude of 100 miles (160km) in August, and then return home. The entire journey will last a total of 501 days;...
The first private mission to Mars will launch in 2018 and use poop for radiation shielding
Tonight: Get the clearest, brightest view of Saturn in years
How The iWatch Could Fix Apple Maps (AAPL)
Russian meteor was the biggest in over 100 years, says NASA
Modeling the Yellowstone magma plume with a vat of sugar water
Mars is the new moon: why space explorers will never be the same
Google Business Photos goes to Canada, Ireland and Netherlands

Review: House of Marley Riddim On-Ear Headphones

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House of Marley is a fairly new entrant in the headphone market, arriving in late 2011 among a host of other celebrity branded headphones. In order to standout in the crowded market, House of Marley decide to make it their goal to not only offer top audio-quality products, but to...
Review: House of Marley Riddim On-Ear Headphones

2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

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A comet set to pass by the Earth could be the brightest in memory, and it's not the only one coming for a visit next year. [Read more]...
2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

Picture of the Day: The Gale Crater, From Mars to Earth

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Yesterday, Alexis Madrigal examined the process of white-balancing photos. The process makes photos from Mars appear as if they were shot under Earth-sunlight, allowing geologists to apply their decades of intuition about, well, how rocks should look to photos from Mars. From NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, here's another...
Picture of the Day: The Gale Crater, From Mars to Earth
See imagery of the Earth from the first weather satellite, taken 53 years ago
Google Earth to get radically better 3D images, new UI on iOS and Android

YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

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Cross posted from the Blog de YouTube en Español Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube. So today,...
YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

Earth-skimming DA14 asteroid contains $195 billion of minerals, if we can catch it

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On Friday, asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within 17,200 (27,700km) of Earth. DA14 is about 50 meters wide, and will be the closest ever fly-by of a celestial body that astronomers have known about in advance. If that wasn't thrilling enough, though, celestial mining company Deep Space Industries is saying...
Earth-skimming DA14 asteroid contains $195 billion of minerals, if we can catch it
Judge in Samsung's Australian patent suit against Apple calls proceedings 'ridiculous' as trial begins
Booting Up: Is CES Cool? (No. Yes. Maybe?)

Why Facebook Thinks It Is Like A Chair

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Today Facebook revealed its first-ever TV spot, produced by advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy. The gist: Facebook is like a chair. "Chairs are for people. And that is why chairs are like Facebook," the ad explains. Zuckerberg gave an additional explanation, after announcing Facebook had reached 1 billion active users:...
Why Facebook Thinks It Is Like A Chair
Seattle snapshots: Northern Lights visible late Monday

Meteorite Strikes Are Actually Quite Common

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Earth gets hit up to 10 times a year, experts say....
Meteorite Strikes Are Actually Quite Common

Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle

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It may be obvious now, but when Heliocentrism was cooked up by Nicolaus Copernicus, he was branded a heretic. The idea that the Earth orbited the Sun, conceived without the aid of any equipment, would only be proved half a century later, when Galileo built a telescope and pointed...
Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power
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