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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, GRPN, YHOO)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. The iPhone won the holiday season in the US and Japan; Android won everywhere else. Yahoo is sending "Welcome" packages to former employees, asking them to come back. Groupon canceled all of its...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, GRPN, YHOO)

ESA, NASA test interplanetary internet by remote controlling a Lego robot from the ISS

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NASA (and the ESA) have long been working on a multi-planet internet that can link up spaceships, probes and rovers, but they've at last brought the experimentation from the broad scale to smaller dimensions. Lego bricks, to be exact. International Space Station expedition lead Sunita Williams recently steered a...
ESA, NASA test interplanetary internet by remote controlling a Lego robot from the ISS

Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining project sounds like pure science fiction, but it’s closer than you think

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Planetary Resources has revealed its asteroid mining plans ahead of its press conference later today, detailing a project that will see the company send unmanned probes into space to extract and deliver rare metals and water back to Earth. Backed by Google executives, filmmaker James Cameron and other notable investors,...
Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining project sounds like pure science fiction, but it’s closer than you think

NASA Signs $335 Million Deal to Fly on Russian Spaceships

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NASA Signs $335 Million Deal to Fly on Russian Spaceships
Humans Love Apple Events Because Humans Love Spaceships

Engineers: Stop running away from advertising

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If I haven’t lost you yet, and you’re done rolling your eyes, hear me out. Is it me, or does it seem like the vast majority of engineers are turning their backs on the very foundation that led to their fancy salaries, foosball tables, and Aeron chairs? Jumping on the...
Engineers: Stop running away from advertising
European Space Agency wants you and your drone to help it dock spaceships

Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale

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We recently saw research that suggested negative radiation pressure in light could lead to a practical tractor beam. A partnership between the Czech Republic's Institute of Scientific Instruments and Scotland's University of St. Andrews can show that it's more than just theory: the two have successfully created an optical...
Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale

Digital money talks, even when it trades in hats and hamburgers | Helen Lewis

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The often bizarre trade in virtual goods exposes some timeless truths about human natureBetween the Bitcoin bubble and horror stories of kids running up £3,000 bills on their parents' iPad apps, digital money has a reputation problem. Instinctively, we worry that it's too insubstantial, and spending it is too frictionless.But like it or...
Digital money talks, even when it trades in hats and hamburgers | Helen Lewis

ELON MUSK: 'If We Published Patents, It Would Be Farcical'

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The patent system has been getting a lot of heat lately, especially with the high-profile fight between Apple and Samsung. Superhero entrepreneur Elon Musk just avoids patents altogether with his super high-tech space venture SpaceX.  You would think you'd want to protect your intellectual property when you're building complicated things...
ELON MUSK: 'If We Published Patents, It Would Be Farcical'

Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

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Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game to teach children with anger issues how to temper their emotions. Dubbed RAGE (Regulate and Gain Emotional) Control, the game tasks players with blasting...
Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check
Flight Control Rocket takes Firemint’s classic to the stars
With $3.2M in funding, Dekko unveils a clever tech to insert animations into the real world

Biofeedback video game helps kids control anger

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In RAGE Control, users with elevated heart rates lose the ability to shoot enemy spaceships and must calm down to get their game back on. [Read more]...
Biofeedback video game helps kids control anger
Angry Birds Space gets geeky with awesome real-life demo from NASA (video)

Where’s My Perry?, The Amazing Spider-Man and more on this week’s Android app charts

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The very top of the Android charts were once again dominated by apps we’ve seen many times before. However, some new apps managed to make impressive debuts, most likely because of the popularity and support of the bigger franchises behind them. Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man benefited from a simultaneous release...
Where’s My Perry?, The Amazing Spider-Man and more on this week’s Android app charts

HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape

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Late last summer, Huffington Post launched a streaming video news service, backed by 100 employees, lots of cash and a heap of hype. So how’s it going? Pretty good, says HuffPost Live boss Roy Sekoff. Especially if you choose to look at HuffPost Live as a video clip generator: Sekoff...
HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape

Plants vs. Zombies coming to Facebook with Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

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No, the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies hasn’t arrived yet (it’s coming this summer). But in the meantime, PopCap is introducing an adaptation of the original game called Plants vs. Zombies Adventures and bringing it to Facebook. The Electronic Arts-owned studio today announced the new game, which the company...
Plants vs. Zombies coming to Facebook with Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

Dead Space 3 - review

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PS3, Xbox 360, PC, EA, cert: 18Dead Space returns, bringing with it a shift from dark and claustrophobic spaceships to an ice world. For the most part the change works well - having the horrifying Necromorphs leap out from a blizzard can be every bit as scary as from a...
Dead Space 3 - review

Pea-shooting plant fans rejoice: Plants vs. Zombies sequel coming in July

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While we don’t have many more details about the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap did just release a new video on YouTube featuring several people from all ages begging the company to release Plants vs Zombies 2, including Microsoft’s “Major Nelson” Larry Hryb. “It’s about time,” the video states. PopCap also offered...
Pea-shooting plant fans rejoice: Plants vs. Zombies sequel coming in July
Donuts and penguins are weapons of war When Vikings Attack (review)

Andreessen-Horowitz partners say they’ll give half of their profits to charity

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Following the example set by philanthropists like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, the venture capitalists at Andreessen Horowitz have made a joint pledge to donate at least half of their substantial incomes to charity. The firm’s six general partners all made the commitment, announced today in a blog post...
Andreessen-Horowitz partners say they’ll give half of their profits to charity

Amid Boeing's 787 Scare, Competitor Elon Musk Takes To The Media

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While Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plans are literally going up in flames, Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has "put it on the line" over at Flightglobal. A Boeing Competitor Musk wrote the aviation media site to say that "the [battery] pack architecture supplied to Boeing is inherently unsafe." Boeing,...
Amid Boeing's 787 Scare, Competitor Elon Musk Takes To The Media

Ready My Cyanide Capsule!: Space Invader IRL

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Space Invaders: apparently they're not just really crappy 8-bit spaceships like I was hoping. They...are much, MUCH more terrifying. Not gonna lie, if it came down to having to fight these things to save earth I'd probably just say "f*** it" "I'm way too drunk for this shit" and...
Ready My Cyanide Capsule!: Space Invader IRL
NASA to deliver commercial space flight program progress update today at 2PM ET

HOWTO Make a Admiral Ackbar paper-bag puppet

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Our pal Bonnie Burton has a new book out, the The Star Wars Craft Book. It includes this swell cephalodic puppet: "By reusing a paper lunch bag, you're recycling while making a cool puppet of Admiral Ackbar from Return of the Jedi. Have fun making other character bag puppets...
HOWTO Make a Admiral Ackbar paper-bag puppet
Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA's hallowed Mission Control Center

US State Department Official Killed In Libya Was A Top Online Gamer

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Sean Smith, the U.S. state department official killed along with three other Americans in an attack in Libya last night, was a top player in the online game EVE. Known online as Vile Rat, Smith played the games since 2006 and intermittently served on the sci-fi massively multiplayer online player-elected Council. ...
US State Department Official Killed In Libya Was A Top Online Gamer

Earth Defence Force 2017 Portable - review

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PS Vita; Namco Bandai; download £35Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewEarth Defence Force 2017 Portable exists for one reason: to let you and two carefully chosen weapons from your arsenal loose on a relentless alien horde. As they pour out of vast motherships, it's an exercise in crowd...
Earth Defence Force 2017 Portable - review
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