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Nissan NSC-2015 self-driving car with LTE and smartphone connectivity (test-ride with video)

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NCC-1701 is the machine that took the world's imaginations to strange new worlds in the '60s. If Nissan has its way, NSC-2015 will be the machine that keeps us out of strange new parking lots. It's a concept car from Nissan, part of the CEATEC 2012 Smart Mobility Zero...
Nissan NSC-2015 self-driving car with LTE and smartphone connectivity (test-ride with video)

Explore Strange New Worlds With Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon

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Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon is a one-button side-scroller in the vein of the Helicopter Game or Jetpack Joyride, but with its own unique twist. Players take control of Sir Benfro and his balloon as they explore strange and fantastic worlds filled with weird creatures, complete with wonderful sound effects and...
Explore Strange New Worlds With Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon

Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

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The Commercial Times relays a report from Daiwa Securities that the iPhone 5 is expected to launch at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012. Daiwa Securities also claims that the iPhone 5 will utilize "glass to glass" touch panel technology which will benefit TPK Holding...
Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

Apple's Stock Off to Fast Start in 2012 with 50-Point Gain in January

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With stock trading for January coming to a close today, Apple's performance for the first month of 2012 has been notable, with the company's stock riding strong earnings to a monthly gain of over 50 points that has increased its price by nearly 13%. Much of that gain came alongside...
Apple's Stock Off to Fast Start in 2012 with 50-Point Gain in January

iPad 3 Event in March, A 'Strange' Event in February?

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Japanese blog Macotakara has posted a follow-up to their previous claim of a February iPad 3 media event. The original report had claimed that Apple would hold an iPad 3 media event in February with product launch in March. We had expressed some doubts about the long lead time between...
iPad 3 Event in March, A 'Strange' Event in February?

NASA's Kepler telescope crippled by technical failures

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Kepler's mission to find strange new worlds may be at an end after serious technical failures afflict NASA's famous space telescope. [Read more]...
NASA's Kepler telescope crippled by technical failures

DailyDirt: The Rest Of The Universe

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There's a lot we don't know about the universe. Until relatively recently, we weren't even sure how big the universe is. Telescopes looking deep into space have gathered a lot of interesting information, and we're finding all sorts of strange phenomena and types of extra-solar planets. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: The Rest Of The Universe

No Apple Event Scheduled for February

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Earlier today, Japanese blog Macotakara claimed that Apple will be holding an "unusual" event in February, backtracking somewhat on its earlier claim of an early February iPad 3 event. The Loop's well-connected Jim Dalrymple now reports that Apple will not hold an event in February, indicating that observers waiting for...
No Apple Event Scheduled for February

Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad

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While companies such as Avid and Adobe have attempted to capitalize on Apple's Final Cut Pro X missteps by wooing users in need of professional video editing and production software, AllThingsD notes that Avid is pushing forward on the mobile "prosumer" front with its just-launched Avid Studio [App Store] app...
Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad

One giant leap for science fiction: how Gollancz has gone digital

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SF publisher Gollancz is positioning itself at the forefront of digital innovation, funding tie-ins with the game industry online and striking a five-figure book deal via TwitterPublishing used to be a simple process. A writer would send in three chapters of their book, a synopsis and a stamped, self-addressed envelope....
One giant leap for science fiction: how Gollancz has gone digital

Dylan’s Desk: A spaceship is the perfect gift for the billionaire who has everything

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Now that Planetary Resources has unveiled its plans to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new deposits of platinum and water, and to strip-mine them and shuttle them back to secure facilities back on our home planet, I think it’s time to take ask the question we’ve all...
Dylan’s Desk: A spaceship is the perfect gift for the billionaire who has everything

Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'

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MacRumors reader Tony Hart notes on his blog that after emailing Apple CEO Tim Cook with his thoughts on the company's selection of Dixons CEO John Browett as the next head of retail, he received a personal response in which Cook noted that Browett was "the best by far" among...
Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'

Alt-week 1.26.13: quadruple DNA helixes, Byzantine mutants and battling hospital bugs

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Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. In isolation, this week's stories are all pretty notable, but if you put them together, it begins to sound a lot like the plot of a movie. Four-stranded DNA, a database of...
Alt-week 1.26.13: quadruple DNA helixes, Byzantine mutants and battling hospital bugs

Apple Had 'Worked On' Offering a High-Definition Music Format

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In an interview with AllThingsD, recording artist Neil Young revealed that he had discussed high definition music formats with Apple's Steve Jobs prior to his death. The interview is summarized by CNet, in which Young claims that MP3s have just "5 percent of the data present in the original recording."...
Apple Had 'Worked On' Offering a High-Definition Music Format

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3 with New Language Support and Bug Fixes

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Apple today released OS X 10.7.3, the third maintenance update to OS X Lion. The update is available via Software Update and Apple's download pages.The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of...
Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3 with New Language Support and Bug Fixes
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