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NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Lands After Successful Test

  NASA’s “flying saucer” device made a hard landing in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, ending what the space agency deemed a successful test after attempts earlier in June were cancelled due to high winds. A large helium balloon lifted the device, called a low-density supersonic decelerator, 120,000 feet. During its descent, an inflatable so-called […]

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Reboot And Reuse: Apple Offering Free Recycling Of Its Gadgets

  Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple with an environmental section […]

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'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Has The Power To Turn On Your Xbox One

  Yo, Aaron Paul, please stop turning on everyone’s Xbox consoles. The Breaking Bad star’s commercial for Microsoft’s Xbox One has apparently been interacting with Xbox One owners in real life. In the ad, Paul uses some of the Xbox Kinect’s voice commands, such as “Xbox on.” When an Xbox One owner with a Kinect […]

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Can You Trust Smartphone Breathalyzers?

Alcohoot, a new breathalyzer that connects to the iPhone, is the latest device to help people measure their blood alcohol content. Despite their convenience, some debate has arisen in term of the accuracy of these personal smartphone breathalyzers. Should you count on personal breathalyzers to decide whether it’s safe for you to drive?

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Computer Fools Humans, Passes Turing Test For First Time

  The realm of computer-to-human intellect just bridged a small gap recently! For the first time ever, a computer has successfully convinced people into thinking it’s an actual human in the iconic “Turing Test.”  

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Selfies Can Now Be Used as Passwords

  FaceCrypt is a new app that will let you hide all of the important personal information on your iPhone or iPad behind a selfie. The app allows you to take a picture, but the subject must blink in order to gain access. Meaning we all know, but can’t use, Kim Kardashian’s password.

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Inside Apple's Plan To Automate Your Home

  If you think of all your home’s lights, climate controls and automation gadgets as a set of Russian nesting dolls, you start to understand Apple HomeKit–and its database-driven approach to home automation. During a HomeKit introduction session at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, an Apple engineer described how virtually every home, […]

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