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18 min ago | KFVS12

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as early as next week at an outcrop of rocks called Pahrump Hills.

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4 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

App enables music artists, fans to collaborate via Web

Drummer Stewart Copeland is using an app called WholeWorldBrand to connect with his fans and to let amateur musicians collaborate with him on a new track. Drummer and founding Police member Stewart Copeland is ready for a jam session in his home studio, which he calls the Sacred Grove.

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Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Rap, Black Entertainment, Ipad, iPod touchiPad App, iPad App, iPhone App, GarageBand, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, 10cc, Pop/Rock

8 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch? The technology company was a late entrant into many of its most prominent product categories: the iPod wasn't the first digital music player and the iPad wasn't the first tablet. But in most cases, the innovation the company infused into its devices ignited previously dormant markets - - and Apple products became "must haves."

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Related Topix: Music Players, Apple, Startups, Watches, Ipad

12 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Berkeley: Woman falls three stories to escape apartment fire

Firefighters were called to the three-story building in the 3100 block of King Street at 9:01 a.m. on reports of a fire with residents trapped inside a top floor apartment, Berkeley fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said. Before firefighters arrived, a woman fell while possibly trying to jump from the burning apartment into a nearby tree, Webb said.

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17 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

Big solar storm in space has impact here on Earth

A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday. Thanks to a relatively strong solar storm, those living in northern parts of the United States had a chance to take in the vivid colors that normally can only be seen from extremely high latitudes.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA, Astronomy, Science

21 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Thinking big

Bold Innovation Group partners Eric Boisjoli , Stefan Maynard, Jason Myers amd Yvan Boisjoli will launch a photo-sharing social-media platform called Picticipate. Compared with the Apple App Store's candy-shop feel -- all sorts of sweet, cheap fun for less than a buck -- the Shopify app store is more like a tool shop that will help your online retail operation make more money.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Internet, iPhone

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Republic

Indiana inventor's game explores origins of life

His newest invention is a 3-D board game called "Mutation," a clicking, clacking puzzle ball. It's best described as tic-tac-toe on the surface of a sphere, but players are limited only by the rules and games they create.

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Related Topix: Games, Board Game, Inventions, Indiana

SFGate

Companies tied to Spaceport up for space contract

Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch space tourism flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America. The Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday that SpaceX, Boeing Co.

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WMAL-AM Washington

Bill Maher Takes Aim at Minnesota Congressman

Incumbent GOP Rep. John Kline's Minnesota congressional seat is a little less safe thanks to comedian and television host Bill Maher. Maher has decided to target Kline for his "Flip A District" campaign, a midterm election-themed segment on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, John Kline, Stem Cell Research

CIO

VMware and Cisco patch vulnerabilities in data-center gear and software

VMware and Cisco Systems released security fixes this week for serious vulnerabilities in networking virtualization and server software typically used in data centers. Cisco patched a persistent denial-of-service vulnerability that could prevent the out-of-band management of Cisco Unified Computing System E-Series Blade servers that are deployed in Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 .

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, High Performance Computing

SFGate

How Steve Jobs Convinced Tim Cook To Work For Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook began working for the company in 1998. He was recruited by Steve Jobs from Compaq, where he was perfectly content.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Computers

Fri Sep 12, 2014

SFGate

This Is The Best 3D Food Printer We've Seen Yet - And It Makes Stunning Desserts

One company, however, has gone a different direction, designing 3D printer that turns sugar into gorgeous geometric confections in your own kitchen. "They work a lot like making frosting," Liz von Hasseln, co-inventor of 3D Systems' ChefJet , told Business Insider.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Molecular Gastronomy, Inventions, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Candy

Brandon Sun

Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen may take first space trip in next five years

Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen has taken part in geological expeditions in the High Arctic and even lived in caves underground for several days. He's now adding a week living in an underwater environment to his credentials which he hopes will get him into space by 2020.

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Related Topix: Space, Canada, NASA, Key Largo, FL

Times Herald

Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected tonight

The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday. Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected tonight The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Solar Flare, Boulder, CO, Space

Gamasutra

Oculus CEO donates $31M to University of Maryland for computer science building

Brendan Iribe, the CEO and co-founder of Oculus VR, is donating $31 million to the University of Maryland to build a computer science building, with a focus on virtual reality tech. According to the Associated Press , the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation will be designed for virtual reality, augmented reality, computer vision and robotics.

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Related Topix: Virtual Reality, Computers

The News-Star

3 things that can devour your data plan

It's OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.

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Related Topix: Wi-Fi, Social Software

WALB-TV Albany

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards. Authorities say the current law is too weak because it allows people in other countries to avoid prosecution if they buy and sell stolen card data entirely outside the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Computer Security

Thu Sep 11, 2014

ECNmag

NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar Thursday morning, less than three months from its first test flight. The capsule - sealed for protection - slowly made its way to its fueling depot atop a 36-wheel platform.

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KSL-TV

5. Big solar storm heading toward Earth

This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won't help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. are asking a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case... Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. have asked a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case for... Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.

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