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Forget Flying Cars. Google's Brin Secretly Builds an Airship

Wednesday  11:58,   26 april 2017
Bloomberg

Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside of Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center, according to four people with knowledge of the project. [...]

Forget Flying Cars. Google's Brin Secretly Builds an Airship

Wednesday  11:58,   26 april 2017
Bloomberg

Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside of Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center, according to four people with knowledge of the project. [...]

Twitter will begin streaming video 24/7 soon

Wednesday  11:55,   26 april 2017
MSN

Ahead of its Q1 earnings call this week, Twitter told BuzzFeed News that it plans to stream live video nonstop across its platform, making it easier for people to tune into what people are talking about. There isn’t yet a set timeline for[...]

What happens to your Facebook account after you die?

Wednesday  11:50,   26 april 2017
dw.com

A German couple is suing because Facebook won't grant them access to their dead daughter's account. The trial, which began in a Berlin court on Tuesday, touches on the complicated issue of digital legacy. Having a child die before you is[...]

Eighth time lucky: NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

Wednesday  11:50,   26 april 2017
Reuters

<p>A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.</p>The balloon,[...]

How Trump's FCC Head Plans To Attack Net Neutrality

Wednesday  02:05,   26 april 2017
Fortune

<p>Donald Trump's top telecommunications regulator, Ajit Pai, promised to bring a weed whacker to excessive government regulation. After a busy few month of eliminating Obama-era programs at the Federal Communications Commission, Pai is[...]

Uber makes plans for flying ride-hailing network

Wednesday  01:42,   26 april 2017
USA TODAY

Uber is targeting 2020 for a demonstration of ride-hailing technology that will take to the skies. The on-demand car service company — facing a leadership crisis and lawsuits over its technology — announced Tuesday at its Elevate Summit in Dallas[...]

'Ancient tree stump' spotted on Mars?

Tuesday  22:35,   25 april 2017
FOX News

UFO hunters claim that an image taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover shows an ancient tree stump on the surface of the Red Planet. A video posted to YouTube by Paranormal Crucible highlights the feature on the surface of Mars, speculating that it[...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Faces iPhone 8 Delay as Galaxy S8 Shatters Sales Records

Tuesday  21:06,   25 april 2017
InvestorPlace

It seems as though Apple and Samsung have switched positions.But with U.S. Galaxy S8 sales up over last year’s Galaxy S7 pre-orders, and more signs of iPhone 8 delays, momentum seems to have shifted to[...]

Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

Tuesday  20:41,   25 april 2017
Associated Press

Animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation that closely mimics mom.Today, premature infants weighing as little as a pound are hooked to ventilators and other machines inside incubators. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is[...]

Wikipedia founder aims to "fix the news" with crowd-funded website

Tuesday  19:01,   25 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Jimmy Wales said Wikitribune would be free to read and carry no advertising.</p>Jimmy Wales said the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it, while the accuracy of[...]

Google's Waymo begins free driverless taxi service

Tuesday  17:30,   25 april 2017
International Business Times

<p>Waymo has begun offering free rides to the public in a new fleet of self-driving minivans.&nbsp;</p>The Chrysler Pacifica is Waymo's vehicle of choice for the trial, which is referred to by the company as an "early rider program" and is [...]

Xiaomi phones will be available in the U.S. by 2019

Tuesday  15:20,   25 april 2017
CNET

Xiaomi's new global head lays down a new timeline for the Chinese manufacturer's U.S. plans.That's because the Chinese manufacturer's phone will launch in the U.S. "in two years, if not sooner." Xiaomi's new global head Wang Xiang confirmed[...]

Apple delays release of first original series 'Carpool Karaoke'

Tuesday  15:02,   25 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) Apple Music has delayed the release of its first original video series, an adaptation of comedian James Corden's popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment, the company said.</p>At the Code Media conference in[...]

Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

Tuesday  12:40,   25 april 2017
Associated Press

Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans. The nearly all-glass design of Samsung's Galaxy [...]