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Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing the first stage of its daunting mission to travel across the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop solo flight without fuel. The plane …

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Google Doodle Honors Prince With a Virtual Purple Rain

Google Doodle Honors Prince With a Virtual Purple Rain

Google commemorated musical artist Prince, who died on Thursday, with a special version of its homepage logo. The Google Doodle for Prince is basically a purple version of the typically multi-colored Google logo, with animated purple rain falling in the background — a reference to Prince’s hit song and 1984 film “Purple Rain.” Click on …

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Apple Releases 12-inch MacBooks with Skylake Processors, New Rose Gold Option

Apple Releases 12-inch MacBooks with Skylake Processors, New Rose Gold Option

Apple has updated its 12-inch MacBook, first launched in March last year, with the latest Intel Skylake processors, better graphics and longer battery life. The design remains unchanged. It still features a 13.1mm-thin all-metal unibody frame that weighs a mere 920g, but now comes in four aluminium finishes instead of …

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Government Urges Windows Users to Delete QuickTime From Computers

Government urges Windows users to delete QuickTime from computers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Anyone running QuickTime on their Windows computer is being urged by the government to uninstall the program right away. The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert on Friday, noting that Apple will stop providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. That change can leave users vulnerable, and there’s a risk hackers …

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VIDEO Zapata Racing Founder Franky Zapata Testing New Hoverboard ‘Flyboard Air’

VIDEO Zapata Racing Founder Franky Zapata Testing New Hoverboard 'Flyboard Air'

The training engines are off people! There is now a real hoverboard that would get the Green Goblin giddy with maniacal delight and it’s called the Flyboard Air. Oh, and it can go up to 93 mph and fly 10,000 feet in the air. No, you did not read those numbers wrong. The Flyboard Air …

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Tesla Has Received 325,000 Preorders for Tesla Model 3

Tesla Has Received 325,000 Preorders for Tesla Model 3

Tesla Motors says worldwide orders for its new lower-priced Model 3 electric car have hit 325,000. CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter Thursday that the number is still rising. Over 325k cars or ~$14B in preorders in first week. Only 5% ordered max of two, suggesting low levels of speculation. — Elon …

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Nintendo 64: Modder Builds Small PC Inside Shell of Old Gaming System

Nintendo 64: Modder Builds Small PC Inside Shell of Old Gaming System

Here’s a great way to trick people into thinking the N64 is capable of running new PC games, without using any emulators. Modder Istartedthewar has hidden a small PC inside an old Nintendo 64. Nothing suspicious on the front. The back of the case reveals that something’s not quite right with the …

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Samsung Electronics: Company May Introduce Foldable Smartphone Tablet in 2017

Samsung Electronics: Company May Introduce Foldable Smartphone Tablet in 2017

Samsung’s long-rumoured foldable smartphone could be coming out in 2017, according to reports. Korean technology site ETNews, who cite industry insiders, said the device will look like a regular 5-inch smartphone, slightly smaller than the new Samsung Galaxy S7. Once unfolded, the device’s screen will expand to seven inches, the size of a small tablet.   …

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Video: Man Creates Lifelike Scarlett Johansson Robot Using 3D Printer

Video: Man Creates Lifelike Scarlett Johansson Robot Using 3D Printer

A Hong Kong man has created a $50,000 life-size humanoid robot prototype in the image of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old product and graphic designer who has been obsessed with robots since his childhood, spent more than a year building a lifelike bot from scratch. Named Mark …

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