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  • SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday. With waves from the Gulf of Mexico crashing...

  • Religious groups lobby FCC for open Internet

    In a letter sent to the FCC on Sept. 15, the groups highlighted the importance of a free and open Internet to the religious community as a means of connecting with members and advocating for justice in a —œcrowded and over-commercialized media environment.—�

  • Hoax urges users to microwave their iPhones

    The parody announcement says "Wave" can charge devices wirelessly through the use of "microwave frequencies" and that a new baseband driver makes the feature possible.

  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The iPhone is available in the U.S.,...

  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate,...

  • Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

    PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident. Bernard Boudaille of France's accident investigation authority BEA says investigators still don't know what brought down...

  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California...

  • App helps diners choose local-food restaurants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer demand for local food is extending far beyond weekend farmers markets and CSA programs; it's reaching restaurant menus. Last year, the National Restaurant Association surveyed 1,300 professional chefs on the most desired foods, beverages and culinary themes in the...

  • Disrupting the student loan bubble

    Government policies to extend student loans to help cover the cost of college are creating the very problem they purport to solve. Easy credit drives up the demand for higher education, which in turn drives up the price.

  • Oops: Feds give out wrong contact information for data security effort

    The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a press release that announced $3 million in grants for projects intended to "improve online security and privacy."

  • Feds funding efforts to create single Internet password

    The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires logging in and verifying identity.

  • Alibaba expert: 'End of U.S. dominance in world tech'

    The explosive success of China based Alibaba's debut on the New York stock market today is confirmation that American dominance in the tech sector on Wall Street is over, according to a world expert on the firm.

  • Border Patrol may soon wear body cameras

    The test of cameras will be worn beginning Oct. 1 to improve accountability and transparency at Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday. The National Border Patrol Council is expected to oppose the plan.

  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through...

  • Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

    BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. Until now, Chinese companies that made a splash in global stock markets were state-owned banks and oil companies. But they are big by decree, not...



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