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2 hours ago Richard Branson Reacts to Virgin Galactic Crash
Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, sent out a message on Twitter on Friday after his company's SpaceShipTwo rocket exploded.






11 hours ago Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight
One crew member was killed and another badly injured when the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed in California’s Mojave Desert.






14 hours ago Professors Mock 'Sexy Ph.D.' Costume on Amazon
Looking for a Ph.D. in awful Halloween costumes? Well, you might want to head to Amazon, where this fine ensemble was spotted earlier this week.






14 hours ago Why Does My Wireless Carrier Slow My Internet Speed?
Unlimited data plans are no longer what they used to be.






14 hours ago Amazon Reveals Diversity Stats: Lots of White Males
Amazon's workforce demographics show it's not quite as monochromatic as some others in the industry, but still short on women and minorities.






17 hours ago Tech or Treat! Halloween Stunts From Google, Lyft, Amazon
Silicon Valley is feeling festive this Halloween, with tech companies offering treats like a mummy T-Rex or a ride with an otherworldly passenger.






20 hours ago Shazam for the Birds: New App Names That Tweet
Can't tell the difference between a mistle thrush and a chaffinch, a parakeet and a pigeon? A mobile app is in the works that can identify bird songs.






20 hours ago The New GoPro Cameras: Everything You Need to Know
Last month GoPro introduced a new lineup of products. This includes two new top-of-the-line GoPros and the company’s first entry-level camera.






20 hours ago FCC Net Neutrality Plan May Make No One Happy
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering a novel strategy that would combine elements of the FCC’s options for enforcing rules on Internet providers.






20 hours ago Pirate Bay Founder Jailed for Hacking Data
A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison.






Yesterday Lured to ISIS: Denver Teens Chatted With Recruiter: Report
Three Denver teens became radicalized online and chatted with an ISIS recruiter for a year before their attempted flight to Syria, report says.






Yesterday Flying Cars Looking to Revolutionize Your Commute
This flying car is lightweight and efficient enough to soar across the country, and small enough to fit into the parking spot at work.






Yesterday Denver Teens Chatted Online With ISIS: Report
Three Denver teens became radicalized online and chatted with an ISIS recruiter for a year before their attempted flight to Syria, report says.






Yesterday Will Tim Cook Pave the Way for Other Gay CEOs?
As one of the most powerful tech executives in the world, Cook holds a unique position from which he can show the way for other gay corporate leaders.






Yesterday Question Mark: Facebook's Zuckerberg Plans Public Q&A
Have a burning question for Mark Zuckerberg? Next Thursday, he might answer it.






Yesterday Get Ready for Video Ads in Your Instagram Feed
Starting on Thursday, Instagram users will begin seeing advertisements from Activision, Lancome, Disney, the CW and Banana Republic






Yesterday IBM Supercomputer Watson Will Mine Millions of Tweets
It’s part of a deal the two companies announced on Wednesday that’s designed to let IBM’s clients mine the 500 million daily Twitter messages.






Yesterday Can a Class Shake Off the Effects of Social Media?
A class called “Alone Together: Finding Intimacy in the Age of Facebook” aims to explore the effects of social media — sometimes by giving it up.






Yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud To Be Gay'
With his announcement, Cook becomes the first Fortune 500 chief executive to come out publicly.






Yesterday China's Internet 'Tough Guy' Doesn't Fear Tycoons
Tycoons may dominate China’s Internet industry but they pose no threat to the Communist party’s ability to control cyberspace, an official said.






Yesterday 'Microsoft Band' Fitness Wearable Launches for $199
Microsoft debuted a device that will allow users to monitor their fitness and health regimen, marking the software company's debut into wearable tech.






Oct 29, 2014 America's First Website Returns to Life
America's first website has been resurrected by an archival team at Stanford University with a new archival tool.






Oct 29, 2014 Google Glass Ban Is Now Playing at a Theater Near You
The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners are banning wearable recording devices in the cinema.






Oct 29, 2014 Rocket Blast Teaches Teens Cost of Discovery
The explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket bound for the space station taught a hard lesson to students whose experiments were on board.






Oct 29, 2014 Apple Exec Explains iOS 8 Rollout Bug: Re/Code
Joswiak acknowledged the mistake — but said the problem resided in how the software was “wrapped,” not with the update itself.






Oct 29, 2014 Apple Pay Rival CurrentC Says Customer Emails Hacked
One of Apple's competitors in the mobile payment market sent out an email Wednesday telling users it has been breached, CNBC confirmed.






Oct 29, 2014 Metal Patch May Be From Earhart's Lost Plane: Report
Researchers say they may have identified a piece of the airplane flown by vanished aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Oct 29, 2014 Fragment May Be From Earhart's Lost Plane: Report
Researchers say they may have identified a piece of the airplane flown by vanished aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Discovery News reported on Wednesday.






Oct 29, 2014 18.5 Million Californians' Data at Risk in 2013: Report
Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians at risk in 2013, the state AG reported on Tuesday.






Oct 29, 2014 Poynt Puts Every Real-World Payment Option in a Tablet
The creator of Google Wallet is revolutionize payments again with a new terminal that lets retailers do a lot more than swipe a credit card.