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SpaceX Dragon capsule leaves International Space Station

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(Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a month-long stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and headed for a splash-down in the Pacific Ocean. NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore used the station’s robotic crane to release the capsule, built...(more) 

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Meet Night Cable, the only iPhone charging cable made for your bedroom

a shared story    2 hours 1 minute ago
Many people charge their smartphones every night because most handsets can’t yet offer the battery life we expect. And many tablet users also charge their devices at night as well, which is the most convenient time to do it anyway since they might want to simultaneously...(more) 

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Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)

a shared story    3 hours 1 minute ago
Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.> 

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Private Astronaut Training Company Picks Spacesuits for Spacewalk Simulator

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The company plans to work with Brooklyn-based Final Frontier Design to integrate life support systems into the spacewalk simulator and other training systems. "Our experts looked at several excellent space suit designs along with ways to incorporate these life support systems into our core pre-suborbital program,"...(more) 

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Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

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A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior vice president of knowledge" at...(more) 

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Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

a shared story    6 hours 1 minute ago
Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it...(more) 

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GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.... 

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing...(more) 

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Paris and New York are not that different from the right angles

a shared story    9 hours 1 minute ago
I love New York despite/because New Yorkers and I love Paris despite/because Parisians. This time-lapse compares their striking similarities—from the right angles. I only wish Paris shared New York's 24-hour life and New York shared Paris' joy de vivre.*Read more... 

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Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

a shared story    10 hours 1 minute ago
How do you defend yourself against scores of tear gas wielding police while manning the barricades at Hong Kong's protest camps? "Yellow Umbrella" has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from Google Play's store since its release on Monday, the game's developers told AFP, although it...(more) 

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Brookstone puts up pre-order page for Fitbit Surge before it's been announced

a shared story    11 hours 1 minute ago
Fitbit still hasn't gotten around to officially announcing its new $250 Surge fitness watch, but the company's retail partners are no longer waiting around. An apparent mixup has led Brookstone to prematurely publish a pre-order page for the "super watch." A friendly tipster clued us in...(more) 

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Guy using wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks is hilariously absurd

a shared story    12 hours 1 minute ago
Here's the progression of my thoughts when I first saw this video of Hä Wie using a golden wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks on the street. I thought it was so dumb. So, so stupid. And then I started giggling. And then I started...(more) 

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