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Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 family set for May 1 debut
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The Wi-Fi Galaxy tablets, which range between 7 and 10 inches, will hit the US across a variety of retailers. Multiple carriers are also expected to carry 4G LTE versions this summer.

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Asteroid Impacts Bigger Risk Than Thought
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Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes “The B612 Foundation, a U.S.-based nuclear test monitoring group, has disclosed that their acoustic sensors show asteroid impacts to be much more common than previously thought. Between 2000 and 2013 their infrasound system detected 26 major explosions due to asteroid strikes. The impacts were gauged at energies of 1 to 600 […]

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Top Gun, robot-style: Navy moves ahead on carrier-based drone program
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The X-47B at its unveiling ceremony in December 2008. The Navy is preparing to start the next round of competition for its successor—a drone capable of dropping 500-pound bombs and acting as a robotic “wingman” to fighter pilots. US Navy The US Navy is close to the next phase of its plan to build squadrons […]

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Liveblog: Apple’s Q2 2014 earnings call happens at 5pm EDT today
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This was the first full quarter of availability for the new Mac Pro, but it’s hardly Apple’s biggest product. Dave Girard Here we go again: Apple will be reporting its Q2 2014 financial results this afternoon at 2pm PDT (5pm EDT), and the company’s earnings call will follow. Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson and I […]

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Apple Shoots for 'Better'
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In honor of this year’s Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, Apple is showcasing its efforts to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable as part of its ‘Better’ Campaign. The company released new promotional material, including a video narrated by Tim Cook, that outlines its commitment to increasing energy efficiency in an effort to […]

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Popular UK Sports File-Sharing Site Shuttered
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The Sports Torrent Network, a brazenly named file-sharing site, shut down after UK police threatened to put its operators behind bars for up to 10 years. TSTN was a hotbed for illicit broadcasts of European soccer, the National Hockey League, Formula 1 races and more. The site reportedly had about 20,000 members, making it “possibly […]

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Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $1.85 Million
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 Owlet, a smart baby bootie that measures your child’s heart rate, launched on our Hardware Battlefield last January and has just raised $1.85 million from multiple firms including FF Venture Capital and Eniac Ventures. The company also completed the RGA Connected Devices Accelerator through Tech Stars. Read More

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Changing the Size of the Giant ~186 A.D. Eruption of Taupo
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Whether it is volcanologists or the public, giant volcanic eruptions are captivating events. These massive events can have a global impact and the idea of a massive ash plume towering 30 kilometers or more over the landscape is an awe-inspiring notion. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that whenever a large volcanic deposit is examine, people […]

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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History
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Barcelona is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city’s historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to […]

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