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While testing the SpaceShipTwo plane early Friday, the craft experienced an in-flight anomaly and has crashed in the Mojave Desert killing one pilot and injuring the other. The WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane did land safely.

8-month-old co-worker chat app Slack now worth $1.1 billion

Slack, the app that lets you chat with coworkers, just announced that it had raised $120 million in capital, making it worth $1.12 billion.

Meet Redditmade, Reddit's own crowdfunding site

Reddit, the popular, self-described "Front Page of the Internet" has launched Redditmade, a crowdfunding platform for its subreddit users.

Russian spacecraft delivers cargo to International Space Station

The robotic Russian spacecraft Progress 57 has successfully delivered almost three tons of cargo to the International Space Station not many hours after a commercial US rocket suffered a catastrophic explosion shortly after it was launched.

Indian prime minister gets social TV boost during NY visit

On September 28, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to a raving crowd of 18,500 supporters in the confines of Madison Square Garden.

Google Glass is now banned from all U.S. movie theatres

Movie fans will no longer be able to wear Google Glass and other wearable technology in US cinemas. Google Glass has been the center of much uncertainty since the public started experimenting with the device.

Robot to sell Nestlé coffee and accessories in Japan (Video)

Nestlé, the Swiss-based company, has said that its unit in Japan will soon be hiring 1,000 emotion-reading robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of robots, answering to the name Pepper, will start work by the end of 2014.

People are now spending 21 minutes a day on Instagram

Facebook announced a lot of updated user numbers during its third quarter earnings call Tuesday evening. For example, 1.35 billion people now use Facebook every month, and 703 million people use Facebook on their mobile devices every day.

Hacks can wipe any Samsung phone using 'Find my Mobile' feature

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in Samsung's "Find My Mobile" feature that could let hackers interfere with phones over the Internet.

Antares Rocket explosion sparks investigation and stock debacle

An unmanned Anares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) exploded on Tuesday evening a few seconds after it launched from Wallops Island, sparking a drop in share price.

Waterless washing machines are coming to the U.S.

Technology has finally caught up with the humble chore of washing clothes. New technology is allowing you to wash your clothes, without separating colors from whites, with just a small amount of water.

Google's massive Android update comes with 'smart' lock screen

Google keeps referring to Android 5.0 Lollipop as the biggest Android update yet, and for good reason. Android 5.0 will come with a new lock screen known as Smart Lock.

UK architects build amphibious home that floats during a flood

A British design team has created an amphibious house that floats during times of flooding. The home can float over 9 feet high on its own, well above the predicted flood levels and projected flood levels in the area.

Op-Ed: Why Elon Musk is right about dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, the famous entrepreneur who created Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is certainly no Luddite but he is vocally warning us against the threat of artificial intelligence. Here's why we should heed his advice.

Facebook is asking publishers to post their articles direct to its mobile app

Facebook is proposing a revenue share deal with publishers that could see newspapers, magazines, and websites send their articles for the social network to host direct on its mobile app, the New York Times reports.

The Queen sends her first tweet

The Queen has sent her first tweet. The Twitter message was posted at the launch of a new Science Museum gallery in London.

There's a breathalyzer app that calls Uber if you are drunk

Breathometer introduced a new device and it lets drivers know how drunk they are. It can also summon a ride for them from Uber if they are over the limit.

Video: Google VP smashes Baumgartner's stratosphere jump record

A Google vice president, Alan Eustace, 57, broke Felix Baumgartner's 2012 parachute jump world record Friday when he dived from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere, breaking the sound barrier during a freefall that lasted four-and-a-half minutes.

The future of staying dry is here: Kickstarter's air umbrella

While umbrellas come in different sizes, colors, and fabrics, the design of the object hasn’t changed in the last century. With the advent of innovative thinking, a Kickstarter project dubbed “Air Umbrella” is ready to make an appearance.

Google Glass could save KFC, other fast food companies millions of dollars

Much has been written about how technology could be used to replace humans in the service sector, but a recent USA Today story suggests it can also save companies money by making workers more efficient.

Drone that will fly for two hours and fits in your pocket out now

Most of us will have heard about the drones seen flying over some football matches and across various fairs and other outdoor gatherings, now there's a drone that will fit easily in your pocket.

Your jeans may be changing the color of your iPhone 6

Many people are complaining that their new iPhone 6 is slowly changing color as the dye from their jeans is rubbing off on the plastic strips found on the reverse side of the phone.

The Blue Lobster: New interactive ASL bilingual storybook app Special

The Blue Lobster storybook for iPad is the first early reader app designed for young children ages three and up that also helps young deaf children acquire ASL and reading skills.

Math teachers beware: New app solves equations with a camera

While smartphone use is usually cracked down on in school, math teachers now have a new problem aside from texting and Facebook. A new app can solve math problems with a smartphone camera.

Paralyzed groom surprises guests and walks down the aisle

Matt Ficarra who, was paralyzed from the chest down in 2011 after a boating accident, achieved the seemingly impossible when he walked down the aisle on Saturday night.

Even Steve Ballmer admits Microsoft is losing in mobile

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doesn't think the company is "winning" when it comes to mobile, he said in an interview with CBS This Morning.

Billionaire Sean Parker building an app as part of wedding settlement

"Over-the-top" doesn't begin to describe the summer 2013 wedding of Facebook billionaire Sean Parker and singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas.

The future of air conditioning is cool

With global economic development only going to increase across the next few years a conscious effort is being made to develop radically more energy efficient air conditioning systems.

Microsoft phasing out Nokia brand name

Microsoft has officially decided to phase out the Nokia brand name, with the announcement being made on the Nokia France Facebook page.

Chinese store hires tailor to adjust pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

Some people are finally starting to pick up on the fact that phones are getting bigger — but pockets can't accommodate them, One Chinese company appears to get the message.

The best, hardest-to-find Android phone is available for preorder next week

The OnePlus One caught the tech industry's attention when it launched earlier this year, primarily for two reasons: it's an excellent value for the price, and it's extremely hard to get your hands on.

'Anonabox' Tor router pulled from Kickstarter

The anonymising "Anonabox" broadband router has had its successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter pulled within just days of it starting amid complaints about the device's legitimacy.

Apple quietly announced new technology that could change the wireless industry

Apple didn't just unveil its new iPads on Thursday — it announced a separate, less advertised product that could mean trouble for wireless carriers.

Facebook 'Safety Check' lets users post they're safe in disaster

As severe storms spread across much of the southeast and Atlantic coastline, Facebook announced the release of Safety Check, an application that instantly allows user to notify family and friends they are safe following a natural disaster.

Sneak Peak of LA’s STEAM Carnival will be at a Hacker Preview Day

An entertainment engineering company called Two Bit Circus will hold the world’s 1st “Carnival from the Future.” A Hacker Preview day will be held beforehand to show what types of experiences will be seen at the carnival.

This is Apple's new iPad — the iPad Air 2

Apple has officially unveiled two new addition to the iPad line — the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Both tablets are available for preorder on Friday and will be launching next week.

Xbox One gets major system update for October

Microsoft's Xbox One is getting a system update today, continuing the monthly patches it has received since launch. This is one of the more major ones though and includes some major UI tweaks.

Dropbox breached, 6 million usernames and passwords stolen

Four hundred usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts gathered from users have been posted online in plain text format with an assurance that over 6 million more have also been collected.

Op-Ed: What happened to good storytelling?

"The future is not a place that we're gonna go, it's a place that you get to create." These remarkably perceptive words from professional storyteller Nancy Duarte drew a line in the sand. A line we've crossed.

Analyst says a new iPad and a retina display iMac coming tomorrow

Apple is expected to begin shipping a new iPad and a 27-inch iMac model with a Retina display before the end of the year, says KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo (via 9to5Mac). Both devices are likely to be unveiled at Apple's media event on Thursday.

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.

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