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Space lettuce! Astronauts to grow greens on space station

Fresh salads may soon be on the menu for astronauts aboard the International Space Station as they try out a new zero-gravity greenhouse.

By April 15, 2014

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Eich resignation as Mozilla CEO as messy as his appointment

Brendan Eich stepping down as CEO solves Mozilla's immediate publicity problem, but many are torn about consequences of losing him as a leader and free-speech implications.

By April 3, 2014

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NASA's idea of a Mars ‘reality show’

What happens when you stick six wannabe astronauts in crammed quarters in the middle of nowhere for months? A NASA-funded study seeks to find out.

By April 1, 2014

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ISPs warm to IPv6, but old-era Internet plumbing persists

The next-generation Internet technology is catching on among ISPs and their customers, but efforts to squeeze more life out of IPv4 persist, a survey finds.

By October 8, 2013

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A better-sounding $5 alternative to Bluetooth or AirPlay streaming

Why buy a new Bluetooth or AirPlay speaker if you already have a decent set of speakers?

By October 7, 2012

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Evernote and Moleskine digitise your dead-tree diary

Evernote and Moleskine call a ceasefire on tech versus tradition with their physical-to-digital Smart Notebooks.

By August 30, 2012

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The 404 646: Where we have it your way (podcast)

Show topics include 4Food burgers, using whiskey biofuel to power cars, fake homeless at $40k/year, Justin Bieber topping, and the JetBlue guy reality TV show.

By August 17, 2010

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Actress sues Amazon for revealing her age

Amazon's IMDb stands accused by an as yet unnamed actress of posting her real age after she signs up for the IMDbPro part of the site. She is seeking $1 million in damages.

By October 18, 2011

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Mobile phones don't cause brain cancer in children, new study claims

A study of 7- to 19-year-olds found that using a mobile phone doesn't increase the risk of developing brain cancer -- but still recommends using a hands-free kit if you're worried.

By July 28, 2011

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Coming to a network near you: Faster Wi-Fi

802.11ac and 802.11ad should be fast enough for video streaming, multiplayer gaming, and wireless tablet docking. But will they suffer standardization gridlock?

By May 31, 2011