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GoTenna creates a cell network out of thin air anywhere on Earth

The Brooklyn-based startup is offering a solution for off-the-grid travelers who need low-cost connectivity for their smartphone -- and it doesn't rely on satellites.

By July 17, 2014

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This chemical iris could revolutionize smartphone camera design

A new chemical iris design developed by researchers in Germany could mean that smaller camera modules for smartphones are on the way.

By June 24, 2014

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Yaliny hopes crowdfunding will launch its business -- and its 135 satellites

Enough with the gizmos and doodads on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. A Moscow startup is looking for $1 million to start its $10-per-month global phone and Net service.

By April 25, 2014

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Antarctica penguin pics beamed by satellite

In honor of World Penguin Day, tech firm Cambridge Consultants announces a plan to use Raspberry-Pi-equipped cameras to help labs keep an eye on penguins in real time.

By April 25, 2014

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Pop music finally put to good use tracking space junk

Australia's Murchison Widefield Array was built to probe intergalactic gas, but it can also use FM radio waves to determine the orbits of space junk.

By November 30, 2013

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Iridium brings Wi-Fi to remote corners of the world

Satellite communications provider Iridium has introduced a new Wi-Fi hot spot that will allow iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users to access the Net in the remotest parts of the world.

By September 7, 2011

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Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said the entire product line would be revamped this summer and fall, and the Moto X would be manufactured in the U.S.

By May 29, 2013

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NASA's Fermi telescope dodges a 3,100-pound bullet

Evasive actions had to be taken to ensure the spacecraft wouldn't end in a massive collision high above Earth.

By May 2, 2013

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Skiing showdown: GPS-informed goggles miss the mark

CNET reporter Jay Greene, an avid skier, hit the slopes to try three pricey goggles with heads-up displays showing his speed and distance. Glitches in both the hardware and software led him to a much cheaper, more reliable alternative.

By January 3, 2013

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Raspberry Pi app store launches with games, tutorials, more

The dirt-cheap system-on-a-stick gets a moderated hub for content of all kinds, sans Angry Birds, for once.

By December 17, 2012