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Amazon's new Launchpad shows off stuff from startups

The storefront illustrates Amazon's continued hunt to offer up different products than its competition.

By July 28, 2015


Bezos' Blue Origin rocket landing makes history and a commercial at same time

For the first time, a rocket has touched the edge of space and then successfully landed back on Earth in one piece. It all makes for one heck of an advertisement.

By November 24, 2015


Amazon crochets itself an Etsy rival: Handmade

The storefront for handcrafted items is another effort by the e-commerce giant to become the everything store while simultaneously gunning for Etsy's business.

By October 7, 2015


Let's go to Mars! The future of space travel

SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and other private endeavours are paving the way for a future Mars landing.

By August 6, 2015


Russian supply capsule misses rendezvous with ISS, now spinning out of control

Holding three tons of food and other supplies, the unmanned Progress 59 spacecraft has lost touch with ground control and a video shows it now spinning in orbit.

By April 29, 2015


Apple Watch apps: The need for speed

I'd like to stare at my watch less, not more. What the Apple Watch needs next is a second wave of even more efficient apps.

By April 28, 2015


Cameras in players' shirts put you in the heart of sporting action

First V1sion is a startup that places you on the field of play by placing cameras and heart-rate monitors in the shirts of top sports players.

By March 6, 2015


Google acquires maker of Toontastic storytelling app

The search giant scoops up Launchpad Toys and its popular make-your-own cartoon app for kids, which is now free to all users.

By February 4, 2015


YouTube Kids app comes out to play

As expected, Google unveils its kid-friendly YouTube app, but it's out already on both Android and Apple's iOS.

By February 23, 2015


Origami blossoms in a light-up robot garden

MIT has built a "garden" consisting of over 100 robots that fold up like origami, glow in changing colours, crawl and swim.

By February 18, 2015