Jet Ski Drone Crash

Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

By on March 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

During this year’s Festival of Freeride in New Zealand, an annual event where jet ski riders perform all sorts of slick surfing maneuvers and tricks in the water, a $3,000 camera drone inadvertently incorporated itself into the show.

Captured by surf filmographer Guy Mac, the video below shows what happens when a jet skier tries to go up and catch some air and collides with a DJI Insipire drone. While the jet ski rider reportedly emerged unscathed, the drone was ultimately buried at sea.

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Bill Gates talks Apple FBI

Bill Gates talks Apple/FBI standoff, skipping classes at Harvard, and much more

By on March 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Bill Gates talks Apple/FBI standoff, skipping classes at Harvard, and much more

Long since removed from running the day-to-day operations of Microsoft, Bill Gates seems to be enjoying retirement. Not only does he have time to spend on any number of philanthropic endeavors, he’s also not shy about engaging in a Reddit AMA every now and again.

That said, Gates on Tuesday afternoon returned to Reddit for the fourth time where he answered questions on a whole host of topics, including the FBI’s ongoing legal battle with Apple, how he used to skip class while he was a student at Harvard, and much more.

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Apple Spaceship Campus

Apple offers a sneak peak of its amazing new campus theater

By on March 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Apple offers a sneak peak of its amazing new campus theater

With Apple set to move into its new spaceship campus in January of 2017, the company today shared some progress updates on its construction efforts with Mashable, alongside some new renderings of the building. Of particular interest is the progress Apple is making on its new “Theatre”, the location where Apple is planning on holding product events in the future. Due to space constraints, Apple today has to resort to renting out third-party buildings, such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, when it holds special media events. Once the company’s new campus is complete, all product introductions will take place right in Cupertino.

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Trump New Hampshire Primary Exit Polls

How to stop Donald Trump from winning another primary like New Hampshire

By on February 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM.

How to stop Donald Trump from winning another primary like New Hampshire

Donald Trump is likely still gloating after his double-digit win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night. Unlike Iowa a few days ago, where Trump had to admit defeat, he came out strong in New Hampshire and gave his rivals a beating to remember. Let’s just hope we won’t see a repeat of that in the coming battles.

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Elon Musk Electric Jet

Elon Musk’s next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically

By on February 7, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Elon Musk’s next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically

Elon Musk is changing the world one idea at a time. First, with Tesla, the man so many people call the real life Tony Stark has done an incredible job of bringing electric vehicles to the mainstream. Second, Musk has been doing an impressive job over at SpaceX in the realm of space travel. And third, Musk’s effective rough draft of a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop is being contemplated and conceptualized in a very real way by some extremely smart people.

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Bill Gates Memorized License Plate Numbers

Bill Gates used to memorize employee license plate numbers to see who was working the longest

By on February 1, 2016 at 11:35 PM.

Bill Gates used to memorize employee license plate numbers to see who was working the longest

In a refreshingly candid and informative interview with BBC’s Kirsty Young, Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke openly on number of interesting topics, including his rivalry with Steve Jobs and how he initially met and began courting his wife, now Melinda Gates. But perhaps the most interesting and quirky tidbit from Gates’ interview centers on the famed tech icon’s insatiable demand for excellence from his employees.

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Bing Prediction Primaries Clinton Trump

Bing’s pre-debate prediction: Trump will win Iowa and all other Republican primaries next month

By on January 28, 2016 at 3:18 PM.

Bing’s pre-debate prediction: Trump will win Iowa and all other Republican primaries next month

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is very accurate at predicting things. Whether it’s sports results, American Idol winners or politics, Bing’s really good. And Bing already has predictions for the February caucuses and primaries, for both Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are seen as major winners, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the latter’s absence from Fox’s upcoming debate will hurt his scores in any way. More →

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SpaceX Failed Landing

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

By on January 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM.

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

Less than a month ago, SpaceX made history when it launched a Falcon 9 rocket up into space and successfully managed to bring the booster back down to earth, landing it safely on a concrete landing pad.

Earlier today, SpaceX was at it again, only this time it was attempting to land a booster on a floating barge – or a ‘droneship’ as SpaceX calls it – in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, though, things did not exactly go as planned as one of the booster’s landing legs broke upon impact. This marks the third time SpaceX has tried and failed to nail a ocean-based landing.

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Why Airplane Windows Are Round

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

By on January 15, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

If you’ve ever traveled by plane, you’re likely aware that every airplane window you’ve ever seen has a round design, whether it be a circle or an oval. As it turns out, there’s an actually interesting engineering explanation behind the round shape of airplane windows. Suffice it to say, the design is no coincidence and is actually intended to help keep you safe up in the air.

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Astronaut Prank Call

Astronaut in space misdials and accidentally ‘prank calls’ Earth

By on December 26, 2015 at 3:46 PM.

Astronaut in space misdials and accidentally ‘prank calls’ Earth

You might naturally assume that prank calls are exclusively carried out by teenage boys with nothing but time on their hands, but apparently even accomplished 43-year-old astronauts can partake in some prank call tomfoolery, even if accidental, every now and again.

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United States Declassified Documents

For the first time, declassified documents reveal United States’ nuclear weapons strategy

By on December 26, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

For the first time, declassified documents reveal United States’ nuclear weapons strategy

Every so often, declassified information will make its way into the public realm and shed an incredible amount of light on what the U.S. government was up to back in the day. The National Security Archive’s recent release of the United States’ Cold War Nuclear Target List is one such instance.

Just a few days ago, the National Security Archive disclosed to the public a boatload of new information detailing the ins and outs of the United States’ nuclear weapons strategy back at the height of the Cold War.  Originally put together in 1956 by the Strategic Air Command (SAC), the 800 page document lists out which cities were targeted for complete destruction. In addition to non-surprising entries like Moscow and Leningrad, the document reveals that the United States was also targeting cities outside of the USSR, including locations within China and Germany.

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Target Temporarily Bans Hoverboards

Target pulls Swagway hoverboards due to fire concerns

By on December 15, 2015 at 11:15 PM.

Target pulls Swagway hoverboards due to fire concerns

Just when it seemed that hoverboards were about to go mainstream, safety concerns regarding the popular self-balancing scooters have gotten them banned from any number of places. In fact, New York City recently went so far as to ban their use on public streets.

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