- GeekWireXbox Music renamed ‘Groove’ as Microsoft gears up for Windows 10 release
Microsoft announced today that it is rebranding the Xbox Music service as Groove with the release of Windows 10.
- GeekWireNikola Tesla predicted smartphones in 1926 like a boss
Dang, did he go there? Yep. According to a quote found by Big Think, Nikola Tesla basically describes the modern-day smartphone, a communication device so "simple" that we will be able to carry it in our "vest pocket," back in a 1926 interview with Collier's magazine.
- GeekWireAmazon is kicking off a huge Black Friday-like sales event called ‘Prime Day’ for its 20th anniversary
Next week Amazon is slashing prices on thousands of items in hopes of creating a second "Black Friday" shopping event to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
- GeekWireNASA image shows massive plume of wildfire smoke headed toward Seattle
Vancouver, B.C. drew the eyes of a record 20 million viewers yesterday, as the U.S.
- GeekWireAppeals court rules against Amazon in dispute over product search results
Watch manufacturer Multi Time Machine Inc.
- GeekWireGoPro’s new Hero4 Session is its smallest camera ever, at a not-so-small price
GoPro announced its smallest camera ever today.
- GeekWireSome Kindle authors fearing the worst as Amazon starts paying by the page, not download
As Amazon tries to roll out a more fair way of compensating authors for their work, many are fearing that it will result in a pay cut. And, some might be right.
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SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch
SpaceX still is trying to figure out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but is getting close to an answer, the company's chief executive said Tuesday.
Teen catches math error in golden ratio at Boston museum
A 15-year-old high school student visiting Boston's Museum of Science has uncovered a math error in the golden ratio at a 34-year-old exhibit.
Young Indians embrace dating apps despite social taboos
Aditi Mendiratta's biggest worry as she's swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read "Congratulations! You have a new match" from her parents.
Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection.
Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island
The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast.
US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
@POTUS unscripted: Obama shows a looser side on Twitter
Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings -- at all hours of the day.
Lush conditions fuel Colorado increase in rabbit fever
Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state.
Utah using playful highway signs to encourage safe driving
Utah highway drivers may do a double take this summer when they look up and read what's on the digital signs overhead.
US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay
A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
Italian surveillance company hacked, documents stolen
An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
Final News of the World journalist sentenced over hacking
Four years after a phone-hacking scandal sank the News of the World, the last of the tabloid's journalists to face charges has been sentenced.
Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions
Mike Geske wants a drone.
On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.