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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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After ceding the size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple had decided that, in the mobile world, bigger is better.

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Marines test new beach assault vehicle updated 4 days ago

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CNN held its first iReport interview from outer space with astronaut Steve Swanson of NASA.

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates over Texas updated 7 days ago

An experimental rocket self-destructed in midair as a safety measure, a standard practice in the aerospace industry.

Apparently This Matters: Want to use Tom Hanks' typewriter? updated 8 days ago

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Trash palaces: The spectacular houses built from scrap updated 9 days ago

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E-readers bring hope to Africa's schools updated 9 days ago

A nonprofit called Worldreader is bringing e-readers to students in nine African countries.

Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app updated 10 days ago

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The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear updated 10 days ago

It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it.

Unpakt is 'Yelp for moving companies' updated 11 days ago

Unpakt -- call it Yelp for moving vans.

New Amazon phone makes it easy to buy stuff ... from Amazon updated 11 days ago

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2022 World Cup city rises in the desert updated 12 days ago

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Image overload: Help us sort it all out, NASA requests updated 13 days ago

NASA is asking for your help analyzing hundreds of thousands of images that astronauts have taken from space.

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Could this brain-mapping headband help users achieve a state of zen-like calm?

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If you're African-American, you might have gotten "the talk."