Film maker Brandon Fibbs has created a video inspired by the Mars rover touch down on Sunday that gives the rest of us a better idea of the emotions the folks in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) control room were feeling at the time of the event.
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Apple has decided to stop running its latest batch of mildly humorous television commercials today, barely a week after their initial debut. And apparently, this was all part of the plan.
Google is reportedly ready to sell of Motorola Mobility's Home & Cable division for an estimated price of $2 billion.
It didn't take long for Internet users to transform the successful Mars rover landing into its own meme -- with funny images popping up maybe 5 to 10 minutes after the Curiosity mission's first steps went off without a hitch last night.
DVD rental kiosk service Redbox has extended a distribution deal that will allow the company to continue renting movies from Sony Pictures to customers the same day they hit retail shelves.
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze wants to take the electronics retail store chain private, according to a letter sent to shareholders today.
NASA’s Mars mission was a success, with the high-tech lab making its decent to the planet’s surface safely while members of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory team shared hugs and high fives all around.
The $2.5 billion mission’s rover took around …
Auction giant eBay is launching a new service called 'eBay Now,' which offers same-day delivery on local purchases.
Less than 48 hours after Reuters' blogging platform got hacked, the news wire service once again confirms that it was compromised -- this time via it's Tech-focused Twitter account.
Former Gizmodo staffer Mat Honan's iCloud account was compromised over the weekend after a hacker fooled an Apple Care technician into giving out his account details.
Message/image board forum 4Chan has reached a record 1 billion posts.
A number of Macbook Pro and Macbook Air owners are reporting that the Mountain Lion OS X upgrade is behaving like a (non-sparkling) vampire by sucking the life out of their machine's battery.
With the ever-shifting landscape of the acquisition market in the tech world of today, it seems at first like a bit of a fool’s errand to pick out any trends. This week’s purchase of Wildfire by Google, as well as …
Contrary to recent reports, streaming activity for video rental service Netflix may not have dropped due to the 2012 London Olympics.
NASA is getting reading to award lucrative new contracts to both space cargo transport startup SpaceX and aerospace company Boeing, according to a report by NBC News.
The contract was for NASA’s commercial crew program, which involves building a new …
The Lieberman-Collins Cyber Security Act was defeated in the Senate today by a vote of 52-46 — four senators shy of its requirement to move forward.
The Senate bill was a response to the House’s Cyber Intelligence Security Protection Act …
Apple’s Smart Cover, the magnetic cover that sits on top of the iPad’s screen, currently suffers from being not very smart at all. However, a patent application from the company released by the U.S. Patent Application and Trademark Office (USPTO) …
Video rental service Netflix might be experiencing up to a 25 percent drop in streaming usage activity in the U.S., according to research conducted by Procera.
If true, the lowered activity wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings …
Digg founder turned venture capitalist Kevin Rose announced yesterday that he would participate in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA), which, like the name indicates, invites Reddit users to ask him anything.
That was over 12 hours ago, and Rose …
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Perhaps the most hotly anticipated resurrection in Web 2.0 history was greeted today by a resounding “meh.”