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By PETER SVENSSON NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Home, the new application that takes over the front screen of a smartphone, is a bit of a corporate home invasion. Facebook is essentially moving into Google’s turf, taking advantage of software…"/>
Why The Discovery Of The Higgs Boson God Particle Is Such A Big Deal | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
The Higgs is part of many theoretical equations underpinning scientists’ understanding of how the world came into being. If the particle didn’t exist, then those theories would have needed to be fundamentally overhauled."/>
By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life. The analysis was done by the rover Curiosity, which drilled into the rock, crushed…"/>
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists say a new form of microbial life has been found in water samples taken from a giant freshwater lake hidden under kilometers of Antarctic ice. The scientists said in Monday’s statement that the “unidentified and…"/>
Supermassive Black Holes Spin At Nearly The Speed Of Light | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
It’s long been suspected that gigantic black holes lurking in the heart of galaxies rotate faster and grow larger as they feast on gas, dust, stars and matter. But there hasn’t been a reliable measurement of the spin rate of a black hole until now."/
What Using Google’s High-Tech Glasses Looks Like (VIDEO) | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
Google on Wednesday gave the world an extensive look at what using their hi-tech computerized glasses, known as Project Glass, would actually feel like. A new video shown below highlights numerous activities from a first-person perspective, while simultan
Justice Dept. E-Book Lawsuit Targets Only Apple, After Macmillan Settles | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
Apple is going it alone against the government after e-book publishing company Macmillan moved to settle antitrust charges with the Justice Department on Friday. The DOJ sued Apple, Macmillan and four other companies for antitrust in 2012."/>
Twitter has begun conducting online surveys of visitors to its homepage to try and understand what they are looking for, how they like the website and whether or not they want to come back again."/>
Defense Distributed’s New 3D Printed High Capacity Gun Magazine ‘Cuomo’ (VIDEO) | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
Defense Distributed on Thursday posted a video of its new 3D printed high capacity gun magazine, the “Cuomo,” which the group’s spokesperson Cody Wilson believes could become the “Linux kernel,” or base design, of future homemade firearm components. "
Google on Thursday published new Street View imagery of the Grand Canyon in Google Maps. The panoramic views of one of the most visited natural landmarks in the world were captured using Google’s custom Trekker Android-powered imaging backpacks. "/&
New York startup company Poptip lets customers tweet out survey questions and keeps track of all the responses from followers in realtime. It plans to launch a similar feature for Facebook by the end of February, and Instagram after that. "/>
Inflatable Spacecraft’s Other Goal: Space Walks For Tourists | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
Bigelow Aerospace, the company behind an inflatable space station module due to launch in 2015 under a $17.8 million NASA contract, tells TPM that it will also be using the inflatable craft to conduct its own space walk tourism operations. "/>
Google, Facebook And Twitter Celebrate Data Privacy Day | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
To celebrate the fifth-annual Data Privacy Day, numerous major Web companies including Google, Facebook, and Twitter all launched special new features they said would help better protect users’ data and/or inform them about efforts by government to access
Facebook and Instagram Users Being Asked To Upload IDs To Regain Access | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
Following in the footsteps of its parent company Facebook, Instagram has begun locking some users out of their accounts and asking them for government issued ID to restore access. Facebook tells TPM that the measure is done for suspected violations of ter
New Asteroid Mining Company ‘Deep Space Industries’ Aims For 2015 Launch | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
A new company, Deep Space Industries, on Tuesday announced its plans to develop and launch a fleet of small unmanned spacecraft to prospect near-Earth asteroids and, later, larger space factories and a microgravity foundry to mine them. "/>
Google Glass, the Internet giant’s upcoming hi-tech computerized glasses product, will make its first appearance in the wild outside the halls of Google at hackathons in San Francisco in late January and New York in early February, Google announced Tuesda
OpenStreetMap’s First Million Users And Beyond: Chairman Simon Poole Speaks | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
OpenStreetMap, the free crowdsourced world map that has become a refuge from companies disenchanted with Google Maps’ pricing, passed 1 million users at the start of 2013. OSM Foundation’s board chair Simon Poole tells TPM his vision for what’s next."
FTC Chairman Defends Google Settlement: We Did What Law Required | TPM Idea Lab idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz defends the agency’s decision to settle with Google, explains his reasoning as to why history will prove it be the correct one, and addresses rumors that he will soon leave the FTC entirely, in a wide-ranging interview with TPM.