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  • US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

    Apollo 8 earthrise photo from the Moon, 1968


    The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week -- some of them stamped as "SECRET."

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  • Robot furniture that builds itself

    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

    Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

  • Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

    Facebook mobile blurb


    It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't be more pleased.

  • Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women


    Ferre' Dollar/CNN

    Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

  • Apple sued by employees over labor issues


    David Goldman/CNNMoney.com

    Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

  • Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

    NSA, National Security Agency HQ, Fort Meade, Md

    NSA/Handout via Reuters

    You can run from NSA surveillance -- but you can't hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations.

  • Is this Apple's new iWatch?

    Possible Apple iWatch

    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will unveil a new "iWatch" this fall.

  • Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

    Verizon Wireless

    Rich Brooks/CNN

    Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

  • Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

    West Bank, Gaza


    When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

  • You're not cool enough for Facebook's newest app

    Facebook Mentions

    Courtesy Facebook

    Call it Facebook for the famous. Facebook has unveiled a new standalone app called "Mentions," which is designed to help famous people manage their presences on the site.

  • Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

    Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

    Dana Lipnickas/CNNMoney

    Giant photos are slowing the Web down. Google has a plan to make your pages load faster.

  • How a teen turned online abuse around

    Jada sex abuse victim


    Jada, a Houston-area 16-year-old, was getting ready for finals week and looking forward to a summer hanging out with friends and finding a job.

    On June 1, she went to a friend of a friend's house party. She recalls little of what went on that evening...

  • Facebook tests new function: If you Like it, Buy it

    Facebook graphic illustration

    Thomas Hodel / Reuters

    Facebook is looking for some new fans: It wants to help small business owners up their ecommerce game.

    The social media giant announced Thursday that it's testing a new Buy button feature with "a few" small and medium-sized businesses across the count...

  • Netflix partner says Verizon slows traffic

    Netflix on iPhone


    The battle over Netflix streaming speeds is still raging.

    Level 3, a firm Netflix and others pay to deliver traffic to Internet service providers, joined the fray Thursday, accusing Verizon of refusing to upgrade its infrastructure to boost lagging s...

  • Amazon: Read as much as you want for $9.99

    Kindle Fire HD


    Amazon's long-rumored e-book subscription service is now a reality: "Kindle Unlimited."

    The company announced the $9.99-per-month service on Friday and said that it would let users "freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books."

  • Manuel Noriega sues over video game

    Manuel Noriega file

    Jim Tanner/Reuters

    Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

  • Is this the real new black?


    Surrey NanoSystems

    Forget the new black. This is the real black. A British nanotech company has created what it says is the world's darkest material.

  • NFL Sunday Ticket coming to smartphones


    Mike Blake / Reuters

    NFL Sunday Ticket is coming to smartphones.

  • Amazon mulls $10 subscription service for e-books

    Kindle Paperwhite

    Damir Loretic/CNN

    Amazon is testing a service called "Kindle Unlimited" that would give subscribers unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

  • Marines test new beach assault vehicle

    Marines unveil UHAC

    Cpl. Matthew J. Bragg/USMC

    Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool. It's a new U.S. Marine Corps vehicle for getting stuff like troops, tanks and trucks from ships to shore and back.

  • Move over Siri, the Jibo robot is coming


    Courtesy Jibo Inc.

    A smartphone or tablet feature high on your holiday list this year? How about a robot instead? Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, is launching a crowd funding campaign that will let you buy exactly that. What is being billed as the first family robot -- Jibo -- is on the way.

  • Pigs fly: Apple, IBM announce partnership

    IBM and Apple

    REUTERS/Toru Hanai, Yuya Shino

    Apple and IBM on Tuesday announced a partnership to leverage each company's strengths.

  • 'Close' to finding another Earth?

    Earth in space

    bruno sersocima/SXC

    Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.

  • Solar flares light up the sky

    Solar flare


    From Earth, the sun appears as a constant circle of light, but when viewed in space a brilliant display of motion is revealed.

  • Teens' pic of Buffett, McCartney goes viral

    Via CNN

    He may not be a paparazzo, but Nebraska teen Jacob Murray has snapped the latest viral celeb photo.

    On Sunday night, Murray, 16, took a photo of his friend Tom White on an Omaha, Neb., sidewalk -- standing in front of Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney...


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