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Rocket Lab nails first orbital rocket launch from a private pad

This is the first time a company was able to launch an orbital-class rocket from a private facility.

We Trust Heart Surgery Robots More Than Banking Robots

HSBC surveyed 12,000 consumers and found twice as many would trust a robot to perform heart surgery than handle their savings. Is anyone except HSBC surprised?

Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Internet Service Providers

The next best thing to a fast internet connection: a provider that makes you happy. These ISPs are the best options, according to PCMag readers.

Digits, T-Mobile's Virtual Numbers, Arrive May 31

Digits will give every T-Mobile subscriber the ability to check their text messages and voice mails from PCs and Macs

DARPA Chooses Boeing for XS-1 Spaceplane

By 2020, Boeing's Phantom Express design is expected to by flying at up to Mach 5 and capable of delivering 3,000 pound payloads to a low Earth orbit for no more than $5 million.

The Morning After: Thursday, May 25th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to hump day, and the Nokia 3310 is back for another round. Meanwhile, we explain why the legal system is ill-prepared for the future...

Google's AlphaGo is the best Go player in the world

The AI beats world number one Ke Jie for a second time, sealing a series win.

Acer Teases New Nitro 5 and Spin 1 Laptops, Iconia Tablets

The Nitro 5 is for casual gamers; the Iconia Tab 10 tablet has four speakers and its own subwoofer.

Gogoro 2 makes the electric scooter lifestyle more comfortable

The second-generation Gogoro Smartscooter promises a smoother, 'virtually unstealable' electric ride.

Acer's Nitro 5 notebook is meant for gamers on a budget

Acer is going after casual gamers with the Nitro 5.

Intel takes two big steps to push Thunderbolt 3 on PCs

Intel hopes an open license and built-in CPU support could help its fast Thunderbolt 3 connector.

TSA may focus screening on tablets, cluttered carry-on bags

The TSA is testing new airport procedures and most of them will lead to more unpacking in the security line.

Amazon's iOS app inexplicably adds photo stickers

Amazon's iOS shopping app adds photo stickers so you can add conversational flair to your product searches. If that's your thing.

To Spread Thunderbolt, Intel Will Stop Collecting Royalties

Expect to see Thunderbolt ports on many more computers, peripherals, and even VR headsets once Intel ends its royalty program next year.

DJI's palm-sized Spark drone delivers epic selfies

A first look at DJI's new gesture-controlled Spark drone.

Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks

A new bill could restore and even expand internet privacy, but many on both sides aren't happy with it.

DJI's $500 Spark Drone Launches From Your Palm

Spark, DJI's smallest camera drone yet, can lift off from the palm of your hand and be controlled via hand gestures alone.

Selfies Could Fool the Galaxy S8's Iris Scanner

A hack demonstrates that the iris scanner in Samsung's new flagship smartphone could unlock the device when presented with a photograph of the owner's eye.

Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

Darpa's XS-1 space plane will make it possible to launch satellites at a moment's notice.

UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious

Curiosity may kill cats but is about to revolutionize AI