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Latest NASA Rover Curiosity Lands Safely On Mars

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mission controllers burst into applause as they received signals confirming that the car-sized rover had survived a perilous seven-minute descent NASA called the most elaborate and difficult in the history of spaceflight. Engineers said the tricky landing sequence, combining a giant parachute with a rocket-pack that lowered the rover to the Martian surface on a [...]

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Man Jumps From 96,000 Ft in Preparation For Higher Jump

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you like the idea of bungee jumping or sky diving?  Introducing Felix Baumgartner, who just completed a high altitude jump in a space suit from 96,000 feet.  This is just a test jump for his real goal, a jump from 120,000 feet (22 miles).  Have a look at Space Balloons to get an idea [...]

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Space Geeks Must Watch This Video

| July 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Are you a space geek like me?  If so, you have to watch this space station video showing the view at night.  Be sure to go full screen and watch in HD, turn up your volume.  Simply amazing, best I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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Google Finally Launches Google Fiber in Kansas City

| July 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Google finally launched their 1 Gbps Google Fiber deployment in Kansas City with a press conference at one of their new regional operations centers with all the details.  Kansas City was chosen first in competition with other cities in kind of a neat contest.  KC did a good job of pitching Google for the opportunity.  [...]

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Dutch Company Mars One Wants to Send You To Mars One Way

| July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Dutch company Mars One wants to establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023.  It’s a one way trip, you are expected to live out the rest of your life on Mars with no return to Earth planned at the present time.  A habitable settlement will await you when you land.  The first [...]

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iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Reportedly Set To Launch In September

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Apple is planning to release a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet shortly after the new-generation iPhone 5 launches this September, one industry watcher believes. Plugged-in KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who shed some light on iPhone 5 specs recently, says that Apple’s next iPhone will launch in September followed closely by the release of [...]

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Geekport Kindle Fire Giveaway Contest Results

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

  UPDATE2 – Congratulations Liam Carver, Beth Glover, and Alan Pierce our contest winners. UPDATE – 2 of the 3 winners have been contacted, awaiting the third and will announce the winners. The contest has ended and the server has selected 3 winners.  Winners will be contacted by email.

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6 Cell Phone Apps For Your Car

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Carticipate – A cell phone app based around ride sharing.  Coordinate driving plans, carpool, or a ride share by indicating where you are going, when, and post your ride. Carticipate will match you to local carticipants going your way. IGasUp – Gas station locations along with their fuel prices.  You can search based on cheapest [...]

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StarTrek TNG in Theaters Monday Night July 23rd

| July 18, 2012

On Monday July 23rd at 7:00 PM (local), theaters across the USA will be showing two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD. The two episodes are Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore,” both of which are part of the TNG Blu-ray set which comes out the [...]

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Test Driving Windows 8

| July 18, 2012 | 6 Comments

I decided to take my own advice and give Windows 8 a test drive tonight.  It was time for an OS refresh anyway, I have been running Windows 7 for a while now and, as with any Microsoft operating system, after a while they don’t feel as peppy anymore. After carefully backing everything up, it [...]

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