Derek Mead

Derek Mead

Astronauts capture video of Hurricane Irene from orbit

Hurricane Irene, which is on track to brush Florida this Friday, was captured by an astronaut from the International Space Station.

Cool Tech

LG bringing stereoscopic 3D laptop to market

A built in 3D webcam makes video sharing a breeze.

Computing

Geologists may have found oldest known fossils

The sulfur-loving microbes may offer insight into Martian lifeforms.

Cool Tech

Signs mounting that an LTE 4G iPhone is coming

Rounding up the iPhone 5 4G rumors.

Apple

Google+ now verifying accounts of the famous

The network may roll out verification to average Joes as well.

Social Media

NASA tracks space storms’ collisions with Earth (with video)

New processing techniques may help forecasters predict damaging solar events.

Cool Tech

Google adds weather layer to Maps

The new feature seamlessly integrates forecasts into the Maps experience.

Web

Astronomers find blackest planet ever, Spinal Tap rejoices

TrES-2b is the size of Jupiter and reflects nearly zero light.

Cool Tech

Google moves to protect app devs against Lodsys

The company is asking the Patent Office to rule the patents in question invalid, but it's likely too little, too late.

Android Army

Samsung gets court date to address Euro tablet ban

Apple is still fighting to get injunctions blocking sale of the Galaxy Tab in the Netherlands.

Computing

FTC investigation into Google getting more focused

Probe focusing on Google's search business.

Web

Intel waving cash around in search of Ultrabook developments

The company says laptops of the future will be faster, more efficient and more tablet-like.

Computing

HTC to buy majority stake in headphone maker Beats

The company now has exclusive access to Beats' tech for smartphones.

Android Army

Mystery of orange goo gripping Alaska town has been partially solved

Scientists finally think they have an idea where the orange goo turning up in Alaskan waterways is coming from.

Cool Tech

Vudu web streams to iPads to avoid sharing cash with Apple

The video-streaming service decided the App Store just wasn't worth it.

Apple