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NASA's Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

One of the most complicated missions ever attempted by NASA, the landing of the one-ton rover Curiosity inside a crater on Mars.

Holiday Tech: Droolworthy Gear Coming This Fall

Ultrabook laptops, games, and HDTVs are likely to be hot this holiday season. And it's not too early to prepare for Black Thursday. Here's the lowdown.

5 Questions (and Answers) About Tonight's Mars Rover Landing

The Curiosity rover is on a mission of many months and millions of miles to test for microbial life on Mars, and its efforts are visible to the Earthbound.

How is Good for Gmail and Yahoo Mail

Now that Microsoft's revamped and flashy free e-mail service is drawing the spotlight, rivals Yahoo and Google have a clear reason to update their e-mail services.

Apple Could Sell 40 Million iPad Minis in a Year, Analyst Predicts

The 7-inch tablet is still hypothetical, and Apple still won't confirm its existence, but the buyers are ready for a smaller iPad, an analyst reports.

Defcon Wi-Fi Hack Called No Threat to Enterprise WLANs

For Wi-Fi networks that are properly using 802.1X authentication, and that have transport layer security properly implemented, the impact of this exploit is essentially zero, experts say.


Twitter Takes Social Spotlight at London Olympics

Twitter basks in the Olympic spotlight, with athletes tweeting about the events and fans around the world tweeting their support.


Apple, Samsung Wage Battle Both In and Out of Court

The opening week of the "tech trial of century" over patent protection and alleged copying reveals the combatants' strategies regarding evidence and publicity.


Microsoft's Plan for Yammer

Analysis: Why did Microsoft spend more than $1 billion for the social networking company? It could be because Yammer successfully marketed its business virally.

Facebook's Summer of Fail

Analysis: The social networking sites' woes started with its IPO and have continued ever since.

Samsung's Big Zinger in Patent Case: Apple Exec Liked 7-Inch Galaxy

Trial reveals Apple admired rival Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy and commented "we should do one." Samsung hopes judge will see Apple wants to replicate rivals.


Trial With Samsung Reveals Apple's 7-inch iPad Vision, 'Purple Project'

Apple considered developing a car or a camera after seeing the iPod's success, and in early 2011 one of its top executives recommended making a 7-inch iPad.


Russian Robotic Spacecraft Bumps Up ISS-Bound Shipments to Same-Day Delivery

Scientists from NASA and Russia team up to send expedited supplies from the launchpas to the ISS in the same day.


The Greatest Tech Battles Ever

In honor of the patent war heating up between Apple and Samsung, we look back at some epic tech battles.


Seven Minutes of Terror: NASA's Curiosity Rover to Land on Mars This Weekend

On Sunday night, NASA will land a nuclear-powered six-wheeled rover the size of a Mini Cooper with a radioactive heart and rock-vaporizing laser to the surface of Mars. Here's how to follow along.