A little piece of Mars fell into the Sahara Desert last year, and now it can be yours for the low, low price of about $160,000, part of an auction of nature and science artifacts from Heritage Auctions.
Based on limited time with the device, the Xbox One feels like an improvement over its predecessor. But it fails to include features some fans have demanded, including the ability to play games bought for the existing Xbox 360 system.
Although they stood up to the immense thrust needed to launch the mighty Saturn V rocket toward the moon, it turns out that the mammoth F-1 engines that powered the booster's first two-and-a-half minutes of flight were no match for the Atlantic Ocean.
Big phone companies have begun to sell the vast troves of data they gather about their subscribers' locations, travels and Web-browsing habits -- a powerful tool for marketers that raises new privacy concerns.
For years -- and I mean years -- consumer electronics and computer companies have been struggling to replace the panoply of boxes hanging off American televisions. Game consoles, DVD players, cable boxes, DVRs -- it's a mess. Can the Xbox One fix all that?
Google's announcement last week that it plans to launch a new quantum computing laboratory with NASA may have boosted a highly specialized and slightly obscure field of study into a more mainstream light.