The Big Picture: cooling molten metal in space

Ever wonder what hot metal would be like if it weren't bound by containers, liquids... or even gravity? You're looking at it. The European Space Agency has developed an electromagnetic levitator that the International Space Station is using to see ho...
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Review: Verus Case Damda Slide for iPhone 6 Plus

Verus Case's Damda Slide ($32) for iPhone 6 Plus is a mostly rubber wallet case with a plastic backplate that slides out to reveal storage for two cards. Damda Slide has a secure fit with properly responsive button coverage for the iPhone 6 Plus sleep/wake button and volume controls. The case comes in five different colors, three of which match are close matches to the iPhone 6 Plus colors — we tested the dark silver and champagne gold versions.{/exp:char_limit}

News: Microsoft, Yahoo hope to replace Google for Safari default search?

With Apple’s contract with Google for default search placement in Safari scheduled to end next year, both Yahoo and Microsoft are now actively courting Apple to be the next default search provider, according to a new report from The Information (subscription required). Google and Apple last renewed the contract in 2010, a deal that reportedly nets Apple around $100m per year. Yahoo and Microsoft both have existing relationships providing data…

Forums: MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

Today in the MacNN forums Dedicated MacNNer "ClaraT" reported that their 6 year old MacBook is starting to have intermittent graphics issues where their screen will go black and is now contemplating getting a new system, but is looking for advice on what to buy; a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Yesterday Senior User "mkerr64" was considering upgrading the graphics card in their Mac Pro and is wondering if the PSU they have will be powerful enough....






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Apple deals: Mac Pros and Accessories

At Apple's online store right now save on refurbished Mac Pro models and accessories. The refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage has been reduced by $450 down to $2,549. Save $600 on the refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.5GHz Intel 6-core processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage, now $3,399....






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