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US readies to cash in on solar eclipse

Sunday  21:35,   20 august 2017
The Financial Times

Nashville has long been a hotspot for tourists. But the city, a destination for music lovers and more recently bachelor parties, is hoping two cosmic minutes will bring a once in a generation jolt to its economy. Tens of millions of people[...]

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Sunday  20:56,   20 august 2017
Associated Press

Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years.With[...]

What Happens to Your Eyes If You Look Directly at the Sun During a Solar Eclipse?

Sunday  19:33,   20 august 2017

For the first time in U.S. history, a solar eclipse will travel exclusively across America, enabling millions of people to view the moon block out the sun on Aug.[...]

Solar eclipse 2017: how the solar power industry is prepping for a huge blip

Sunday  19:32,   20 august 2017

The total solar eclipse passing over the United States on August 21 is going to be[...]

What Is a Partial Solar Eclipse?

Sunday  19:10,   20 august 2017

A total solar eclipse will stretch across the U.S. on Aug. 21, giving people in parts of 14 states the chance to see one of the great celestial events we can witness on Earth. But outside the path of totality, in which people will see the moon[...]

5 of the best places to see the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug. 21

Sunday  18:07,   20 august 2017

Here’s how to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon.The last solar eclipse to cross the entire United States, from Washington to Florida, occurred in 1918, but it’ll happen again in less than a[...]

The worst things that could go wrong during the total solar eclipse — and how to be prepared

Sunday  16:10,   20 august 2017

Wear your eclipse glasses, for Copernicus's sake!Millions are expected to pack the so-called path of totality, or the swath of the United States that will be able to experience the complete solar[...]

One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi

Sunday  15:25,   20 august 2017

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you're safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major[...]

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

Sunday  13:20,   20 august 2017

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information.Kaspersky[...]

How to Track the Solar Eclipse Without Going Outside

Sunday  10:31,   20 august 2017

Too lazy or busy to see the sky? Check out NASA's live broadcast or follow these hashtags to take part in the spectacle.Space fans across the U.S. are doing it big for the solar eclipse coming Monday. They're flying and driving to certain[...]

What’s the best way to expand iPhone storage?

Saturday  22:41,   19 august 2017

You’ve decided to go with the new iPhone, and chosen a color, but there’s still one more thing to figure out: how much storage to go with. After all, you don’t want to see that “Storage almost full” message – as you do with your existing phone –[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

Saturday  21:59,   19 august 2017

For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung's supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn't killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd,[...]

If you're watching the total solar eclipse, don't forget to wear sunscreen

Saturday  20:51,   19 august 2017
Business Insider

Be sure to wear sunscreen — especially if you're planning to view it for a long time. While you might be more concerned with keeping your eyes safe from the sun, the hour or two you spend watching the whole process will leave your skin[...]

The Nest thermostat might be getting a facelift

Saturday  20:38,   19 august 2017
The Verge

The Nest thermostat might be getting a faceliftBlass tweeted an image of the device, which shows off a whole new look. It retains its circular shape, but comes with a white ring and[...]

Total View: A Brief History of Solar Eclipses Seen From Space

Saturday  18:00,   19 august 2017

Don Pettit has never looked up to see a total solar eclipse. Twice, though, he has looked down. Don Pettit has never looked up to see a total solar eclipse. Twice, though, he has looked[...]