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  • Wearable Technologies 2014 Slideshare
  • On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars on Its First Try  (nytimes)
    • The Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, was intended mostly to prove that India could succeed in such a highly technical endeavor — and to beat China. As Mr. Modi and others have noted, India’s trip to Mars, at a price of $74 million, cost less than “Gravity,” the Hollywood movie. NASA’s almost simultaneous — and far more complex — mission to Mars cost $671 million.
  • Google’s Niantic Labs introduces ‘missions’ to its location-based Ingress smartphone game
  • Valve launches its Steam Music Player with free Half-Life and Portal video game soundtracks
  • Facebook (Messenger) said it had more than 200 million monthly active users globally. That number is likely much higher now. In the US alone, its user base has grown 75% since then, according to comScore, to 67 million unique visitors in August. (QZ)
  • Apple quickly releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix iPhone issues caused by the prior update
  • Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050
  • INFOGRAPHIC: You Won’t Believe How Many World-Changing Inventions Came From NASA

  • Elon Musk’s Latest Venture: A Gigafactory for Solar Energy