Author Archive | Todd Townsend

peter diamandis mining O3 for fuel -- on the moon with billionaire backing.

Tech Billionaires Fund Company to Mine Asteroids with Robots: Planetary Resources Inc.

Pictured above, XPrize pioneer, author and co-chair of Planetary Resources Inc., Peter Diamandis. He and tech billionaires Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, director James Cameron, Charles Simonyi and other space hotshots are announcing details. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Billionaires, former astronauts and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are banding together to announce […]

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Todd Townsend: On Saving the Space Program

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are under attack. Not an alien attack. But an attack that’s far more heinous — if you care anything about space exploration, that is. Budget cuts on the space program affect more than jobs at NASA. They directly hit you in all the following ways. Here’s our Todd Townsend with a […]

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Google Chrome for Android Beta: First Look and Review

Here’s our senior editor Todd Townsend giving you a first look at the just-out Google Chrome for Android Beta. He’s got it on his Samsung Galaxy Nexus, based on Android 4.0.4 ice cream sandwich. What’s the deal? Overall it’s a winner. But there’s a catch. Short form vidcast. [00:02:30]

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