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Curiosity self-portrait at Rocknest in the Gale Crater

Curiosity looks up, spies Martian double-mooning

Video As Curiosity trundles across the Martian surface, the bulk of NASA's interest has been focused downwards at the ground, but the rover has also been looking up and has captured some remarkable video of the two moons of Mars overlapping each other overhead.
Iain Thomson, 17 Aug 2013

WTF is... backend-as-a-service?

It was only a matter of time until a company like Firebase appeared, saw some success, and went into general availability, but that isn't helping with the nauseous term for its tech: backend-as-a-service.
Jack Clark, 17 Aug 2013

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

You can all relax now. The near-unprecedented outage that seemingly affected all of Google's services for a brief time on Friday is over.
Neil McAllister, 17 Aug 2013