Behind-the-Scenes Battle: Who Owns Your Digital Afterlife?

What happens to our emails, online searches and other digital assets after we die? A surge of families struggling with similar questions is driving a political battle between tech companies and estate lawyers over who gets the keys to someone’s digital afterlife.

In California, lawmakers will vote in September on a bill that would deny families access to emails of someone who died unless a court finds the person had consented to passing them on to heirs. According to a recent Zogby poll, over 70 percent of Americans say their private online communications and photos should remain private after they die. Read More>>

Flexible Electronics Are the Goal of Pentagon’s First Silicon Valley Partnership

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a five-year, $ 171 million funding for a new research institute to invent and improve “flexible hybrid electronics” Flexible electronics are ultra-thin silicon bits printed or pasted onto stretchable subtracts  that can wrap around your arm, or aircraft wings  to create a next-gen military. Read More>>

Private Space Stations Could Be a Reality by 2025

Experts believe that commercial space station will become a reality within the next 10 years if entrepreneurs and NASA can properly manage the transition from government-run space stations to privately build and operated. Private companies are currently using the ISS for experiments, commercial research and the launching of tiny spacecrafts called cubeseats. Read More>>