Shitty asteroid telescopes, Upton up in space, Project Tango in motion and more you should know this week

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Google sets into motion Project Tango, which is an effort to “give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.” Basically that means your smartphone’s camera can become a 3D scanner easily, and gamers everywhere are excited for the possibility of augmented reality gaming. Read more about Tango on PCMag.

Elon Musk confirmed that he is talking with Apple, after rumors surfaced online speculating a potential partnership between Tesla Motors and Apple. Knowing how innovative both companies are, the future lovechild that will be born between these two massive tech giants must be a game-changer. See more in his interview with Bloomberg.

Kate Upton defies gravity for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, because science. Also, after conquering the art of standing in front of the camera lens, Kate is now moving on to being in front of a movie cameras lens. A sweaty Kate will star alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in the upcoming film The Other Woman.

You may have heard that Facebook purchased WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, for a reported $19 billion, but did you know that Facebook turned down an offer from those same guys several years ago? And, Google had also wanted to sweep up WhatsApp, but the app founders instead opted to sell to Facebook. So, I think it’s fair to say now “Screw you, Snapchat” but the guys have already said that.

An asteroid the size of 3 football fields flew by Earth earlier this week, but no one saw it. It wasn’t a hoax, because NASA apparently precisely tracked this asteroid. If you’re one of those people who saw Gravity and didn’t understand why it takes us so long to see objects in space, this article from Huffingtonpost may clear some things up.

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