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Using technology to find a platonic parenting partner comes at a time when it seems harder than ever to meet anyone the old-fashioned way.
While many online retailers successfully employ a range of marketing strategies to persuade shoppers to spend more money, some savvy consumers have begun gaming the system.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the terminals used to connect to the train of satellites will look like 'a thin, flat, round UFO on a stick' and he also shared simple instructions on how to use it.
In the race to lead quantum computing, some big technology companies and startups are discovering that, despite years of often heavy investment, the road to market remains longer than planned.
The company faces a question likely to consume the tech industry: How much responsibility should it assume for safety problems on its site? It has taken some recent steps, but former employees say... more stringent measures were overruled.
If you love the small size of the Galaxy S10e, these protectors confirm that the S11 series is going much bigger.
V. S. Naipaul reckons with the different forms of loss.
Share all our code modifications with others? Think again, hippie Permissive open-source software licenses continue to gain popularity at the expense of copyleft licenses, according to a forthcoming... report from WhiteSource, a biz that makes software licensing management tools....
LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it’s still orbiting Earth. It’s a successful demonstration of the potential of solar sail spacecraft. Now the LightSail 2 team at The... Planetary Society has released a paper outlining their findings from the mission so far. The solar sail concept has been around for a …
The US Interior Department's decision to halt a civilian drone program might not be so temporary. Financial Times sources claim the department plans to permanently end use of nearly 1,000 drones after... determining there was too high a risk of the Chi...
Under construction in Oklahoma, David Dewane's "eudaimonia machine" divides the workplace into strict zones; cleanse yourself with a shower before entering a deep-work chamber
Homeland Security is warning U.S. companies to “consider and assess” the possible impacts and threat of a cyberattack on their businesses following heightened tensions with Iran. It’s the first... official guidance published by the government’s dedicated cyber advisory unit, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, just days after the killing of a leading Iranian military […]
At the start of a brand new decade, one of IBM's top researchers thinks we change the way we carry out A.I. research. Welcome to the world of neuro-symbolic A.I. Here's why it matters.
He Jiankui, the scientist who used CRISPR to create two gene-edited girls born in 2018, has been handed a three-year jail term by a court in Shenzen, China
Members of the Black Keys and Maroon 5, as well as Grammy-nominated audiophiles and engineers, sound off on industry-approved speakers, headphones, recording gadgets and more
The Tesla Model 3 might be getting a couple of improvements according to some lines of code found by notoriously eagle-eyed Twitter user Green. In looking at Tesla's software, Green found a couple of... notable changes coming to the Model 3, including an inclusion of the company's Ludicrous Mode and an option for a 100kWh battery, which is a nice upgrade from the car's current 75kWh battery. Of course, it's important to note that Tesla is no stranger to changing plans for its vehicles and that sometimes even the things it promises don't quite line up to reality (*cough* cybertruck windows). Along with these finds, Green pointed out some other changes in the software that could point toward new options for Model 3 buyers. There could be new tire pressure sensors, new rim options, new options...
The unusual creatures were spotted in Western Australia 500 feet underwater instead of 9,800 feet like usual.
While Tesla first made a splash with the original Roadster, it was the 2012 release of the Model S that truly put the company on the map. The Model S proved that an electric car could also double as a... luxury sedan, and the vehicle would go on to win a seemingly endless number of awards. In fact, a number of publications last month championed the Model S as the "car of the decade." Since then, Tesla's product line has expanded rapidly in a relatively short period of time. Over the last few years, Tesla released the Model X and the Model 3, with the latter set to become the best-selling Tesla vehicle of all-time. Looking ahead, Tesla's vehicle pipeline is ambitious, to say the least. Aside from the forthcoming release of the Model Y -- which is essentially a crossover version of the Model 3...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models. SpaceNews.com
Well, it seems we're starting 2020 off with a string of sketchy Android app news, with a new report identifying a set of so-called "fleeceware" apps to steer clear of. And this report follows the... group of apps we told you about only a day ago which bombard users with ads, drain their phone's battery, and more. Fleeceware apps are those caught abusing the trial period that Android apps can run before a user is hit with their first charge. A new report from UK-based cybersecurity firm Sophos says this new group of apps -- which ostensibly have racked up more than 600 million installs among them -- can hit users with big charges once a trial subscription period closes and the user hasn't formally canceled in time. These charges also ignore the fact that the user may have deleted the app from...
Sony has launched the GP-VPT28T, a new wireless shooting grip designed to work with a number of Sony cameras. The grip, which also serves as a tripod, uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly control... the shutter, zoom and more on compatible cameras. Specifically, the grip can trigger both photo and video capture, control zoom on compatible cameras, and trigger a custom setting using the dedicated 'C' button on the face of the trigger. There's also a 'Lock' button to ensure you don't accidentally trigger the camera. The grip is dust-and-water-resistant and works with the following Sony cameras: a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100, and RX100 VII. The GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander is set to ship this month in North America for $140 ($180 CAD).
A host of Spectrum subscribers are about to learn the risks of tying your home security to your telecom provider. The Charter-owned cable company has notified customers that it will stop supporting... its Spectrum Home Security service on February 5th....
If you've got an older iPhone you've been planning to trade in soon for credit toward your next Apple purchase or maybe for an Apple Store gift card, we've got some unwelcome news. Unfortunately, the... maximum amount you'll be able to get for your handset (in addition to other Apple products like iPads, Macs, and older Apple Watch models) today is a bit lower than you'd have been able to walk away with even just earlier this week. The iPhone maker, overnight, apparently decided to cut the maximum trade-in value you can get for those products, with the trade-in value reductions spanning everything from a $20 drop to as much as a $100 reduction (with all of the new values listed on Apple's trade-in web page). With the maximum trade-in adjustments, some of the biggest cuts include a maximum...
OnePlus is prepping to unveil some unknown screen technology next week, but what could it be?