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Fire engulfed the Delta IV Heavy rocket on Saturday-and that's normal

FIRE ENGULFED THE DELTA IV HEAVY ROCKET ON SATURDAY-AND THAT'S NORMAL

About five seconds before liftoff, fire consumes the Delta IV Heavy rocket cores. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Anyone who watched...

OLD GODS AND NEW GODS PREPARE FOR WAR IN NEW TRAILER FOR AMERICAN GODS S2

Second trailer for American Gods season 2, which debuts on Starz March 10. We're less than two months away from the season 2 debut...

 
 
 
Intrepid scientist corrects physiology in Gulliver's Travels after 300 years

INTREPID SCIENTIST CORRECTS PHYSIOLOGY IN GULLIVER'S TRAVELS AFTER 300 YEARS

Enlarge / Title page of first edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels , relating the fictional adventures of one Lemuel Gulliver....

RESEARCHER: AS TECH FIRMS GROW RAPIDLY, PRIVACY VIOLATIONS MUST BE INTENTIONAL

If there's one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook's crashing wave, it's Ashkan Soltani . Late last year, the...

 
 
 
Western Digital's Black SSD is now focused on gaming, can come with a heatsink

WESTERN DIGITAL'S BLACK SSD IS NOW FOCUSED ON GAMING, CAN COME WITH A HEATSINK

The WD Black SN750 without a heatsink. [credit: Western Digital ] Western Digital has begun shipping the WD Black SN750, the latest...

Withings Pulse HR review: A longer-lasting competitor to Fitbit's Alta HR

WITHINGS PULSE HR REVIEW: A LONGER-LASTING COMPETITOR TO FITBIT'S ALTA HR

Enlarge Withings has returned as its own company after a short stint under Nokia, and it's brought out some new fitness trackers to...

 
 
 
How Buke and Gase built a huge indie rock career-and its own guitars, software

HOW BUKE AND GASE BUILT A HUGE INDIE ROCK CAREER-AND ITS OWN GUITARS, SOFTWARE

L-R: Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez perform as Buke and Gase in November 2018. Each holds one of the band's titular, custom-built instruments:...

Hermit crabs evolved longer penises to keep their shells from being stolen

HERMIT CRABS EVOLVED LONGER PENISES TO KEEP THEIR SHELLS FROM BEING STOLEN

Enlarge / An adult male hermit crab of the species Coenobita compressus ambling along on a leisurely stroll. Hermit crabs protect...

 
 
 
Google's Fossil deal won't save Wear OS

GOOGLE'S FOSSIL DEAL WON'T SAVE WEAR OS

Enlarge / Wear OS seems nice, but it lacks apps and decent hardware. Google and Fossil Group were involved in some kind of acquisition...

Damning court docs show just how far Sacklers went to push OxyContin

DAMNING COURT DOCS SHOW JUST HOW FAR SACKLERS WENT TO PUSH OXYCONTIN

Enlarge With the opioid epidemic raging, you may at this point be familiar with Purdue Pharma. It makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin...

 
 
 
Review: Toyota Sienna minivan mixes the solid with the subpar

REVIEW: TOYOTA SIENNA MINIVAN MIXES THE SOLID WITH THE SUBPAR

Enlarge / The Sienna resplendent in an elementary school parking lot. In the early 2000s, I was in the market for a big car. We needed...

“Our worst fears have come true,” VW Group exec wrote to Audi exec

“OUR WORST FEARS HAVE COME TRUE,” VW GROUP EXEC WROTE TO AUDI EXEC

Enlarge / A sign for car service for Audi and VW is pictured on January 09, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (credit: Photo by Florian Gaertner/Photothek...

 
 
 
Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

VERIZON OFFERS FREE ROBOCALL BLOCKING, TWO YEARS AFTER AT&T AND T-MOBILE

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall...

Report: Facebook, under scrutiny by FTC, could soon owe millions in fines

REPORT: FACEBOOK, UNDER SCRUTINY BY FTC, COULD SOON OWE MILLIONS IN FINES

Enlarge According to a Friday report by The Washington Post , federal regulators have discussed imposing a "record-setting fine against...

 
 
 
VR headsets, augmented windshields, and multiscreen infotainment at CES

VR HEADSETS, AUGMENTED WINDSHIELDS, AND MULTISCREEN INFOTAINMENT AT CES

Enlarge / Yes, I am wearing VR in the backseat of an electric car. Yes, this is Peak CES. LAS VEGAS-I'd been on the ground for less...

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy

SEN. MARCO RUBIO WANTS TO BAN STATES FROM PROTECTING CONSUMER PRIVACY

Enlarge / Sen. Marco Rubio speaks to reporters following a closed briefing on intelligence matters on Capitol Hill on December 4, 2018...

 
 
 
To fight climate misinformation, point to the man behind the curtain

TO FIGHT CLIMATE MISINFORMATION, POINT TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Enlarge / Protest sign from a rally against the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, BC. In 2018, Gallup's annual environment...

Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile support to end, so use Android or iOS instead

MICROSOFT: WINDOWS 10 MOBILE SUPPORT TO END, SO USE ANDROID OR IOS INSTEAD

Lumia 950 Windows 10 Mobile will receive its last patches and security updates on December 10 this year, as Microsoft winds down the...

 
 
 
Elon Musk announces Tesla layoffs, warns about weak Q4 profits

ELON MUSK ANNOUNCES TESLA LAYOFFS, WARNS ABOUT WEAK Q4 PROFITS

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk visiting China in January 2019. (credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tesla is cutting its...

The Earth has been experiencing more frequent asteroid strikes

THE EARTH HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING MORE FREQUENT ASTEROID STRIKES

Enlarge / The craters used for this analysis and their locations. (credit: Dr. A. Parker, Southwest Research Institute) How often does...

 
 
 



WhatsApp expands message forwarding limit worldwide to contain spread of...

WhatsApp expands message forwarding limit worldwide to contain spread of fake news

Fake news has become an issue in recent years on social media platforms big and small around the globe, but WhatsApp encountered probably the greatest difficulties out there in... Read more ...

Crimson Canyon NUC mini PC readies for launch

Crimson Canyon NUC mini PC readies for launch

Very soon Intel is expected to make available its new Crimson Canyon NUC mini PC systems which combines the company's first 10 nm Core processor, and AMD Radeon discrete... Read more ...

Lekkede bilder avslører hvordan Galaxy S10 ser ut

Lekkede bilder avslører hvordan Galaxy S10 ser ut

Lekkasjene rundt Samsungs nye S10 -serie kommer tett om dagen, og nå har vi fått tak i bilder av alle de tre telefonene som skal slippes om rundt en måned. Samtidig hevdes det... Read more ...

Save up to 50% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today only

Save up to 50% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today only

This one-day sale gives you over 20 different bags to choose from. Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering up to 50% off Timbuk2 backpacks, messenger bags, and more... Read more ...

SNES cartridge RetroPie Raspberry Pi Zero W console

SNES cartridge RetroPie Raspberry Pi Zero W console

TheMWord has published a new tutorial to the Hackster.io website providing details on how you can build your very own Raspberry Pi Zero W RetroPie games console using a SNES... Read more ...

Apple's 'Everyone Can Create' Curriculum Now Available in German, French...

Apple's 'Everyone Can Create' Curriculum Now Available in German, French, Spanish, and Italian

Apple today announced that its Everyone Can Create curriculum is now available in German, French, Spanish, and Italian on Apple Books. The free creative guides will also be... Read more ...

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones go $140 off list to just $160 at Best Buy

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones go $140 off list to just $160 at Best Buy

For the first time ever, no new Beats-branded products were released over the course of a whole year in 2018, but at the same time, Apple's rumored first-ever on-ear headphones... Read more ...

Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile support ends this year

Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile support ends this year

Microsoft has confirmed that it will stop supporting Windows 10 Mobile later this year, the company will stop support the OS on thw 10th of December 2019. That means that there... Read more ...

Samsung officially reveals the chipset that will power its first notched...

Samsung officially reveals the chipset that will power its first notched phone, the Galaxy M

Samsung just unveiled a brand new upper mid-range chipset in its Exynos lineup, one that will most likely be found inside the upcoming Galaxy M series of notched handsets... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy A8s FE launching Valentines Day

Samsung Galaxy A8s FE launching Valentines Day

Samsung is launching a new smartphone on Valentines Day, the Samsung Galaxy A8s FE, the device is designed for ladies and it comes with the same specifications as the Galaxy... Read more ...