NASA's Mars Helicopter Makes Second Flight
NASA successfully carried out a second flight on Mars on Thursday of its mini helicopter Ingenuity, a 52-second sortie that saw it climb to a height of 16 feet. Phys.Org reports: "So far, the engineering telemetry we have received and analyzed tell us that the flight met expectations," said Bob Balaram, Ingenuity's chief engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California. "We have two flights of Mars under our belts, which means that there is still a lot to learn during this ...
American Honey Is Radioactive From Decades of Nuclear Bomb Testing
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The world's nuclear powers have detonated more than 500 nukes in the atmosphere. These explosions were tests, shows of force to rival nations, and proof that countries such as Russia, France, and the U.S. had mastered the science of the bomb. The world's honey has suffered for it. According to a new study published in Nature Communications, honey in the United States is full of fallout lingering from those atmospheric nuclear tests. For th...
Apple unveils new iPad Pro with M1 chip and stunning Liquid Retina XDR display
The most powerful and advanced iPad Pro ever pushes the limits of what’s possible on iPad with the addition of the Apple-designed M1 chip.
Sony Reon Pocket 2 wearable air conditioner gets some fashion sense
In 2019, Sony’s internal crowdfunding program gave birth to the first and still only wearable air conditioning system in the world. Looking more like a flattened computer mouse than a mini air conditioner, the Reon Pocket seems to have enjoyed some amount of fame and success because Sony is now coming out with a version 2. Simply called the Reon … Continue reading
Watch SpaceX launch its second crew of Space Station astronauts on a flight-proven Falcon 9 live
SpaceX is set to launch its second operational commercial crew mission to the International Space Station for NASA, with a liftoff time of 5:49 AM EDT (2:49 AM PDT) on Friday morning. The flight will carry four astronauts, including two from NASA, one from JAXA (the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and one from the ESA […]
At Basis Set Ventures merging venture capital and software development yields a $165 million new fund
Proctorio sued for using DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets
A university student is suing exam proctoring software maker Proctorio to “quash a campaign of harassment” against critics of the company, including an accusation that the company misused copyright laws to remove his tweets that were critical of the software. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed the lawsuit this week on behalf of Miami University […]
Look up during clear skies, Montreal: the Lyrids meteor shower is falling above you
Here's how to catch the tail end of the Lyrids meteor shower in Montreal, and — if you miss it — when to catch more meteor showers in 2021.
Tech Spending Climbs as Digital Business Initiatives Grow
Enterprises overall will spend 8.4% more on technology in 2021 than they did last year, but not all of that budget will be under the control of the CIO.
UK Home Office tenders £5m for a supplier to help it greenlight IT projects. Yes, you read that correctly
Procurement raises questions over supplier creating its own sales pipeline within govt The UK's Home Office is tendering to recruit a supplier to help manage the selection of its IT projects, leading to concerns over conflict of interest.…
The pandemic has strained relationships. Can video games help us find love?
It turns out games are uniquely tailored to explore love, romance and heartbreak. Consider "Maquette," "Genesis Noir" and "Journey of the Broken Circle," interactive conversations that ask players to think about love.
SADA CEO Tony Safoian Answers 6 Big Questions On Cloud Growth
SADA CEO Tony Safoian tells CRN what to expect from the Google Cloud Premier Partner and answers important questions on cloud growth
Even Renting a Scalping Bot Doesn’t Guarantee You’ll Land a GPU
AMD's new RTX 6700 XT. Open for business, if you can find one. Haunted by the idea that refusing to pay hundreds of bucks for a scalping bot means you won't get a new GPU? Good news! Buying one doesn't necessarily help. The post Even Renting a Scalping Bot Doesn’t Guarantee You’ll Land a GPU appeared first on ExtremeTech .
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Dan Gainor: Big Tech crushing free speech – this censorship report card reveals growing and dangerous bias
“F.” One letter says everything you need to know about failure in our society. In this case, it’s a letter hard-earned by Big Tech.
6 Pain Points When Building Better Brand Recognition
Finding ways to make your business name more recognizable requires ongoing effort. You want your company to be recognized as a household name in your community and beyond. However, there are some challenges when building better brand recognition you must first overcome. There are around 31.7 million businesses in the United States. Depending on your […] The post 6 Pain Points When Building Bett...
Man Sues Apple For Terminating Apple ID With $24K Worth of Content
According to a complaint filed on Tuesday, Apple user Matthew Price spent nearly $25,000 on content attached to his Apple ID, which was terminated by the company for unknown reasons. The lawsuit targets a clause in Apple's media services terms and conditions, which states a user with a terminated Apple ID cannot access media content that they've purchased. AppleInsider reports: "Apple's unlawful and unconscionable clause as a prohibited de facto liquidated damages provision which is triggered...
Angular 12 piles on the improvements
Angular 12 , a planned upgrade to Google’s popular TypeScript-based web framework, has moved to a release candidate stage, with the production version due in May. The upgrade brings enhancements related to performance, the compiler, DOM elements, and more. Published April 21, the Angular 12 release candidate , accessible from GitHub, features a performance improvement to the compiler that reduces the amount of generated code for safe accesses and nullish coalescing. This is done by reusing va...
Web Design Done Well: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary (Part 1)
Sometimes it’s the little things in web life that make us look twice. From carousels to documentation to cookie disclaimers, here are some sites taking the mundane and sprinkling in a little magic.
No joke: World of Warships just added Leroy Jenkins as a playable character
If there was a commander you could add to your naval video game ship, what better person would it be than the actual Leroy Jenkins? World of Warships said it will add US Navy veteran Leroy Jenkins as a playable character in its free to play game. While gamers may only know the legendary meme and battle cry of “Leeeeeroy Jenkins!” from World of Warcraft, the Leroy Jenkins being added to World of...
This climate policy expert is taking over Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion Earth Fund
A conversation with Andrew Steer about the US Earth Day climate summit, and how he wants to spend Bezos’s money.
5 Surprising Ways to Help Save the Planet
What do an electronic turtle egg, an Arctic seed bank, and carbon-eating machines have in common? They're helping us be optimistic this Earth Day.
A New Facebook Bug Exposes Millions of Email Addresses
A recently discovered vulnerability discloses user email addresses even when they’re set to private.
Corning at Touch Taiwan to mark 20 years of local operations
Corning is at Touch Taiwan 2021 from April 21 through 23 to mark two decades of its local operations. It is showcasing a range of its glass innovations in display technologies and mobile consumer electronics, including the Ribbon Ceramics high-quality, fully-dense ceramic substrates in ribbon format, and Guardiant, an antimicrobial paint additive.
Everything Leaving Netflix in May
You probably have more time than ever to catch up with Netflix. Here are the movies and TV shows you should add to your watchlist before they disappear from the video-streaming service.
5 top open-source infrastructure projects
Open source software has been a key underpinning of enterprise IT for years, so it’s no surprise that it’s helping to drive the infrastructure part of the equation forward just as much as application development. Some projects are much more influential than others, and here are five that are doing the most to help enterprise infrastructure keep pace with the demands of an ever-more sophisticated operating environment. OpenStack OpenStack is notable in part for being an open-source competitor ...
Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market
Tesla could be in for a shock as far-eastern rivals use cheap money to gain traction among affluent western car buyers Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations. It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own co...