Alaskan salmon infected with Japanese tapeworm, CDC warns
The Japanese broad tapeworm has been identified in Alaskan-caught salmon, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, providing a good reason to think twice before eating any raw fish. The parasite, known as Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, has been cited as responsible for about 2,000 cases of known human infections, the vast majority of them in Japan, South … Continue reading...
Clothing maker Scott Jordan talks about the future of fashion
 Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the ScottEVest, a vest with loads of pockets and secret channels for headphones and other cables. Now, after over a decade in the business, he believes that while our clothing might seem more high tech the… Read More ...
AMC unveils James Cameron docuseries on the evolution of sci-fi
The television network AMC has announced an upcoming documentary series (docuseries) from James Cameron that’ll explore the origins and evolution of science fiction. The series currently has the working title “Story of Science Fiction,” though there’s a good chance we’ll see that change by the time the show launches. Cameron, of course, is behind such notable works as Avatar, Aliens, … Continue reading...
AMC unveils James Cameron docuseries on the evolution of sci-fi
The television network AMC has announced an upcoming documentary series (docuseries) from James Cameron that’ll explore the origins and evolution of science fiction. The series currently has the working title “Story of Science Fiction,” though there’s a good chance we’ll see that change by the time the show launches. Cameron, of course, is behind such notable works as Avatar, Aliens, … Continue reading...
NASA mobile game lets you grow plants on the ISS
NASA quietly launched a mobile game last month that allows gamers to grow their own virtual plants aboard the International Space Station. Called “Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth,” the game takes players aboard the ISS, where they meet the crew, gather items, float around, and ultimately get their own mission: experimental plant growth. According to the iTunes listing, the game … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 S Health app tipped with doctor scheduling feature
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will include an updated S Health app that allows users to schedule doctor appointments directly within the app, according to sources. This will be one of multiple new features coming to the new health app, the others including integration with health-related services including WebMC and Amwell, video access to certified medical professionals, and more. The information … Continue reading...
Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died
NASA has revealed that retired astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan, the last many to walk on the moon, has passed away at the age of 82. Born in Chicago in 1934, Cernan went on to become one of 14 astronauts NASA selected in 1963. His career was long and varied, and included serving as a pilot for the Gemini IX mission, … Continue reading...
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 unveiled with 10x CPU performance
Raspberry Pi has introduced the Compute Module 3, the latest generation of its Compute Module (CM) hardware. According to the company, the Compute Module 3 offers about ten times the CPU performance of the original Compute Module 1, as well as twice the RAM. The CM1 board, the original Compute Module, as released back in early 2014. While the original … Continue reading...
“Build better cars” German vice-chancellor snaps back at Trump
US and German automakers find themselves in the midst of a war of import tariffs and car comparisons, following President-elect Trump’s threat to hit Mercedes, BMW, and others with eye-watering rates. The prospect of a 35-percent import duty to car manufacturers bringing in vehicles from outside of the US was met vocally by German politicians, this week. According to them, … Continue reading...
New iPad Pro cover could expand its abilities and battery life
This week we’re having a peek at a set of official drawings of an accessory for the iPad from Apple. These drawings were made in pursuit of a patent related to the device. In these drawings, the iPad is given the power to show notifications in several ways, the lot of which are displayed on the iPad’s smart cover in … Continue reading...
It’s on like (a) Donkey Kong (watch)
 If you’re familiar with the watch company Romain Jerome you’d know that they do the best kind of pandering. The brand, which was once known for its odd watches made of moon rocks and metal from the Titanic, his created a series of nostalgic video game watches that are wildly overpriced but also wildly desirable. Their latest? A Donkey Kong watch that features the monkey and the… Read More ...
Samsung’s chief faces arrest over vast corruption scandal
It’s not a good week for Samsung executives, with special prosecutors in South Korea looking to arrest Lee Jae-yong for his involvement in political corruption in the country. Although officially vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee – the son of Samsung‘s chairman – has over the past months taken on more and more of the leadership role at the company, … Continue reading...
Samsung’s chief faces arrest over vast corruption scandal
It’s not a good week for Samsung executives, with special prosecutors in South Korea looking to arrest Lee Jae-yong for his involvement in political corruption in the country. Although officially vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee – the son of Samsung‘s chairman – has over the past months taken on more and more of the leadership role at the company, … Continue reading...
Tesla’s latest cars are getting Autopilot HW2 this week
Tesla has begun pushing out its newest version of Autopilot to its latest-hardware cars, though drivers shouldn’t expect to actually be able to use the tech initially. The roll-out is being delivered over-the-air, as is Tesla‘s standard practice, taking advantage of the connected cars’ integrated modems. However, for the final round of testing, it’ll only be observing – not taking … Continue reading...
Nvidia’s new Shield TV provides the best balance for all-in-one home entertainment
 The $199 device (or $299 for a larger version with a built-in 500GB hard drive) has big ambitions: Nvidia wants Shield TV to be not only the only streaming TV box you need, but also a gaming console, a smart home device and a personal digital assistant all in one. Yet it’s also virtually unchanged in terms of internal hardware from what Nvidia first released in 2015. Software makes it… Read More ...
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Review (Gen2, 2017)
Over the past two years just one device has been in near-constant use at my home – that’s the original NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV. This piece of hardware sits quietly to the side of my television and serves content to my family almost every day of the year. Unlike any other device I’ve used over the past half-decade, the NVIDIA … Continue reading...
Nintendo Switch: The good, the bad, and the ugly
In a roughly 14 hour period spanning Thursday night and Friday morning, we received an onslaught of Nintendo Switch news. A lot of new information was revealed, including details about the Switch’s release, its online systems, and its launch titles. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, I’d been looking forward to these events since they were announced, and I thought I’d … Continue reading...
iPhone 8 tipped to have even stronger water resistance
Water resistance, perhaps even more than dust proofing, has become an expected feature of almost every high-end smartphone these days. After all, if you’re paying premium price for such a sophisticated device, you’d expect it to survive a few, hopefully minor, mishaps. Until the iPhone 7, however, Apple’s smartphones haven’t exactly joined that trend. But now that it has, it … Continue reading...
Xbox One S laptop made real, courtesy of Ben Heck
Benjamin “Ben” Heck might be best known for tearing things apart, but he also leaves an army of rebuilt, modded, and re-designed gadgets in his wake. The latest to get the privilege of being reincarnated in a new body is the Xbox One S, which Heck tore down late last year. Feeling uninspired to put it all back together again, … Continue reading...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mystery to finally end next week
This has honestly gone far too long. Although things seem to be winding down for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, there is still some amount of closure needed. To be specific, Samsung still has to officially explain, once and for all, why the phablet that was supposed to be the crowning glory of Android smartphones in 2016 was, instead, cursed … Continue reading...