ISS commander, astronaut Scott Kelly answering questions live on Tumblr right now
If you've ever wanted to participate in a live, Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)-like session with an astronaut in space, your chance is RIGHT NOW. All you have to do is head on over to Tumblr, where NASA astronaut, and current commander of the International Space Station, Scott Kelly is answering questions from space. He's participating in an "Answer Time" … Continue reading...
What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016
 Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More ...
Japan Display updates Pixel Eyes touchscreens with thinner bezels, wet skin support
Display manufacturer Japan Display recently announced that it had developed the second generation of its Pixel Eyes LCD modules, complete with details on improvements, including slimmer bezels and the ability to function with wet fingers. As a supplier for many smartphone companies, including Apple, the new touchscreens hint at some features and designs we might see on devices over the … Continue reading...
Revamped Apple TV remote app for iPhone coming soon
If there was one negative aspect about the new Apple TV that users discovered at launch, it was limitation on performing searches and entering text with the set-top box's included remote. Fortunately, Apple soon released the tvOS 9.1 update late last year improving voice search capabilities with Siri, and another update is on its way that will allow users to … Continue reading...
UK teen arrested over FBI, DHS data hacking
Following the news earlier this week about data on some 30,000 FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees being stolen and subsequently posted online, a suspect has already been taken into custody, authorities have revealed. In what's not all that surprising, as it's become common in many of the high-profile corporate and government hacking incidents recently, the suspect is a … Continue reading...
2016 Call of Duty will be something ‘new, innovative’ from Infinity Ward
Activision released its quarterly financial report earlier this week, and with that we learned that a full sequel to Destiny would be on its way from developer Bungie in 2017. But what about the publisher's other big FPS series, Call of Duty? Well, Activision didn't forget about it, as it confirmed that a new game in the long-running series would … Continue reading...
Toyota Prius goes lime green with new solar reflective paint
The Toyota Prius pictured above features a shade of green that is probably the last color you'd want adorning the Japanese manufacturer's popular hybrid, but it actually serves a special purpose. The new color option uses science and technology to help drivers conserve electricity by reducing how much heat the car absorbs from the sun. Dubbed "Thermo-Tect Lime Green," the … Continue reading...
Apple is replacing early Retina MacBook USB-C charging cables
Did you purchase one of Apple's new 12-inch Retina MacBooks in the first few months after it launched last year? If so, you'll want to check the company's latest replacement program over the USB-C charging cables that shipped with the laptop. It seems that the cables that either shipped with the MacBook or were purchased individually through June 2015 have … Continue reading...
NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service
NBCUniversal has announced a new video streaming service called 'Hayu,' and it is designed specifically for fans of reality television. The service, which will be launching in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, is a one-stop online streaming destination for NBCUniversal’s reality TV shows, including The Millionaire Matchmaker and Made in Chelsea. NBCUniversal says this is a subscription VOD service, … Continue reading...
NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service
NBCUniversal has announced a new video streaming service called 'Hayu,' and it is designed specifically for fans of reality television. The service, which will be launching in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, is a one-stop online streaming destination for NBCUniversal’s reality TV shows, including The Millionaire Matchmaker and Made in Chelsea. NBCUniversal says this is a subscription VOD service, … Continue reading...
Facebook India MD to resign, but not over Free Basics failure
Facebook India’s managing director Kirthiga Reddy is resigning, it has been announced. After she steps down, Reddy will return to the US and seek “new opportunities,” apparently planning to remain with the social network at its Menlo Park headquarters. A successor is currently being sought, with Reddy reportedly working with Facebook’s Asia Pacific managing director William Easton and Asia Pacific … Continue reading...
SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus
SyFy has a TV show in the works, and it will include 5 scripted episodes made specifically for virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. NBCUniversal International Network has ordered a total of 15 episodes from Canadian studio Secret Location, and will have the 10 non-VR episodes aired on SyFy channel and on the network’s website. The series, as expected given the … Continue reading...
DARPA FLA project drone zooms indoors at 45MPH
DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program has resulted in a small drone that can zip through indoor corridors at just under 45MPH, doing so autonomously and without crashing. A specially crafted small drone was used, and it was equipped with a high-definition camera and a bunch of sensors onboard, enabling it to ‘see’ and avoid obstacles. The flight testing happened … Continue reading...
Foursquare adds food ordering with Delivery integration
Foursquare’s app is the latest option mobile users have for ordering food and having it delivered straight to their home or office. The new functionality comes via an integration with Delivery.com, a service that makes it easy for individuals to find local restaurants and merchants offering product delivery. Thanks to this integration, Foursquare users will be able to order meals, … Continue reading...
Ubersnap wants to print out your gifs (yes, they move)
Remember when you first watched Harry Potter, and practically all of the technology in the wizard world was just powered by whimsy? Old oil lamps, and quills made everything feel like it was set in the 1800's. However, the wizards had one interesting piece of tech that we muggles have yet to master. Printed copies of moving pictures. These were … Continue reading...
American Airlines, Uber team to shuttle passengers home (and back)
American Airlines and ridesharing service Uber have teamed up to offer passengers a way to get from the airport to their home and back again, nixing the need to order a taxi or use long-term parking. Of course, anyone could order an Uber ride to or from the airport anyway, making the partnership seem a little redundant. That’s why American … Continue reading...
GTA’s Valentine’s Day update lets you play star-crossed lovers
It's that time again. The time of year when couples plan romantic dinners and getaways. Gifts are exchanged, and chocolates are eaten. And if you're not in a relationship, you're sitting at home playing video games like any other day. Or if you both like gaming, maybe you're doing that together. Either way, Grand Theft Auto V has a new … Continue reading...
Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs
Musician Dr Dre has been tipped to be creating a semi-autobiographical TV show with Apple by the name of Vital Signs. At this time it is not clear where the first season of this show will debut, but if you're betting, you'd do well to bet on an Apple product like Apple TV and/or iTunes. Dre helped made Beats by … Continue reading...
How to avoid the new Netflix viruses and malware
Netflix scams are on the rise, so say the security crews at Tripwire and Symantec. How do you avoid such malware? How does your grandmother avoid downloading a virus? The answers are relatively simple, and they begin with sticking to the course. That is, not clicking on any advertisements that promise lower costs and coupons for Netflix-based deals on subscriptions. … Continue reading...
We’ve given up on comet-hopping Philae
It was one of the most ambitious space exploration missions ever: send a probe more than 300 million miles across the solar system to land on a moving comet. That Rosetta, and the Philae lander the spaceship carried, ever made it to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko was halfway to a miracle, but now the European Space Agency is calling time on ever … Continue reading...