That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers
A U.S. security official has suggested the government is considering extending its cabin laptop ban to all flights in and out of the U.S. The original ban came into effect in March, affecting select flights into the country. The post That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers appeared first on Digital Trends....
India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is on track to get a major upgrade by 2018
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), located about ten kilometers east of Narayangaon on the Pune-Nasik highway (NH50) is getting a major upgrade. The GMRT is the world’s largest radio telescope array in the metrewavelengths range. The upgrades will allow the GMRT to have capabilities unmatched till the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) becomes operational by 2023, according to a report in The Indian Express. Image: NCRA/TIFR Yashwant Gupta, dean of the GMRT observator...
In ‘Twin Peaks’ episodes 3 and 4, Cooper takes an otherworldly odyssey
Our Twin Peaks analysis continues with Parts 3 and 4, in which Agent Cooper goes on a strange journey. The sequence is a showcase for David Lynch's surreal aesthetic, and, despite how strange it all seems, a significant plot development. The post In ‘Twin Peaks’ episodes 3 and 4, Cooper takes an otherworldly odyssey appeared first on Digital Trends....
United States is considering banning laptops from all flights
The Donald Trump administration is considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the US, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said. Kelly, a retired general, was asked on Fox News on Sunday if he would expand an existing ban to cover laptops on all international flights into and out of the US, The Guardian reported. “I might,” he said. Such a move would dramatically expand the ban, announced in March, that affects about 50 flight...
Breakthrough LED technology could triple the resolution of display units
Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage — a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colours to form the images. With the current technology, each of these pixels contains three subpixels — one red, one green, one blue. However, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) ma...
That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise
Your GIFs will soon be subtle ads from companies working with search engines like Tenor, who tap on emotion-based GIF search terms. Tenor powers GIF searches for Facebook Messenger, Twitter, iMessage, Google's Gboard, and more. The post That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook plans to sell advertisements to pharmaceutical industry
Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the invitation-only summit is part of an initiative for advertisers called “Facebook Health”, run by a small team reporting into former Google Director Meredith Guerriero. The summit primarily focuses on gearing marketers in the pharmaceutical industry. “It is expected that Facebook Health may unveil t...
How not to launch a company in the U.S. — lessons learned from LeEco
 After a months’ long parade of endless red flags, LeEco’s Stateside woes finally came to a head this week. The company announced that it would be laying off 325 employees in the U.S. alone. And judging from a number of address forwarding emails I received, the company moved swiftly and without much warning. It’s always easier to Monday morning quarterback all of this after… Read More ...
Localization, please? Capcom reveals ‘Monster Hunter XX’ for Switch
Monster Hunter XX, an updated version of Monster Hunter Generations, is coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 25. The game will feature cross-play and cross-save between Switch and 3DS versions. The post Localization, please? Capcom reveals ‘Monster Hunter XX’ for Switch appeared first on Digital Trends....
Breakthrough LED technology could triple the resolution of display units
Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage — a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colours to form the images. With the current technology, each of these pixels contains three subpixels — one red, one green, one blue. However, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) ma...
Expand your PC’s storage the easy way with these external hard drives
Whether you want an external hard drive that is fast, portable, or comes with a ton of storage, one of these five hard drives is perfect for you. It's simply a matter of working out what's most important to you. The post Expand your PC’s storage the easy way with these external hard drives appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook plans to sell advertisements to pharmaceutical industry
Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the invitation-only summit is part of an initiative for advertisers called “Facebook Health”, run by a small team reporting into former Google Director Meredith Guerriero. The summit primarily focuses on gearing marketers in the pharmaceutical industry. “It is expected that Facebook Health may unveil t...
The difference between smartphone gimmick and game changer
 It’s hard to find a legitimately bad flagship phone these days. Sure, one peeks its head out from time to time, but on a whole most phones are pretty good. The screens, the cameras, the internals. There are always a few bits that could use improving (see: battery and durability), but the gulf between good and bad isn’t any near where it once was. And for the past several… Read More ...
Judah Vs. The Machines: In which a robot services a hotel room
 Robots remain a rare sight outside of labs in most of the world, but in Silicon Valley, they have already started taking on service jobs. In this episode of Judah Vs. The Machines, Judah visits the Crowne Plaza hotel in San Jose to check out Relay, a hotel service robot that can autonomously bring guests food and other necessities. After poking Relay’s creator, Steve Cousins about equal… Read More ...
Get your coding career off the ground with the $49 Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle
Want to learn coding but don't have any clue where to begin? Our 10-lesson Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle contains more than 80 hours of learning material on JavaScript, Python, and more. It can be yours for only $49. The post Get your coding career off the ground with the $49 Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle appeared first on Digital Trends....
Fake it till you make it! How to shoot and edit amateur vlogs that look pro
Whether it's a vlog, cooking demo, makeup tutorial, or a hands-on review, our beginner's guide will help you create the best videos on a modest budget or with the gear you already own. The post Fake it till you make it! How to shoot and edit amateur vlogs that look pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tips for buying a used smartphone
You can save some cash by buying a second-hand device, but there are a few things to keep in mind when buying a used smartphone. Lucky for you, we've gathered a few handy tips and tricks to help you out. The post Tips for buying a used smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet
 Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in money hand over… Read More ...
How to watch (and appreciate) the Indy 500, the ‘greatest spectacle in racing’
The Indy 500 celebrates its 101st running this year, so what better time to learn a little bit more about this iconic race? We’ve got everything you need to know about the Indy 500 right here, including how to watch. The post How to watch (and appreciate) the Indy 500, the ‘greatest spectacle in racing’ appeared first on Digital Trends....
Get off the grid without going hungry with the best backpacking stoves
Be it a week-long expedition in the backcountry or a month spent in the mountains, a proper cooking stove is essential. Here are our picks of the absolute best cooking stoves for backpacking currently on the market. The post Get off the grid without going hungry with the best backpacking stoves appeared first on Digital Trends....