What did you get up to this long weekend? It probable can’t compete with one Japanese man who tried to light a cigarette and ended up burning down part of a house. The worst bit is his casual efforts to put it out. More »
Through the staggered release of Intel’s 6 th Generation Core processors, known as Skylake, we reported in our architecture deep dive that Intel would be introducing a raft of known features, including Software Guard Extensions (SGX) among others. Show More Summary
San Francisco recently reported that its 911 system has experienced an incredible increase in calls since 2011. Was it due to its growing population? Or over-reporting? Or maybe just over-parenting? Nah: It was butt dials. Read more...
Thanks to the Project Apollo Archive, you can now browse through a veritable treasure trove of original Apollo pictures
We know it’s possible to levitate objects with sound, provided the objects are small and the sound is used carefully. It seems it’s also possible to make those objects form all kinds of shapes and then lose their minds. Read more...
Want to have a warmer winter? Now’s the time to save on down jackets and learn about cold weather sleeping bags. PSE just released the lightest compound bow ever and new watches from Suunto bring effective satellite navigation to your wrist. This is What’s New Outside. Read more...
A handful of days after going up for initial pre-orders, Amazon's new and improved Fire TV set-top box is now available for purchase and immediate shipping. The new box, which carries the same design as the original but adds a faster processor, 4K video support and Echo-inspired "Alexa" voice actions, will set you back a smooth $99.
An independent investigation hasn’t found any evidence of customers’ information being misused, the hotel operator said.
Apple on Monday confirmed the purchase of machine learning firm Perceptio, a startup focused on bringing advanced image-classifying artificial intelligence to smartphones with minimal data overhead.
Researchers have developed an artificial-intelligence system based on a dragonfly’s vision that they say could aid the blind and help create a better driverless car.
Jack Dorsey fancies himself a philosopher. He fancies himself an artist. He fancies himself a fashion designer. And he fancies himself the kind of man who can run two multibillion-dollar companies at the same time. Between those ambitions and that beard, Dorsey sounds a bit like the most interesting man in the tech world. Show More Summary
2015 is a pretty monumental year for Back to the Future fans. Not only did the iconic movie celebrate its 30th anniversary this past July, but October 21, 2015 marks the date that Marty McFly and his trusty cohort Doc travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. Show More Summary
And lo, the Surface Pro 4 did arrive. At least that is the general market expectation at the moment. Tomorrow morning in New York City, Microsoft will host an event that should include an array of new hardware, including, yes, a new Surface Pro device. Read More
Tim Cook: What is his legacy? I see it all around us: An incredible team hat embodies his spirit of innovation and creativity. The greatest products on earth, beloved by customers and empowering hundreds of millions of people around the world. Show More Summary
Ben Fritz and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: Mr. Jobs’s allies, led by his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, say the film “Steve Jobs,” and other recent depictions, play down his accomplishments and paint Mr. Jobs as cruel and inhumane. Show More Summary
As a fitbit owner I have been waiting expectantly for notification support to be added to the app every time the Windows Phone app has been updated, but the company today revealed that this will likely not come any time soon, as they are waiting for Microsoft to deliver a critical component of the notification […]
Cisco's new CEO Chuck Robbins is convinced that the company's future rests on the big new thing called the Internet of Things, where all kinds of machines and objects get sensors, apps and join the internet. On Monday, at a press conference...Show More Summary
Another big music label embraces Rightscorp's $20 per song copyright fines.
When it comes to which social networks drive the most shoppers to e-commerce sites, Facebook is the clear leader; the social networking giant drove 67% of all socially referred e-commerce traffic last year, according to SimilarWeb. However,...Show More Summary
David Byttow, the former founder and CEO of notorious Silicon Valley flop Secret, has a new company brewing, TechCrunch reports — and this time, he thinks he can crack the notoriously difficult business market. Secret, an app that let you anonymously share your thoughts with the world, started off strong when it launched in 2014. Show More Summary