One of the cooling systems has failed on the International Space Station, requiring astronauts to power down to prioritize life-support systems, NASA confirmed Wednesday. The situation is not a life-threatening emergency but requires astronauts to cut back on normal operations, NASA spokesperson Josh Byerly told NBC News. Show More Summary
Huffington Post Grab your pitchforks and text art tanks: Huffington Post is doubling down on its anonymity crackdown. The site’s new commenting system, explained by Tim Mcdonald, HuffPost’s director of community, requires users to have a Facebook account:… Read more
The Xbox One will receive a mandatory update at 8PM ET. The update is automatically applied to consoles in the "Instant On" low-power state, which also allows the system to be turned on by voice. Those who power the console off completely...Show More Summary
Microsoft today announced the first major Xbox One system update, fixing a slew of issues for gamers who bought the new console. The company says the required update will be... Keep reading ?
Version 7.0.0-13U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements: Added Support for Nintendo Network IDs: Users can now create or link a Nintendo Network ID, which is required to use some network services,...Show More Summary
From a technical standpoint, Digital Rights Management is a WTF- it’s a crypto system which requires the user to have access to the key, and simply hopes to make getting the key out of the device too cumbersome to be worth a pirate’s time. Show More Summary
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NOC) Moss Point, Miss., Unmanned Systems Center started production of the first NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Block 40 Global Hawk aircraft, enhanced to meet NATO operational requirements. NATO representatives, state dignitaries, community leaders and Northrop Grumman […]
An accident-prevention system required by Congress but resisted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would stop a train from speeding through a sharp curve and potentially derailing, experts said.
CIOs should insist on built-in data telemetry on system performance in any new data arrays they buy, writes Consultant and Wikibon Analyst Scott Lowe in “CIOs Should Require Analytics As part of Vendor Infrastructure Support“. Advanced telemetry is a mainstream … Continue reading ?
TextExpander for iOS has been updated with a new method for sharing snippets. As we previously reported, Apple told Smile that they could no longer use Reminders to share snippets. The new system requires apps using TextExpander snippets...Show More Summary
Fifteen years ago, on November 30, 1998, the FBI flipped the switch on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, a provision of the 1993 Brady Act that requires background checks on individuals purchasing firearms or receiving them through some other means. Show More Summary
Colorado-based Modular Robotics has taken its Cubelets robotic building blocks to the next level with MOSS, a modular robot construction system that requires no coding or wiring skills on the part of the user. The kits are made up of...Show More Summary
I’m pleased to have had a chance to to review this new paper just published in the Journal of Climate: An Evaluation of Decadal Probability Forecasts from State-of-the-Art Climate Models Suckling, Emma B., Leonard A. Smith, 2013: An Evaluation of … Continue reading ?
The two-tier voting systems in Kansas and Arizona received a double-punch over the last week with dual federal and state court challenges to their new voting laws. In both states, citizens are required to show proof of citizenship before they register to vote in state elections. Show More Summary
In many voting systems, when there are more than two candidates and the rules require a majority of the votes to win, if no candidate receives a majority a runoff election is held between the two candidates who finished with the two highest vote totals. Some voting systems, instead of asking each voter to vote […]
Every year, the device of the modern car becomes more difficult. Regularly revised and new standards for quality and environmental standards, to satisfy more stringent requirements for safety and comfort. In addition, the modern car already requires more than just doing the classic features of the vehicle. Show More Summary
Andy Foster, Executive Officer California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), is calling for mixed martial arts (MMA) judging change in the wake of high-profile, controversial decisions in the main events of UFC 165 and 167, among others. Show More Summary
New York state's highest appellate court has struck down rules created by the Bloomberg administration that make it tougher for those in need to enter the city's shelter system. [ more › ]
Intelligent Implant Systems (Charlotte, NC) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the innovative Marauder cervical-thoracic spinal system. The Marauder has a unique locking mechanims that has no set screws and requires no torque. This enables easier rod reduction as the screw remains in place where positioned, helping to minimize implantation steps. Show More Summary
ATP is looking for a Knowledge Management Engineer in McLean, VA. According to the post, “The position requires analysis of proposed and existing systems from technological, methodological, and mission perspectives. The Sponsors systems...Show More Summary