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Marines Declare F-35B Operational, But Is It Really Ready For Combat?

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Marine Corp has declared initial operational capability for their first squadron of F-35Bs. The announcement is seen by some as more of PR achievement as the aircraft still has years of testing ahead of it. Others will argue that it represents a major accomplishment for the beleaguered F-35 program. Show More Summary

Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 to registered developers

Apple has released an updated build of iOS 8.4.1 for registered developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 features build number 12H318 and comes just over two weeks after the initial beta version. While the initial beta of iOS 8.4.1 didn’t feature any noticeable changes, the X.X.1 label suggests […]

Google to measure air quality through Street View

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Google has teamed up with Aclima to incorporate environmental sensors into its Street View cars. Initially tested on three vehicles in the Denver metro area, the partnership should lead to a better understanding of overall air quality...Show More Summary

Chicken Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella spp. Poly A contamination. All products tested negative by... Continue Reading

Electronic Sports League To Drug Test Professional Gamers

last weekHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

With professional gaming on the rise and its push to become a legitimate sport, even seeing (controversial) recognition from ESPN in recent weeks, one would expect there to be changes incoming. One such change is the initiative, sparked by the ESL, to begin drug testing its participants to ensure a fair competitive landscape for all […]

Play Ball! And Do It Faster!

last weekSports : Grantland

The 2015 season has been a petri dish for testing out baseball’s pace of play initiatives, particularly in the minors. But is the clock making things better? Worse? Different at all? It’s complicated. This isn’t just about minutes; it’s about motion, the purists who stand opposed to change, and the reformers who hunger to keep the game young.

Canon PowerShot G3 X added to studio test scene comparison

We've already published an initial real-world gallery from the PowerShot G3 X, Canon's newest enthusiast compact, and now we've put its capabilities to the test against our studio scene. The G3 X is weather-sealed and uses a 1"-type 20MP sensor with a 24-600mm equiv. Show More Summary

Sony has announced plans for a ‘stripped back’ version of Android

Sony is taking Android — backwards? A post on Sony’s mobile blog says the company is beta testing a version of Android that has a “stripped back, vanilla Android look and feel.” Initial testing will be done entirely in Sweden, limited to 500 Xperia Z3 owners. Show More Summary

Apple seeds iOS 9 public beta 2 to testers

Roughly two weeks after the initial release, Apple has pushed out an update to users testing the iOS 9 public beta on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest public beta release follows the earlier release of iOS 9 beta 4 for registered developers developing for the upcoming operating system update. iOS 9 is set to […]

Cristiano Ronaldo is testing out Benitez, gives new Real Madrid boss Alpha Male stare at training [Video]

The Spanish media have been closely following the initial exchanges between Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Benitez at Real Madrid’s Australia camp, and if body language is anything to go by, then there’s certainly a little tension between the pair. Show More Summary

How To Moderate Effectively In Usability Research

As UX professionals, we know the value of conducting usability research. But UX research initiatives — even when designed well — are not perfect. A lab study to test a website, for example, would never perfectly capture a user’s actual behavior in the wild. Show More Summary

Chelsea consider making new offer for John Stones after Everton reject £20m bid [Tweets]

One of the biggest transfer stories of the day was Chelsea having a £20 million bid for John Stones rejected by Everton. The Blues are reportedly preparing another bid to test Everton’s resolve, but the initial offer had Twitter talking about how much Stones was worth. Show More Summary

GE builds 100G to support IoT applications

GE is going to build a 100G network as part of an industry test bed to support its industry Internet initiative that the company says will support Internet of Things (IoT) communications across connected control systems, large infrastructure products and manufacturing plants.

These Phone Notifications Could Actually Change Your Kid's Life

 A little tech goes a long way. An initiative out of Stanford University has found success in boosting preschoolers’ test scores by sending basic text messages to their parents. The texts, which are sent three times a week during the school year, suggest simple literacy-boosting activities for parents to do with their kids at home. Show More Summary

Long-term success of Iran deal will not be in Obama's hands

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Confident that he's secured hard-fought victories on some of his biggest initiatives, President Obama has turned his focus to perhaps the chief test of his legacy: the long-term outcome of the Iran nuclear deal.

Ty Lawson DUI: NBA Star Arrested After Failing Field Sobriety Test

NBA star Ty Lawson was reportedly arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence (DUI). TMZ reports that the California Highway Patrol initially pulled over the 27-year-old point guard for speeding on the freeway. According...Show More Summary

New Ford F-150 Raptor completes initial durability testing

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The revamped 2017 Raptor is 25 percent faster than the outgoing model, based on lap times around an off-road desert test track.

Facebook and Internet.org want to connect the world using lasers

To help connect people around the world, Facebook’s Internet.org initiative is testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers. The thinking in Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is that affixing lasers to drones and satellites will beam a signal to just about anywhere. Show More Summary

Finnish Defence Forces Quietly Move to Readiness Mode

The largest circulation daily Helsingin Sanomat meanwhile, collates a number of initiatives and programs by the Finnish Defence Forces in an attempt to test the temperature of current attitudes to national defence. The paper interviewed analyst Mika Aaltola of the […]

Facebook's Messenger Payment Service Now Widely Available

Facebook today said its Messenger-based, peer-to-peer mobile payment service is now available to everyone across the U.S. It was initially tested in New York City earlier this year. Messenger users need only add their MasterCard- or Visa-backed debit card to pay anyone else on Messenger. Show More Summary

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