Category: Technology

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ISS astronauts will get their own Star Wars premiere—in space

ISS astronauts will get their own Star Wars premiere—in space

Enlarge / In space, no one can hear you stream. Because the latency would kill you.NASA When you're orbiting 400 kilometers above the ...
The iPhone X Gave Up On Touch ID, But Fingerprint Sensors Have A Futur

The iPhone X Gave Up On Touch ID, But Fingerprint Sensors Have A Futur

After spending six weeks with the iPhone X, I’ve found a lot to like in the device; it’s the most advanced smartphone I’ve ever used. Apple did a mast ...
33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a massive colle ...
Groupon’s Andrew Mason is back with “a word processor for audio”

Groupon’s Andrew Mason is back with “a word processor for audio”

In 2013, Andrew Mason was famously fired as CEO of Groupon, a company he cofounded. His second act, Detour, was a startup that created podcast-like au ...
Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe

Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe

Astronomers have at least two gnawing questions about the first billion years of the universe, an era steeped in literal fog and figurative mystery. T ...
How curiosity sparked these important inventions

How curiosity sparked these important inventions

It may not always be on the forefront of our minds, but everything on earth (that isn’t, ya know, trees and animals and stuff) has been inspired by t ...
Finally, A Podcast For The End Of The World

Finally, A Podcast For The End Of The World

Like many of us living through these trying times, Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings and Long Winters frontman John Roderick have been thinking about the ...
Walter Scott’s Murder And The Unfulfilled Promise Of Citizen Media

Walter Scott’s Murder And The Unfulfilled Promise Of Citizen Media

Two and a half years ago, a white police officer named Michael Slager repeatedly shot an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in the back. Yesterday, Slag ...
Bitcoin Heist Adds $77 Million To Total Hacked Hauls Of $15 Billion

Bitcoin Heist Adds $77 Million To Total Hacked Hauls Of $15 Billion

Slovenian website NiceHash, which lets users buy and sell computer time for mining cryptocurrency, lost about $77 million when its payment system was ...
DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord

DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord

Enlarge / We'd like to imagine AlphaZero playing its chess within a 1980s' style BBS system.Chris Wilkinson We last heard from DeepMin ...
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