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Wednesday June 26, 2019. 11:43 PM
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley) Verizon yesterday received the government's permission to lock handsets to its network for 60 days after each device's activation, despite open-access rules that apply to one of Verizon's key spectrum licenses. The Federal...
Too much data slurped in October, months after snoops vowed not to do that Analysis The NSA illegally gathered a trove of American citizens' phone and text message records just four months after it promised it had taken steps to literally not do that again.…
President Donald Trump's plan to increase tariffs on goods produced in China would affect a wide range of consumer goods. One gadget that could see a price increase because of a trade war is the video game consoles, and the three biggest companies behind consoles have come...
The clock's ticking to fix a Gatekeeper bug that would let hackers slip malware onto your computer undetected.
Admit it. Up there with being a secret agent and paleontologist, the role of astronaut was likely one of the future careers you considered pursuing when you were a kid. Of course, not […] The post This NASA-Themed Bundle Will Delight Any Space Fan appeared first on
    Geek - Jun 26, 11:11 PM
It hasn't even been a full week since Riviera City, a town that fell victim to ransomware hackers, paid almost $600,000 in an attempt to regain control of vital city networks. Today, there's news that the government of yet another Florida town, Lake City, has voted to pay...
Alana Paterson documents the young female hockey players defying gender expectations.
F1 2019 has arrived a few months earlier than F1 games in years past. I think there are enough meaningful improvements to warrant a purchase. [credit: Codemasters ] Coming up with something new to say about the annual update to a franchised sports game is probably almost ...
Dairy Queen (DQ) is celebrating the Apollo 11 mission upside down: The soft serve ice cream chain just unveiled its new “Zero Gravity Blizzard,” a cosmic-inspired frozen dessert that looks like a creamy […] The post Dairy Queen’s Cosmic ‘Zero Gravity’ Blizzard Celebrates US...
    Geek - Jun 26, 10:51 PM
Their paws were fast as lightning. Pew, pew, pew! This is EPIC! Still better than a Mayweather fight Really need to know the story behind this video capture, apparently shot from a small plane.
Enlarge / The RoboBee X­Wing without its power and electronics. (credit: Noah T. Jafferis and E. Farrell Helbling, Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory) Just over six years ago, when researchers at Harvard announced that they had made tiny flying robots, they immediately began ...
Speaking of Google, the company is sending out warnings to Microsoft SwiftKey users that the keyboard will no longer be able to access the data in Google Accounts, including Gmail content, starting on July 15th. From a report: In an email, Google is telling SwiftKey users...
Carla doesn't care much for fancy pens. She wants ones that are foolproof and cheap. That's why she likes the Bic Round Stic. I was in a generous mood, so I bought her a box of 60 Stics for $5.00 on Amazon.
Long-running shows with 20-episode-plus seasons are not a specialty of streaming services.
My informal poll suggests that most people make at least two of these mistakes, possibly three.
Enlarge / This could all be 25% more expensive if the Trump administration's latest Chinese tariff threats go through. With the long-running trade war between the United States and China continuing to escalate, the Trump administration is now threatening to institute a 25% ...
Not so fast, Boeing. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said today it has identified a possible new risk that Boeing will have to deal with on the 737 MAX jet series, before the grounded jet gets FAA permission to fly again. FAA told Reuters about the newly discovered ...
Part of growing up is recognizing the fact that everything you loved as a child was created to sell you toys. Franchises like Power Rangers, G.I. Joe, and Masters of the Universe weren’t […] The post Why ‘Transformers’ Still Resonates, 35 Years Later appeared first on...
    Geek - Jun 26, 10:23 PM
There's an app for that: Android users can now create their own bio-based musical compositions. Nearly seven years ago, MIT scientists mapped the molecular structure of proteins in spider silk threads onto musical theory to produce the 'sound' of silk in hopes of...
Back in January, Amy Hawkins and Jeffrey Wasserstrom published a fascinating, nuanced look why Chinese state censors had banned the mention of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' on social media, but not the book itself. Now, the pair are back with a wider look at the way that ...
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