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Tuesday September 25, 2018. 05:01 PM
Enlarge / A military version of the Leonardo AW139 flown by the Qatar Emiri Air Force. A US version, built in partership with Boeing, has won the US Air Force's nuclear security helicopter competition. (credit: Boeing) Just in time to avoid the end of the fiscal year, the...
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WinFuture Huawei's latest flagship smartphone will be the Mate 20 Pro, and the first images of it have leaked. German site WinFuture has posted press images of the upcoming smartphone, which will be announced on October 16th. The pictures show a mostly cookie-cutter...
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Enlarge / Neither of these steam engines get close to the Carnot efficiency. (credit: Les Chatfield) Almost all of modern physics comes down to understanding steam engines. Yes, we have all sorts of fancy laws about the Universe and atoms, but thermodynamics rules them all...
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Enlarge / iFixit opens up the Apple Watch Series 4. (credit: iFixit) Apple announced a number of features that got people excited for the Apple Watch Series 4, and its redesigned internals show how much thought the company put into its latest smartwatch. iFixit tore down...
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The Nasca Boy's remains are now on display in the National Museum of Ica, Peru. (credit: Tilley et al. 2018) Most Peruvian mummies come bundled in cloth, with their legs folded up to their chests and their arms around their knees. But the young boy we now know only as the...
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Enlarge / In May, Vector launched a full-scale prototype of the Vector-R rocket. (credit: Vector) For a long time Rocket Propellant-1, or RP-1, reigned supreme as the fuel of choice for the first stage of rockets. This highly refined form of kerosene, which was derived from ...
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Late last week, Apple released more details about how (with certain opt-in settings) the Apple Watch Series 4 will contact emergency services if the watch detects that you've had a hard fall. Before actually contacting first responders, ...
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Enlarge / Bloomberg Best of the Year 2017: Powerpacks which will be used to form the world's largest lithium-ion battery stand on display during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29,...
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Microsoft The perpetually licensed version of the desktop Office apps, branded Office 2019, was released today. It's available as a one-time purchase for volume-licensed commercial customers. A consumer release will come in the next few weeks. Office 2019 is supported on...
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Monday September 24, 2018. 11:25 PM
Enlarge / Even searches on Bing will show organizational results, in a section above the regular Web results. (credit: Microsoft) (credit: Joanna Bourne / Flickr) Microsoft is shaking up the search boxes found in Bing, Office, Windows, Teams, and everywhere else it shows ...
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Enlarge (credit: Apple) I ended last year’s review of macOS High Sierra by lamenting its invisibility but praising the much-needed work it did on the macOS foundation. There weren’t a lot of ways to tell that a Mac was running High Sierra instead of Low Sierra, but...
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Enlarge / It's still pretty easy to make a bootable USB install drive for macOS Mojave. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple hasn’t shipped operating systems on physical media in almost a decade, but there are still good reasons to want a reliable old USB stick for macOS...
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(credit: Comcast) Comcast on Saturday won an auction to purchase Sky, the UK-based media and telecom company, with a $40 billion bid that topped an offer from 21st Century Fox. Sky on Monday recommended that its shareholders accept the offer from Comcast before a deadline...
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Enlarge (credit: Bill McChesney) Pandora has agreed to be acquired by satellite company SiriusXM for $3.5 billion. The deal will expand SiriusXM's reach. The satellite company has 36 million subscribers, while Pandora has more than 70 million monthly active users. The...
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Enlarge / IceCube is actually under the ice, pointing downward. The Earth is a big filter to remove all the other stuff the Universe throws at us. (credit: Eli Duke) I’ve largely given up writing stories about new dark-matter candidates. Theoretical physicists keep coming ...
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Enlarge / Not so honest drug pricing? (credit: Getty | YinYang) When nearly 100 drugs became scarce between 2015 and 2016, their prices mysteriously increased more than twice as fast as their expected rate, an analysis recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine...
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Enlarge (credit: Archives New Zealand) 250 years ago, Captain Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks set sail in HMS Endeavour to find the rumored southern continent (of course, indigenous Australians had known about it for tens of thousands of years at that point). In 1770, ...
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Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K and remote. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple's original shows are reportedly going through a lot of fine-tuning to fit the company's family-friendly standards. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple has edited or axed some of its...
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Enlarge / An artist's conception of the AR1 engine. (credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne) The latest financial release from aerospace manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne reveals that the company spent none of its own money on development of the AR1 rocket engine this spring. Moreover,...
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Enlarge / A VT100 remote terminal, which is basically the same thing as Windows Remote Desktop. (credit: Wolfgang Stief) A new Windows version for multiple users was spotted last month, and now we know what it's for: Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a new service providing...
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