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Saturday May 4, 2019. 08:22 PM
Enlarge / Detail from a 16th century drawing depicting an elderly Leonardo da Vinci's damaged right hand. A new study concludes he suffered from 'claw hand.' (credit: Museum of Gallerie Dell’Accademia, Venice) Famed artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci suffered from a...
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Enlarge / The Kessel Run version of the Millenium Falcon. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with a special weekend edition of his usual deals roundup. Today is May the 4th, which means it's once again time for Star Wars lovers around...
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Enlarge (credit: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images) A software supply-chain attack represents one of the most insidious forms of hacking. By breaking into a developer's network and hiding malicious code within apps and software updates that users trust,...
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) AMD wants in on the Chromebook craze. A few OEMs, including HP, Acer, and Lenovo, announced AMD-powered Chromebooks at CES this year, and those devices are just starting to become available. Intel processors power most Chromebooks...
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Enlarge (credit: Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Image) There are plenty of good reasons that people should cycle more. People who exercise more are healthier and can score higher on cognitive tests, for one thing. And replacing short car trips with journeys by...
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Friday May 3, 2019. 11:58 PM
Enlarge / The Device Assembly Facility at the Nevada National Security Site. (credit: Nevada National Security Site ) This week, Energy Department Secretary Rick Perry sent a letter to Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto saying that the Department would move a half-ton...
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Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2018. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Strong investor appetite for Tesla's stocks and bonds has allowed the company to raise more money than it had original anticipated, Tesla disclosed in Friday financial filings. As we reported yesterday, the...
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Enlarge / The Roman Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome. French scientists suggest its structure might have helped protect it from earthquake damage. (credit: Alex Livesey/Danehouse/Getty Images)) Scientists are hard at work developing...
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Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) The classic Windows game Solitaire has joined such landmarks as Doom, Tetris, and World of Warcraft in being inducted into the Strong Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The award recognizes Solitaire's role as a significant part...
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Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Less than two years after buying Tumblr as part of its Yahoo acquisition, Verizon is reportedly trying to sell the blogging platform. Pornhub...
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Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg in 2016. (credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook is considering raising as much as a billion dollars for a new cryptocurrency-based payment network that could compete directly with conventional credit cards, The Wall Street Journal reports. ...
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Enlarge / Vlambeer's Super Crate Box is among the well-remembered iOS titles being brought back thanks to GameClub. Apple's 2017 shift from 32-bit to a 64-bit code base for iOS has shut the door on countless games and apps designed during the platform's early days. Now, a...
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Enlarge (credit: Tom Williams| Getty Images) If you're going to ride an e-scooter, you really ought to wear a helmet. That's the main take-home message from a study conducted by the Austin Public Health Department and the CDC, published this week. The data, gathered this...
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Enlarge / An infrared view of the Falcon 9 first stage landing on Saturday morning. (credit: SpaceX) 3:30am ET Saturday Update: The Falcon 9 rocket launched on time early Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, streaking into the nighttime sky and ...
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Enlarge / Classic characters (klassic karacters?) Raiden and Johnny Cage face off in a nostalgic-themed arcade level. The original Mortal Kombat was part of the arcade experience that quite literally shaped my life in gaming—I've been a dedicated fighting game...
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Enlarge / The mighty Delta IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.47 of the Rocket Report! This week, we have some news on failures both recent and not-so-recent—this week's Crew Dragon spacecraft from...
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Enlarge (credit: Caetano Candal Sato / Flickr) Microsoft's annual developer conference kicks off on Monday, and the company will no doubt have all manner of things to announce for Azure and, if we're lucky, Windows. To whet our appetites, the company has unveiled a crop of...
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Enlarge / Mayhew arrives at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the El Capitan Theatre on May 10, 2018, in Hollywood. (credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in all the character's live-action scenes until 2015's The Force...
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What's to come of November's Sonic the Hedgehog film? We thought we knew based on a very odd-looking trailer, but Thursday's news may have changed everything. [credit: Paramount / Sega ] On Thursday, 48 hours after the world finally saw what this November's Sonic The...
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Enlarge / An artist's approximation of an Xbox Live player crossing the lines as set by Microsoft in a new Xbox Community Standards page this week. (credit: Getty Images / Sam Machkovech) An apparently new page at the official Xbox website, dubbed 'Community Standards for...
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