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SpaceX launches third batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites, reviving concerns

SpaceX sent a fresh batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites into orbit tonight on a Falcon 9 rocket, executing a mission that aims to give the California-based company the world's biggest commercial satellite constellation. When added to the previous two 60-satellite launches, the Starlink tally comes to 180 satellites. Some of SpaceX's previously launched satellites are no longer in service; nevertheless, the launch was expected to push Starlink past Planet's constellation of roug...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Falcon, StarLink, Redmond Wash


You Could Replace All Your Home's Wifi Hardware With This Tiny 5G Router

Mobile hotspots are a crucial tool for travelers needing to keep all their gear connected. But with the advent of 5G, Netgear’s new Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router could replace all of your home’s wifi equipment with a pocket-friendly hotspot that will provide fast wifi even when you take it on the road.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Internet, Tech, Ces, Wifi, Routers, Hotspot, 5g, Netgear, Consumer Tech, CES 2020, CES2020, M5 5g Wifi 6 Mobile Router, Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router


The PlayStation 5's New Logo Sure Looks Familiar

Sony just showed off the PlayStation 5's logo on-stage at CES. It’s...well, yeah, it sure is a PlayStation console logo.Read more...
Tags: Science, News, Sony, Kotaku Core, PlayStation 5, PS5


Steven Moffat's Dracula Was Like Good Sex That Got Bad Real Fast

Count Dracula is the iconic figure at the center of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ newest televised drama that debuted on BBC One and is currently streaming on Netflix, and you know what? He’s alarmingly sexy throughout the show in a way that vampires should be. He’s alluring, seductive, and compelling, which makes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Vampires, Bbc, Netflix, Streaming, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Dracula, Dolly Wells, Claes Bang, Lydia West


The Biggest Problems With Bluetooth Audio Are About to Be Fixed

Although used for everything from lightbulbs, to video game controllers, to RC toys, audio remains the most popular use for Bluetooth, powering the endless array of wireless headphones flooding the market. So as we move into the next decade the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is introducing some key upgrades to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Audio, Tech, Ces, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Consumer Tech, Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Wireless Headsets, CES 2020, CES2020, Le Audio


SanDisk Crammed a Colossal 8 Terabytes Into This Tiny SSD Drive

Falling somewhere between the extreme portability of a USB flash drive and the capacious affordable storage of a traditional hard drive, portable SSDs provide speed, convenience, and durability, but typically top out at around 2TB of storage at the moment. That’s still a lot of storage, but SanDisk has created a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Storage, Tech, Ces, Sandisk, Ssd, Western Digital, Consumer Tech, CES 2020, CES2020


Blue Origin takes one giant leap across the street to space venture’s new HQ in Kent

KENT, Wash. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space effort now officially has more space. To be precise, 232,885 square feet more space. That's the bottom line from today's ribbon-cutting ceremony for Blue Origin's new headquarters building — a multimillion-dollar facility across the street from the site of its original HQ and New Shepard suborbital spaceship factory in Kent. Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith told GeekWire that the new HQ was required because "we're growing like crazy...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Kent, Smith, Bob Smith, GeekWire, Kent Wash, Kent Blue Origin


What the Heck Is Going on With GoPro's Grounded Karma Drones?

The new year appears to be off to a bumpy start for some owners of GoPro Karma drones amid user reports that they’re unable to fly their devices due to an issue with compass calibration.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Go Pro


AMD Finally Seems Serious About Laptops

Since AMD launched Ryzen back in 2017, there’s been a constant refrain from AMD and press alike: The company is going to challenge Intel in the CPU space and help drive down prices and increase innovation. With the announcement of the Ryzen 4000 mobile series, it feels like AMD is finally—finally!—taking on Intel.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Ces, Amd, Cpus, Gpus, Consumer Tech, RYZEN, CES 2020


You Can Now Read Lauren Hissrich's Original Pitch for The Witcher

Toss a coin to your pitcher, o’ streaming giant of plenty...Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Lauren Hissrich


Trump Admin Plan to Collect DNA From Detained Migrants, Asylum Seekers Will Begin Soon

The Trump administration’s plan to collect DNA evidence from migrants detained in U.S. Customs and Borders Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities will commence soon in the form of a 90-day pilot program in Detroit and Southwest Texas, CNN reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Dna, Immigration, Dhs, Surveillance, Ice, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Detroit, Border Patrol, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Biometrics, Trump


NASA astronaut Christina Koch shares view of meteor shower, northern lights from space

Koch graduated from North Carolina State University.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Koch, Christina Koch


There's No Such Thing as Too Many LED Lights

When it comes to laptops, especially ones of the gaming variety, I ask you: How many lights are too much? 10, 20, 100? Well how about 1,215, because that’s the number of LEDs Asus put on the new Zephyrus G14's lid alone. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Asus, Ces, LEDs, Laptops, First Look, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2020, Asus Zephryus G14 First Look


What the Heck Is Going on With GoPro's Grounded Karma Drones? [Updated]

The new year appears to be off to a bumpy start for some owners of GoPro Karma drones amid user reports that they’re unable to fly their devices due to an issue with compass calibration.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Go Pro


'Alexa, Pay for Gas' Is Amazon's Latest IoT Honey Trap

At first blush, Amazon’s new “Alexa, pay for gas” feature looks like a little teaser for the truckload of new IoT devices likely coming this week. You can already tell Alexa to order things online, and Alexa’s new power to help you auto-pay at the gas pump seems like a narrower version of ordering from your phone at…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Exxon Mobil, Gas, Exxon, Alexa, Alexa Pay


Earthquake Destroys Famous Natural Landmark in Puerto Rico

A picturesque Puerto Rican landmark, Punta Ventana, has collapsed following a magnitude 5.79 earthquake.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earthquakes, Landmarks, Puerto Rico, Lost Landmarks, Punta Ventana


CES Must Be High

Here we go again. In an incident that sounds oddly familiar to an embarrassing controversy during the Consumer Electronics Show last year, the trade organization behind the massive tech event is once again under fire for honoring a product before turning around and censoring it. Last year, it was sex tech. This year,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Ces, Consumer Electronics Show, Squares, Keep, CES2020, Keep Labs


A Windows Switch Clone and Dual Screen Laptops Are Dell's Next Big Concepts

CES is generally for one of two things: companies showing off consumer gadgets that will go on sale later in the year, or far out devices that will attempt to shape how things gets made in the future. And with its Concept UFO, Concept Ori, and Concept Duet, it looks like Dell has some big ideas for the latter.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Ces, Dell, Concepts, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Ori, Dual Screen, Foldables, CES 2020, Dells Got Some Sweet Concepts For Ces 2020, Concept Ori, Concept Ufo, Concept Duet


Impossible Now Makes Pork From Plants

Lovers of dumplings who also happen to be vegetarians rejoice! Impossible Foods just announced a new product: pork. And thanks to the new fake pork, there’s also sausage.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Impossible Foods, Impossible, Impossible Burger, Impossible Pork


U.S. Families Are Paying Over $4,500 in Medical Bills Just to Have a Baby

Families covered by private, employer-provided insurance plans are paying higher and higher out-of-pocket costs for the delivery of their newborn, a new study found, despite the reforms enacted by the Affordable Care Act.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pregnancy, Insurance, Healthcare, Childbirth, Medical Bills


Breaking Down The New Mutants' Astonishingly Hype New Trailer

For a long while, it seemed as if Josh Boone’s The New Mutants would never actually make it into theaters to show us just what Fox was going to do with a horror story about mutants trapped in a nightmarish hospital. But then, like a distressed child trapped in limbo after accidentally teleporting themselves there, a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, 20th Century Fox, Maisie Williams, Demons, Josh Boone, Anya Taylor Joy, New Mutants, Alice Braga, X Men, Charlie Heaton, Mutants, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt


Lenovo Can't Quit Putting E-Ink Screens in Things, and It's Awesome

First, Lenovo made a dual-screen laptop that had a normal LCD on top, and an e-ink touchscreen where its keyboard would normally be. It was a bit awkward, but also very cool. Now, at CES 2020, Lenovo has announced a new ThinkBook with a regular screen up top and an e-ink screen on its lid. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kindle, Ces, Lenovo, Laptops, E Ink, Hands On, First Look, E Reader, ThinkBook, CES 2020, Thinkbook Plus First Look, First Lenovo


A Bard's Tale Can't Compare to Bad Soup in This Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Comic Exclusive

The customer is always right—especially on Thra, when that customer is a Skeksis attending a Gelfling tavern.Read more...
Tags: Science, Exclusive, Preview, Bard, BOOM Studios, Hup, The Dark Crystal, Thra, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, Bad Soup


This Beautiful Smartphone Is Like an Affordable Samsung Galaxy S10

Here in the U.S., despite owning smartphone brands including Palm, Blackberry, and Alcatel, TCL is mostly known for making quality TVs with affordable price tags, just like the 6-Series set we recently crowned as one of the best values on the market. But now, with the debut of its 10-series phones, TCL is hoping to…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Ces, 5g, Tcl, Alcatel TCL, CES 2020, Tcl 10 Series First Look, Tcl 10l, Tcl 10 Pro, Tcl 10 5g


The First Folding PC Is Remarkably Smart

When Lenovo first teased its foldable PC back in May it clearly needed a bit more work—even if it showed a lot of promise. Six months later at CES 2020, Lenovo is ready to debut the world’s first foldable PC and it’s slick as hell.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Lenovo, Laptops, First Look, Thinkpad, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, Foldables, CES 2020, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold First Look, Thinkpad X1 Fold


MIT Scientists’ “4D Materials” Shape-Shift into Human Face

Nicknamed “active origami,” and referred to as a shape-morphing system, an MIT-developed “4D material” begins flat but can blossom into something more complicated when its surrounding conditions change. Specifically, its 3D-printed lattice structure, which mimics mesh, expands through temperature variation and actually turns into the face of scientist Carl Friedrich Gauss. The visual was reverse engineered and Gauss was selected as the sculptural result to …
Tags: Space, Science, Design, Tech, Mit, 3d Printing, Innovation, Scientists, Linkaboutit, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Gauss, 4D, 4D Materials, Mew Materials


Severe childhood deprivation reduces brain size, study finds

Brain scans of Romanian orphans adopted in UK show early neglect left its markChildren who experience severe deprivation early in life have smaller brains in adulthood, researchers have found.The findings are based on scans of young adults who were adopted as children into UK families from Romania’s orphanages that rose under the regime of the dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Children, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Poverty, Social exclusion, Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu


Jupiter Is Flinging Comets Toward Earth

Some astronomers believe that Jupiter, instead of protecting Earth from dangerous comets and asteroids, is actively flinging objects into the inner solar system. New research now demonstrates this complex process in action. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, Asteroids, Jupiter, Rude, Astrophysics, Near Earth Objects, Trojans, Trans Neptunian Objects


Wildlife is thriving in Fukushima evacuation zones (video)

A lesson in what happens when the humans disappear.
Tags: Science, News


Earthquake Shows How Fragile Puerto Rico's Electric Grid Still Is

Puerto Rico just can’t seem to catch a break. The people of the island have been dealing with a series of small earthquakes for about a week, but the situation worsened Monday when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the southwest part of the island early morning. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Earthquake, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria



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