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February 19, 2019

NASA's space observatory will map the sky with unprecedented detail

Tech -- Digital Trends - NASA is preparing to launch a cutting-edge space observatory to create the most detailed map ever produced of the sky. Doing...

February 19, 2019 05:55 PM

Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Tech -- TechCrunch - Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift....

February 19, 2019 05:54 PM

The new Air Force One arrives in 2024. Here's what we know so far.

Tech -- Popular Science - This Presidents Day, consider the past, present, and future of the airborne White House.

We looked...

February 19, 2019 05:54 PM

February 18, 2019

Linux package installs on Chromebooks to show app name, version and details, possibly in Chrome OS 73

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Curious what you're actually installing when you add a Linux app to your Chromebook? A new dialog box, possibly ready for...

February 18, 2019 08:15 PM

Apple releasing 'all-new' 16-inch MacBook Pro and 32-inch 6K monitor this year, says report

Tech -- The Verge - Apple is planning an 'all-new' MacBook Pro design for this year, well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said in a research note...

February 18, 2019 05:51 PM

AmateurLogic 127: Winter Projects

AmateurLogic -- AmateurLogic.TV Episode 127 is now available for download. Emile and the Ozone ARC participate in Winter Field Day. Winter is the perfect time...

February 18, 2019 04:05 AM

How to clean and descale your Keurig coffee maker

Media -- USATODAY - Tech Top Stories - A great cup of coffee starts with a clean Keurig machine.

February 18, 2019 03:43 AM

NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool

Life -- NASA Image of the day - NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features...

February 18, 2019 02:27 AM

Android 9 Brings Crippling Bug To Chrome OS 72: What You Need To Know

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Chrome OS 72 is officially available for the majority of Chrome devices but despite a lot of coverage stating it, Android 9...

February 18, 2019 01:25 AM

These weatherproof wireless security cameras with 2-year battery life are half the price of Arlo cams

Tech -- BGR - There's no question that Netgear's Arlo brand is responsible for starting the cord-free security camera craze. Of course once something...

February 18, 2019 01:01 AM

Apple buys AI voice startup that helps companies build Alexa and Google Assistant apps

Tech -- The Verge - Apple has acquired a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup called PullString that specializes in helping companies...

February 18, 2019 12:58 AM

February 17, 2019

Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian

Tech -- TechCrunch - Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by...

February 17, 2019 11:31 PM

Report claims Apple's first new iPhones of 2019 will be released this month

Tech -- BGR - Call a coincidence or whatever else you want, but it is certainly a bit odd that both of the world's top two smartphone companies found...

February 17, 2019 11:26 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e coming soon for $400 and up (AMOLED display, octa-core CPU)

Tech -- Liliputing - Samsung continues to be one of the only companies cranking out premium Android tablets year after year... and 2019 is no different....

February 17, 2019 11:25 PM

February 15, 2019

Here's what Linux backup and restore for Chromebooks looks like, expected in Chrome OS 74

Tech -- About Chromebooks - With a feature freeze date of next week for Chrome OS 74, there's been a slew of activity by developers to implement the...

February 15, 2019 07:41 PM

Smartphones will get a lot more interesting next week

Tech -- Mashable - This time next week, there will be dozens of new Android smartphones to choose from, and many of them will be unlike any other smartphone...

February 15, 2019 07:35 PM

Berkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits Oracle

Media -- Reuters - Technology - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it trimmed its stake in iPhone maker Apple Inc, its largest stock investment,...

February 15, 2019 06:31 PM

Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit could replace satellites for the Air Force in 24 hours

Media -- CNBC - Business - Branson touted on Thursday the quick turnaround capability that rocket launcher Virgin Orbit may soon be able to provide the...

February 15, 2019 06:31 PM

Workforce data collection risks damaging employee trust: Accenture survey

Enterprise -- IT World Canada - In a typical day in the office in 2019, your employer might be collecting a lot of data about you. Perhaps you use a time tracking...

February 15, 2019 06:11 PM

Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Mozilla plans to boost Firefox's defensive skills by mimicking the "Site Isolation" technology introduced to Google's Chrome...

February 15, 2019 06:08 PM

Rethinking how Microsoft employees get to work

Enterprise -- Microsoft IT Showcase - The goal at Microsoft is ambitious-to get most company employees to stop driving to work by themselves.

"Our vision is...

February 15, 2019 06:06 PM

Superfast Raspberry Pi rival: Odroid N2 promises blistering speed for only 2x price

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Hardkernel's Odroid N2 promises great performance for its price.

February 15, 2019 06:02 PM

Google's 2019 hardware plans? New Pixel 3 Lite to undercut iPhone XR

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Google is thought to be planning a major push on hardware, with new phones, a watch, a security camera, and a refreshed smart speaker.

February 15, 2019 06:02 PM

How Amazon and Eero could bring enterprise-grade threat management to the masses

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - What if every Amazon customer could benefit from the power of AWS and machine learning to thwart malware and other security threats?

February 15, 2019 06:02 PM

NASA wants to jump-start development of landers to take humans to the Moon

Tech -- The Verge - After more than a year of talk about returning humans to the Moon, NASA is asking the aerospace community to come up with designs...

February 15, 2019 05:42 PM

Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

Tech -- TechCrunch - Walmart's tech incubator Store N 8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers...

February 15, 2019 05:31 PM

Opera teases new desktop browser design

Tech -- TechCrunch - Browser maker Opera has been teasing a new project called R3 or 'Reborn3'. The new project is now available as a beta version -...

February 15, 2019 05:30 PM

Smartwatch sales soared in 2018, with Apple leading the charge

Tech -- Digital Trends - The NPD Group, a market research organization, has reported smartwatch sales soared in 2018. Apple is leading the charge, but...

February 15, 2019 05:30 PM

Stunning iOS 13 concept video may give us a glimpse of the iPhone's future

Tech -- BGR - When it comes to Apple's product cycle, it's no great surprise that new iPhone releases always garner more attention than new iOS updates....

February 15, 2019 05:21 PM

February 14, 2019

Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test

Life -- NASA Image of the day - This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris...

February 14, 2019 08:18 PM

NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

Military -- NASA - One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost...

February 14, 2019 08:03 PM

Malt raises $28.6 million for its freelancer platform

Tech -- TechCrunch - French startup Malt is raising a $28.6 million funding round (€25 million) with Idinvest Partners leading the round and existing...

February 14, 2019 07:57 PM

NASA's deputy chief echoes JFK in a pitch for commercial space ventures

Tech -- GeekWire - NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard, at left, receives congratulations from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine after a swearing-in...

February 14, 2019 07:57 PM

The Apple Watch continues to dominate the booming smartwatch market

Tech -- BGR - Apple has never disclosed unit sales for the Apple Watch and it's entirely possible it never will. Especially now that Apple recently decided...

February 14, 2019 07:56 PM

More than 1 million people cut the cord during the most recent quarter

Tech -- BGR - Dish Network announced today that it shed 334,000 subscribers during the fourth quarter, with a substantial portion of the departures being...

February 14, 2019 07:56 PM

Is Your Chromebook On Chrome OS 72? Here's the official update list.

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Chrome OS 72 has officially been pushed to the Stable channel but as many of you have discovered, not every Chromebook has received...

February 14, 2019 07:54 PM

Slack adds app building tools as productivity arms race with Microsoft Teams continues

Tech -- GeekWire - Outside Slack's office in San Francisco.

Slack wants to make it easier to build apps and integrations...

February 14, 2019 07:30 PM

Google reportedly launching Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel Watch later this year

Tech -- The Verge - What's next for Google's Pixel range? A non-premium handset and a smartwatch, says a recent report from Nikkei Asian Review.


February 14, 2019 07:29 PM

How to set up Apple's HomeKit for your smart home

Tech -- The Verge - Apple's HomeKit may not be the most popular of the major smart home systems, especially when compared to competitors like Amazon's...

February 14, 2019 07:29 PM

Eight Sleep unveils The Pod, a bed that's smarter about temperature

Tech -- TechCrunch - Smart mattress company Eight Sleep is announcing its newest product today, The Pod. Co-founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti described...

February 14, 2019 07:26 PM

February 13, 2019

7 of the Best Semiconductor Stocks to Buy for 2019

U.S. News -- Stock selection is critical in a difficult semiconductor market.

February 13, 2019 06:44 PM

Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks

Infosec -- The Hacker News - Smart devices definitely make our lives easier, faster, and more efficient, but unfortunately, an insecure smart device can...

February 13, 2019 06:13 PM

Robert Curbeam: Building the Space Station, Making History

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Robert Curbeam currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight.

February 13, 2019 06:12 PM

NASA to Share Results of Effort to Recover Mars Opportunity Rover

Military -- NASA - NASA will discuss the status of its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) Wednesday,...

February 13, 2019 05:35 PM

Welp, we now know almost everything about Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup

Tech -- Mashable - Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup won't officially launch until next week so, naturally, the phones' entire spec sheets have already leaked.


February 13, 2019 05:27 PM

Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch

Tech -- TechCrunch - The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales, here in the States. The category has been a rare bright...

February 13, 2019 05:22 PM

DARPA wants smart bandages for wounded warriors

Tech -- TechCrunch - Nowhere is prompt and effective medical treatment more important than on the battlefield, where injuries are severe and conditions...

February 13, 2019 05:20 PM

Spruce up your Chromebook experience with these 14 new Chrome themes from Google

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Tired of the same old look and feel of Chrome OS? Check out these 14 new themes made by the Google Chrome team to give a...

February 13, 2019 05:19 PM

February 12, 2019

UiPath's Chris Morgan Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chief

Business Wire -- UiPath's Chris Morgan has been named a 2019 CRN Channel Chief

February 12, 2019 08:04 PM

The Red Planet's Layered History

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits, as shown in this image...

February 12, 2019 06:31 PM