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December 11, 2018

This one-button device can do many things

EE -- Arduino Blog - Bigger isn't always better, as illustrated nicely by this device from YouTuber "Volos Projects." It's not only physically quite...

December 11, 2018 06:49 PM

Google Fit gets improved activity logging and a breathing exercise

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google Fit, Google' s activity-tracking app for Android, is getting a small but meaningful update today that adds a few new features...

December 11, 2018 06:28 PM

Need a task manager that integrates with Gmail on your Chromebook? Try Any.do

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Need a smart task manager to get things done? Any.do has long been a favorite of mine but its even better now on a Chromebook...

December 11, 2018 06:25 PM

Google+ is shutting down four months early because of a new security bug

Tech -- BGR - Google never could figure out a coherent story to tell that would spur greater usage of its flameout of a social network. And now it seems...

December 11, 2018 06:24 PM

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space, where only one spacecraft has gone before

Tech -- The Verge - For only the second time in history, a human-made object has entered interstellar space.

On Monday, NASA announced that the Voyager...

December 11, 2018 06:22 PM

Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more

Tech -- TechCrunch - Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local...

December 11, 2018 06:16 PM

Turn any speaker into an Alexa smart speaker with Amazon's new accessory

Tech -- BGR - Amazon's lineup of Echo speakers is fantastic, but why should your access to Alexa be confined only to Echo Dots and the like? Amazon has...

December 11, 2018 06:15 PM

The era of the 'hole punch' smartphone has begun

Tech -- Mashable - The end of the controversial display notch is nigh... for Android at least.

Samsung kickstarted the death of the cutout with - no...

December 11, 2018 06:11 PM

December 10, 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

Military -- NASA - For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the...

December 10, 2018 09:51 PM

Microsoft Teams usage passes Slack in new survey; IT pros expect its presence to double by 2020

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft Teams is now being used by more organizations than its rival Slack,...

December 10, 2018 07:36 PM

Raspberry Pi kits and courses might be the perfect gift for the tinkerer in your life

Tech -- Mashable - They say the things you put together yourself make for the most meaningful presents. Then again, there's no hard and fast rule that...

December 10, 2018 07:34 PM

The 48-megapixel phones are coming

Tech -- The Verge - Sony and Samsung both announced 48-megapixel image sensors designed for smartphones earlier this year, and we're starting to hear...

December 10, 2018 07:31 PM

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock may open for tours in 00002 years, project chief says

Tech -- GeekWire - Workers install the 10,000 Year Clock inside an underground chamber in Texas. (Long Now Foundation)With $42 million in funding from...

December 10, 2018 07:30 PM

Google's Pixel Slate: Great Chromebook, not-so-great iPad/Surface rival

FastCompany -- With an optional keyboard and pen, this device wants to split the difference between tablet and laptop. But the meshing of Chrome OS and Android...

December 10, 2018 01:57 AM

Listen to the Winds Blowing on Mars

NYT > Science -- NASA's InSight lander recorded sounds on Mars for the first time.

December 10, 2018 01:28 AM

White dwarf start unexpectedly emitting bright 'supersoft' X-rays

Tech -- Digital Trends - NASA's Chandra Observatory has discovered a white dwarf star which is emitting supersoft X-rays, calling into question the conventional...

December 10, 2018 01:13 AM

NTP Morse Code Clock Powered by ESP8266

Hack a Day -- We've featured a great many unique clocks here on Hackaday, which have utilized nearly every imaginable way of conveying the current time. But...

December 10, 2018 12:59 AM

Racing ahead with artificial intelligence

MIT Technology Review -- Today's AI doesn't just shuttle passengers and cargo. It wins races.

December 10, 2018 12:58 AM

Internet Grows to 342.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2018

Business Wire -- VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the third quarter of 2018 closed with...

December 10, 2018 12:34 AM

December 09, 2018

Astronaut Anne McClain's First Voyage to the Space Station

Life -- NASA Image of the day - "Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be." So said astronaut...

December 09, 2018 04:26 AM

Pixelbook 2: Will 'Atlas' Arrive At CES 2019?

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Well, the time has come to address the elephant in the room.

October has long passed and with it Google's annual hardware event....

December 09, 2018 03:59 AM

NASA is using a 1909 penny to learn more about seasons on Mars

Tech -- BGR - NASA's Curiosity rover is a powerful machine with some impressive capabilities when it comes to analyzing material samples, drilling into...

December 09, 2018 03:51 AM

Alexa is implementing self-learning techniques to better understand users

Tech -- The Verge - In a developer blog post published today, Alexa AI director of applied science Ruhi Sarikaya detailed the advances in machine learning...

December 09, 2018 03:50 AM

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Featured on NBC's Today Show

Justmeans -- "The world needs cool stuff that gives people hope." says Harry Smith a former race...

December 09, 2018 01:06 AM

December 07, 2018


Infosec -- Verisign - Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately...

December 07, 2018 10:03 PM

5 handy Google Fi features you shouldn't forget

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Got Fi? Google's unusual wireless service may have shifted its name from Project Fi to Google Fi this fall, but its core proposition...

December 07, 2018 08:25 PM

Edge-chips could render some networks useless

Enterprise -- Network World News - Hardware processing should replace a device's dependency on networks, some scientists say. Making machines more efficient,...

December 07, 2018 08:23 PM

Google Pixel Slate Review: The Chrome OS Tablet Future

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Since we began here at Chrome Unboxed, the landscape of Chromebooks has changed mightily. From an ecosystem dominated by clamshells...

December 07, 2018 08:21 PM

Just look at how much better Hubble's photos look after it was serviced

Tech -- BGR - Hubble consistently delivers gorgeous images of the cosmos as its handlers point it at distant galaxies and star clusters, but its imaging...

December 07, 2018 07:32 PM

New Apple ads show how the Apple Watch has helped save lives

Tech -- BGR - When the Apple Watch first hit store shelves, the device was positioned as something of a fashion accessory. This was clearly evident by...

December 07, 2018 07:24 PM

Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard?...

December 07, 2018 06:52 PM

This weekend, China embarks on a historic mission to land on the far side of the Moon

Tech -- The Verge - Early Saturday morning in China, a rocket will launch, carrying a lander and a rover bound for the Moon. It will mark the beginning...

December 07, 2018 06:52 PM

Google welcomes Microsoft's move to Chromium

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google's open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean Edge will be far...

December 07, 2018 06:47 PM

Microsoft confirms Chromium is the future of its browser, and Edge is coming to Windows 7 and 8

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft is giving its Edge to Chromium.

On Thursday, Microsoft announced that it will adopt the Chromium open source project for...

December 07, 2018 06:45 PM

How France wants to become a tech giant

Tech -- TechCrunch - Vive la France - that was the dominant message of the day during a tour of the French tech ecosystem. But is it time to invest in...

December 07, 2018 06:44 PM

Calling All Creative Types: It's Time to Embrace Your Inner Computer Scientist!

Justmeans -- Symantec nonprofit partner Code.org talks diversity in tech, STEM education, and how to participate in Hour of CodeD

December 07, 2018 06:04 PM

What GM'S Layoffs Reveal About the Digitalization of the Auto Industry

Think -- HBR.org - News that General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs in the U.S. and Canada was initially reported...

December 07, 2018 12:59 AM

SpaceX launches 64 satellites in mission that breaks 2 world records

Think -- Big Think - SpaceX launched 64 satellites, belonging to various public and private organizations, into low orbit on Monday.The company launched...

December 07, 2018 12:56 AM

New Product Launches Drive Double-Digit Growth in the Wearables Market, Says IDC

Think -- IDC - Global shipments of wearable devices reached 32.0 million units in the third quarter of 2018, up 21.7% from the previous year according...

December 07, 2018 12:55 AM

Passport numbers stolen from Marriott provide scammers with another ID theft tool

Infosec -- CyberScoop - Hackers who spent four years lurking inside the Starwood hotel chain's guest database now have a valuable piece of the puzzle for...

December 07, 2018 12:31 AM

December 06, 2018

Six router settings you should change right now

Tech -- Popular Science - Protect your device from vulnerabilities.

Your router is full of features that make it easier to use, but...

December 06, 2018 09:58 PM

Big hospitals try apps to improve joint replacement care

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - An aging of the U.S. population is resulting in boom times for the knee and hip replacement market.

Each year, U.S. hospitals...

December 06, 2018 09:34 PM

The Best Domain Registrar

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December 06, 2018 09:32 PM

TechSEO Boost: Machine Learning for SEOs

Web Marketing -- Search Engine Watch - This year's TechSEO Boost, an event dedicated to technical SEO and hosted by Catalyst, took place on November 29 in Boston.


December 06, 2018 09:28 PM

White House Tech Roundtable Provides an Opportunity to Start a Conversation on Intelligent Automation

Enterprise -- UiPath - The recently announced White House meeting with executives from the largest Silicon Valley companies, scheduled for Thursday...

December 06, 2018 08:25 PM

Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases

Life -- EurekAlert - Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative...

December 06, 2018 07:54 PM

Video: Intel Commercial Drones Expedite U.S. Bridge Inspection

Electronics -- Intel - Traditional bridge inspection methods can be dangerous, costly and time-consuming, obstructing daily traffic patterns with road closures...

December 06, 2018 07:37 PM

Recreating a huge 4004 microprocessor as art and history #OpenSource #VintageComputing #History #Hardware

EE -- Adafruit Industries - Via We-make-money-not-art, artist Quentin Destieu has re-created and magnified the inner architecture of the 4004 processor...

December 06, 2018 07:28 PM

This all-electric motorcycle can hit 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds

Tech -- BGR - Electric cars are only just starting to become a regular sighting on city streets, but one historic motorcycle company is already dreaming...

December 06, 2018 07:21 PM