Christopher Ackley

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Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies

Wei-Hock Soon earned more than $1 million publishing erroneous reports<p>Wei-Hock Soon, a leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. New documents uncovered by …

This Is Probably HTC’s Next Big Android Phone, The One M9

We’ve still got nearly a week to go before HTC officially unveils their new top-tier Android phone at Mobile World Congress, but it looks like the details have already started dumping out.<p>On an episode of Droidcast back in January, we were pretty confident that HTC’s next big device — which we …

Report: Adrian Peterson tells Vikings he wants to play for Cowboys

He's been talking about the Cowboys since 2013. Will this offseason be the one in which AP lands in Big D?<p>There's a lot we don't know about Adrian …

Football (U.S.)

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Magic Leap is working on a tiny 3D technology that can shine images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.<p>Rachel Metz, who wrote about Magic Leap for MIT Technology Review, explained what the mystery company (a startup that raised $542 million from …

Augmented Reality

Experts are blaming this guy's company for the Lenovo Superfish debacle

Superfish basically broke the security on a computer in a way that allowed it to read any encrypted messages sent by the PC, like passwords or banking details. It did this by doing what experts call a man-in-the middle attack, where the software can intercept the messages.<p>Websites are supposed to …

A red-hot mobile game just cracked 130 million downloads

The app now has 13o million downloads, according to The Wall Street Journal. That's a significant jump from 100 million last month.<p>The app has dominated the App Store, rising to the No. 1 spot and staying there for 66 consecutive days. That shatters the previous 36-day record held by the 2012 hit …