Sam Avery

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Citizen Scientists Take Command Of Decades-Old NASA Probe

The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has announced that it has achieved two-way communication with the ISEE-3, which was originally launched by NASA in 1978.<p>The probe was originally launched in 1978 with a goal of studying the solar winds that flow near the Earth. It completed that mission in 1981. Since it …

Around Half Of All American Adults Were Hacked In The Last Year

The data comes from Ponemon Institute and CNN Money and is not exact, but is estimated from numbers from the Identity Theft Resource Center and different corporate disclosures, Digital Trends says.<p>This is likely thanks to some large-scale hacks from the past year. The Heartbleed Bug , the Snapchat …

Hacking

Dutch Scientists Successfully Teleport Data for the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, …

Sheryl Sandberg

<b>No. 9. Sheryl Sandberg, age 44</b><p>COO, Facebook, United States<p>Sheryl Sandberg clearly knows how to command attention: The Facebook COO's 2013 bestselling book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" won famous fans (including fellow Power Women Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Beyonce), spawned …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Floating a turbine at 1,000 feet has its advantages. Wind speeds are two-to-three times higher than nearer to land, and more consistent, Rein says. …

Renewable Energy

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

Cat people are smarter than dog people, study says

I fear I may have found a more emotive subject that Apple vs. Samsung. Or Apple vs. Microsoft. Or just Apple.<p>For one of the world's top academic institutions, Carroll University in Wisconsin, decided to tread into that cauldron of high dudgeon: cats vs. dogs.<p>I understand that, though some people …

The Future Of America’s Roads: Smart Streets, Cars That Communicate

Population growth paired with a lack of “appetite for investment” in transportation systems means big challenges for Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. His solution? Creativity, cars that talk to each other, and a data innovation challenge.<p>When Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

This is what Black Desert's open-world PvP looks like

A video released this weekend for <i>Black Desert</i> shows the enormous scope of player-versus-player, open-world combat in South Korean developer Pearl Abyss' massively multiplayer online role-playing game.<p>According to MMO Culture, a Korean <i>Black Desert</i> user captured the nine minutes of footage above, …

OpenWorm project wants you to help create the world’s first digital organism

Stephen Larson wants to create the world’s first digital organism, and he starting simple — with a worm. Larson has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to create OpenWorm as part of an effort to accelerate our understanding of the human brain.<p>If his team succeeds, he says, …

T-Mobile posts a little Galaxy S5 unboxing video, pre-order page now live (updated)

<b>UPDATE:</b> As expected, T-Mobile’s pre-order page is now live. You can grab the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $27.50 a month. Those interested in buying it outright will pay $660.<p>Starting today, T-Mobile will be taking your pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Those that pre-order are expected to …

T-Mobile

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

NVIDIA announces Titan Z: a $3,000 graphics computing powerhouse

Thought that NVIDIA's Titan Black was as good as it gets in the GPU world? You were mistaken. Meet the GeForce GTX Titan Z (seen in all its glory after the break), NVIDIA's latest graphical behemoth announced by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today at NVIDIA's 2014 GPU Technology Conference. The Z packs dual …

U.N. Says Ebola Is Back and Spreading Fast, Killing at Least 59 in Guinea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to the U.N. Ebola, the nightmarish virus that causes painful, bloody deaths for almost all …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Tegra Note 7 tablet to get an LTE refresh, early adopters pick up KitKat update

Itching for a Tegra-powered gaming device, but insist on a slate with LTE support? You're in luck: NVIDIA is building a tablet <i>just for you.</i> Today the company announced the Tegra Note 7 LTE, a $299 variant of its existing Note 7 tablet equipped with (you guessed it) a cellular radio -- its own i500 …

Bored at Your Desk? Kill Time Feeding Some Real Fish via This Web App

Sometimes it can be relaxing to peer into a fish tank and just pass a few minutes in quiet contemplation. Just you and the fish. But if you’re at work, this isn’t really a very practical way of de-stressing.<p>Luckily for you, Mindworks Innovation Lab has created Aquard.io – a virtual aquarium Web app …

Opera Max now in open beta – reduce your data usage by up to 50%

Opera Turbo all the things! Starting today, Opera is taking sign-ups for the soon to be widely released Beta version of their Max app and service. Max is a free app that reduces your data usage by compressing all non-encrypted data to your Android device. We covered it in detail last December when …

Android News

European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months

iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that’s hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online courses went live.<p>iversity launched its first batch of 24 course in mid-October — noting at the time …

Playing 'Pokémon' with 78,000 people is frustratingly fun

For the past four days, thousands of gamers have simultaneously played the same <i>Pokémon</i> game, and you can join in.<i>TwitchPlaysPokemon</i> is a channel on the game-streaming site Twitch that turns chat comments into controller inputs, parsing hundreds of thousands of ups, downs, and starts and translating …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Blizzard to fund competitive gaming at the college level

The world of competitive gaming revolves around young players, but it's not always easy for them to participate -- many of them are college students without the resources to host large tournaments. They'll soon get a helping hand from Blizzard, however. The <i>StarCraft II</i> developer is now promising …

Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

Adrian Carrasquillo on Twitter: "So restaurant. Much cuisine. http://t.co/qu55UyPre4"

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Reuters: Obama will prevent NSA from looking at phone records without a legal reason

Barack Obama is due to give a important speech about the NSA today, but <i>Reuters</i> claims to have had an early heads-up about what the US president will propose. The news agency believes he will announce measures that will prevent the NSA from automatically querying its vast database of private …

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview , there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in …

Phones

School tries to silence fifth-grader’s speech on religion

<b>Zachary Golob-Drake (WFLA)</b><p>A Florida student writes about injustices committed “In the Name of Religion”<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>December 17, 2013 3:36pm (UTC)<p>Zachary Golob-Drake is the kind of kid any school would be proud to have representing it. And last week, the Tampa, Fla., fifth-grader won a …