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Gravitational Wave Announcement Breaks The Internet

Or at least a few very nerdy websites<p>Scientists have finally detected a phenomenon predicted by Einstein 100 years ago, and the news is exploding across Twitter and Facebook.<p>Far away, two black holes are colliding, and instruments here on Earth detected the gravitational waves that resulted. The …

The World Reacts To LIGO’s Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>On Thursday, the scientists at LIGO announced they’d officially found gravitational waves. This truly is a remarkable discovery, and confirms the final piece of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read more about the announcement, and what it means …

Physicist Tweets Rumor That Gravitational Waves May Have Finally Been Detected

If true, the discovery would support one of Einstein's major predictions.<p>In September, the Arizona State University theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss tweeted:<p>The folks on the LIGO experiment neither confirmed nor denied the rumor, and in Krauss's rumor-mongering raised hackles in the …

Tech Giants Borrow From 'Pokémon GO' For Chinese New Year Inspiration

For centuries, people across Asia have celebrated Chinese New Year by handing out red envelopes, or <i>hongbao</i>, containing cash as a token of good luck.<p>Now China’s technology giants are redefining this tradition for the digital age by adding a special feature to their smartphone games in hopes of …

China

Hands-on with Nintendo Switch: Jack of all trades, master of some

Unique Joy-Cons are a mixed bag, and where are all the games?<p>The Nintendo Switch is trying to be all things to all gamers. This can be a strength in …

Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

The rapid spread of connected devices that can listen and locate has been a boon for law enforcement. Any new technology hooked up to the web has the potential to become a surveillance device, even if it’s original purpose was benign, as shown in a 2016 Arkansas murder investigation where Amazon …

Privacy

Windows 10 is about to get a high-performance Game Mode

Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update's gaming features, and it's nearly ready to start delivering on them... including some that have remained mysterious. The company has revealed that it'll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider …

Windows 10