Charles A Jaeger

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SpaceX: our Falcon rockets are more powerful than we thought

If you thought SpaceX was already making a fuss over the capabilities of both its existing Falcon 9 rocket and the upcoming Falcon Heavy, you haven't seen anything yet. The company has posted updated specs showing that both vehicles are more powerful than previously thought. A Falcon 9 is now known …

Elon Musk

Intelligence Director Clapper: Snowden Advanced Encryption Technology 'Seven Years'

Edward Snowden advanced encryption technologies by “about seven years,” National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.<p>Commercially available software has become so sophisticated so quickly, Clapper added, that it is a “major …

Surveillance

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

Google’s Self-Driving Car Probably Caused Its First Accident

One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a bus, and if it is found to be at fault—which is looking probable—it will be the first time one of the …

France could ban free Wi-Fi networks and Tor in wake of Paris attacks

Police want two proposed pieces of legislation to forbid the use of free Wi-Fi and anonymous browsers like Tor in general<p>The French police are reportedly proposing that new laws ban the use of free WiFi services and anonymous browsers such as Tor.<p>The proposals, which are part of an internal …

Privacy

Edward Snowden says it's your 'duty' to install ad blockers

Edward Snowden's embrace of the free flow of information apparently doesn't apply to online ads.<p>In an interview with <i>The Intercept</i>, the government …

Digital Advertising

FAA Tests System To Let Drones Sense And Avoid Obstacles

Steer clear<p>On Monday, the FAA is going down to North Carolina to see if drones can learn to avoid obstacles. The tests will take place at Butner, about 200 miles away from where the Wright Brothers first flew, and the milestone in aviation they’ll mark is much more modest. The brothers proved …

Five Ways to Dramatically Improve Personal Productivity

“Personal productivity is a key differentiator between those who succeed in their chosen field and those who do not,” writes Brian Tracy, author of …

Make efficiency a game with Productivity

What if you could make personal productivity a game? You set goals for how much time you will spend on a particular activity, like checking and …

Know what a FPGA is? Then the Snickerdoodle is for you - and better than the Raspberry Pi - ExtremeTech

Know what a FPGA is? Then the Snickerdoodle is for you — and better than the Raspberry Pi<p>By on October 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm<p>This site may earn …

5 ways to organize your mind for maximum productivity

The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day, and if you don’t learn to organize them, they have the potential to wreak havoc on your productivity.<p>…

The Altwork Station Lets You Lie Down At Your Desk

For the longest time ever, and even until today, desks were made for sitting down at. However today with a lot of emphasis placed on health, some …

Forget Milk: It's Time to Start Pairing Cookies With Beer

Milk, like the dinosaurs, has had a nice long run. It's been a good friend to cookies -- a palate cleanser that washes away rich chocolate or big old spice notes. But cookies deserve more than a reset button. Cookies should have a partner that elevates them and, in turn, is better because of the …

Soon It'll Be OK To Tinker With Your Car's Software After All

It's an obscure provision of a relatively obscure law, overseen, rather unpredictably, by the Librarian of Congress.<p>A section in the country's copyright law known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits unlocking of "access controls" (in simpler terms, breaking digital locks to dig around …

Honda's hydrogen fuel cell sedan can power your entire house

Honda unveiled its first production hydrogen-powered fuel cell sedan, the Clarity Fuel Cell, at the Tokyo Motor Show on Tuesday. Though Honda has …

Energy

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

MINI's augmented-reality glasses allow drivers to see through the body of their car

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> in this exclusive video interview, Jörg Preißinger of BMW Group Research and Technology explains how the prototype …

Athletic machines: Raffaello D’Andrea at TEDGlobal 2013 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

“Athletic” is a term we use to describe human beings. But could it also be used to describe a machine?<p>In a demo recorded yesterday in his robot lab …

UNL researchers developing water-collecting copter - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

It’s not easy being a water scientist.<p>Many of Amy Burgin’s days are spent getting in a boat and paddling to the spot on a lake or along a stream …

10 Simple-But-Fun Projects to Make With Arduino

John Boxall, author of the new book Arduino Workshop, shares a few of the projects from his book on how to get started with the microcontroller. (Click the links to see PDFs of the complete materials list and coding needed.)<p><b>Build a Battery Tester</b><p>An Arduino can be used to test the life of any …

Arduino

Drone Studies: University of Missouri Is Teaching Journalism Students How to Fly Drones

<b>Correction appended: Mar. 27, 2013</b><p>Forget mastering the <i>Associated Press</i> style guide; some journalism students now need to learn the fine science of …

Lowest Cost Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Now On Sale In The U.S. — $25 Model A Suited For Battery/Solar Powered Projects

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer prides itself on being affordable, with its tiny $35 price-tag for the original Model B Pi. But now its lowest cost board — the $25 Model A — has gone on sale in the U.S. The Raspberry Pi Foundation confirmed to TechCrunch that Model A can now be purchased in the U.S. …

The difference between geeks and nerds, settled by a geeky infographic

Do you identify as a geek or a nerd? Unsure? Perhaps this helpful datavisualization can be of some assistance.<p>Spurred by the age-old Geek vs. Nerd …

Your Body Is The Computer

The last few years have presented an unprecedented shift in the computing world as PCs are being replaced with mobile devices. But now that a large portion of the market has already shifted, what comes after it? Last week, we looked at how the giants of tech are going after TV screens. This week, …