Peter Schuch

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NASA orders urgent spacewalk to repair space station

NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day.<p>Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out as soon as possible to replace a pump with a bad valve. …

Space Exploration

The 10 Best and Worst Films of 2013 - PAPER

Paper's resident film freak, Dennis Dermody, breaks down his best and worst films of 2013.<p><b>The 10 Best</b><p>1) <b>Inside Llewyn Davis</b>. The Coen brothers' funky, funny, touching recreation at the folk scene in Greenwich Village in the 1961 through the eyes of a sadsack, bearded, couch-surfing, singer …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to “minimization” procedures that are …

Volkswagen Made The World's Most Efficient Car - But Won't Sell It In The United States

The most dangerous thing about Volkswagen’s XL1 is how it affects people <i>outside</i> the car.<p>They take cellphone photos and gesture frantically at highway speeds, looking across the steering wheel at a 90-degree angle from the road in front of them. They jump out in traffic directly in front of the …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

Bitcoin takes a beating: down 50% as China cracks down (UPDATE)

<b>Update 1</b>: China’s biggest Bitcoin exchange confirmed that it is no longer accepting deposits in yuan, the Guardian reports.<p><b>Update 2</b>: The popular …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

San Francisco

The Insane Amount of Gas Americans Burn Compared to the Rest of the World

The typical American consumes more fuel, on average, than three Germans.<p>I've occasionally written about how U.S. motorists have been driving less and guzzling fewer gallons of gas since the years leading up to the recession. Here's a reminder, though, that compared to the rest of the world, we are …

Oracle Shareholders Say Larry Ellison's $78 Million Paycheck Is Way Too High

Shareholders took part in a non-binding 'say on pay" vote, where they could vote in favor of the pay packages awarded to executives, or against. More than 2 billion votes were cast against, compared to more than 1 billion in favor, Randewich reports.<p>However, in a mixed message, they also voted to …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Aviation

Gravity: how real is the science?

Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity might be gripping cinema but how accurate is the space thriller?<p>To use a cliché loved by those who toil in Hollywood, making movies is not rocket science – even, apparently, when the subject is.<p>Yet movie science rarely adds up to more than yet another way to tell the same …

The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2013 (So Far!)

Celebrities are always a little ahead of the game, right? That's why it was no surprise to see celebrities dressed up and out and about days before …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

Why Lionsgate Spent Nearly Twice As Much On The ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second installment of "the girl on fire" cost Lionsgate an estimated $130 million, a big bump from the $78 million of the first film.<p>Here's the breakdown of why the budget is higher via THR:<p>$10 million+ on added visual effects<br>• ~$10 million+: Jennifer …

Bungie talks Destiny competitive multiplayer

The competitive multiplayer component of Bungie's new shooter Destiny is a "huge focus" for the studio, according to community manager Eric Osborne. No footage or firm details for this mode have been revealed to date, but Osborne explained some of the studio's thinking process in a new interview …

Android to Xbox 360: What can the PS4's DualShock 4 control?

The PlayStation 4 controller is a radically improved DualShock, the sort of controller you might like so much you'd want to use it on other platforms too.<p>So the day after buying two of the controllers, we set about seeing what we could get them to work on. We tested the DualShock 4 on an Android …

Abu Dhabi GP: Fernando Alonso fears Ferrari will struggle

Fernando Alonso is hoping Ferrari can find more pace in its car ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as he admitted the team is in for a difficult …

Motor Racing

Red Bull Racing Celebrates World Championships with Obnoxiously Cool Donuts atop Luxury Hotel

This is pretty simple, really. Red Bull Racing won its fourth consecutive F1 drivers’ and constructors’ championships this year, but the team took a hefty fine from the FIA when Sebastian Vettel ripped a few donuts upon sealing up the titles. What better way to celebrate both championships, and …

LAX Gunman Identified After Airport Shooting Spree

A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the …

Here’s The Trailer For Ron Burgundy’s Book, ‘Let Me Off At The Top’

As if the umpteen thousand different Dodge Ram commercials weren’t obvious enough, Will Ferrell and Co. are doing everything they possibly can to monetize <i>Anchorman: The Legend Continues</i> before its release on December 20, because the original wasn’t exactly the biggest cash cow that you might have …

iPad Air teardown: never mind the repairability, feel the tech

<i>iFixit</i> has done its usual trick of hopping over to Australia to get its hands on an iPad Air in the first time-zone to open its doors for business to bring us a look at the innards of the new device. The device is now on sale in the U.S. too, with supplies expected to be good.<p>No surprise that the …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

Bet on Sports | Online Betting Site Betway

Online betting site Betway<p>From the first kick to the last stride. Every shot, every point, every race, every win – experience it like never before at …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Best Laptops for 2018

$1,899.00 at Lenovo<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>9 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 8 Performance<br>• 9 Battery<p>The pen-enabled Yoga 920 is as impressive for its design as it is for …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

Grand Theft Auto 5 secrets and oddities get Mythbusted

YouTube channel DefendTheHouse is back with a new series of Mythbusters videos, in which they explore the less obvious capabilities of hit games — this time, they're taking on <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>.<p>In the first episode of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5 Mythbusters</i>, the team tackles handy police evasion techniques — …