A ball of fire in the sky may answer a very terrestrial mystery Behold the fiery sphere of pain in the heavens! No, not the sun, this one is much, much closer to Earth, and much stranger still. Aboard
It's hard to top the tricky, first-ever landing on a comet, broadcast live on the Internet. That's what space lovers and other curious types got on Wednesday, when the European Space Agency's probe Philae
Little style, less substance Virtual reality—almost as good as actual reality, but without those pesky smells. Okay, that may not be quite Samsung's message, but the company is making a hard push for with
The dark spaces in between the massive but often far-flung galaxies of the universe are not as dark as they seem, and that has scientists redefining what a galaxy actually is. An experiment involving sounding
One of the most difficult challenges of studying this giant star collapse is recreating the point where it forms a black hole. They've been working on this for decades and are still sorting out the details.
The 4M spacecraft, launched aboard a Chinese rocket, will be sending signals to anyone willing to listen. The first privately funded lunar mission launched today. The mission involves sending a 31-pound
The galaxy's light took 13 billion light years to reach Earth, and astronomers estimate that it formed when our universe was only 500 million years old. Although 500 million years is long time for us,
Cell phone encryption will prevent the federal government from stopping terrorists and child molesters unless the government is given special access, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey
Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain. The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep.
Lockheed Martin's Compact Fusion technology has the potential to revolutionize life as we know it. Maybe. If it works. After years of development at the company's legendary Skunkworks facility, Lockheed
Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really
The Russian Embassy, White House, Supreme Court, and other landmarks have some nosy neighbors, claims the maker of an ultrasecure mobile phone. Continuing a sort of cross-country tour to detect phony towers,
Russia has given rifles to true automatons, which can slaughter at their own discretion. This is the pet project of Sergei Shoygu, Russia’s minister of defense. Sentry robots saddled with heavy artillery
Edward Snowden, whistleblower of the decade, has made it consistently clear that he didn’t trust cellphones. While he never described the methods governments and other miscreants used to crack into our
When it comes to free software, you probably know the old favorites: OpenOffice, GIMP, CCleaner, Avast Free Antivirus, and so on. But let's not overlook the new. Kingsoft Office 2013 remains my favorite
You may think that Sony built its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset to accommodate the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller, but it turns out that the opposite is true -- the gamepad was designed
On Sunday, the CyanogenMod team began pushing out the M6 release of CyanogenMod 11, based on Android 4.4. Moving forward, the plan is to release milestone versions of CyanogenMod every two weeks, replacing
Get ready for the module ecosystem. Today, Google released a Module Developers Kit (MDK) in advance of next week’s first Ara Developers Conference. This is the first detailed look at the do-it-yourself
When Facebook said it would buy Oculus VR, many eyes turned to Oculus CTO John Carmack. Would Quake's co-creator be happy with the deal when Facebook sees virtual reality gaming as just the beginning?
George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for
And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun. Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops
In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning? Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved