Tag: TECH

Hyperloop Hits 100 mph in 2 Secs [VIDEO]

Hyperloop One successfully tested their magnetic levitation propulsion system on May 11, 2016 at a site in the North Las Vegas desert. The test is an important step in making the new high-speed transportation technology a reality. The test vehicle reached 120 mph in just two seconds, and hit a top speed of 300 mph…

Solar Impulse Plane Reaches Phoenix, Arizona [VIDEO]

Zero-fuel airplane Solar Impulse has flown the first leg across the continental United States in its attempt to fly around the world. It left Mountain View, Calif., at dawn on Monday and landed 16 hours later in Goodyear, a suburb of Phoenix, Ariz.

New Tesla Model 3 Gets 115K Preorders [VIDEO]

Before Tesla had even unveiled its new electric wonder sedan, the Model 3, on Thursday, the company had already amassed $130 million from preorder deposits for the vehicle. The 115,000 preorders were garnered in a 24-hour period. “This is kind of crazy,” Elon Musk said when he announced the number at a launch event late…

Bill Gates Backs FBI Against Apple [VIDEO]

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has come out on the side of the FBI in its legal battle with Apple after Chief Executive Tim Cook said his company would not comply with a government search warrant to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s San Bernardino terror attack. “This is a specific…

Google CEO Backs Apple in iPhone Fight [VIDEO]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke out in support of Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal court order to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Pichai tweeted, “forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy” and would set a “troubling precedent.” The Google chief’s comments…

Apple Refuse To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone [VIDEO]

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement that building a backdoor to access encrypted data on the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook would be “too dangerous to create.” A federal judge had ordered Apple to provide investigators access to Farook’s iPhone after the company “declined to provide” it voluntarily. But Apple responded…

NASA Remembers Challenger Disaster Anniversary [VIDEO]

Today marks 30 years since the Shuttle Challenger had a booster engine fail, causing the shuttle to break apart and kill all seven crew members on board. It happened just 73 seconds after launch on the morning of January 28, 1986. President Ronald Reagan eulogized the crew, quoting from the poem High Flight: “We will…

SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Landing [VIDEO]

A SpaceX rocket exploded on Sunday after breaking a support leg while landing on a barge in the Pacific Ocean. The rocket successfully delivered a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, but failed to land upright on a floating platform and caused a fiery explosion. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted a video of the landing on…

Zuckerberg Plans to Build A.I. Assistant [VIDEO]

Mark Zuckerberg is trumping all New Year resolutions with his own goal this year: building an artificial-intelligence assistant. The Facebook CEO shared his 2016 goal in an online post Sunday. “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” Zuckerberg said, referring to assistant who aids the Marvel Comics hero who serves…

LinkedIn to Pay $13M in ‘Spam’ Lawsuit [VIDEO]

LinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million in a settlement for a class-action lawsuit alleging the social network sent emails to members’ contacts without their consent. The settlement applies to LinkedIn members who used the “Add Connections” feature between Sept. 17, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2014, which allowed people to import their email contacts and…

Facebook to Launch Satellite in 2016 [VIDEO]

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to bring Internet access to remote parts of Africa, Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday. The social network is teaming up with French-based provider Eutelsat and aims to launch the first satellite in 2016. The initiative is part of its Internet.org project, which critics have said gives the social network…

President Of Tivo Unveils The Bolt 4K-Ready DVR For Streaming

TiVo announced the latest addition to its Series 6 lineup of players with the arrival of the TiVo BOLT. The BOLT is a uniquely designed, all-white player offering 4K support as well as a revamped user interface that introduces new features like the ability to skip commercial breaks on recorded content as well as the…

Apple Confirms Malware Found in Apps [VIDEO]

Apple said Sunday it was removing malicious iPhone and iPad malware discovered in several apps in its iOS App Store. The company confirmed the cleanup after several cybersecurity firms reported finding malicious code called XcodeGhost in hundreds of apps, marking the first large-scale attack on Apple. Before the hack, only five malicious apps had ever…

Apple Boost Apple TV, Unveils New iPad, Stylus And IOS 9 [VIDEO]

A jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and a stylus called the Apple Pencil were among the new products demonstrated at Apple’s annual event held today in San Francisco. A new version of the Apple TV comes with a touch remote and Siri connectivity to search for programs, and CEO Tim Cook said in revealing the product,…

‘Suicides’ Over Ashley Madison Hack [VIDEO]

Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada. The force held a news conference today about their investigation into the website hack at Toronto Police Headquarters. Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media is offering a $500,000 (£240,000) reward for information leading…

Ashley Madison Hacked Site Could Reveal 37 Million Cheaters [VIDEO]

A data breach on adulterers’ social network Ashley Madison has exposed the personal data of some of its 37 million users, the blog Krebs on Security reported Monday. An individual or group of hackers called “The Impact Team” posted a sample of the leaked data, which has since been taken down. The hackers have threatened…

IBM Announces Most Powerful Chip Ever [VIDEO]

IBM announced it has produced the world’s first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs of today are built using a 14nm process and there are plans afoot for 10nm chips in 2016, but shrinking manufacturing any further has proven challenging and not at all straightforward. “7nm node has remained out of…

Google to Begin Testing Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads [VIDEO]

Google’s prototype self-driving car pods will take to public roads for the first time around its headquarters in Mountain View, California this summer. The pods, which resemble a Smart Car crossed with a Nissan Micra, will be fitted with a removable steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedals, and will require a human “safety driver” at…

Google Marks Inge Lehmann 127th Birthday Who Discovered Earth’s Inner Core

Today’s Google Doodle honors Inge Lehmann, the female seismologist who discovered the earth’s inner and outer cores. Designed by Doodler Kevin Laughlin, the animated logo uses a glowing orb to represent Lehmann’s discovery. Born in Østerbro, Denmark, Lehmann was appointed the head of the department of seismology at Denmark’s Geodtical Institute in 1928. After intensive…

Tesla Solar Battery to Power Homes, Businesses [VIDEO]

Tesla on Thursday introduced Tesla Energy, a suite of batteries that can power homes, businesses, and public utlities. The system consists of the Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery system designed to store solar power and enable homes to go completely off the power grid, as well as the Powerback, which is directed toward business or…

Search for Loch Ness Monster on Google Street View [VIDEO]

Google wants you to search the legendary creature, affectionately known as “Nessie” on Google Street View. Eighty-one years after the “Surgeon’s Photograph”—which claimed to show the monster peeking out from the misty waters of the lake—Google is bringing 360-degree Street View imagery of Loch Ness to the masses. “Sail across the freshwater lake and take…

Google Algorithm Backing Mobile Sites [VIDEO]

Sites whose mobile versions are not up to par will tumble in Google rankings, the search engine giant announced, as it activates an overhaul to its ranking algorithm that takes into account mobile adaptabilities. Sites will also be punished for hard-to-read links and annoying horizontal scrolling. Yet despite these changes, a Google spokeswoman reassured the…

NASA to crash spacecraft onto Mercury’s surface [VIDEO]

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft, which made history four years ago when entering the orbit around Mercury, is preparing to crash onto the planet’s surface later this month, NASA said Thursday. The car-sized probe will become the first human-made object to fall to Mercury’s surface.

Ben & Jerry’s New Tesla Now Selling Directly in New Jersey

Ben & Jerry’s Save Our Swirled tour combating climate change kicks off next month, but something is different. There’s no ice-cream truck but instead, ice cream will be scooped out of the back of a modified Tesla Model S. The tour starts April 1 in San Diego, and ends in Miami on October 31. In…

U.S. Putting Microchips In Credit Cards [VIDEO]

U.S. credit card companies have set an October deadline for a switch to chip-enabled cards. Such cards come with embedded computer chips that make them far more difficult to clone, according to banks and card makers. However, counterfeit cards account for only about 37 percent of credit card fraud, and the new technology is just…