‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ comeback lands at Netflix

imageYou won't have to go out of your way to watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival. Netflix has picked up the crowdfunded make-fun-of-movies show and will be the only place to stream it in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand….

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The After Math: She blinded me with science

imageThis was a pretty good week for all but VHS enthusiasts. NASA tested a new lightweight rocket material. The Kepler space telescope found a couple of potentially habitable exoplanets. Researchers built a robot out of a sea slug. And scientists at TU D…

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Regulator: Tesla crash shouldn’t hinder self-driving research

imageIf you thought that officials would halt progress on self-driving cars in the wake of a Tesla Autopilot crash in May, you're in for a surprise. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lead Mark Rosekind told guests at an event that he and othe…

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FCC chief asks telcos to offer free robocall blocking services

imageTom Wheeler, head honcho at the Federal Communications Commission, has fired off letters asking the country's biggest communications providers to offer robocall blocking services for free. The FCC is still fielding a barrage of complaints from people…

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Google Play starts showing apps’ actual download sizes

imageGoogle Play now displays the actual storage space a whole app or an upgrade will take up, so you don't accidentally download anything too big. If an update is only 2.91MB, it will show that exact figure right there in each app's detail box. That will…

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Wikileaks publishes thousands of DNC emails

imageAs if Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party needed any more fuss over emails, Wikileaks has published a trove of messages sent to and from top DNC officials. It covers a period from January of last year to May of 2016, and appear to show party off…

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Samsung fires back at Huawei with its own patent lawsuit

imageHuawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung back in May, accusing the Korean corporation of infringing on some of its 4G-related patents. Now, it's Samsung that's on the offensive: according to Reuters, it has filed a lawsuit of its own against Huawei for…

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Verizon will disconnect its heaviest ‘unlimited’ data users

imageThere's a limit to "unlimited," it turns out. Verizon Wireless customers who still have unlimited data plans and who regularly go over 100GB per month will be forced to switch to limited data plans or get kicked off the network on August 31st, Ars Te…

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Soon you can have your student loans serviced through Amazon

imageAmazon is the best place to shop for Star Trek: The Original Series on Blu-ray at 3 AM as well as a pallet of Surge to down while watching at the same time (not that I've done this.) But soon enough it will also be the same place you can apply for st…

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Alcatel’s Idol 4S bundle is an affordable way to try out VR

imageThis is the year of virtual reality. With the most eagerly anticipated headsets finally becoming available and many content makers creating VR material, 2016 marks the year the medium is started to go mainstream. Alcatel is looking to make it easier…

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