Monthly Archives: August 2016

Laptop pioneer John Ellenby dies

The PC industry has lost one of its quieter but more influential leaders: John Ellenby, the CEO of Grid Systems, died earlier this month at the age of 75 of yet to be determined causes. His company (particularly late designer … Read the rest of this entry

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Strange galaxy is made almost entirely of dark matter

A galaxy isn't big just because it has many stars in it. A worldwide research group has discovered that a galaxy in the Coma cluster, Dragonfly 44, consists of 99.99 percent dark matter. It has about as much mass as … Read the rest of this entry

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The Public Access Weekly: Everyday robots

Tomorrow is International Cosplay Day, so a quick shout-out to all you creative folks out there who spend so much time stitching together costumes to bring fantasy to life: Y'all are rad! It is very cool to see the myriad … Read the rest of this entry

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Untangling the NSA’s latest alleged embarrassment

Last week, security researcher Mikko Hypponen found a notice on Github from an entity called Shadow Brokers, a reference to master of the galactic black market for information in the game Mass Effect. The notice was for an auction of … Read the rest of this entry

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Twitter is working on a keyword tool to combat harassment

Harassment is one of the biggest problems facing Twitter right now. Some of the company's most popular and influential users have been driven off the platform because of some truly horrific, hurtful tweets. The problem hasn't gone unnoticed. Twitter… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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CBS All Access hits Xbox One

If you have been patiently waiting to try CBS All Access on your Xbox One, there's good news. CBS has announced that its streaming service is now available on Microsoft's console. It's perfect timing for Xbox fans, as the anticipated … Read the rest of this entry

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The co-creator of ‘Rick and Morty’ just founded a VR studio

Most folks know Justin Roiland as the co-creator and lead voice actor behind Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, but it's less widely known that he's obsessed with virtual reality. The entertainer was one of the first backers of Oculus' original … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook opens its advanced AI vision tech to everyone

Over the past two years, Facebook's artificial intelligence research team (also known as FAIR) has been hard at work figuring out how to make computer vision as good as human vision. The crew has made a lot of progress so … Read the rest of this entry

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Boeing simulates worst-case scenarios for space taxi landing

Boeing ran into some issues that ended up delaying its space taxi's debut until 2018, but it never stopped preparing for the time it has to begin ferrying astronauts to the ISS. The aerospace company has actually just kicked off … Read the rest of this entry

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HP built a privacy screen into its EliteBook laptops

Now you can watch all the adult content you want on the go. HP has designed a new integrated privacy screen in partnership with 3M to combat what the company calls "visual hacking." In other words: creepers looking over your … Read the rest of this entry

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