Emerging Tech

The worst rocket crashes in history

Bill Ingalls Getting to space is hard. Really hard, in fact. There’s just not a lot of room for error. For every space flight that’s ever gone smoothly, there are dozens of botched missions that remind us how fine the line is between success and failure. To make things worse, when things do go wrong with […]

Emerging Tech

7 drone crashes that will make you fly your bird more carefully

For drone pilots, there can be few things worse than watching helplessly as your bird smacks into a wall, tangles in a tree, or simply falls out of the sky. But sometimes it happens. Quadcopters like the recently released Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom offer a whopping 10 sensors on all six sides […]

Computer

IRS E-File system crashes on Tax Day, promises to reopen within 8,000 years

The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. April 17 is Tax Day, America’s favorite holiday, and to celebrate, the Internal Revenue Service experienced an outage. It’s all fixed up now, so congratulations, you can pay your taxes! Earlier on Tuesday, the website claimed the E-File system was down for scheduled maintenance, with plans […]

Emerging Tech

Dubai’s smart license plates contact paramedics when the car crashes

Dubai, a place certainly not shy when it comes to taking new technology for a spin, is about to begin testing smart license plates. Comprising a digital display and incorporating GPS and transmitters, the new plate will be able to automatically contact first responders when a crash occurs, and communicate information about traffic conditions to […]