Emerging Tech

Breathtaking video shows launch of a Soyuz rocket as seen from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an incredible video showing a timelapse of the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft on November 16 — as seen from space. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst ,who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), took the images of the Progress launch as seen from high […]

Emerging Tech

New simulation shows how Elon Musk’s internet satellite network might work

From Tesla to Hyperloop to plans to colonize Mars, it’s fair to say that Elon Musk thinks big. Among his many visionary ideas is the dream of building a space internet. Called Starlink, Musk’s ambition is to create a network for conveying a significant portion of internet traffic via thousands of satellites Musk hopes to […]

Emerging Tech

New ‘parkour’ video shows Boston Dynamics robot training to overthrow humanity

[embedded content] Do you remember the time, a few years back, when Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot took a pratfall on stage during a public demo, after tripping over a stage light? Such embarrassing relics of a bygone age are a world away from the kind of dazzling feats that everyone’s favorite humanoid robot is capable […]

Photography

Art or science? This mesmerizing video shows the development of neurons

[embedded content] Scientific discovery can be an artistic one too — like the intricate pattern of lines in this video that’s actually a zebrafish embryo growing an entire nervous system. Nikon Instruments Inc. unveiled the winners of the Nikon Small World in Motion on Thursday, September 27. A time-lapse of a zebrafish embryo took first […]

Top Stories

Snapchat Under Fire After Map Shows New York Renamed 'Jewtropolis'

Several popular apps, including Snapchat, found themselves the target of social media outrage on Thursday morning after some users noticed that New York had been renamed “Jewtropolis” on its maps feature. Snap The company responded on Twitter by noting that it doesn’t power its own maps. It said the maps are powered by Mapbox, an […]

Computer

Leaked benchmark shows the RTX 2080 outperforming the GTX 1080 Ti

A supposed leaked benchmark shows that Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card outperforms the current GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. Note that this performance has nothing to do with the ray tracing aspect, but rather a meat-and-potatoes comparison between the two using the current Time Spy benchmark. The leaked […]

Gears & Gadgets

Another Pixel 3 XL leak shows off wireless charging, more photos

More Pixel 3 XL pictures! Rozetked The back. Does that look like two separate panels to you or a single sheet of glass? Rozetked Check out the green power button. Rozetked The leaker says there is a seam between the top glass and bottom matte panel. I don’t see it here. Rozetked There has been […]

Emerging Tech

Welcome to the uncanny valley: This robot head shows lifelike expressions

[embedded content] You only have to look at the number of research labs and companies developing artificial skin, machine muscles, and, err, sex robots to realize that robots are becoming increasingly lifelike in their appearance. Even with that background, however, we weren’t quite prepared for SEER (short for “Simulative Emotional Expression Robot”), the lifelike robotic […]

Emerging Tech

VR experience shows caregivers what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease

[embedded content] When many of us think of virtual reality, the immediate association is with gaming. VR is capable of transporting us to amazing other worlds totally unlike anything we experience here on Earth. But VR can do so much more than that — as we’ve explored through previous stories looking at virtual reality as […]

Gaming

Steam survey shows PC gamers are still mostly playing in 1080p and lower

gstockstudio/123RF Valve Software’s latest hardware and software survey for July 2018 reveals that 63.72 percent of Steam’s registered members still play games with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (aka Full HD). Even more, 13.33 percent of Steam’s gamers play at 1,366 x 768 (HD) while only 1.14 percent are playing at 3,840 x 2,160 (4K). […]

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The uproar over how 'Fortnite' is being released for Android shows how much we have acquiesced to Apple's way of doing business

Epic Games “Fortnite” has become so popular that it’s emboldened maker Epic Games to circumvent Google’s Play Store for the Android version. Epic Games announced Friday that it won’t distribute the upcoming Android version of its “Fortnite: Battle Royale” game through Google’s Play Store. The decision caused a stir, because it was so unusual and […]

Gears & Gadgets

Leaked video shows the Galaxy Note9 from every angle, reveals 512GB version

Samsung’s preorder page in New Zealand went live early. Evan Blass A closer look at the new camera/fingerprint reader arrangement. What’s that in the fine print? A 512GB version? The front looks just like the Note 8. An earlier leaked render from Evan Blass. Evan Blass The release of the Galaxy Note 9 is fast […]

Gears & Gadgets

Firefox is getting new icons; Mozilla shows off two competing designs

System 1 versus System 2. Fight! Mozilla This would be the “Masterbrand Icon” used to represent all of Firefox. That fox head would be a pretty radical departure. Mozilla From left to right, these would be “Firefox,” “Firefox Nightly” and “Firefox Developer Edition.” Mozilla Icons for Firefox Focus, Firefox Reality, and Firefox Rocket. Mozilla These […]

Gaming

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy shows off 4 student games on August 3

The University of Central Florida’s graduate program, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), has developed a reputation for its project-based approach to teaching students how to make games. On 11 a.m. Pacific on August 3, four groups of students will show off their thesis projects. The event is free to attend on the UCF campus, and […]

Gaming

Latest ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ trailer shows off a double-barreled rocket launcher

[embedded content] In most video games, a rocket launcher is the ultimate tool of destruction, with a single rocket capable of taking out most enemies with ease. Destiny 2 isn’t most video games, however, and in the latest trailer for the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion, we see that two rockets are definitely better than one. The weapon […]