In June 2016, Netflix security engineer Scott Behrens ran a massive infrastructure test on the streaming system in front of dozens of coworkers. In the process, he brought the site down. But instead of panic or embarrassment, it was a moment of celebration.
The air was electric in Fremont, California, where a lucky few gathered to witness a momentous moment. Thirty employees rubbed their hands together in glee, awaiting their prize after months of waiting.
Using a cheap robot, a team of hackers has cracked open a leading-brand combination safe, live on stage in Las Vegas. The team from SparkFun Electronics was able to open a SentrySafe safe in around 30 minutes.
Apple updated its iPod lineup on Thursday and discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. They were the last two iPods that didn’t run iOS, the same software on the iPhone.
In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true. And now, Adobe itself has finally conceded.
An F-18 research aircraft, pictured here, taxiing to the runway from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.
There’s this term in the processed food industry for when something is quantifiably at its most delicious, but also–critically–still unsatisfying enough that you always crave more.
NASA has given Lockheed Martin the go-ahead to build a full-scale prototype of the deep space habitat it proposed for the NextSTEP program. That means in around 18 months’ time, it might start testing new space travel technologies for the agency.
Australia’s position as a global leader in printed solar has surged, following the unveiling of its first printed solar demonstration site at the University of Newcastle (UON) today.
In 2005, British student Alex Tew had a million-dollar idea. He launched www.MillionDollarHomepage.com, a website that presented initial visitors with nothing but a 1000×1000 canvas of blank pixels.
The Iron Yard, a four-year-old company, posted a message on its website delivering the news. The note said the company will finish out its summer classes, including career support.
Analysis The owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by Feds because he was stupid enough to include his real Hotmail address in the CMS used to run the site.
Since this made it to the front page of Hacker News, I’ve gone above just 15 ways after incorporating several of the suggestions. For new entrepreneurs, raising money can be a daunting task. It’s unlike anything else you do in the business world.
SoftBank Vision Fund, the huge tech-investment vehicle helmed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, has led a $200 million investment into indoor farming startup Plenty.
When we introduced Soylent Drink in August of 2015, we wanted to get our new format into the hands of excited customers as soon as possible. At the time, the best option was to use existing, off-the-shelf stock bottles.
Marion Tinsley—math professor, minister, and the best checkers player in the world—sat across a game board from a computer, dying. Tinsley had been the world’s best for 40 years, a time during which he’d lost a handful of games to humans, but never a match.
NEWS IN PHOTOS Vol 53 Issue 28
An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes an advanced in-ear headphone device that uses sensors and valves to seal out ambient noise — and isolate audio — in certain situations, while letting in and augmenting external sound in others. As published by the U.S.
Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child’s face; the day you realized you had fallen in love.
The single biggest misconception about iOS is that it’s good digital hygiene to force quit apps that you aren’t using. The idea is that apps in the background are locking up unnecessary RAM and consuming unnecessary CPU cycles, thus hurting performance and wasting battery life.