Accion Systems and its 31-year-old chief executive have a product that can change the economics of near-Earth orbit, and it’s the size of a deck of cards. This part of space came of age with the baby boomers in the 1960s.
It’s been 20 years since some tech companies introduced a cheap, low-powered computer dubbed the NetPC that connected with a more powerful server to run applications. The effort was a flop, but the concept could be back as wireless networks move to much faster 5G technology.
I brought my kids up as a single mother with very little money, and we survived. We used to live in a rent-controlled apartment in Toronto with Elon on the couch. It took three weeks to clean, then I saved to buy $5 sheets.
The Securities and Exchange Commission settled charges with Tesla CEO Elon Musk over his aborted bid to take the company private, with the billionaire remaining as the helm of the company but relinquishing his chairman title and getting slapped with a hefty fine.
At issue is Mr. Musk’s declaration on Twitter last month that he had “funding secured” to buy out the stock of the electric-car maker. The prospect created a firestorm on social media and in the markets that sent Tesla’s shares soaring.
A Taiwanese “white hat” hacker claims he’ll broadcast himself hacking Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page on Sunday, reports Bloomberg.
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science. When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest.
The Moon is a pretty barren place. Sure, there are a few buggies, some golf balls, a flag, urine bags, a family photo. But it’s mostly empty.
Facebook and RED are finally ready to show their 3D VR camera after months of teasing. They’ve revealed Manifold, a ball-shaped array that uses 16 of RED’s Helium 8K sensors (with 180-degree Schneider lenses) to capture a complete, 60FPS VR video in one scene, including depth information.
Amazon isn’t limiting its New York City retail openings to its checkout-free Go store. It’s launching Amazon 4-star, a shop devoted solely to products in popular categories that are either rated four stars or higher, top sellers or “new and trending” on the Amazon website.
If you’ve ever watched a movie in a movie theater, chances are that you are familiar with the Deep Note, the audio logo of THX. That sound is one of the first sounds we hear at the beginning of movie trailers in a THX-certified venue.
Our team just moved to a larger office in downtown San Francisco. On moving day, I was shocked to discover a bundle of rough-cut unterminated ethernet cables on one end, ripped-out punch-down jacks on the other, no uplink, and no Wi-Fi!
The famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist Reid Hoffman often says that his biggest investing whiff was passing on Stripe Inc. As each year ticks by, it’s becoming easier and easier to tell why missing out on the payments startup might sting so badly.
There’s a common understanding that there are two types of people in this world: Slack people and email people. In reality, most modern offices use both (if not Slack, one of its messaging competitors; here at Quartz we happen to use Slack).
Researchers behind the technology say it has the equivalent strength of a human able to lift a 26-seat mini-bus. It can adapt to adverse environments and move efficiently along surfaces within the body lined with, or entirely immersed in, body fluids such as blood or mucus.
An in-depth study conducted by NASA found that humans are responsible for the increasing wobble detected as Earth spins on its axis. When you think of Earth you may think of an exact sphere, but Earth is actually an oblate spheroid, pockmarked with mountains and deep ocean trenches.
In the hours after The New York Times broke the story that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had resigned from Instagram the question quickly turned to why; the immediate culprit was everyone’s favorite punching bag, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: All of these stories are intere
(Reuters) – Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, with the pair giving scant explanation.
The United States is vulnerable to a devastating electromagnetic pulse event caused by a high-altitude nuclear blast or solar superstorm, according to a recently published book.
Score one for the human brain. In a new study, computer scientists found that artificial intelligence systems fail a vision test a child could accomplish with ease.