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Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus
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Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with aeronautics giant Airbus to test drones in Australia, according to a new report from Germany’s NetzPolitik. Using a request under […]

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Amazon breaks holiday sales record again in 2018     – CNET
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More items were ordered worldwide than ever before, the retail giant touts among other highlights in its annual post-Christmas data drop.

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SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed again, this time by tornado threat     – CNET
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Elon Musk’s company is trying hard to get an Air Force satellite in orbit, but Mother Nature has other ideas.

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SpaceX, Blue Origin scrub Tuesday rocket launches, will try again soon     – CNET
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Tuesday’s missions are postponed, but the Falcon 9 and New Shepard rockets will get another go.

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Chromecasts are finally available from Amazon again
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Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Amazon and Google haven’t played nicely with each other over the past few years, but consumers were just thrown a bone. Amazon has finally restocked Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra devices in its online store, selling them for $35 and $69, respectively. Back in 2015, Amazon pulled Chromecast devices from its store […]

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The new Razer Phone 2 tries again to make the 120Hz gamer phone a thing
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Razer Razer has announced the second iteration of its gaming-focused Razer Phone. Called the Razer Phone 2, the device improves the camera, adds wireless charging, and bumps up the specs across the board compared to its predecessor. The main draw is still its screen. The 5.7-inch LCD display has a 2560×1440-pixel resolution, HDR support (HDR-10), 645 […]

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Do we have evidence for an exomoon? Ask again in a year.
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Enlarge / An artist’s impression of what the massive system would look like. (credit: NASA/ESA) At this point, we’ve spotted thousands of planets orbiting other stars. But we still don’t have a good picture of whether exosolar systems are similar to our own Solar System. Things like asteroids and comets are far too small to […]

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John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ Bitfi wallet got hacked — again
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If the security community could tell you just one thing, it’s that “nothing is unhackable.” Except John McAfee’s cryptocurrency wallet, which was only unhackable until it wasn’t — twice. Security researchers have now developed a second attack, which they say can obtain all the stored funds from an unmodified Bitfi wallet. The Android-powered $120 wallet […]

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What If Electric Cars Fail Again?
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If Tesla should go under, it would set back the electric car industry a decade or more. At the beginning of the last century, electric, steam and gas all competed for the automotive industry, resulting in far more advancements in gas cars than electric over the decades. Thankfully, no one has brought back steam. There […]

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