According to a technology policy researcher, Netflix records all the choices you make in Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch episode. “Michael Veale, a technology policy researcher at University College London, wanted to know what data Netflix was collecting from Bandersnatch,” reports Motherboard. “People had been speculating a lot on Twitter about Netflix’s motivations,” Veale told Motherboard in […]
After decades of languishing development and stagnated projects, true high-speed rail in the US could be just around the corner.
(credit: Michael Galkovsky / Flickr) Toothpicks seem so innocent. Whether staking down juicy sliders on game day or harpooning fruits bobbing in happy-hour cocktails, the mini skewers often spike our festive occasions. But, make no mistake, they have a vicious side. Given the chance, they will mess you up. Of the poor souls who somehow […]
The boisterous muscle car already had a killer engine, and now it’s got even more grip with which to exploit that power.
Enlarge / Artist’s conception of a blob of hot matter orbiting close to surface of a black hole. At this distance, its orbit is influenced by the black hole’s spin. (credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss) While black holes themselves swallow any light beyond their event horizon, the area outside the event horizon tends to emit lots of […]
From GDPR to antitrust to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Europe is always looking over Silicon Valley’s shoulder.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Rapid global warming caused the largest extinction event in the Earth’s history, which wiped out the vast majority of marine and terrestrial animals on the planet, scientists have found. The mass extinction, known as the “great dying,” occurred around 252m years ago and marked the end […]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The first ever “solid state” plane, with no moving parts in its propulsion system, has successfully flown for a distance of 60 meters, proving that heavier-than-air flight is possible without jets or propellers. The flight represents a breakthrough in “ionic wind” technology, which uses a powerful […]
The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season, and some of them are available now.