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Russian Cargo Spacehip Declared Lost

905 days ago - Slashdot
schwit1 writes: The Russians have declared lost the Progress freighter that had been launched to the ISS yesterday. They never could regain control of the craft, plus it was in an incorrect orbit. Moreover, the U.S. Air Force has detected debris nearby, suggesting a significant failure of some...

World-First Remote Air Traffic Control System Lands In Sweden

905 days ago - Slashdot
Zothecula writes: Small airports are often in a no-win situation. They don't have much traffic because they don't have an adequate tower system, and...

You can buy your own smell-o-vision VR headset, if you wanna

905 days ago - Engadget
Aside from the anguished cries of our loved ones begging us to go to work, there are two things that are left out when we play games in virtual...
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The human universe: Exploring our place in space

905 days ago - New Scientist
We’re masters of Earth, but how do we measure up against the cosmos? From colonising stars to destroying the universe, we explore humans' role...

Your Windows 10 phone is a tiny desktop computer with Continuum

905 days ago - Engadget
Microsoft just demoed its 2-in-1 Continuum feature on a Windows 10 phone giving the mobile device the ability to become a really tiny desktop...

IBM CIO Thinks Agile Development Might Save Company

905 days ago - Slashdot
Nerval's Lobster writes: A new Wall Street Journal article details how IBM CIO Jeff Smith is trying to make Big Blue, which is going through some...

Evernote's Plus tier gives you a bit more notetaking for $25 a year

905 days ago - Engadget
Until now, Evernote's service options have been something of an all-or-nothing proposition: either you stick to the free, very limited tier for your...

Microsoft shows off Windows Holographic running Windows 10 apps

905 days ago - Engadget
When Microsoft debuted its Windows Holographic software and HoloLens headset a few months back, Windows 10 apps were mentioned as a possibility....

iPad 'test model' swiped in Cupertino kidnapping

905 days ago - Engadget
Despite Apple's notorious love for secrecy, it famously lost a prototype device in the past (maybe even two), when one of its employees left it in a...

Interviews: Ask Fark Founder Drew Curtis a Question

905 days ago - Slashdot
For many, the day would not be complete without checking Fark.com for the latest funny or weird news. Inspired by the numerous links to interesting...

Windows 10's web browser is called Microsoft Edge

905 days ago - Engadget
After months of waiting, Microsoft finally has a proper name for Windows 10's brand-new web browser: Forget Project Spartan, and meet Microsoft Edge....

Paper turned into an eco-friendly light-emitting display

905 days ago - New Scientist
Spraying ordinary paper with specialised materials can make flexible light-up displays that could be used on packaging and newsprint

Weird dream? Your brain won't even try to make sense of it

905 days ago - New Scientist
Our dreams are so bizarre that parts of the brain that usually try to make sense of language seem to power down rather than attempt to understand them

Instagram dives into curated content with a dedicated music account

905 days ago - Engadget
Instagram uses its official account to promote notable snapshots on the social network, and has been doing so for quite some time. But now, the...

Microsoft invites Android and iOS apps to join Windows 10

905 days ago - Engadget
Microsoft's Terry Myerson confirmed on-stage at Build what many of us suspected in the hours leading up to the event -- the company's going to make...

Microsoft expands Office integration with third-party apps

905 days ago - Engadget
So far, Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote has mostly been focused on the tools available for developers. But, having said this, the company just made an...

Carrier billing is coming to all Windows devices

905 days ago - Engadget
Wish you could put that Windows app purchase on your phone bill rather than rack up a separate charge? Microsoft just made your day. It's bringing...

Armadillo Aerospace Resurrected On Kickstarter By the Team Members

905 days ago - Slashdot
savuporo writes: Team members from John Carmack's defunct suborbital rocket company, Armadillo Aerospace, have re-launched the suborbital rocket...

Any site can be a Windows app

905 days ago - Engadget
At today's Microsoft Build conference, vice president of operating systems, Terry Myerson announced that websites can now be placed inside a Windows...

Smart pedals will track your stolen bike for $149

905 days ago - Engadget
Back when we saw Connected Cycle's smart bike pedals at CES in January we were pretty impressed by its plan to track activity and location; now you...

Desktop apps are coming to the Windows Store

905 days ago - Engadget
One of the reasons some people didn't like Windows 8 was that it seemed to include two versions of Windows: Live Tiles and the desktop, with...

This dinosaur had wings like a bat, but did it fly like one?

905 days ago - New Scientist
A fossil from China may have had unique membrane-like wings to glide or even fly, suggesting dinosaurs dabbled in flight before evolving into birds

Human gene editing has arrived – here's why it matters

905 days ago - New Scientist
It's becoming possible to edit our genes to treat and prevent conditions like HIV and sickle cell disease or, more controversially, create designer...