CERN frees LHC data

CERN frees LHC data

Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal. Today CERN launched its Open Data Portal, which makes data from real collision events…

Dark matter could be spotted in GPS time glitches

Dark matter could be spotted in GPS time glitches

GPS has a new job. It does a great job of telling us our location, but the network of hyper-accurate clocks in space could get a fix on something far more elusive: dark matter. Dark matter makes…

Uber is spying you very badly.

Uber is spying you very badly.

This is one of those interim posts where I’m not posting something cool, but rather something that’s bothering me. You know, like a blog post? Anyways, I downloaded Uber the other day and its…

World of Warcraft surpasses 10m subs after Warlords of Draenor launch

World of Warcraft surpasses 10m subs after Warlords of Draenor launch

New expansion achieves day-one sell-through of more than 3.3 million copies On November 13, millions of Azeroth’s champions enlisted for the war against the Iron Horde with the launch of World of…

Elite: Dangerous boss says online-only is « the right decision »

Elite: Dangerous boss says online-only is « the right decision »

I was disappointed to learn that Elite: Dangerous won’t support offline play, both as a matter of principle and practicality: My rural lifestyle has gifted me with internet access…

This new battery can fully charge your smartphone in 30 seconds

This new battery can fully charge your smartphone in 30 seconds

Israel-based company, StoreDot, has developed a battery that can charge a smartphone in just 30 seconds, and could be scaled up to charge an electric car within minutes   A new battery…

Ohio college is building a drone arena for its students

Ohio college is building a drone arena for its students

It only makes sense that schools teach the next generation how to design and fly unmanned aircraft. However, you can’t just set a legion of drones loose on campus — not so long as FAA…

NETFLIX CEO SAYS BROADCAST TV WILL BE DEAD IN 16 YEARS

NETFLIX CEO SAYS BROADCAST TV WILL BE DEAD IN 16 YEARS

During a speech Monday in Mexico City regarding Netflix’s burgeoning presence in Latin America, CEO Reed Hastings explained how broadcast television will be another casualty of evolution…

Sony just got hacked, doxxed, and shut down

Sony just got hacked, doxxed, and shut down

The work day ended early for Sony Pictures employees. Most of them, anyway. The IT crew will be logging overtime as they deal with a massive breach perpetrated by a group of hackers calling…

Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging the cigarette itself directly into a USB port. That might be a USB port plugged into a wall socket or the…

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn’t shatter when you drop your phone

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn’t shatter when you drop your phone

Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let’s be honest — those aren’t the biggest problems. No, the real crisis comes when you drop…

How to live for a month in virtual reality

How to live for a month in virtual reality

Next year, artist Mark Farid wants to give up a month of his life to virtual reality. If a crowdfunding campaign succeeds, he’ll spend 28 days in a gallery, wearing a VR headset and a pair of…