After Math: Stage 4 capitalism

It’s been another fun-filled week of plebes like us being crushed under the heel of big business. Want to take a trip into orbit? You’re gonna need to mortgage your house and your children’s futures. Want to own the last decent MacBook Pro? Tough, Ap…

Irish Silk Road figure extradited to the US

The US is continuing its quest to try Silk Road’s foreign leaders. Irish resident Gary Davis (aka “Libertas”) has been extradited to the US to face charges over his alleged involvement in the dark web outfit as an administrator. He faces charges of…

These ‘tentacular’ jellyfish lamps bring the deep sea to the surface

A German designer has created a a stunning lamp that mimics the appearance and movement of jellyfish. The Jellyfish Motion Lights are part lamp, part installation, and completely captivating.

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Ben Heck’s Atari 800 handheld

What are your favorite 8-bit computers from the ’80s? Ben Heck’s is the Atari 800, and what better thing to do as a final project than make it portable? That’s right, it’s time for a teardown. After pulling the Atari apart to reverse-engineer it,…

HTC hints at multi-room VR using Steam

You may know that VR in large rooms is becoming a reality, but what about venturing between rooms? It might happen sooner than you think, albeit with a few caveats. HTC has shown off an experience that used a SteamVR beta, a Vive Pro and 16 …

Disney reduces the chances of CG hair disasters

Movie studios often want computer-generated hair to have a specific effect, whether it’s a seductive toss or a careless flick that knocks something over. But there’s a problem: most rough-cut simulations don’t realistically simulate hair, leading to…

Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date

Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. It’s not just any ordinary dome, though: the enormous component measures four feet in diameter…

Tesla speeds up delivery times for new Model 3 orders

When Tesla opened up Model 3 orders to everyone, it was easy to be jaded when delivery would take at least three months. Wouldn’t the situation only get worse? Apparently, just the opposite is true: Tesla has dramatically shortened delivery times for…

Honda will use electric bikes to test swappable batteries

Honda has teamed up with Panasonic to start testing the swappable rechargeable batteries it debuted at CES this year. The partners are bringing Honda’s Mobile Power Packs to Indonesia, where they’ll be used to power electric mobility products, partic…

Twitter bans Russia-linked accounts following indictments

The US’ indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect… at least, on Twitter. The social network has banned accounts for both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 in response to the indictment. In a statement explaining the suspensions,…