Items tagged with Rover

Mars rover Opportunity is in the news again, this time for suffering a spell of "brief amnesia" related to its 256MB flash memory just five (5) days after a full reformatting of its memory banks. No scientific data was lost as a result of the blip in the device's nonvolatile memory, though, and the rover continued its current schedule of activities, including the examining of a rock named "Athens" by its robotic arm. Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004 just three weeks after its sister rover Spirit, has thus far functioned a remarkable 4000+ days beyond its original 90 sol (92.5 day)... Read more...
Clearwire announced Rover, the company's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service. With the new Rover service, the WiMAX carrier says it is targeting, "digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced internet service, or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home." If you're itching to get your hands on 4G service, Rover is available in all of Clearwire's 49 4G markets across the U.S. The service is also available at CLEAR stores, Best Buy stores and select independent wireless dealers in Houston and St. Louis. "Simple, commitment-free... Read more...
Tasers are in use across the United States by police forces in towns and cities of all sizes.  However, it's the latest model, one specifically designed to be attractive to women in both size, style and form factor, which is creating controversy among human rights and law enforcement groups. Police forces in the United States have been issued with Tasers since 1999 to subdue violent criminals. A pistol-like civilian version aimed at the self-defense market has been available since 1994. But the new, lighter, brighter designer version, which was launched in late... Read more...
For the last few days, there has been an enormous amount of controversy regarding the business relationship NVIDIA has with the marketing agency AEG. In this time, there has been rampant speculation and pointed accusations of "planted shills" in forums with the sole purpose of pushing NVIDIA products. AEG has taken matters into their own hands and have provided Shack News with an official response. If you want to know what AEG has to say for their business practices, head over to ShackNews and see what new information is available. AEG... Read more...
Well folks, it's time to cover what's been going on this weekend. Sony has decided to stop(temporarily) including their controversial software with their CDs. No word on what kind of software they'll include next. In a related subject, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dissected part of the Sony-BMG EULA. Wonderful stuff, really. Anyone remember the good old days when your buddy would put a couple songs on a tape for you, and no one even cared? These days it seems like it was only a wonderful dream. In a time with enforced restrictions, secret software, and machines that can decipher the latest... Read more...