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This past Tuesday evening, folks in the southeast United States had a rare opportunity to see a fireball race across the evening sky called an earthgrazer. This comes in the midst of the Taurid meteor shower that occurs around this time every year.. An earthgrazer is a meteor that grazes a long distance across the... Read more...
Back in February of 2020, Netflix began streaming AV1 feeds to the Android mobile app, which brings with it some notable benefits. Now Netflix says plans on extending AV1 streaming to include a bunch of TV models as well, and also at least one game console. More on those in a moment. AV1 is a high-efficiency... Read more...
Observing an asteroid entering into the atmosphere of the behemoth planet of Jupiter typically occurs once every two years. However, astronomers have spotted two different asteroids slamming into Jupiter in the months of September and October alone. Asteroids have been in our news headlines as of late as NASA... Read more...
Update 11/12/21: After topping $100,000 in bids, the modded iPhone X with an unsanctioned USB Type-C port ended up actually selling for a bit less, but still for a immense sum—$86,001, to a bidder/buyer who was presumably willing to pay. It attracted over 100 bids (though most likely not from 100 different... Read more...
A start-up company founded in 2014 recently launched a prototype projectile tens of thousands of feet into the air using kinetic energy. This is far different than what we are accustomed to seeing as rockets carrying cargo and astronauts are typically sent into outer space using a ton of rocket fuel. SpinLaunch was... Read more...
Cryptocurrency mining has played a role in the GPU shortage that has been plaguing gamers for a while now trying to upgrade their own PCs. Now it seems crypto miners are feeling the pain of trying to get a GPU too, and some are targeting a particular AMD CPU for its large L3 cache. There is a plethora of... Read more...
The highly anticipated handheld gaming PC from Valve was expected to start shipping in December of this year, in time for Christmas, to those hopped on the reservation system right off the bat. But 2021 isn't finished playing the role of the Grinch—a shortage of components (what else?) has forced Valve to delay Steam... Read more...
Fans of the popular mobile game Garena Free Fire have some codes available today for free in-game loot. But you may want to hurry because once they are gone, they are gone. Garena Free Fire is a popular action-adventure Battle Royale game on both Android and iOS devices. This Battle Royale game introduces 50... Read more...
Verizon is set to play Santa this holiday season by providing the opportunity for a limited amount of its customers the chance at buying an elusive PlayStation 5 console. But there are a few things you should know before getting too excited. As you're undoubtedly aware, PS5 consoles have been extremely difficult to... Read more...
PlayStation 5 consoles have been very hard to come by since last year's launch. But Sony's PlayStation Direct has good news for those paying attention and signed up with that feature. It seems that PlayStation Direct has sent out emails letting users know about a restock happening today at 2pm ET (11am PT). With... Read more...
The United States Department of State is looking to the public for help in nabbing members of the ransomware group, REvil. This comes as ransomware continues to be an ever growing problem and concern for not only the government, but companies and individuals alike. With each advancement of technology and... Read more...
Heinz has taken the lead in the race to produce condiments in space and is leaving its competitors to play... ketchup. Marz ketchup should make that juicy burger on Mars taste oh so much better. It could go well with the green chilies recently grown and eaten aboard the International Space Station. On Monday... Read more...
Google has attempted to answer why the fingerprint sensor on its Pixel 6 phones is, at times, noticeably sluggish. For some, however, the reason Google gives just does not match up, leaving them to wonder if there is more at play. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are the first in the family of Pixel phones to have an... Read more...
Starlight, star bright—NASA is searching for alien life on distant exoplanets. As humankind continues to ask the question, "Are we alone?," NASA continues to find ways to boldly go deeper into space to find out. NASA is set to launch a sounding rocket today from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico that will... Read more...
WhatsApp is a very popular communications app with millions of users that is owned by Meta, formerly known as Facebook. Now there is evidence that the app may be adding a new feature soon aimed at improving its communities experience. Facebook has been receiving a lot of negative attention as of late due to the... Read more...
Intel has been busy as of late promoting and running its Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt, which will award 3,300 prizes with a total estimated value of $430K (including 300 Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs before they even launch). But there is another contest Intel has going that you may not have heard about yet, and it is awarding... Read more...
Meta has not made it a secret it intends to expand its metaverse to include new projects and products. It seems Mark Zuckerberg wants one of those new ventures to include helping robots experience and understand the world as flesh and blood humans do, through touch interaction. Or maybe Zuck pines to be human. Either... Read more...
Most of us have been the victim of a random butt dial at some point in our lives. Some may have even received a text from dear ol' mom in response, asking if they we were OK, because our butt called her and all she could hear was muffled noises and faint voices. Now it seems owners of Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can... Read more...
The number of ways hackers can exploit security flaws seems endless these days. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) expanded on one of those this week when it encouraged vendors, manufacturers, and developers to fast-track updating vulnerable Bluetooth SoC applications in regard to... Read more...
The thought of an asteroid hurtling through space, slamming into Earth and annihilating humankind has enamored the imagination of more than a few filmmakers and astronomers through the years. Well, NASA has been thinking about the possibility too, and may have a plan to try and avert any such disaster. When someone... Read more...
Over 1 billion Facebook users opted in for its Face Recognition system to automatically recognize them in photos, allowing them and other users to easily tag photos on the site. Today Meta, Facebook's new parent company, announced that it is pulling the plug on that system and erasing the faces from its servers on the... Read more...
Netflix officially announced its intentions to enter the extremely lucrative gaming industry this past July. Following up on that, Netflix yesterday tooks it is first step into the already very competitive mobile platform that will include five mobile games at the outset. Netflix will begin its mobile gaming... Read more...
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