The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.
This was the revelation that soaked into my brain after nearly getting kicked to death as a result of an illegal Facebook Rave last weekend. I’ve since looked into this a bit more and apparently this kind of thing happens a lot.
This may be a classic case of narcissism now. The whistleblower who has unravelled the secret policies of the NSA has got a job in Russia, where he has temporary asylum, and is offering to provide witness to the Germany government. You can kick NSA ass for what it does in America, but really, opening up the door for Russians and Europeans? Is this a legitimate act of a guy who cares about his own country or someone who's gone cat lady crazy with paranoia?
Although they aren't much larger than a DVD drive, Gigabyte's BRIX line of mini-desktops are full-fledged PCs equipped with either Intel or AMD processors.
Fluid jets are all around us: from inkjet printing, to the “Old Faithful” geyser in Yellowstone National Park, to cosmological jets several thousand light years long.
A radio telescope once used to track ballistic missiles has helped astronomers determine how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time. The findings are published in the journal Science today (Friday).
Understanding Earth’s dynamic climate requires knowledge of more than just greenhouse gases. One of the key measurements scientists measure is reflected solar radiance, or the amount of outgoing sunlight energy scattered from Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Watching solar radiances over time helps scientists gauge and better understand environmental changes like global warming.
Watching a tree grow might be more frustrating than waiting for a pot to boil, but luckily for biologists, there are tree rings. Beginning at a tree trunk's dense core and moving out to the soft bark, the passage of time is marked by concentric rings, revealing chapters of the tree's history.
For 2014, Toyota isn’t doing much new with its Camry Hybrid. Why change up a good thing when it is clearly a decent seller for the Japanese auto manufacturer? The model family has done quite well, selling over 10 million units in the U.S. alone since being introduced here i 1983. It is one of the benchmark mid-size sedans on the market, and its hybrid design looks to continue the trend as time marches along.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Davis are developing a chip that uses ultrasound waves to detect gestures. The chip is ideally suited to being used in wearable gadgets because of its convenience and low power consumption. Who wants to mess with a two inch smartwatch display anyhow.
Are you ready to drive your Tesla Model S from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Colombia? That’s the tantalizing possibility now that the electric vehicle company’s Supercharger Corridor along the West Coast is filled out enough that, staying to major roads, you could likely do it without breaking much of a sweat.
Growing up on James Bond, the parts I always looked forward to were the incredible stuntwork, as well as the gadgets and vehicles. Bond always had an incredible arsenal of cars and toys at his disposal, and now a billionaire is trying to make 007’s submarine car an actual reality.
LG and Google are delivering the first Android 4.4, KitKat, phone. The Nexus 5 is going to be available in every color imaginable as long as they are either white or black.
I’m cruising around the net looking for something to write about, and I see a headline about a Star Wars anniversary. Which one? It’s definitely not the anniversary of any of the movie’s releases. They all came out in the summer. When did the Holiday Special air? It couldn’t have been October, could it?
With his incredible work on Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th and Creepshow, Tom Savini was the godfather of gore in the eighties, and when he decided to get out of the foam latex business, he handed the torch to Greg Nicotero. Greg founded the company KNB with Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, and the company’s done a fine job creating modern gore FX and monsters.
There’s a number of genre cartoons that are currently in development to be made into feature films. The list includes Voltron, Thunder Cats, and Star Blazers, a Japanese anime show from the ‘70’s that became popular in America years later, much like Battle of the Planets.
It appears that Big Content might have killed off Intel’s cunning plan to get into the TV business.
It’s been reported in a number of posts, news articles, and even on local television shows that two mysterious giant boxes have appeared in the San Francisco harbor next to Treasure Island and another one just like it is being constructed in the Portland Main harbor. The boxes are roughly four stories tall, 250 feet long, and 70 feet wide. They are made from cargo containers stacked on barges and, according to the reports, everyone is pretty sure the structures belong to Google.
Having covered the video game world for many years, it’s a market you can certainly call mercurial, and the ups and downs can be very abrupt. Technology and story-wise, video games have never been better, but I’m glad I’m not in the gaming business, because it can go from top of the heap to the basement with little warning.
Ematic has debuted a 13.3-inch tablet specifically designed for watching videos and streaming music clips from sites like YouTube.
Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the need for fragile detection sensors.
Kepler-78b is a planet that shouldn't exist. This scorching lava world circles its star every eight and a half hours at a distance of less than one million miles - one of the tightest known orbits. According to current theories of planet formation, it couldn't have formed so close to its star, nor could it have moved there.
It's used as a coolant in nuclear power plants and as a desiccant to remove humidity that otherwise would ruin moisture-sensitive products. Found in every cell in the human body, it transmits nerve impulses and regulates blood pressure.
Researchers have taken the first step towards a radical new architecture for the internet, which they claim will transform the way in which information is shared online, and make it faster and safer to use.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed its first two-day autonomous drive Monday, bringing the mobile laboratory to a good vantage point for pictures useful in selecting the next target the rover will reach out and touch.
Japan officially began drawing power from a 2-megawatt floating wind turbine off its southwestern coast on Monday, the first of two floating turbine test projects that the country hopes could prove to be a significant source of energy in the post-earthquake/tsunami era.
Suzuki plans to unveil a number of new concept vehicles at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. One of the most interesting ones from a green vehicle perspective will be the X-Lander, described by the Japanese automaker as a “real 4WD hybrid with a distinctive personality.”
We’re not surprised that The Walking Dead has been killing in the ratings, but it is remarkable how it keeps getting stronger and bigger all the time. The show now just had another milestone in that it actually beat out Sunday Night Football and the World Series.
While Marvel are currently the comic kings, especially at the movies, DC has been making a lot of effort to catch up. At first, we figured Batman was done at the movies with The Dark Knight Rises, but he’s of course coming back in Batman Vs Superman.
This weekend, we lost an incredible artist, Lou Reed, at the age of 71. Reed’s range of influence from the sixties to today is remarkable, and his work should only grow better with time.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is going to be a huge movie. Duh. No big news flash there. We all know the next installment of the Hunger Games is going to be ginormous. The question is, how huge, and will it blow away the original?
Okay, so now we know there’s a new Christian Grey, model Jamie Dornan, and the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is set to start shooting on December 2 for an August 1 2014 release. But right before the movie begins principal photography, the script needs some last minute tweaking, and they’re calling on a genre writer to help.
Numbers companies count products and equate market leadership to market share in terms of numbers of products sold. But this is a revenue model and revenue isn’t really the best measure of success in business. Rather, the optimal measure of success is typically profit, or how much cash the company has left after expenses.
After 10 years of production, shale gas in the United States cannot be considered commercially viable, according to several scientists recently presenting at the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.
Spending time immersed as a virtual character or avatar in a role-playing video game can numb you to realizing important body signals in real life. This message comes from Ulrich Weger of the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany and Stephen Loughnan of Melbourne University in Australia, in an article in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, published by Springer.