Dell really is pushing hard against the mindset that the PC is dead this week. The industry heavyweight had one of their largest PC launches ever and while tablets were a part of the launch, the devices didn’t eclipse the overall initiative. Personally, I think this is quite a strategic approach, simply because tablets haven’t been trending that well of late (particularly for Apple), and while volumes continue to rise, they are mostly tied to really cheap products.
Facebook and Twitter could provide vital clues to control infectious diseases by using mathematical models to understand how we respond socially to biological contagions.
Warning Instagrammers: you might want to stop taking so many pictures of your food. New research out of BYU finds that looking at too many pictures of food can actually make it less enjoyable to eat.
Autumn is usually not such a great time for big special effects movies as the summer blockbusters have faded and those for the holiday season have not yet opened. Fall is more often the time for thoughtful films about small subjects, which makes it perfect for the unveiling of a new movie produced by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
The nearby star system Fomalhaut – of special interest for its unusual exoplanet and dusty debris disk – has been discovered to be not just a double star, as astronomers had thought, but one of the widest triple stars known.
Tantalized by images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based data, scientists thought the giant asteroid Vesta deserved a closer look. They got a chance to do that in 2011 and 2012, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft orbited the giant asteroid, and they were able to check earlier conclusions.
Autonomous driving, whether or not you like it, is coming. Not tomorrow, and perhaps not in three years as Tesla Motors hopes. But it will be here, perhaps as early as the end of this decade.
Toyota luxury brand Lexus has unveiled information about its new 2014 ES 300h hybrid luxury sedan, which first debuted just last year. Chief among what’s been announced is news of its EPA fuel economy ratings, which play out at 40 mpg city / 39 mpg highway / 40 mpg combined.
It's code-named "Cinnamon," and it has no release date or intended price however, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to keep his hardware costs down. In that regard, we can expect him to enter into the fray against Apple TV at $99 and Roku at $50. I'll throw in Chromecast at $35 because, I like it better than the set-top box (STB) stuff.
Over 2.9 million customers have their credit card and data compromised. That's a nice way of saying, stolen. It looks like the breach has far reaching consequences because the attack went through Adobe's Coldfusion and there may be inherent weaknesses in the code. Coldfusion is widely used by many sites as a web application development platform and server.
Chris Pine is on his way to being the biggest star in the Universe. And he gets to play iconic heroes like James Tiberius Kirk, and now, Jack Ryan. Is it fair? Look at him. The man is gorgeous and he runs like a gazelle.
Seth MacFarlane has had a remarkable career with the incredible success of Family Guy, and most recently Ted, which was a huge hit for Universal. In fact, Ted is one of the highest grossing comedies of all time, making $540 million worldwide, and the powers that be have been clamoring for a sequel.
There’s two famous sci-fi properties that Hollywood has been trying to remake for well over a decade now: Barbarella and Logan’s Run. While the original Barbarella didn’t have much of a story, it could be interesting to see what a modern day interpretation could look like. Ditto Logan’s Run.
Tom Clancy was one of the “mega authors,” a handful of people who wrote major blockbuster best selling books that earned millions. Once Clancy’s work was adapted into major movies like The Hunt For Red October, and Clear and Present Danger, his name became a brand, like John Grisham and Stephen King. Clancy, who passed away on October 1, was also a force in the world of gaming.
The second Hunger Games installment, Catching Fire, is well over a month and a half away from release on November 22. But you can get your tickets early, and according to several reports it’s already doing big business nearly two months in advance.
RCA may seem like it is going old school with its new Internet Music System, although the stereo is actually built around a 7-inch touchscreen tablet running Google's Android OS.
A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times faster than is currently possible. The approach could be used for clinical diagnostics, stem cell characterization and other applications.
A photo captures only as much as the camera in use will allow, and is therefore limited by the field of view of the camera’s lens. In the case of smartphones and many advanced cameras, the view from the lens is much smaller than the view from your own eyes.
Flowering plants evolved from extinct plants related to conifers, ginkgos, cycads, and seed ferns. The oldest known fossils from flowering plants are pollen grains. These are small, robust and numerous and therefore fossilize more easily than leaves and flowers.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn's moon Titan.
Is geothermal energy destined to be a niche player as solar and wind gain big-time status in the United States? Leaders in the industry, meeting in Las Vegas this week, rejected the idea, but conceded they’ll have to do some educating, lobbying, innovating and cost-cutting if geothermal is to fully join the renewables revolution.
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The Thunderbirds show may seem silly to a lot of people today, but they were a huge inspiration to a generation of children who grew up and created their own fantastic visions. Peter Jackson certainly comes to mind in this respect, and now Thunderbirds are coming back for another go round.
Peter Dinklage is one of the best actors we have out there right now, and it’s great that he never got stuck in dwarf roles, like the guy who played Mini-Me. In fact, Dinklage turned down a lot of short people roles, including Mini-Me, to prevent himself from being type cast.
Other than Howard the Duck, what superhero series is in more desperate need of a reboot than The Fantastic Four? Even though the last two Superman incarnations weren’t that great, at least we had two great Superman movies in 1978 and 1981. There have been several attempts already, and we still don’t have a good Fantastic Four movie.