Nat Geo and OpenROV are giving away 1000 robot submarines

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Nat Geo and OpenROV are giving away 1000 robot submarines OpenROV Despite having lived in close proximity to it for hundreds of thousands of years, humanity has yet to explore even a fraction of the Earth’s ocean. We have more thoroughly mapped…

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You’ve Probably Never Heard of MOFs, but…

You’ve Probably Never Heard of MOFs, but…

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You’ve Probably Never Heard of MOFs, but… Eighty years ago, few people in the world had heard of plastics. But in 1939, after its debut at the New York World’s Fair, one type of plastic—nylon—became a household word in less than a…

2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better

2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better

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2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better The Lincoln Navigator pretty much started the whole fullsize luxury SUV craze when it debuted more than 20 years ago. But while it may have lagged behind the competition in recent years — especially against…

‘The Stanley Parable’ rewards you for not playing in five years

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‘The Stanley Parable’ rewards you for not playing in five years The Stanley Parable If you played The Stanley Parable when it came out on October 17th, 2013, and haven’t picked it up since, you have just unlocked a brand new achievement….

Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation

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Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation With the United States being pummeled over the last couple of years with several high-category, high-damage hurricanes, the University of Delaware’s Cristina Archer recently published a paper that discovered an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind…

Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later

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Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later Sixense More than five years after funding its Stem virtual reality controller system on Kickstarter, Sixense is paying back those who pledged for the device. Sixense is no longer making a consumer version…

Pinterest rolls out product recommendations for easier shopping

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Pinterest rolls out product recommendations for easier shopping Pinterest Over the last few years, Pinterest has become not just a place to pin your favorite clothing or home decor ideas, but also where you would go to shop. Buyable pins would let…

A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black

A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black

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A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black Last year’s Surface Laptop from Microsoft broke the mold for Surface devices. Microsoft had spent a good part of the past half-decade pushing the idea of Windows-powered slates and two-in-one hybrids, eventually…

Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year’s model

Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year’s model

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Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year’s model The Surface Pro has proven to be a tough act to follow. Microsoft has been the two-in-one standard bearer for the past several years, as successive generations of Surface Pro became the…

Sponges on ancient ocean floors 100 million years before Cambrian period: Molecular fossil evidence

Sponges on ancient ocean floors 100 million years before Cambrian period: Molecular fossil evidence

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Sponges on ancient ocean floors 100 million years before Cambrian period: Molecular fossil evidence Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have found the oldest clue yet of animal life, dating back at least 100 million years before the famous Cambrian explosion…

Extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan 3,500 years ago

Extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan 3,500 years ago

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Extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan 3,500 years ago Some 3,500 years ago, there was already a brisk trade in fish on the shores of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. This conclusion follows from the analysis of 100 fish teeth that…

Teenage Engineering reluctantly adds Bluetooth audio to OD-11 speaker

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Teenage Engineering reluctantly adds Bluetooth audio to OD-11 speaker For years, Teenage Engineering has chosen not to allow its users to stream music via Bluetooth to its flagship OD-11 speakers. And that’s despite it actually having a Bluetooth radio inside. The Swedish…

Netflix cancels ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ after two seasons

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Netflix cancels ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ after two seasons It has been nearly five years since Disney and Netflix teamed up to launch a suite of Marvel TV series based on characters in The Defenders, and after two seasons Iron Fist is ending…

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in ‘Parkour’ video

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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in ‘Parkour’ video Just two years ago Boston Dynamics proudly showed off a new generation of its Atlas robot that could take an untethered stroll through the woods, before advancing to balancing on one leg…

Creator of doomed Fyre Festival gets six-year prison sentence

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Creator of doomed Fyre Festival gets six-year prison sentence Billy McFarland, the founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival from 2017, has been sentenced to six years in a federal prison, The New York Times reports. The 26-year-old was found guilty of defrauding…