G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:45 AM Aug 31 2016

The definition of parenthood is changing, in the US at least. A New York court today expanded the definition of a parent (within the constraints of parental rights) to include non-biological, non-adoptive parents who have been involved in the raising of a child.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:32 AM Aug 25 2016

Congress has found out something about the cause of airline delays that will be completely unsurprising to regular flyers: most of the delays come from glitches in antiquated systems.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:32 AM Aug 25 2016

When it comes to the sky, there is no privacy. There hasn't been, really, since 1989, when the Supreme Court ruled in Florida v. Riley that a helicopter flying above 400 feet didn't need a warrant for what it saw from above.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:32 AM Aug 25 2016

The sky is forgiving. It's the ground that isn't. The Airlander 10, a long and bulbous airship that borrows design features both from flexible blimps and rigid zeppelins, is trying to fill a void in the sky largely abandoned after the Hindenburg crash. It's a large vehicle, faster than a cargo boat and slower than a cargo plane, and has a distinctive shape that calls to mind a certain human part of human anatomy, to the delight of journalists everywhere.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:31 AM Aug 24 2016

Microsoft has acquired 2-year-old scheduling startup Genee, and will kill the service and integrate its functionality into Office 365 next week. As part of the Office suite, it could be the missing link among all the pieces.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 14:27 PM Aug 18 2016

Airships are no longer a thing of the past. The Airlander, by Hybrid Air Vehicles, combines the best of the rigid design of a zeppelin with the flexible floppiness of a blimp into a single, massive vehicle designed to carry 10 tonnes of cargo to places no other vehicle can go. Before it can make a play to revolutionize shipping, it first needs to get off the ground. This afternoon, it did just that near the Cardington Sheds in Bedfordshire, England.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:34 AM Aug 10 2016

Soylent is expanding their product offerings, and they're going after breakfast bars and caffeinated beverages as the competition. Soylent's big roll-out is a caffeinated version of its nutrient-shake-meal-replacement, which will be called Coffiest.

 
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