Rob Verger
at 12:34 PM Aug 18 2017

On Monday, at 12:31 pm Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its cargo, in addition to ice cream, was something else very cool: a supercomputer.

Rob Verger
at 13:14 PM May 26 2017

Even though VR headsets are small enough to strap onto your face, they can make objects in the virtual scene seem far off in the distance. The headsets accomplish this immersive, visual trick by having two key optical parts: screens inside that display the images, and magnifying glass-like lenses between your eyes and those screens. It's those lenses that allows a virtual dinosaur to look as if it's in the scene in front of you, and not just on small screens inches from your eyes.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 08:50 AM May 18 2017

Recently, some hospitals in the United Kingdom were struck with a peculiar attack: computers taken over, data inside encrypted and held ransom, all for the measly payment of just $300. The attack spread rapidly, hitting 150 countries and shutting down everything from telecoms in Spain to the Interior Ministry in Russia. And then, through a stroke of luck, the WanaCryptor attack was stalled in its tracks, a killswitch discovered by happenstance just in time for the weekend. What, exactly are we to make of the largest ransomware attack in history?

at 12:13 PM May 4 2017

If you noticed some weird Google Docs shares in your Gmail inbox today, you're not alone. In fact, you were the target of a large-scale phishing attack.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 12:13 PM May 4 2017

The internet is an entirely human phenomenon. It is a an unfathomably vast interconnected sea of computers that hold roughly the entire sum of human knowledge to this point. It's as available to the wealthiest billionaire as it is to the kid on library WiFi, browsing on his cheap Android phone. What keeps the internet open and equal is a principle called “net neutrality,” which is as much a technological tool as an economic argument and a moral stance. It is also a principle that is periodically threatened. The latest assault comes from current FCC director Ajit Pai, who wants to change how internet companies are regulated, a move that could prove disastrous for net neutrality.

Stan Horaczek
at 11:07 AM May 3 2017

Microsoft is getting serious about its educational product offerings. Today, at an event in New York City, the company showed off its multifaceted plan—including STEM programs, a student-oriented laptop, and the Windows 10 S operating system—to get into more classrooms.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:30 AM Dec 8 2016

Business-to-business sales are an opaque world, driven by profit, bounded by costs, and full of unknown, confounding variables. CaliberMind, a two-year-old company founded by two former Israeli intelligence officers and an NSA data scientist, exists to help businesses seal deals with other businesses better.

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