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As DraftKings finds an exit, a reminder of what could have been

As DraftKings finds an exit, a reminder of what could have been

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today the big news that falls into our orbit is about DraftKings, a sports betting service focused on fantasy sports that will go public via a reverse merger. Not too long ago DraftKings and its…
Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake – 9to5Google

Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake –...

A couple of years ago, science was convinced that the blue light coming from our screens was not only harmful, but could keep us awake at night, too. The countermeasure to that was blue light filters that were widely adopted, but now it seems those filters are just as bad. Nomad case for Pixel 3…
Tesla finds workaround to lease cars in Connecticut, where car dealers/politicians are blocking sales – Electrek

Tesla finds workaround to lease cars in Connecticut, where car dealers/politicians are blocking sales...

You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.…
Mac Pro teardown finds a largely traditional desktop inside

Mac Pro teardown finds a largely traditional desktop inside

An actual desktop — They found that it does not work as a cheese grater, however. Samuel Axon - Dec 17, 2019 9:30 pm UTC There's a switch to unlock and lock the PCIe expansion slots. The CPU is accessible by the same means as other desktop PCs. One side of the logic board. The…
NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars

NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars

Researchers created the map of the Martian surface which shows where water ice is believed to be located. In some places, the ice is as little as 2.5 centimeters below the surface, making it easily accessible to future visitors. Cool colors represent ice closer to the surface, while warm colors are ice deeper down."You wouldn't…
Microsoft Finds Password Security Problem Affecting 44 Million Users – Forbes

Microsoft Finds Password Security Problem Affecting 44 Million Users – Forbes

More than 44 million user accounts found to be at risk from a password security problem following a ... [+] Microsoft threat research team investigationLightRocket via Getty ImagesAfter analyzing a database containing 3 billion leaked credentials from security breaches, the Microsoft threat research team determined more than 44 million user accounts had a serious security…
NASA spacecraft finds crash site of Indian lunar lander

NASA spacecraft finds crash site of Indian lunar lander

A NASA spacecraft in orbit around the Moon spotted the crash site of India’s ill-fated lunar lander, Vikram, which slammed into the Moon’s surface during a landing attempt in September. Images taken by the spacecraft confirm that the lander met an explosive end, revealing the lander’s impact site and the surrounding debris created by the…
Study Finds Wind Speeds Are Increasing, Which Could Boost Wind Energy | Here & Now

Study Finds Wind Speeds Are Increasing, Which Could Boost Wind Energy | Here &...

The world is getting windier, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers analyzed decades of weather data and determined global wind speeds have risen dramatically over the past 10 years.The study says wind farm operators are likely to benefit from the uptick in wind speeds since faster wind means more…
CMU finds that even bad robot trash talk can throw you off your game

CMU finds that even bad robot trash talk can throw you off your game

A commons tactic in both amateur and professional sports – and even in competitions as mundane as a casual board game night – is trash talk. But the negative effect of trash talk may have less to do with the skill of the repartee involved, and more with just the fact that it’s happening at…
NASA finds Neptune moons locked in ‘dance of avoidance’

NASA finds Neptune moons locked in ‘dance of avoidance’

Neptune Moon Dance: This animation illustrates how the odd orbits of Neptune's inner moons Naiad and Thalassa enable them to avoid each other as they race around the planet. Credit: NASA Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly…

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Trump calls for social media companies to ‘detect mass shooters before...

After two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump said his administration would ask social media companies to develop tools that could detect potential mass shooters. While delivering a speech on the recent violence, Trump said “we must do a better job of identifying and acting on early warning signs,”…

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