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It looks like NASA is getting serious about finding hazardous asteroids

It looks like NASA is getting serious about finding hazardous asteroids

Not dinosaurs, maybe — "We’re finally in a position where we’re ready to move forward." Eric Berger - Sep 23, 2019 3:48 pm UTC Enlarge / NASA's chief of science has made asteroid detection a priority at the space agency.NASAOn Monday, NASA's science chief committed to funding a space-based telescope to find the vast majority…
Amazon looks to expand Alexa’s world amid growing privacy concerns – CNET

Amazon looks to expand Alexa’s world amid growing privacy concerns – CNET

David Limp, Amazon's hardware chief, at last year's Alexa event in Seattle. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Alexa has had a lot of explaining to do. Since Amazon's voice assistant debuted in 2014, the company has convinced millions of people to invite Alexa into their homes. They use it to play music, serve up the news and answer trivia…
California bill looks to close data gaps in the criminal justice system

California bill looks to close data gaps in the criminal justice system

The California state legislature has passed AB-1331, a criminal justice data bill that aims to improve the quality of criminal justice records and creates a pathway for courts to share data with researchers. The bill is awaiting a signature of approval by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Authored by Assemblyperson Robert Bonta, the bill seeks to…
It looks like Uber is getting into the small loan business for its drivers

It looks like Uber is getting into the small loan business for its drivers

Uber seems to be exploring the option of directly offering financial loans to its drivers. The ride-hailing giant sent out an in-app message to some drivers this week saying it’s “building a new financial product” to help Uber drivers with their finances “in a time of need,” and asked recipients to fill out a survey.…
Looks like Medium is testing a way to save articles across the web

Looks like Medium is testing a way to save articles across the web

Medium seems to be building a tool to save and reformat online articles for future reading. That’s according to Jane Manchun Wong, a reliable source of scoops on unreleased features. Wong said she spotted this one by reverse engineering Medium’s Android app and monitoring network traffic. The “Save to Medium” feature appears to scrape webpages,…
Why Wired.com Looks Different Today

Why Wired.com Looks Different Today

For a publication about technology, WIRED has sometimes had a vexed relationship to the web. One of the first great websites, Suck, was a rogue operation run out of the magazine’s server rooms behind the editors’ backs. Around the same time, we may have invented the banner ad. For years, WIRED.com was run by a…
GlobalFoundries sues TSMC, looks to ban US imports for Apple and Nvidia chips

GlobalFoundries sues TSMC, looks to ban US imports for Apple and Nvidia chips

GlobalFoundries (GF) has filed patent lawsuits against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, alleging that TSMC’s processors infringe on GlobalFoundries’ patents held in the US and Germany, via Tom’s Hardware. As part of the lawsuit, GlobalFoundries is looking to block imports of processors it says rely on those patents…
This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash – Jalopnik

This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash – Jalopnik

Less than a month after the new 2020 C8 Corvette dropped, the inevitable first public crash involving one looks to have happened somewhere in California.According to the Wrecked Musclecars account, the Corvette clipped an oncoming SUV at a corner. There’s some real damage to the front quarter of the car involved, but it looks like…
Snap looks to raise $1 billion in private debt offering

Snap looks to raise $1 billion in private debt offering

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is looking to add some cash to its coffers via a new proposed private offering of $1 billion in convertible senior notes, with a due date for maturation of August 1, 2026. The debt offering will be used to cover the cost of general operating expenditures involved in running…
Looks Like EA’s NBA Live Is Being Weird Again – Kotaku

Looks Like EA’s NBA Live Is Being Weird Again – Kotaku

It’s easy to forget that there are two AAA basketball games on the market, so complete is 2K’s dominance of the scene, but EA Sports just keep plugging away with their NBA games. Some get released to little fanfare, others get cancelled at the last minute and some, like this year’s game, get delayed before…

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Official StarCraft mod makes the game look like a Saturday morning...

Metamorphosis complete — Hands-on with $10 update for StarCraft Remastered: It's clean, cute, and hilarious. Sam Machkovech - Jul 10, 2019 7:35 am UTC This is a real thing, and it can now be yours for $10 at Battle.net. Blizzard Entertainment / Carbot Animations We bit on the $10 purchase to see how it looks…

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