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Blue Origin teams up with Lockheed Martin and more for human lunar lander design

Blue Origin teams up with Lockheed Martin and more for human lunar lander design

Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, no longer plans to build its giant lunar lander by itself. The company announced today that it is teaming up with three other legacy space companies — Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper — to develop a lunar landing system for NASA that is fully capable of taking humans…
Alien’s origin story chestbursts anew in stirring new documentary

Alien’s origin story chestbursts anew in stirring new documentary

In space, no one can hear you scream — Surprising new stories, insight uncover a refreshing take on Scott’s classic. Jennifer Ouellette - Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm UTC Trailer for Memory: the Origins of Alien.Ridley Scott's timelessly evocative sci-fi/horror mashup Alien celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, so what better way to mark the occasion than…

Origin Sells Out

One day in early June of 1992, a group of executives from Electronic Arts visited Origin Systems’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. If they had come from any other company, the rank and file at Origin might not have paid them much attention. As it was, though, the visit felt a bit like Saddam Hussein dropping…
The Origin EVO 16-S’s 16-inch display doesn’t make for a better laptop

The Origin EVO 16-S’s 16-inch display doesn’t make for a better laptop

There’s something slightly unusual about the Origin EVO 16-S: it has a 16-inch screen. That’s a peculiar size for a gaming laptop, or any kind of laptop for that matter (though it may not be an anomaly for long.) Origin has, in effect, stuffed a bigger screen into its lightly tweaked 15-inch EVO 15-S chassis,…
Blue Origin is trying to rewrite the rules of the Air Force’s rocket competition

Blue Origin is trying to rewrite the rules of the Air Force’s rocket competition

On Monday, August 12th, aerospace company Blue Origin filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), arguing that the Air Force is running a “flawed” competition to pick the agency’s next round of launch providers for national security missions. There’s a good chance this last-ditch protest could change the terms of the competition before…
SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA and Northrop Grumman bid for U.S. national security launch contract

SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA and Northrop Grumman bid for U.S. national security launch contract

The U.S. Air Force is looking to lock in its launch providers for national security satellite missions to take place between 2022 and 2026, and the bids for this so-called “Phase 2” procurement contract are now in. The field of competitors looking to become one of the two companies chosen is a who’s who of…
NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and 11 more companies for Moon and Mars space tech

NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and 11 more companies for Moon and Mars space...

NASA has selected 13 companies to partner with on 19 new specific technology projects it’s undertaking to help reach the Moon and Mars. These include SpaceX, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin, among others, with projects ranging from improving spacecraft operation in high temperatures to landing rockets vertically on the Moon. Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin will…
NASA to help SpaceX, Blue Origin, and more develop tech for Moon and Mars travel

NASA to help SpaceX, Blue Origin, and more develop tech for Moon and Mars...

As NASA forges ahead to the Moon — and eventually to Mars — the agency is hoping to get some help from the commercial space industry. Today, NASA announced new partnerships with various aerospace organizations, aimed at advancing technologies related to landing on other planets, navigating the lunar surface, transferring propellant in space, and more…
Origin’s Big O gaming PC contains a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and Nintendo Switch

Origin’s Big O gaming PC contains a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and Nintendo...

Origin PC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a cool flex of its engineering prowess: it built a monstrous, one-of-a-kind gaming PC that also contains every modern console, including the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch. This machine is the stuff of dreams for people who want the best of both PC and…
Origin crammed an Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and gaming PC into one case

Origin crammed an Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and gaming PC into one case

In honor of the company's 10th anniversary -- and to celebrate the legacy of its half PC, half Xbox 360 Big O desktop -- Origin PC has created a mammoth new custom gaming PC, featuring every major console on the market: an Xbox One X, a PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch. As the…

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Monopoly Voice Banking isn’t that smart, but it makes the game...

When you open the box, the game's inspiration is immediately obvious: The voice control unit (aka Mr. Monopoly, aka Rich Uncle Pennybags) looks like a second generation Echo Dot, a stout black cylinder with a light-up ring around its edge and a series of buttons on top. There's a brim you can snap on to…

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