Could the system of seven Earth-size planets 40 light-years away host ETs? Some researchers argue they could some day, if they don't already.
New proposed legislation would give the government authority to hack, control and destroy any drones that it views as a threat.
Fourteen people who say their names and addresses were attached to anti-net neutrality comments without their permission have asked the US Federal Communications Commission to notify other victims of the impersonation and remove fraudulent comments from the net neutrality docket.
As we've previously reported, there have been hundreds of thousands of identical comments that were ostensibly submitted to the FCC by ordinary people who hate the current net neutrality rules. But the comments appear to have been submitted by spam bots and attached to names drawn from data breaches.
People who say they were impersonated sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. In it, they wrote the following:
Star formation rate is a hundred times faster than our Milky Way
A team of astronomers has stumbled across a new kind of galaxy that may be the missing piece of the puzzle regarding how ancient galaxies grew to such massive sizes.…
Two auto manufacturers are in legal crosshairs this week because of emissions from their diesel vehicles.
The US Department of Justice sued Fiat Chrysler of America (FCA) on Tuesday over 103,828 diesel Ram 1500s and Jeep Grand Cherokees. The DOJ claims that the cars contain “at least eight software-based features” to meddle with the cars’ emissions control systems.
And today, two plaintiffs have asked a judge to let them proceed with a class-action lawsuit against General Motors. They claim that 705,000 of the American carmaker’s diesel Silverado and Sierra HD trucks are giving off nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in excess of what a consumer would expect and what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) legally allows.
A new top-trim Turbo model adds 40 ponies to the Kia Soul's previous best, but how much does that transform the compact SUV?
Lauren Kern is leaving New York Magazine to join Apple.
The German luxury carmaker promises style and performance in its new flagship coupe.
Latin American country going the China route
Venezuela is increasingly censoring its internet and expanding online surveillance of citizens.…
David Mandel, an avid Star Wars collector, shares why he went to great lengths to re-create the same experience he had as a kid in 1977 for his own kids.
The Google Home is taking on Amazon's Alexa in the battle to control your whole home. Welcome to the future.
From a young Keira Knightley to a cameo by the actor who played Cliff on "Cheers", here are some of the unexpected stars of Star Wars.
The quest for a better buzzer continues -- Olive & Dove's RemoBell isn't it.
Industrial designer Marc Newson's embraces copper and curves for a strange and luxurious take on timekeeping.
Patrick Johnson saw the original Star Wars before anyone else. But creating a film based on that experience proved harder than escaping a sarlacc.
A swirling NASA animation shows the shift in Saturn's north pole colors as seen by the Cassini spacecraft.
1Password's new Travel Mode feature should keep sensitive data safew from border patrol---but could also raise suspicions. The post A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk appeared first on WIRED.
Bounty for invalidating Blackbird Tech patents increases
Cloudflare has today stepped up its efforts to run patent litigator Blackbird Technologies into the ground.…
Two AmazonFresh Pickup locations in Seattle are open to the public -- if you're an Amazon Prime customer.
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