The e-tailer is vying to buy Landmark Theatres, a chain owned by Mark Cuban, Bloomberg reports.
The country's moon lander and rover was scheduled to leave this year, but has been delayed till January next year.
It's been nearly 20 years since Intel produced a real graphics card.
The technology could be good for something besides wireless headsets and keyboards.
In March 2017, Ars wrote about a new material that could soak up oil like a sponge. The so-called Oleo Sponge could be wrung out, the oil could be collected, and the sponge could be used again. The material had just been developed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) outside of Chicago, so it was still being tested in controlled environments.
Now, Argonne has announced a successful real-world test of the Oleo Sponge at an oil seep in a channel near Goleta, California.
The test, conducted in April, involved immersing the Oleo Sponge in the Coal Oil Point Seep Field in the Santa Barbara Channel. The oil seep field is natural and one of the largest in the known world (PDF). Not only does it release lots of methane every day, but it also releases oil into the channel water. A press release from ANL notes, "the seeps have been active for at least 500,000 years and release roughly 40 tons of methane, 19 tons of other organic gases, and more than 100 barrels of liquid petroleum daily."
Web Security says there's nothing nefarious to its URL collection
A security plug-in for the Firefox browser is under fire after users discovered it was collecting and uploading their online activity.…
Fewer bots, more humans.
But still no full ban for the conspiracy theorist who's used Twitter to attack children and families.
Watch out human actors. Robots could be competing for your roles.
10 users controlling the bulk of cryptocoin generator funds
Mining internet currency on websites with Coinhive scripts is a lucrative endeavor, but only for a handful of people.…
Twitter follows the lead of other social media platforms.
Starting Thursday, several useful features are expected to be removed or degraded.
Could this be the 21st-century clock radio you were looking for?
But odd results and email impersonation raise eyebrows
A pair of physicists have claimed to reach the holy grail in physics: room temperature superconductivity.…
The author says he's "working on" Winds of Winter, and the print books won't always align with the HBO series.
Samsung has announced two Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound bars that will be available from late August, with pricing starting at $1,200.
Customer interest in hybrid cloud buoys networking biz
Switch and comms kit biz Cisco reported $12.8bn revenue for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, a six per cent increase that is a bit more than than analysts expected.…
Lots of macaw parrot skeletons and feathers have turned up at human settlements in the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico dating back to at least 900 CE. Given that these sites are at least 1,000 kilometers north of the bird’s natural range, it has long been clear that there was an interesting story here. How were macaws traded between cultures and over such long distances, long before the arrival of the Spanish and their horses?
Between 1250 and 1450, a settlement discovered at Paquimé in Mexico seems to have hosted a macaw-breeding program that must have met the demand for this culturally significant bird in the region. But what about before Paquimé? Archaeologists have debated the possibilities: that traders frequently traveled the long route to bring back macaws, that birds were haphazardly traded between settlements, or that there was an earlier breeding post.
A study led by Penn State’s Richard George sought to answer this question using DNA from scarlet macaw skeletons found at New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and Mimbres settlements. Techniques to recover fairly complete DNA sequences from archaeological specimens have advanced in recent years, allowing researchers to test hypotheses with much more confidence.
"New: Tech for seniors," reads one of the company's new ads.
And it's unclear when regulators will resume licensing.