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Analysis Picture this. A little press conference with Primary Data at its headquarters in Milpitas, California, right in the armpit of Silicon Valley. CEO Lance Smith is briskly burbling away about his company, but us hacks are somewhat distracted.…
The 2DS XL is the best DS console Nintendo has ever released. And if you still can't get your hands on a Switch, it's the perfect fix for gaming on the go.
Settle down: This looks like a SNAFU, not Trump teasing techies
All Daniel Stenberg wanted to do was endure about fifteen hours of air travel from Sweden so he could spend a fun week talking code at Mozilla's all-hands meeting in San Francisco. But the Moz developer and maker of the Curl data transfer tool was denied boarding in Stockholm, en route to London and then The City By The Bay.…
Golden State Warriors star and tech investor to host show on Cheddar dishing about tech, sports and entertainment.
Commentary: Speaking at Stanford University on Tuesday, the former Yahoo CEO says Kalanick likely had no idea what was really going on at Uber.
What could FE stand for? Fried Ears? Fearful Explosions? Flaming Emissions?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is about to make its comeback.…
Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks.
A viral video said the space agency would soon make a big announcement about aliens. NASA says forget about it.
The internet radio provider's only two non-US markets will be shuttered to focus on expansion at home.
The former driver takes a plea deal after issuing thousands of dollars worth of Uber credits to himself, family and friends.
Never a M or L when you want one, right?
Astronomers looking for black holes have been baffled by the same question for decades: we've found large and small holes, but where are all the medium-sized black holes?…
With great power comes great responsibility -- especially if you're in charge of a big-budget Marvel blockbuster.
Oi, tie your kangaroo down, sport ... Mad Max 2: The Roo'd Warrior ... etc etc
Kangaroos continue to be the bane of self-driving cars in Australia, as automakers say they still can't figure out how to accurately detect the presence of the pouched marsupials.…
Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke briefly this afternoon to a group of reporters to address topics in energy. The Trump administration has deemed this week “Energy Week” and tasked its appointees, including Perry, to pitch what an “energy-dominant America” looks like to the American people.
Perry painted a vision of America’s energy future in broad strokes this afternoon and said that the US would become a net exporter of energy through natural gas and oil exports. The Energy Information Administration has said that the US could become a net energy exporter by 2026. Perry, who has been dismissive of climate change in the past and has close ties to the fossil fuel industry, also called on the US to “reaffirm our commitment to clean energy,” while at the same time embracing fossil fuels.
"That binary choice between pro-economy and pro-environment that has perpetuated—or, I should say, been perpetuated by the Obama administration—has set up a false argument," Perry said. "The fact is, we can do good for both—and we will." Under the Obama administration, solar, wind, and natural gas jobs grew, although coal jobs did fall.
Five year march to One Login To Rule Us All still not over
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has rubber-stamped the government's MyGov portal, in spite of cost-overruns and a lack of performance metrics.…
The social network says it has a lot of work to do despite deleting around 66,000 posts a week that it deems hateful.
AKG's excellent-sounding on-ear wireless noise-canceling headphones have one advantage over their full-size competitors: They're more compact.
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry had a lot of strict rules for writers on his shows. Some, like the requirement that both female and male officers be called "sir," were thrown out a while ago (Kate Mulgrew, who played Captain Kathryn Janeway, wanted to be called "ma'am"). Now, with forthcoming series Star Trek: Discovery, we're about to see one of Roddenberry’s most cherished rules bite the dust.
When Roddenberry first framed his ideas for the Star Trek universe, he wanted to be sure that writers would emphasize the Utopian aspects of future life in the Federation. Some of that Utopianism was hardwired into the show's basic premise, in which money, war, and racial discrimination are things of the distant past. But Roddenberry wasn't satisfied with that—he wanted characters whose behavior was exemplary, too.
So he made a rule, which endured long after his death, that main characters were not allowed to mistreat each other or have conflicts that weren’t quickly resolved. Writers for the various series also weren't allowed to show characters being malevolent or cruel. Of course, there were exceptions. Aliens or non-crew members could be as awful as the writers wanted, as could protagonists whose minds were being controlled by outside forces. (This helps explain why our heroes are always being possessed or hopping over to the Mirror Universe.)
Throw on some legwarmers, pop that collar, and watch scenes from the upcoming Star Wars film like we would've back in the Reagan era.
"Must consider yourself a maven, trend-setter or Czar of cool."