The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the best Nokia Android phone yet, but not exciting enough to justify the cost.
As Mignon Clyburn left the Federal Communications Commission, the longtime telecom regulator worried that the FCC is abandoning its "prime directive" of protecting consumers.
"I'm an old Trekkie," Clyburn told Ars in a phone interview, while comparing the FCC's responsibility to the Star Trek fictional universe's Prime Directive. "I go back to my core, my prime directive of putting consumers first." If the FCC doesn't do all it can to bring affordable communications services to everyone in the US, "our mission will not be realized," she said.
The FCC's top priority, as set out by the Communications Act, is to make sure all Americans have "affordable, efficient, and effective" access to communications services, Clyburn said. But too often, the FCC's Republican majority led by Chairman Ajit Pai is prioritizing the desires of corporations over consumers, Clyburn said. "I don't believe it's accidental that we are called regulators," she said. "Some people at the federal level try to shy away from that title. I embrace it."
Bus fleets will become electrified far more quickly than regular cars, according to a new study.
Movies, documentaries, and shows -- oh my. Barack and Michelle Obama's deal with Netflix will bring multiple programs to the service worldwide.
Because if you want a javelin or a life-size Yeti statue, you need it with two-day shipping.
Big display. Some AI. Coming soon.
It was bound to happen eventually. A group of researchers that may actually be competent and well-funded is investigating alternative thrust concepts. This includes our favorite, the WTF-thruster EM-drive, as well as something called a Mach-Effect thruster. The results, presented at Space Propulsion 2018, are pretty much as expected: a big fat meh.
The key motivation behind all of this is that rocket technology largely sucks for getting people around the Solar System. And it sucks even worse as soon as you consider the problem of interstellar travel. The result is that good people spend a lot of time eliminating even the most far-fetched ideas. The EM-drive is a case in point. It's basically a truncated hollow copper cone that you feed electromagnetic radiation into. The radiation bounces around in the cone. And, by some physics-defying magic, unicorns materialize to push you through space.
Well, that explanation is at least as plausible as any of the others. There is no physics explaining how this could work, but some people at NASA have claimed that it does.
With a total value of over $250 and all net proceeds going to charity, it's a triple-win!
Showcasing a new hybrid chip developed by Intel and AMD, the 15.6-inch convertible has power for content creation and gaming in a superslim body.
The popular game, which was released for the Xbox and PlayStation last year, will only be available in Japan for now.
Imagine the horror of opening the manual in America and seeing the word "tyres."
This thing's gonna be good, no doubt about it.
The big-box retailer is still bigger than Apple according to the Fortune 500.
Three fixed, including critical remote code execution bug
Infosec outfit Foregenix has uncovered six vulnerabilities in Dell EMC's data protection platform RecoverPoint, three of which have been fixed.…
Deadpool 2 features the cinematic debut of a long-running Marvel comics team. Here's everything you need to know about them. Mild spoilers ahead.
God of Lego.
But some notebooks won't be shipping with Alexa onboard.
Yet another unmissable deal from Android's indie star.
The vending machine hopes to snag impulse buyers.
The most convoluted backstory in comics, explained.