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The Pentagon compiled research into invisibility cloaking, wormholes, and warp drive

The Pentagon compiled research into invisibility cloaking, wormholes, and warp drive

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A document released this month revealed a secretive multimillion-dollar Department of Defense program from the late 2000s compiled research into invisibility cloaks, warp drive, and many other areas of fringe space science as part of a now-defunct program aimed at detecting and potentially explaining strange sightings in the Earth’s atmosphere. The five-page document includes a […]

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VW fully reopens electric car charging network after ‘potential safety issue’

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Electrify America, the budding electric car charging network spearheaded by Volkswagen, has returned to full operation after partially shutting down over a “potential safety issue” last weekend. The network shut down its high-speed (150kW to 350kW) chargers on Friday “out of an abundance of caution” after concerns emerged about the liquid-cooled cables provided by Swedish […]

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Waze adds Beacons to NYC tunnels so drivers can stay connected to GPS apps

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Waze has announced that it’s expanding its Waze Beacon program to New York City tunnels today, working together with the MTA and Port Authority to improve navigation apps (including Waze, obviously) when underground. The changes start today, with Waze Beacons going live in the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Queens-Midtown Tunnel, and Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn-Battery) […]

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Yahoo breach settlement rejected by judge

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Monday night, a federal judge rejected a settlement proposed by Yahoo in a class-action suit brought against the company after it failed to report two major data breaches that affected over 3 billion users in 2014 and 2016. Yahoo’s proposed settlement would have paid out $50 million and provided two years of free credit monitoring […]

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Noctua’s New NT-H2 Thermal Compound

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Noctua has today unveiled its new NT-H2 thermal compound, as well a new cleaning solution with the NA-SCW1 cleaning wipes. The NT-H2 looks to improve upon the already existing NT-H1 thermal paste with a new chemical structure and zero curing time.

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Gmail mobile app redesign with ‘Material Theme’ begins rolling out today

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Beginning today, Google is rolling out a redesign of the Gmail app for Android and iOS. It’s based on the “Material Theme” that has been available on the web since April of last year. When the update hits your phone, you’ll find an app that no longer has a heavy red bar at the top […]

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Firefox 65 adds new privacy options for fine-tuned control over trackers

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Firefox 65 is out now, and the update brings a new interface that makes it even easier to fine-tune control over blocking trackers. The basic options are still pretty similar to what was offered in the old version: most users will still be choosing through what Firefox now calls “standard” mode, which blocks trackers in […]

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Skrillex says composing Kingdom Hearts III’s theme ‘was like a dream’

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Today, Kingdom Hearts III — the 11th game in the long-running Square Enix and Disney franchise — is out worldwide. Music has always been integral to the series, and composer Yoko Shimomura has worked on every release. But more recognizable than the compositions are the main games’ theme songs, which, for the last two installments, […]

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All Xbox One bundles are $50 off at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and other retailers

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All Xbox One bundles are $50 off at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Walmart, and elsewhere. This includes the new Xbox One X bundle that bundles the upcoming title Metro: Exodus and its prequels, Metro: Last Light and Metro 2033. Most of the bundles, whether you’re shopping for an Xbox One X or Xbox One […]

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Apple’s streaming video service is reportedly launching this spring

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Little is known about Apple’s standalone streaming service, aside from the mountain of original content that’s coming. But according to a new report from The Information, it could launch this spring. The Information is reporting that Apple has told various studios and networks “whose offerings will be available through the service to be ready for […]

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