Category Archives: Linux

  • When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

    You’re breathing away the byproducts of fat. Depositphotos Every January, fat’s in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when […]

  • As Kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017, it created a vibrant ecosystem

    For a technology that the average person has probably never heard of, Kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017 with a particular group of IT pros who are working with container technology. Kubernetes is the orchestration engine that underlies how operations staff deploy and manage containers at scale. (For the low-down on containers, check out this article.) In plain […]

  • NASA engineers stare at the sun to see shockwaves from supersonic flight

    Before the eclipse this summer, NASA warned us over and over again not to stare directly at the sun — but now they’re doing just that. Its researchers have reinvented a photography technique more than a century old, using the sun itself as a backdrop in order to capture the shockwave produced by a new supersonic jet. […]

  • Arizona residents are getting refunds on Theranos tests

    Theranos is issuing refund checks to all Arizona residents who used the company’s blood-testing services, thanks to a recent settlement by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Between 2013 and 2016, Theranos offered testing at several locations throughout the state in a partnership with Walgreens. However, the drug store chain severed ties with Theranos in mid-2016, citing myriad bad test […]

  • Tovala, which sells ‘smart’ ovens for $399, just raised fresh funding from local VCs

    The track record for smart kitchen devices is fairly uneven. On the one hand, you have Juicero, which was widely ridiculed for selling a $400 juice machine and that shut down soon after Bloomberg reported it was no more effective than one’s own hands (but not before investors sank more than $118 million into the company). On the other […]

  • Twitter finally boots hate group that Trump retweeted off its platform

    Yesterday Twitter said it would begin enforcing new hate speech rules to shutter accounts that promote violence against citizens to further their causes. The same day it suspended the accounts of the far right British hate group, Britain First, along with the accounts of its leader Paul Golding, and deputy Jayda Fransen. Fransen, whose far right […]

  • Blink introduces a $99 video doorbell

    The best way to stand out from the CES deluge? Announce your product three weeks before everyone else. Last year’s show was  big one for the connected home, and all signs are pointing to 2018 being even bigger, so Blink is getting out in front of things by announcing its new video doorbell this week. The biggest differentiator […]

  • New Power Devices Could Drastically Reduce Energy Waste

    Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct and alternating current, are everywhere. They’re in the power bricks we use to charge our portable devices; they’re in the battery packs of electric cars; and they’re in the power grid itself, where they mediate between high-voltage transmission lines and the lower voltages […]

  • Uber rival Ola buys Foodpanda India to get into food deliveri

    Ola, the Uber rival in India, is entering the food delivery space after it announced a deal to acquire Foodpanda’s India business from its parent company DeliveryHero. The deal will see Ola scoop up the Foodpanda India business with DeliveryHero taking an undisclosed amount of Ola stock in exchange. Undisclosed all-stock deals are usually indicative […]

  • Android users report notifications for Google’s Inbox are not working

    You might want to stay away from Google’s Inbox app for Android if you’re waiting on an important email – it turns out the software is suffering from a technical issue that is causing delays in notifications for new emails. A litany of miffed users have taken to the Google support forums and Reddit to complain that the latest version […]

  • Hands on with the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition

    I have no idea if Kim Kardashian, a well-known BlackBerry lover and mourner of the classic Bold, has used the new QWERTY-equipped KEYone. (Trust me, I’ve looked on Google and couldn’t find anything.) But if she hasn’t, she’s really doing herself a disservice because the new “Black Edition” KEYone smartphone is actually pretty. It looks fantastic and performs much […]

  • The best quadcopters money can buy

    Drone flying is seemingly one of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK. Our beaches, countryside and city parks are awash with mechanical creatures littering the skies. But drone piloting doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. There are plenty of cheaper options with 1080p cameras so you can take to the air, so on […]