I'm not joking when I say the Microsoft Surface Studio makes this sentence — pulled from the incredible video that Microsoft wrote to promote its new super-luxury, all-in-one PC, in the words of Willy Wonka's fantasies — come true. When you get face to face with the Surface Studio, and when you see what it can do, you can't help but think of all the possibilities of what you can do with it. It's incredible.
Tesla is bringing in a new leader for its human resources unit. Although the company hasn't given a specific reason for the change, it comes amidst a flurry of complaints about workplace culture at Tesla's California factory. Over the past few months, workers have reported an unusually high rate of injuries and incidents at the plant, and have also alleged racial and gender discrimination in lawsuits.
Video: Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is not lacking in colour or a wide variety of alien life, that's for sure. This new trailer really focuses on explaining the basics of the plot: Agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are investigating and then trying to stop a threat to Alpha, the titular "city of a thousand planets". Which is when, of course, the entire universe gets in trouble.
In its biannual transparency report, Apple revealed that it received a National Security Letter. But unlike other tech companies who have been ordered to turn over customer information to the FBI, Apple hasn't yet published the demand letter it received. Apple's transparency report also includes several new categories of government requests, an indication that the company is becoming more granular in the way it reports data about its interactions with law enforcement.
When Star Wars hit theatres 40 years ago this week, it changed the film industry forever. But as well as its long-reaching impact, in the immediate wake of its release, it also drove sci-fi into the moviemaking spotlight in a big way. Whatever could the James Bond series do to compete? Send 007 into space in the wildest way.
Baleen whales (Mysticeti) are vacuums of the sea. The blue whale, which is one of 12 species of baleen whales, is the largest animal in the world — AKA the biggest sea vacuum. It fuels its 200-tonne body by eating tiny crustaceans called krill, which get filtered through the blue whales' baleen. New research suggests that over millions of years, baleen whales' filter system — and a hell of a lot of krill — allowed these beasts to grow into giants.
From the very first moment that the world saw Finn meet Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens, some Star Wars fans glommed on to the (very plausible) idea that there was a spark of attraction between the two handsome rebels. Aside from a few furtive glances in the movie, though, there's been no real evidence supporting the Finn-Poe ship... until, perhaps, now.
After rolling out a new social profile feature to a whopping three users back in March, Reddit finally opened up a limited beta version to a select (significantly larger) group of users last week. It took exactly five days for them to ruin it. Great going, everyone!
Yesterday's Supergirl finale was excellent in so many ways, giving us big moment after big moment, badarse Supergirl fight after badarse Supergirl fight, and a whole host of teases for potential threats coming in the next season. We loved just about all of it, but nothing more than the mysterious final epic worldkiller that is headed to Earth to doom any chance Kara has at happiness. I have a theory as to who that is.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has repurposed mobile phone tracking technology typically used in criminal investigations to track down at least one immigrant for deportation, The Detroit News revealed last week. ICE's controversial use of the surveillance technology has caught the eye of US Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is now demanding answers from ICE about its use of cell-site simulators, colloquially known as "Stingrays".
Planets sort of look like big basketballs in space, floating around aimlessly. Sometimes they have rings. Other times, they look like gnocchi. More or less, to the average stargazer, planets have roughly the same shape — but a pair of scientists has just thrown a most delicious curveball into this whole equation. Apparently, doughnut planets might be a thing.