Do you remember the big changeover to digital TV that made traditional antennas obsolete? Well, the US' Federal Communications Commission approved a new technology last week that could lead to a fresh round of obsolete devices and turn broadcast television into a data-collecting advertising machine.
The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek -- with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness -- is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective's introduction in Star Trek: The Next Generation, iconic science fiction. They're cool villains, and now you can merge your own technological uniqueness with theirs.
For many years, I've found it pretty easy to just ignore the Magic Mouse -- whose sleek design is strangely missing a few parts that Apple, an ergonomically-minded company, must've meant to include to support a user's palm, thumb, and pinky finger. But now that I'm working at a real desk inside a real office at a company that hands out Magic Mice by default, I can no longer look the other way as Apple continues this charade.
Acting as a superhero in a major blockbuster film is undoubtedly incredibly stressful, but it's also, and this is not to be ignored, frickin' rad. Getting to pretend to be a larger-than-life hero with (most likely) a cape is a dream come true for a lot of people. Naturally, one might want souvenirs of the experience when it was over.
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a "series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites," NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect significant improvements to their weather-forecasting abilities when JPSS-1 comes online in three months.
When you take over a famous franchise, like, oh, say, a line of superhero movies, the first thing you likely want to do is put your own stamp on things. It can be tempting to wipe away all the ideas, motifs, and images used by the old creators, in favour of seeking out the new, the fresh, the exciting.
But there is one man who says, no, no more. We cannot abandon the old ways. This, as the prophet says, is vanity.
Even though he's a founding member of the Justice League, Aquaman's never really enjoyed the same kind of widespread cultural significance other characters such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have. Aquaman's had a long-standing image problem, but with Justice League, DC's finally trying to fix it in a very compelling way: By making him sexy as hell.
The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux.
Video: The world's most entertaining mid-life crisis on wheels, The Grand Tour, is returning for a second season on Amazon Prime Video on December 8.
Tasked with replacing the 'Celebrity Brain Crash' from last season, the show's hosts Jeremy "Problematic" Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May come up with a half an idea in this making of video.
Sometime in the past three or four years there was a breakthrough in waffle-making technology that paved the way for simple appliances that churn out the malty treats in endless novelty shapes. But during that waffle-making revolution, one machine has leaped ahead of the pack with its ability to make tiny, perfect, edible Millennium Falcons.