Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

October 17, 2019

US House rejects Trump's 2024 Moon landing plan

Media -- The Next Web - The House budget committee today told NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine it would not fund the administration's efforts to change the...

October 17, 2019 05:49 PM

October 16, 2019

Amazon marks down the best premium Chromebook - Google Pixelbook - by $299

Tech -- Digital Trends - If you're looking for some serious power in your Chromebook, the Google Pixelbook is an ideal choice. Don't miss out on Amazon's...

October 16, 2019 08:54 PM

UiPath Unveils Winners of the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards

Business Wire -- UiPath Unveils Winners of the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards

October 16, 2019 07:15 PM

iRobot Files for a Preliminary Injunction Against SharkNinja

Tech -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots and maker of the Roomba(r) vacuuming robot, today filed a motion for a preliminary injunction...

October 16, 2019 06:50 PM

Pixelbook Go: A lower priced Pixel Slate in laptop form factor

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Launched today, Pixelbook Go starts at $649. It's aimed at "people on the go" but aren't we all? And I can't help but think...

October 16, 2019 06:46 PM

Up close with Google's budget Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go

Tech -- TechCrunch - The Chromebook has been a marked hit for Google - well, for Google's hardware partners, at least. Low cost devices have flooded...

October 16, 2019 06:38 PM

October 15, 2019

Your new free online training courses for the autumn term

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - Over the autumn term, we'll be launching three brand-new, free online courses on the FutureLearn platform. Wherever you are...

October 15, 2019 06:10 PM

Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Remote Reviewed

EE -- Hackaday - One problem with ham radio these days is that most hams live where you can't put a big old antenna up due to city laws and homeowner...

October 15, 2019 06:04 PM

Cracks Were Found in a Key Structural Part on 38 Boeing Jets

U.S. News -- More than three dozen older Boeing 737 jets have been found to have structural cracking in a part that helps keep wings from falling off the...

October 15, 2019 05:57 PM

Strong smartphone sales raise hopes of Samsung turnaround

Media -- Reuters - Technology - Strong sales of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 smartphone series are limiting forecast profit falls at the South...

October 15, 2019 04:49 PM

To Prepare for a Natural Disaster, Call Your Bank

Life -- Lifehacker - It's tough enough having to deal with the worst-case scenario Mother Nature can throw at you, whether it's a hurricane, flood, or...

October 15, 2019 03:56 PM

Extending the life of geosynchronous satellites

Life -- Phys.org - Space Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has launched a satellite that can extend the life of other satellites. The...

October 15, 2019 03:55 PM

Libelium Focuses Its Business on Professional IoT Technology Closing the Electronics Maker Division "Cooking Hacks"

Business Wire -- Cooking Hacks, the business division where Libelium has offered electronic products for amateur audiences, will shut down by the end of...

October 15, 2019 03:45 PM

Netgear is releasing a new Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system with a cool, boxy design

Tech -- The Verge - Many of Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi routers seem to look like strange oval towers, but its newest mesh router system has...

October 15, 2019 03:42 PM

Best VPNs for Chrome: How to make Google Chrome even more secure

Tech -- Mashable - The most popular web browser in the world, Google Chrome is already highly secure and the best choice for those worried about their...

October 15, 2019 03:41 PM

Google updates its Titan security keys with USB-C

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google has revealed its latest Titan security key - and it's now compatible with USB-C devices.

The latest Titan key arrives just...

October 15, 2019 03:37 PM

Best Samsung smartwatch: Helping you find the perfect Samsung wearable

Tech -- Wareable - Ever since the original Samsung Galaxy Gear was unveiled back in September 2013, we've seen some great smartwatches land from the...

October 15, 2019 03:29 PM

Samsung kicks off Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series

Tech -- BGR - Samsung isn't known for releasing quick updates to its Android flagships, with the newest version of Android usually reaching the latest...

October 15, 2019 04:29 AM

October 14, 2019

Samsung Electronics says third-quarter profit seen down 56%, beats expectations

Media -- Reuters - Business - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Tuesday reported its third-quarter operating profit likely tumbled 56%,...

October 14, 2019 07:05 PM

Air Force bomber plan: B-2, B-52 and B-1 to fly into 2040

Media -- Fox - Tech - The B-52 will be armed with long-range, nuclear cruise missiles... the B-2 will elude the most modern air defenses and the B-1B...

October 14, 2019 07:05 PM

Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age

Think -- Big Think - Let's say that on average you are in better shape than other people of your age. You are more able than them: quicker, sprightlier,...

October 14, 2019 04:21 PM

NASA to test its first all-electric plane, the X-57

Think -- Big Think - The experimental X-57 Maxwell is the agency's first all-electric plane.It will also be the first manned X-plane that NASA has tested...

October 14, 2019 04:18 PM

AmateurLogic 135: Happy 14th Birthday ALTV

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 135 is now available for download.

October marks the 14th Anniversary of AmateurLogic.TV. We celebrate...

October 14, 2019 03:31 PM

NASA and SpaceX hope for manned mission to ISS in early 2020

Life -- Phys.org - SpaceX could launch US astronauts to the International Space Station as early as next year if tests on the company's long-delayed...

October 14, 2019 03:22 AM

Wi-Fi Hotspot Tracking

Infosec -- Schneier on Security - Free Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location, even if you don't connect to them. This is because your phone or computer...

October 14, 2019 01:24 AM

October 13, 2019

Blue Canyon Technologies Selected for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Agile MicroSatellite Mission

Business Wire -- Small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) today announced its role in supporting MIT Lincoln...

October 13, 2019 11:54 PM

Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 with Core i3 sheds $150 of cost, on sale for $399

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Now $150 off, the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 brings above mid-range performance for a less than mid-range price of $399....

October 13, 2019 11:50 PM

Chromebook 101: how to customize your Chromebook's desktop

Tech -- The Verge - Chrome OS isn't the most option-packed operating system around, but there are some things you can do to make your Chromebook's desktop...

October 13, 2019 11:47 PM

NASA confirms Boeing's latest timetable for Starliner space taxi's final tests

Tech -- GeekWire - Teams from NASA, Boeing and White Sands Missile Range rehearse procedures for landing and crew extraction from Boeing's Starliner...

October 13, 2019 11:45 PM

Samsung rumored to be readying cheaper versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

Tech -- BGR - Samsung has already launched five distinct flagship smartphone models in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lines, but if a...

October 13, 2019 11:40 PM

Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise 5300 unboxing and first impressions [VIDEO]

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Just today, FEDEX stopped by to drop off the newly-released Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise 5300 on our doorstep. If you...

October 13, 2019 11:12 PM

Upcoming change will make Linux gaming a reality on Chromebooks

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Linux on Chrome OS, a.ka. Crostini has primarily focused on creating a viable path for developers to adopt Chromebooks as a...

October 13, 2019 11:08 PM

Stratolaunch air-launch venture say it's been transferred to new owners by Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc.

Tech -- GeekWire - Stratolaunch's plane took its first test flight in April.

Stratolaunch, the company that was founded by the...

October 13, 2019 10:51 PM

Cadence Neuroscience raises $15M for epilepsy treatment created at Mayo Clinic

Tech -- GeekWire - Medical device startup Cadence Neuroscience...

October 13, 2019 10:50 PM

Say hello to the Google Pixelbook Go (leaked hardware hands-on video posted online)

Tech -- Liliputing - Google's next Chromebook is expected to have a brand new design, a 13.3 inch, 16:9 touchscreen display (FHD or 4K), and support...

October 13, 2019 10:48 PM

New all-electric Volvo XC40 will feature Android infotainment system

Tech -- Digital Trends - Volvo is the first company to coordinate with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with Google Assistant,...

October 13, 2019 10:47 PM

The Navy Just Patented a Compact Fusion Reactor, but Will It Work?

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Fusion power has been the Holy Grail of clean energy for decades. Now the US Navy has secured a patent on a compact fusion reactor...

October 13, 2019 10:47 PM

You don't have to climb a ladder to change your Nest smoke detector's Wi-Fi anymore

Tech -- The Verge - Nest has given its app a much needed update: it finally lets you change the Wi-Fi information for Nest Protect smoke detectors. The...

October 13, 2019 10:43 PM

Porsche CEO explains how the Taycan outshines Tesla's Model S

Tech -- BGR - Tesla certainly isn't the only EV company making strides in the automotive space, but if you're looking for an all-electric luxury sedan,...

October 13, 2019 10:38 PM

Upcoming tests will reveal whether Boeing's Starliner is ready for prime time

Tech -- BGR - It's no secret that NASA is increasingly leaning on commercial partners to meet its various needs, and when it comes to sending humans...

October 13, 2019 10:37 PM

New Chrome OS Files App feature takes a major step towards Chrome OS & Android unification

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - One of the longest-running complaints I've had with Android apps on Chromebooks is the lack of consistency across the board...

October 13, 2019 10:36 PM

Toyota's E-volution continues with 2021 Mirai and 2021 RAV4 Plugin

Tech -- Digital Trends - Toyota revealed the 2021 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, teased images of the 2021 RAV4 plug-in hybrid, and introduced...

October 13, 2019 10:34 PM

Rocket Lab's new 5-year FAA license will help it streamline its rocket launch process

Tech -- TechCrunch - Rocket Lab has received a new 5-year Launch Operator License from the Federal Aviation Administration, which grants it permission...

October 13, 2019 10:33 PM

Porsche and Boeing are partnering to develop "premium" electric flying cars

Tech -- TechCrunch - The electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry is heating up, with a lot of companies finding dancing partners for...

October 13, 2019 10:10 PM

System76 launches two Linux with Comet Lake chips and Coreboot

Tech -- Liliputing - Linux computer company System76 is updating its laptop lineup with its first two models to ship with 10th-gen Intel Core "Comet...

October 13, 2019 10:09 PM

The best browser for Mac in 2019: Safari vs. Chrome vs. Firefox

Tech -- Digital Trends - Choosing the best web browser for your Mac can be difficult, which is why our group test is here to help.

October 13, 2019 10:07 PM

Consumer Tech Spending To Grow More Than 5 Pct This Year

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Spending on technology is expected to keep rising, and is projected to reach $1.69 trillion this year, which is 5.3 percent higher...

October 13, 2019 09:52 PM

October 10, 2019

How to Adjust Backlit Keyboard Brightness on a Chromebook

Tech -- OMG! Chrome! - This simple keyboard shortcut lets you quickly adjust a backlit Chromebook keyboard to suit you needs. Make the backlit keyboard...

October 10, 2019 04:15 PM

IoT For Building Energy Systems In Zero-Emission Buildings

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - By Dirk Mayer and Olaf Enge-Rosenblatt

How can buildings contribute to a significant reduction in global primary...

October 10, 2019 03:48 PM