Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

June 19, 2019

NASA's Mars 2020 rover finally has its head

Tech -- BGR - NASA's Mars 2020 mission will be its most ambitious trip to the Red Planet yet. The Mars 2020 rover is absolutely packed with the latest...

June 19, 2019 03:59 PM

Daring maneuver brings NASA's orbiter closer to an asteroid than ever before

Tech -- BGR - NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the space rock known as Bennu since the start of the year. It caught up with the asteroid...

June 19, 2019 03:45 PM

New leak may confirm Samsung's massive Galaxy Note 10 redesign

Tech -- BGR - It's still far too early to say for certain whether the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ have truly been a success for Samsung....

June 19, 2019 03:40 PM

Building a HomeKit compatible laser trip wire with #CircuitPython @particle @adafruit @_1enin_

EE -- Adafruit Industries - Via Moving Electrons comes a really nice laser trip wire which provides status via WiFi. And the project is programmed...

June 19, 2019 03:32 PM

June 17, 2019

Boeing's embattled chief faces tough crowd at Paris Air Show

Life -- Phys.org - Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and...

June 17, 2019 03:36 PM

How to Access NASA's Media Library of Videos and Images For Free

Life -- Lifehacker - NASA has a media library full of images, sounds, and video you're free to use however you'd like, and you can access that massive...

June 17, 2019 03:35 PM

IoT offers Retail Stores a Lifeline

SupplyChain -- Software AG - Recently, Britain's high streets suffered their significantly as sales plunged by 2.7 per cent compared with last year,...

June 17, 2019 02:53 PM

Chrome OS 76 adds "Send to self" feature for pushing web pages to your other devices

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Need a handy way to send web pages from your Chromebook to phone or other computer running the Chrome browser? A new "send...

June 17, 2019 04:53 AM

Genius said it used morse code to catch Google stealing lyrics

Tech -- Mashable - Genius is, well, genius. The company recently accused Google of lifting song lyrics from its site, reports the Wall Street Journal....

June 17, 2019 04:53 AM

14 Uber and Lyft tips to make your trips easier

Tech -- Popular Science - Some extra advice: Let them confirm your identity first. (Uber/)Uber and Lyft have helped transform the way we get around via...

June 17, 2019 04:25 AM

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will pave the way for manned missions to Mars

Tech -- Digital Trends - Survival on Mars is a massive challenge for humanity. To cope with the highly variable temperatures, lack of oxygen and water,...

June 17, 2019 04:23 AM

Study reveals how screwed we'd be during a GPS outage

Tech -- BGR - The US government's National Institutes of Standards and Technology recently decided to sponsor what appears to be the most comprehensive...

June 17, 2019 04:22 AM

How to Install Grav CMS on CentOS 7

HowtoForge -- Grav is a fast, simple, and flexible, file-based CMS platform. Grav comes with a powerful Package Management System to allow for simple installation...

June 17, 2019 04:07 AM

Review: Walmart's $64 tablet is a pleasant surprise in a non-descript package

Media -- The Next Web - I'm going to come right out and say it: I didn't have high expectations when I agreed to review Onn's 8-inch Android tablet, a...

June 17, 2019 03:54 AM

Artificial intelligence improves seismic analyses

Life -- Phys.org - The challenge to analyze earthquake signals with optimum precision grows along with the amount of available seismic data. At the Karlsruhe...

June 17, 2019 03:06 AM

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato 4×4 Concept

Life -- GearMoose - You had me at Lamborghini concept. While I can't yet pronounce the name of this car, I can certainly gawk in open-mouthed admiration...

June 17, 2019 02:47 AM

Katherine Johnson, the Hidden Figures Mathematician Who Got Astronaut John Glenn Into Space

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - The NASA technologist received the IEEE President's Award for her work on Apollo 11

June 17, 2019 02:44 AM

ThinkGeek.com is shutting down and that's a damn shame

Tech -- The Verge - After 20 years of serving the nerds of the internet with a wide variety of geek-related merchandise, ThinkGeek will officially close...

June 17, 2019 02:11 AM

The best gear for event photographers

Tech -- Popular Science - We love these pieces of gear when we are covering summertime events.

Summertime is here and that means...

June 17, 2019 02:09 AM

UiPath Pledges to Train 750,000 Americans on RPA in Preparation for the Automation First Era

Business Wire -- UiPath signs White House Pledge to America&aposs Workers, committing to train 750,000 Americans on RPA in preparation for the Automation First...

June 17, 2019 12:57 AM

The Rise Of The Agile Employee

Think -- Forrester Blogs - Digital leaders tell us that they often struggle to find the right people with the right skills, and competition for elite...

June 17, 2019 12:50 AM

NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Life -- Phys.org - NASA has renamed the street outside its Washington headquarters to honor three black female mathematicians whose pioneering work on...

June 17, 2019 12:29 AM

Proposed Chrome OS 78 change will use the Files app to restore Linux containers on Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Chrome OS 74 added Linux container backup & restore functionality to Chromebooks but it's tucked away in the Settings. It...

June 17, 2019 12:07 AM

NASA says now is a great time to leave Earth

Tech -- BGR - When you're planning on taking a trip it pays to plan ahead, and one of the first things you should do is check the weather forecast. The...

June 17, 2019 12:00 AM

June 16, 2019

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 debuts with Windows 10 preview build 181917

Tech -- Liliputing - The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets you run command line Linux tools in Windows 10 by installing a full Linux system that can run...

June 16, 2019 06:22 PM

Playback your favourite records with Plynth

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - Use album artwork to trigger playback of your favourite music with Plynth, the Raspberry Pi-powered, camera-enhanced record...

June 16, 2019 06:11 PM

What is the massive thing under the Moon's surface?

Think -- Big Think - Scientists detect a gigantic, underground, metallic anomaly down a crater on the Moon. "Whatever it is, wherever it came from," it...

June 16, 2019 05:52 AM

Apple spent $10,000 repairing his MacBook Pro. There was nothing wrong with it

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - This may be the most absurd, convoluted Apple repair story you've ever heard.

June 16, 2019 04:55 AM

NASA explores our changing freshwater world

Life -- Phys.org - Water is so commonplace that we often take it for granted. But too much-or too little of it-makes headlines.

June 16, 2019 02:54 AM

Evernote patches flaw potentially affecting 4.6 million users of Google Chrome extension

Infosec -- CyberScoop - Evernote last month fixed a security flaw in a Google Chrome extension that could have allowed hackers to access information about...

June 16, 2019 02:05 AM

Leak suggests the iPhone 11 will add a Pixel-like Night Sight feature

Tech -- BGR - While Apple remains the most popular smartphone brand in the United States, the iPhone has been surpassed on multiple fronts by other smartphone...

June 16, 2019 01:48 AM

Google just revealed the Pixel 4 months earlier than expected

Tech -- BGR - In a shocking turn of events, Google shared the first image of its next smartphone on Wednesday, confirming many of the leaks that have...

June 16, 2019 01:45 AM

Krisp's smart noise-cancelling gets official release and pricing

Tech -- TechCrunch - Background noise on calls could be a thing of the past if Krisp has anything to do with it. The app, now available on Windows and...

June 16, 2019 01:44 AM

Lockheed Martin studies how to use a cloud of satellites for space missions

Tech -- GeekWire - NASA and Lockheed Martin have been studying how small satellites could be knit together into a distributed swarm. (NASA Illustration)More...

June 16, 2019 01:40 AM

Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 with Core i3 chip down to $399 from $550 at Best Buy

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....

June 16, 2019 01:40 AM

The Pixel 4 might have an exciting new feature that's not available on any iPhone or Android

Tech -- BGR - Google often announces technology innovations that aren't ready to be turned into commercial products, prompting us to wonder whether they're...

June 16, 2019 01:25 AM

Apple and Microsoft collaborate on new iCloud for Windows app

Tech -- The Verge - Apple and Microsoft have been working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10. While iCloud has always been available on Windows,...

June 16, 2019 01:24 AM

Ghost hunting in schools with Raspberry Pi | Hello World #9

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - In Hello World issue 9, out today, Elliott Hall and Tom Bowtell discuss The Digital Ghost Hunt: an immersive theatre and...

June 16, 2019 01:15 AM

Visa Launches Visa B2B Connect In 30+ Markets

Media -- PYMNTS.com - It was late November 2017 when the world got its public preview of Visa B2B Connect at the Singapore FinTech Festival. It was described...

June 16, 2019 12:46 AM

Harris Corporation Delivers Navigation Payload for U.S. Air Force's Seventh GPS III Satellite

Business Wire -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has provided Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) with its seventh of 10 advanced navigation payloads contracted for the...

June 16, 2019 12:20 AM

California State University, Fullerton and UiPath Host Inaugural Course on RPA

Business Wire -- UiPath announced California State University, Fullerton as its first university partner to have completed a course on RPA through Academic Alliance.

June 16, 2019 12:19 AM

Digital Dexterity Means Succeeding When Introducing New and Better Ways of Working

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - A digitally dexterous organization is one that can succeed when introducing new and better ways of working. In all this...

June 16, 2019 12:09 AM

Let Your Mind Wander

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - When my family went on vacation this April, we all needed the break - kind of desperately. The kids were tightly...

June 16, 2019 12:04 AM

June 15, 2019

Chromium-Based Browsers to Ignore Google's Ad-Blocking Ban

Enterprise -- Linux Magazine - Brave Opera and Vivaldi will not implement Google's changes that will cripple ad-blockers.

June 15, 2019 11:26 PM

Samsung is bringing its A-series smartphones to the US, starting with the Galaxy A50

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The Galaxy A50, A20, and A10e will make their US debut soon.

June 15, 2019 11:18 PM

June 14, 2019

How NASA prepares spacecraft for the harsh radiation of space

Life -- Phys.org - In a small, square room walled by four feet of concrete, the air smells as if a lightning storm just passed through-crisp and acrid,...

June 14, 2019 05:22 PM

Twin NASA satellites to study signal disruption from space

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's twin E-TBEx CubeSats-short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment-are scheduled to launch in June 2019 aboard the Department...

June 14, 2019 05:22 PM

Shape memory alloy technology leads to energy-efficient CubeSat

Life -- Phys.org - A team of University of North Texas College of Engineering seniors have created an energy efficient system for controlling solar panels...

June 14, 2019 05:21 PM

Adobe Patch Tuesday updates fix code execution issues in Campaign, ColdFusion, and Flash

Infosec -- Security Affairs - Adobe Patch Tuesday updates for June 2019 address several critical arbitrary code execution flaws in Flash Player, ColdFusion...

June 14, 2019 05:13 PM