The surviving pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert was thrown clear of the disintegrating craft and did not know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked the re-entry braking system, federal investigators said Wednesday.
California cities and counties have spent more than $65 million on high-tech surveillance technology in the past decade, including drones, cellular “stingray” simulators and license plate readers being given to local law enforcement with little to no public oversight.
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay,” makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation.
Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.
Big merchants like McDonald’s, Macy’s and Foot Locker are all accepting Apple Pay. But a consortium of retailers called Merchant Customer Exchange plans to offer a rival mobile payment system next year which could direct debit customers’ checking accounts, instead of using a credit card.
The robots dubbed OSHbots look like white columns with two large black screens on either side of them, and wheels to help them move. They are equipped with 3D cameras so they can scan and identify items. And customers can research items they want to buy on their screen. Then the robot can lead them to the aisle where an item is located.
Superior Court Judge William Fahey’s ruling determined that Activision Blizzard, Inc. created a complex and multi-faceted game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” and it relied very little on the inclusion of Noriega in a pair of missions.
Police in suburban Lacey, near Olympia, sought the FBI’s help as repeated bomb threats prompted a week of evacuations and closures at Timberline High School in June 2007.
The “communication,” which contained a software tool that could verify Internet addresses, turned out to be a link to a phony AP story about the bomb threats posted on a Web page created by the FBI. The 15-year-old suspect clicked on the link, revealing his computer’s location and Internet address, and helping agents confirm his identity.
ederal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice.
According to the complaint, at least 3.5 million consumers have been affected. Some customers, the agency said, had data speeds slowed by nearly 90 percent.
A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.
Early Saturday morning, a private company is set to make history by launching a supply ship to the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission preps and what Space X and NASA expect the mission to look like.
There are Facebook pages and then there are Facebook pages! Here is a look at the Top 20 Most Engaging Facebook pages on Feb. 6, 2012 according to All Facebook. The ranking is based on the number of time followers interact with the Facebook page.
The Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final flight aboard a 747 carrier aircraft from Florida to Washington D.C. where it will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.
Back in the 1970s, it was easy for the “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin, to spot a robotic person — or a fembot as the hip sci-fi show called them. In 2010, Japanese robotics makers have taken careful notes and are creating some of the most life-like robots ever — so life-like they can even be used for medical training. It seems the future is indeed now.
The term “bionic” denotes an effort to use biological design principles to create mechanical substitutes for extension of biological organs. Basically, it’s the replenishment or enhancement of body parts by mechanical versions.
Facebook, populated by at least 500 million users, has been both a source of innovation, controversy and fascination.