Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI

USB Type-C connection is showing up in more and more devices, and Google is rolling support for the interface in its Android M operating system. The most significant additions relate to the USB Power Delivery spec. Charging will now work in both directions. That effectively means that Type-C devices can be used as external… Read More »

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 2:09 pm

Cloud Boom Drives Sales Boom For Physical Servers

The promise of the cloud is that your storage and computing problems will be abstracted away from messy physical objects that you need to maintain, taken care of far way by other people. Well, it turns out that those other people need to buy a lot of servers. … Read More »

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:28 pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Urges America To Challenge China To a Space Race

According to a Tuesday story in the UK edition of the International Business Times, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the celebrity astrophysicist and media personality, advocates a space race between the United States and China. The idea is that such a race would spur innovation and cause industry to grow. The Apollo race to the… Read More »

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:43 pm

Black Hole Plays Pool With Plasma

The Hubble Space Telescope is revealing that there is a pool game in progress, with a long shot being played out on a cosmic scale. It appears that the first recorded shot was observed in 1992, while subsequent canon shots were recorded between 1994 an 2014. In actuality, the shots are plasma, the current player is a black… Read More »

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 11:57 am

How a Scientist Fooled Millions With Bizarre Chocolate Diet Claims

Did you know chocolate helps you lose weight? You can read all about this great news for chocoholics in the Daily Star, Daily Express, Irish Examiner, and TV shows in Texas and Australia, and even the front page of Bild, Europe's largest daily newspaper. The problem is that it's not true. A researcher who previously worked with… Read More »

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 11:11 am

A Tool For Analyzing H-1B Visa Applications Reveals Tech Salary Secrets

The golden age of engineers is not over,' says a French software engineer who developed a tool for mining U.S. Department of Labor visa application data, but, he says, salaries appear to be leveling off. Indeed, salary inflation for software engineers and other technical professionals at Google and Facebook has slowed… Read More »

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 10:28 am