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Vintage Video Games Reloaded

The movie and music industries over the past three decades have reaped profits from their vaults. Old music recordings have been rereleased on new formats ranging from CDs to digital downloads to streaming services. Hollywood has experienced its own cash cow from the introduction of DVDs, Blu-rays and streaming movie services. Technological advances in hardware provided new revenue streams for ... Read More »

Court Lifts NSL-Imposed Gag Order on Warrantless FBI Probing

The ruling, handed down this summer by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was stayed for 90 days to give the government time to file an appeal. It became public when the stay expired on Monday. The FBI had sought to suppress disclosure of anattachment specifying the broad range of information it requested from ... Read More »

Tech Titans Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

High-tech honchos and venture capitalists from around the world — and one university — on Monday officially announced their participation in theBreakthrough Energy Coalition, a new fund to support companies doing clean energy research. The group includes Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Kingdom Holding ... Read More »

Yahoo Reintroduces a Messenger for This Millennium

In the midst of takeover speculation, Yahoo on Thursday reintroduced its standby Messenger app in a more robust version, with a set of features designed to breathe new life into a semi-comatose patient. Late, No Chaser “The reboot of Yahoo Messenger comes at an odd time, making it look somewhat like a Hail Mary pass by a CEO under fire,” ... Read More »

The Trouble With Hoverboards and Lithium-Ion Batteries

The biggest problem is that a lithium ion fire in a large battery pack like this could burn down your house, and that would be an ugly end to holiday festivities. I’ll explain why you should keep your eyes out for cheap products that have big lithium ion battery packs, like these popular hoverboards. I’ll close with my product of ... Read More »

Hot Hacker Targets in 2016: Fantasy Sports, Professional Services

As 2016 approaches, it’s time to get the crystal ball out and predict next year’s cybersecurity trends. Here are some predictions from security pros TechNewsWorld interviewed. Fantasy Sports Sites Will Be Hacked Fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel in 2015 caught the attention of states’ attorneys general, who wanted to treat the outfits as gambling enterprises. In 2016, the ... Read More »

Gujarat’s firms helping ISRO shape up ‘manned space mission’

Private firms in Gujarat are assisting Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in developing technology for a “manned mission” in space. While a firm in Vadodara is designing space-suits for Indian astronauts, a couple of others in Ahmedabad are developing sensors and lighting systems needed for the mission. “The space-suits have been done in Vadodara by a private firm. It is ... Read More »

NASA is looking for its next batch of astronauts

NASA will soon start recruiting for the next class of astronauts in anticipation of extending its operations into deep space environments and eventually launching a manned mission to Mars. The US space agency will accept applications from December 14 through mid-February and expects to announce candidates selected in mid-2017. The next class of astronauts may fly on any of four ... Read More »

NASA captures Sun in a stunning 4K resolution

There is nothing much to say about Sun other than the fact that its always shining and always ablaze with light. Sun is always radiating energy and solar wind and NASA has a video to make us believe this. NASA has released a new 30-minute video which shows Sun in its never seen before glory. The video is created from ... Read More »

Strong solar winds stripped Mars’ atmosphere: NASA

Strong solar winds likely played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported life to the cold, arid planet Mars is on Friday, according to NASA. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission data has enabled researchers to determine the rate at which the Martian atmosphere ... Read More »