Category: Technology

  • Astronaut Tweets Space Shot of Soldier Field Before Game on Sunday

    Astronaut Tweets Space Shot of Soldier Field Before Game on Sunday

    Astronaut Scott Kelly has been in space since March on a year-long mission, gathering data aboard the International Space Station for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). Yesterday, he decided to get involved in the first Sunday of football season, like many Americans were doing back home. Instead […]

  • Canadian Company Secures Patent For Space Elevator

    Nearly 48% of retirees report feeling happier in retirement than expected, so imagine how happy they’ll be when they can spend their retirement on the moon! According to a recent story from the Huffington Post, a Canadian company called Thoth Technology has been planning an inflatable space elevator that would stand 12.4 miles tall and […]

  • Americans Are Getting Addicted to Their Phones, New Report Claims

    Americans spend at least two hours on their mobile devices, and according to the Pew Research Center, about 67% of them find themselves checking for messages even when their phone didn’t ring or vibrate; 44% have slept with their phone beside their bed at night, just in case they might miss a call; and 29% […]

  • Vietnamese Man Operating Online Identity Theft Service Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

    A Vietnamese man who ran an online identity theft services has been sentenced to 13 years in a U.S. prison. The service run by Hieu Minh Ngo, 25, sold personal information belonging to millions of Americans and changed names frequently, according to a report from Krebs on Security, but two of the most well-known names […]

  • Apple Pay Launches in the U.K., But Do Consumers Actually Want It?

    Apple Pay Launches in the U.K., But Do Consumers Actually Want It?

    After HSBC accidentally sent out a Tweet stating that Apple Pay would be launching in the U.K., consumers have been waiting with bated breath — and finally, the newest digital payment service made its way across the Pond and officially launched on July 13. According to reports from TechCrunch, there are eight banks in the […]

  • Google’s Driverless Lexus Hits Texas

    Driving is risky business. Well, when humans are involved, at least. According to Rob Medford, Google’s director of safety, almost 90% of all accidents on the road are caused by human error. Because of these accidents, an estimated 30,000 people per year die; this is considered the leading cause of death for individuals between the […]

  • Agency Gives Only 3 Cars High Rating for Carseat Installation Hardware

    Since 2002, cars sold in the U.S. have been required to incorporate hardware making it easier to safely install child seats. But new tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have found that only three out of more than a hundred cars tested scored well for this hardware. LATCH hardware, which stands for Lower […]

  • C7 Initiates Plans to Expand Its Utah Data Center

    Bluffdale, UT-based data center operator C7 Data Centers recently announced the beginning of Phase 2 constructions at its flagship Granite Point II Utah data center. According to a May 22 Data Center Knowledge article, Phase 2 will add an additional 30,000 square feet to C7’s facility, and is projected to be completed by October 2015. Currently, the […]

  • Sketchy Trend Every Pet Owner Needs To Know

    The internet and emerging technology are changing the way vets care for man’s best friends in the 21st century. Increasingly, vets are relying on veterinary websites to spread pet care health and safety tips, while also relying on social media and search engines to deliver new pet owners to their storefronts. Studies show that 80% […]

  • Efficiency Upgrades Offer Big Benefits to Low-Income Renters, Study Finds

    Energy efficiency upgrades can have a significant effect on low-income residents. New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found that low-income residents bear both the financial and physical brunt of living in poorly maintained and older apartment buildings. Insufficient funds lead to thermal discomfort, especially as poor weatherization in the buildings […]