Daily Archives: January 14, 2019

CES’s Flying Taxis, and More of This Week’s Car News

https://www.wired.com/story/ces-flying-cars-bell-beta-veoneer-self-driving-cars The Consumer Electronics Show, the annual moot of the tech gadget industry, is always on the trippy side. But zoom in on CES’s transportation options and it gets downright hallucinatory. Cars with legs, flying taxis, sensors that watch your … Continue reading

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China On the Moon! A History of Chinese Lunar Missions in Pictures

https://www.space.com/42954-china-moon-missions-history.html What a difference a decade makes. Only 10 years after China sent its first lunar spacecraft on an orbital mission, the nation accomplished something nobody has managed to do before: plunk a lander, Chang’e 4, on the far side … Continue reading

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When you’re the only company at CES from your country

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/12/ces-only-company-from-country/ There are more than 1,700 American companies at CES, 1,200 official exhibitors from China, and several hundred from France and South Korea. Many of them are veterans of the trade show circuit, one-upping each other’s booths with elaborate curved … Continue reading

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Formlabs pushes the boundaries of what 3D-printing can do

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/12/formlabs-ces-2019/ When 3D-printing burst onto the scene, its mouth was writing checks its capability had almost no chance of cashing. For all of its grand promises, the results the machines produced were useful for prototyping and very little else. Fast … Continue reading

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Ryuk ransomware banks $3.7 million in five months

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/14/ryuk-ransomware-pulls-3-7-million/ solarseven via Getty Images The Ryuk ransomware hasn’t just causing grief for newspapers — it’s also quite lucrative for its operators. Researchers at CrowdStrike and FireEye both estimate that the code has produced the equivalent of $3.7 million in … Continue reading

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