Daily Archives: April 29, 2019

United and Delta Cover Their Seatback Cameras in Bid to Stop Freaking You Out

https://gizmodo.com/united-and-delta-cover-their-seatback-cameras-in-bid-to-1834381804 Economy class seating is shown on a new United Airlines Boeing 787-9 undergoing final configuration and maintenance work at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.Photo: Ted S. Warren (AP) Evidently registering that no one wants to be stared down by … Continue reading

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Firefly has successfully tested the upper stage of its Alpha rocket

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1497221 0 with 0 posters participating Last Thursday Firefly Aerospace tested the second stage of its Alpha rocket. Edwards Media This was a full-duration firing lasting 300 seconds. Edwards Media All went nominal. Edwards Media These screencaps from the 300-second … Continue reading

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‘3D crosswalk’ is 4th graders’ idea to slow down cars

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/29/3d-crosswalk-slow-down-cars/ Pedestrian safety has emerged as a huge issue in the United States, with pedestrian fatalities at nearly the highest levels in more than two decades in 2017, the most recent year for which data are available. Experts say that’s … Continue reading

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Google Is Giving the Boot to a Major Play Store Developer With More Than 600 Million Installs

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-giving-the-boot-to-a-major-play-store-develop-1834364322 Attendees in line at the Google Play booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2018 in Chiba, Japan.Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi (Getty Images) Google has begun purging the Play Store of apps made by DO Global, a Chinese firm that makes … Continue reading

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Norwegian Fishermen Discover Beluga Whale That Might Be Working with the Russian Navy

https://gizmodo.com/norwegian-fishermen-discover-beluga-whale-that-might-be-1834376816 Norwegian fishermen discovered a beluga whale wearing a harness off the country’s northern coast last week. The fishermen were fascinated with how tame it was, but there might be a good reason that it was comfortable around humans. Scientists … Continue reading

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