Mobile Tech

‘Eve Online’ is going mobile next year with ‘Project Aurora’

Popular space MMO Eve Online has been doing pretty well lately, bringing a massive map, galactic trade economies and the vastness of space to players over its 14-year history. It’s made several moves to keep folks interested in its PC-based game title, too. Developer CCP Games, has made Eve Onlinefree to download and play while also allowing players to participate in finding exoplanets in real […]

Internet

Project Loon cleared to help restore wireless in Puerto Rico

Project Loon — the balloon delivered internet project that started life as part of Google and now calls Alphabet’s X “innovation lab” home — has moved one step closer to becoming a part of the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The FCC has issued an “experimental license” for it to provide emergency cellular LTE service. In a statement, an X spokesperson explained […]

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Facebook will hand-review every ad targeting politics and race

When Facebook said it was hiring 1,000 more people to manually review ads, it wasn’t necessarily clear to everyone what that entailed — just what was the focus, and would it affect upstanding advertisers? While the company touched on what whats happening before, there’s no ambiguity now. According to Axios, Facebook is telling advertisers that it now requires manual […]

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Researchers have increased atomic clock precision yet again

Researchers have pushed the precision and stability of atomic clocks to increasingly greater levels over the last few years. A big advancement was the introduction of optical lattices, lasers which essentially quarantine individual atoms and boost accuracy by keeping them from moving around and interacting with each other. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used […]

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Here’s how your Uber is learning to drive

Before Rick McKahan could even get behind the wheel of one of Uber’s self-driving cars as a “safety driver,” he had to spend days driving around a small simulated city in Pennsylvania, handling corners and dodging obstacles. Now he’s tasked with training other safety drivers at Uber’s test track in Pittsburgh. At the ride-hailing company’s […]