Technology

  • by Mike Wehner
    To say that Boeing's Starliner program has not gone as planned would be the understatement of the century. The Starliner spacecraft, which NASA included in the Commercial Crew Program alongside the Crew Dragon from SpaceX, has failed to meet expectations in just about every way. The spacecraft was supposed to already be taking human astronauts […]
  • by Chris Smith
    Japanese researchers announced the discovery of the Brazilian coronavirus mutation in early January. The P.1 strain was identified in travelers returning to Japan. This came at a time when the world was already worried about the UK (B.1.1.7) and South African (B.1.351) mutations. It looked like the coronavirus was developing more genetic changes all of […]
  • by Mike Wehner
    The International Space Station is, well, old. It's still working great and fulfilling the needs of NASA, Russia's Roscosmos, Japan's JAXA, and the European Space Agency, among others, but it's definitely not as cutting-edge as it once was. The groups responsible for maintaining the spacecraft have done a great job of keeping it up and […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    As sleek and powerful as the latest generations of MacBooks have been, they also have a fatal flaw for some users: Lack of ports. If you want to plug almost anything into your MacBook, you're going to need an external hub or dock of some nature, and this was a sacrifice that countless Apple fans […]
  • by Andy Meek
    The coronavirus vaccination program in the US is continuing to ramp up in a major way, with the number of COVID vaccinations continuing to tick up as coronavirus cases have declined around the country in recent days. Bloomberg's vaccine tracker shows that through midday Tuesday, 76.9 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in the […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    It came much later in the day than usual, but Apple rolled out the latest iOS and iPadOS developer betas on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after the last betas were released. We're still waiting to find out what exactly iOS 14.5 beta 3 brings to the table, but we know that iOS 14.5 is primed […]
  • by Chris Smith
    The final episode of WandaVision airs this week, at which point we’ll learn exactly how the first adventure of MCU Phase 4 concludes. Episode 8 provided plenty of answers concerning how everything started, but it also raised many additional questions about Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and the characters in her imaginary world. In the past few […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    When the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed the House over the weekend, it cleared one of three massive legislative hurdles that it will need to clear before it reaches President Joe Biden's desk. That's the good news, but the bad news is that the next hurdle is the highest of them all, as all […]