Emerging Tech

NASA’s planet hunter satellite gets first hit in its search for another Earth

Relocating is complicated enough when you’re simply moving to a new city. Scientists at NASA have taken property searches up an infinite number of levels, however, as they search for another Earth. NASA’s planet-hunting team turned up a potential relocation candidate on the first pass with a new satellite. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) uses four […]

Gears & Gadgets

EU taking another look at phone chargers because they’re still not standardized

Enlarge / USB Type-C cable and port. USB-IF EU regulators are planning to investigate if there’s a need for a legal mandate to force phone manufacturers to use standard chargers. Should they do so, proprietary chargers—including Apple’s non-standard Lightning connector on its phones—could wind up being prohibited. For the better part of a decade, the […]


Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid investigation into data usage

Facebook is scrutinizing a Boston-based analytics firm over its contracts with government agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Apps from the firm, Crimson Hexagon, have been suspended from Facebook and Instagram while Facebook investigates whether the firm may have violated any of its developer policies. Crimson Hexagon pulls public user data from social […]