Month: August 2018

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Sci-Tech

NASA may have fixed the Hubble Telescope the way you fix your router

There’s a reason the first step to troubleshooting technology is usually ridiculously simple: turning things on and off again often works. It shouldn’t be any surprise then, that when one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes stated acting up, NASA decided to try putting the faulty backup gyro through a ‘running restart.’ OK, that’s a […]

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Laurene Powell Jobs
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Laurene Powell Jobs invests in news because she worries about democracy

Laurene Powell Jobs is worried. As one of the world’s richest women, worth an estimated $19 billion, she’s been investing in journalism through her efforts at the Emerson Collective. The organization, which has been described as equal parts think tank, foundation and venture capital fund, acquired a majority stake in The Atlantic,┬áPop-Up Magazine and Axios. […]

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Qualcomm and the FTC are facing off in the US District Court in San Jose.
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Apple: Qualcomm’s hardball tactics squeezed Intel chips out of iPad Mini 2

  Apple wanted to build an Intel communication chip into its iPad Mini 2, released in fall 2013, but Qualcomm’s hardball business methods crushed the plan, an Apple executive testified Friday in a US government case targeting Qualcomm’s power in the mobile market. Apple didn’t like relying solely on Qualcomm for modem chips, which connect […]

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Mars tracks and dust devil
Sci-Tech

NASA’s history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead

NASA’s Opportunity rover, the third robotic wanderer to land on Mars, changed our understanding of the Martian landscape, geology, atmosphere and history. On Wednesday, NASA announced its mission complete and with it, the rover’s life officially over. The plucky robot roamed the Martian surface for approximately 5,515 Earth days, just over 15 years. During a […]

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