Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft buys Express Logic, adds a third operating system to its IoT range

Enlarge / Multi-threading. Jamie Golden / Flickr Not content with having a Windows-based Internet of Things platform (Windows 10 IoT) and a Linux-based Internet of Things platform (Azure Sphere), Microsoft has added a third option. The company has announced that it has bought Express Logic and its ThreadX real-time operating system for an undisclosed sum. […]

Emerging Tech

Want a pearly white smile? Grab this celebrity-obsessed teeth-whitening system

Getting your teeth whitened by your dentist can cost hundreds. And over-the-counter teeth whitening products like whitening strips and whitening toothpaste are not always the most effective. Coffee, wine, and tobacco can leave your teeth with stains that regular brushing can’t remove. If you’ve been searching for a teeth whitening product that actually works, Snow […]

Computer

YouTube changes its strikes system, offers softer first-offense penalty

Pixabay.com/Pexels YouTube creators are well aware of what can happen if their content violates the video-sharing website’s guidelines. But it hasn’t always been clear what really counts as a violation. YouTube hopes to clarify that and other aspects of its strikes system policy with new updates to that system. Via a blog post published Tuesday, February […]

Emerging Tech

Does a steam-powered spacecraft hold the key to exploring the solar system?

Over 19,000 known asteroids carrying an almost inconceivable wealth of resources are within our reach as they orbit the sun. They’re packed with elements like platinum, gold, palladium, and silver — untouched riches locked safely inside celestial treasure chests. Ryugu, a half-mile wide asteroid that poses a potential risk to Earth due to the proximity […]

Emerging Tech

Early-detection system for wildfires could save many states from big burns

When it come to dealing with the growing problem of raging wildfires, a number of high-tech solutions have been put forward, including using water-carrying, self-flying helicopters to help extinguish blazes. A new wireless smart sensor system could take a more proactive approach, however, by spotting wildfires before they get out of control to start with. […]

Gaming

War Stories: Thief’s intuitive stealth system wasn’t intuitive to design

[embedded content] Video shot by Justin Wolfson, edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Update: On November 30, 1998, gamers began to learn that being stealthy could be a viable strategy, too—that’s because game developers at Looking Glass released the landmark first-person sneaker, Thief: The Dark Project. As writer Richard Moss outlined in his […]