Gears & Gadgets

DVD and Blu-ray sales nearly halved over five years, MPAA report says

Enlarge / Samsung’s UBS-K8500, introduced in 2015, was positioned as the world’s first UltraHD, 4K Blu-ray player. Mark Walton In its annual Theatrical Home Entertainment Market Environment report, the Motion Picture Association of America described an immensely sharp drop-off of physical media sales over the past five years. According to the data, which was obtained […]

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Google has deleted the Google+ profiles of Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Sundar Pichai amid the Google+ shutdown – wiping away years of important company history

Larry Page and Sergey BrinGetty Tuesday marked the long-promised day when Google began the process of deleting Google+ accounts, ahead of the social network’s total shutdown. And not immune to the purge were the accounts of high-powered Google executives, which are vanishing from public view. The accounts belonging to executives past and present like Sergey […]

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Years of Mark Zuckerberg’s old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it ‘mistakenly deleted’ them.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a drink of water as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Some old Facebook posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg have disappeared, and the company says it “mistakenly deleted” them. “A few years ago some of Mark’s […]

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Take a look inside a $3 million doomsday condo that can sustain 75 people for 5 years

Luxury may not be the first word associated with apocalypse preparation, but amenities like a pool, gym, rock climbing wall, and movie theater make this $ 3 million doomsday condo more than a survival bunker. Survival Condo Project converted the missile silo into doomsday-proof condos that can accommodate 75 people for five years. Doomsday preppers […]

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Super telescope captures supermassive black holes forming billions of years ago

The 8.2m Subaru Telescope located at the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii. National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) An enormous camera mounted to the massive 8.2m Subaru Telescope in Hawaii has captured evidence of supermassive black holes forming in the ancient universe. Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes from billions of […]

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After a record-setting 15 years, NASA ends Opportunity rover’s tour of Mars

Opportunity self-portrait NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell NASA has officially called it quits on its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, eight months after last hearing from the lander. The space agency has been attempting to make contact with the rover since communications went dark following an intense dust storm in 2018. Having issued more than 1,000 recovery commands, this week […]