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Want a Death Star? That'll be $7.7 octillion per day

Want a Death Star? That'll be $7.7 octillion per day British energy supplier Ovo Energy decided to pull together all the available data on the Death Star and estimate how much it would cost to power.To be accurate, this analysis is not estimating what it would cost the Galactic Empire of Star Wars to power the Death Star.

The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images

The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images The Hubble Space Telescope has been silently hovering above Earth for over 25 years, but it’s still returning spectacular images of the cosmos.Most of the famous Hubble images were taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device There were several apps and tools that could root almost any Android phone or tablet, and you’d be ready to truly master your device in mere minutes.Gaining root access on Android is akin to running Windows as an administrator.

Plume ships its value-priced entry into the mesh Wi-Fi fray

Plume ships its value-priced entry into the mesh Wi-Fi fray We’ve written extensively about a variety of new mesh-based Wi-Fi solutions that are designed to replace both your router and access points, while providing whole home access to the internet.Startup Plume introduced a less-expensive alternative earlier this year, and is now delivering on its promise.

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest The Chernobyl reactor (hereafter, Chernobyl) has of course been buried in concrete and steel this entire time, but it’s also been 30 years since Russian authorities put that original “sarcophagus” into place.And the project, called New Safe Confinement, certainly was mega.

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires But manufacturing technology company Instrumental has gotten its hands on a Note 7 to do a detailed third-party analysis.The Note 7 was getting universally excellent reviews several months ago as it hit the market.

Researchers use 'guessing attack' to hack credit card in 6 seconds

Researchers use 'guessing attack' to hack credit card in 6 seconds Even if you only have part of the information, researchers from Newcastle University have worked out a way that a credit card can be stolen in as little as six seconds simply by guessing wrong really, really fast, according to PCMag.For most online transactions, all you need in order to verify a card are the account number, expiration date, and CVV.

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro Enter the HyperDrive — an all-in-one Kickstarter project that hopes to replicate all of the ports that are missing on the current MacBook Pro in a single product.The HyperDrive includes support for HDMI output (1080p and [email protected]), Thunderbolt 3 pass-through, USB-C, SD and microSD cards, and 2x USB 3.

Micron launches reconfigurable 5100 Series enterprise SSDs sporting 3D TLC NAND

Micron launches reconfigurable 5100 Series enterprise SSDs sporting 3D TLC NAND Typically, enterprise and many consumer drives are based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND, which stores two bits of information per cell.What makes Micron’s drives different is that the company is using 3D NAND flash instead of traditional 2D (planar) NAND.

Dead Rising 4 improves on past installments, but still lacks polish

Dead Rising 4 improves on past installments, but still lacks polish Ten years ago, Capcom released the original Dead Rising on the Xbox 360.Sadly, the Windows 10 version of Dead Rising 4 hasn’t been widely reviewed yet, so we’re still waiting to see how well it performs.

VW's 13th brand: Moia, for ride-hailing (and maybe self-driving) electric shuttles

VW's 13th brand: Moia, for ride-hailing (and maybe self-driving) electric shuttles Add Volkswagen to the major automakers who are creating a mobility services company.Our sights are set on becoming one of the global top players for mobility services in the medium term.

NextEV aims to leverage Formula E racing tech to take on Tesla

NextEV aims to leverage Formula E racing tech to take on Tesla Startup circuit Formula E was founded in part to do the same thing for electric vehicle development.Now, Chinese startup NextEV aims to take its learnings from Formula E and turn them into a competitive all-electric mass-market crossover — aiming squarely at Tesla’s Model X.

Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure

Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure First was “touch disease,” which Apple refused to acknowledge for ages, and now there’s the unexpected shutdown issue.Reports of battery issues with the iPhone 6s started popping up in recent months, but these aren’t the same sort of issues Samsung saw with the Note 7.

Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA's flying telescope

Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA's flying telescope Originally designed as a Boeing 747SP widebody, the SOFIA aircraft was built on a modified 747 airframe with a stripped-down fuselage, to save weight on the ultra-long flights for which it was developed.While it flies as SOFIA for NASA under the call sign NASA747, originally the aircraft first flew regular passenger service with Pan Am.

Grab MGS5 for £10 on Xbox One, and a SEGA Mega Drive Portable for £50

Grab MGS5 for £10 on Xbox One, and a SEGA Mega Drive Portable for £50 Here's a couple of great deals for you if you like all things Snake and/or retro.Firstly you can pick up a ridiculously cheap copy of Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain on Xbox One.

Virgin Galactic's new VSS Unity spacecraft completes test flight

Virgin Galactic's new VSS Unity spacecraft completes test flight The accident resulted in the death of one of the ship’s two crew and set back Virgin Galactic’s plans dramatically.The slightly redesigned VSS Unity vehicle has now made its first untethered test flight.

The Last Guardian performs poorly on the base PS4

The Last Guardian performs poorly on the base PS4 This week, PS4 players finally get an opportunity to play The Last Guardian – the third game to be lead by famed auteur Fumito Ueda.The Last Guardian started out as a PS3 title in 2007, and was shown off for the first time at E3 2009.

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit While Fitbit is acquiring Pebble, it’s not going to keep making Pebble devices.That means the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core from the most recent Kickstarter are being canceled.

ET deals: Dell PowerEdge T130 dual-core server for $229

ET deals: Dell PowerEdge T130 dual-core server for $229 If you’re looking to snag a nice barebones server on the cheap, check out today’s deal from Dell.8GHz Intel Celeron Processor G3900 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, and a DVD drive.

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office - subscription free

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office - subscription free Fortunately, if you want to set up your own video monitoring system, it keeps getting easier.Instead, you’ll want to focus on the features of the camera.