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Nintendo Now Rumored to be Prepping Classic N64 Edition

Nintendo Now Rumored to be Prepping Classic N64 Edition The trademarked imageI suspect, however, that even if an N64 Classic emerges, it’ll be the last one of its kind, at least for quite a while.Here’s why: NES Game Size: 8KB to 1MB, with 128KB to 384KB most common.

Elon Musk Wants to Build a Hyperloop From New York City to DC

Elon Musk Wants to Build a Hyperloop From New York City to DC The Boring Company isn’t a huge priority for Musk, but if what he calls a “verbal government approval” to build a Hyperloop from New York City to DC pans out, that could change.According to Musk, the Hyperloop from NYC to DC would follow this route: New York City – Philidelphia – Baltimore – Washington DC, with a total travel time of 29 minutes.

Watch Stanford's Freaky New Soft Robot Grow Itself

Watch Stanford's Freaky New Soft Robot Grow Itself One memorable toy from the collective childhood of my generation is the water wiggler — otherwise known as the water tube toy, water snake, or those weird squidgy jelly tube things.Applied robotics researchers at Stanford have developed a soft-bodied robot that can turn itself inside out, and they hope to use it for disaster relief.

Global Police Operation Shuts Down Two Darknet Drug Markets

Global Police Operation Shuts Down Two Darknet Drug Markets But an international team of law enforcement agencies just executed an impressive takedown of two of the largest darknet markets.The darknet markets in question are Alphabay and Hansa, both of which have similar setups to the infamous Silk Road.

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube Flying out of what would become Edwards AFB in California, Yeager became the first person to engage in supersonic flight.Now, a few decades later and with little prelude, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California has been uploading hundreds of videos from decades of bleeding-edge aeronautics research onto YouTube.

Get Lifetime Access to the MBA Bootcamp Bundle for Just $49

Get Lifetime Access to the MBA Bootcamp Bundle for Just $49 You don't have to go to business school to get MBA-level training and learn what it takes to succeed in the business world.You just need this course bundle.

Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi

Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi has proved itself to be a versatile little computer, and you can get them for pocket change.Yeah, it really needs a better name, but this slightly larger micro-computer offers more power and modularity than the Raspberry Pi.

German Car Companies May Have Colluded to Fix Price of Diesel Parts

German Car Companies May Have Colluded to Fix Price of Diesel Parts But now it’s possible BMW, an entirely separate company, may have colluded with the various Volkswagen Group brands to fix the price of diesel emissions systems and other parts.“This new chapter in the diesel saga needs to be taken seriously,” Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst said in a note.

Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October

Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October Usage of Windows XP 64-bit and Vista 64-bit have evidently fallen so low, they’ve dropped off Steam’s radar completely; it tracks the 10 most popular Windows versions, and Windows 8 is the lowest at 0.05 percent of users are still using XP 64-bit or Vista 64-bit, that still only adds up to 0.

Google's 5 Biggest Android Missteps

Google's 5 Biggest Android Missteps So, let’s talk about all those times Google facepalmed with Android, and what it did to fix it.This $300 media streamer ran a modified version of Android that connected to the user’s Google account to play music, movies, and YouTube videos.

Melted Nuclear Fuel Found Below Fukushima by Underwater Robot

Melted Nuclear Fuel Found Below Fukushima by Underwater Robot Recently, however, the Japanese have built a small underwater robot, dubbed “Little Sunfish,” that can see into the water below the melted Reactor #3 inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.The robot appears to have answered some critical questions about what happened to Reactor #3’s fuel supply in the hours following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the plant on March 11, 2011.

There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon In the wake of Oculus’ decision to cut the price of the Oculus Rift with controllers to $400, there’s been some worry that this move indicates a major new platform update is imminent.” While Nate Mitchell (co-founder of Oculus) and Rubin gave neither Rift sales figures nor a launch date for a future Oculus Rift 2.

DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface

DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface Last summer we reported on a new project called the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), brought to you by the acronym-happy spooks at DARPA.The project is to create an implantable, wireless, wideband brain-computer interface capable of reading from neurons as well as “writing” to them by sending signals that the neurons accept.

Get a Lifetime Premium Subscription to Tracker Blocker Disconnect for Just $49

Get a Lifetime Premium Subscription to Tracker Blocker Disconnect for Just $49 It's hard to beat an endorsement from the New York Times.Find out what all the fuss is about: get a lifetime premium subscription to Disconnect for $49.

MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update The forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will do a great many things, including asking you to review your privacy settings every 15 minutes until it comes out later this year.As part of the update, Microsoft will be rolling some functions into different ones, and wholly eliminating others.

Python Tops 2017's Most Popular Programming Languages

Python Tops 2017's Most Popular Programming Languages Previously popular languages like Ruby have fallen dramatically, which is part of why Swift has had the opportunity to rise.In Embedded, for example, the top five ranks are occupied by C, C++, Arduino, Assembly, and Haskell.

The SNES Classic Launch Is On Track to Be Another Disaster

The SNES Classic Launch Is On Track to Be Another Disaster It’s all very bizarre, and it’s possible we’re headed for a very similar outcome with the upcoming SNES Classic.Like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic will come with an assortment of pre-installed games from the original console.

Microsoft's Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor

Microsoft's Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor Ever since Microsoft announced HoloLens, the company has kept its presentations and information on the mixed-reality glasses and ecosystem isolated as more of a developer curiosity than a mass market product.But it’s also made it harder to track improvements to the technology that underlies HoloLens, including Microsoft’s Holographic Processing Unit, or HPU.

Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years Jung, executive vice president and head of Samsung’s foundry division, has now told the press that the firm wants a 25 percent share of contract manufacturing.But there’s an interesting discrepancy between Samsung’s overall position in the market and its specific position in contract manufacturing.

New Private World of Warcraft Server Crushed By Blizzard Within Hours of Launch

New Private World of Warcraft Server Crushed By Blizzard Within Hours of Launch Last week, we discussed the upcoming private server Felmyst, its dedication to preserving the Burning Crusade as it existed as of Patch 2.Even last week, we were concerned that Blizzard might not go for this new implementation, any more than it’s gone for any of the high-profile private servers — and this seems to have been exactly what happened.