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NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than …

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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked …

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Xbox Network Had A Rough Weekend, Raising DRM Questions

Xbox Network Had A Rough Weekend, Raising DRM Questions

Photo: Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance (Getty Images) If Xbox Live was Microsoft’s online gaming service at the height of its powers, then this past weekend was Xbox Dead. For more than 36 hours in mid May, Xbox players had trouble connecting to the Xbox network. In some cases, players say they couldn’t even play single-player games …

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Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a 'privilege': CEO email

Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a ‘privilege’: CEO email

Uber will cut back on spending and focus on becoming a leaner business to address a “seismic shift” in investor sentiment, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email obtained by CNBC. “After earnings, I spent several days meeting investors in New York and Boston,” Khosrowshahi said in the email, which was sent out late …

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You Can Finally Use VRR on PlayStation 5

You Can Finally Use VRR on PlayStation 5

Photo: Mohsen Vaziri (Shutterstock) Following a recent system update, the PlayStation 5 finally supports VRR (variable refresh rate). VRR is a video setting that dynamically adjusts your TV or monitor’s refresh rate to match a game’s FPS (frames per second). This prevents annoying graphical issues like dropped frames, hitching, and screen tearing that occur when …

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GoldenEye 007 Gets Four Screen Multiplayer Using $10,000 of Gear

GoldenEye 007 Gets Four Screen Multiplayer Using $10,000 of Gear

As immensely satisfying as battling your friends in a Goldeneye 007 deathmatch on the N64 was, all four players shared the same screen, which made sneaking around a level impossible. Twenty-five years after the game’s release, it turns out there is a way to give every GoldenEye player their own private screen—if you’ve got $10,000 …

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Streamer Makes Leap To YouTube After Twitch Misspells His Name

Streamer Makes Leap To YouTube After Twitch Misspells His Name

Sykkuno, one of Twitch’s top streamers known for his wholesome demeanor and for playing games like Among Us and GTA Online, left the Amazon-owned platform for the red pastures of YouTube Gaming this month. The move shocked the livestreaming space because Sykkuno was something of a household name on Twitch, boasting four million followers and …

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How to Record Video When Protesting, Pulled Over, or in Danger

How to Record Video When Protesting, Pulled Over, or in Danger

There are numerous situations where you might want to quickly record a video on your phone without it actually looking like you’re recording a video on your phone, whether you’re looking to stay safe in a vulnerable situation, protesting in a country that doesn’t necessarily want to see anyone protesting, or keeping law enforcement accountable. …

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Apple Watch Series 8 Might Have Body Temperature Tracking

Apple Watch Series 8 Might Have Body Temperature Tracking

The next Apple Watch could finally add body temperature monitoring. Photo: Victoria Song / Gizmodo One of the most nerve-wracking parts of trying to conceive or figuring out if you’re sick is tracking your body temperature. The next Apple Watch might help with this annoying, repetitive, and emotionally laborious task. According to a mix of …

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