SciTech

LiveScience Headlines

msnbc.com: Technology & Science News

  • 'Titanfall' Top Video Game, but Xbox One Sales Still Lag Behind PS4
    The next-generation console wars continue, with Sony firmly in the lead despite a chart-topping debut by Microsoft's much-anticipated mech-based multiplayer shooter "Titanfall." The score so far? Xbox One, 5 million — PlayStation 4, 7 million.







  • Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo
    In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.







  • Who Needs Keys? This Siri Hack can Unlock Your Car
    Apple’s Siri is handy for checking weather and making appointments with voice commands, but what if she were smart enough to turn the lights on or unlock your car?







  • Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach
    Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.







  • Lady Gaga is Going on Tour with a Hologram
    Meet Hatsune Miku, a 16-year-old performer with a string of hits in Japan and her own devoted following. She is opening for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball tour in May and she would probably be excited about it if she was a living, breathing human being.







  • China's Twitter-Like Weibo Site Debuts on Nasdaq
    China's Twitter-like platform Weibo went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday under the symbol "WB" and opened just below the expected $17 price but started trading 2 percent higher soon afterward.The stock was expected to open Thursday morning, but was delayed until closer to noon.







  • This Just In! 80 Years of Newsreels Now Free To Watch on YouTube
    Before YouTube, before the Internet, before even TV, the way people got their news presented visually was through newsreels shown at movie theaters. Now British Pathe, the premier archive of these newsreels, has brought things full circle by putting its 80-year collection online for free.







  • New Feature Lets Your Facebook Friends Know When You're Nearby
    You “Like” the photos of your friends’ babies, comment on their status updates and tag yourself in their photos. Now you can find out where they are IRL (in real life, duh) with “Nearby Friends,” launched on Thursday by Facebook.







  • All the Joe You Can Drink for $45/Month; There's an App for That
    New Yorkers can get a subscription for their caffeine addiction — and for now, it’s free.A startup and app called "CUPS" gives subscribers unlimited coffee or tea for $45 a month at dozens of independent coffee shops in Manhattan and around the boroughs.







  • New App Lets You Control Desktop with Your Phone
    Forget your files at home? Google has come up with nifty solution to that problem with the Chrome Remote Desktop app.It gives you remote access to your laptop or desktop through your Android phone or tablet.







News from ZDNet.com

No Items Retrieved from Feed.

NASA News

  • NASA Administrator and Senior Leaders to Outline NASA's "Path to Mars"
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, sponsored by Explore Mars, will be held April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lisner and Betts Auditoriums at George Washington University in Washington and will be carried live on NASA TV.
  • NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'
    Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.
  • NASA Sets Preview Briefing, TV Schedule for Space Station Spacewalk
    Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk in the coming week to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. The activity, designated U.S. EVA 26, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, April 18.
  • NASA Names Six New Members to Advisory Council
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration.
  • SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday
    NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability