NASA Rover Spots Strange Rock Formation On Mars, Sets Internet Abuzz

NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars shows an unusual structure in the rocks that looks like an alien doorway. One of the most recent images captured by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Curiosity rover on Mars shows an unusual structure in the rocks that looks like a neatly carved out doorway nestled on the Red … Read more

Computer Powered by Colony of Blue-Green Algae For 6 Months

There’s “green energy” and then there’s truly GREEN energy, or rather, blue-green energy† A colorful colony of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, have successfully powered a computer microprocessor for longer than six months, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. The little bio-based battery-alternative could serve as a … Read more

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a ghastly vision of a future cut off from sunlight, the machine overloads in the Matrix movie series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. If they’d had sunlight, algae would undoubtedly have been the better choice. Engineers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have run a microprocessor for more … Read more

Stocks could be in for more inflation pain. This global portfolio strategy can help you minimize any damage.

Stocks are set for another fall ahead of more inflation data, following an unpleasant CPI surprise that took a fresh bite out of markets. The tech sector was hardest hit, with Apple AAPL losing 5% and surrendering its world’s biggest company crown to Saudi Aramco. Big techs “need to recover to lead the market,” said … Read more

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

photo† Justin Sullivan †Getty Images† Pour one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they’re likely in mourning today. With Apple’s discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterdayit’s official: the iPod is dead. Ostensibly, the iPod was a music device, meant to digitize song libraries and move listeners away … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more

iPhone 15 Could Replace Lightning Port with USB-C

iPad miniphoto† Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo I’m getting tear-eyed, and I can’t help it. Why the emotion? Because after years of stubbornly using the Lightning connector on the iPhone, a new leak says that apple will make the switch to USB-C next year. I’d normally be quite skeptical about such a claim, but this one comes from … Read more

New Lenovo Legion 7 and Slim 7 Laptops Pair Brawn with Beauty

Lenovo Legion 7photo† Florence Ion/Gizmodo Lenovo is best known for its ThinkPad business laptops, but its Legion series has birthed some of the best gaming systems I’ve used in the past few years. Today, the laptop maker is replacing the old with a new fleet consisting of the Legion 7 and Legion Slim 7, each … Read more

Stunning Unreal Engine 5 3D Video May As Well Be Real Life

The video you’re about to see is not camera footage of the Etchū-Daimon train station in Japan† It is a video made by 3D artist Lorenzo Drago. Created in Unreal Engine 5, with lighting from Lumen, Drago says he did “all modeling, texturing, lighting and animation” in the clip, with the exception of the foliage … Read more

Upstart stock plunges 40% after earnings as company cuts outlook

Shares of Upstart Holdings Inc. plunged more than 40% in after-hours trading Monday after the company cut its forecast for the full year, warning that the current macroeconomic climate is expected to weigh on loan volume. The company, which uses artificial intelligence in lending decisions, now expects 2022 revenue of roughly $1.25 billion. Its prior … Read more