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Japan’s Lost Black Hole Satellite Just Reappeared and Nobody Knows What Happened to It

Earlier this week something happened to make Japan’s brand new black hole satellite suddenly, mysteriously lose all contact with Earth. Now, we have video of it spinning wildly in space—and JAXA has also received a few odd, new messages. After a long, tense silence, Hitomi sent two very terse messages in response to JAXA’s continued […]

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Darth Vader-Inspired PS4 System Revealed, Two Star Wars Bundles Out This November

The Force is about to get a whole lot stronger with PlayStation. I just got off the stage at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, where I introduced a very special limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system that will be available as part of two Star Wars bundles available November 17th (pre-orders starting soon). Check it […]

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Group Buying Offers Deep Discounts On Awesome Gear

The more people join in, the lower the price gets, until the lowest possible price is unlocked. The goal is to harness the power of a group of people who are passionate about, for example, pro-audio and audiophile equipment like high-end speakers, gadgets, headphones, microphones, and DACs, to pool their money and get more for […]

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First Truly Global Online Game

The first truly global online game. Befriend, chat, help, and destroy people from all over the world in this real time game of global conquest

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Play as a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter or as one of many other Star Wars iconic roles

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is the only massively-multiplayer online game with a Free-to-Play option that puts you at the center of your own story-driven Star Wars™ saga. Become the hero of your own Star Wars adventure as you choose your path down the Light or Dark side of the Force™. Play as a Jedi, […]

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YouTube star hit with copyright lawsuit, label seeks $150,000 per song

Phan’s YouTube channel centers around using and buying makeup, and her videos are often backed by upbeat music with the artist credited in the video’s description.

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Google gently tells users to blame ISPs for poor YouTube performance

Google is now gently suggesting who users should blame when YouTube videos fail to stream smoothly. A new pop-up bar that reads “Experiencing interruptions? Find out why” is now showing under some…

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Busted: Microsoft-hired agency paying bloggers to write pro-IE posts

SocialChorus, an “advocate marketing” firm working on behalf of Microsoft, has been offering to pay bloggers for promoting Internet Explorer. The campaign was exposed after popular blogger and Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou, who also contributes to TechCrunch as a guest writer, was approached by the company to write a paid piece.

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NASA successfully uses laser to transfer video from the space station to Earth

A 22 MB video transferred in 3.5 seconds, compared to the more than 10 minutes it takes with traditional equipment.

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Google Shames Slow U.S. ISPs With Its New YouTube Video Quality Report

The relationship between ISPs and large content providers like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube has become pretty contentious lately. To bring some transparency into..

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Tablet Is All Business

Lenovo has revealed the follow up to its 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, the 10-inch ThinkPad 10.

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