As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts
has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some
will forever be associated with the golden age of space exploration.
The thing about Nikola Tesla is that those who know enough about him to
care at all tend to care very, very much. Thanks to that devotion, and
attempts to publicize the plight of Tesla’s Long Island laboratory,
Wardenclyffe, real progress toward saving the site is finally being
A jury of seven men and two women has just read the Apple v. Samsung
verdict to a packed courtroom—and it was all bad news for Samsung. The
Korean electronics giant has been found to infringe all of Apple's
utility patents and all but one of the four design patents asserted, and
was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages to Apple.
The US Department of Transportation said it will run a massive road test of cars, trucks and buses linked together via WiFi equipment in what the agency says will be the largest test of automated crash avoidance technology to date.
Microsoft has never really
acknowledged or supported those among us who choose to build their own
PCs. Windows licensing is usually offered in three forms: full retail
product license, retail upgrade license, and OEM license. If you want to
build your own machine at the moment, Microsoft expects you to buy a
full retail copy of Windows, and states clearly that using the OEM
licensed version is prohibited by individuals. The price difference made
the OEM version the one to get, though.
Anticipating the Free PC: Microsoft as a Services Company
AT&T in its prime was a services company: You got the telephones for
free and paid a monthly fee for services that covered the cost of the
hardware. Because the hardware was a cost center, it didn’t change very
often and was designed to last for decades. Outside of cable companies,
this was a very different world back then but the trend pendulum swings
and it is starting to swing back to services. And while we are calling
it “the cloud” this time and it is far more than just phones, the result
could be that hardware is free and we are back to a monthly charge for