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

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

Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it’s still operating at a loss

Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it's still operating at a loss

Disney+Photo: NICK AGRO/AFP via Getty Images When Disney first launched its streaming service Disney+ back in November of 2019, it did so with a long-term mindset. Streaming was, presumably, the future, and so the company was willing to burn a lot of money to catch up with more established performers in the industry—most notably Netflix, … Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) price falls below $27,000 as crypto sell-off intensifies

Bitcoin (BTC) price falls below $27,000 as crypto sell-off intensifies

Bitcoin plunged further below the $30,000 mark as investors fled cryptocurrencies. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Bitcoin slumped below $27,000 Thursday for the first time in over 16 months, as cryptocurrency markets extended losses amid fears over rising inflation and the collapse of a controversial stablecoin project. The price of bitcoin plunged as … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Google raising employee pay in performance review revamp

Google raising employee pay in performance review revamp

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google is overhauling its performance evaluation process, implementing changes that will result in increased salaries, as the company tries to ease tension between employees and leadership on the issue of compensation. Starting this week, Google is using a new process for performance reviews … Read more

Elon Musk expected to serve as temporary Twitter CEO after deal closes

Elon Musk expected to serve as temporary Twitter CEO after deal closes

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Elon Musk is expected to serve as a temporary CEO of Twitter for a few months after he completes his $44 billion takeover of the social media company, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. An SEC … Read more

Hear the Sound of a Black Hole ‘Echo’

Hear the Sound of a Black Hole ‘Echo’

Using a new tool they nicknamed tea “Reverb Machine,” researchers have detected eight echoing black hole binaries in the Milky Way. They then converted those X-ray echoes into sound waves, which you can listen to in the video below. Tea Reverb Machine combed satellite data from NICE, a telescope aboard the International Space Station that … Read more

Grindr Caught Sharing Location Data For Years, Report Says

Grindr Caught Sharing Location Data For Years, Report Says

Photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) It is an unfortunate truth universally acknowledged that an app on your phone must be in want of profit, and that its maker will often rely on ads to earn that money. It’s also true that these ads rely on rat-king-esque networks of partnerships to make that digital cash appear. … Read more