The latest round of cutting-edge aerospace technology feels very Zen to me. Much like SpaceX's Grasshopper Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing vehicle, this Lockheed Martin F-35B jet is capable of vertical take-offs and landings and appears to hover in the air in a sort of meditative state that seems odd for a military fighter.
The first vertical take-off and landing test of the production model was successfully conducted earlier this month and captured in the official video below. … Read more
After three months of sitting on the ground, it's looking like Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets may be able to soar again.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Aviation Administration is rumored to announce as soon as Friday that the jets will soon be allowed for takeoff. People familiar with the matter told the Journal that the FAA believes that Boeing has proven that the redesigned batteries are now safe.
When returning from vacation, users often have large numbers of unorganized photos. JetPhoto Studio for Mac helps those users classify digital photos for display. The program works well but lacks more advanced functions.
Available as a basic, non-commercial, free version, JetPhoto Studio for Mac only requires a payment of $25 for professional and commercial users. Installation took place without any problems and finished quickly. Despite the lack of user instructions, the program's interface was easy to use, especially for those who have worked with other photo managers. When creating new album directories, the program prompts users to drag photos … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--In an era of "Entourage" and a well-publicized fleet of planes personally owned by Google's top execs, the private jet has never before seemed as accessible to so many.
The truth is, of course, that just a tiny fraction of the population will ever set foot on any plane other than a commercial airliner, but traveling by Gulfstream has become romanticized in popular culture, and as that's happened, there's been a rise in the number of companies aiming to provide a more efficient, and more affordable way to fly private.
Into that new environment … Read more
Windows comes with its own built-in search feature, but many users find it to be slow and cumbersome. As its name suggests, Wise JetSearch is a speedy alternative that can quickly search for files and folders in a variety of locations. We think it's a great choice for anyone who's looking for an alternative to the built-in Windows option.
Wise JetSearch has an attractive and very simple interface. A drop-down menu reveals a series of check boxes from which you select the drives you want to search. There's a field where you enter your search terms, including … Read more
The Curiosity Mars rover has found intriguing veined rocks just below tilted cross-bedded layers that indicate water once flowed and "percolated" through fractured terrain near the landing site in Gale Crater, scientists said today. The discovery provides additional evidence of a watery past on the Red Planet.
Taking their time evaluating a surprising variety of scientific targets, mission scientists and engineers now are gearing up for the first tests of a powerful impact drill that will be used to collect samples from inside targeted rocks.
The drill tests are a final major milestone before the rover begins creeping … Read more
Easily one of the most creative, as well as subversive, video games ever conceived, gameplay consists mainly of "grinding" (aggressive inline skating) across a colorful neo-Tokyo, tagging walls, and recruiting new members, who then become playable characters, to your gang, the GGs -- all while while evading police, rival gangs, and listening to the pirate radio station from whence the game gets its name, hosted by DJ Proooooofesssoooooor KKKKKKKKKKKK.
Hewlett-Packard has launched a new printer that can serve as a hot spot, though it's available only in India and China for now.
The HP Hotspot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs MFP lets up to eight people hop on to wirelessly connect their mobile devices to the Internet.
As a multifunction printer, the device comes with the usual print, copy, and scan features. It also offers several options for printing wirelessly, including Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint, and HP wireless direct. HP's Smart Install tries to ease the burden of installation by letting you set up the printer without the need … Read more