Rocket Report: New Shepard push angers workers, Falcon 9 gets wormed

First crack at big money … This is a big deal for SpaceX in that it provides yet another customer for the Falcon Heavy and showcases the booster as a viable vehicle for delivering cargo (and yes, maybe even crew inside a modified Crew Dragon) to the vicinity of the Moon. NASA is expected to […]

The best home internet deals for April 2020: AT&T, Spectrum, Optimum and more

Optimum Optimum has a 940 Mbps gigabit plan available for $70 per month right now. That’s for life, meanign that the price won’t “return to normal” (i.e. go up) after your first year. The ISP is offering a $100 Amazon gift card for new customers who sign up online for select plans. On top of […]

How does Hulu work? Pricing, plans, channels, and how to get it

The traditional Hulu streaming service is now divided into a subscription, ad-supported tier for $6 per month (following a price drop of $2 per month) and an ad-free tier for $12 per month (which we think is well worth the money).Hulu + Live TV is $55 per month, up from a sweet debut price of […]

UN aviation body orders real-time aircraft tracking in wake of MH370

Two years after Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared with 229 people on board, we still have no idea where it ultimately ended up. Through some clever analysis of its Inmarsat satellite tracking pings, it seems that MH370 flew off course into the southern Indian Ocean, way off the coast of Perth in Australia. In July 2015, about 16 months after […]

US Universities Watching for Coronavirus

The U.S. has no official policy or guidance for U.S. universities on how to handle international students who may be returning from points around the globe, including China, to schools in the U.S., according to a CDC spokesperson. There are more than 1 million international students in the country, including nearly 370,000 Chinese students, according […]

Jeff Bezos’ space company is pressuring employees to launch a tourist rocket during the pandemic

The company was originally targeting April 10th for the next New Shepard launch and was working toward that date as recently as last weekend, to the concern of multiple employees. Then on Sunday, March 29th, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott instituted a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for travelers coming from states with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, […]

Google postpones its cloud conference, even after making it digital-only

“Google Cloud has decided to postpone Google Cloud Next ’20: Digital Connect out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and local communities, and based on recent decisions made by the federal and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19),” Alison Wagonfeld, chief marketing officer of Google Cloud, said in a […]

Google I/O is fully canceled, after earlier nixing the in-person event

But Google fully called it off Friday. The company said the decision is in line with a “shelter in place” requirement in the San Francisco Bay Area, in which people must stay home, but are allowed to go out for essential needs. On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order […]

HP helpline: 87% calls seeking evacuation, most from Punjab

State disaster management authority director-cum- special secretary D C Rana said, “In the last three days, the staff has received around 87% calls seeking help with evacuation, and the callers were mostly from Punjab. Only 3% calls pertained to queries about medicines, while the remaining 10% were regarding ration supplies.”

COVID-19 is forcing the intelligence community to think outside the SCIF

This is a strategic moment. The requirement to telework induced by COVID-19 can help the IC overcome an entrenched identity that has held back a much-needed, community-wide cultural shift. In the long-term, a more competitive IC will embrace new workforce, tradecraft, and classification norms — and be stronger for it.