Robert Massaro

Robert Massaro

Followers 67
Following 54
US
But our new survey found that just 20 percent of gamers say they stand up to harassment when they see it.
US
(Hiroshima University) Researchers have found electrons that behave as if they have no mass, called Dirac electrons, in a compound used in rewritable discs, such as CDs and DVDs. The discovery of "massless" electrons in this phase-change material could lead to faster electronic devices.
US
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley just completed a test flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship. The Crew Dragon survived a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere, deployed its parachutes, and landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday — a process that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk called his "biggest concern" for the mission. Watch the reentry and landing of the world's first crewed commercial spaceship in the video below. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NASA just accomplished a historic feat: the first-ever crewed commercial spaceflight mission. After a high-risk, fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere, the Crew Dragon spaceship successfully deployed four parachutes to land in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, of the coast of Pensacola, Florida. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley launched aboard the SpaceX-designed Crew Dragon two months prior, on May 30. The capsule then docked to the International Space Station, where it remained while Behnken and Hurley conducted experiments and spacewalks aboard the orbiting laboratory. The mission, called Demo-2, was a test to show that SpaceX is capable of taking astronauts to and from Earth's orbit. The launch went according to plan, but Sunday's landing was the mission's defining moment. From space, the Crew Dragon had to plunge through Earth's atmosphere, its heat shield deflecting and absorbing the energy of superheated plasma and enduring temperatures up to 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The shield successfully protected the hardware and astronauts as they fell at 25 times the speed of sound. Then came two parachute deployments. The first, at about 18,000 feet, slowed Crew Dragon's plummet from 350 mph to 119 mph. Then at about 6,000 feet, more parachutes deployed to carry the capsule gently into the ocean. "I'm not very religious, but I prayed for this one," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said during a NASA TV broadcast after the landing. SpaceX filmed the capsule as it descended to Earth. The resulting video, below, condenses the 12-minute reentry and landing process into 1 minute and 11 seconds. Tracking footage of Crew Dragon’s descent, parachute deployments and splashdown pic.twitter.com/pzbm1iXCC6 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 4, 2020   'It seemed to go extremely smoothly' Demo-2 was the culmination of roughly $3.1 billion in funding that SpaceX got from NASA through the agency's Commercial Crew Program — an effort to resurrect the human-spaceflight capability that NASA lost after it retired its space shuttles in 2011. The successful demonstration flight tees up six round-trips on Crew Dragon that NASA has contracted to fly its astronauts to and from the space station. Ahead of the astronauts' May launch, Musk told Aviation Week's Irene Klotz that the mission's final stages were his biggest concern. That's because of the Crew Dragon's asymmetric design, which is necessary for the emergency escape system that can jettison the capsule away from a failing rocket. Musk was concerned that the asymmetry could have caused the capsule to rotate too much, leading it to "catch the plasma in the super Draco escape thruster pods," he told Klotz. But the process went smoothly. The parachutes were also cause for concern. During a briefing before the launch, Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX's vice president of mission assurance, was asked what kept him up at night in regard to the Demo-2 mission. He pointed to the chutes, since their packing can't be tested until they're deployed. But after the landing, officials and astronauts remarked on how uneventful the astronaut's return flight was (except for a few surprises on the ground, such as civilian boats pulling up to the space capsule). "It did not seem like this was the first NASA SpaceX mission with astronauts on board," Michael Hopkins, a NASA astronaut who's slated to fly on SpaceX's next mission, Crew-1, said. "It seemed to go extremely smoothly." Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and CEO, said even SpaceX leadership was a bit taken aback. "I think we're surprised — minorly surprised, but obviously incredibly pleased — that this went as smoothly as it did," she said.SEE ALSO: 27 epic images show how SpaceX made history by flying NASA astronauts to and from the space station DON'T MISS: NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, whose husband just flew on SpaceX's Crew Dragon, will pilot the spaceship in the spring Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why NASA waited nearly a decade to send astronauts into space from the US
UK
Researchers from the University of British Columbia say that a large number of the valley networks guarding the surface of Mars were carved by water melting beneath the glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers. Many scientists believe that ancient Mars was covered with a large amount of liquid water, including flowing rivers. Authors behind the new study say that their … Continue reading
US
We're a little surprised the figure isn't higher, given how much buzz the Cybertruck earned during and after its reveal.
US
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA astrophysicists and engineers are adapting detectors used by earthbound supercolliders and creating them the same way electronics companies produce all modern consumer devices, including cell phones and laptops.
US
(JAMA Network) This study uses 2018 data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study to assess how common it is for older adults in the United States to be unprepared to access video or telephone telemedicine because of disability or inexperience with technology.
China
President Donald Trump has announced that he will sign a decree banning TikTok in the United States today. By thus increasing pressure on the Chinese ... The post Trump will be ban TikTok until it is purchased by an American company appeared first on Gizchina.com.
US
The Call of Duty game introduces new collectibles throughout the Verdansk map, starting with Fractured intel.
UK
If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like in animated form, you can now find out. Developers Tejas Mahajan and Niraj Pandkar have created an AI tool that can turn your photos and videos into cartoons. Cartoonizer is based on a research paper by University of Tokyo researchers Xinrui Wang and Jinze Yu. The tool leverages their open-source implementation to create a publicly-available demo of the method, using GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) servers for the video inference and CPUs (central processing units) for the images. It’s far from the first attempt to turn people into cartoons, but its videos are pretty impressive. Check out this cartoonized scene from… This story continues at The Next Web
UK
Another connected home device is giving owners an unpleasant surprise, with the Mellow sous-vide springing a paid subscription on owners if they want to continue getting access to all the features. Launched in 2014 on Kickstarter, Mellow combined what was still at the time a rare cooking technique with an easy-to-use refrigerated water bath and a recipes app with auto-calculating … Continue reading
US
The NIH research connecting anatomy and sex chromosomes could shed light on mental disorders. But the topic is sensitive, and such findings are easy to misuse.
UK
Tesco says that you can save up to to £240 in-store with new phone deal giving existing and new Tesco Mobile customers access to six months of Clubcard Plus.
China
Recently, strange rumors arrived regarding the future of bundled chargers in smartphone boxes. Following, EU’s recent discussion, some companies like Samsung and Apple are starting ... The post Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G will come with a 25W bundled charger appeared first on Gizchina.com.
US
This week’s “Preview” patches led to some bizarre, unexplained, and self-contradictory behavior. Here’s what we’ve been able to piece together, based on what actually happened – not on what Microsoft says is supposed to happen.Two general sets of “Preview” patches arrived on Tuesday: Optional, non-security, C/D Week Cumulative Updates for Win10 versions 1809, 1903, 1909, and various Servers, but not Win10 version 2004. Microsoft stopped distributing the C/D Week patches in March because of the “public health situation,” but started pushing them again this week. July 21, 2020 Cumulative Update Previews for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 on various versions of Win10. These are optional, non-security Preview patches released later in the month. Microsoft pushes Previews for .NET patches on Win10 infrequently; this year we’ve only seen two, one of them in January, the other in February. They’re Previews, which means the fixes on offer are still in testing. Normal users shouldn’t go anywhere near them. To read this article in full, please click here
US
Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which came out as Yakuza 7 in Japan early this year, is getting a Western release in November. While every core game in the series since Yakuza 2 had Japanese voice acting and English subtitles for its Western release, Yakuza 7 is getting a full English dub like last year’s spin-off title Judgment. The cast is headed by George Takei, who plays yakuza patriarch Masumi Arakawa. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a departure for the series in many ways, which perhaps explains why Sega isn’t calling it a numbered entry in the West. (“Like a dragon” is a translation of Ryu ga Gotoku, the series’ Japanese title.) It features a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, after Yakuza 6 marked the end of Kazuma Kiryu’s story, and the setting... Continue reading…
UK
AMD Ryzen 4000-series mobile ‘Renoir’ APUs have enjoyed Windows success - now it's time for Linux.
US
Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that the body material would change, but left a lot open to speculation.
US
IBM shares rallied late Monday after the tech giant posted second-quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations. But CEO Arvind Krishna said the company has decided not to offer a new financial guidance for 2020 due to the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic. "It's tough to give guidance, but it's likely that we see that the economic recovery is looking to be longer and more protracted then we might have hoped for back in March," Krishna said on the earnings call with Wall Street analysts. IBM reported a second-quarter profit of $1.36 billion, or $1.52 a share, compared with $2.5 billion, or $2.81 a share for the year-ago period. Revenue slipped 5.4% to $18.1 billion from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted profit was $2.18 a share. Analysts were expecting a profit of $2.07 a share, on revenue of $17.72 billion. Click here for more BI Prime stories. IBM shares rallied Monday after the company posted second quarter financial results that beat Wall Street expectations, despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis. But new CEO Arvind Krishna warned that it will take longer for the economy to recover as the tech giant announced that it will not issue a guidance for 2020. "It's tough to give guidance, but it's likely that we see that the economic recovery is looking to be longer and more protracted then we might have hoped for back in March," Krishna said on the earnings call with Wall Street analysts. IBM reported a second-quarter profit of $1.36 billion, or $1.52 a share, compared with $2.5 billion, or $2.81 a share for the year-ago period. Revenue slipped 5.4% to $18.1 billion from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted profit was $2.18 a share. Analysts were expecting a profit of $2.07 a share, on revenue of $17.72 billion. IBM's cloud software division, which includes Red Hat, posted a modest revenue gain, but its two major services business units, which make up more than half of the company's total revenue, each saw revenue declines. Red Hat alone — which IBM acquired last year for $34 billion and which is a critical part of its push for a bigger piece of the cloud market — posted a solid 17% gain in revenue. Noting that two of IBM's peers, Oracle and Accenture, recently provided financial guidance, a Morgan Stanley analyst asked Krishna whether there is "something different about your business, exposure, or what you see in the market that is holding you back from providing guidance?" Krishna pointed to the "uncertainty in the economic environment around the globe." IBM had withdrawn its full-year guidance last quarter, saying it would reevaluate that decision depending on the impact of the pandemic. "Maybe we were a little bit optimistic that we will get more stability of the health [situation] and that the curve will begin to flatten in three to four months," Krishna said. That view "turned out to be a misplaced expectation," he said. Still, Krishna reaffirmed his strategy for IBM. When he took over in May, he stressed the tech giant's plan to dominate the hybrid cloud market which he has projected will eventually grow into a $1.2 trillion market. Krishna also said IBM will also focus on the growing AI market. IBM earlier this year said it would stop selling general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, but has continued to work on other uses for the technology.  "While these are challenging times, we are excited about the opportunity that we have moving forward," he said. IBM shares were up nearly 5% in late trades on Monday. Got a tip about IBM or another tech company? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @benpimentel or send him a secure message through Signal at (510) 731-8429. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Claim your 20% discount on an annual subscription to BI Prime by clicking here. SEE ALSO: The CTO of $6.8 billion AI startup Automation Anywhere explains why the hot startup is hiring despite the pandemic, including jobs that pay more than $200,000 a year SEE ALSO: Meet 12 power players on new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna's team as he navigates the toughest leadership transition in the tech giant's history Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
US
Scientists calculate that the unprecedented wildfires burned 37,500 square miles. For already endangered species, the conflagration may have spelled doom.
UK
In case 2020 wasn’t dystopian enough, hackers on July 15 hijacked the Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian, and Apple, among others. Each hijacked account posted a similar fake message. The high-profile individual or company wanted to philanthropically give back to the community during COVID-19 and would double any donations made to a bitcoin wallet, identical messages said. The donations followed. The hack on the surface may appear to be a run-of-the-mill financial scam. But the breach has chilling implications for democracy. Serious political implications As a scholar of… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
UK
Security agencies from the UK, US and Canada believe Russian hackers are responsible for a series of attacks targeting coronavirus vaccine research.
UK
To promote The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron.
UK
Kanye West has seemingly got some designs on Mount Rushmore should his US presidential bid prove successful. The rapper fancies joining the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln on the South Dakota sculpture, certainly if a Photoshopped picture he shared is anything to go by.Kayne tweeted a digitally altered image of the famous US landmark with his face sitting alongside the former US presidents, with the caption: “2020”. 2020 pic.twitter.com/STFPIFuthm— ye (@kanyewest) July 17, 2020The sculpture – which features roughly 60-ft-high granite carvings of the four former leaders – was completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln. Kanye first expressed that he intended to run for US president in 2020 five years ago, during an acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs.He confirmed his intention to run in November’s election last month, tweeting: “We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.”Earlier this week, it looked as though his presidential bid was over before it began, after he failed to land himself on the ballot in Florida, and an insider claimed he was “out” of the running.However, it was later revealed that Kanye is pressing ahead after all, and will appear on the ballot in Oklahoma, filing the necessary paperwork on the final day before the deadline passed.This means Kanye will appear on the ballot in at least one state in the US election, where he’ll be running against Demoratic candidate Joe Biden and current president Donald Trump.Unfortunately for Kanye, the deadline has already passed in a number of other states, including North Carolina and New Hampshire, which have been described as “key battlegrounds” in the election.He could still run in Wyoming, though, where he and his family currently live on a ranch.The next step for Kanye would be filing a statement of candidacy, or FEC Form 2, which is filed when an individual has raised or spent more than $5,000 dollars (about £3,900) in campaign activity, which then trigger candidacy status.No record of a Kanye 2020 FEC Form 2 appears online, according to PA.READ MORE: Kanye West Trudges On With Presidency Bid, Despite Rumours He'd Already Bowed Out John Legend Calls Kanye West's Presidential Bid Into Question: 'It's Life And Death' Elon Musk Casts Doubt On Kanye West Presidency Support After Rapper's Anti-Abortion And Anti-Vaccine Comments
UK
Multimillionaire found dead in flash pad by sister Tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was discovered dismembered at his New York City condo this week.…
US
For our I'm So Obsessed podcast, the legendary actress talks about her work on iconic movies, her 2019 film Working Man, the joy of seeing her 1980s BMX bike cult classic Rad re-released and why she still prefers DOS-based computers.
US
You can reserve Ford's new Bronco and Bronco Sport online right now for $100.
UK
Audio company Klipsch has introduced its new T5 II True Wireless Sport McLaren Edition, a pair of true wireless earbuds made in collaboration with auto company McLaren. The McLaren Edition earbuds are joined by two other models, the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless and T5 II True Wireless Sport, each of which is smaller than the previous model, among other … Continue reading
UK
The Motorola Razr is back, fifteen years after the original RAZR V3, and now a modern Android smartphone with a cutting-edge foldable display.That then folds in half across the middle, so that the 2019 Razr can clamshell shut like its namesakes.Motorola’s magic is in the hinge, which it’s been working on in tandem with Lenovo engineers – the same ones who worked on the YOGA notebook hinges.Motorola’s goal was a phone that was completely flush and gapless on the sides, so that dust and grit can’t get behind the flexible plastic OLED panel.That always felt great when you were hanging up a call, and the 2019 Razr will support it as well (though you’ll be able to turn that feature off too).With Peek Display, you’ll be able to get a quick look at notifications and updates, then dismiss them or swipe them open to read more.
US
You can delete your Steam account right from your browser by going to your account settings.You'll also lose any money in your Steam Wallet, along with all of the information on your profile.Maybe you find your game collection distracting, and want to move on from it.Or maybe you're just trying to get rid of accounts that have your personal information.Any game that requires a Steam account to play — and that's most of them — will be unplayable, even if you've already installed it.Be sure to consider all your options before deciding to delete your Steam account.
More

Top