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Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its Electron rockets in mid-air after launch, using a helicopter to snag the vehicle while underneath a parachute. After nearly three years of preparation, small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its rockets in mid-air today, after launching the vehicle to space from New Zealand. As the rocket falls back to Earth, Rocket Lab will

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Samsung’s C-Lab program brings dehumidifier earbuds to CES 2022

The Samsung C-Lab program gives employees and outside companies an opportunity to showcase experimental technology — including mobile apps for temporary tattoos and ear humidifiers. Each attempt gets a bit weirder or further outside of the usual big tech company box. For CES 2022, Samsung revealed a new C-Lab startup lineup that includes pet and baby tech with a spin on promoting additional wearable tech promoting safety features. The C-Lab is divided into both C-Lab Inside — an “in-house venture program”

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Rocket Lab unveils details of new reusable Neutron launcher

On December 2nd, Rocket Lab gave an update on the specs for its future Neutron rocket, which will be reusable and carry satellites for future mega-constellations. This morning, small satellite launcher Rocket Lab unveiled the details of its future, more powerful Neutron rocket — a launch vehicle optimized to carry satellites into orbit for future mega-constellations. Made out of a special carbon composite

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Xbox Design Lab controllers have rubberized grips and metallic finishes again

Microsoft is bringing back two important customization options for its Xbox Design Lab controllers. Rubberized grips and metallic finishes return this week. Microsoft is bringing back options for rubberized grips and metallic finishes on Xbox Design Lab controllers. The Xbox maker originally paused its Design Lab program ahead of the Xbox Series X launch last year, before bringing it back in June

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Amazon’s Halo body fat percentage calculator outperforms lab devices

Amazon’s Halo has a body fat percentage calculator. A new study shows that it’s more accurate than some expensive devices used in a lab. Amazon’s body fat percentage scanner performs better than other, more cumbersome methods of calculating body fat, a new study showed. A body scan is one feature on the Amazon Halo Band subscription service, which the company announced last August.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab returns for Xbox Series X custom controllers

Microsoft is bringing back its Xbox custom controllers. Xbox Design Lab returns today, with controllers priced at $69.99. Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Design Lab back for Xbox Series X controllers. Originally launched in 2016, Xbox Design Lab allows Xbox owners to create personalized Xbox controllers. Microsoft is bringing the program back for the next-gen Xbox

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Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket suffers failure, loses payload of two satellites

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket failed to reach orbit after suffering an unexpected engine shutdown mid-flight on on May 15th, the company said. Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket failed to reach orbit after suffering an unexpected engine shutdown mid-flight on Saturday, losing the mission’s payload of two satellites, the company said. The launch from New Zealand was Electron’s 20th, and

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COVID-19 took disease tests out of the lab — and may keep them there

The push for rapid COVID-19 testing could set up a future of at-home disease testing. Setting up the systems to make these tests at scale will also help prepare us for the next pandemic. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, medical technology company Lucira Health was starting to fine-tune its at-home flu test. “We found ourselves in January 2020 wondering, wow, we have this platform, should we be looking at COVID-19?” Kelly

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Alphabet’s moonshot lab is working on a device to give people superhuman hearing

Alphabet’s X lab is working on a project codenamed "Wolverine" that would give users superhuman hearing. The team pulls from hearing industry vets and is looking to solve problems that traditional hearing aids haven’t solved. Alphabet has attempted to take on some wild projects over the years, like a crop-sniffing plant buggy and fish-tracking cameras. But now, its X lab is working on a device that could give people superhuman hearing. As Insider first reported, the

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The Boys’ first season 3 trailer has Homelander doing damage control

Homelander is on the defensive and doing some major damage control in The Boys’ first season 3 trailer ahead of its June 3rd premiere. The superpowered humans of Amazon’s The Boys are a danger in and of themselves, but it’s Vought — the immensely powerful and unscrupulous megacorporation that secretly created them — that poses the largest threat to the world. This has been

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Jeff Bezos is not a poster

Jeff Bezos seems to lack a basic understanding of how Twitter works. He’s tweeting about PowerPoint on a platform where there is no incentive to be reasonable. Friends, I’ve had alerts on for Jeff Bezos’ tweets for a while now, and after some consideration, I’m afraid I have to conclude that this man cannot post. I am, in fact, finding it difficult to believe how bad he is at posting. It’s

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