Category: Technology News

7.2-Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa

One of the major questions in human evolution has been when, exactly, the last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees lived. Modern chimpanzees (genus Pan) are the...

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived in orbit of Jupiter last summer, and it began its death-defying dives into Jupiter’s magnetic field earlier this year. It’s on a...

Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

SAN JOSE — A permanent exhibit at Silicon Valley’s iconic Tech Museum is a rite of passage for technologies. Many of them, like robotics and semiconductors, were...

ET Deals Memorial Day Roundup: Save on Dell Core i7 Laptops, 1080p Foscam Wireless Cameras, and More

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we’ve gathered up some of the very best discounts online. Whether you’re looking for a new PC, a 4K television, or even a...

Tesla Factory: Unsafe at Any (Line) Speed?

Tesla suffers from a worker injury rate higher than the industry average, both injuries per 100 workers and time lost from work. Tesla doesn’t dispute the numbers, but...

Astronomers Pin Down the Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h

The TRAPPIST-1 star system is interesting to say the least. This solar system is home to seven exoplanets, and astronomers have been watching it closely ever since the...

VW’s Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open

Ever since news surfaced that VW had engaged in massive fraud and criminal misrepresentation of its TDI “Clean Diesel” products, there have been questions about how...

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $570

Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you’re in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy....

Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption

For the past few years, Thunderbolt has been more of a curiosity than a standard-bearer for device connectivity. While the standard was meant to usher in a new era of...

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty. This rocket can haul...