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Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest

An artist’s rendition of the first interstellar comet, Oumuamua, which some scientists now think may be an alien probe. Last November, astronomers detected an outer-space object unlike anything detected before. The visitor, dubbed Oumuamua (pronounced “oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah”), arrived from interstellar space, beyond the bubble-like region that demarcates the sun’s domain. Its ...

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ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: Big on power and price

But don’t worry: Even if you hate the trackpad, there’s always the reliable (if somewhat anachronistic) TrackPoint. Over the years, pointing sticks have fallen out of favor as touchpads have steadily improved. Even I shun it most of the time. But I have to say that using it is still ...

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Make people valuable again

David Nordfors Contributor More posts by this contributor The future of business is good jobs as a service The future of work is 5 billion customers looking for a good job Vinton Gray Cerf, a co-founder of i4j — innovation for jobs, is widely hailed as one of “the fathers ...

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Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure focused around technology areas of expertise. While no ...

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