Technology

Soar to the skies and beyond at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Soar to the skies and beyond at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Geoffrey Morrison | CNET.ComTroy Warren for CNT #TechnologyFrom the early days of flight to the Space Shuttle, this amazing museum has some of the most important aircraft in history.Just outside Washington, DC, lies an annex to the world-famous Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Don't let the "annex" part throw you, though. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is one of the world's largest air museums and houses several of the most important aircraft in history.At the top of that list is the B-29 Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, in one of the final acts of…
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FAA Limits Flight Operations Due to 5G Rollout

FAA Limits Flight Operations Due to 5G Rollout

LAURIE BARATTI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel  #Technology According to Bloomberg, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it’s making headway in reducing the risk of 5G wireless signals interfering with aircraft navigation systems. Still, possible threats posed to air safety have also prompted it to issue nearly 1,500 orders restricting flight operations all around the country. Last month, U.S. aviation regulators issued a warning that the imminent launch of new, faster 5G-spectrum communications signals could disrupt aircraft instrumentation. Although wireless companies claim that the new service creates no aviation hazards, tests conducted by the FAA and aerospace…
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Space telescope’s ‘golden eye’ opens, last major hurdle

Space telescope’s ‘golden eye’ opens, last major hurdle

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #Technology CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory's dramatic unfurling. The last portion of the 21-foot (6.5-meter) mirror swung into place at flight controllers’ command, completing the unfolding of the James Webb Space Telescope. “I’m emotional about it. What an amazing milestone. We see that beautiful pattern out there in the sky now,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, chief of NASA’s science missions.   More powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, the $10 billion Webb will scan the cosmos…
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Range Media to Give Clients Access to NFT Tech Through Recur Deal

Range Media to Give Clients Access to NFT Tech Through Recur Deal

BY  J. CLARA CHAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #NFT  #Digital  #Technology Recur is the company behind digital collectibles for Sanrio's Hello Kitty and ViacomCBS' content library. Range Media Partners is linking up with Recur, a leading NFT company, to make it easier for their clients to create NFTs as Hollywood gets increasingly involved with digital collectibles. Through the partnership, Range’s clients will be able to use Recur’s technology to create their own NFTs that are not bound to a specific blockchain and can be purchased in U.S. dollars with credit or debit cards in addition to cryptocurrency. Recur has already tapped…
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NBCUniversal Unveils First-Party Advertising Identity Platform

NBCUniversal Unveils First-Party Advertising Identity Platform

BY ALEX WEPRIN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology NBCUnified will let advertisers track and monitor consumer relationships without cookies or device IDs. NBCUniversal is hoping to seize what it sees as whitespace in the streaming and advanced TV advertising market, launching a first-party identity platform called NBCUnified, meant to allow advertisers to track and monitor consumer relationships without the need for cookies or device IDs. The company unveiled the new advertising ID product at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. NBCUnified combines data from the company’s touchpoints, including streaming viewership, newsletter subscriptions, theme park visits and ecommerce purchases to create some 150 million…
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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes how technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. Each year, from the wheel to smartphones, the day honors technological achievements that impact our daily lives. Imagine the world without technology. In our daily lives, we can’t take a step without coming into contact with a form of it. Yet, the world is abuzz with technology! Outside of the healthcare sector, tech jobs are among the strongest and fastest-growing divisions. And let’s face it, technology is at the center of most jobs…
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5 predictions for bitcoin, NFTs and the future of money

5 predictions for bitcoin, NFTs and the future of money

 | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #NFT  #Technology  #Digital Cryptocurrency made many of the strangest headlines of 2021. Boosters touted digital currencies as a world-changing technology with the potential to create new economies and empower unbanked populations everywhere. Critics pointed to crypto's massive environmental footprint, as well as its popularity in online crime. The chasm between these views will be hard to bridge. Much of the cryptocurrency industry functions as a hype-monster, powered by oddball memes of cute dogs and outer space emoji. The same industry boasts a staggering amount of funding from venture capitalists and private enthusiasts, along with real…
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Space telescope launched Christmas Day on daring quest to behold 1st stars

Space telescope launched Christmas Day on daring quest to behold 1st stars

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #Technology The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for hints of life. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soared from French Guiana on South America’s northeastern coast, riding a European Ariane rocket into the Christmas morning sky. The $10 billion observatory hurtled toward its destination 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) away, or more than four times beyond the moon. It will take a month to get there and another five months…
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SpaceX launches Christmas presents, supplies to station

SpaceX launches Christmas presents, supplies to station

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #Technology  #EditorsPicks SpaceX has launched a load of Christmas gifts and supplies to the International Space Station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched Christmas gifts, goodies and supplies to the International Space Station on Tuesday and got a present in return: the company’s 100th successful rocket landing. The predawn liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was barely visible in the fog and clouds, as the Falcon rocket hoisted a Dragon capsule loaded with more than 6,500 pounds (2,950 kilograms) of gear for the station's seven astronauts. Several minutes later, the first-stage…
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Spotify Buys Company That Turns Radio Shows Into Podcasts

Spotify Buys Company That Turns Radio Shows Into Podcasts

BY J. CLARA CHAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Digital  #Technology Whooshkaa, based in Australia, will soon be integrated into Megaphone, the podcast advertising and publishing platform the audio giant acquired last year. Spotify has acquired Whooshkaa, an Australian podcasting platform that allows radio broadcasters to turn their shows into monetizable podcasts. Using Whooshkaa’s technology, broadcasters are able to record live broadcasts and edit out ads that can be replaced with dynamic, podcast-only ads. Following the acquisition, Whooshkaa’s technology will be integrated into Megaphone, the podcast advertising and publishing platform that Spotify acquired last year, and the audio giant will be able to add…
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