There’s a new tablet app just for big rig drivers

There are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States. That’s a lot. Naturally, the trucking industry was one of the first to adopt things like in-cab nav systems. But One20 thinks it can do better, with a new platform and social network aimed directly at truck drivers. The …

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Mr. Robot’s mobile game is about the power and danger of texting

Video games are often defined by, well, video — the ability to create beautiful, visually compelling, even photorealistic representations of a digital world. This has become truer than ever with virtual reality, which is supposed to literally make you feel as though you’ve stepped beyond the screen. But in the …

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How NASA makes sure we don't contaminate the Solar System

So you want to explore the Solar System? You’re going to need to clean your spacecraft first. Any missions that NASA sends to other worlds nearby have to adhere to something called planetary protection. It’s the rule of preventing “harmful contamination” of the places we explore in the Solar System. …

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New trailers: Empire, Blair Witch, Rings, and more

You’d think that streaming and digital distribution in general would mean that basically every movie ever made should be available online. But often enough I find that not to be true, and with some notable titles, too. One movie I’ve wanted to rewatch for years, Chungking Express, is only available …

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