Top drone: Reaper scores drone kill in air-to-air missile test

Enlarge / The MQ-9 Reaper isn’t a fighter aircraft. But it could soon be armed to take out other drones, helicopters, or other aircraft, after a successful kill with a heat-seeking missile in a November 2017 test. (credit: US Air Force) The US Air Force has revealed that an MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft successfully shot […]

Don’t Eat Skrull Burgers: A Brief History of ‘Skrull Kill Krew,’ the Wackiest Skrull Story

Last week, we saw our first look at the Skrulls, the race of shape-shifting aliens set to make their cinematic debut in Captain Marvel. A long-running staple of Marvel comics, they’re best known for The Kree-Skrull War (1971-72), in which the Avengers are caught up in an intergalactic conflict, and the more recent Secret Invasion (2008-09) […]

Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle. (credit: Charter) A court ruling that limits state regulation of cable company offerings was praised by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who says the ruling supports his contention that the FCC can preempt state-level net neutrality rules. The new court ruling found that Minnesota’s state government cannot regulate […]

Netflix originals were receiving increasingly bad user reviews when the company decided to kill the feature

Netflix Netflix ended its user reviews feature earlier this summer, citing “declining using over time.”  But according to data compiled by Cordcutting.com, Netflix originals had also seen a steady year-over-year decline in user-rating scores, well before the company decided to bring its user reviews to an end.    Netflix announced in July that it would phase […]

‘The CIA is listening & may kill me’: Duterte mulls ditching his smartphone

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of dumping his smartphone over fears that the CIA is constantly eavesdropping on his conversations and might use his private information to eventually assassinate him. “I know, the US is listening. I’m sure it’s the CIA, it’s also the one who will kill me,” Duterte said in Cebu City […]

Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

(credit: Microsoft) Windows 8.1 dropped out of mainstream support earlier this year, entering the five-year extended support period in which it receives only security fixes. However, Microsoft is still accepting new application submissions to the Windows 8 Store. Submissions for new Windows Phone 8 apps are also currently accepted. Today, Microsoft announced that this is […]

Avengers 4: Only THIS can kill Thanos and beat the Infinity Gauntlet? WHO will use it?

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Snap could have been stopped. Thanos could have been stopped. Killed, in fact. When Thor flew down from the sky with Stormbeaker spitting lightning, he actually could have ended everything right there. With Infinity War out on digital, download, DVD and Blu-ray in the US, closer examination of the […]

How to get rid of ants: Top tips to kill annoying insects that infest your house or garden

How to get rid of ants is a common query for Britons in the summer time. There are many reported ways to get rid of the pesky insects, which can bite. Ants can crop up in your house or your garden, but they cause havoc in either location. What is more, the more ants you […]