39-year-old Radio Shack laptop gets new CPU, keeps original screen

Enlarge / A 1983-era TRS-80 Model 100 as an action hero, dramatically exploding onto the scene. (credit: Radio Shack / Benj Edwards) Faced with a broken Radio Shack laptop from 1983, IEEE Spectrum editor Stephen Cass didn’t throw it away. Instead, he pulled out the logic board and replaced it with a modern microcontroller so […]

Nazi sympathizer insurrectionist who said January 6 was ‘exhilarating’ gets 4 years in prison in ‘significant’ sentence

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice A Nazi sympathizer who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was sentenced to 4 years in prison. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli in May was found guilty of five charges related to the […]

Trump loved the Queen, but it may up to Biden to decide whether or not he gets invited to her funeral

Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Matt Dunham/Associated Press President Donald Trump posted a long tribute to the Queen after her death on Thursday. Biden said he'll attend the funeral, but CNN reported it's up to him […]

NASA’s DART spacecraft gets its first glimpse of target asteroid

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft has caught its first glimpse of the asteroid that it’s set to slam into on September 26. The Dimorphos asteroid poses no threat to Earth, but NASA wants to find out if it can change an asteroid’s flight path by crashing a spacecraft into it so that it […]

Rocket Report: Used Electron engine gets retested; Canadian spaceport is a go

Enlarge / ABL Space Systems says its RS1 rocket is ready for a debut launch this month. (credit: ABL Space Systems) Welcome to Edition 5.09 of the Rocket Report! Another week, and we have another attempt at launching the Space Launch System rocket. I’m looking forward to what is hopefully a clean countdown and smooth […]

‘It’s not blocking!’ EU doctor hits out as she gets frustrated with GMB attack on Brussels

“They also promised to other and now the firm is in a position where is cannot deliver. Why not do what your Prime Minister suggested which is cooperate rather than support a firm that does not do what it was supposed to do.” Shephard hit back: “There’s 14 million vaccines in and around the EU […]