Seen here after things took a turn for the worse (worst?), NASA’s new Morpheus Lander ends its life on a test launchpad. Things start off smooth enough (it goes up), but then it falls on its side and catches fire. Worthwhile explosion at 1:52 and 2:12. Some more info so you can impress a date and, I dunno, maybe score a kiss:
As streamed live by NASA, on 8/9/2012 at the Kennedy Space Center, the Project Morpheus lander attempted its first free-flight test. However shortly into the test a hardware component failure caused the craft to flip over and crash down in flames, followed by several explosions.
Project Morpheus is a prototype “green” lander that is relatively inexpensive and more fuel efficient than previous lander designs. Project Morpheus has cost $ 7 million over 2.5 years, inexpensive for a NASA project, due to “lean development” practices.
Listen NASA, I’m all for doing things inexpensively, but if your new ,cheap lunar landers just crash and explode they’re like, not that good of a deal, you know? Imagine you’re at Best Buy and they’re selling 55″ flatscreens for $ 150. You buy one, but when you get it home, it doesn’t turn on. Now how good of a deal was it? Food for thought.
Hit the jump for the sadness. Boom-booms at 1:52 and 2:12.
Interested participants can sign up at Microsoft Connect and must comply to the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. Those selected as testers will have the beta pushed to their consoles once it’s live.
The update includes Internet Explorer for Xbox, new languages for Bing voice search, and enhanced discovery and category search features as well as personalized recommendations to be displayed on the dashboard.
Testers who participate in the beta will asked to complete a brief survey on its completion.
Update: Just as quickly as it was posted, sign-ups for the public beta have been taken down. “The amount of interest in…
Last year ChevronWP7 Labs — in conjunction with Microsoft — began selling $ 9 tokens that would allow owners of Windows Phone devices to unlock their phones and sideload apps. It was intended as a way to promote developer adoption of the Windows Phone platform, but the experiment has now drawn to a close. According to the team, while the project saw massive uptake from users, it didn’t translate into an influx of new apps, with most participants simply unlocking their devices “for non-developmental reasons.” The program also led to confusion as to the exact capabilities provided by the solution, as well as an influx of support requests. Microsoft’s original agreement with ChevronWP7 Labs allowed for a maximum of 10,000 unlock tokens…
Question by : when Nokia ends Symbian in favor of WP7 i mean month and year ? this is in agreement in nokia -microsoft deal that nokia will only use WP. but i don’t know the date ?
Answer by DfwteddybearIts already happened, all newly developed Nokia phones will have WP7, this does not affect phones already on Symbian.
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Motorola just unleashed a new teaser video alongside a curious countdown clock. The hook: Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger. Whatever they’re teasing, the clock stops dangerously close to the Google / Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich event set for this Tuesday, missing the mark by only seven hours. We can’t say for sure that Motorola is trying get in on the Google magic, but if it wants to push its news during the same business day, it makes sense for them to reveal their goods ahead of the event’s 10pm showtime. The teaser’s epileptic flash of buzzword images doesn’t tell us much, but it ends with a speedy bullet smartly slicing through the event date. Hit the break to see for yourself, we’ll let you draw your own paranoid conclusions between that date-slice and any alternate names you may have heard of for the Motorola Spyder / Droid HD.
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We really, really love gadgets, but nothing brings us greater joy than to see our readers unbox a new toy, especially when it can help improve your experience at school. So this year we’re giving away bags — 15 of them, in fact — each filled with 20 amazing prizes. Each winner will score a laptop, tablet, a killer camera, and even a new dual-core cell phone, along with plenty of other awesome items. We’ll be choosing one commenter from each of our back to school category pages, and one from our main contest announcement, so if you meet the qualifications listed on each post, simply leave a comment to be eligible to win. You won’t be penalized for commenting more than once on each post, but it won’t help your chances, either. And since we’ll be randomly selecting one commenter from each post, enter at each of the 14 pages linked to here, along with this page to boost your odds. We’ll wrap things up at 12PM ET tomorrow, so better get clickin’!
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It’s over. The patent battle between Nokia and Apple just ended not with an injunction, but with a press release citing a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo. The specifics of the agreement are confidential, but Nokia does say that Apple will make a one-time payment followed by on-going royalties. So, while Nokia may be having trouble selling its zombied handsets, at least its IP portfolio can help fill the coffers during the transition to Windows Phone. Read the full press release after the break.
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Remember the kid who wrote a little asteroids game that lets you blow up things in your browser? And then remember how BBDO in Denmark stole the code and made an M&Ms game? Well, it looks like open source is alive and well because Erick, the creator, is selling his cute little game for 99 cents (it basically lets you blow up web pages on the iPhone).
Best of all, BBDO, the advertising agency, flew him out to Denmark to meet the team and some of the programmers and learn how the sausage is made. Good for him and them.
While I’m all for open sourcing software, a company like BBDO repurposing a cool app to sell M&Ms goes a little above and beyond “free as in freedom.” I’m glad they made this right.
Evidently missing the first two games of the World Series was about all Cablevision thought it subscribers could take, as news just hit the wire: the fourteen-day standoff is over and both tonight’s game three of the World Series and tomorrow’s Jets vs Packers game are available to subscribers. While these carriage disputes are pretty common, it is very rare for channels to be pulled and downright unheard of for a channel as popular as Fox. It came to this because Cablevision was very unhappy about News Corp’s new terms and after many pleas to the FCC and politicians to intervene, an advertising campaign, and eventually an unaccepted offer to match the price that Time Warner Cable pays, a deal has finally been done. Not exactly all’s well that ends well, though, as Cablevision released the following statement: “In the absence of any meaningful action from the FCC, Cablevision has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest.” Talk about sour grapes. Well at least we can hope that Cablevision’s efforts paid off a little bit and your cable bill won’t go up as much as it would’ve if the outage never occurred to begin with. We can hope.
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