One London researcher decided he had had enough of boring conferences, analysing 50 speeches to try and find a pattern. He found boring people really go on talking for longer. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Enlarge / The Boeing/Saab T-X has won the Air Force’s advanced jet trainer contract. (credit: Boeing) The end-of-the-year contract rush for the US Defense Department has been good to Boeing. As the clock ticks down on the fiscal year, Boeing grabbed its third DOD contract in a month. This time, it’s the Air Force’s T-X next-generation advanced jet trainer contract. Boeing’s joint bid with Swedish aerospace company Saab came in more than 50 percent below the Air Force’s initial cost estimate, shutting out Lockheed and the US subsidiary…

In a famous mid 2000s Apple commercial, Justin Long plays the part of the hoodied, hip Silicon Valley inhabitant. “I’m a Mac” he says, tucking his hands in his blue jeans while wearing sneakers. Next to him, looking like a caricature of a corporate drone, John Hodgman sneezes—he’s got a virus. “You better stay back, this one’s a doozy,” he says. Unfazed, Long says he’s going to be “fine” because viruses hit “PCs, not Macs View original article at Motherboard

I started reviewing these two games together all the way back in 2012, but six years in, I feel like this double-review is in danger of settling into just the kind of repetitive drone it was designed to counter. Now, more than ever, each series’ pros and cons are so… View original article at TechSpot

The $765 (£585) gadget, known as Spry, features a built-in 4K camera that can both record video and snap photos on the fly. It was developed by Florida firm Urban Drones. View original article at Daily Mail Online