Could this megacopter carry people?

Students who have a remote-controlled multicopter drone that set a Guinness World Record for the heaviest payload ever lifted by such a vehicle say they hope to get permission to fly a person in its structure.    The University of Oslo team built th...

Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp after slashing original offer

TOKYO/TAIPEI Taiwan's Foxconn agreed to acquire Japan's Sharp Corp (6753.T) at a big discount to its original offer, capping a month of wrangling that sowed more doubt over whether the two companies can work well together and fend off fierce competitio...

U.S. Commerce Dept to place restrictions on China's ZTE

LONDON The U.S. Commerce Department is set to place export restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) for alleged violations of U.S. export controls on Iran, according to documents seen by Reuters.The restrictions will make i...

Email Marketing Tips to Boost Engagement and Readership

Email keeps people connected. It's a modern marvel, a wonder of our time. Based solely on how many times a day people check their emails (especially those in their 20s and 30s), email marketing should be a huge deal. So what's the problem? Mainly becaus...

Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

DHAKA Bangladesh has formally sought assistance from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the cyber crooks who stole $81 million from its central bank's U.S. account, the interior minister said on Saturday.Unknown hackers breached the...

Nailed it: scientists describe weird ancient hammerhead reptile

WASHINGTON It was a creature so outlandish that scientists say it reminds them of the fanciful beasts conjured up by Dr. Seuss. But would the famous children's book author have thought up a marine reptile with a hammerhead snout it used to snack on alg...

Israel launches first ever video distress call service

TEL AVIV Israelis can now use their smartphones to make live video distress calls to emergency responders, a first-of-its-kind service that, if successful, could set a new standard for countries around the world.Video chats, texting and location detect...

Judge voids VirnetX's $625.6 million Apple verdict; VirnetX plunges

A federal judge has thrown out a verdict requiring Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to pay VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC.A) $625.6 million for infringing four patents relating to Internet security technology, causing VirnetX's share price to plunge.VirnetX shares were d...

Russia launches first rocket from new spaceport at second attempt

MOSCOW Russia launched its first rocket from a new cosmodrome on Thursday, a day after a technical glitch forced a postponement of the event in a sign of continuing crisis in the nation's space industry.An unmanned Soyuz-2.1A rocket, carrying three sat...

Scheduling Jobs on Node.js With node-schedule

Batching is a great part of today's software development. The business world runs on batch from bank statements to promotion emails.Node.js has some good libraries for such cases.node-schedule is a light cron-like scheduler for Node.npm install node-sched...