Daniel Cooper

After training to be an intellectual property lawyer, Dan Cooper abandoned a promising career in financial services to sit at home and play with gadgets. He now serves as Engadget's associate European editor.
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Returns to the Skies After Two Years
Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Returns to the Skies After Two Years

The VMS Eve and VSS Unity flew in 'captive carry' mode for almost four hours over the Mojave desert.
Say Farewell to VHS (If You Hadn't Already)
Movies

Say Farewell to VHS (If You Hadn't Already)

Reports out of Japan say the last producer of VHS players is calling it quits.
Alphabet Proposes Scrapping Buses in Favor of Ubers
Uber

Alphabet Proposes Scrapping Buses in Favor of Ubers

According to proposals for Columbus, Ohio, public transportation subsidies would instead be handed to ride-sharing services.
Google's Larry Page Is Secretly Developing a Flying Car
Larry Page

Google's Larry Page Is Secretly Developing a Flying Car

A lengthy report from Bloomberg says that he invests in two startups that are competing against each other to develop the technology.
The FCC Is Going to War Over Set-Top Boxes
Television

The FCC Is Going to War Over Set-Top Boxes

As well as opening up the set-top box market up to third parties, the proposals are expected to make the cost of renting a box a whole lot cheaper.
Regulators Are Investigating Exploding Hoverboards
Safety

Regulators Are Investigating Exploding Hoverboards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission designated the issue as a 'priority investigation.'
Garmin Adds a New Smart Scale, Fitness Tracker to Its Product Line
Products

Garmin Adds a New Smart Scale, Fitness Tracker to Its Product Line

Both devices will go on sale at Best Buy in November for $149.99.
Skype Is the Latest High-Profile Web Outage
Technology

Skype Is the Latest High-Profile Web Outage

The video chat service is down for a number of users.
Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You
Solar Energy

Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You

The database will tell you what you're likely to save in energy costs and will also put you in touch with a local installer.
Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
Truck Firm Wants to Deploy Delivery Drones on the Move
Drones

Truck Firm Wants to Deploy Delivery Drones on the Move

Amazon's drone-delivery service may be a little fanciful, but it looks as if another company is working to make something similar to it a reality.
GE and NFL Team Up to Fund Research Into Concussion Detection
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GE and NFL Team Up to Fund Research Into Concussion Detection

The league has been criticized for its cavalier attitude toward traumatic head injuries and it's thought that more than 25 percent of players will suffer brain problems.
Woo Hoo! Hulu's Working on a Premium Tier With No Ads.
Streaming TV

Woo Hoo! Hulu's Working on a Premium Tier With No Ads.

People familiar with the plan call it 'Project NOAH,' which stands for NO Ads Hulu.
Say Hello to 'Mr. Hyperloop'
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Say Hello to 'Mr. Hyperloop'

A conversation with Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
Scientists Work Out How to Wire Up Your Brain
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Scientists Work Out How to Wire Up Your Brain

Imagine a future where neurological disorders are cured with a single injection into the top of your skull. It might not be too far off.