Fitbit’s Versa Lite sales were ‘weaker than expected’

The shortcoming left Fitbit once again depending heavily on fitness trackers. About 68 percent of its revenue came from products introduced in the past year, only one of which (the Versa Lite) was a smartwatch. And that’s a problem when revenue hasn’t improved much. Fitbit had to sell 31 percent more devices, 3.5 million in…

LightSail 2 successfully demonstrates solar sailing

After the month has passed, the craft will spend another year gradually deorbiting. It’s a rare achievement in spaceflight, and notable when LightSail relied partly on crowdfunding to make their project a reality. What’s important, though, is what comes next. The Scoiety intends to share data with others so they can implement or refine plans…

The world’s largest telescope is one step closer to completion

The GMT is an international effort to create a telescope that delivers images 10 times clearer than those produced by the Hubble Space Telescope. When it’s up and running, the GMT will help scientists tackle some of the biggest questions, like are we alone in the universe? It will allow astronomers to collect more light…

The 10 Best Deals of July 31, 2019

Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Wednesday’s Best Deals: Gaming Rig Gold Box, Brother Printer, Star Wars Film Collection, and More An HP Gaming Computers and Redragon…

The Inventor of Those Eco-Friendly Hipster Bulbs Is Getting Ready to Sue Everyone

Here’s an example of just one of a number of Edison-style LED bulbs sold on Amazon. Image: Amazon Edison-style LED bulbs have become a real hit,and often seen in places like trendy restaurants and bars. Like typical LED bulbs, these bulbs offer increased energy efficiency and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs while maintaining a…

‘Pokémon Go’ has racked up 1 billion downloads

It is true that many of those downloads came shortly after the game’s launch. The creators were celebrating the 500 million mark in September 2016, or just weeks after its debut. Growth has clearly been much slower since — it’s just that the game managed to keep and foster its player base well after others…

Bearaby’s Tree Napper Is the Best Weighted Blanket For Summer

I finally caved and bought a weighted blanket in November, and I swear I’m not exaggerating when I say it completely altered my existence on this small ball of water, dirt, and palpable stress we call Earth. Pre-weighted blanket, I was just your run-of-the-mill anxious insomniac, who spent each and every night tossing, turning, overthinking,…

FTC: You’ll Probably Get Almost Nothing From the Equifax Settlement

Equifax’s CEO Mark BegorPhoto: Mark Wilson (Getty) Ever the parade-rainer, the Federal Trade Commission announced today that with so many Equifax breach victims opting for cash payments instead of free credit monitoring, each one of them will likely only get “a small amount of money.” Given the amount of data the company managed to mishandle in…