According to a press release from DriveSavers data recovery, information on nearly 200 floppy disks that belonged to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry has been recovered.
The information on the disks belongs to Roddenberry’s estate and has not been disclosed to the general public. DriveSavers notes, however, that Roddenberry used the disks to store his work and "to capture story ideas, write scripts and [take] notes." VentureBeat reports that the disks, containing 160KB of data each, were likely used and written in the '80s.
Longer tweets are coming soon to Twitter.
Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet things longer than the traditional 140-character limit, and the company is targeting a launch date toward the end of Q1, according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Twitter is currently considering a 10,000 character limit, according to these sources. That’s the same character limit the company uses for its Direct Messages product, so it isn’t a complete surprise.
For years, the US auto industry has eyed Silicon Valley with a mix of envy and anxiety. As the tech sector has boomed, Detroit automakers have seen companies from Google to Tesla, Uber, and Apple force a rethinking of how personal transportation will work in the future. But now the two sides have come together in a deal that reimagines Silicon Valley and Detroit as allies rather than antagonists.
The Bitcoin market of Kazakhstan is a newborn in the industry. In fact, it could hardly be called a market yet, as it consists of only a couple of enthusiasts working hard to promote Bitcoin and the Blockchain among the Kazakh people. Recently the first Bitcoin ATM was installed in Kazakhstan and in 2016 Kazakh enthusiasts plan to create a Bitcoin Foundation in the country.