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The PS5's Miles Morales Makes a Gorgeously Compelling Case for 60 FPS

If you missed it earlier today, Insomniac Games confirmed via Twitter that its upcoming Spiderman spin-off, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, will be playable on the Playstation 5 at an “optional” 4K, 60 frames per second, or what the developer calls “Performance Mode.” For those of you wondering if this would be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Consoles, Miles Morales, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Marvels Spider Man Miles Morales


Thought You Could Easily Skirt Delta's In-Flight Mask Policy? Yeah, Not Anymore

Delta Air Lines has implemented a new policy for enforcing masks on its planes that will require those who cannot wear face coverings for health reasons to fill out a new clearance screener for each flight. Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Flights, Delta Air Lines, Coronavirus, Covid 19


This Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Live Read Is a Must Watch

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen many, many casts reunite over Zoom. And let’s be honest... it’s great every single time. There’s just something warm and lovely about getting wrapped up a blanket of nostalgia that makes these dark days a little brighter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anna Kendrick, Mae Whitman, This Is Awesome, Chris Evans, Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Bryan Lee Omalley


Jeff Bezos Makes $13 Billion in One Day During Pandemic

The U.S. is hanging on the precipice of economic collapse, with around 25 million Americans slated to be kicked off extended coronavirus pandemic uninsurance later this week and the White House mulling tax cuts and screw you as a replacement. But every cloud has an obscene silver lining: world’s richest man and …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Science, White House, Tesla, Steve Ballmer, Jeff Bezos, Rich People, CEOs, Late Capitalism, MacKenzie Bezos


Daily Crunch: COVID-19 vaccine trials show promise

Vaccine researchers have some good news, Google Maps adds end-to-end bikesharing directions and Roblox launches a new virtual event platform. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 20, 2020. The big story: COVID-19 vaccine trials show promise Two vaccine trials — one conducted at the University of Oxford, and another by researchers in Wuhan — both had promising results, with a vaccine leading to an increased antibody response, while also appearing to be safe for human use. The Oxford team is now re...
Tags: Health, Science, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Oxford, Gm, University of Oxford, Google Maps, Wuhan, Alex Wilhelm, Buick, Ev, Dhillon, Darrell Etherington, Roblox


Sanctuary Temples in Ancient Greece Had Accessibility Ramps, New Research Suggests

Ramps at ancient Greek healing temples provided access for people with disabilities, according to new research. If confirmed, this would be the earliest evidence of a society making architectural adjustments to support accessibility. Read more...
Tags: Science, Greece, Architecture, Ancient Greece, Ancient Architecture, Disability Access, Ancient Temples


Zuck: Would These Hips Lie... About a Secret Deal With Trump?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is mostly in the news today for an unflattering photograph of him taken while surfing, slathered in Marilyn Manson-esque levels of sunscreen paired with an unsettlingly perky ass. In what may well have been an attempt to change Google results for his name to anything else, Zuckerberg…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, Donald Trump, Marilyn Manson, Zuckerberg, Trump, Zuck, 2020 Elections, Tech Policy, Zucc


Special glasses help colorblind people see more hues, even with glasses off

Special glasses constructed with technically advanced "spectral notch filters" enhance color vision for individuals with the most common type of red-green color blindness. The ability for colorblind participants to experience expanded color channels was demonstrated even after they took the glasses off.At least 8 percent of men and .5 percent of women have red-green color vision deficiency (CVD). A new study may be a breakthrough in treating the most common type of red-green color blindness.Res...
Tags: Health, Science, Research, United States, Innovation, UC Davis, Frances, CVD, Current Biology, Blindness, Sight, UC Davis Health, UC Davis Eye Center, Brain Research Institute, John S Werner, Alex Zbylut


Likely active volcanoes found on Venus, defying theory of dormant planet

Researchers identify 37 ring-like structures known as coronae that are believed to be living volcanoesScientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to have been recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought.The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused by an upwelling of hot rock from deep within the planet’s interior, and provided compelling evidence of...
Tags: Space, Science, Venus


SpaceX successfully catches both fairing halves for the first time on its latest launch

SpaceX has managed a first – catching both halves of the fairing used on one of its Falcon 9 rocket launches, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. The fairing is a two-piece protective cover that surrounds the cargo on the launch vehicle as it ascends through Earth’s atmosphere on its way to space. SpaceX has been attempting to recover the fairing using two ships equipped with special nets designed to catch them as they fall, but this is the first time that the company has managed to actua...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Earth, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Musk, Falcon, Elon, Outer Space


Study Finds That Facebook Is Full Of Transphobes, Just As We Suspected

Those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community are often the targets of online harassment, and those threats can have fatal consequences. The transgender community in particular faces targeted attacked that are oftentimes “inhumane” or “abusive,” according to a new study from watchdog nonprofit Media Matters for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Alt Right, Terfs


Missouri's Governor Says Kids Will Get Coronavirus In School, Deal With It

While school districts across the nation are deciding if they want to return to in-person or distance learning in the fall, it seems like politicians remain decidedly split on the matter. While California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced certain districts would not be allowed to re-open their…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Missouri, Schools, Gavin Newsom, Mike Parson, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Warner Bros. Will Let Film Crews Anonymously Report On-Set Coronavirus Safety Violations

As studios grapple with the impact of coronavirus on the entertainment industry at large, Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to roll out an anonymous reporting system in the United Kingdom that would allow workers on production sets to flag violations of covid-19 safety protocols.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Movies, United Kingdom, Warner Bros, Coronavirus, Covid 19


McMansions Will Doom Us All

If you needed another reason to eat the rich, here it is. A new study has concluded that high-income residents in the U.S. emit an average of 25% more greenhouse gas emissions than low-income residents through their energy use.Read more...
Tags: Science, Carbon Emissions, Eat The Rich, Greenhouse Gases


Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Found Safe in UK Human Trial

A study from the UK is the latest to provide some early hope for an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19. Earlier today, Oxford University researchers revealed the promising results from an early phase clinical trial of their vaccine candidate. The vaccine appeared to be safely tolerated in…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Oxford University, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Uber's Algorithms Are Being Taken To Court

The algorithms that underlie most Silicon Valley bigwigs are usually locked up in the name of “protecting trade secrets,” but that’s an excuse that’s starting to wear a little thin in recent months. Maybe it’s because these companies are that much harder to regulate or when we don’t ask them to reveal…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Labor, Silicon Valley, Secrets


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Tags: Science, Editor, Introductions, Gizmodo, Gawker Media, John Biggs, Everything


Teaching Robots There Are No Toilets in the Kitchen Makes Them Better at Navigating a House

If you’re visiting a friend and find yourself sleepily stumbling through their house in the middle of the night, basic common sense tells you that if you see a fridge, you’re probably in their kitchen. But a toilet? More than likely you’re in a bathroom. It’s a common sense approach to navigation that robots are…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Research, House, Robots, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Carnegie Mellon University


Zack Snyder Considers His Justice League Cut to Be Mostly Standalone

Changing a movie that’s already been released causes many fascinating challenges. In the case of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, one of those challenges is the fact that other DCEU movies took what happened in the theatrical cut as gospel. So where does that leave the “Snyder Cut”? Snyder himself has a few thoughts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice League, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Man Of Steel, Aquaman, Shazam, Snyder, Zack Snyder, Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice, The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, Snyder Cut


A Young Soldier Proves Her Might in a First Glimpse at North Africa-Inspired Debut Fantasy The Unbroken

The destinies of two women—one, a soldier; the other, a princess—become intertwined in C.L. Clark’s debut, The Unbroken, a fantasy tale set in a desert kingdom inspired by North Africa. The novel won’t be out until March, but io9 has an exclusive look at the gorgeous cover and the reveal of the thrilling first chapter.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Africa, Exclusive, Authors, North Africa, Clark, The Unbroken, Cl Clark


One of the Lead Engineers Behind the Pixel Camera Just Surfaced at Adobe

After quietly leaving Google in March of this year, one of the lead engineers behind the development of the Pixel Camera—Marc Levoy—has just surfaced at Adobe.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Smartphones, Cameras, Marc Levoy, Pixel Camera, Photoshop Camera, Adobe Getting Serious About Camera Apps


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 80,000 as 498 more people die in US

Belgium sees 66% jump in new infections; South Africa Covid-19 deaths pass 5,000; France reports up to 500 virus clustersOxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial showsCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?France reveals 400-500 new Covid-19 clusters as mask rules tightenAcrimony as EU pandemic recovery summit enters fourth dayUS coronavirus updates – live 10.54pm BST Brazil’s official death toll has exceeded 80,000, the country’s health ministry has sai...
Tags: England, Science, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Brazil, Lancet Oncology, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, South Africa Covid


SpaceX successfully launches ANASIS-II satellite and breaks booster turnaround record

SpaceX has completed another successful launch, this time on behalf of Lockheed Martin and its client South Korea. The payload is ANASIS-II, a dedicated military communications satellite (South Korea’s first), which the nation will use to help safeguard its national security. The Falcon 9 carrying the ANASIS-II lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 5:30 PM EDT (2:30 PM PDT) on Monday, using a first stage booster that SpaceX flew under two months ago – on the Demo-2 mission that carr...
Tags: TC, South Korea, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Lockheed Martin, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft


The Technocratic Danger of Al Gore’s New Venture to Track Carbon Pollution in Real-Time

For the first time ever, the world will have technology to track greenhouse gas emissions in near real-time. That’s the promise of Climate TRACE, a coalition of nine organizations led by former Vice President Al Gore. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, United Nations, Greenhouse Gases, Al Gore, Paris Agreement


What's the Best Indoor TV Antenna?

When I moved out of my parents’ house over half a decade ago, I thought I’d abandoned live TV forever in favor of on-demand streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. However, even before the COVID-19 pandemic started overwhelming us with a constant barrage of news stories, I grew to miss local TV news and…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Netflix Hulu, TV Antennas


New Map of the Universe Fills in Some ‘Troublesome’ Gaps

An international consortium has compiled the most comprehensive 3D map of the observable cosmos to date, significantly improving our understanding of cosmological history while raising new questions about the fundamental laws that govern the universe.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Universe, Map Of The Universe


Matt Hancock hails 'promising news' on Oxford University coronavirus vaccine – video

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has welcomed the 'promising news' on Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine. Researchers working on the experimental vaccine said it was safe and generated a strong immune response in the people who volunteered to help trial it, raising hopes it could contribute to ending the pandemic.'Very encouraging news. We have already ordered 100m doses of this vaccine, should it succeed,' Hancock saidOxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial shows Cont...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford University, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: 498 more deaths in US as WHO urges countries to focus on contact tracing

Belgium sees 66% jump in new infections; South Africa Covid-19 deaths pass 5,000; France reports up to 500 virus clustersOxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial showsCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?France reveals 400-500 new Covid-19 clusters as mask rules tightenAcrimony as EU pandemic recovery summit enters fourth dayUS coronavirus updates – live 7.48pm BST A proposed European Union economic recovery package would provide €390bn of grants and €...
Tags: Science, France, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, European Commission, Belgium, Who, Reuters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak


Comic-Con 2020: The io9 Team Shares What They're Most Excited For

It’s officially San Diego Comic-Con 2020! We might be charging up laptops in our PJs instead of hopping on flights and trains to Southern California, but we’re still gearing up for plenty of panels, cosplay, and, of course, exciting news. The io9 team got together (virtually) to chat about our hopes, fears, and…
Tags: Science, San Diego, Southern California


Marianne Williamson Wants the Hexing Witches of TikTok to Dream Bigger Than the Moon

Marianne Williamson—one-time presidential hopeful, longtime Neon Genesis Evangelion fan—has now scolded “baby” TikTok witches for hexing the moon while secret police seemingly kidnap protestors in Portland. I’d suggest closing your eyes and letting this information roll over you for a second before I explain what the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Moon, Portland, Witches, The moon, Marianne Williamson, Tiktok, Witchtok



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