The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy

Just five months ago I called the original Retro Game 350 the best portable retro gaming machine you could buy. It’s still an excellent device, but if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, the new RG350P includes a handful of subtle but excellent upgrades that make it a better handheld in every way, and well worth…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Emulators, Consumer Tech, Rg350p, Retro Game 350p, Anbernic

The Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for This Year Just Got Way Worse

Perhaps you, like me, are done with the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Well, sucks to be us, because the heart of the season is still ahead, and a new forecast issued Thursday calls for the already hyperactive season to ramp up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Noaa, Forecast, Hurricane Season, Weather Wont Stop Happening

Presidential Forecaster Predicts Joe Biden Win (With Plenty of Caveats)

Allan Lichtman, a political forecaster and historian, has accurately predicted almost every presidential election of the past four decades, even confidently predicting that Donald Trump would win in 2016. Now Lichtman is making his prediction for 2020, including a win for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. But…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Usps, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Predictions, Lichtman, Allan Lichtman, 2020 Election, 2020 Presidential Election, Who Will Win The Election

Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last

Surprise! Apple just announced it’s refreshing the 27-inch iMac. On top of adding a new 10-core Intel processor, the newest Mac desktop will also offer beefed-up memory, a Retina 5K display, next-gen graphics, and updated cameras, speakers, and mics. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Intel, Desktops, iMac, 27 Inch Imac

Leaked Document Suggests Google Is Still Tinkering With a Foldable Pixel

Foldable smartphones don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. A leaked document obtained by 9to5 Google hints that not only is Google developing Android builds for a Pixel 5a, it’s also futzing around with a foldable Pixel and possibly two other devices.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel Phones, Foldables

Trump's New Facebook Ads Claim He's Peacenik Who Also Loves Assassinations

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is running new Facebook ads that insist the president is an advocate for peace and will stop America’s so-called “forever wars.” Oddly enough, the ads also acknowledge that Trump dabbles in political assassinations. In fact, those assassinations are central to Trump’s idea of…
Tags: Facebook, Science, America, Social Media, Cold War, Iran, Facebook Ads, Graphic Design, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Trump, Dwight Eisenhower, Elliott Abrams, President Trump

Some of the Best Xbox Games Are Coming to Android Via Project X Cloud, and I'm Pretty Hyped

It’s time for Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform to officially move out of preview mode and into the real world. The company announced today that Project xCloud will officially launch on Sept. 15—though just in beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members at the moment. However, anyone can sign up for that service and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Subscriptions, Cloud Gaming, Xbox Game Pass, Project xCloud

Roald Dahl's Fantasy Adaptations, Ranked

Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot, an intelligence officer, the screenwriter of two Ian Fleming adaptations (You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and, oh yes, the beloved author of several fantastical tales for children that have since become classic films...and a few that have not. Let’s rank ‘em!Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Ian Fleming, Anjelica Huston, Raf, Johnny Depp, Steven Spielberg, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Danny DeVito, The Bfg, Jeremy Irons, Matilda, Gene Wilder

I Miss Polaroids

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Aren’t Polaroids back?” And my answer is that the new wave of instant cameras might look similar and do the similar things as an old-school Polaroid, but they are most definitely not the same.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Cameras, Polaroid, Instant Cameras, Polaroids, I Miss

'80s Classic Knight Rider Will Ride Again With Help From James Wan

James Wan is helping bring back Knight Rider. Christopher McQuarrie denies wanting to blow up an 111-year-old bridge for the next Mission: Impossible. Magik gets a moment to shine in another New Mutants TV spot. Plus, a look at AMC’s sci-fi-tinged romance show Soulmates, and what’s to come on the last episodes of …Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Agents Of Shield, Knight Rider, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Tenet, Soulmates, Christopher McQuarrie, James Wan, New Mutants, The Boys, Mission Impossible 7, Cursed Films, New Mutants TV

Sony Has Practically Perfected Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

With the release of the WH-1000XM2 headphones three years ago, Sony succeeded in besting the feature Bose’s headphones were best known for: noise-canceling. A year after that, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 update included some welcome improvements when it came to comfort, and while the new WH-1000XM4 continue to refine the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Sony, Bose, Noise Cancelling, Consumer Tech

This Cast Photo Brings Together the Ragtag Heroes of BBC's The Watch

This is not a Discworld adaptation you’ve seen before. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Bbc America, Terry Pratchett, Discworld, The Watch

DC FanDome Will Feature Stars From The Batman, Flash, Black Adam, and More

With San Diego Comic-Con being mostly a bust and Star Wars Celebration canceled, fans hoping for a weekend of fun geek news turn their heads to Warner Bros. On August 22, it’s hosting DC FanDome, a 24-hour online event that promises to be as close to a Hall H experience as one can get.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, San Diego, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Warner Bros, Conventions, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Legends Of Tomorrow, Titans, Zack Snyder, The Batman, DC Universe, Black Adam, Doom Patrol

Mauritius Faces Environmental Crisis as Stranded Ship Leaks Oil

Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese bulk carrier that wrecked on its shores in late July began leaking tons of oil into the Indian Ocean. The environmentalist group Greenpeace says the spill is likely to be one of the worst ecological crises the island nation has ever seen and…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, Greenpeace, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Oil Tankers

Zombie Stories Are Going to Have to Change

At the core of every book, video game, television series, or movie involving a zombie apocalypse is an idea about humanity’s drive to consume, or how easy it would be for civilizations to crumble in the midst of an unforeseen disaster. Like, for instance, the sudden spread of a deadly virus that swept its way across…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Zombies, Resident Evil, Plagues, The Last of Us, Contagion, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Train To Busan Peninsula, Pendemics

WhatsApp Pilots 'Search the Web' Tool for Fact-Checking Forwarded Messages

WhatsApp is piloting a new feature meant to support fact-checking of in-app messages by searching their contents on the web, the company announced this week.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Whatsapp, Misinformation

This Tiny Portable Dock Got Me Playing My Nintendo Switch on My TV

Long story short, before this weekend, I had never once used the Nintendo Switch Dock to play my video games on the TV. When I first got my Switch, it was because my roommates had stuffed our communal TV’s four HDMI ports with their shit and I was not about to dive into that Medusa nest of dusty cords. Fast forward a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Nintendo Switch, Genki Covert Dock, Bigger Is Easier To See Apparently, Genki Covert Dock Review

Movie Theaters Can't Catch a Break as Judge Hands More Control to Studios

Movie theaters have been royally screwed by the global pandemic, and in the latest blow, a federal judge has given the go-ahead to axe the 71-year-old Paramount Consent Decrees, which should elicit shrieks of horror for the four of you who have any idea what that is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Antitrust, Streaming, Movie Theaters, Streaming Wars, Control to Studios

DoorDash Opens DashMarts to Further Decimate the Urban Landscape, Sell You Hot Sauce

Delivery service DoorDash is taking a page out of the Amazon playbook and creating standalone stores called DashMarts—physical locations where consumers can pick up “grocery, and restaurant items, from ice cream and chips, to cough medicine and dog food, to spice rubs and packaged desserts from the local restaurants…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Stores, Grocery, Doordash

Driving With The Windows Down Is Really Bad For You

Well, what did you expect, that something as enjoyable as feeling the wind in your hair as you drive would be good for you? Come on. A new study from the University of Surrey found that driving with the windows down can increase a car’s occupants’ exposure to pollution by 80 percent, more during peak travel times. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Windows, Infrastructure, Pollution, Driving, University of Surrey

Here are a few ways GPT-3 can go wrong

Liz O'Sullivan Contributor Share on Twitter Liz O’Sullivan is a co-founder and VP of Commercial at Arthur, an AI monitoring and explainability company. She is also Technology Director of STOP, the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, where she fights the ever-growing threat of technology-enabled surveillance. John P. Dickerson Contributor Share on Twitter ...
Tags: TC, Column, Science, Developer, Opinion, Wikipedia, Tech, Diversity, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, New York Times, Reddit, Machine Learning, Api, Black Lives Matter

A Physicist Examines the Scientific Accuracy of Physics Shown in Major Movies: Batman, Gravity, Contact, Interstellar, Star Trek & More

Ever had a friend who cannot bring themselves suspend disbelief? It’s not a moral failing, but it can be a tedious quality in situations like, say, the movies, or the cinema, or whatever you call it when you’ve paid your day’s wages for a giant tub of carcinogenic popcorn and a three-hour distraction. (These days, maybe, an overpriced streaming new release and Grubhub.) Who doesn’t love a big-screen science fiction epic—science be damned? Who wants to listen to the seatmate who mutters "...
Tags: Google, Science, Film, College, Harvard, Jurassic Park, Clarke, Kubrick, Batman, Ron Howard, Carl Sagan, Facebook Twitter, Jeff Goldblum, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Dominic Walliman

Olympus' OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Sports a New Sensor and a Flip-Down Display

Even though Olympus is planning to sell off its camera business later this year, it’s still pumping out new mirrorless shooters with the latest being the refreshed OM-D E-M10 Mark IV.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Olympus, Mirrorless Cameras, Consumer Tech, Micro Four Thirds, Vlogging, Beginner Cameras

Cops Terrorize Black Family but Blame License Plate Reader for Misidentifying 'Stolen' Car

The Aurora Police Department in Colorado is blaming its license plate reader for misidentifying a “stolen” vehicle after video went viral showing a Black family with young children being menaced and traumatized by several cops. It’s just the latest example of police terror. The incident likely wouldn’t have drawn much…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Twitter, Science, Colorado, Police, Viral Videos, Black, Aurora, Aurora Police Department

Updates from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the Avatar Sequels, and More

Matthew Vaughn says The King’s Man will set up Kingsmen 3, but he’s still not sure if he’ll direct the latter. Miramax is turning Guillermo del Toro’s Mimic into a TV series. Both Fear and The Walking Dead have plans to get back to filming. Plus, new Star Trek: Lower Decks stills, and what’s to come on Stargirl’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Guillermo Del Toro, King, Miramax, Fear The Walking Dead, Kingsmen, Matthew Vaughn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, New Mutants, The One and Only Ivan, Avatar 2 5, Mimic, StarGirl, Star Trek Lower Decks, Distant

Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought

Ice sheets, and not rushing rivers, sculpted many Martian valleys, according to scientists. The new research suggests ancient Mars wasn’t as warm and wet as we thought, but an expert we spoke to remains unconvinced.Read more...
Tags: Science, Geology, Mars, Life on Mars, Habitability, Planetary Science, Water On Mars, Ancient Mars, Ice Sheets On Mars, Habitability On Mars

Watch This Classic Ghostbusters Special Effect Come to (After)Life

I don’t often think of as a pioneering special effects film. But it did include a lot of neat effects as it took its madcap scientists and made them paranormal protectors, and seeing those effects make their way onto the screen is pretty impressive. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Murray, Ghostbusters, Columbia, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Ghostbusters Afterlife

Jason Bateman Will Adapt Superworld, a Story Where Everyone Has Superpowers Except One Guy

That dude seems very unlucky, honestly.
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Jason Bateman, Mark Perez, Gus Krieger, Superworld

A Controversial Autism Treatment, Feuding Parents, and the Two Sons Stuck in the Middle

In the summer of 2018, Laurel Austin told her ex-husband, Brad, that she had started their two youngest sons, Joshua and Jeremy, on a new protocol. The protocol required Joshua, 30, and Jeremy, 28, to take a shot of liquid every few hours and according to Laurel, it was working wonders. Like their two older siblings,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autism, Jeremy, Brad, Joshua, Laurel, Family Affair, Mineral Miracle Solutions, Two Sons Stuck, Laurel Austin

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