Prey understands what makes Predator interesting: the hunt

A refreshing return to form for the franchise Since its debut in 1987, the Predator franchise has had a, let’s say, uneven history. The premise is brilliant in its simplicity: A race of aliens who live for nothing more than a good hunt travel to Earth in search of prey. It worked particularly

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Forget those Tesla crashes: GM says you can trust its autonomous vehicles

General Motors is convinced that it can clear the air on autonomous vehicles in time for its new technologies, including Ultra Cruise driver assist and fully autonomous robotaxis, to reach its customers. General Motors is racing to electrify its vast lineup of vehicles in a concerted bid to outpace Tesla as the No. 1 seller of EVs in the world. But it’s also competing with Tesla on a whole other front: autonomous vehicles. On this front, GM feels

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How to work from home when your internet goes out

Most remote work depends on access to a reliable internet connection. That means finding a way to get back online quickly, either at home or elsewhere. Here’s how you can do it. You were working. Things were just fine. A landscaper puts a shovel through your buried internet cabling or tree limbs drop and kill a neighborhood’s internet. Or the inexplicable happens, and the little green light on the cable modem goes red.

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Go read this investigation into major methane leaks in Texas and New Mexico

There’s a rush to deploy new technology that can expose methane leaking from oil and gas infrastructure. One effort revealed hundreds of "super-emitting" sites in the Permian Basin along the border of Texas and New Mexico. Scientists and journalists are on the hunt for methane spewing out of oil and gas infrastructure in the US. The leaking methane is invisible to the naked eye, but a recent investigation by The Associated Press — with help from NASA and other

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Blizzard reportedly cancels World of Warcraft mobile game

In a report from Bloomberg, Blizzard has canceled a previously unannounced World of Warcraft mobile title developed in collaboration with its Chinese publishing partner NetEase. Blizzard has canceled a World of Warcraft mobile game according to a report from Bloomberg. The game, made in collaboration with Blizzard’s Chinese publishing partner NetEase, was in development for three years before a conflict about financing

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Microsoft Teams is now fully optimized for Macs with M1 or M2 chips

Microsoft is starting to release a new version of Teams for Apple Silicon Macs. Users with M1 or M2 Macs will start to get an optimized version in the coming months. Microsoft has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams client for Macs with M1 or M2 chips. The software giant has developed a native Apple Silicon version of Microsoft Teams that should include performance benefits for Mac users with the

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Textbook publisher: NFTs will let us squeeze even more money out of students

Textbook publisher Pearson’s CEO says blockchain tech and NFTs could help it make money off ebook sales by tracking ownership transfers. Textbook publisher Pearson suggests blockchain tech could let it take a cut of secondary textbook sales, capturing a section of the book market that’s so far escaped it. As quoted by Bloomberg, Pearson CEO Andy Bird believes non-fungible tokens,

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Beyoncé edits two songs on Renaissance after social backlash

The album hasn’t even been out a week, but Beyoncé responded to requests to change an ableist slur in "Heated" and remove an interpolation using Kelis’ "Milkshake" from "Energy." Even Beyoncé is not immune to the cycle of outrage. Though her critically acclaimed latest album, Renaissance, has been out for less than a week, Beyoncé is already making changes to two of her songs after being called out on social media. The

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Tesla is the latest company to be drawn into the Elon Musk-Twitter legal mess

Twitter is subpoenaing Tesla for all documents and communications related to Elon Musk’s bid to take over the social media company. Twitter wants all of Tesla’s documents and communications related to Elon Musk’s bid to take over the social media company, according to a new subpoena filed August 2nd. The electric car maker is the latest company to be drawn into the

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The megamerger killed Batgirl

A new report from Variety suggests HBO Max’s Batgirl wasn’t pulled from the release schedule because it was bad but because Warner Bros. Discovery wanted a tax write-off. When megamergers occur, every buck counts. In 1989, Alan Moore wanted to write a comic about what a man does when driven to the point of insanity. In the comic book, The Killing Joke, the Joker kidnaps and tortures Jim Gordon to see if he can drive him to the point of insanity that both the

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Wemo’s new Smart Dimmer works with Thread and HomeKit, but not Matter

Wemo announces a new Smart Dimmer with Thread for Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform. The smart switch works with or without neutral wiring and cost $60. Wemo, the smart home arm of Belkin, announced an updated version of its in-wall dimmer switch this week. The new Wemo Smart Dimmer with Thread ($59.99) is a wired smart switch that lets you dim and turn lights on and off remotely. It works

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