Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

Two years ago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing 81 North American cities, published its first planning guide to self-driving vehicles , highlighting the possibilities.

Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next?

Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next?

In a video, Ninja explained the move, saying, "It's the same me, just a different platform," and pointing out that his first game as a professional player was Halo , so returning to the Microsoft fold is, maybe, a little like coming home.

Is Nintendo's New Switch Lite Really a Switch?

Is Nintendo's New Switch Lite Really a Switch?

In a late 2017 financial presentation, Nintendo executives said that roughly one half of Switch owners were using the device as intended by playing in multiple modes; either docked to a television or in handheld and table-top mode, away from a TV.

China Distributes Spyware at Its Border and Beyond

China Distributes Spyware at Its Border and Beyond

Though they are developed by well-known companies and the location sharing is advertised for accepted uses, these apps also have the potential to be exploited by attackers who have access to victim devices.

FAO - News Article: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to improve farmers’ resilience to drought

FAO - News Article: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to improve farmers’ resilience to drought

17 June 2019, Rome - Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Here’s Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2019

Here’s Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2019

For anyone still looking to interact with a fellow human being while wearing AirPods, Apple announced a sound-sharing feature, which allows multiple users to connect to the same audio source.

Call of Duty Is Back—and It's Grim as Heck

Call of Duty Is Back—and It's Grim as Heck

It's Pokémon Sleep , the new game/device/thing announced by Nintendo at a recent Poké-centric Nintendo Direct. Xbox Games Pass Is Coming to PC, Rendering Its Name Mildly Confusing.

As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds

As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds

When Rec Room launched in the summer of 2016, it didn't feel like a platform for social virtual reality as much as it did a collection of mini-games.

The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control

The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control

The spillway is 7000 feet long (2134 meters for non-Imperials).There are 350 "bays" that can be opened with each bay 20 feet wide (6.1 meters).The maximum flow capacity is 250,000 cubic feet per second of water flow (you can convert this to m3/s as a homework question).The floodway (the part of land that becomes a temporary river) is 5.7 miles long.

Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign

Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign

There’s maybe no better sign of a vulnerability’s severity; the last time Microsoft bothered to make a Windows XP fix publicly available was a little over two years ago, in the months before the WannaCry ransomware attack swept the globe .

Supply Chain Hackers Snuck Malware Into Videogames

Supply Chain Hackers Snuck Malware Into Videogames

Now researchers at security firms Kaspersky and ESET have uncovered evidence that the same hackers who targeted Asus with that sort of supply chain hack earlier this year have also targeted three different videogame developers—this time aiming even higher upstream, corrupting the programming tools relied on by game developers.

The Nintendo Switch Is Finally Coming to China

The Nintendo Switch Is Finally Coming to China

For years, one of the great mysteries of Nintendo has been the fate of their so-called "quality-of-life" technology, which was said to use their expertise (and their affinity, in the pre-Switch days, for weird peripherals) to create a series of personal health devices that would do things like monitor your sleep and provide useful information on it.

Helvetica, the World's Most Popular Font, Gets a Facelift

Helvetica, the World's Most Popular Font, Gets a Facelift

Designers have gotten used to all sorts of magic tricks to make Helvetica look more legible, like changing the size of punctuation marks to balance the letters.

'Exodus' Spyware Posed as a Legit iOS App

'Exodus' Spyware Posed as a Legit iOS App

The iOS version of Exodus, built to look like a mobile carrier support app, used all of the mechanisms iOS offers legitimate apps to grab as much of a target’s data as possible.

The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

It’s the kind of thing people write on social media after a tense scene between two heavily “ shipped ” characters, or when fan-favorite actors get cozy off set.

A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma

A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma

The temperatures are so high, in fact, that they create light-emitting plasma, which you can also see when the pistol shrimp snaps its own claw.

Elon Musk’s Model Y SUV Brings More Tesla to More Masses

Elon Musk’s Model Y SUV Brings More Tesla to More Masses

Elon Musk’s Model Y SUV Brings More Tesla to More Masses The “Performance” version of the Model Y, due out in fall 2020, will go from 0 to 60 mph in a blistery 3.5 seconds, and offer 280 miles of range for a cool $60,000.

Sprint Sues AT&T, Proving ‘5G’ Is Still Meaningless

Sprint Sues AT&T, Proving ‘5G’ Is Still Meaningless

The four largest US mobile carriers have largely settled on the LTE, or "Long Term Evolution" standard for their 4G networks.

Your Next Game Night Partner? A Computer

Your Next Game Night Partner? A Computer

The bot you’ll play Iconary with was created by applying machine learning algorithms to records of more than 100,000 Iconary games played by humans, drawing and guessing around 75,000 different phrases.

The Batman Will Hit Theaters in 2021—Minus Ben Affleck

The Batman Will Hit Theaters in 2021—Minus Ben Affleck

This week: Batman gets a release date, Oscar Isaac might be going to Dune , Universal has a new plan for its monster mashup, and Zack Snyder is going back to making zombie flicks.

Hitting the Slopes? Here's Our Favorite Snow Gear

Hitting the Slopes? Here's Our Favorite Snow Gear

Buy Saxx Thermoflyte for $75 , Merino 250 Base Layers for $95 , and Terramar for $35+ Burton Burton Gore-Tex Gloves I’m not going to lie, I’ve never found a pair of gloves that I was 100 percent in love with.

Forget Elon Musk's Troubles—Tesla Had a Blockbuster 2018

Forget Elon Musk's Troubles—Tesla Had a Blockbuster 2018

Tesla won't release official figures until the new year, but Kelley Blue Book estimates the company had sold about 160,000 cars (including models S and X) through the end of November.

Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

My favorite baseball teams, the Royals and the Cubs, reminded us of this over the last two years, and prairies (the underdog in the world series of ecosystems) proved this again recently in an analysis demonstrating that grasslands have a role to play in our climate change solutions (Ahlering et al.