With the price of energy from new wind or solar rapidly dropping below that of traditional fossil fuels, renewable energy seems like a clear way forward. Yet despite massive strides in efficiency and affordability, the nature of renewable resources means you can't generate solar while the sun isn't shining, or wind while the wind isn't blowing. What you can do, however, is store that energy while conditions are good, and save it for a rainy day.
Geek Actually is a weekly book series about women; specifically, female geeks. It follows five gals who bond online over their love of nerd culture... when they aren't dealing with stressful jobs, sexist arseholes and Tinder hookups. It's refreshing because it's saucy yet relatable. No surprise, considering it's written by four women who've all lived it.
Remember back when Rob Thomas said that the end of season three of iZombie would reset the series? And that there was a major reveal cut from the season finale and saved for the season four premiere, even though the cast and crew didn't know for sure if they'd get one? Well, I think we have our answers.
The firing of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the Han Solo movie feels like it could be a turning point for the rejuvenated Star Wars. We're learning a lot more about what Lucasfillm feels is acceptable within its universe and what isn't. The problem is that what's acceptable looks to be very, very narrow.
It's always the same with blockbuster movie marketing these days — the closer you get to release, the more and more footage comes out to the point you could piece together everything chronologically and come away with a huge chunk of the actual movie. Sometimes the studios themselves do it for you in the form of trailers like this.
One of the best things about the first season of American Gods was how its thematic ambitions came to life inside the cast's stellar performances. Things often got weird and elliptical on the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel, but you couldn't stop watching because of the excellent acting on display. Here's how some of the show's players brought their characters to life.
What if all those apps you rely on at work weren't trapped on your smartphone's tiny screen? They may not be for much longer. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Future Interfaces Group lab have come up with a novel way for your smartphone to spill out onto your desk while still letting you interact with apps you rely on using your fingers.
There are few items that have had a larger effect on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise than the Sony Walkman. While its presence in the studio's films is played up largely for laughs and character work, the Walkman and the music held on its cassettes have profoundly shaped the look and feel of the movies.
Something tragic happened off the coast of Japan on June 17th. It's not entirely clear how it happened, but seven sailors are now dead. What we do know is that a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a much larger cargo ship. Blame has been placed on the destroyer's crew, but there's a lot about this that doesn't add up.
You can finally add "swimming pools" to your running list of seemingly mundane-but-murderous-pastimes. Recently local authorities in Tampa responded to an emergency call involving five sick children at a local pool. As reported by ABC News and others, a "cloud of chlorine gas" appeared in the Calypso Pool hours after a thunderstorm had caused one of the water pumps to spontaneously switch off. The children were rushed to the hospital after expressing stomach discomfort and nausea. Thankfully, it seems like no one was seriously injured.
It's easy to forget that the 2017 Honda Type R traces its roots all the way back to the early 1990s. In nearly all iterations, the basic ingredients were the same: great lightweight chassis, excellent shifter straight from the car heavens, bright red heavily bolstered seats, and a hilariously peaky engine. This review of five old Type Rs will make you thirst for some Type R goodness in your life.
Samsung caught a whole mess of bad press last year after numerous reports of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploding. The company, however, apparently believes there's still a rabid fanbase demanding a defused version of its mobile time bomb. So a refurbished version of the phone is going back on shelves next month — bearing what might be the most delusional name possible.
The Trump administration has kept airlines and nations on edge as it weighed a decision to expand an in-flight ban on electronics larger than a smartphone. On Wednesday, the administration announced that it will not expand the ban, and it will lift be lifted in countries that were already affected. But the terms of the decision are a bit suspicious.
Part of what makes Spider-Man Spider-Man is his ingenuity. His ability to make things on his own and be an independent superhero. Which is why some fans were concerned when trailers for Spider-Man Homecoming made it seem like Tony Stark did most of the work for him.
A couple of weeks ago I was braving the big crowds of E3 to meet with the Nvidia team, and while I was ostensibly there to check out Destiny 2 on a PC, what I really wanted to know was what the hell Max-Q Design was. Nvidia announced its new design philosophy back in May, and I'd spent the intervening weeks unable to shake the sense that this was all just a great big marketing ploy — an acknowledgement that Nvidia's most powerful GPUs often end up in great big computing monstrosities.