Why I Implanted Computer Chips In My Hands

Why I Implanted Computer Chips In My Hands

I have computer chips in my hands. The tiny (two millimetre by 12 millimetre) glass ampules are nestled just under the skin on the back of each of my hands and were implanted by a local body piercer several years ago. The chip in my right hand is a near-field…

Twitter Wants to Be Substack Now

Twitter Wants to Be Substack Now

Say hello to Twubstack. Twitter announced on Tuesday it is buying one of newsletter service Substack’s competitors, the smaller Revue, in a deal with undisclosed terms.

One Dimensional Pong Is Still Surprisingly Challenging

One Dimensional Pong Is Still Surprisingly Challenging

Forty-eight years after its debut, despite its antiquated two-dimensional graphics and gameplay, Pong remains a fun and challenging video game. But what happens when you strip it down to just a single dimension? Mirko Pavleski still managed to come up with a way to make 1D Pong a challenge when…

Error 404: The Internet Broke

Error 404: The Internet Broke

A strange outage is impacting internet users in the Northeast U.S. It’s not entirely clear what is going on, but it sure is annoying.

I Fell in Love With the Asus ROG Flow X13, and Then It Broke My Heart

I Fell in Love With the Asus ROG Flow X13, and Then It Broke My Heart

I never heard of a 2-in-1 gaming laptop prior to CES 2021. Did one even exist? Convertible laptops and gaming laptops are two incredibly different things with unique thermal and performance needs — not to mention they are designed for two different consumer bases. But it looks like we’ve finally…

Snowpiecer’s Second Season Welcomes in a New, if Unsurprising Tyranny

Snowpiecer’s Second Season Welcomes in a New, if Unsurprising Tyranny

After getting off to a rocky start, TNT’s Snowpiercer ultimately found its footing over the progression of its first season. Years of post-apocalyptic simmering class conflict between the titular train’s cars erupted in its climax, setting the stage for a second season that wants to try and explore those conflicts…

Scientists Have Discovered a New Case of Rogue Pollution

Scientists Have Discovered a New Case of Rogue Pollution

A group of scientists have worked as a veritable atmospheric detective agency and dug into a new mystery of more ozone-damaging substances. Two years ago, they identified rogue sources of ozone-depleting chemicals. In a new study out Monday they found sources of new potentially damaging chemicals while highlighting just how…

Steering a Balloon With Sound Waves Could Be the Secret to Touching Objects in VR

Steering a Balloon With Sound Waves Could Be the Secret to Touching Objects in VR

The ultimate goal to making virtual reality feel more like reality is letting users physically touch non-existent objects in a VR world. Until we figure out the technology behind Star Trek’s Holodecks, researchers from the University of Tokyo are experimenting with steerable helium balloons that VR users can safely reach…

Good Grief, Apple TV+’s New Snoopy Show Looks Adorable

Good Grief, Apple TV+’s New Snoopy Show Looks Adorable

As the title suggests, the imaginative adventures of Snoopy — and Woodstock, of course — are the focus of Peanuts and WildBrain’s new series for Apple TV+. But as you can see by the fun new trailer for The Snoopy Show, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of Charles M….

Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $2 Billion

Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $2 Billion

Despite losing more than 80 lawsuits in the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, Republican lawmakers continue to insist that their claims of election fraud haven’t been given proper consideration by the courts. But it seems that conservative claims about rigged voting machines will be getting a thorough legal…

HDMI 2.1 Features on New TVs Are Still a Confusing Mess

HDMI 2.1 Features on New TVs Are Still a Confusing Mess

While more TVs are poised to get HDMI 2.1 features this year, understanding how those features are implemented on each display can be overwhelming. From a consumer standpoint, it’s frustrating as hell! And companies should frankly be doing more to make the process feel less arduous.

Will Australia Legalise Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms to Treat Mental Illness? Why Some Say It’s Too Soon

Will Australia Legalise Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms to Treat Mental Illness? Why Some Say It’s Too Soon

While the public focus remains on COVID vaccines, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) continues to evaluate a range of proposals around the provision of medical treatments in Australia. The regulatory body is currently considering whether psychiatrists should be allowed to prescribe MDMA and psilocybin to treat mental illness. The TGA…

The Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $150

The Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $150

These days, finding the perfect Bluetooth speaker can feel a bit like looking for a needle in a very large haystack — particularly in the budget category. Any store that sells electronics will have dozens of options to choose from, and attempting to find one in a sea of products…

What Superhero Movies Need to Remember While Embracing Multiversal Madness

What Superhero Movies Need to Remember While Embracing Multiversal Madness

Much as audiences might long for Hollywood to change its approach to superhero movies, studios are loathe to let go of the genre’s established hallmarks. So things like glowing MacGuffins and overstuffed’s crossovers are utilised for a variety of reasons — including the simple fact that a lot of people genuinely…

This Is Alex, the First Antarctic Penguin Born in Mexico

This Is Alex, the First Antarctic Penguin Born in Mexico

Over the past couple of weeks, staff at the Inbursa Aquarium in Mexico City have had their eyes glued to a single animal. In a way, it’s reminiscent of parents checking in on their newborn baby; aquarium staff made sure the animal’s mother didn’t squish him, watched so that other…