It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it's suddenly possible for people to undertake something as complicated as gene therapy outside the safety and confines of a well-funded lab, but it has. In just the past few months we've seen not one, but two examples of people pursuing unregulated gene therapy. That's right, people are genetically modifying their bodies in DIY labs and their friends' apartments.
Thanks in large part to the low-cost Echo Dot, Amazon grabbed an early lead in the smart speaker space. But this spring Google hit back hard with the Home Mini, which has become the best cheap smart speaker to buy for most people. Unfortunately, shortly after its launch, a bug affecting the top touch controls in some Home Minis caused Google to disable the feature in order to prevent its device from recording audio at all times.
Holly Hunter teases Elastigirl's crucial role in Incredibles 2. Jon Watts will return for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Marc Guggenheim teases a familiar face for Firestorm's replacement on Legends of Tomorrow. Plus new looks at the latest Robin Hood reboot, as well as the returns of iZombie and The X-Files. Spoilers now!
Maybe it's because there's a quasi-religious spiritual energy at the heart of the mythos, but people tend to be very serious about Star Wars. But the movies, TV shows, books and other creations have a long, important history of memorable humour, and Rian Johnson thinks it's a vital part of the franchise.
A new wave of Bitcoin-mania surged through the internet this weekend - and with it, a new crop of sketchy opportunists. Bitcoin apps were very popular in the Apple app store, and one using the name of a completely unrelated cryptocurrency wallet service held the number three position in the finance category.
This weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was unleashed on the crowds attending its world premiere in Los Angeles, which meant we got our first teases and reactions to the movie (surprise, people liked it!). But the highlight of the premiere was Kelly Marie Tran having an absolutely outstanding time.
Video: The longer Game of Thrones has gone on, the more and more it's plunged into the nitty-gritty of George R.R. Martin's fantastical setting and its most obscure concepts - so it's good that HBO's home releases are packed with little animated primers to keep you in the know when it comes to Westeros' long history. And this new one is all about dragons.
Sense8 is a special show, dedicated in a way almost no other modern television series has been to the inter-connectivity shared between people across countless differences. It has always had, at its core, an exceptional warmth. It's no surprise, then, that the first sneak peek at the upcoming finale special is uniquely touching.
Bed bugs - the blood-sucking, chitinous nightmares which serve as the clearest proof that if there is a divine creator behind the universe, it hates us - were once nearly eradicated. But in recent years they have come back worse than ever, beefed up from decades of exposure to insecticides and helped along by an increase in global travel and a decrease in public knowledge of how to fight them.
Women simply aren't as good as men at programming. It's just biological. Women just aren't interested in technology. Women are too emotional. Men are more logical, so they code better. Women aren't as technically minded. Women have smaller brains than men. Women don't get very far in their careers because they need to leave to have babies. You wouldn't like the culture. Your nails would hit the wrong keys too much.
No but really, it's biological, it's just science. Women are better suited to caring jobs, like a nurse, or a childcarer.
These are real statements, said by real people - many of whom are working in tech - to excuse the lack of gender diversity in the industry. And it's combating statements like these that drives Holly Tattersall, CEO of mentorship program Women in Digital.