Epic Games is Suing Apple After Removing Fortnite from the App Store

Epic Games is Suing Apple After Removing Fortnite from the App Store

Everyone is mad about Apple’s App Store guidelines right now, especially when it comes to cloud gaming services. Microsoft isn’t bringing Project xCloud to iOS. Google’s Stadia app can’t let iPhone users actually play games. Facebook also had to axe the ability to play games for its Facebook Gaming iOS…

Garbage Crypto Product Dies Immediately After Launch

Garbage Crypto Product Dies Immediately After Launch

What happens when you mix esoteric financial instruments with poor coding practices? You get decentralized finance (DeFi), a new buzzword popular with crypto fans who see it as a way to invest in new startups or put money to work by lending out dormant crypto to eager customers.

Everything Seemed to Just… Stop

Everything Seemed to Just… Stop

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and…

Key Unanswered Questions About Big Tech’s Election-Integrity Alliance

Key Unanswered Questions About Big Tech’s Election-Integrity Alliance

Ahead of the 2020 election, all eyes are on Silicon Valley as some of the biggest tech companies attempt to prevent the sorts of foreign U.S. election interference that plagued their platforms the last go around. And it looks like these typically fierce rivals have chosen to set aside their…

Nivea Is Testing In-Store Dispensers to Refill Soap Bottles and Reduce Plastic Waste

Nivea Is Testing In-Store Dispensers to Refill Soap Bottles and Reduce Plastic Waste

It’s now more apparent than ever that the conveniences of plastic packaging are being outweighed by the environmental impact of the problematic material. Ramping up recycling efforts and minimising one-time-use plastics are critical to reducing plastic pollution, so Nivea is testing a new kiosk that refills soap containers several times…

How a New Carbon Dating Timeline is Changing Our View of History

How a New Carbon Dating Timeline is Changing Our View of History

Geological and archaeological records offer important insights into what seems to be an increasingly uncertain future. The better we understand what conditions Earth has already experienced, the better we can predict (and potentially prevent) future threats. But to do this effectively, we need an accurate way to date what happened…

Being John Malkovich Is Better Now Than It Was in 1999

Being John Malkovich Is Better Now Than It Was in 1999

— the brainchild of writer Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze — is still one of the great modern American films. However, what it meant to me at the time of release is not what it means to me now. And looking at it in a macro sense, it represents…

Microsoft is Finally Ready to Release the Surface Duo

Microsoft is Finally Ready to Release the Surface Duo

Last spring, Microsoft surprised everyone when it announced the Surface Duo. Following months of development, Microsoft is finally ready to release the Surface Duo for real, and after learning more about it, I feel like the Surface Duo is so much more than just a dual-screen gadget or even Microsoft’s…

Jared Leto May Have Let Slip Tron 3’s Working Title

Jared Leto May Have Let Slip Tron 3’s Working Title

Netflix has nabbed Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street trilogy for a monthly release next year. Disney has given Mulan a vague plan for theatrical release in China. Henry Golding hypes up the Snake Eyes movie. Plus, Daisy lays out a plan in a new clip from Agents of SHIELD’s finale, and…

Sweet-Smelling Locust Pheromone Could Be Key to Stopping Their Swarms

Sweet-Smelling Locust Pheromone Could Be Key to Stopping Their Swarms

Scientists have identified the pheromone responsible for turning individual locusts into the swarming variety. They also found a way to “turn off” locusts’ ability to respond to this pheromone, in a breakthrough that could lead to new control strategies for preventing the spread of these voracious and extremely destructive insects.

Three Major Scientific Controversies About Coronavirus

Three Major Scientific Controversies About Coronavirus

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel – and we don’t yet have all the facts about it. As a result, we may have to change our approach as new scientific data comes in. That…

Honda Should Build A Goldwing Plug-In Hybrid

Honda Should Build A Goldwing Plug-In Hybrid

Honda’s Goldwing is already an incredibly good touring bike, perhaps the best in the biz. It’s as big and heavy as it is comfortable for long distance rides. It hugs the road and hugs your booty in equal measure. It’s got Apple CarPlay (BikePlay?) and is available with a dual-clutch…

Bifocal Contact Lenses Could Keep Kids’ Bad Vision From Getting Worse

Bifocal Contact Lenses Could Keep Kids’ Bad Vision From Getting Worse

The results of a new clinical trial may provide more hope for children with myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness. The study found that kids as young as 7 who regularly wore powerful bifocal contact lenses experienced less worsening of their myopia than kids who wore less powerful or single-vision lenses…