The science behind the time travel in Quantum Break

In the interest of determining whether Quantum Break is living up to its hype as smart science fiction — a real physicist consulted on the game! — we asked our science editor, Liz Lopatto, play the game and render a verdict. Here’s the thing: Liz mostly does not play video games. Our …

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Nest is permanently disabling the Revolv smart home hub

Nest is coming under fire following an announcement that Revolv, a smart home startup it acquired two years ago, would be permanently shutting off its product starting May 15th. The decision, announced in a quiet note on Revolv’s website in February, has gone largely unnoticed and is expected to impact …

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BP to pay US government $20.8 billion for Gulf oil disaster

A federal judge has approved BP’s $20 billion settlement over its 2010 oil spill, the Associated Press reports. First reached in October, the final settlement amount accounts for civil claims against the company set forth by the Department of Justice and five Gulf states. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch previously …

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Bill Simmons and HBO are making a Game of Thrones recap show

The first show to emerge from Bill Simmons’ partnership with HBO is After the Thrones, a weekly Game of Thrones recap show that’s going to premiere on HBO Now alongside Thrones‘ sixth season later this month. It’s not clear when After the Thrones will air on HBO proper — a HBO press …

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FCC introduces broadband labels inspired by nutrition facts

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new broadband labels, modeled after the nutrition facts label found on food products throughout the US, as a way to give consumers more details about their home and mobile internet service. The labels detail pricing, internet speeds, latency, data caps, modem costs, and early …

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