What Syfy’s Superman prequel series Krypton is doing right

Superman’s origin story is so well-known that Grant Morrison opened his All-Star Superman series by summing it up in just eight words: “Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Kindly couple.” Krypton showrunner Cameron Welsh, who cites All-Star Superman as one of his favorite Superman stories, has the unenviable task of …

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Tesla booted from safety investigation into fatal Autopilot crash

Tesla has been removed from the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into a fatal Autopilot accident that happened in March, the agency announced today. The NTSB says it took the action because Tesla had released “investigative information before it was vetted and confirmed by” the agency. The news was first …

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Why trying to be too efficient will make us less efficient in the long run

Today’s headlines are filled with technological breakthroughs that promise an optimized future, from artificial intelligence to diagnose disease to self-driving cars that revolutionize transportation. One day, everything will be easier, faster, and better, we’re told. It’s an appealing vision, but there’s a downside to all this efficiency, says scholar and …

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Levitating gadgets will disappoint you

I’m here to issue an important but disappointing warning: that super cool new gadget on Kickstarter that floats? You should not back it. It will, I can say with almost complete certainty, disappoint you. I’ve been fascinated with hovering gadgets for a couple years now because they just keep popping …

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Apple warns Mac users that 32-bit app support is ending

Apple will start warning Mac users this week that 32-bit app support in macOS is coming to an end. Ars Technica notes that Mac users running macOS 10.13.4 will receive a one-time alert tomorrow that will trigger once a 32-bit app is opened. The alert simply reveals that an app …

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