Are Radioactive Diamond Batteries a Cure for Nuclear Waste?
In the summer of 2018, a hobby drone dropped a small package near the lip of Stromboli, a volcano off the coast of Sicily that has been erupting almost constantly for the past century. As one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, Stromboli is a source of... Read more
AVerMedia Live Gamer Duo review — The right capture card for livestreamers
AVerMedia’s Live Gamer Duo makes so much sense, so why did it take so long to turn into reality? The key feature is that it has two HDMI inputs. One is an HDMI 2.0 port for your console or gaming PC. The other is an HDMI 1.4 that is... Read more
No, Microsoft has not made 825,000 carbon-neutral Xbox Series X consoles
In September last year, as part of the United Nations’ Playing for the Planet Initiative, Microsoft committed to producing 825,000 Xbox carbon-neutral Xbox consoles. An admirable goal and a good first step for the company’s gaming arm, with a new, more powerful console on the horizon.  Microsoft has been particularly... Read more
The Blurred Lines and Closed Loops of Google Search
Tricksy! You’ll notice the knowledge box on the righthand side, too. But Google has around 92 percent of global search market share. It effectively is online search. Dark patterns are all too common online in general, and January wasn’t the first time people accused Google of deploying them. In... Read more
Wasteland 3 review-in-progress — Colder, but more intimate
I think someone at InXile Entertainment has watched Honey, I Shrunk the Kids a few too many times. Wasteland 3 has grenades that shrink your foes. Enemies have them, too. The studio’s previous role-playing game, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep, has spells that turn the baddies into pipsqueaks.... Read more
Attackers are trying to exploit a high-severity zeroday in Cisco gear
Telecoms and data-center operators take note: attackers are actively trying to exploit a high-severity zeroday vulnerability in Cisco networking devices, the company warned over the weekend. The security flaw resides in Cisco’s iOS XR Software, an operating system for carrier-grade routers and other networking devices used by telecommunications and... Read more
Repair VS. Recycle: Key Factors to Consider
As the pandemic has left many consumers with less disposable income and more time on their hands, interest in refurbishing or repairing electronics has gained new momentum. When presented with their options, however, many consumers aren’t sure what action to take moving forward. Should you repair or recycle your... Read more
Best meat delivery deals for Labor Day 2020
Meat deals, meat deals, we’ve got the meat deals! Wearing white after Labor Day may be a faux pas in certain circles but red is always in fashion — red meat, that is. With Labor Day weekend creepin’ up and the inevitable (*sniffles*) end of summer in sight, it... Read more
A Beautiful Yet Grim Map Shows How Wildfire Smoke Spreads
Now, in the map menu, click on “Vertically Integrated Smoke.” Instead of measuring smoke around 8 meters off the ground, it’s modeling what a 25-kilometer-high column of air looks like in a given place in the US. (Think of it as the smoke that you can see in the... Read more
8BitDo’s Arcade Stick launches in October for Switch and PC
One of gaming’s best peripheral makers is getting into the fight. Or, at least, it’s getting into the fighting-game community. Manufacturer 8BitDo revealed the new 8BitDo Arcade Stick today. This gamepad works with the Nintendo Switch and PC, and it is available for preorder for $90. It begins shipping... Read more