How Tech Could Help Us Contemplate Our Own Mortality
The other day, I was sitting on a park bench at the playground with my son, agonizing over a work issue. Had I come off as rude on that Zoom call? Maybe I shouldn’t have been so emphatic. I pulled out my phone to send a quick apology. Just... Read more
Apple purges 39,000 game apps from China store to meet year-end licence deadline
(Reuters) — Apple removed 39,000 game apps from its China store Thursday, the biggest removal ever in a single day, in keeping with a year-end deadline for all game publishers to obtain a licence. The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Including the 39,000... Read more
Apple’s M1 Macs are killing my Hackintosh
Apple’s M1 chip is being hailed as a leap forward for Macs. But it’s death to my Hackintosh. Apple One of my favorite nerd toys is about to turn into a relic, and it’s Apple’s fault. Back in 2016, I was frustrated Apple hadn’t updated its Mac Mini, iMac... Read more
How My Record Player Helped Me Feel the Music
Before the pandemic began, I had one record. It sat atop my red Ikea bookshelf, collecting dust. The Great Ray Charles. I picked it up at an event I attended a little more than a year ago, in the Before Times. I figured I’d find a way to play... Read more
PGA Tour 2K21 interview: Back on the links
Some see PGA Tour 2K21 as a return of license golf to gaming. But really, it hadn’t disappeared. Since EA stopped its PGA series in 2015, HB Studios has published and been running The Golf Club and its sequel for PC and consoles. And when 2K acquired the pro... Read more
How You Can Save Money for Retirement
A 2018 study by Northwestern Mutual found that nearly two-thirds of Americans who have a plan to save money for retirement are certain they’ll outlive their savings. Moreover, one in five Americans (21 percent) have no retirement savings at all, and another 78 percent are concerned about not having... Read more
The best battery-powered home security cameras to buy this year
Not only do battery-powered security cameras give you better installation flexibility than their wired counterparts, they’re also typically weatherproof for use outside. That means you can install a wireless security camera on a fence, in a tree — or pretty much anywhere, as long as your Wi-Fi network reaches... Read more
30 Years Since the Human Genome Project Began, What’s Next?
In 1987, when researchers first used the word genomics to describe the newly developing discipline of mapping DNA, Eric Green had just finished medical school. A few years later, he found himself working on the front lines of the young field’s marquee moon shot: the Human Genome Project. To... Read more
GamesBeat Decides the game of the year
Nothing exemplifies the power of the human spirit through a tumultuous time like arguing about video games. And thankfully, GamesBeat is comprised of four heroes who are willing and ready to do just that. During a more than two hour online video conference, which you can watch in the... Read more
Corellium notches partial victory in Apple iOS copyright case
Enlarge / Just some of the iDevice types that Corellium didn’t break one law—but may still have broken another—by emulating. Security firm Corellium, which develops software that researchers can use to analyze Apple products, has been handed a partial victory in Apple’s lawsuit against it, as a judge ruled... Read more