Ultimate Ears Fits Review: The Comfiest Earbuds Around
Whether you’re running a marathon or watching Wandavision in bed, comfort is king when it comes to wireless earbuds. Not only is a well-fitting pair less annoying, but a proper seal also has a dramatic impact on the sound quality of the headphones. Ultimate Ears’ engineers know a thing... Read more
GPT-3: We’re at the very beginning of a new app ecosystem
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. The most impressive thing about OpenAI’s natural language processing (NLP) model, GPT-3, is its sheer size. With more than 175 billion weighted connections between words known as parameters, the transformer encoder-decoder model blows its... Read more
AirPods 3 rumors: Apple’s next-gen earbuds look very familiar in this leaked photo
Apple may be ready to release a new pair of AirPods in March. New leaks suggest the third-generation of Apple’s regular AirPods will share some features with the $249 AirPods Pro, like spatial audio support. They may also have a shorter stem, interchangeable tips and a smaller charging case... Read more
Border Disputes Threaten Climate Science in the Himalayas
Molden recalls how bad blood almost thwarted a key program involving the sharing of water data. In that instance, he says, an international team of scientists had gathered in Nepal, at ICIMOD headquarters, when one scientist claimed—without evidence—that data sharing would create a national security threat. Molden says he... Read more
The RetroBeat — How World of Warcraft Classic will reignite the Burning Crusade
World of Warcraft welcomed back a wave of nostalgic fans with the release of World of Warcraft Classic in 2019. Now the famous MMO’s first expansion, Burning Crusade, is heading to retro online game. Burning Crusade first came out back in 2007. It added a new world, Outland, and... Read more
FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
Sarah Tew/CNET The US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the third vaccine on the US market. The OK comes a day after the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee unanimously voted to approve the... Read more
NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to ‘Own’ Digital Art
NFT technology, Harrison says, provides a way to attach a price tag to digital art, tapping into that primal high-quality hoarding instinct—the quest for status-affording Veblen goods, coveted only insofar as they are pricey—that is behind many collectors’ urge. Mix that with a frothy community eager to trade and... Read more
The time for esports’ professionalization is now
With traditional sports and entertainment evaporating overnight amid the COVID-19 outbreak last spring, esports became the solution for stakeholders across many industries to ensure the show did indeed go on. This resulted in the injection of professional gaming into the social mainstream, providing hours of entertainment for content-starved audiences... Read more
Lady Gaga’s stolen dogs recovered, Gaga calls injured dog walker ‘a hero’
Lady Gaga, her dog walker Ryan Fischer and her beloved French bulldogs been in the headlines this week. Haven’t been following the disturbing saga? Here’s everything we know.   What happened to Lady Gaga’s dog walker?  On Wednesday night, a male suspect shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker,... Read more
The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA
Some blasts from the past surfaced this week, including revelations that a Russia-linked hacking group has repeatedly targeted the US electrical grid, along with oil and gas utilities and other industrial firms. Notably, the group has ties to the notorious industrial-control GRU hacking group Sandworm. Meanwhile, researchers revealed evidence... Read more