We’re Starting to See How Covid PPE Litter Affects Wildlife
This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The latex glove was a streaky, dirty, yellow-gray, the color of a plastic bag that somersaulted into a tree and got tangled in the branches. When citizen-scientists in the Netherlands spotted it in August... Read more
The DeanBeat: A Big Bang week for the metaverse
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The metaverse had a couple of Big Bangs this week that should put it on everyone’s radar. First, Epic Games raised $1 billion at a $28.7 billion valuation. That is $11.4 billion more valuable than... Read more
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is now live: Main event start time, how to watch and full fight card
Jake Paul after defeating Nate Robinson. Michael Reaves/Stringer via Getty Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is now live! Very shortly Jake Paul will take on ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match that promises to break the internet. The early card has already begun, but the main event... Read more
10 Best PlayStation 5 Accessories (2021): TVs, Controllers, Headsets, Soundbars
Picking out accessories for a new PlayStation 5 is almost as tricky as buying one. That’s because of its new capabilities. The cybernetic clamshell tower of a console is packed to the gills with impressive hardware. It can run games in native 4K, hit frame rates in excess of... Read more
Open Grid Alliance aims to support cloud computing at the edge
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. VMware and Vapor IO this week kicked off an ambitious effort to rearchitect the internet via a vendor-neutral Open Grid Alliance (OGA) that aims to make network services easier for app developers to consume. Other... Read more
PS5 restock update: Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, Amazon, StockX and more PlayStation 5 buying options
Want to buy a PS5 but can’t find it in stock? You’re not alone. The PS5 is the fastest-selling console in US history, and demand is far outstripping supply. The Sony PlayStation 5 has been popping in and out of availability over the past few weeks, with much of the activity being... Read more
How the FBI Finally Got Into the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone
As the Biden administration moves on an ever-growing list of policy initiatives, the White House issued sanctions this week for a slate of Russian misdeeds, including interference in the 2020 election, the poisoning of dissident Aleksey Navalny, and the SolarWinds hacking spree that swept United States government agencies and... Read more
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang interview: From the Grace CPU to engineer’s metaverse
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivered a keynote speech this week to 180,000 attendees registered for the GTC 21 online-only conference. And Huang dropped a bunch of news across multiple industries that show just how powerful... Read more
Twitter outage continues for some users, problem appears to be global
James Martin/CNET Having problems with Twitter? You’re not alone. After a Friday night tweet in which it acknowledged that “tweets may not be loading for some of you,” Twitter Support followed up on Saturday, saying that it’s “fixing an issue with our servers to get things back to normal soon.”... Read more
Everyone On Facebook’s Oversight Board Should Resign
The Facebook Oversight Board is on the cusp of deciding whether Donald Trump should be allowed to return to a platform he used to incite racist violence. While the board ostensibly has the authority to make this decision, Facebook itself will make the final call. From the board’s inception... Read more