RuneScape publisher Jagex acquired by The Carlyle Group for at least $530 million
Investment firm The Carlyle Group has acquired RuneScape publisher Jagex for at least $530 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Daily Telegraph reported the deal was worth at least $530 million, which was the price paid in the previous transaction in 2020. It’s another sign of... Read more
The history of the connected battlespace, part one: command, control, and conquer
Enlarge / Believe it or not, this fictional version of NORAD shows off the idea of the “connected battlespace” even better than the reali thing. MGM/UA Since the earliest days of warfare, commanders of forces in the field have sought greater awareness and control of what is now commonly... Read more
Launching a startup is always exciting. This is your opportunity to accumulate wealth, make a name for yourself, innovate in some unique way, and possibly leave behind a legacy. But too many entrepreneurs end up failing because they were inadequately prepared. Before you even consider launching a startup, there... Read more
We’re about to learn if Apple’s iPhone 12 is a smash hit
Apple’s about to share its first financial report since last year’s iPhone 12 launch. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Apple’s iPhone is already one of the most popular consumer products ever. And normally, it’s a safe bet that when Apple makes big changes to its design, as it did to the iPhone... Read more
Sun-Loving Bacteria May Be Accelerating Glacial Melting
Photograph: Sasha Leidman Mixed in with this grit and melted ice are the cyanobacteria, which run on sunlight. As a cryoconite hole gets deeper, its bottom moves out of direct sunlight, meaning there’s less energy available for the cyanobacteria living within it. But, Leidman says, “when it rains, or... Read more
Wingcopter raises $22 million to ramp up delivery drone production
Wingcopter, a Darmstadt, Germany-based drone manufacturer, today announced that it raised $22 million in a funding round led by Xplorer Capital and Futury Regio Growth Fund. The company says it will use the proceeds to expand its health care-related activities (including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines), prepare for the... Read more
WandaVision episode 3 Easter eggs and Marvel references on Disney Plus
Vision and Wanda are now in full color. Disney Plus Episode 3 of Marvel’s WandaVision bursts into color as the suburban sitcom surrealness hits the 1970s. From Quicksilver to SWORD, what Easter eggs and Marvel references does the third installment of the Disney Plus series uncover? Let’s dive in to the mysterious reality... Read more
How to Start Working Out at Home: Beginner’s Advice and Gear (2021)
I consider myself an athlete, but I don’t engage in any particularly impressive physical feats. I am not “cut” or “swole.” My superpower is consistency. Barring the rare knee surgery or birthing the occasional child, I have worked out daily for more than 20 years. Physical activity is also... Read more
GamesBeat Decides: The best (and worst) ‘core’ Mario games
Many Mario games are some of the best pieces of digital entertainment ever created. The series seemed like an obvious choice for a new tier list-making video series … so here we are. My cohort Jeff Grubb and I rank every game in the core Mario series. What does... Read more
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool: Start time, how to watch online in the US, UK and Australia
The English Premier League has been quite the rollercoaster this season. In the beginning Liverpool were looking unstoppable and Tottenham Hotspur, managed by a resurgent Jose Mourinho, were hot on their tail. Just months later Liverpool have sunk to fourth position and haven’t scored in their last four EPL... Read more