How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone
Fireworks are a touchy subject right now. For weeks, city dwellers have complained about the near-constant eruptions of mysterious origin going off in their neighborhoods. Then there’s the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic that has prompted many cities to outright cancel their annual Fourth of... Read more
Crysis Remastered delayed after underwhelming leak
Crysis Remastered is getting some extra time in development. Crytek has delayed the first-person shooter until later this year after negative reaction to leaked screenshots and a trailer. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The leak includes the above video, with many comments on... Read more
America has almost 800 billionaires, a record high, according to Wealth-X
America is now home to almost 800 billionaires, a record high that accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s megarich. That rise of the billionaire class is made stark in a new report that paints their financial might in the most complete picture yet. It also serves... Read more
Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant
As Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and other voice assistants have become fixtures in millions of homes, privacy advocates have grown concerned that their near-constant listening to nearby conversations could pose more risk than benefit to users. New research suggests the privacy threat may be greater than previously thought. The... Read more
Digital Collectibles Go Mainstream on the WAX Blockchain
Collectors have always had a problem. The value of the items they collect depends on their rarity. If DaVinci had seen that people really liked his portrait of the Mona Lisa, for example, and knocked out a few thousand copies to cash in on the interest — the first... Read more
Public transit systems everywhere are operating at a limited capacity. Taking a rideshare car feels like a roll of the dice. Walking? I guess that’s an option. But even though we’re all trying to stay at home as much as possible, sometimes you just need to get around a... Read more
‘Pokemon Go’ and ‘Sleep No More’ Creators Are Teaming Up on AR
Niantic and Punchdrunk plan to turn people into “the hero of their own living game.” Source link Read more
OnePlus 8 improves mobile Fortnite with support for 90fps
Faster displays have started to find their way into mobile devices, and this is starting to have ramifications for gaming as well. The new OnePlus 8 smartphone, for example, has a 90Hz screen. This makes browsing the internet and scrolling through content look extremely smooth. I like it so... Read more
Foreign adversaries likely try exploiting critical networking bug, US says
Foreign hackers backed by a well-resourced government are likely to exploit a critical vulnerability in a host and VPN and firewall products sold by Palo Alto Networks, officials in the US federal government warned on Tuesday. In worst-case scenarios, the security vendor said in a post, the flaw allows... Read more
A massive star just vanished without a trace and astronomers don’t know why
An artist’s impression of the star that vanised without a trace. ESO/L. Calçada Of all the things you’d expect to lose sight of, a star 100 times bigger than our sun probably isn’t top of mind. Yet scientists are stunned at the realisation that a massive star has somehow... Read more