Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA
SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic coronavirus that surfaced for the first time in China last year, is an equal opportunity invader. If you’re a human, it wants in. Regardless of age, race, or sex, the virus appears to infect people at the same rate. Which makes sense, given that it’s a... Read more
Valve: More games are finding success on Steam than ever before
Steam is still one of the better ways for developers to make money from their games. But with thousands of new releases hitting Valve Software’s PC gaming store each year, it can seem like that opportunity is dwindling. But that’s not the case for most games, according to a... Read more
Working at home: The tech sector is finally delivering on its promise
Internet and mobile phone technology have transformed daily life over the past ten years. Nobody needs to stop and ask for directions anymore, worry about night and weekend minutes, or wait for the nightly newscast to catch up on sports scores. Today’s kids struggle with the concept of television... Read more
Sony delays The Last of Us Part II indefinitely
We’re sad too, Ellie.  Naughty Dog. For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Sony’s PlayStation said Thursday that it’s delaying the release of upcoming games The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR. According to the gaming giant,... Read more
Muscle Giants, Zoom Orgies, and the New Erotics of Isolation
The request came with instructions. The only problem was that Roidpig, a designer of fantasies and something of a pleasure architect, wasn’t sure what a “soft or hard crush” meant. Eager to satisfy, he asked for more. “A soft crush,” Roidpig explained to me recently, “would be squeezing a... Read more
IntSights: The dark web is a wretched hive of coronavirus scams and pandemic cybercrime
Dark web players have seized on the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic to cultivate a vast range of scams that target everyone from vulnerable consumers to unprepared medical facilities. According to a new report from global threat intelligence firm IntSights, a mixture of cybercriminals and state-sponsored actors are... Read more
Three fireballs spotted burning up over just three hours
A fireball spotted over Germany. IMO If you were able to hang out in the upper atmosphere over Europe and just keep an eye on things from above, you might have thought the continent was under attack from space rocks last Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning.  Three meteoroids... Read more
The Deliciously Surprising Science of Taste
It’s one of the world’s most famous maps, along with that of the New York City subway system and the one for the Game of Thrones world: the map of your tongue. You probably saw it in high school, and learned that your loquacious mouth muscle is neatly divided... Read more
SteelSeries acquires gaming-audio software Nahimic
SteelSeries is aiming to beef up its audio tools. And to make that happen, it is acquiring gaming-audio engineering company A-Volute. The two companies did not disclose the details of the deal, which they expect to close by the end of spring. This acquisition enables SteelSeries to add more... Read more
Final Fantasy 7 Remake review: The most ambitious Final Fantasy yet
Hello, old friend. Square Enix Final Fantasy 7 Remake lied to me. This isn’t Final Fantasy 7 remade. It’s Final Fantasy 7 reimagined, and boldly at that. New characters and subplots are introduced within the first hour, and stylish real-time action replaces the turn-based combat the original was known... Read more