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Thursday June 27, 2019. 09:08 PM
I'm coming to Houston on July 31 to appear with Hank Green at an event for the paperback launch of his outstanding debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: we're on a 7PM at Spring Forest Middle School (14240 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079); it's a ticketed event and...
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Just like the cast in an episode of ‘The Bachelorette,’ the leading palace players engage in some minor insignificant event and the tabloids whip it up into a catastrophe. The only thing that’s missing is Chris Harrison promising that it’s “the most shocking and...
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Debunking the flat Earth is a relatively easy task. (credit: NASA) “Vaccines are safe and effective,” write researchers Philipp Schmid and Cornelia Betsch in a paper published in Nature Human Behavior this week. “Humans cause global warming. Evolution theory explains...
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Every now and again, a company will come up with a product 'innovation' that seems to deprive people of their free will, driving great masses of internet users to look for Pokemon, or tend virtual farms, or buy now with one-click, or flock to Upworthy-style 'You won't...
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While Nintendo’s mobile gaming partnership with developer DeNA has been slow and steady, the semi-independent Pokemon Company continues to release tons of Pokemon games on iOS and Android devices. If you created a […] The post ‘Pokemon Masters’ Is An All-Star Trainer...
    Geek - Jun 27, 08:51 PM
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An anonymous reader shares a report: As part of this year's annual Steam Summer Sale, Valve is hosting a new 'Grand Prix' promotion that gives participants a chance at free games if they complete certain daily 'quests' on the platform. But confusion over how the promotion...
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A Canadian zoo saved a woman who was bitten by a Malayan pit viper, a poisonous snake that lives in Southeast Asia, with a very critical healing agent: snake antivenom. Shalaba Kalliath, who […] The post Toronto Zoo Saves Woman Bitten By Venomous Snake on Thailand Vacation...
    Geek - Jun 27, 08:33 PM
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Suggested marketing copy for the Breo iPalm520s Electric Acupressure Hand Palm Massager: 'Put your right hand in the box,' she said. Fear shot through Paul. He started to back away, but the old woman said: 'Is this how you obey your mother?' He looked up into bird-bright...
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Enlarge / Despite the exciting imagery, Steam's Grand Prix promotion may be inadvertently harming some low-cost indie games on the platform. (credit: Steam) As part of this year's annual Steam Summer Sale, Valve is hosting a new 'Grand Prix' promotion that gives...
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San Francisco passed a law requiring owners of multi-unit buildings to choose which ISP they use, ending the practice of landlords selling access to tenants to ISPs, locking in the tenants to ISPs who don't have to keep them happy to keep their business. Enter Trump's FCC...
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Apex Legends may have lost some of the unbelievable momentum of its surprise free-to-play February launch, but millions of people still enjoy the battle royale from the makers of Titanfall (and the upcoming Star […] The post ‘Apex Legends’ Season 2 Trailer Charges Onto t...
    Geek - Jun 27, 08:15 PM
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Bad News is a free webgame created by two Cambridge psych researchers; in a 15-minute session, it challenges players to learn about and deploy six tactics used in disinformation campaigns ('polarisation, invoking emotions, spreading conspiracy theories, trolling people...
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Facebook says it wants to give people 'clear, simple explanations' about how its business works and how it uses your personal information. From a report: In a blog post on Thursday, Facebook outlined updates to its terms of service intended to clarify how the company makes...
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Laurie Santos, a psychology professor, teaches the 'most popular class in the history of Yale University,' according to this article in The Atlantic. Her class is called “Psychology and the Good Life.” She spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday to present the...
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I lived in the county of Essex for two years as a teenager. It's unique in the English imagination, a place once rural but colonized by Londoners fleeing Germans during the war and Immigrants after it. A sprawling exurban development park, it's held to be trashy yet...
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NYC Mesh -- the meshing, neutral, community based wireless ISP in New York City -- has undergone a drastic expansion beyond its initial supernode. That first supernode, at 375 Pearl Street in Manhattan, was serviced by gigabit fiber, and offered downlinks to 300 buildings...
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. We're kicking things off today with a couple Audible deals exclusively for Amazon Prime members that you can get right now ahead of Prime Day. Prime...
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The Lego Overwatch world started with a single set last fall. It expanded almost immediately to a half dozen, and now Lego’s pushing out another update. Two more Overwatch sets have now been […] The post Lego Adds Two More ‘Overwatch’ Sets: Wrecking Ball and Junkertown...
    Geek - Jun 27, 07:42 PM
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Robert Reich (previously) served in the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, was Clinton's labor czar, and sat on Obama's economic transition advisory board; though he is generally on the Democratic Party's left flank, his own history...
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The American Civil Liberties Union released internal NSA memos received under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealing that, once again, the NSA improperly collected phone call and text message metadata of US citizens. A spokesperson for the agency was quick to pin the ...
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