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Voyagers explores complexities of coming of age in space

Tye Sheridan and Lily-Rose Depp star in director Neil Burger's science fiction film, Voyagers. A crew of young people on a lifelong expedition to colonize a distant planet grow frustrated with their rigidly controlled existence and begin to rebel, putting the mission at risk, in Voyagers. Director Neil Burger's (Limitless) new film is part classic...

Lego has a new 2,354-piece NASA Space Shuttle set, and it’s awesome

Lego's latest official NASA set is this massive model of space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ]   The ongoing collaboration between Lego and NASA continues to delight. Back in 2017, the Danish toymaker brought...

Court rules grocery store’s inaccessible website isn’t an ADA violation

Enlarge / A Winn-Dixie supermarket in Florida. (credit: Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) A federal appeals court struck a significant blow against disability rights this week when it ruled that a Florida grocery store's inaccessible website did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ruling...

Diablo II Resurrected impressions: Unholy cow, man

Enlarge (credit: Blizzard / Sam Machkovech) Diablo II: Resurrected is slated to launch on PC and consoles "later this year," but in the meantime, the remaster is far enough along that its handlers launched an early "technical alpha" demo over this weekend. (There's a teensy-tiny chance you can still get in if you sign up right now.) I was invited...

Variant hunters race to find new strains where variant testing lags

Enlarge (credit: Marina Dekhnik | Getty Images) In mid-February, three travelers were stopped at the airport in Luanda, Angola. Even during the pandemic, the country, a hub for the oil industry, had seen plenty of passengers from Europe and South Africa, where two concerning variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 hold sway. But the strains weren’t...

Apple M1 hardware support merged into Linux 5.13

Enlarge / We're still a long way away from a smooth, quick boot with a fancy Asahi logo centered on the screen and (presumably) a soothing startup noise. (credit: Asahi Linux) Asahi Linux—founded by Hector "marcan" Martin—has merged initial support for Apple M1 hardware into the Linux system-on-chip (SOC) tree, where it will hopefully make it into...

Russia cries “sabotage” after Slovakia questions quality of Sputnik vaccine

Enlarge / Former Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic wears a face mask as he gives a press statement at the International Airport in Kosice, Slovakia, on March 1, 2021, after an aircraft of the Slovak Army arrived from Moscow, carrying doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. (credit: Getty | Peter Lazar) Russia has asked Slovakia to return...

Google says the Pixel 5a will launch, but only in two countries

The Pixel 5a render from Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka Onleaks. It looks exactly like all the other recent Pixels. [credit: Steve Hemmerstoffer ] It's been a wild Friday afternoon in the Android rumor mill. YouTuber Jon Prosser claimed that...

The big advance in Elon Musk’s Pong-playing monkey is what you can’t see

Enlarge On Thursday, one of Elon Musk's companies, Neuralink, posted a video showing a monkey playing Pong using nothing but a brain implant connected wirelessly with the computer hosting the game. While it's a fantastic display of the technology, most of the individual pieces of this feat have been done before—in some cases, over a decade before....

Goldeneye successor unofficially unlocked as free bonus inside another game

What's so special about a fully fledged TimeSplitters 2 menu? In this case, it's the fact that this fully unlocked game has been hiding inside of another game for five years. [credit: THQ Nordic ] 2021 has been a bountiful year for a select...

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