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Decades later, John Romero looks back at the birth of the first-person shooter

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Id | GDC) John Romero remembers the moment he realized what the future of gaming would look like. In late 1991, Romero and his colleagues at id Software had just released Catacomb 3-D, a crude-looking, EGA-colored first-person shooter that was nonetheless revolutionary compared to other...

Mon Jun 24, 2024 15:23
NASA indefinitely delays return of Starliner to review propulsion data

Enlarge / Boeing's Starliner capsule lifts off aboard United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket. (credit: United Launch Alliance) In an update released late Friday evening, NASA said it was "adjusting" the date of the Starliner spacecraft's return to Earth from June 26 to an unspecified time in July. The announcement followed...

Sat Jun 22, 2024 05:15
Internet Archive forced to remove 500,000 books after publishers’ court win

Enlarge (credit: Tim Macpherson | Image Source) As a result of book publishers successfully suing the Internet Archive (IA) last year, the free online library that strives to keep growing online access to books recently shrank by about 500,000 titles. IA reported in a blog post this month that publishers abruptly forcing...

Sat Jun 22, 2024 01:14
Top FDA official overrules staff to approve gene therapy that failed trial

Enlarge / Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research within the Food and Drug Administration on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Susan Walsh) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced expanded approval for a gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular...

Sat Jun 22, 2024 01:14
$200-ish laptop with a 386 and 8MB of RAM is a modern take on Windows 3.1 era

  The Pocket 386, a new-old laptop that can run MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, and (technically) Windows 95. [credit: DZT's Store ] Of the many oddities...

Sat Jun 22, 2024 01:14
Congress passes bill to jumpstart new nuclear power tech

Enlarge (credit: hrui) Earlier this week, the US Senate passed what's being called the ADVANCE Act, for Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy. Among a number of other changes, the bill would attempt to streamline permitting for newer reactor technology and offer cash incentives for the...

Sat Jun 22, 2024 01:14

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