Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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China Targets Extreme Internet Fandoms in a New Crackdown

Measures aimed at influencer and celebrity culture will reach into the screens of young people. Youth with You was a popular streaming show in China, in which clean-cut young men sang and danced, guided by established pop star mentors, as...

These Are the 9 Android Phones Worth Buying

Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.

Age of Empires IV Is a Solid Strategy Game Stuck in the Past

It’s the perfect introduction to Age for new players, but veterans may be underwhelmed by its campaign offerings.Age of Empires IV is the first mainline Age of Empires game in 16 years, and a wait of that magnitude creates...

This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean

It’s a 32,000-gallon concrete tank with a wind tunnel grafted on top. With it, researchers can study the seas—and climate change—like never before.Just a short walk from the sea at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, researchers are putting...

In 'Termination Shock,' Neal Stephenson Finally Takes on Global Warming

The renowned author says his genre should inspire solutions. In his new novel, Termination Shock, he tackles our most existential crisis.His bushy beard is saltier now than in his old author photos, but Neal Stephenson still pairs it with...

The Best Wireless Gaming Headsets for Every Kind of Player

These battery-powered headsets will serve you well whether you're chatting with teammates in Fortnite, friends in Discord, or coworkers in Zoom.

Google’s $599 Pixel 6 Raises the Bar for All Smartphones

From the top-end hardware to the improved image processing for people with darker skin, it’s hard not to love the company’s latest Android phones.“Hey Google, type.” I've composed much of this review with my voice. That’s thanks to Assistant voice...

Age of Empires IV and Real-Time Strategy Games' Rocky History

If the genre is to return to its former glory, it needs to do more than tweak the formula that made it successful two decades ago.Real-time strategy is having a moment.Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition regularly cracks 20,000...

The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

It won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but a virtual private network can help make you a less tempting target for hackers.A virtual private network (VPN) is like a protective tunnel you can use to pass through a...

Facebook Failed the People Who Tried to Improve It

The “badge posts” of the company's former researchers offer the parting thoughts of the disillusioned.“Hi, all,” reads a note on Facebook’s internal Workplace system that was posted on December 9, 2020. “Friday is going to be my last day...
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This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean

It’s a 32,000-gallon concrete tank with a wind tunnel grafted on top. With it, researchers can study the seas—and...
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Age of Empires IV Is a Solid Strategy Game Stuck in the Past

It’s the perfect introduction to Age for new players, but veterans may be underwhelmed by its campaign offerings.Age of Empires IV is the first...

These Are the 9 Android Phones Worth Buying

Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.

China Targets Extreme Internet Fandoms in a New Crackdown

Measures aimed at influencer and celebrity culture will reach into the screens of young people. Youth with You was a popular streaming show in China,...

In 'Termination Shock,' Neal Stephenson Finally Takes on Global Warming

The renowned author says his genre should inspire solutions. In his new novel, Termination Shock, he tackles our most existential crisis.His bushy beard is...