• SpaceX’s Rocket Caught Traveling At 8,221 Km/h During Second Launch In A Day!
    SpaceX launched its second rocket late in the evening eastern time yesterday. The mission saw the Falcon 9 rocket launch the SES 18 and SES 19 satellites for the European connectivity firm SES S.A. The launch was SpaceX’s 19th mission of the year, and it took place a little over four hours after another Falcon 9 … Read more
  • Resident Evil Village Builds on Resident Evil 4’s Legacy Better Than its Own Remake
    The long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 4 finally launches next week, and there’s no denying it’s a technically-impressive update of a survival-horror classic that still holds up today (check out my review for Wccftech here). That said, I have to admit I was slightly disappointed by the scope and ambition of the remake. Capcom certainly treats RE4 … Read more
  • Putin Arrest Warrant Issued By International Criminal Court Over Alleged War Crimes
    The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Friday for Russian President Vladimir Putin and another Russian official for the alleged deportation of Ukrainian children from Ukraine, amid an investigation by the organization and claims by global leaders—including the U.S.—that Russia has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during its invasion of Ukraine. KEY … Read more
  • Culture’s Film of the Week: ‘Cocaine Bear’ vs ‘Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood & Honey’
    It’s the battle of the bears – in cinemas now – ‘Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood & Honey’ vs ‘Cocaine Bear’ – FIGHT!   –  Copyright  Jagged Edge Productions – Universal Pictures Two films released this month confirm the new cinematic dominance of the ursine: Cocaine Bear and Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood & Honey. These aren’t your cuddly creatures symbolizing warmth, friendship or family. Gone are … Read more
  • FIFA 25 Will Be The “Best EGame For Any Girl Or Boy”, Says FIFA President
    We’re not sure what an “egame” is, and at this point we’re too afraid to ask. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has promised the next FIFA “egame” will be “the best,” leaving us all very confused as to what an “egame” is. At least it’ll be the best, possibly because it’ll be the only one. The quote … Read more
  • Russia’s war in Ukraine
    US believes Russia has recovered some small pieces of debris from downed drone, US official says From CNN’s Natasha Bertrand and Oren Liebermann The US believes Russia has recovered some debris in the Black Sea from the downed US surveillance drone, a US official familiar with the matter told CNN. The official described the recovered wreckage … Read more
  • She’s a pro soccer player and a pro esports athlete: Meet RB Leipzig’s Lena Güldenpfennig
    There is a young German forward, playing in the Bundesliga, who scores hundreds of goals every week. Before Bayern Munich begins preparing the paperwork for a bid, there is a small disclaimer – many of these goals are scored in the virtual arena of EA Sports’ FIFA video game series. But such a caveat doesn’t make the daily … Read more
  • Vinícius Jr. is being racially abused during La Liga matches. Why is nobody being punished?
    Vinícius Jr scored the goal that secured Real Madrid’s 14th European Cup last May, and this season his brilliance has continued to light up the team’s Champions League campaign. The supremely talented 22-year-old – widely considered one of the world’s best players – has six goals in seven matches in Europe and another eighth in La Liga, but … Read more
  • GCHQ spy chiefs warn Microsoft’s ChatGPT and other AI chatbots pose a security risk – as City law firm bans workers from using it in case client data is leaked
    Spy organisation GCHQ says Artificial Intelligence powered chatbots like ChatGPT are emerging security threats. In a blog post yesterday the National Cyber Security Centre says companies operating the technology – like Microsoft and Google – are able to read questions typed into the chatbots. The centre admits that with any emerging technology, there is always concern around how secure it … Read more
  • Russian jet collides with US drone over Black Sea
    A Russian fighter jet has collided with a US drone, causing the unmanned US aircraft to crash into the Black Sea, the American military says. It says the drone was on a routine mission in international airspace when two Russian jets tried to intercept it. The US European Command said the crash on Tuesday was … Read more
  • AUKUS nuclear pact ‘great news’ for global security: British premier
    First UK submarines will be delivered in late 2030s, according to official statement LONDON British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday that the AUKUS nuclear pact has been “great news” for both global security and British jobs.  AUKUS is a three-way strategic defense alliance between Australia, the UK and the US initially to build a … Read more
  • Ukrainians’ Google Searches Reveal a Year of Fear and Hope
    Digital traces including social posts and search queries like “How many tank squadrons?” capture a population’s struggle to survive war. PEOPLE TYPE THEIR most private fears and immediate needs into Google’s search box. For Ukrainians battered by more than a year of war, what they dread and desire at least as indicated by their searches has … Read more
  • Mysterious gold Bronze Age ring found in Norfolk field
    An “incredibly mysterious” gold Bronze Age penannular ring has been unearthed by a metal detectorist. The tiny ring was discovered in September 2022. The 14.5mm (0.5in) ring, which was found in north Norfolk, was made more than 3,000 years ago. Finds liaison officer Helen Geake said an “amazing amount of workmanship” went into creating the … Read more
  • This Mysterious Planet Could Be Transforming Into a Water World
    A mysterious exoplanet just 138 light-years from Earth could be in the process of transforming. An analysis of an exoplanet named HD-207496b reveals that the world, clocking in at 6.1 and 2.25 times the mass and radius of Earth, respectively, either has a gaseous atmosphere, a global ocean, or a mixture of both – and … Read more
  • Director of National Intelligence delivers the Congressional Annual Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena! Finally!
    It’s a bit late (due October 31st, 2022) but it is now in the public’s hands -at least the unclassified version is! There are a few nuggets that are interesting but the report mostly details procedures going forward as to how to categorize UAP, methods to evaluate reports, and how multiple government agencies like Dod … Read more
  • Ransomware Attacks Have Entered a ‘Heinous’ New Phase
    With victims refusing to pay, cybercriminal gangs are now releasing stolen photos of cancer patients and sensitive student records. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. IN FEBRUARY, ATTACKERS from … Read more
  • Twitter’s $42,000-per-Month API Prices Out Nearly Everyone
    Tiers will start at $500,000 a year for access to 0.3 percent of the company’s tweets. Researchers say that’s too much for too little data. SINCE TWITTER LAUNCHED in 2006, the company has acted as a kind of heartbeat for social media conversation. That’s partly because it’s where media people go to talk about the media, … Read more
  • Spacing Out
    I spend a lot of time staring off into space. To clarify, I don’t mean that literally – I don’t have a super-powered Webb Telescope, you know – but these pockets of deep thought are meant to lead to some creative thoughts and interesting answers to odd questions.  While sometimes it’s a miss, in most cases I’m … Read more
  • Releasing Start compatibility for Windows 11
    Releasing Start11 1.41 with compatibility for Windows 11 KB5022913 / Moment 2 Today we are releasing Start11 v1.41 which makes Start11 ready for the next big update that Microsoft is shipping for Windows 11. Called KB5022913 or Moment 2, this release is currently available to anyone who is actively looking for new Windows Updates, but it … Read more
  • Tidbits for the Sins of a Solar Empire II
    Multiplayer Tidbits for the Sins of a Solar Empire II Technical Preview We knew that when we announced Sins of a Solar Empire II that people were going to be excited. When we launched the Technical Preview back in November, there was one question everyone was asking right from the onset: when would we add … Read more