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After Math: The rule of threes

Sponsored Links Universal Pictures While the Sonic movie was busy running rings around its box office competition last week, a mysterious triplicating pattern began to emerge across the internet among seemingly innocuous and unrelated events. Uber resumed operations in Columbia after a three-week ban, Westworld is returning to HBO for Season 3 in the third …

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Hitting the Books: A brief history of industrial espionage and corn

Sponsored Links stevanovicigor via Getty Images Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget …

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Watch jetpack pilot Vince Reffet set a new altitude record in Dubai

Sponsored Links Jetman Dubai Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jetman Dubai‘s latest aeronautical achievement in a jet-powered wingsuit. The team says it’s reached a major milestone with its Iron Man-like jet suit, flying nearly 6,000 feet in altitude from a standing start and working hovers, turns and maneuvers into the …

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Cadillac will unveil its first all-electric vehicle in April

Sponsored Links Cadillac We’ll soon finally see the midsize electric crossover Cadillac previewed way back in January 2019. Cadillac president Steve Carlisle has revealed that the company will unveil the crossover, its first all-electric vehicle, in April at the National Auto Dealer Association. The model will debut the brand’s BEV3 platform, which will serve as …

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Adam Savage turned Spot the robodog into a creepy rickshaw driver

Sponsored Links Adam Savage’s Tested Boston Dynamics has long touted robotic dog Spot’s ability to help out in disaster situations and to take on jobs too hazardous for humans, but what practical applications does it have for the average Joe? Beyond scuttling around your house like a Lovecraftian nightmare, that is. Well, as ex-Mythbusters host …

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After Math: Stunning figures

Sponsored Links Maxiphoto via Getty Images The news just wouldn’t stop dropping this week. First, Parasite absolutely dominated the Oscars, everyone was convinced Bill Gates bought a hydrogen-powered mega-yacht for a hot second (surprise, he didn’t), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political party left the entirety of its voter rolls — millions of records — …

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Last month was the hottest January on record

Sponsored Links NOAA In 141 years of climate records, January 2020 was the hottest January yet, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Global land and ocean surface temperatures were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit (1.14 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-Century average, beating the previous record set in January 2016 by 0.04 degrees F …

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Zillow’s new search tool helps find housing for those in need

Sponsored Links Zillow Escaping homelessness is an enormous undertaking, not least because so many landlords and property managers have strict criteria for new tenants. Those that have been homeless are often unable to provide rental histories or sizeable deposits, for example. Now though, property platform Zillow is teaming up with a housing company in Washington …

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Volkswagen’s EV fast chargers can be deployed anywhere there’s power

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Components and German electric utility company E.ON have unveiled a new electric vehicle charger prototype that could make charging stations a lot more common. Their quick charging charging solution uses a battery as an intermediary between EVs and the grid, you see, eliminating the need to build potentially expensive infrastructure …

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SpaceX plans to spin off its Starlink satellite internet business

Sponsored Links SpaceX Starlink satellites, shown flat-packed in preparation for launch. SpaceX chief Elon Musk declared years ago that the company won’t go public until its Mars vehicle is regularly flying people to the red planet. You might get the chance to own a piece of the company earlier than that, though: According to Bloomberg, …

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