Obi-Wan Kenobi Is About Change, Not Conflict

Image: Lucasfilm If we take a step back from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series feels like a narrative waypoint. We know Kenobi’s past, we know how he ends up, so where is the movement in this series? How does Obi-Wan Kenobi push the arc of the galaxy far, far away towards its predetermined end? Truthfully speaking, … Read more

American Data Privacy & Protection Act Faces Congress’ Changes

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, accompanies House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside for a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.Photo: Associated Press (AP) House Republicans want to drastically change a federal privacy bill that Democrats in the Senate are also threatening to murder. … Read more

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, … Read more

How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

For a lot of us, day-to-day computing involves using more than one computer sometimes and sometimes more than one computer operating system too. That can mean a lot of wires and a lot of swapping between keyboards, mice and trackpads, but there are now multiple hardware and software options for sharing one set of input … Read more

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, … Read more

Master & Dynamic’s MW75 Wireless Headphones Review: Overpriced

Photo: Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo If you’re looking for the best performance from a pair of wireless headphones, including great sound quality, comfort, battery life, and noise canceling, you’re going to need to ditch the earbuds and invest in something larger. Master & Dynamics’ new MW75 Wireless headphones bring all of the above to the … Read more

Emissions From New US Natural Gas Projects Will Equal 18 Million Cars

An LNG processing plant is seen in Cameron, Louisiana.Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP (AP) Despite the Biden administration’s vows to fight climate change, the US is currently embarking on a major effort to build out fossil fuel infrastructure following the war in Ukraine — with potentially disastrous climate results. 01:57 Rainn Wilson’s First Fandoms: Star … Read more

Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) For Facebook and its parent company Meta, “pride” and “envy” aren’t so much mortal sins as they are a modus operandi. The company’s obsession with being at the top of the social media ladder could also propagate more harmful content for users. Rainn Wilson’s First Fandoms: Star Trek And D&D The Verge … Read more

Tesla Reported More Self-Driving Crashes Than Any Other Vehicle

Photo: Patrick Pleul (Getty Images) Federal regulators released data today painting the clearest picture yet of the state of driver-assisted technology in the US That picture includes at least half a dozen deaths. Rainn Wilson’s First Fandoms: Star Trek And D&D Between July 1, 2021 and May 15 this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety … Read more