Thursday, April 22, 2021

After a Year Vaping With the Pax Era Pro, It’s All I Want

You can adjust the temperature settings of the PAX by slightly pulling in and out on the cartridge, like pumping a bike pump. You’ll...

Hungry, Hungry Microbes in Tree Bark Gobble Up Methane

“When I saw this paper, I just said, ‘Holy shit, this is really interesting,’” says Jeffrey White, a professor emeritus at the O’Neill School...

A Firmware Issue Threatens to Make PS4 Games Unplayable

Unless something changes, an issue lurking in older PlayStations' internal timing systems threatens to eventually make every PS4 game and all downloaded PS3 games...

Crush the Dance Floor With These Colorful Retro Beat Machines

“This hardware and software gives you limitations,” says Polyend CEO Piotr Raczyński (no relation to Bogdan Raczynski, the musician he collaborated with). “When you...

Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

If you don't have enough to worry about already, consider a world where AIs are hackers.Hacking is as old as humanity. We are...

Nations Need Ambassadors to Big Tech

We live in two worlds: We’re citizens of countries but also visitors of “ net states,” massive tech companies that wield global powers. Despite...

NASA Lands Ingenuity, the First Ever Mars Helicopter

Very early this morning, NASA flew a small drone helicopter that its latest rover had toted to Mars, marking humankind’s first controlled and powered...

Want to Get Along With Robots? Pretend They’re Animals

WIRED: I wanted to talk about navigating relationships with home or companion robots, especially when it comes to empathy and actually developing pretty complex...

These Are Our Favorite Hair Straighteners

Straightening my hair is typically a two-day affair. I wash all the product out the night before and load my hair with hydrating protectants....

The Pandemic Proved That Our Toilets Are Crap

For those without access to private toilets, lockdowns also made publicly available restrooms even scarcer than they normally are. This was particularly hard on...
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