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5 games that might not suck so much if they got modern remakes

Remakes, remasters, and retreads are all the rage these days. But don’t let the publishers fool you, they’re not taking many chances. From the Mass Effect franchise remasters to the outstanding Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 & 2 remake, most of the game revivals we’re seeing are for titles that were beloved by the masses, critically acclaimed, and profitable in...

Oh no… Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a metaverse

Imagine living in a virtual space that merges the physical and digital worlds — and is built by Facebook. It may sound like the stuff of nightmares, but Mark Zuckerberg hopes to make it a reality. Yup, the 37-year-old billionaire wants to build a metaverse. “You can think about the metaverse as an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content...

What will the EV battery of the future look like?

“Gigafactories” could one day be churning out millions of electric vehicle batteries in the UK. The government has already committed the country to a ban on selling new petrol- and diesel-engined cars by 2030, so it seems that electric vehicles (or EVs, as they’re often abbreviated) are likely to replace much of today’s fleet. The carmaker Nissan has...

Lil Uzi Vert is buying a planet — here’s how long it takes to get there

Friends! Have you heard the news? Musician Lil Uzi Vert is trying to buy a planet? Named WASP-127 b, this is a gas giant exoplanet that’s 1.4 times larger than renowned Big Boy, Jupiter. The world was first alerted to this news by another musician, Grimes: Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this planet – just a heads up https://t.co/rcyQ2ts7Hj — Grimes (@Grimezsz)...

This 8-course, 160-hour cybersecurity package can turn you into a certified ethical hacker

TLDR: The How to Hack from Beginner to Ethical Hacking Certification courses can be a brilliant introduction to a whole new career as an ethical defender of vulnerable tech systems. Want to know the difference between a guy who knows a whole lot about cybersecurity and a guy who knows a whole lot about cybersecurity who’s been certified? Well, almost...

Thinking of booking a space trip? Here are 6 things to consider

It’s been a momentous month for space-faring billionaires. On July 11, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s Unity “rocket-plane” flew him and five fellow passengers about 85 kilometers above Earth. And this week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard capsule reached an altitude of 106km, carrying Bezos, his brother, and the oldest and youngest...

What we know about the innumerable planets outside of our solar system

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Are there any planets outside of our solar system? – Eli W., age 8, Baton Rouge, Louisiana This is a question that human beings have wondered about for thousands of years. Here’s how the ancient Greek...

You’ll probably have to wait until 2022 for the Mini-LED MacBook Air

Once Apple introduced the Mini-LED iPad Pro, it seemed practically a given that the company would eventually bring this tech to its MacBooks. Rumors have suggested Mini-LED Mac Pros will arrive in the second half of 2021, leading some to hope the MacBook Air would get the same treatment. Now it seems like you’ll have to wait until next year. At least,...

This is the most important book a speaker-loving audiophile can read

I review a lot of speakers here at TNW, and — if may toot my own horn for a bit — I do so in a more technical manner than you’ll find in most other mainstream tech publications. My reviews are full of measurements and graphs that I genuinely believe provide powerful insights into not only a speaker’s technical prowess, but also how likely you are to...

This startup replaces your entire live-streaming production crew with AI

LiveControl is an interesting company. Its mission is to take the incredibly complex and ridiculously expensive world of video production and distill it to a format that just about anyone can use and afford. And, because it’s 2021, that means it’s an AI startup. We love startups here at Neural, but the vast majority of pitches we get come from crappy...

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