Star Wars actors discover what it’s like to be NASA astronauts

Actors Kelly Marie Tran and Naomi Ackie team up with NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Jessica Watkins for training. NASA Star Wars has inspired kids to become future NASA astronauts, and now it seems NASA is influencing Star Wars actors to train as astronauts. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actors Kelly Marie Tran (Rose […]

Agency by William Gibson splits the seams between AI and humans

William Gibson, visiting CNET to tour our labs in October. Sarah Tew/CNET I’ve read every William Gibson book. I no longer remember when or where. But Gibson’s work has been a companion since the mid-’90s. Sometimes his work has blazed ahead of my timeline. Sometimes it’s ridden alongside. Sometimes he’s taken me backward, made me […]

Hacking of Jeff Bezos’ Phone is Tied to Saudi Prince, Reports ‘The Financial Times’

The stunning allegation reportedly comes from a forensic analysis Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commissioned to determine the culprit behind the hack, which resulted in his private photos ending up in the hands of the ‘National Enquirer.’ January 22, 2020 3 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag How did the private photos of […]

Niantic drove $249 million in tourism revenue with its walking events in 2019

Niantic has revealed details of its lineup of event locations for its walking games (Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress) for 2020. And the company also said that it drove more than $249 million in tourism revenue for the cities on its event list for 2019. The San Francisco-based Niantic said it has […]

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Sens. Haven’t Read House Impeachment Hearing Transcripts

While speaking with NBC on Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) stated that none of the members of the Senate have read the transcript of the House’s impeachment hearings. Kennedy said, “If you poll the senators, nine out of ten will tell you they have not read the transcript of the House hearings, and the tenth […]

China arrested a US university student for mocking its president in tweets

Censorship in China never ceases to baffle us, and the country has taken yet another surprising step by arresting a University of Minnesota student for posting ‘offensive’ tweets while he was in the US. According to a report by Axios, Luo Daiqing, a 20-year-old freshman in Minnesota, was arrested in July 2019 for allegedly posting cartoons that […]

Wuhan shuts down, as WHO mulls ‘global emergency’

Top News Posted China cut off all urban transport networks into and out of Wuhan Wednesday as global alarm mounts over the coronavirus – a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China. The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak. Zachary Goelman […]

Language platform Busuu acquires video tutor startup, now plans IPO – TechCrunch

Language-learning platform Busuu, which has fast expanded to take on traditional giants like Duolingo, says it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling for an undisclosed amount, other than calling it a “double-digit million dollar acquisition.” As a result, Busuu will now use the Verbling platform to expand into the live video tutoring space […]

Asia Markets Plummet On Pre-Holiday Profit Taking, Ongoing Virus Fears

With Chinese New Year starting tomorrow, bringing in the year of the rat, Asia clearly smells one with regional markets ignoring a positive overnight session on Wall Street and marking equities sharply lower today. The coronavirus outbreak in China is obviously the culprit. The fallout of SARS in 2003 remains at the top of Asian […]