MiHigh infrared sauna blanket review: hot, humid and weird

I used to love the sauna. My roommates and I would sneak into the communal hammam in our residential complex late at night, play music through a crappy JBL speaker…

Who is RA Lafferty? And is he the best science fiction writer of all time?

The following will be be the best article you have ever read on writing and science fiction. I laugh. Kind of. Science fiction writer RA Lafferty used to make such…

Should someone really care about ray tracing?

Real-time ray tracing finally starts to become common in high-end PC games and even some PS5 and Xbox Series X games. Most of them come with a performance hit, which…

Anthony Fauci pleads: do not declare victory

The chief covidologist says we cannot relax on masks and social distancing just yet. Do you hear that, Texas?

Rocket Lab could be SpaceX’s biggest rival

In the private space industry, it may seem like there’s SpaceX and then there’s everyone. Only Blue Origin, backed by its own billionaire founder in the person of Jeff Bezos,…

Twitch’s first transparency report is here – and it’s long overdue

Twitch released today his very first transparency report, detailing his efforts to protect the 26 million people who visit his site daily. When it comes to transparency, the ten-year-old Amazon-owned…

Strap on a HoloLens and enter the AR conference room

When Alex from Microsoft Kipman logged in to our meeting last week, he introduced himself as a cartoon avatar standing somewhere between my cluttered desk and a kitchen full of…

Data-Driven Humanitarian | MIT Technology Review

It is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but its inhabitants are among the most vulnerable. Afghanistan’s snow-capped mountains and fertile foothills give way to arid plateaus,…

Detectives read old letter bombs without opening them

July 31 1697, Jacques Sennacques sends a letter to his cousin – a Pierre Le Pers, a French merchant living in The Hague – begging him, for the love of…

Will a first-dose vaccination strategy help overcome variants?

In a report made public on February 23, Osterholm and colleagues calculate that temporarily prioritizing first doses for people over 65 could save up to 39,000 lives. “There is a…