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13 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in late May

13 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in late May

7 minutes ago   |   The Verge   |   4 articles

One of the books that defined my childhood was Richard Preston's The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story. National Geographic has adapted it for a dramatic series set to start...
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Watch Saturn Play Peekaboo with the Moon Tonight!

Watch Saturn Play Peekaboo with the Moon Tonight!

11 minutes ago   |   Space

The moon will make a close pass to Saturn this evening , so close that our natural satellite will block the view of the ringed planet for skywatchers in parts of the world.
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Neptune's moon Triton fosters rare icy union

15 minutes ago   |   Phys.org

Astronomers using the Gemini Observatory explore Neptune's largest moon Triton and observe, for the first time beyond the lab, an extraordinary union between carbon monoxide...
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The best steering wheels for driving on PlayStation VR

The best steering wheels for driving on PlayStation VR

35 minutes ago   |   Android Central

The best part about VR is fully immersing yourself in a new experience, so you can feel like you're really in the game world. Anybody who's spent time with a driving wheel...
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Factbox: Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban

49 minutes ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

Global technology companies, including chip suppliers, are cutting off their ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co after the Trump administration put the world's largest...
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This Windows 10 PC is barely bigger than a thumb drive, and it's only $130

This Windows 10 PC is barely bigger than a thumb drive, and it's only $130

55 minutes ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport   |   8 articles

Do you carry a laptop back and forth with you to and from work every day? Well then, prepare to have your world rocked. Instead of lugging around a computer in your bag that...
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Steel Division II Gameplay Trailer Shows 11 Mins Of Army General Mode

1 hour ago   |   N4G

Steel Division II is a tactical World War II real-time strategy game set in 1944 on the Eastern Front during one of the biggest offensive of the WW2, Operation Bagration.
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U.S. might blacklist China's Hikvision over Uighur crackdown: source

1 hour ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person...
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Biobased nanocarriers to cure plant diseases for the first time

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

Plant diseases, though a normal part of nature, can have disastrous effects in agriculture. They reduce food for people and revenues in rural areas. In the worst cases they...
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How to enlarge 2-D materials as single crystals

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

What makes something a crystal? A transparent and glittery gemstone? Not necessarily, in the microscopic world. When all of its atoms are arranged in accordance with specific...
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The case against Huawei, explained

The case against Huawei, explained

This morning, ARM announced that it was cutting ties with Huawei, in the interest of “complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government.” It's a... Read more ...

US could blacklist up to five Chinese surveillance firms

US could blacklist up to five Chinese surveillance firms

Following the recent executive order that banned US firms from doing business with Huawei , the US is now considering adding up to five Chinese firms specializing in video... Read more ...

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Of all the gaming features present in Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar doesn't seem to get a lot of attention. There are, after all, a lot of programs that can capture screenshots... Read more ...

Star Wars' Knights Of Ren Return In Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars' Knights Of Ren Return In Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

The hugely anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is set to feature a variety of new characters alongside the series' regular cast. One villainous group that... Read more ...

Google is updating its mobile search design to highlight a website's name...

Google is updating its mobile search design to highlight a website's name and favicon

Google is introducing some noticeable changes to how it displays mobile search results, meant to better highlight the source behind each link. Mobile search results will soon... Read more ...

Apple WWDC 2019 keynote invites are out: Here's what we expect

Apple WWDC 2019 keynote invites are out: Here's what we expect

Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote invitations have dropped, and all eyes are on the annual developer event to see the latest updates for iOS and macOS - and just in case some new... Read more ...

Qualcomm suffers defeat in FTC antitrust battle

Qualcomm suffers defeat in FTC antitrust battle

US court rules that firm 'strangled' competition in the modem market Read more ...

Amazon shareholders vote down proposals on facial recognition and climate change

Amazon shareholders vote down proposals on facial recognition and climate change

Amazon shareholders have voted down proposals meant to curb sales of the company's controversial facial recognition tool and to limit its carbon output. The proposals, which... Read more ...

Google is facing its first GDPR probe from Irish privacy regulators

Google is facing its first GDPR probe from Irish privacy regulators

Google is the subject of its first GDPR probe from Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner , Reuters is reporting. It's the first major standoff between the company and its lead... Read more ...

Mobile Version Of League Of Legends Reportedly In The Works

Mobile Version Of League Of Legends Reportedly In The Works

Reuters is reporting via multiple sources that U.S.-based developer Riot Games ( which has been under the spotlight recently for ignominious reasons ) is working with its... Read more ...