To Save the Planet, Get More EVs Into Used Car Lots

Electric vehicles are getting more popular. Now they’re getting flashy too: new electric pickup trucks, new electric semis, new electric sports cars, a new electric G-Wagen. But all that zippy sexiness only matters to a small slice of the US....

Kazakhstan Embraces Borat with New Tourism Slogan: Very Nice!

Kazakhstan has reversed their stance on Sacha Baron Cohen and the Borat franchise. The country has adopted one of the fictional character's catchphrases, "very nice!" as its official tourism slogan. Back in 2006, Cohen was hated by Kazakhstan for his...

A Hacker Is Threatening to Leak Patients’ Therapy Notes

Ransomware attacks have surged around the world in recent months, targeting big corporations and critical organizations like hospitals. But digital extortion comes in many forms. And a particularly vicious assault is currently taking place in Finland, where a hacker is...

This CMS cyberattack has affected thousands of sites worldwide botnet

Security researchers from Imperva have tracked and analyzed a highly sophisticated botnet which they believe to be responsible for infecting hundreds of thousands of websites by attacking their content management system (CMS) platforms. The botnet, named KashmirBlack, has been in...

Wi-Fi for gamers: What is QoS? eero pro 6

If you're someone who plays games on your desktop PC or a gaming console, Wi-Fi is one of the most important things that you'll need to think about. After all, lag that stems from slow internet can cost you entire...

Netflix Orders Supernatural Horror Series Archive 81 From Boys EP

RELATED STORIES Netflix is raiding Archive 81, ordering a series adaptation of the popular found footage horror podcast. Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys) will serve as showrunner/EP. Starring Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for Your Loss, The Detour) and Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon,...

Anatomy Opens the Creaking Door to Haunted House Tales

Haunted house stories are having a moment. It might be quarantine. Or it could be Netflix's fault—its release of The Haunting of Bly Manor has reinvigorated the discourse about what makes a good haunted house story and whether or not...

There May Be Far More Water on the Moon Than NASA Thought

One theory is that water hitched a ride to the moon as protons in the solar wind. When these protons interacted with the oxygen-rich lunar regolith, they formed hydroxyl, which is just water that’s missing one of its hydrogen atoms....

The best sex toy deals of the week

You may not realize this because advertisements usually get blocked by most social media sites and Google ads, but sex toys go on sale regularly. It’s good news for sure, but scouring and comparing deals is incredibly time-consuming. Which is...

Upon My Death, Play the Following Messages

Part of the desire to preplan your own death comes as a courtesy to your loved ones, who usually shoulder the burden of things like funeral arrangements and redistributing possessions. The other part comes from a desire to manage your...

Boston Dynamics’ Robots Won’t Take Our Jobs … Yet

It’s impossible to talk about Boston Dynamics robots without acknowledging two things: They’re a marvel of modern engineering, and their agility can be incredibly unnerving. A 46-second video of Spot the robot “dog” opening a door has more than 56...

OnePlus announces two new affordable Nord phones

OnePlus has announced a pair of new phones for its midrange Nord lineup — the N10 5G and N100. Both sit below the existing £379/€399 OnePlus Nord in terms of specs and price. The N10 5G starts at £329 in...

Pandemic Quiet Is Helping Humans Eavesdrop on Rare Dolphins

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The calm waters of Gippsland Lakes near Melbourne, Australia, are broken by a fin, then the quiet afternoon is pierced by a high-pitched whistle. A...

Wikipedia’s Plan to Resist Election Day Misinformation

On Election Night, she wrote, Wikipedia is likely to impose even tighter restrictions, limiting the power to publish a winner in the presidential contest—sourced, of course, to reputable outlets like the Associated Press or big network news operations—to the most...

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Doctors’ Visits

Covid or not, people still need to see their doctor. As a neurosurgery coordinator for a hospital, I educate patients on treatments, schedule visits, and retrieve records. Some of those visits are telemedicine (online video) appointments. Virtual health care has...

How to Carve a Pumpkin—From a Pro Sculptor

When you’re designing a pumpkin, it’s important to keep a lot of different viewpoints in mind—the shape of the pumpkin, where it will be placed, and who is carving it. For example, if you’re a parent carving a pumpkin with...

Manhunt: Season Two Viewer Votes

Published: October 25, 2020 (Lewis Jacobs/Lionsgate. All Rights Reserved.) Will the right man be caught on the second season of the Manhunt TV show on Spectrum Originals and CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big...

Cisco routers have another high-risk vulnerability Cisco

Cisco is warning users that a security vulnerability found in a number of its carrier-grade routers is actively being exploited in the wild by cybercriminals. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-3118, affects the company's ASR 9000 series routers, iOS XRv 9000...

NBC, Ava DuVernay Developing Native American Family Drama Sovereign

RELATED STORIES NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Sovereign, a Native American family drama from Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated executive producer Ava DuVernay and co-executive producer Bird Runningwater (of the Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache Tribal Nations). The pilot was...

Another Covid Surge, Vaccine and Treatment Progress, and More

Americans prepare for another surge in cases, vaccine and treatment approval moves forward, and new partnerships curb coronavirus misinformation. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines What we...

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