Why 'Station Eleven' was the last great end of the world story

Emily St. John Mandel did not set out to kill 99.99 percent of the human race when she began writing Station Eleven. The 2014 bestseller, on which the acclaimed (and now complete) HBO Max series is based,

Meet the New Cold War, Same As the Old Cold War

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is back. In fact, it never really ended.Read more...

Sketchy lookalike URLs pop up following launch of USPS free COVID test site

Well that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after the United States Postal Service launched an official website for Americans to request free rapid coronavirus tests, websites with suspiciously similar URLs are trying to lure people into purchasing pricey tests. That's right,

New Mars snapshot captures tumbled boulders near planet's grand canyon

Meditate on this massive rock garden: Several boulders once perched atop a Martian ridge have cascaded down the slope, leaving dimples in the soft sunken valley below. The European Space Agency, which recently shared this snapshot, described the scene as “geology in motion.

'Our Flag Means Death' sets sail with silly gentlemen pirates

"Why can't one be a gentleman and a pirate?"That's the question posed by Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), the main character of HBO Max's upcoming comedy series, Our Flag Means Death. A pampered aristocrat, Stede abandons his life to captain a pirate ship. Misadventures on the high seas ensue.

Tesla's self-driving option still mostly unusable, now costs $2,000 more

The price of the Tesla option known as "Full Self-Driving," or FSD, just rose by $2,000 — even as concerns arise over the unproven and still widely unusable technology. Earlier this month Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the price hike would kick in on January 17, and in an admittedly rare occurrence,

Everything 'The Office' fans need to know about the famous parkour cold open

"Parkour! PARKOUR!"When Office fans hear the word "parkour" they don't just think of the viral internet sensation that inspired people around the world to, in the words of Jim Halpert, "get from point A to point B as creatively as possible." They think of the Season 6 cold open, in which Michael,

This emo music festival is a personal attack on millennials

Concert promoter Live Nation decided to cyberbully millennials on Tuesday, Jan. 18, when it announced a new music festival with a devastating name: The "When We Were Young" festival. How dare you, Live Nation (goes back to tweeting and knitting).

The latest killer asteroid hype is just absurd

There's no lack of outsized, growing problems for humanity.So we certainly don't need any news sites twisting the truth about the looming menace of colossal asteroids supposedly coming to threaten Earth. Yet, it's happening again.

Shudder's 'Hellbender' trailer serves up scares (and worms)

Shudder's Hellbender is a family affair.The independent horror film is entirely written, directed, produced, scored, and edited by the Adams family: mother Toby Poser, father John Adams, and daughter Zelda Adams. The three also star in the film, alongside daughter/sister Lulu Adams.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a...flying yacht? — Future Blink

Lazzarini Design Studio dreamed up a concept for the ultimate luxury yacht experience in the sky.

The highest-paid female YouTuber is a 7-year-old who earned $28 million in 2021

Forbes released its list of the top 10 highest-earning YouTube creators and, for the third year in a row, the only woman on the list is a 7-year-old who makes way more than me.Anastasia Radzinskaya, better known as Nastya, has upwards of 100 million subscribers across her 11 YouTube channels,

DirectX 12 Promises Lower-level Hardware Access On Multiple Platforms

crookedvulture writes "Microsoft formally introduced its DirectX 12 API at the Game Developers Conference yesterday. This next-gen programming interface will extend across multiple platforms, from PCs to consoles to mobile devices. Like AMD's Mantle API,

投行为阿里IPO放弃其他业务

阿里巴巴正在准备科技史上最大规模的首次公开募股(IPO),华尔街的每家大银行都想从中分一杯羹。

开放产品开发(OPD):产品负责人的工作原则和方法 - 周 金根

产品backlog是如何从产品概念开始而形成的?产品负责人需要定义产品是什么、了解为什么要做,还需要决定何时交付、如何交付,敏捷开发中对产品负责人并没有明确的进行指导。

Cassandra 2.1性能提升超过50%

7月16日,DataStax开发者博客发表了一篇博文,声称Cassandra 2.1性能提升超过了50%。 By 马德奎

Etsy Moves Further Into The Offline World With Launch Of Card Reader For In-Person Payments

Crafts marketplace Etsy this morning announced a further expansion into the offline world with the launch of an Etsy card reader product designed for sellers who want to take credit and debit card payments in person.

Shiro - 认证 - Alvez

认证是Shiro最基本的工作!先从代码开始,运行后再慢慢研究。 以下是我添加的dependecies: org.apache.shiro shiro-core ${shiro.version} org.apache.shiro shiro-spring ${shi...

Google Adds Tweets To Its Mobile Search Results

Google has added Tweets to its search results on mobile, via the official Android and iOS Google apps, as well as on desktop and mobile browsers. The search results are triggered by “Twitter” keyboard searches for specific accounts and hashtags,

美国海军作战系统向微软支付千万美元继续用Windows XP

美国海军向微软支付千万美元,让它的10万台运行Windows XP的电脑获得安全更新。Windows XP于去年4月终止支持,企业或机构如果想要继续获得安全更新必须与微软签署延长支持的协议。

拥有自己的一片菜地是怎样的体验 | 创库周榜 

创库(MindStore.io)周榜,每周为你推荐 10 款别具特色的软硬产品。创库是爱范儿旗下的产品发现社区,在这里发现最好的产品和想法。 1. 种点儿 | iOS Android 相信城市里的人们都有一个愿望,就是可以吃到绿色无污染的蔬菜。

富通亚洲业绩稳健,纯利显著增长64%

香港2015年11月5日电 /美通社/ -- 富通集团 2015年首九个月业绩 -- 亚洲区财务摘要(注1) 集团总收入 (以100%计算) 上升17% 非寿险业务营运表现持续强劲 寿险业绩则受较低资本增益及第三季股票减值影响 盈利 保险纯利上升6% 至6.

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