Fortnite Battle Royale: How to Get Started

Commonly described as Minecraft meets Left for Dead, Fortnite is a survival cooperative shooter from Epic Games. It’s been available in paid early access since June last year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and will be free-to-play when it becomes a fully-fledged release this year. In the run up to this, Epic has […]

Black Panther, Mozart in the Jungle, and More – The Weekend Chill

Last Friday, The Hollywood Reporter brought word of Facebook venturing further into original content for its own platform, Facebook Watch. Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Infinity War) will star in and co-produce a half-hour dramedy series from Kit Steinkellner (Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything), with James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) directing a few episodes. Monday gave […]

In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors?

A team of molecular biologists wants you to forget about strawberries and, instead, take “cell jam” for a whirl The home bioreactor in its intended environment. It also provides light for herbs. (Niko Räty) By Kat Eschner smithsonian.com 2 hours ago In the dead of winter, fresh fruit can be expensive, with soft fruits like […]

Weaving Games and Puzzles Into the Fabric of a City

To encourage playful learning, Urban Thinkspace and other projects put miniature playgrounds along the paths kids travel Urban Thinkspace in Philadelphia (Sahar Coston-Hardy Photography) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com 2 hours ago Before, the triangular plot of land in West Philadelphia didn’t have much to interest a child. There was just a bus stop, a strip […]

Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology. When Jen Brown got her first certification for information privacy in 2006, few companies were looking for people qualified to manage the legal and ethical issues related to handling customer data. […]

Google Chrome Begins Ad Crackdown: Critics Wary

On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters. The move, which Google first floated back in June, is ostensibly aimed at making online advertising more […]

Google’s Ad Network for Apps Quietly Becomes Huge Growth Engine

Google makes ads show up in more smartphone apps than any other technology company. That is the core of a resurgent business for parent Alphabet. Google’s ad network unit has posted three straight quarters of year-over-year double-digit sales increases. The business is nearing $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1.27 lakh crores) in annual revenue, making it […]

Five Dating Sites So Weird You’ll Fall in Love

Looking for a date and don’t have much faith in finding someone on Tinder? Tired of hearing about dating apps that are all but indistinguishable from each other, yet promise a special secret sauce that will get you the results that a myriad others could not? What makes two people click is still something of […]