Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Hidden Beauty of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’s Best Ending

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-hidden-beauty-of-black-mirror-bandersnatchs-best-e-1831369911 Stefan’s mother presents him with a heartbreaking choice. Image: All images via Netflix Netflix’s latest television experiment, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, has several possible endings to the story. Some quick, others more detailed. But one of them stands out, giving … Continue reading

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Soon they will be shipping oil from the Alberta oil sands in little plastic tubs

https://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/soon-they-will-be-shipping-oil-alberta-oil-sands-little-plastic-tubs.html Canadian National Railways figures out a crazy new way to mix oil and plastic – to what end? The politics of oil are tough in Canada. So what if Justin Trudeau bought a pipeline for $4.5 billion to move … Continue reading

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New Delhi’s Air Quality Is So Bad the Government Is Enlisting Firefighters to Help Fight It

https://earther.gizmodo.com/new-delhis-air-quality-is-so-bad-the-government-is-enli-1831341330 Look at that smog the day after Christmas.Photo: AP Firefighters in New Delhi, India, have got a new job: battling air pollution. The country’s capital region is constantly suffering from air quality issues, but things have gotten particularly bad again recently. Some parts … Continue reading

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Rotating Detonation Engines Could Propel Hypersonic Flight

https://www.wired.com/story/rotating-detonation-engine Yesterday, Vladimir Putin presented his country with a belated Christmas present: the Avangard hypersonic missile. According to Russian media, it’s capable of reaching Mach 20. And if its ability to conduct evasive maneuvers at high velocity is as good … Continue reading

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The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They’ll Only Get Worse

https://www.wired.com/story/2018-streaming-wars It was one of the most hectic Twitter episodes of the year: The One Where Everyone Freaked Out About Friends Going Away. Earlier this month, a few Netflix users noticed that the beloved series, still one of the most-watched … Continue reading

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Fake Alexa setup app is topping Apple’s App Store charts

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/27/fake-alexa-app-topping-apple-app-store-charts/ ASSOCIATED PRESS If you received a new Alexa device over the holidays and are working on setting it up, be warned that a fake Alexa setup app has been making its way up Apple’s App Store charts. The app … Continue reading

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50 years ago, ‘Earthrise’ inspired the environmental movement

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/24/earthrise-50-years-the-big-picture/ The most famous photo ever taken from space, Earthrise, is 50 years old today. It’s so iconic that we now take it for granted, but it may have had a greater impact on humanity than any photograph ever taken. … Continue reading

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