Unidentified objects in the sky aren’t new, but the UFO as we know it now—a mysterious, saucer-shaped object—first came into focus in the 1940s. The U.S. government had no choice but to investigate reports about them; the second World War had ended and the Cold War was revving up, so strange things in the sky could be some kind of threat.
Apple and Google have told the “free speech” social media app Parler that it must begin moderating its users content, following violence at the US Capitol this week. The app — a Twitter alternative popular among Donald Trump supporters and the far-right — has faced renewed scrutiny for its role in the planning of the attacks.
In his upcoming book published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb makes a provocative assertion: The mysterious “cigar-shaped object” that NASA dubbed “1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua” was junk from an alien civilization.
After months of rumors, we finally have confirmation. Apple officially (and quietly) announced its first over-ear headphones today. The AirPods Max offer active noise cancellation (ANC), hands-free access to Siri and all the current elements of Apple design for $549. Apple says these pricey headphones offer “incredible high-fidelity audio,” Adaptive EQ and spatial audio on top of their noise-cancelling abilities.
Disney is mining a different kind of nostalgia to fuel its shift toward streaming. The company has revealed plans for a Willow sequel series for Disney+ that should start production in 2021. While much of the plot is still a mystery, the show will take place “years” after the events of the movie and will mark the return of farmer-turned-hero Willow Ufgood. And yes, Warwick Davis will reprise his role.
Tesla’s recent Battery Day event saw CEO Elon Musk announce a “Plaid” variant of the Model S that’s every bit as fast as the second-generation Roadster. Continue reading 1,100 HP TESLA MODEL S PLAID SET TO BE WORLD’S QUICKEST PRODUCTION CAR
Because it’s the year 2020 and Mother Nature is a relentless, angry witch, the same August weekend that saw Fire Tornado Warnings in Northern California also brought record-setting heat in a place already noted for being intolerably hot, Death Valley National Park in California. Continue reading DEATH VALLEY HITS 130 DEGREES, THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED ON EARTH