It sounds like BlizzCon will be back in 2023

It’s been a few years since Blizzard hosted a personal version of BlizzCon, the fan convention, but it sounds like that’s going to change in 2023. The company, known for huge franchises like World of Warcraft and Diablo, is “committed to bringing BlizzCon back in 2023,” Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra told the Los Angeles Times. … Read more

The Large Hadron Collider has helped scientists discover three never-before-seen particles

What’s the news? Deep learning is behind the most high-profile successes of machine learning. But this incredible achievement comes with a price: training deep learning models takes a lot of energy. New research now shows how scientists who use cloud platforms to train algorithms can dramatically reduce the energy they use, and thus the emissions … Read more

Rivian says it’s on track to deliver 25,000 vehicles this year

  Rivian said Wednesday that the company produced 4,401 vehicles at its plant in Normal, Illinois, and shipped 4,467 vehicles for the quarter ended June 30. “These numbers remain in line with the company’s expectations and it believes it is on track to meet the 25,000 annual production expectations previously provided,” Rivian said in a … Read more

Autonomous drones could soon run Britain’s energy network

“We’re moving into a future where these drones will fly themselves over the countryside,” says McKenna. “But the long-term future of this software is that it will fly people around.” The relationship has become more concrete with Britain’s National Grid, which manages the country’s energy supply, after the organization pledged funds to accelerate the development … Read more

Report: Google stops Play Store updates for KakaoTalk, a popular messaging app in South Korea, after Kakao continued to use an external payment link in its app

  Kate Park / TechCrunch† Report: Google stops Play Store updates for KakaoTalk, a popular messaging app in South Korea, after Kakao continued to use an external payment link in its app— Google has stopped providing updates to the popular messaging app KakaoTalk in South Korea, according to a local report…

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Review: A Disappointing Taika Waititi Marvel Encore

Thor: Love and Thunder seemed guaranteed to be a slam dunk. Director Taika Waititi is back at the helm after 2017’s gloriously entertaining Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth’s Asgardian Avenger finding its lovingly comedic groove and Natalie Portman making an epic return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a nine-year absence. Surprisingly, the 29th MCU … Read more

The Large Hadron Collider is back, after a three-year hiatus

The residents of Nagla Tulai, a farming village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, have always endured hot summers, but recent years of relentless heat have tested their strength. In May, it reached 49°C (120°F), the highest India has recorded in 122 years. Since then, local news reports have attributed more than 50 … Read more

Conflicting Bets in a Downturn

  Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Elegance are back to cover the biggest, boldest and worst technology news. We will be back on Tuesday, because yesterday the United States was free. So a day late, … Read more

36 Best Fourth of July Sales (2022): Independence Day Deals on Mattresses, Home Goods, and Tech

for most people, celebrating Independence Day means having barbecues, watching fireworks, attending parades, and relaxing over the long weekend. But it’s also a great time to shop, thanks to the plethora of sales in honor of the holiday. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up our favorite Fourth of July deals, including discounted mattresses, … Read more