Thing

First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts
bumn-news.com

Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe). (credit: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr) There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact. The inhabitants of what, under other circumstances, would be an obscure academic backwater need legal defense. Non-scientists have convinced themselves so thoroughly that these experts […]

4
Like
Save
The new Razer Phone 2 tries again to make the 120Hz gamer phone a thing
bumn-news.com

Razer Razer has announced the second iteration of its gaming-focused Razer Phone. Called the Razer Phone 2, the device improves the camera, adds wireless charging, and bumps up the specs across the board compared to its predecessor. The main draw is still its screen. The 5.7-inch LCD display has a 2560×1440-pixel resolution, HDR support (HDR-10), 645 […]

3
Like
Save
The first Android phone was an ugly thing, and I loved it     – CNET
bumn-news.com

Looking back on my contrarian T-Mobile G1, the anti-iPhone, a decade later.

2
Like
Save
Who Goes There?: The Thing returns to the tabletop
bumn-news.com

Enlarge / The boardgame for the book is better crowd? (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Few moments linger in my brain like a particular scene in John Carpenter’s movie The Thing. In the cold of an Antarctic night, […]

3
Like
Save
Why that Solo: A Star Wars Story cameo is the best thing in the movie     – CNET
bumn-news.com

Spoilers: Wait, isn’t he dead?!

3
Like
Save
Lame Google Play apps that attack users with Windows malware is still a thing
bumn-news.com

Enlarge (credit: portal gda) Last year, researchers discovered 132 Android apps in the Google Play market that lamely attempted to infect users with… Windows malware. On Wednesday, researchers with a different security company reported finding 150 more. The latest batch of apps, like the ones 12 months ago, were spawned from a variety of different […]

8
Like
Save
Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up
bumn-news.com

 Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on a program to provide subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income households in cities and tribal regions around the country. Read More

8
Like
Save
Spatial audio is the most exciting thing to happen to pop music since stereo
bumn-news.com

Enlarge / To get the Dolby Atmos version of Automatic For The People, you’ll have to buy this complete 3-CD, 1-Blu-ray edition. (credit: R.E.M./Craft Recordings) As much as I love overpriced gizmos in my living room, I still tend to be reluctant about new standards. TVs are a great example. I’ve appreciated the bonuses offered […]

10
Like
Save
The Beatles historic US debut was hardly a sure thing     – CNET
bumn-news.com

If the Beatles didn’t make it big in the US in 1964, the entire history of rock music might have turned out very differently.

7
Like
Save