Exclusive: Meizu 21 Note is coming, not Meizu 21X

Before, there were some allegations that Meizu was leaving the smartphone market. Now, we have important information that these claims are unfounded. The Chinese brand will continue to develop new products and at the same time continue to deal with artificial intelligence. Recently, there has been mention of a Meizu model with the model number … Read more

Biden signs bill to reauthorize FISA warrantless surveillance program for two more years

President Biden this weekend signed into law a bill that reauthorizes a controversial spying program under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 of FISA, which has now been extended for two more years, allows for warrantless intelligence gathering on foreign targets. While its focus is on the communications of targets located outside the … Read more

What we’re listening to: The Tortured Poets Department and Eternal Sunshine

In this installment of what we’re listening to, Reviews Editor Cherlynn Low dives into new releases from Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, and explores what music means to us when songs are consumed more like books and journal entries. Cherlynn Low, Deputy Editor, Reviews April 19 should have been declared a global holiday. It was, … Read more

Apple will reportedly unveil a genre-defining calculator app at WWDC 2024

Apple’s calculator for Mac computers serves its purpose just fine, but it’s reportedly getting massive updates with macOS 15 that turn it into a note-taking, currency-converting hybrid app. To start with, AppleInsider said the calculator will receive a design overhaul that swaps its number boxes with round buttons. You’ll even reportedly be able to resize … Read more

Finally, someone used Pareto’s economic theories to find the best Mario Kart 8 racer

Who hasn’t spent sleepless nights pondering what would happen if we applied Vilfredo Pareto’s (the early 20th-century Italian economist) theories to Mario, the Mushroom Kingdom’s Italian high-jump champion and part-time elephant cosplayer? Data scientist Antoine Mayerowitz, PhD, tackled that age-old question, and the resulting work provides an objective way to tell us the best Mario … Read more

Rebel Moon Part 2 review: A slow-mo sci-fi slog

Rebel Moon: Part 2 – The Scargiver is an empty feast. It’s a relentless onslaught of explosions, sci-fi tropes and meaningless exposition that amounts to nothing. And yet somehow it’s still better than the first film in Zack Snyder’s wannabe sci-fi epic franchise for Netflix, Rebel Moon: Part 1 – A Child of Fire. (What … Read more

Prison Architect 2 is denied release until September 3

It hasn’t been a great week for Paradox Interactive, and things just got a little worse for the publisher. It has announced another delay for Prison Architect 2, the sequel to a cult hit from 2015. The game had been set to drop on May 7 (which was already a delay from March 26) but … Read more