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Kia’s Seltos crossover reaches upmarket in a sea of entry-level competence https://trib.al/sIuOLhp
This week is set to be a historic one for US spaceflight and industry, which means the best holiday weekend viewing is probably @SciGuySpace interviewing astronaut @AstroKarenN about her experiences and this #SpaceX / @NASA launch https://trib.al/1uhbmxh
Phew. We already kinda, sorta knew that Crew Dragon would be a game changer if successful, but the figures really emphasize the point, eh? https://trib.al/4e9fjTX #SpaceX
Homecoming S2: The most fun you’ll have with an evil company this spring https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/homecoming-s2-the-most-fun-youll-have-with-an-evil-company-this-spring/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @nathanmattise
RT @KyleOrl: @arstechnica commenters are amazing (This is a copy of a Maxis game that was thought to be completely lost, for those not up…
Huh, that Audible subscription feels even stronger this week given the new edition of #TheSandmanAudio coming in July https://trib.al/YYpjgVi
"The research helped answer a fundamental question: Why have many toes?" https://trib.al/97Sw6fN
When COVID-19 is a joke: Stand-up comedy versus livestreaming’s limits https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/stand-up-meets-covid-19-how-platforms-fare-with-comedys-two-way-street/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
Ars’ summer reading guide for our very surreal summer https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/ars-summer-reading-guide-for-our-very-surreal-summer/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
Can a trip to the iconic Monaco Grand Prix cure an F1 cynic? https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/05/can-a-trip-to-the-iconic-monaco-grand-prix-cure-an-f1-cynic/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
On the Moon, astronaut pee will be a hot commodity https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/on-the-moon-astronaut-pee-will-be-a-hot-commodity/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @WIRED
After 12 years, Clark Gregg prepares to bid farewell to Agent Coulson. Maybe. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/after-12-years-clark-gregg-prepares-to-bid-farewell-to-agent-coulson-maybe/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @JenLucPiquant
So... is it iPhone 10 Ess, or is it, as the joke goes, "iPhone Excess?" https://trib.al/E41rg2L
The best Memorial Day sales on headphones, smartphones, and more tech https://arstechnica.com/staff/2020/05/the-best-memorial-day-sales-on-headphones-smartphones-and-more-tech/?utm_brand=ars technica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
Results from the remdesivir COVID-19 trial are out, and its good news https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/the-antiviral-remdesivir-shortens-covid-19-recovery-times-study-shows/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @drgitlin
6 board games I’m playing during the pandemic https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/6-board-games-im-playing-during-the-pandemic/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @natexanderson
Penguin poop creates a buttload of laughing gas, researchers find https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/penguin-poop-creates-a-buttload-of-laughing-gas-researchers-find/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @BethMarieMole
Right-to-repair groups fire shots at medical device manufacturers https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/right-to-repair-groups-fire-shots-at-medical-device-manufacturers/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @WIRED
NASA declares that SpaceX is ready to fly its first crewed mission https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/nasa-declares-that-spacex-is-ready-to-fly-its-first-crewed-mission/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @SciGuySpace
IBM laying off thousands, seeking “flexibility” during COVID-19 crisis https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/05/ibm-laying-off-thousands-seeking-flexibility-during-covid-19-crisis/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
Hydroxychloroquine linked to increase in COVID-19 deaths, heart risks https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/hydroxychloroquine-linked-to-increase-in-covid-19-deaths-heart-risks/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @BethMarieMole
I mean, it's science. A Magic Keyboard has to be better than a Butterfly Keyboard (don't worry, that holds true in practice) #13InchMacBookPro2020 https://trib.al/acy5T3E
Survey of patients correlates COVID-19 severity to specific risks https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/a-look-at-what-covid-patients-are-telling-us-about-the-virus-and-risks/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @j_timmer
Frank Costanza had always been a visionary: bras for men, holidays for the perpetually annoyed, old TV Guides for hoarders. Maybe you could call it destiny in retrospect, but of course he'd eventually pivot to startups. #Seinfeld #RIPJerryStiller https://trib.al/QNs8u5t
Looking for something trippy for a Memorial Day wknd watch? Celebrities tell their psychedelic stories in the new, winsome Netflix doc, #HaveAGoodTrip https://trib.al/50SkulZ
If we're all resigned to only virtual tourism for a bit, might as well do it for a major collection of historic scientific instruments https://trib.al/a5psQjB
Because at some point, people (particularly computer enthusiasts on the Internet) want numbers... https://trib.al/n1XxFyY #ZFS
Archaeologists may have found William Wallace’s hidden fortress https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/archaeologists-may-have-found-william-wallaces-hidden-fortress/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @JenLucPiquant
Facebook workers get remote work option—but it could come with a pay cut https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/05/facebook-workers-get-remote-work-option-but-it-could-come-with-a-pay-cut/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @binarybits
Report says the Galaxy Note 20 is “significantly bigger” than the Note 10 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/05/report-says-the-galaxy-note-20-is-significantly-bigger-than-the-note-10/?utm_bra nd=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @RonAmadeo
For nearly three decades NASA's astronauts rode in the iconic Astrovan. But if you're going to a SpaceX rocket, why not use a Tesla? https://trib.al/XWOGkqA
Naughty Dog uses new Twitter feature to block Last of Us Part II spoilers https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/naughty-dog-uses-new-twitter-feature-to-block-last-of-us-part-ii-spoilers/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @KyleOrl
After watching 50,000 hours of Pac-Man, Nvidia’s AI generated a playable clone https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/after-watching-50000-hours-of-pac-man-nvidias-ai-generated-a-playable-clone/?utm_ brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @samred
The story of cheaper batteries, from smartphones to Teslas https://arstechnica.com/features/2020/05/the-story-of-cheaper-batteries-from-smartphones-to-teslas/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @binarybits
Rocket Report: NASA’s stunning Falcon 9 bargain, Ariane 6 delayed https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/rocket-report-virgin-orbit-targets-sunday-launch-starlink-mission-delayed/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @SciGuySpace
You’re saying it wrong: How to say oft-mispronounced tech terms https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/05/youre-saying-it-wrong-how-to-say-oft-mispronounced-tech-terms/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/the-science-behind-human-irrationality-just-passed-a-huge-test/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @cathleenogrady
We're expecting "Completing flag capturing sequence," @spacex https://trib.al/oe7tOVp
Intel acquires Rivet, maker of Killer Wireless-AC gaming Wi-Fi gear https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/05/intel-acquires-rivet-makers-of-killer-wireless-ac-gaming-wi-fi-gear/?utm_brand=a rstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @jrssnet
With theaters still closed, Warner Bros. drops latest Tenet trailer in Fortnite https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/with-theaters-still-closed-warner-bros-drops-latest-tenet-trailer-in-fortnite/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @JenLucPiquant
Even the virtual hustle is real. https://trib.al/zchY0Jd
Charlize Theron is a badass immortal in action-packed The Old Guard trailer https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/05/charlize-theron-is-a-badass-immortal-in-action-packed-the-old-guard-trailer/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @JenLucPiquant
Both laptops offer the exact same lineup of 10th-generation Intel CPUs. RAM ranges from 8GB to 64GB at 2933MHz. Solid-state storage is standard, with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB options. There's also Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. #DellXPS https://trib.al/YZZzEvL
How Ars Technica reviews a comedy series? #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt https://trib.al/kVNTagm
"Speeding in good faith is still speeding." https://trib.al/F5KpmdG
Whether you're trying to get through office work, rounds of CS:GO, or (eventual) road trips, let our research and recommendations guide you toward a wireless mouse that will make your computer time more comfortable. https://trib.al/6IDAgb4
Apache has a bad reputation for being old, crusty, and low-performance—but this idea mostly stems from the persistence of ancient guides that still show users how to set it up in extremely antiquated ways. https://trib.al/rn1uGj2
Just turning your phone on qualifies as searching it, court rules https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/05/just-turning-your-phone-on-qualifies-as-searching-it-court-rules/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
"I don't think [a Mars colony] is that close," says @AstroKarenN. "We have a lot to do... Every time one of my [ISS] crewmates was on the cyclometer, sweat beads up on you and sprays everywhere. You don't want to eat there, so you need space." https://trib.al/vGIeO9d
@AstroKarenN on long duration mission potential: "The more we learn, the more we realize we don't know. When I came back, there were discussions of muscles in your back or I had questions of what happens to cartilage. There's a lot we could till learn." https://trib.al/qtIGxjx
 
 
 
 
 
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