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Study warns young adults still at COVID-19 risk after infection

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A study on more than 3,000 young, healthy US Marines has found that a previous COVID-19 infection doesn’t entirely protect young adults from reinfection from the virus. The research comes from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which notes that young people should still be sure to get the COVID-19 vaccine even if they’ve previously caught and recovered from SARS-CoV-2. … Continue reading

Fortnite crafting and weapons finally get some key improvements

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The latest season of Fortnite brought some big changes to the game, including the addition of new weapons and the ability to craft them into more powerful items. Though many players have enjoyed this change, the original arrangement left much to be desired and players complained about trouble finding crafting items. Now that, as well as multiple other things, have … Continue reading

Amazon’s weird Alexa sticky note printer will start shipping this summer

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If you were one of the people who pledged to buy the Smart Sticky Note Printer introduced as one of Amazon’s Day 1 Edition concepts, good news: the device will start shipping later this summer. As expected, the tiny portable printer can be used to print out reminders on-demand using Alexa voice commands, as well as puzzles, recipes, and similar … Continue reading

White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

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COVID-19 variants are spreading freely in the United States and currently represent around half of the cases in the country. Rapid vaccination remains a key aspect of preventing the rise of new variants, which are the result of mutations that begin popping up when a virus is spreading far and wide. Other things also contribute to controlling the spread of … Continue reading

NASA Artemis 2024 explained: How we’ll return to the Moon

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Today we’re taking a look at the NASA Artemis mission in as basic a way as possible – think of this as the doorway to interest in the whole mission from start to finish. Today we’re looking at what Artemis is and what the most important components of the future of NASA’s deep space exploration plans are. Orion spacecraft The … Continue reading

Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

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Diablo II Resurrected‘s first technical alpha wrapped up earlier this week, giving us a brief glimpse at the game Diablo fans have been requesting for years. This is the first of at least two Diablo II Resurrected tests Blizzard plans to hold, and this one was fairly limited in scope – not only did we just have the weekend to … Continue reading

Google just added an insanely useful desktop search shortcut

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Google has quietly rolled out a new search shortcut for desktop users that is deceptively useful during the workday. As of now, users can press a single key on Google’s search results page to pull back open the search field, updating the search term without ever lifting a hand to use the mouse or trackpad. The new feature was ‘announced’ … Continue reading

Dinosaur tally research begins with Tyrannosaurus rex per square mile

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Research published this week showed a team interested in the total population of individual species of dinosaurs. They began their work with one of the best-known dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, taking a crack at estimating new metrics based on what they already know to be true. They’ve used a relationship established between body size and population density in extant species to … Continue reading

NASA picks SpaceX Starship for Artemis 2024 Moon lander

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NASA has announced SpaceX will build the Artemis Lunar Lander, the craft which will return American astronauts to the surface of the Moon. The Artemis mission is scheduled to launch in 2024, and the Human Landing System will be instrumental in NASA’s plan to not only build a sustainable presence on the Moon but pave the way to crewed missions … Continue reading

Study finds short exercise technique can replace long, boring sessions

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If you hate exercising for a long period of time but force yourself to do it for the sake of your health, a new study from The Physiological Society has some good news. According to the researchers, a short bout of intense exercise, when done properly, can effectively replace longer sessions while improving multiple aspects of one’s health. The new … Continue reading

Genshin Impact PS5 release date confirmed plus huge 1.5 update detailed

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Genshin Impact players who have managed to get their hands on a PS5 got some good news today, as developer miHoYo announced that the PlayStation 5 version of the game will going live alongside the game’s version 1.5 update later this month. Most of today’s announcement was spent discussing the update itself and not the PS5 version, but there were … Continue reading

Amazon may start asking even more of its delivery drivers

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Amazon is reportedly set to trial a new home assembly service for larger items, where delivery drivers would also put together furniture, appliances, or other larger items. The move, which is said to be planned for just a handful of markets as the online retail behemoth gauges popularity and feasibility, could make home shopping even easier, though there are concerns … Continue reading

Apple April 2021 event: What to expect from “Spring Loaded”

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As it generally is with an Apple Event announcement, we do not expect the title of said event to imply anything specific for said event. There won’t likely be any major physical, metal springs in play – they’re almost certainly just saying that the event is taking place in the Spring, and that they have some exciting products to show. … Continue reading

We need a COVID-19 blood clot and vaccine breakthrough reality check

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People vaccinated against COVID-19 can still catch coronavirus and some immunizations carry an increased risk of blood clots, new research confirms, but officials maintain that the benefits still significantly outweigh the risks. The ongoing studies – running in parallel to COVID-19 vaccinations, as healthcare providers attempt to slow the global pandemic – underscore the need for comparative n...

Resident Evil Village resolution and framerate revealed for PS5, Xbox Series X, Stadia

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Yesterday, Capcom revealed new details about the Resident Evil series, announcing that Resident Evil Village will be getting a demo and Resident Evil 4 will be coming to Oculus Quest 2. Today, we’re learning even more about Resident Evil Village, as Capcom has revealed the expected resolution and frame rate of the game on consoles and PC. This information can … Continue reading
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