Day: January 1, 2022

  • HBO Max rings in a raunchy new year with Peacemaker red band trailer

    HBO Max rings in a raunchy new year with Peacemaker red band trailer

    Peacemaker explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises from James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad. It’s a brand new year, and HBO Max has kicked it off with a shiny new red-band trailer for Peacemaker. As we’ve reported previously, the eight-episode spinoff series is set after the events of Gunn’s 2021 […]

  • Square Enix promises ‘decentralized games’ in 2022

    Square Enix promises ‘decentralized games’ in 2022

    What would a Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, or Deus Ex look like if it were partly powered by the blockchain, so gamers could make money from their contributions? You may get to find out: Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda has revealed that the company’s New Year’s resolution is to release “decentralized games” starting in 2022. […]

  • It’s 2022, and the Surface Duo still doesn’t have Android 11

    It’s 2022, and the Surface Duo still doesn’t have Android 11

    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We are officially in 2022. Know what that means? That’s right: It means Microsoft has failed at its stated goal of bringing Android 11 to the Surface Duo by the end of 2021. Attentive readers may recall that Microsoft said the following this past September: “We remain committed […]

  • Apple launches special edition Tiger AirPods Pro for Chinese New Year

    Apple launches special edition Tiger AirPods Pro for Chinese New Year

    Like they did to celebrate the Year of the Ox in 2021, Apple has released a new special edition pair of AirPods Pro exclusively available in select markets. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger and Apple has created an adorable tiger emoji that’s engraved on these AirPods Pro. The company has also debuted a […]

  • Apple shares real stories from Apple Watch users in new ‘911’ video

    Apple shares real stories from Apple Watch users in new ‘911’ video

    In a new video posted to YouTube today, Apple is continuing to emphasize the potentially life-saving features of the Apple Watch. The new video is titled ‘911’ and it it tells three stories of people who were able to get help from emergency services using their Apple Watch. more… The post Apple shares real stories […]

  • Noblewoman’s tomb reveals new secrets of ancient Rome’s highly durable concrete

    Noblewoman’s tomb reveals new secrets of ancient Rome’s highly durable concrete

    Enlarge / The Tomb of Caecilia Metella is a mausoleum located just outside Rome at the three mile marker of the Via Appia. (credit: ivioandronico2013/CC BY-SA 4.0) Among the many popular tourist sites in Rome is an impressive 2000-year-old mausoleum along the Via Appia known as the Tomb of Caecilia Metella, a noblewoman who lived […]

  • Artist Punctures Building Façade With Glowing Beams of Light

    Artist Punctures Building Façade With Glowing Beams of Light Ian Strange, 2021, “LIGHT INTERSECTIONS II,” Public installation, Sydney AU. (Images courtesy of the artist.) Transdisciplinary artist Ian Strange has made a name for himself through his thought-provoking artworks that explore elements of architecture, space, and our concept of home. In one of his more recent […]

  • Ghanaian Artist Captures the Rhythm of Dance With a Flurry of Colorful Brushstrokes

    Ghanaian Artist Captures the Rhythm of Dance With a Flurry of Colorful Brushstrokes While many painters choose to recreate the stationary people or objects around them, artist Betty Acquah captures life in action. She utilizes swatches of vibrant color and mesmerizing patterns to illustrate the rhythm and beauty of dances in her native Ghana. Acquah’s […]

  • Airbnb will hide guests’ names to fight discrimination (but only in Oregon)

    Airbnb will hide guests’ names to fight discrimination (but only in Oregon)

    Photo by Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images Airbnb announced that it’s changing the way guest profiles are displayed in its app — for Oregon residents specifically. Airbnb hosts who are based in Oregon will now see a potential guest’s initials, rather than their full name, until after they’ve confirmed that guest’s booking request. The change […]

  • Apple’s new ad invites you to imagine dying alone without a Watch on your wrist

    Apple’s new ad invites you to imagine dying alone without a Watch on your wrist

    Apple wants you to know that buying a $400 smartwatch could be a matter of life-and-death — and it’s brilliantly, gruesomely captured that feeling in a new TV ad. Titled “911,” the one-minute ad spot doesn’t show any of the gory details — you simply hear three phone conversations between 911 operators and people who […]

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