Mese: Maggio 2022

The merging of Comixology and Kindle has created a hell I’d like to escape

The merging of Comixology and Kindle has created a hell I’d like to escape

In February of this year, Amazon finally completed its consumption of the once independent app for downloading comics, Comixology. Amazon had acquired the app way back in 2013, and apart from removing the ability to buy comics directly from the app, it left it untouched for nearly a decade. But this year, Amazon changed things …

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Stranger Things 4’s new monster is made with practical effects, some CG, and lots of lube

Stranger Things 4’s new monster is made with practical effects, some CG, and lots of lube

With terrifying beasts like the Demogorgon and the Mind Flayer, Stranger Things has slowly been building up an impressive bestiary of monsters. But, for the latest season, the show goes in a slightly different direction. Its new baddie, called Vecna, is less of a mindless beast and more of a classic-style ‘80s movie monster in …

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The Dune crypto collective is facing a reckoning

The Dune crypto collective is facing a reckoning

Spice DAO, the cryptocurrency collective that bought a script bible for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s never-made Dune adaptation, is apparently still figuring out what to make of its success. Earlier this week, the collective stopped working with a core member who posted virulently hateful messages as part of a self-described internet art project. Now, the project’s originator …

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Logitech MX Mechanical Mini review: a sensible keyboard for sensible people

Logitech MX Mechanical Mini review: a sensible keyboard for sensible people

If last year’s Logitech Pop Keys wireless mechanical keyboard was all style and no substance, then Logitech’s newly announced MX Mechanical keyboards are the polar opposite. These are aggressively functional keyboards with sensible feature sets, sensible designs, and sensible layouts. That can make the $169.99 MX Mechanical and $149.99 MX Mechanical Mini seem like outliers …

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All these images were generated by Google’s latest text-to-image AI

All these images were generated by Google’s latest text-to-image AI

There’s a new hot trend in AI: text-to-image generators. Feed these programs any text you like and they’ll generate remarkably accurate pictures that match that description. They can match a range of styles, from oil paintings to CGI renders and even photographs, and — though it sounds cliched — in many ways the only limit …

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AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will break the 5GHz barrier — and require a new motherboard

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will break the 5GHz barrier — and require a new motherboard

This fall, AMD is planning a clean break with the past, and it thinks your need for speed might convince you to do the same. Today at Computex 2022, the company revealed the key facets of its next-generation Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, their Zen 4 architecture, and — for the first time in five years …

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