Google Pixel 7 Series Price Leaks, And For Once, It's A Good Surprise

We’re closer than ever to the release of Google’s Pixel 7 smartphones, and now a fresh leak has surfaced with some good news for future buyers.

Into the Odd Is a Beautifully Self-Cannibalizing RPG Built on Bodies

Into the Odd takes its taglines of rules-light and flavor-heavy very, very seriously. This Old-School Roleplaying (OSR) tabletop game has the veneer of a simple dungeon-delver, but once you dig into the book itself, the straightforward rules lead you into an incredible wealth of lore that emphasizes the…

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Neptune's Rings Captured In Clearest James Webb Image Yet

Neptune’s elusive rings are mysterious, and the new image will allow scientists to learn more about them and the planet itself.quite

More Americans Are Surviving Cancer Than Ever Before

A new report from the American Association for Cancer Research this week offers a good prognosis about the state of cancer care in the U.S. More Americans than ever are surviving cancer, and the long-running decline in mortality has only sped up in recent years. At the same time, some groups continue to face a higher…

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TikTok Company's New VR Headset Competes with Meta on Price and Privacy

Meta is terrified of TikTok’s domineering presence in the social media market, and now it seems the company behind the app, ByteDance, is coming for Meta’s own stake in the Metaverse with a headset that’s the closest we’ve seen in price to the Quest 2.

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What Happens if the Rockstar Hacker Leaks the GTA6 Source Code

What, if any, is the impact of a severe hack earlier this week going to be on Rockstar Games’ business? The game publisher’s systems were breached just days ago in what some are calling the biggest hack of its kind in recent memory. Known for popular franchises like Red Dead the Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar said that it…

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Wildfire Smoke Is Making U.S. Air Toxic

Regional wildfire smoke is significantly lowering air quality for millions of people across the country.

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SpaceX wants to put Starlink internet on rural school buses

Starlink satellite internet access has already spread to boats and RVs, and now it might accompany your child on the way home from class. SpaceX told the FCC in a filing that it’s piloting Starlink aboard school buses in the rural US. The project would keep students connected during lengthy rides (over an hour in the pilot), ensuring they can complete internet-related homework in a timely fashion even if broadband is slow or non-existent at home.

The spaceflight company simultaneously backed FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel’s May proposal to bring WiFi to school buses, and said it supported the regulator’s efforts to fund school and library internet access through the E-Rate program. To no one’s surprise, SpaceX felt it had the best solution thanks to rapid satellite deployment, portable dishes and fast service for the “most remote” areas.

We’ve asked the FCC and SpaceX for comment, and will let you know if they respond. The pitch comes just two months after the FCC cleared the use of Starlink in vehicles, noting that it would serve the “public interest” to keep people online while on the move. The concept isn’t new — Google outfitted school buses with WiFi in 2018 following tests, for example.

There’s no guarantee the FCC will embrace SpaceX and fund bus-based Starlink service. The Commission rejected SpaceX’s request for $885.5 million in help through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, and the firm responded by blasting the rejection as “grossly unfair” and allegedly unsupported by evidence. Satellite internet service theoretically offers more consistent rural coverage than cellular data, though, and Starlink competitors like Amazon’s Project Kuiper have yet to deploy in earnest.

Tyler Perry Shares What He Learned By Offering Home To Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

The actor and filmmaker said he’s come to view the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a source of inspiration for his own life.

Hilton's Bringing Lodging to Future Space Station

Voyager Space announced a new collaboration with Hilton, the American hotel and hospitality company. Together, the companies are planning to bring crew lodging to Starlab, Voyager Space’s upcoming commercial space station which will be consistently crewed by four astronauts.

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