The best and worst of the biggest streaming services

The streaming wars are well and truly upon us. And they’ve become radically more complicated in just the past year. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon — the big fish in a small pond — are still...

The 12 Best Laptop Backpacks for Work and Life (2020)

Earlier this year, Timbuk2 launched their "No Wet Laptops" campaign with several water-resistant options. I tested the Lane Commuter, which is the smaller, stormproof version of their popular Parker backpack. The bag has its...

Businesses urged to tap into science and technology talent – Mirage News

Businesses can benefit from fresh ideas and technical skills by accessing a talent pool of more than 4,200 science and technology students with sought-after skills. Lancaster University Science and Technology students – with knowledge and...

Next.js builder Vercel spruces up edge network

Vercel has enhanced its edge platform for content delivery with better performance, improved ease of use, and automatic global failover. The improvements are designed to optimize the experience for both front-end developers and web...

Multicloud is not really about clouds anymore

Most think of multicloud just how it sounds: an architecture that leverages plural public and/or private clouds at the same time, in support of best-of-breed cloud services. In other words, we use multicloud as...

Clear usually helps people speed past the TSA line. Now it’s offering a Covid-19...

Now that airports are emptier than they’ve ever been, the air travel security platform Clear is adapting its technology for new pandemic-centric purposes. On Thursday, the NHL announced that it would be using...

Facebook’s sad summer continues with a $650 million settlement

Facebook has agreed to pay $650 million to settle a years-long class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition in what continues to be a less-than-great summer for the social media company. The...

What’s new in Microsoft .NET 5

Microsoft’s seventh preview of .NET 5 has arrived, with improvements in areas such as JSON and the Ryujit compiler. .NET 5 is a merger of .NET Framework and .NET Core that is intended to unify...

Lockdown was the longest period of quiet in recorded human history

When lockdown started in March, the world went instantly, strangely silent. City streets emptied. Joggers and families disappeared from parks. Construction projects froze. Stores closed.  Now a network of seismic monitoring stations around the world...

The 3 Best VR Headsets to Try and a Few Games to Play (2020)

It's only been a couple years but it has been a rocky road for VR. The hype, the dashed expectations, the slow climb toward those early promises made by Oculus and HTC didn’t do...

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