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‘This Is America‘ recreated in ‘Fortnite‘ has lots of dancing, zero nuance

Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” has been discussed, dissected, parodied, and riffed upon in an assortment of ways since it first dropped in early May. But this right here is its first appearance in Fortnite. The WiZiBlimp YouTube channel‘s recreation of the video is impressive on a technical level. It kind of goes off the rails a bit at the […]

Walmart‘s new text service bypasses app, website to order stuff online

Walmart is trying out outsmart e-retailer Amazon with a new text-to-order service, .  Launching first in New York City, the service cooked up in Walmart‘s tech incubator, Store No. 8, is aimed at “time-strapped” families that are too busy to browse for birthday presents, cleaning supplies, or toiletries online. Forget about physically going to a store — no way. Just […]

Umbrella drone needs to fix noise issue before anyone can actually use it

A drone that follows you around with a sun-blocking umbrella is only a prototype, but it has a major flaw: it‘s annoyingly loud. Sure it‘s a convenient way to stay out of the sun and keep your hands free, but the Japanese company Asahi Power Service‘s “” concept still needs reworking. Demos of the device have been around for the […]

Someone attached a massive Canon lens to a Game Boy Camera, and it actually worked

The Game Boy Camera isn‘t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think “high end.” The unusual peripheral, released in 1998, could be inserted into the Nintendo handheld‘s cartridge slot to give you a lo-fi digital camera capable of capturing a 128×112 black and white image. Now, a full 20 years later, someone‘s managed to make the […]

Microsoft reportedly buys code-sharing site GitHub

The developer platform GitHub, which is widely used for storing, sharing, and collaborating on code, will apparently soon be a Microsoft company. Microsoft has reportedly acquired the San Francisco-based hosting service and might announce the deal as soon as Monday, a said, according to “people familiar with the matter.” Murmurs about the acquisition bubbled up late last week as the […]

What Star Wars audiences are saying: Give us more women

Spoiler alert: This post contains a key detail from Solo: A Star Wars Story.  We‘re now in the second weekend of the first Star Wars movie since 2005 to feature a male lead. And we still don‘t know whether it will turn a profit — unlike the prior three movies of the Disney-Lucasfilm era, all of which had female leads. […]

‘An American Marriage‘ is a beautiful love story that‘s as heartbreaking as it is complex

Much has been said about love in literature. True love‘s first kiss will cure all. The greatest gift we have is love. Love is the most powerful magic.  But Tayari Jones knows the truth: “How you feel love and understand love are two different things.” Or so she writes in her 2017 novel, An American Marriage. An American Marriage follows […]