Seized Ukrainian warships were armed beyond regular loadout & planned moving 'stealthily' – Moscow

Ukrainian ships that were seized last month carried more ammunition than usual, had guns in combat ready-mode and planned to ‘stealthily’ pass the Kerch Strait in violation of rules, Russian border and security officials said. The three vessels were detained on November 25 after they spent hours in Russian territorial waters, ignoring requests of officials […]

‘Aquaman’ Featurette Takes You Under the Sea and Beyond

Dive down under the (special-effects created) sea in a new Aquaman featurette. Here, director James Wan takes us through several of the fantastical underwater worlds the film is set in. The running theme here, from Wan and the cast, is that Aquaman is going to take audiences to places they’ve never been before. Big, bold and strange […]

Saudi-led forces conduct mass strikes on Yemeni capital & beyond, despite US ‘calls for ceasefire’

The Saudi-led coalition has carried out a series of airstrikes against “legitimate military targets” in Sanaa and elsewhere across Yemen, several days after senior US officials somewhat hypocritically called for a ceasefire. “Coalition aircraft targeted legitimate military positions at al-Dailami Air Base, northeast of the capital, Sanaa,” the coalition leadership said in a statement, referring […]

Beyond the beaches of Rio

Rio de Janeiro, overlooked by Christ the Redeemer (Image: GARDEL Bertrand / hemis.fr / GETTY) THERE’S a joke among Paulistas (locals from São Paulo) that Christ the Redeemer, the emblematic statue that looms over Rio de Janeiro, stands with his arms outstretched waiting to applaud the first person there to do a day’s work. There […]

Lyft marks its 1 billionth ride as it expands beyond cars

Lyft may be an underdog relative to Uber, but it’s still huge in the transportation world. The ridesharing firm has officially provided 1 billion rides, including 233 million shared rides. That pales in comparison to Uber’s 10 billion trips. However, Uber also got a three-year head start (2009 versus 2012) and has focused on international […]

The Productivity Paradox: What Is It And How Can We Move Beyond It?

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in productivity. Put another way by Robert Solow, a Nobel laureate in economics, “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” In other words, just because our computers are getting […]

Beyond Ethereum: The battle to own blockchain’s ‘layer two’

GUEST: Ethereum  —  as the current incumbent among general-purpose permissionless blockchains  —  has to date offered the best resources, tooling, and incentives for developers to build on top of its protocol. These “layer-two” projects combine off-chain software with some number of smart contracts (which may include a native ERC20 toke…Read More

Beyond Blue Challenges Players To Explore Under The Sea

The gorgeous depths of the ocean has attracted players for years, perhaps most recently in the terrifying darkness of SOMA and the vibrant life of Abzu and Subnautica. Beyond Blue leans more toward the latter’s wonders of nature, but its realistic blue abyss and resource management means exploring the game’s near-future ocean is no simple […]