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Instagram rolls out its new look for Stories on desktop

Instagram has started to roll out its new look for Stories on desktop. It started testing the redesign earlier this month, and it’ll soon be available for everyone. You’ll be able to view clickable previews of the previous and next Story either side…

BMW tries to get ahead of its supply curve using quantum computing

BMW is starting to embrace quantum computing to optimize its supply chains. The automaker has started testing Honeywell systems to help it determine the best components to buy at the right time without disrupting production. While one supplier…

Strega is a compact modular synth for crafting dreamscapes or hellscapes

Make Noise primarily traffics in experimental Eurorack modules like Morphagene and Maths. But a few years ago it made a play for a more entry level space with the 0-Coast, a compact modular synthesizer that blended the two popular schools of s…

Disney+ restricts kids from watching content with racist stereotypes

Last fall, Disney added content warnings on Disney+ to flag some of the racist content it had produced in the past. Now the company is taking an additional step to provide children the proper context when seeing those titles. In a move spotted…

MIT’s oncological risk AI calculates cancer chances regardless of race

Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems continue to be adopted into an ever wider array of healthcare applications, such as assisting doctors with medical image diagnostics. Capable of understanding X-rays and rapidly generating M…

HBO Max didn’t expect to have this many subscribers for another two years

During its Q4 2020 earnings call on Tuesday, AT&T revealed that its streaming subsidiary HBO Max now boasts some 40 million paid monthly subscribers — a figure neither company anticipated the service would attain until at least 2023. H…

EA founded a new studio to work on the long-awaited ‘Skate 4’

EA has formed a new studio to develop the next Skate game. On Wednesday, the publisher announced the existence of Full Circle, which, like previous Skate developer Black Box, will be based out of Vancouver, Canada. EA has tapped Daniel McCullo…

‘Control: Ultimate Edition’ headlines February’s batch of PS Plus freebies

Sony has revealed the next batch of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers — Control: Ultimate Edition, Destruction AllStars (PS5 only) and Concrete Genie — which you can claim from February 2nd. The inclusion of Control has caused some o…

EVs with Google Maps will make it easier to plan trips around recharging

Cars with Google Maps built in are getting a few more features that should make it easier to plan trips around charging stops. Google is using graph theory in its latest routing algorithms to help you determine the best way to get to your dest…

Tomb Raider and Skull Island anime series are headed to Netflix

While we’re still waiting on Netflix’s Pacific Rim anime series, the streaming service has announced that it’s also working on anime versions of Tomb Raider and Skull Island. Netflix is working with Legendary Television on all of those upcomin…