May 2019

Why scientists believe Godzilla’s fictional growth is cause for real concern

A pair of scientists from prestigious Dartmouth University recently published research postulating why Godzilla has more than doubled in size since 1954. If you guessed a gym membership and a high-protein diet: you’re wrong. The King of the Monsters’ incredible evolution in fiction is, arguably, due to real-world global anxiety over increasing nationalism and the US military’s continued nuclear aggression. Yeah, that old chestnut. The research argues that Godzilla’s appearance changes, while surely attributable to the various film companies and personnel who’ve worked on the movies over the decades, are due to spikes in “humanity’s collective anxiety.” In other words: the worse… This story continues at The Next Web

Apple plans to kill iTunes after WWDC next week

Apple is ready to pull the plug on iTunes, nearly two decades after launching the game-changing application. According to Bloomberg, the company plans to retire the product at next week’s WWDC event. Killing iTunes is long overdue. It’s been rumored for years now that Apple would shelve the product, as it does little to benefit customers who already made the switch to one of Apple’s standalone apps for movies, music, or podcasts. According to the Bloomberg report, users can expect the Music app to host many of iTunes’ audio features. The move to shutter iTunes, at this point, is largely… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: iTunes,Apple

Motorola’s $500 Moto Z4 doesn’t give up on the mods

Motorola this week announced the Moto Z4, the latest in its family of phones compatible with attachable accessories. Quite frankly, I’m kind of amazed that Motorola is still making modular phones three years later, but I’m all for it. The company is taking a more laid back approach this year though. The Z4 is no longer aiming at the flagship market, coming with a Snapdragon 675, 4GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. That should definitely offer good enough performance for most people – and Motorola claims the 3,600 mAh battery should last for two days – but it… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Motorola

You can now play Smash Bros Ultimate in VR… kinda

Nintendo revealed today it was adding Labo VR support for Smash Bros. Now don’t go getting all lathered up yet. It’s not as extensive as you think — though it’s still pretty nifty for those who want to join two of Nintendo‘s most interesting toys together. The Smash Bros Ultimate patch, which rolled out today, adds support for Labo VR goggles among a few other general improvements. In order to access this feature, you’ll need to update the game and then look for it in the “Games & More” menu. The appropriate icon looks like the Labo goggles. As you might have… This story continues at The Next Web

Meizu’s 16Xs packs a 48MP camera, 6GB RAM, and a 4,000 mAH battery for $245

We here at TNW have long recognized the fact that you don’t need the most expensive phones to get impressive performance. This was true years ago, and its doubly true today, as diminishing returns make the differences between mid-tier devices and top-of-the-line phones increasingly negligible. Case in point: Meizu’s new 16Xs checks off almost everything you’d want in a flagship phone in a device that starts around $245 USD. Some of the notable specs (some of which beat more expensive phones) A 6.2-inch Samsung-made OLED panel with super thin bezels (90 percent screen-to-body-ratio) Triple-camera setup with a 48MP primary camera… This story continues at The Next Web

Midboss’ Summer of Pride is a game-streaming celebration of inclusivity

MidBoss, the company behind 2064: Read Only Memories, is kicking off its Summer of Pride gaming celebration to coincide with Pride Month. The event features a myriad of gaming personalities from the LGBTQIA+ community streaming queer-friendly games on Twitch all month long. Participation is simple. All you’ll need is a web browser or the Twitch app to watch – you can sign up for a Twitch account here if you don’t already have one. The festivities begin at 12PM Pacific (UTC-8) June 01 with Jeff Brutlag streaming Dominique Pamplemousse. A full schedule of streamers and games can be found on… This story continues at The Next Web

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Inspiring Wallpapers For A Colorful June (2019 Edition)

Inspiring Wallpapers For A Colorful June (2019 Edition)Inspiring Wallpapers For A Colorful June (2019 Edition) Cosima Mielke 2019-05-31T14:43:34+02:002019-06-01T09:06:15+00:00No matter if June means the beginning of summer for you, that monsoon season is here, or that winter is just around the corner, our new wallpapers are bound to sweeten the beginning of the month with some fresh inspiration. Created by artists and designers from across the globe, the designs featured in this collection are part of our wallpaper series which has been going on for more than nine years already. Every month, we challenge you, the community, to submit your wallpaper designs to it. It’s an opportunity to let your creative ideas run free and use your favorite tools — without the pressure of meeting project requirements or satisfying stakeholders. It’s only you and your creative process. And, well, we are very thankful to everyone who has taken on this challenge and is still continuing to do so to cat..

CHEAP: Get 30% off Anker’s upcoming Eufy RoboVac 11S Max

I’m a huge fan of Anker’s robot vacuums, primarily because they get the fundamentals right and are amazing value for money. In the past, I’ve used the Eufy RoboVac 11C, which was sufficiently powerful to grab dust and stray dog food kibbles from the floor, while having a small enough profile to maneuver around my (somewhat cluttered) house. Well, on July 1, Anker will release a follow-up robot vacuum cleaner, called the Eufy RoboVac 11S Max. What’s different? Firstly, the way the vacuum collects and traps dust has been radically redesigned. In particular, the old disposable filters have been replaced… This story continues at The Next Web