My Favorite Sci-Fi Movies

I've always loved sci-fi. As an 80s kid, I basically grew up on Star Wars, and that fostered my love of sci-fi (though some people would claim Star Wars isn't "proper" sci-fi, but more space fantasy, as it contains magical elements). But as with any other genre, there's good and bad versions of it, and … Continue reading My Favorite Sci-Fi Movies

Friday Dose of Good News

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a method to create a plant oil from microalgae that can replace palm oil. Not only will this help save vulnerable jungle ecosystems, in particular in South-East Asia, as well as climate-critical mangrove growth, the oil it produces is also better for human consumption. Palm … Continue reading Friday Dose of Good News

Tesla Autopilot Hacked with Paper

Curses, foiled again! Like, almost literally, foiled. A group of white hat hackers recently "hacked" a Tesla's Autopilot function, and forced it to swerve into the opposite lane. And they did this using only white stickers. Essentially, the Tesla Autopilot uses camera technology to keep an eye on, among other things, the while lane markers … Continue reading Tesla Autopilot Hacked with Paper

Smartwatches: we’re not there yet

Even with the latest generation of smartwatches, we're only scratching the surface of what they should be After a bunch of research, I recently picked up the 4th generation Apple Watch. I ended up with Apple's version of a smartwatch after having tried Samsung Gear (love the bezel navigation, but the choice of apps is … Continue reading Smartwatches: we’re not there yet