Nemesis brings alien impregnation horror to your tabletop—and it works

unlicensed aliens — Beware both the chestburster and your fellow players. Dan Thurot – Jan 18, 2020 2:30 pm UTC Enlarge / The intruders are… unpleasant.Awaken RealmsWelcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. You’re roused early from cold sleep. The ship’s hibernatorium—and likely…

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Nature Will Triumph—and Reclaim All Our Gadgets

Most of your electronics—your phone, tablet, smartwatch, desktop computer, laptop computer, beeper, pager, e-reader, smart television, dumb television, soundbar, speaker system, camera-enabled doorbell—will outlive you. It is a matter of fact, and a fact of matter: Technology consists of stuff estranged from the earth, plastic and metal and silicon, while our soft bodies will one…

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Gadget Lab Podcast: One Wheel, Zero Buttons

There’s an old joke about Steve Jobs, that he never wore a suit because he hated buttons. There’s some truth to that old trope about designers always trying to refine their creations to their absolute core. Minimize the clutter, clear the mind, purify the experience. That’s what consumer electronics manufacturers are still doing, and we…

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