‘Dune’ Is One of the Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Ever

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Director David Lynch adapted Frank Herbert’s novel Dune into a 1984 film.Photograph: All Star Picture Library/AlamyFrank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune, first published in 1965, is still extremely influential. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel recently re-read Dune for the first time in more than a decade.…

‘Dune’ Is One of the Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Ever

‘Dune’ Is One of the Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Ever

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Director David Lynch adapted Frank Herbert’s novel Dune into a 1984 film.Photograph: All Star Picture Library/AlamyFrank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune, first published in 1965, is still extremely influential. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel recently re-read Dune for the first time in more than a decade.…

Riot Games planning Valorant rewards for dedicated players

Riot Games planning Valorant rewards for dedicated players

While there are a plethora of Valorant cosmetics available to purchase, there is currently nothing to mark ‘the grind’ in Future Earth — but according to one Riot dev, that will change.Valorant’s unique take on a traditional Battle Pass system rewards players for ‘grinding’ through each Chapter until the final 50 tiers are complete.Yet unless…

Sony Xperia 1 II Review: A Surprise Hit

Sony Xperia 1 II Review: A Surprise Hit

The last time I saw a Sony Xperia phone in the wild was when I visited Japan in 2018. A sea of Xperias, iPhones, and the occasional Nintendo Switch stood out in Tokyo’s bustling (and punctual!) Metro subway. I don’t think I’ll ever see such a sight anywhere else in the world, and that’s a…

Signal Tips: Get the Most Out of Your Private Messaging

Signal Tips: Get the Most Out of Your Private Messaging

As police-brutality protests continue throughout the United States, people have increasingly turned to the encrypted messaging app Signal, and for good reason. As law enforcement increasingly surveils crowds, Signal represents most people’s best way to communicate safely. And thanks in part to a $50 million infusion from former WhatsApp CEO Brian Acton over two years…

Police Tactics Could Turn Protests Into Covid-19 Hot Spots

Police Tactics Could Turn Protests Into Covid-19 Hot Spots

In law enforcement theory, it’s called the Miami model, or “strategic incapacitation.” Sometimes it’s just the “hard hat approach.” That’s when police and other security services show up at mass demonstrations or protests in full riot gear—helmets, face masks, clubs, shields, body armor, chemical weapons. At the first hint of chaos, the police form skirmish…