Free GTA 5 Makes Life Easy for Hackers and Modders

Free GTA 5 Makes Life Easy for Hackers and Modders

Last week, Epic Games Store did the unthinkable and made GTA 5 available for free on PC. Despite the game approaching its seven-year anniversary, it remains one of the most popular games around. In fact, Epic underestimated the demand it would get; soon after the game featured on the store, the website crashed. Things have smoothed…

Now Chrome Can Block Ads That Leach Power From Your CPU

Now Chrome Can Block Ads That Leach Power From Your CPU

Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast.The move comes…

Will the New York Times Ever Stop Reporting on UFOs?

Will the New York Times Ever Stop Reporting on UFOs?

In December 2017, the New York Times published a front page story about a ”shadowy” UFO Pentagon program that investigated encounters between Navy fighter pilots and mysterious, gravity-defying objects. Illustrated with several grainy cockpit videos posted to the Times website, the scoop was captivating. ABC News called it a “bombshell.” Brett Baier of Fox News…

How to Sleep When the World Is Falling Apart

How to Sleep When the World Is Falling Apart

Life in the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on some unpleasant and unexpected contours. Time has lost all meaning. Dreams have become assailingly vivid. That is, if you’re able to sleep at all, which many people cannot. At least, not as well as they did before it felt like everything was unraveling, all of the time,…