Which One To Buy: Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5

Which One To Buy: Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5

The battle of the next-gen heavyweights featuring Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, looks set for later this year. So far, we have a vague idea about both the technologically advanced machines. Much of their power is drawn from the ultra-fast SSD; both have opted for instead of the traditional HDD. It will massively diminish…

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

My late colleague, Neil Postman, used to ask about any new proposal or technology, “What problem does it propose to solve?” When it comes to Facebook, that problem was maintaining relationships over vast time and space. And the company has solved it, spectacularly. Along the way, as Postman would have predicted, it created many more…

Zoom Security Gets a Boost With Keybase Acquisition

Zoom Security Gets a Boost With Keybase Acquisition

Well, it finally happened: Defcon is canceled. Except, for real this time. The popular hacking conference and its sister event, Black Hat, have both been called off over Covid-19 concerns, meaning a long-standing meme has become reality. Don’t worry; organizers have promised online sessions to make sure those bugs and vulnerabilities still see the light…

Trump Guns for Chinese Telecoms but Doesn’t Have a Real Plan

Trump Guns for Chinese Telecoms but Doesn’t Have a Real Plan

On April 24, the Federal Communications Commission told four Chinese-incorporated telecommunications firms to present evidence to the US government that their US units don’t pose national security risks. According to The Wall Street Journal, a representative of China Telecom’s American arm said the company looks forward to “sharing information with the FCC that speaks to…

*The Last Unicorn* Is a Work of Art

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. The Last Unicorn has aged pretty well. Photograph: ITC FILMS/AlamyThe movie The Last Unicorn, based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle, is surprisingly beautiful and moving, particularly for a children’s cartoon from 1982. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel says that the story draws much of its…

‘The Last Unicorn’ Is a Work of Art

‘The Last Unicorn’ Is a Work of Art

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. The Last Unicorn has aged pretty well. Photograph: ITC FILMS/AlamyThe movie The Last Unicorn, based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle, is surprisingly beautiful and moving, particularly for a children’s cartoon from 1982. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel says that the story draws much of its…