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Microsoft Flight Simulator is an impressive Xbox Series X workout
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Microsoft Flight Simulator is an impressive Xbox Series X workout

Nothing has pushed my PC further than Microsoft Flight Simulator. That might sound odd for a “game” that’s largely about flying around empty skies by yourself, but Asobo’s latest iteration of the classic franchise is technically groundbreaking and ambitious, with all manner of wizardry going on beyond the scenes to stream in accurate city data,...

Robinhood’s IPO roadshow answered questions I wasn’t asking
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Robinhood’s IPO roadshow answered questions I wasn’t asking

“What’s your favorite planet?” is a real question that Robinhood execs really picked to answer during the Q&A section of its retail investor roadshow. “Definitely Pluto,” says long-haired CEO Vlad Tenev. He is having a good time. He goes on to explain that there will be a great view of Venus tonight after sunset. Many...

Chevy Bolts recalled again for fire risk, as GM admits battery defects
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Chevy Bolts recalled again for fire risk, as GM admits battery defects

General Motors is recalling 2017-2019 model year Chevy Bolts a second time because of a risk that the battery packs could catch fire. The new recall comes after two Bolts recently caught fire despite having received the purported software fix from the previous recall, which was first announced in November 2020. GM has also finally...

Communication around masks is still terrible
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Communication around masks is still terrible

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced long-awaited guidelines in May for when vaccinated people could stop wearing masks, some experts cautioned that the changes were coming too soon. We were still learning more about the vaccine’s protection, and epidemiologists were worried about coronavirus variants. If mask rules were lifted and cases spiked...

MagSafe Battery Pack teardown confirms dual-cell design
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MagSafe Battery Pack teardown confirms dual-cell design

A teardown of Apple’s new $99 MagSafe Battery Pack from Charger Lab has given us our best look yet inside the new accessory, and revealed more details about how it works. For starters, it confirms recent speculation that it uses a pair of battery cells wired in series like Apple’s previous Smart Battery cases, but...

A new athlete wellness trend just dropped
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A new athlete wellness trend just dropped

Athletes love a good wellness trend. Anything that promises to boost performance or give the slightest edge to anyone competing at the highest level of their sport is going to find the ears of elite athletes and Olympians — even (or especially) if it looks like a torture device. In 2016, the fad was cupping:...

Adam Neumann’s WeWork debacle wasn’t possible without VC help
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Adam Neumann’s WeWork debacle wasn’t possible without VC help

For the better part of two years now, I’ve been wondering how the 2019 WeWork debacle happened. Whatever, sure, Adam Neumann is a wild and crazy guy — but without commitments from a number of sophisticated investors (Benchmark! T Rowe Price! Fidelity! Harvard University!), his tequila-soaked dreams never would have become a reality. I’ve been...