admin

Review: Palm Springs is a fresh, slyly self-aware addition to time loop trope

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti relive the same day over and over in Palm Springs, now streaming on Hulu. Last year gave us two innovative multiverse twists on the well-worn time-loop trope: the Netflix comedy series Russian Doll, and the horror/comedy Happy Death Day 2 U (a sequel to 2018’s Happy Death Day). One would …

Review: Palm Springs is a fresh, slyly self-aware addition to time loop trope Read More »

The real problem with accounting firms: They don’t reward auditors that challenge clients

Britain’s audit regulator, the Financial Reporting Council, put out new rules July 6 intended to boost auditors’ independence. The rules focus on how audit partners are paid—so that fees from consulting, which requires a certain degree of obsequiousness toward clients, do not overly slacken auditors’ skepticism toward those clients.  These new rules are well-meaning. But …

The real problem with accounting firms: They don’t reward auditors that challenge clients Read More »

After Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19

A while ago, it was reported that Amitabh Bachchan has been hospitalized in Nanavati Hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. According to the statement given by the Health Minister of Maharashtra, Rajesh Tope, Amitabh Bachchan is asymptomatic and stable. Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter to inform his fans of his condition. The veteran …

After Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19 Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan hospitalised at Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital due to COVID-19

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been hospitalized this Saturday evening on July 11. He was taken to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital. The news was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan himself that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , …

Amitabh Bachchan hospitalised at Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital due to COVID-19 Read More »

This self-driving startup built a “car without wheels” for remote driving

Enlarge (credit: Voyage) The ideal self-driving car would drive itself all the time, in all situations. But achieving that goal in practice is difficult—so difficult, in fact, that most self-driving companies have provisions for human backup to help cars get out of tricky or confusing situations. But companies are often secretive about exactly how these …

This self-driving startup built a “car without wheels” for remote driving Read More »

How small satellites are radically remaking space exploration

Enlarge / An Electron rocket launches in August 2019 from New Zealand. (credit: Sam Toms/Rocket Lab) At the beginning of this year, a group of NASA scientists agonized over which robotic missions they should choose to explore our Solar System. Researchers from around the United States had submitted more than 20 intriguing ideas, such as …

How small satellites are radically remaking space exploration Read More »

SpaceX stands down from Starlink launch for the third time [Updated]

After the rain cleared Tuesday, media were permitted an opportunity to visit an LC-39A surrounded by photo-worthy puddles. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] 10:15am ET Saturday Update: The third time was not a charm. A little more than an hour before a Falcon 9 rocket was due to launch on Saturday morning from Florida, SpaceX announced …

SpaceX stands down from Starlink launch for the third time [Updated] Read More »