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Here are 7 new sci-fi and fantasy novels coming out this September to check out

Hitting bookstores on September 18th and 25th<p>HBO recently aired its adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s short novel <i>Sharp Objects</i>, and while I haven’t caught up on the entire thing yet, the first couple of episodes prompted me to dig my copy out to give it a read. I’ve been meaning to pick it up for years …

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6 games band together on Ready Player One-style gaming multiverse

Is the gaming multiverse world of <i>Ready Player One</i> at hand? That’s the big claim coming from the makers of Enjin Coin, a new kind of cryptocurrency.<p>The developers of six blockchain games have banded together in a syndicate to create a decentralized gaming multiverse by utilizing the blockchain to …

Blockchain

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

3 new science-fiction novels explore different worlds

New York City in 2052; a strange Southern town in 1984; and a U.S. partially taken over by an alien race.

10 New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels by Women You Shouldn’t Miss

Corruption and intrigue eat at the heart of the Martial Empire, leaving its servant, the feared Blood Shrike, unsure what course she must take to …

Six Horror Audio Drama Podcasts Beyond "The Black Tapes" | Discover the Best Podcasts

I’m a huge fan of horror, but when it comes to horror podcasts, I’m picky. I like stories that are engaging and character-driven without being a …

Overwatch Raised $12.7 Million for Charity Thanks to Pink Mercy

Back in May, Overwatch revealed a limited time Pink Mercy legendary skin that cost $15 USD, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the Breast …

Anstream will stream retro games so you won’t have to pirate

Streaming might be the inevitable future of gaming but, as it stands now, there are still a lot of missing pieces for it to really work. It turns …

5 Books Like 'Sharp Objects' For Fans Of Gillian Flynn's Thriller Novels

The long-anticipated adaptation of <i>Sharp Objects</i><i>,</i> Gillian Flynn's debut novel, has reignited interest in the thriller writer, whose most famous for …

The best thrillers and crime fiction of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of July 2018

Book Three of The Legends of the First Empire<p>The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone …

'Digital Key' standard uses your phone to unlock your car

Apple, LG, Samsung and major automakers have signed on.<p>You can already use your smartphone as a car key if you own the right vehicle (just ask Tesla Model 3 owners). There hasn't really been a common standard for it, though, and that has hurt adoption -- you can't guarantee that you'll have phone …

Mobile Devices

10 more great books from 2018 to catch up on, by genre

The Best of the Rest

Google made an AI-backed terrarium that shows weather conditions around the world

Google is showing off another quirky experiment that takes the idea of a terrarium and makes it interactive, with the intent of bringing together conversations about tech and the natural world.<p>Called Project Oasis, the experiment allows you to use Google Assistant to ask about the weather in …

The best science fiction and fantasy to read this month

<b>The Freeze-Frame Revolution</b> (Tachyon), by Peter Watts, is a delicious morsel of hard science fiction. The short novel follows the crew of a construction ship who have spent 66 million years traveling across the galaxy building interstellar wormhole gates for humanity. The group is held in suspended …

An AI-sourced competitive dance show is coming to the US from China’s biggest streaming service

Hot-Blood Dance Crew is coming to Rakuten Viki<p>China’s largest streaming service, iQIYI, is bringing one of its most popular television shows to North and South America. The dance-off reality TV show <i>Hot-Blood Dance Crew</i> will now be shown on Rakuten Viki, a popular video platform that allows …

Apple plans to unlock more NFC abilities for four generations of iPhone

The built-in technology could be allowed for more than just Apple Pay soon<p>Back in 2014, Apple released the iPhone 6. It was the first iPhone the …

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The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer

Summer reading. Are there two more beautiful words in the English language? The porch, the beach, the pool; the smell of sunscreen and hot sand; the taste of ripe blueberries and a big glass of rosé—it all adds up to the perfect time to curl up or stretch out with a book. And just so you don't have …

Books

FacePause is an experimental Chrome extension that pauses YouTube videos when you look away

There has been an experimental FaceDetector API within the Chrome web browser since version 56 that can automatically detect when someone is looking at a webcam. Now, the developer who created FacePause has found a way to use the API to automatically pause YouTube videos when you look away from …

Raspberry Pi Augmented Reality Projection Lamp Project

Makers, developers and hobbyists interested in creating amazing things using a Raspberry Pi or similar mini PC may be interested in a new augmented …

Raspberry Pi

Fantastic Fables: The 10 Best Magical Realism Novels of All Time

<b>* Magical Realism novels from classics to contemporaries</b> <b><br>* Modern myths and surrealist romances</b> <b><br>* Masterpieces of the genre from around the …

Love Stories

11 Foreign Sci-Fi Shows That We Want To See Translated

English science fiction has made its way across the pond for decades, starting with <i>Doctor Who</i> through modern hits like <i>Black Mirror</i>. Without a …

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Mozilla’s WebAssembly Studio enters beta

Mozilla is making good on its promise to improve WebAssembly for developers with the beta release of its WebAssembly Studio. WebAssembly Studio is an …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Blackfish City by Sam J Miller; The Wolf by Leo Carew; The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones and The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell<p><b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF …

Science Fiction

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …