Blackouts possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Blackouts possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Extreme temperatures and ongoing drought could cause the power grid to buckle across vast areas of the country this summer, potentially leading to electricity shortages and blackouts, a US power grid regulator said on Thursday. (Frederic J. Brown, AFP, Getty Images via CNN) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes ATLANTA — Extreme temperatures and ongoing drought … Read more

Battlefield 2042 Killed My Favorite Game Mode, Which Sucks

Battlefield 2042 Killed My Favorite Game Mode, Which Sucks

Picture: DICE ace Battlefield 2042 continue to languish somewhere in the hell between “failed launch” and “whatever comes next”, DICE developers are making minor tweaks to the game in order to keep things running smoothly. Though I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of their latest effort. When the game launched, it launched with a … Read more

Red Dead Online Will Get More Updates…One Day

Red Dead Online Will Get More Updates…One Day

screenshot: Rockstar Games It’s been nearly a year since Red Dead Online’s last major update. The long wait for new content has led to a growing movement among some players to #SaveRedDeadOnline, putting pressure on developer Rockstar using social media and emails. Today, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive, confirmed that he … Read more

Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was ‘useless’

Cold, hard, sanitary cash?  BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was ‘useless’

Liz Atkinson, manager of the Quicksilver store at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, cleans a terminal after a transaction on May 1, 2020. Many businesses began encouraging transactions with plastic debit and credit cards as a safety measure to fight the spread of COVID -19. Now, a study from BYU says that plastic … Read more

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for his soul

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for his soul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world’s pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an internet connection. For Elon Muskits … Read more

FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

screenshot: Square-Enix As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools. “We believe that people use [mods] to expand the … Read more