Game review: One Piece Odyssey (PS5)

Jan 26, 2023

One Piece has always been one of the more popular manga-turned-anime franchises that have had a ton of video games over the years. While some are fighting games, one of the biggest genres the series has delved into is the Dynasty Warriors genre. Personally, I have reviewed several One Piece video games over the years, and most of them have been fun and entertaining. Well, 2023 sees a different kind of One Piece game called One Piece Odyssey. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think One Piece Odys ...read more

The Gaza family tending World War graves for 100 years

Jan 26, 2023

Image caption, The cemetery contains graves of soldiers killed fighting Ottoman forces, among others By Yolande Knell BBC News, Gaza The neatly regimented lines of white gravestones, trimmed grass and flowering borders conjure up the vast war cemeteries of northern France and Belgium. But this final resting place for soldiers killed in the two World Wars is in the Gaza Strip. It makes for an unusual green spot in the overcrowded territory, badly hit by the moder ...read more

BEYOND Expo 2023: Back offline, visit Macao this May to see “Technology Redefined”

Jan 26, 2023

As one of Asia’s largest and most influential international technology expositions, BEYOND Expo has drawn widespread attention from the global technology innovation industry. Founded in 2020, it has been held twice before with great success, bringing together 800+ exhibitors, 55,000+ visitors, 500+ business leaders, and world-class speakers to participate in 150+ industry panels at online and offline summits. Technology has long been ubiquitous in our lives, revolutionizing traditional busi ...read more

NASA and DARPA will test nuclear thermal engines for crewed missions to Mars

Jan 25, 2023

NASA is going back to an old idea as it tries to get humans to Mars. It is teaming up with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to test a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space with the aim of using the technology for crewed missions to the red planet. The agencies hope to "demonstrate advanced nuclear thermal propulsion technology as soon as 2027," NASA administrator Bill Nelson said. "With the help of this new technology, astronauts could journey to and from deep space faste ...read more

MyRepublic tops Ookla's NZ Q4 internet performance report

Jan 25, 2023

Ookla's quarterly reports on the state of New Zealand's mobile and fixed networks has been released, revealing MyRebulic as a leading provider. The report for fixed networks details the fastest providers for download speeds, the Median Multi-server Latency and consistency. The report on the state of New Zealand's mobile networks also details the fastest phones and which manufacturer had the highest median download speeds. Starting with the fastest median download speeds for fixed networks, the ...read more

Forspoken review: A magical world with several cracks

Jan 25, 2023

In Forspoken, you control the agile, angry Frey (voiced by Ella Balinska), slinging elemental attacks (and f-bombs) at multiple monsters before leaping off a cliff face and swinging from a molten outcrop. You keep moving, through the lands of Athia, through the adventure, because it’s really fun and satisfying, but also because when you slow down, you start to see the cracks. Running on Square Enix’s in-house Luminous Engine (the team that made the game is a newly-formed group called Lumino ...read more

The Skincare Routine Every Tween Needs, According to a Dermatologist

Jan 25, 2023

Photo: Iryna Dincer (Shutterstock) Maybe you already realize this, but puberty is wild. From the ages of about 9 to 12, tweens are trying to figure out how to function in the world even while everything about them changes. So who can blame them for zoning out to TikTok and maybe picking up some skincare tips from Northie at the same time? While North West may have access to every product under the sun, but we wanted to ask an actual dermatologist what the average tween needs t ...read more

Chinese overseas shopping platforms in 2022: Bigger market share, controversies and complaints continue

Jan 25, 2023

Finding new revenue streams outside China became urgent for major Chinese online retailers as Covid control measures and a turbulent domestic regulatory environment hurt economic growth and consumer confidence in the country. Shein, which started as a small cross-border wedding dress supplier, turned into a unicorn worth $100 billion by April 2022, demonstrating a successful path for other shopping platforms trying to sell outside of China.  Chinese overseas-focused online shopping apps were a ...read more

The Year Ahead in Autonomous Responsibility

Jan 24, 2023

Photo: Andrea Verdelli (Getty Images) Nikki Main covers breaking news for Gizmodo. You can follow her coverage here , and email story ideas and tips to nmcaleese@gizmodo.com . The top story: It’s likely you’ve become numb to how often you interact with technology. But what if the technology is doing more harm than good? As increasing numbers of companies rely on artificial intelligence to power their tech, we see more cases of dangerous AI dysfunction, like aut ...read more