Farhad Manjoo writes that Zynga, no longer shielded by its early success, is now in a death spiral fueled by universal contempt: "If you're looking for this generation's Pets.com, Zynga is pretty much it."
As cryptocurrency loses its value, less electricity is being used, reports Alex Hern for The Guardian. It's a simple problem: the cost of energy isn't falling, so it's becoming uneconomical to mine crypto. Who benefits? Gamers! A GPU-buying tip tip, though, from James Archer at Rock Paper Shotgun: skip the shady mass-seller eBay deals, as… READ THE REST
I was lazy and sloppy so it took me four guesses to suss out the prompt for these images generated with text-to-image software. The first word was easy, and I'm sure you can guess what it is. The last word is also easy, but that's where I stumbled. Wordalle looks promising. I'm going to keep… READ THE REST
In this BBC Reel, they look at the resurgence of a Mayan ball sport, called Juego de Pelota, which is approximately 3,000 years old. It was played by the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Inca. The soccer-like game is played using only the hips and with a solid rubber ball that weighs about 7 pounds.… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST
Personal hygiene is an essential part of self-care. Keeping your body clean and well-groomed not only makes you more pleasurable around, but it can actually help to keep you from getting sick. There are some interesting and downright bizarre products around to help with your personal hygiene, and perhaps none are more beneficial than an update to the time-honored… READ THE REST
It's summertime, and you know what that means? Unbearable heat waves are coming, and for some, they're already here! The only way for many people to sleep comfortably during the warmer months is by getting an air conditioner for their bedroom, but what about during the day when you need to cook in the kitchen or when you… READ THE REST