Lordstown Motors’ electric race truck is (mostly) ready for off-roading

Lordstown Motors wants to prove its Endurance electric truck is ready for the wilderness through a familiar strategy: it’s entering a prominent race. Autoblog reports that Lordstown has unveiled a race-ready version of its Endurance Beta truck that will compete in the SCORE World Desert Championship’s San Felipe 250 on April 17th. The upgraded EV…

Iceberg More Than 20 Times the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic Ice Shelf

An aerial view of the iceberg that broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf. It measures roughly 490 square miles (1,270 square km) and is nearly 500 feet (150 meters) thick.Photo: British Antarctic Society An iceberg more than 20 times the size of Manhattan split off from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica this week because…

Scientists sequence 64 human genomes to better reflect genetic diversity

The Human Genome Project shed light on our species in 2001, but it was a patchwork of different humans’ genes that didn’t really reflect humanity’s genetic makeup. Flash forward 20 years, however, and science is taking a significant leap forward. Researchers have revealed a new dataset of 64 sequenced full human genomes that should better…

Social media bots may have fuelled the GameStop stock frenzy

The GameStop stock frenzy appears to largely have been the product of Reddit users and trading apps like Robinhood, but some of its contributors might not have been human. According to Reuters, cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media has determined that people were using social media bots to promote GameStop, Dogecoin and other “meme” investments. Posts on…

Watch Rivian test its R1T electric truck in extreme cold weather

If Rivian’s R1T is going to live up to its electric adventure truck image, it’s going to have to survive conditions that could leave other EVs crying for mercy… and it might just manage that. As Electrek notes, the startup has shared details and a video of winter weather testing in Baudette, Minnesota, where the…

The Terminator Universe Is Back in a New Netflix Anime Series

Image: Orion Pictures He’s back and he’s two-dimensional. The Terminator universe is expanding into an anime series for Netflix, the first animated TV adaptation of the franchise. Mattson Tomlin will act as showrunner. Tomlin has had a big few years, having written Project Power for Netflix as well as co-writing The Batman. Advertisement In a…

Sunday’s Best Deals: MSI 27″ Gaming Monitor, ViviLink Dashcam, Star Wars Night Light, Nutale Findthing Trackers, Keurig Coffee & Latte Maker, Klairs Skincare, and More

Graphic: Elizabeth Lanier A 4-pack of Nutale Findthing trackers and a 50-pack of 3-ply colorful face masks lead Sunday’s best deals. Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media G/O Media may get a commission Advertisement G/O Media may get a commission You’re sick of wasting time looking for your keys, your wallet,…

Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

Photo: Chris Delmas/AFP (Getty Images) The s0-called GameStonks saga had some help from automated bots hyping up “meme” stocks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media reviewed by Reuters. Users on the Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets teamed up last month to trigger a massive short squeeze of…

200,000 Buddhists Gathered on a Giant Screen Via Zoom to Celebrate One of Their Holiest Holidays

A 280-meter-long screen shows virtual devotees participating in an online candle lighting ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya on February 26, 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand.Photo: Lauren DeCicca (Getty Images) Pha Sanitwong Wuttisangwo, the Dhammakaya Temple’s communications director, told Reuters that technology played a key role in the ceremony this year. “With the technology that we have…