Roblox comes back online after three-day outage

Roblox is finally returning to normal after a nearly three-day outage. The gaming platform’s developer said it was “incrementally” bringing regions back to service after having pinpointed the cause roughly three hours earlier. The company had a possible candidate on October 30th, but didn’t narrow it down until a day later. The company didn’t detail…

Luigi Finally Gets His Lego Due With Luigi’s Mansion Sets

Image: Lego Nintendo puts the spotlight on Mario so much that when they turn their eye to his younger brother Luigi, it makes those moments shine all the brighter. So it goes with Lego: as of a couple months ago, the green plumber has his own Super Mario Starter Course, and now he’s getting some…

Astronomers may have spotted a planet in another galaxy for the first time

The hunt for exoplanets is venturing beyond the Milky Way. Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected what might be the first signs of a planet in another galaxy. The team noticed dips in X-ray brightness that hint at a planet transiting in front of a star in the Messier 51 (aka M51) galaxy…

October Was a Pretty Good Month for Movies

Image: Sony Pictures/Marvel We’ve covered weekend box offices for the month of October pretty extensively. It was hard not to with big tentpoles like Venom, Dune, and Halloween Kills, and it seems to have paid off in the long run, because domestically, things were the best they’ve been for theaters in a fairly long time….

Apple Quietly Kills 21.5-inch iMac

Screenshot: Apple (Gizmodo) As Apple continues to cull its catalog of Intel-powered Macs, it looks like the 21.5-inch iMac is finally being put out to pasture. Yet another causality of Apple’s shift to using its homegrown M1 processor in every product. Advertisement Apple quietly pulled the entry-level PC from Apple Store Online this week, Mac…

Lenovo’s rumored 17-inch ThinkBook Plus has a second screen for drawing

Lenovo’s next ThinkBook Plus might be more practical, at least if you’e a budding artist. Well-known leak purveyor Evan Blass has shared what he said is an image of a 17-inch ThinkBook Plus model. Unlike the current 13.3-inch system, though, you wouldn’t have to flip your machine around to use an e-paper display on the…

G20 deal raises the minimum tax rate for big tech companies

Large tech companies may soon have to pay significant taxes no matter what tax loopholes they had before. BBC News reports G20 leaders have reached an agreement that would set a global minimum tax rate of 15 percent for large companies. The long-in-the-making deal should be official as of today (October 31st) and would be…

League of Legends: Arcane’s Trailer Is an Explosive Delight

Image: Netflix/Riot Games Next week, Netflix and Riot Games will finally release the first act of episodes for Arcane. The animated series based on Riot’s popular League of Legends will tell the story of fan favorite Champions Vi (voiced in the show by future Hawkeye Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (Ella Purnell), and what led to…