Gaming

Can of beans costs more than a gold ring in ‘Red Dead Online’ economy

Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, opened in public beta mode this week and the responses have been generally positive. But one aspect of the online game has been causing a lot of controversy — the in-game economy. An objection that many people have been voicing is that the prices […]

Emerging Tech

Follow the yellow brick road? New pee-based ‘bio-bricks’ cut construction costs

What do you get when you mix human urine, loose sand, and bacteria? The answer is urine-based bio-bricks: A more environmentally friendly substitute for kiln-fired bricks, according to researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Civil engineering master’s degree student Suzanne Lambert recently unveiled the newly formulated bricks. Similar to seashell formation, the bio-bricks result […]

Computer

Intel's Core i7 Bean Canyon NUC Costs $499

Last month, Intel revealed plans for its next generation of NUC, the tiny desktop computer that can sit on the back of your monitor. This time, Intel is putting more of a focus on performance and replacing the usual 15W processors with a much more powerful 28W 8th Gen chip including Intel Iris Plus Graphics […]