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Best coding and STEM toys for kids 2021

What are the best toys to teach children and young adults coding, programming, and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills in a fun way that will actively teach them the new technology skills they will need for the jobs of …

5 things I learned while setting up my first media server

For years, there was a lonely Raspberry Pi 3 gathering dust on my desk, right next to a cup of pens and a stack of Post-Its. Occasionally I’d pick it up and absent-mindedly twirl it around, as if it were a stress ball. But during a long holiday break, …

Prisoners of the Ghostland Review

If you’ve never seen a film or TV show directed by Sion Sono, titles like The Virgin Psychics or Tokyo Vampire Hotel should clue you in on his brand of genre exploitation. Prisoners of the Ghostland — starring, among others, Nicolas Cage and Sofia Bout…

SpaceX announces first “free flyer” human spaceflight

Enlarge / Jared Isaacman at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
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SpaceX announced Monday that it will fly a space tourism flight as early as the fourth quarter of this year, billing it as the first “all-civilian” mission to space.
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