Diablo 4 Boasts Five Explorable Regions With Over 150 Dungeons

Blizzard Entertainment released a Diablo IV Quarterly Update yesterday, and several devs chimed in on what the upcoming open-world RPG will offer players. Recently-appointed game director Joe Shely voiced that Diablo IV will be “an immersive world you can wander through and enjoy getting lost in.” These words held even more weight when art director … Read more

Decline of testing, sequencing could hinder search for future COVID-19 variants, experts warn

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, disease surveillance efforts that rely on testing and variant sequencing have been critical tools in the global efforts to fight the virus. Without these tools, experts said, the spread of COVID-19 could have been exponentially greater, potentially resulting in many more deaths. “Testing and sequencing have been critical to understanding where … Read more

Naomi Irion found dead in Nevada after kidnapping

The body of 18-year-old Naomi Irion was found in a remote part of Nevada Tuesday, more than two weeks after the woman had been abducted outside of Reno. Sheriffs had followed up on a tip regarding the woman’s disappearance that led them to a possible grave site in Churchill County where a body was found, … Read more

Russia’s ruble rebound raises questions of sanctions’ impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ruble is no longer rubble. The Russian ruble by Wednesday had bounced back from the fall it took after the US and European allies moved to bury the Russian economy under thousands of new sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has resorted to extreme financial measures to … Read more

Giant ‘Cannibal’ Solar Eruption Streaking Towards Earth May Light Up The Skies

The dazzling northern lights could light up the skies as far south as the northern United States after the detection of 17 solar eruptions blasting from a single sunspot, two of which are headed straight to Earth. The two Earth-directed eruptions have merged into a “cannibal coronal mass ejection” and are barreling toward us at … Read more

Voyager Digital Falls on Cease and Desist Orders From States

(Bloomberg) — Voyager Digital Ltd. shares plummeted on Wednesday after the firm said it has received, or is aware of, cease and desist orders for its interest-earning cryptocurrency product from New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky and Oklahoma. Most Read from Bloomberg The crypto investment firm is in ongoing communications with state regulators to better understand the … Read more

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines aren’t the same; study finds antibody differences

Enlarge / A vial of COMIRNATY (Pfizer/BioNTech) and a vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have proven highly effective at priming our immune systems to fight the pandemic coronavirus—preventing substantial amounts of infection, severe, and death throughout several waves of disease variants. … Read more

Apple and Meta shared data with hackers pretending to be law enforcement officials

Apple and Meta handed over user data to hackers who faked emergency data request orders typically sent by law enforcement, according to a report by Bloomberg. The slip-up happened in mid-2021, with both companies falling for the phone requests and providing information about users’ IP addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses. Law enforcement officials often … Read more

YouTube is finally rolling out picture-in-picture mode for YouTube TV on iOS

YouTube is rolling out a picture-in-picture mode for YouTube TV on iOS devices running iOS 15 or newer, the company announced Wednesday. YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan promised on The Vergecast that the feature was on the way, and now it’s finally here. With picture-in-picture, you’ll be able to keep watching YouTube TV when … Read more