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Review: Ragnarok updates Norse mythology for the modern age

Definitely not Marvel’s Thor: Norwegian actor David Stakston plays Magne, a high school student who finds himself imbued with the powers of the god of thunder in Ragnarok. A lonely, awkward high school student finds himself channeling the mythic powers of Thor in Ragnarok, a surprisingly engaging Norwegian-language reworking of …

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Hitmarker: Esports jobs grew 87% in 2019

The esports industry is growing fast, and the number of jobs available grew by 87% in 2019, according to a survey by esports jobs website Hitmarker. It said that the number of available esports jobs rose from 5,896 in 2018 to 11,027 in 2019. This represented an 87.03% increase in …

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Living to 100? Longer Lifespans Call for New Tech

We build tech to solve everyday, common, and present needs. But what happens when once-rare needs become common? Living to 100 — or even decades beyond that — may soon be the norm. As the average lifespan grows, what new tools might help us make the most of those years? …

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Locke and Key series was worth the wait

The Locke family arrives at Keyhouse. Netflix Nina (Darby Stanchfield) with her late husband’s ashes. Netflix Duncan Locke (Aaron Ashmore), Rendell’s older brother, is not a fan of Keyhouse. YouTube/Netlix Rendell Locke (Bill Heck) appears via flashbacks. YouTube/Netlix Tyler (Connor Jessup) and Kinsey (Emilia Jones). YouTube/Netlix Jackson Robert Scott plays …

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Welcome to the era of supercharged lithium-ion batteries

Gene Berdichevsky believes in batteries. As employee number seven at Tesla, he helmed the team that designed the lithium-ion battery pack for the company’s first car, the Roadster, which convinced the world to take electric vehicles seriously. A decade later, EVs can hold their own against your average gas guzzler, …

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An AI regulation strategy that could really work

When even the companies developing AI themselves agree with the need for regulation, it is time to stop discussing abstract principles and get down to the business of how to regulate a rapidly advancing technology landscape. It is clear that our regulatory system needs an update. If we try to regulate 21st century technology and beyond with 20th …

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