The Force re-awakens: Ubisoft working on new open-world Star Wars game | Games

Ubisoft is working on a new open-world Star Wars adventure, the company has revealed. Development will be handled by the French publisher’s Massive studio, previously responsible for the online shooter series, Tom Clancy’s The Division. According to a report by Wired, production of the game is still in the early Continue Reading

Robot wars: 100 years on, it’s time to reboot Karel Čapek’s RUR | Theatre

Not many plays introduce a new word to the language. One that did was Karel Čapek’s RUR: Rossum’s Universal Robots that had its premiere in Prague 100 years ago this month. Every time we use the word “robot” to denote a humanoid machine, it derives from Čapek’s play, which coined Continue Reading

UK video game industry thrives amid lockdowns and US bidding wars | Games

The lockdown boom in video games has put the spotlight on the global success of British game makers, attracting the attention of deep-pocketed US giants looking to snap up valuable pandemic-proof businesses. Electronic Arts, the California-based global gaming giant, announced a surprise £945m bid for Codemasters, the maker of Formula Continue Reading

Vardy and Rooney face off in ‘WAG wars’ celebrity libel case Social Media Coleen Rooney Celebrities Celebrities Rebekah Vardy- Tempemail

A courtroom drama mixing celebrities, amateur sleuthing and social media kicked off in London on Thursday, where one famous soccer spouse denies leaking stories about another to the tabloid press. Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for libel after Rooney accused her of passing details of private Instagram posts to Continue Reading

Battle for control: why the age-old console wars show no sign of stopping | Games

It is an exciting time in video game world: two new consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, are arriving this month. With a long, lonely Covid winter ahead, it is tempting to splash out. New machines bring with them the promise of new worlds, as leaps in technology Continue Reading

‘Culture wars’ are fought by tiny minority – UK study | Society- Tempemail

The desire to fight a “culture war” is the preserve of a small group on the political extremes that does not represent most British voters, according to a major new project on political polarisation in the UK. A disproportionate amount of political comment on social media is generated by small, Continue Reading

The Streaming Wars: A Cybercriminal’s Perspective- Tempemail

Cyber threats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns. The most frequent attacks aren’t APTs and massive data breaches—they’re the daily encounters with malware and spam by everyday users. And, one of the areas where we’re most vulnerable is entertainment—particularly when we’re so used to finding Continue Reading

‘Star Trek, not Star Wars:’ NASA releases basic principles for moon exploration pact – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

NASA on Friday set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the moon, as it released the main tenets of an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords. The accords seek to establish ‘safety zones’ that would Continue Reading

After surviving wars and pestilence, religions use technology to beat pandemic – Strategy- Tempemail

Throw a global pandemic at the world’s religions, and you get confessions via Skype, virtual seders and recitations of the Koran over Facebook. The world’s three leading religions have survived famines, plagues, pestilence and wars. Now, in the 21st century shutdown, New York-area Jewish, Islamic and Christian clerics are turning Continue Reading