Google explores texting from your browser

Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. To use it, you may have to scan a QR code on your PC or Mac, then pair your device each time you want to text. The feature appears to be partially implemented …

Prepare For Wakanda With Rise of the Black Panther

Black Panther, with its stunning Afrofuturism and star-studded cast and Kendrick Lamar(!) soundtrack, is so close to arriving on movie screens we can almost taste the jollof rice. Naturally, we’re all finding our own ways of waiting and dealing with the hype. You could watch T’Challa’s scenes in Captain America: Civil War on loop. Or …

Twitter may have forgotten to purge Kremlin Vine accounts

Twitter shut down Vine at the tail-end of 2016, but pledged that specific clips from certain notable accounts would remain available. Last fall, Twitter handed over a list of more than 2,750 usernames that it believed were linked to the Kremlin connected disinformation bureau the Internet Research Agency. But those accounts, including @Guns4life_me and @PoliceStateMe, …

Delve Into Pro Wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura’s History With King of Strong Style Autobiography

If you’re interested in Japanese professional wrestling, you probably know all about Shinsuke “The Artist” Nakamura. If not, maybe it’s time you learn, as Viz Media is releasing the wrester’s autobiography in the form of King of Strong Style: 1980 – 2014. The upcoming tome, originally published as two different paperback volumes between 1980 and …

Code suggests Google Assistant will come to all Chromebooks

Google Assistant code for ChromeOS has been spotted before, but this is the first time we’ve seen a reference to a code commit. While the Pixelbook is a stunning device, many folks choose Chromebooks as an inexpensive web and email machine or basic PC for family members. Having the Assistant, then, will make them a …

NASA Tests Drug to Reduce Muscle Loss in Astronauts

Floating around the cosmos sounds like a great time. But exposure to weightlessness comes with potentially dangerous side effects. While living and working in a gravity-defying environment (space, for example), very little muscle contraction is required for support or movement. Without regular use and exercise, our muscles weaken and deteriorate: Astronauts experience up to a …