2016 wurde das BKA-Gesetz vom Verfassungsgericht gekippt. Der Grund: Die Ermittler hätten zu weit in die Privatsphäre von Verdächtigen eindringen können. Nun legt die Koalition ein überarbeitetes Gesetz vor und zieht die Grenzen – etwa beim Abhören – enger. Von M. Stempfle. [mehr]
(PG-13: Language)Videogamedunkey guest stars in Silicon Valley as a PR agent for a toothbrush that gamifies brushing for kids and adults. Oh wait this is an actual product that’s on sale right now. RIP Nintendo Switch.
Seit drei Tagen liefern sich die ukrainische Armee und von Russland unterstützte Kämpfer Gefechte in der Ostukraine. Mindestens 13 Menschen wurden getötet. Die Einwohner der Industriestadt Awdiiwka sind bei eisigen Temperaturen ohne Strom und Gas. [mehr]
Toronto-based jazz quartet BADBADNOTGOOD proved that they’re more than just about doing hip hop covers with their 2016 album IV, which sees them inevitably slithering their way into soul and funk. They dropped by Tiny Desk Concert to play three tracks from IV.
Director M. Night Shyamalan both raised and ruined his reputation with movies that have twist endings. The Film Theorists’ Frame By Frame looks at three of Shyamalan’s movies to see what he got right, and why it would seem that he forgot those rules down the road.
In Berlin sind drei Männer verhaftet worden. Es bestehe Verdacht auf Terror und Islamismus, teilte die Polizei mit. Laut „Bild“-Zeitung hatten sie Verbindungen zum „Islamischen Staat“. Hinweise auf konkrete Anschlagspläne gebe es nicht. [mehr]
When The Elder Scrolls Online [official site] first slunk into the world I was not impressed. At a preview event, I was reticent, and at release I was still unconvinced. The MMO shackles just didn’t fit with the Elder Scrolls I have always known. But Zenimax have been hacking away at the RPG’s extraneous limbs and replacing them with whole new ones, which has reportedly improved the beast. Morrowind is the next leg to be stitched on, the developers have announced, bringing with it the wide island of Vvardenfell, 30 hours of story quests, a new class and a new PvP mode.
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What happens if you spin an array of super strong electromagnets at crazy speeds over a sheet of copper? Veritasium checks out a magnetic levitation device being developed to help understand how to build Elon Musk’s much talked about Hyperloop transportation system.
Sorry, just stubbed my toe. Yes, it’s certainly worked in places, but goodness me if it isn’t sometimes the most infuriating way of releasing barely functioning games for a fee. Time was it cost a developer lots of money to have their game concepts tested and QAd – now they charge £27 for the privilege. That’s how much it’ll cost you to get into Funcom’s Conan Exiles [official site] right now. The store page describes a game where you discover ancient secrets, enslave your own army, ride around on rhinos, build entire cities – it sounds stunning. Right now it’s a game where you’re more likely to die because a menu won’t load. [Nudey Warning: There are some pictures of naked characters below] … [visit site to read more]
A modern and minimal take on the slingshot. Designer Lucas Burnley’s SlingPop is machined from a single hunk of 6061-T6 aluminum, an extremely durable and lightweight material, and even has a built-in bottle opener. Also available in an anodized black finish.