Day: December 19, 2017

Newly discovered polymer could make shattered screens a thing of the past

A team of researchers of Japanese researchers say they’ve discovered the holy grail of mobile computing: a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks. Published in the journal Science, a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo believe they’ve found a hard glass-like polymer called “polyetherthioureas” that can heal itself with …

Congress could bring net neutrality back, but it won’t be easy

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to repeal Title II regulations and net neutrality guidelines for internet service providers (ISPs), US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will force a vote on a bill that would restore net neutrality, and prevent ISPs from blocking or throttling traffic. Ars Technica notes that Congress …

Canceled robot brawler Rising Thunder returns as a free PC game next month

Indie developer Radiant Entertainment made the news back in 2015 when it showed off Rising Thunder, a one-on-one 2.5D fighting game featuring a roster of inventive robot characters. Sadly, the studio, helmed by former Capcom community manager Seth Killian, shuttered the project when it was acquired by Riot Games. But there’s good news for fans …

Twitter’s latest white nationalist purge is predictably unpredictable [Update]

After announcing a new set of rules meant to scrub the site of “hateful imagery and display names,” and those who use a “username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior” back in November, Twitter is now ready to enforce them. It started in predictable fashion. The platform today suspended the accounts …

Venture capitalist has a plan to unite the aisles on basic income

Sam Altman has been nothing if not vocal about his belief in universal basic income (UBI). President of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious startup accelerator, Y Combinator, Altman has led the charge in recent years to determine the feasibility of UBI. And now he thinks he’s found the solution to narrow the partisan divide surrounding it. …