10 Free Online Games To Play With Friends Like Cards Against Humanity And Codenames

With Covid-19 still in full swing – though not as locked down as 2020 – Singaporeans are encouraged to play their part by socially distancing themselves and avoiding going outdoors. Physical meetups with friends where everyone gathers and screams over party games will be missed for now, but there are still many online alternatives out there.

The Army’s New Night-Vision Goggles Look Like Technology Stolen From Aliens

When you think of night-vision goggles, you probably imagine the pitch black of night being illuminated in a sea of green that helps improve visibility. That’s ancient technology now as the US Army’s Lancer Brigade of Joint Base Lewis–McChord demonstrates what soldiers see through the military’s latest and greatest night vision goggles. The Predator would be jealous.

An Interview With the Guy Who Yells “Mortal Kombat” in the Theme for Mortal Kombat

This month, ultraviolent video game franchise Mortal Kombat is set to return to movie screens (and HBO Max) for the first time in decades, and that means just one thing: A new generation is going to have the chance to run around hollering “Mortal Kombat!” at the top of their lungs, just like the guy in the Mortal Kombat theme song. You know the one:

Escaping the Dark Forest

I was about to wrap up for the night when I decided to take another look at some smart contracts.

I wasn’t expecting anything interesting, of course. Over the past few weeks I had seen countless yield farming clones launch with the exact same pitch: stake your tokens with us and you could be the next cryptocurrency millionaire. Most were simply forks of well-audited code although some tweaked bits and pieces, sometimes with catastrophic results.

If you take a gallon of water from the deepest ocean and bring it up to the surface in a sealed container, will the pressure break the container as it is risen up into the surface?

At the depth of the typical ocean floor — about 3km — water is compressed to 98.2% of its sea-level volume. The Mariana Trench is just over 11km deep, producing a pressure of around 1100 atmospheres, so water there is compressed to around 94% of its sea-level volume.

Have We Taken Agile Too Far?

Agile is a highly effective tool for product development, especially software-driven offerings. But as companies expand its use into new areas (budgeting, talent management), agile is too often used an excuse to avoid careful planning and preparation. Instead of taking time for the careful thinking a breakthrough product requires, teams get locked into the process of two-weeks sprints, thinking in bite-sized chunks based on the resources that they already have. Amazon takes a different approach, which it calls “working backwards.” It requires a fully realized vision of a proposed product, embodied in a written press release and an FAQ that explains to colleagues, customers, and senior management how Amazon could create this wonderful offering at an affordable yet profitable price. Only when company executives were satisfied with these documents can teams start writing code and actually assembling the product.

The Dawn of Wireless Electricity Is Finally Upon Us. Here’s How New Zealand Will Do It.

Picture the street outside your home. Now erase the power lines. Imagine interstate highways without the unsightly cable towers that dot the expansive United States landscape. This could be the wireless future of energy if a partnership between New Zealand’s government and a startup called Emrod works out—and it all dates back to the wildest dreams of Nikola Tesla.