Over 100 different species made this 2,200-year-old shipwreck home, study finds

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Enlarge / The ship’s ram as it was found on the seabed off Sicily at a depth of nearly 90 m, covered in marine life.

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Shipwrecks hold an enduring fascination, both because of how they connect us to the past and because of the potentially priceless treasures that could be lurking within their sunken remains. They are also invaluable resources for scientists interested in studying how marine ecosystems evolve and thrive, since sea creatures inevitably colonize the wreckage, transforming destruction into life. In fact, more than 100 distinct animal species were found living on a 2,200-year-old Mediterranean shipwreck,

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year

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The past year saw a breathtaking rise in the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with Bitcoin gaining 60 percent in value in 2021 and Ethereum spiking 80 percent. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the relentless North Korean hackers who feed off that booming crypto economy had a very good year as well.

North Korean hackers stole a total of $395 million worth of crypto coins last year across seven intrusions into cryptocurrency exchanges and investment firms, according to blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. The nine-figure sum represents a nearly $100 million increase over the previous year’s thefts by

The weekend’s best deals: HBO Max, new AirPods, Apple Watch Series 7, and more

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It’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best deals we can find from around the web includes a rare discount on HBO Max subscriptions. Right now, new or lapsed subscribers to the video streaming service can take 20 percent off the cost of a monthly subscription, for up to 12 months in total. The deal applies to both the ad-supported and ad-free plans, bringing them down to $8 per month (from $10) and $12 per month (from $15), respectively. If you run the offer out for the full 12 months, it’ll result in a $24

Harken back to the late 1990s with this re-creation of the dialup Internet experience

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A demonstration of the late 1990s dialup experience using nearly period-accurate hardware, connecting to modern websites using outdated browsers over a 31.2kbit/s dialup connection. Be forewarned: page loads are in real time.

We all found our coping strategies for riding out the pandemic in 2020. Biomedical engineer Gough Liu likes to tinker with tech—particularly vintage tech—and decided he’d try to recreate what it was like to connect to the Internet via dialup back in the late 1990s. He recorded the entire process in agonizing real time, dotted with occasional commentary.

Those of a certain age (ahem) well remember what it

Raised by Wolves S2 trailer promises another wild, crazy (possibly maddening) ride

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Amanda Collin returns as Mother in the second season of HBO’s original series Raised by Wolves.

We finally have the full trailer for the second season of Raised by Wolves, the visually striking, occasionally frustrating sci-fi series created by Aaron Guzikowski, with Ridley Scott serving as executive producer. The series returns to HBO Max on February 3.

(Spoilers for S1 below.)

As I’ve written previously, the series involves two androids serving as Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim) figures on a strange virgin planet, Kepler-22b (an actual observed extrasolar planet), after Earth has been destroyed by the

Prime Video releases red-band trailer for Legend of Vox Machina animated sequence

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The Legend of Vox Machina is predicated on the massively widespread livestreamed Dungeon & Dragons-based mostly net sequence Vital Position.

Rowdy misfits-turned-mercenaries develop into unlikely heroes within the red-band trailer for The Legend of Vox Machina, a brand new grownup animated fantasy sequence coming to Prime Video.

The sequence has an inspiring origin story. A bunch {of professional} voice actors used to get collectively to play Dungeons & Dragons, and when actress Felicia Day (Eureka, The Guild) heard in regards to the sport, she invited the actors to play in a livestreamed format for

Samsung no-showed on its main Exynos 2200 launch and gained’t say why

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So here is a loopy story. Samsung was speculated to have an enormous SoC launch at this time, however that launch didn’t occur. Samsung did not cancel or delay the occasion. The January 11 date was introduced, and we even wrote about it, however when the time for the occasion got here, nothing occurred! Samsung pulled a no-call no-show for a significant product launch. It is the top of the day now, and the corporate has but to reply to what should be a whole bunch of press inquiries which can be no-doubt flooding its e

“Aw, screw it”: LAPD cops hunted Pokémon as a substitute of responding to theft

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Enlarge / Guests view a 10-meter-tall Pikachu glass and metal sculpture in Shanghai, China On November 28, 2021.

A California appeals courtroom has upheld the firings of two Los Angeles Police Division officers who failed to reply to a theft in progress and as a substitute went trying to find a Snorlax within the Pokémon Go augmented actuality recreation.

Officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell have been being recorded by a digital in-car video system (DICVS) once they determined to catch a Pokémon after not responding to a theft on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in response to the California Courtroom

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