Sunday, July 31, 2016

Recommended Reading: Nintendo's NX sounds weird and that's okay

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Based on the rumors so far, Nintendo's upcoming NX handheld console will be... unique. This piece from Eurogamer, a site that's been the source of some of the details, takes a look at why switching things up a bit may be the company's best bet. A touchscreen device with detachable controllers may sound strange, but if the reports are true, "we should savor and celebrate NX's weirdness" like Eurogamer explains here.

How 'Uncharted 4' fails Nathan Drake
Phil Hornshaw, Playboy
Uncharted 4 offers closure, but it's not as satisfying as it could be according to Playboy's Phil Hornshaw.
Meet Luca, the ancestor of all living things
Nicolas Wade, The New York Times
Scientists have learned more about how life started on Earth. It began with Luca, a single-cell organism that's estimated to be four billion years old.
The Democrats made the first female presidential nominee official this week. That means we could also see a male First Spouse for the first time. NPR discusses why a former president's role would be important.
source: Engadget
You've likely read reports tying the recent DNC hack to Russia by now. Motherboard takes a look at the timeline of events and offers evidence that the breach was indeed the work of Russians.                                                       

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