Poacher Who Killed a Rare Gorilla Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

A Silverback male mountain gorilla sits in the dense jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi National ParkPhoto: Stuart Price (Getty Images) In Uganda, a man was just sentenced to prison for 11 years after he confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla last month in a landmark decision for wildlife. Advertisement Felix Byamukama, a poacher from the …

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Microsoft will shut down the Cortana iOS and Android apps in 2021

Devindra Hardawar / Engadget We already knew Cortana’s days as a consumer-facing digital assistant were numbered after Microsoft said earlier this year it would remove the AI from its Android launcher app. But the company has now detailed additional cuts that users are likely to feel more keenly. The changes won’t happen all at once. …

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Tampa teen arrested for masterminding massive Twitter hack

A 17-year-old boy from Florida has been arrested for being the alleged “mastermind” behind the massive Twitter hack that targeted high profile accounts with a Bitcoin scam, according to prosecutors. Graham Clark of Tampa Bay faces 30 felony charges in connection with the Bitcoin scam, according to Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew H. Warren. The charges …

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How Sperm ‘Swim’ May Be Nothing But an Optical Illusion

Gif: Polymaths Lab/Gizmodo An international group of scientists say their latest research will upturn one of the earliest scientific discoveries ever made about human sperm. In a new paper out Friday, they seem to show that sperm cells don’t propel themselves by simply flicking their tails back and forth, as is commonly believed. Rather, sperm …

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Sega president Kenji Matsubara abruptly resigns

Sega president Kenji Matsubara has abruptly resigned from the company. Matsubara tendered his resignation on Friday, citing “personal reasons,” Sega parent company Sega Sammy said in an abbreviated statement. The company said the resignation is effective immediately and hasn’t announced who will replace the developer’s top executive. It’s unclear what may have precipitated Matsubara’s resignation, …

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Leaked Galaxy Z Fold 2 Renders Depict Some Major Upgrades for Samsung’s Second-Gen Foldable Phone

Here are leaked images of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 sent to MySmartPrice from a “trusted” source.Photo: Samsung (via MySmartPrice (Other) Despite its flaws, I thought the Galaxy Fold was so innovative it was worthy of being named the most important phone of 2019. But now, some new leaked renders of Samsung’s next-gen foldable have …

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My latest lockdown workout is VR boxing

BoxVR Gyms have been closed for a long time. Workout classes canceled, snacks consumed. General physical movement, constrained. I’ve, unsurprisingly, put on some weight since March, struggling to find the right kind of workout that I can do on my own steam, in my own apartment. Destroying most of my excuses, one of those workouts …

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Mandy Patinkin Has Deleted About 28,000 Emails, So Far

Screenshot: Mandy Patinkin/Twitter (Fair Use) Actor Mandy Patinkin announced in a video posted to Twitter Friday morning that he had deleted “about 28,000” of his wife Kathryn Grody’s unread emails. At the time of the recording, some 10,000 unread emails remained, according to Grody, who said she tasked the 67-year-old thespian and musician with conducting …

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