In A World First, Scientists Change Snail’s Shell-Coiling Direction With CRISPR

"Most snails are 'righties'. Now scientists have found genes that can change the shell coiling direction, " writes the New York Times. ( Non-paywalled version here ) ...

Apple pledges to notify users of potential iPhone slowdowns

Apple became more upfront with iPhone users... G2Reader / kenmay /

How to Get the Beautiful ‘Quake II RTX’ Re-release for Free

The classic first-person shooter Quake II is getting re-released with some awesome graphical updates. Better yet, it’ll be completely free for you to download starting on June 6—though you’re...

Mexico City residents carry fake iPhones to turn over to muggers

An increase in armed muggings have caused a spike in sales of dummy smartphones that on first glance look real. (You can buy one from Amazon for around...

2Doom: free 2D Doom demake

2Doom is a 2D demake of the classic first-person shooter Doom, featuring faithfully-drawn sprites in a side-scrolling arcade adventure. Despite its cute pixel art, prepare for an intens... G2Reader...

HP adds a wood option to its Envy laptops

Following on from the stylish business casual, leather-clad Spectre Folio, HP is... G2Reader / kenmay /

Replacing JavaScript: How eBay Made a Web App 50x Faster With WebAssembly

"Online marketplace eBay has revealed how it boosted performance of a demanding web app by 50x using WebAssembly, " reports TechRepublic: The "astonishing" speed-up after switching from a...

Intel’s gaming laptop prototype is a dual-screen PC with a point

Intel's Open House event at Computex was filled with <a href="https://www.engadg... G2Reader / kenmay /

Uber will deactivate riders with low ratings

Rude behavior or leaving trash behind could get you... G2Reader / kenmay /