Sleek, sexy Brave New World is the crown jewel in Peacock’s launch offerings

Welcome to New London, a utopian society where everybody knows their place. YouTube/NBC Peacock Everyone is happy because everyone knows their place. YouTube/NBC Peacock Can’t really argue with that spectacular view. YouTube/Peacock Jessica Brown Findlay plays the young and beautiful Lenina Crowne, a Beta Plus. Lenina’s fellow Beta and BFF is Frannie (Kylie Bunbury). NBC […]

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How computational power—or its absence—shaped World War naval battles

Enlarge / This kind of perspective? Yeah, it’s ideal but not available to the admirals of WWI and WWII. Samuel Axon “Network-centric warfare” is the hot concept in modern military thinking—soldiers fighting not just with weapons but within a web of sensors and computation, giving them and their commanders superior awareness of the battlefield. But the […]

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Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans

Kimberly White/Getty Images Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. Airbnb is updating its cancellation policy to allow guests to cancel reservations anywhere in the world for a full refund in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Saturday. Just a day before, the company had updated its cancellation policy to apply to bookings made […]