The ‘Lower Decks’ season two finale is Star Trek at its best

Last week I posited that seasons one and two of Lower Decks together would make up one story arc of the show. Given this week’s finale, it looks like we’ll be dealing with the consequences of the Pakled threat for just a bit longer. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/star-trek-lower-decks-season-two-episode-ten-first-first-contact-130034227.html

Call of Duty’s new anti-cheat system includes a kernel-level driver to catch PC cheaters

Activision is finally cracking down on cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone. A new Ricochet anti-cheat system is arriving in both Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/13/22724037/call-of-duty-ricochet-anti-cheat-system-kernel-level-driver

William Shatner becomes the oldest person to reach space

It’s official: after plenty of hype and a slight delay, William Shatner has become the oldest person to fly to space. The 90-year-old Star Trek icon was one of four crew members aboard Blue Origin’s NS-18 mission as it flew to an altitude of 66 miles. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/william-shatner-blue-origin-spaceflight-successful-145444763.html

‘EVE Online’ finally runs natively on the Mac

After years of waiting and nearly a year of teasing, EVE Online can play ‘properly’ on a Mac. CCP Games has released its first truly native EVE client for both Intel- and Apple Silicon-based Macs — no more using a compatibility layer to play the spaceship-focused MMO. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/eve-online-native-mac-app-110047741.html

Signal’s founder is trolling with an NFT that’ll turn to shit if you buy it

Secure messaging app Signal’s founder Moxie Marlinspike is doing a bit of trolling by releasing an NFT that shows up differently depending on what platform you’re looking at it on — and that will, allegedly, display as a poop emoji in your wallet if you actually buy it. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/14/22726556/signal-founder-moxie-marlinspike-nft-whim-change-platform-shit-emoji-fragility

They’re putting guns on robot dogs now

Quadrupedal robots are one of the most interesting developments in robotics in recent years. They’re small, nimble, and able to traverse environments that frustrate wheeled machines. So, of course, it was only a matter of time until someone put a gun on one. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/14/22726111/robot-dogs-with-guns-sword-international-ghost-robotics