World’s first space hotel scheduled to open in 2027

If you’re daydreaming of future travels while stuck at home during the pandemic, why fantasize about the beaches of Bali or the canals of Venice when vacationing in space could be in your future? Then called the Von Braun Station, this futuristic concept — comprised of 24 modules connected by elev via Technology and News Today


Today, Nikon announced the release of NX STUDIO (Ver.1.0), a new all-in-one software which enables seamless viewing, processing and editing of still images and video captured with a Nikon digital camera. The new software is available to download for free beginning today. via Technology and News Today

Samsung’s ISOCELL 2.0 could boost the quality of your next phone camera

Samsung’s ISOCELL sensor technology has played an important role in improving phone photo quality, and it’s hoping to repeat that achievement with the tech’s sequel. Android Authority reports that Samsung has formally unveiled ISOCELL 2. via Technology and News Today

Alpha Female+ Self-Portrait Project Visualizes The Pandemic’s Impact On Mental Health

Fine art and self-portrait photographer Mary Bel was awarded an Alpha Female+ Grant for her project, “A representation of oneself or viewed by oneself; COVID-19’s impact on mental health. via Technology and News Today

Ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti & King Akhenaten finally in a photo

Photographer Bas Uterwijk has attempted to to reconstruct the faces of Akhenaten and Nerfertiti, King and Queen of Ancient Egypt. Remarkable modern portraits achieved through the use of artificial intelligence. By the end of the 18th Dynasty, Akhenaten and Nefertiti were King and Queen of Egypt. via Technology and News Today

Have people died after getting vaccinated? Can the vaccine help with lingering side effects?

People still have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge is working to answer as many as possible. Unfortunately, the answer is no. We aren’t completely sure what factors are involved in some people having prolonged symptoms of a coronavirus infection. via Technology and News Today

New Nintendo Switch with 7-inch OLED screen coming this year, says report

Nintendo is planning to release an upgraded model of the Switch this year with an OLED screen, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The report says Samsung Display is providing the screen, which will be a 7-inch 720p rigid OLED panel set to go into mass production this June. via Technology and News Today

Peak Design congratulates Amazon for copying its signature sling bag so well

Peak Design, a maker of fine bags and accessories, has a problem: Amazon appears to have copied its popular bag, the $99.95 Everyday Sling, with its own $32.99 Amazon Basics Camera Bag. It was even called Everyday Sling until Peak Design’s video. via Technology and News Today

Apple now lets you automatically transfer your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos

Apple has added a service that lets you automatically transfer photos, videos, and albums from your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos (via MacRumors). The feature has a support document outlining the procedure, which simply entails going to via Technology and News Today

Great apes receive COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego Zoo

Several great apes at the San Diego Zoo received two doses each of a COVID-19 vaccine in February, National Geographic reports. The lucky recipients are four orangutans and five bonobos, who were distracted with treats as they got their shots. via Technology and News Today

Steam sensation Valheim sold 5 million copies in one month

Breakout early access sensation Valheim, the Nordic-themed survival title taking the gaming world by storm, has sold more than 5 million copies since it launched on Steam on February 2nd, developer Iron Gate Studio announced on Wednesday. At a retail price of $19. via Technology and News Today

Newly Restored Pompeiian Frescoes Capture Hunting Scenes in Vivid Detail

The walls of Pompeii’s House of the Ceii are adorned with scenes of animals locked in battle, from a big cat on the verge of taking down a pair of rams to a deer looking back in terror as a wild boar gives chase. via Technology and News Today

This Guy Got a Minecraft Server Running on His Canon DSLR

A programmer who goes by the name Turtius has managed to install and run a Minecraft server on a Canon SL2 (also known as the EOS200D) DSLR camera. Turtius was working on reverse-engineering Canon’s network processor when he decided to try and see if it could be done. via Technology and News Today

Does this Make Sense? Gasoline Delivered to Your Car

Some California drivers no longer go to the gas station—and it’s not because they drive electric cars. Gasoline increasingly is being delivered into the fuel tanks of cars while their owners work or as they spend time at home. via Technology and News Today