TALK TIME: I am speaking, she said. But is anyone listening?

I am not a fan of Kamala Harris, but even her most ardent admirer agrees that her debate with Mike Pence was a damp squib, when it should have sparkled and sizzled. Despite her insipid performance, it was the stupendous impact of that one powerpacked line — “I am speaking!” — which will go down […]

It’s been six months since the Bay Area sheltered in place: What have we learned?

“It’s tricky. But to be absolutist and say it’s morally wrong to be involved in anything that’s risky — you can’t do that for a year and a half,” said Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine. “This thing is no longer a novelty, it’s no longer a ‘Let’s buck up and […]

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman Ride Into the Future on Electric Harleys in ‘Long Way Up’

It’s bare-bones travel, unscripted and with a straightforward premise—to keep riding into the unknown and to plug in along the way. Two old friends riding through otherworldly landscapes that look straight out of Star Wars on electric bikes made just for them—OK, maybe there is a bit of star power involved. But the journey is […]

Spider-Man: Miles Morales release date, ultimate edition, price, trailers and gameplay

Spider-Man: Miles Morales key factsWhat is it? A spin-off from Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018), developed by Insomniac GamesWho is Miles Morales? One of many Marvel characters to take on the Spider-Man mantle, Miles Morales is an Afro-Latino teen who is bitten by a radioactive spider and takes on web-slinging powers (as well as a few others)When […]

Everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6, from Xbox exclusivity, game engine, and more

Bethesda’s Redfall trademark is making people wonder if Elder Scrolls 6 could be set during a deadly plagueElder Scrolls 6 setting is being debated EVERYWHEREReddit user kaylenivy has been fiddling with professional photography software and thinks they might have figured out the location of Elder Scrolls 6. Turns out there’s a strong case for it […]

Oxford University coronavirus vaccine could be rolled out within six months: Report

There is growing hope that a vaccine against coronavirus may be given the green light by health regulators by the end of this year to be rolled out for a vaccination programme in six months’ time or even less, according to a UK media report. The vaccine candidate under trial by University of Oxford scientists […]

Life after PUBG: #MakeInIndia gets a push

Another aspect of online gaming that’s picking up is commentary, or casting. Debojyoti Choudhury, aka SparkiGaming, started off as a gaming and anime blogger in 2017. After being introduced to PUBG by a friend, he started casting on YouTube. “My father gave me an ultimatum last year that if my gaming career did not take […]

Loan moratorium ‘extendable to two years’, says Solicitor General in Supreme Court

Shrinking of economyDuring the hearing, Mr. Mehta said the best was being done to revive the stressed sectors. “The national economy is stressed”. He referred in passing to the shrinking of the economy in the last quater by 23%. He had held preliminary talks with RBI officers. “Let the Central government, RBI and the bankers’ […]

Human coronaviruses ‘inactivated’ by mouthwash, oral rinses: study

“To measure how much virus was inactivated, the researchers placed the diluted solutions in contact with cultured human cells. They counted how many cells remained alive after a few days of exposure to the viral solution and used that number to calculate the amount of human coronavirus that was inactivated as a result of exposure […]

Pandemic perk: Bay Area companies increase mental health help for remote workers

Brex, a San Francisco financial services company, has also focused on forging virtual bonds between employees. The group organized a virtual tour of an alpaca farm for kids and parents that allowed families to see nature while stuck at home. An entertainer performed as Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” films for the children of employees.