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This Cute Robot Will Be Sacrificed to a Hurricane for Science

While we can usually forecast where a hurricane will travel, it’s hard to predict how strong a storm will get. That’s why NOAA and Saildrone are sending a fleet of seafaring drones into the Atlantic ocean this hurricane season. The drones will sail headfirst into hurricanes, taking measurements that may help us understand the storms’ growth patterns.

The 7 Best Pinball Machines You Can Actually Buy

Getting your hands on a pinball machine may seem extremely difficult, but it’s actually easier than you may think. From home-friendly, digital machines to the real deal, you’ve got a few options for purchasing a pinball machine nowadays.

‘Loki’ Episode 2 Review: The One With Religion

After a solid start full of twists and turns in episode one, Loki is back for episode two. The surprises continue, although I admit my wife called the cliffhanger. But the best part of episode two wasn’t the action or cliffhangers. Instead, it was a deep discussion of faith during downtime.

Facebook Will Ruin Virtual Reality With Ads

It’s time to kiss ad-free VR goodbye. In an effort to turn Oculus Quest into a “self-sustaining platform,” Facebook is testing ads in some Quest apps, including the game Blaston (which costs $10). The change comes just a month after Facebook added advertisements to its Oculus mobile app.

NVIDIA Shield Devices Get a Google TV-Like Home Screen

The recently-launched Android TV “Discover” homescreen is now rolling out on NVIDIA Shield streaming devices, unlocking several UI improvements and personalization features that were once Chromecast-exclusive. You should see a notification at the top of your NVIDIA Shield homescreen when the update is available for your device.

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Review: Too Boring and Expensive to Compete

I’ve always been a fan of ThinkPad laptop designs. But with more than a dozen different base variations on sale at any given time, some will inevitably be better than others. The ThinkPad E14 falls into the latter category. While its older, more conventional design and some extra expansion options will appeal to some, most buyers will find it less appealing than a comparable T or X series, especially since it costs almost as much as one.