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Fergster's Blog · 2d ago

Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of the Voyager launches

Sunday, August 20 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2. Tuesday, September 5, will be the 40th anniversary for Voyager 1.Read the full article: Celebrating the 40th annivers...
Fergster's Blog · 3d ago

Researchers report >4,000 apps that secretly record audio and steal logs

A single threat actor has aggressively bombarded Android users with more than 4,000 spyware apps since February, and in at least three cases the actor snuck the apps into Google's official P...
Fergster's Blog · 3d ago

Introducing 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch

Superhero movies are all the rage in the early 21st century, but it’s hardly a new phenomenon. In the earliest days of superhero comics, they were quickly adapted into serialized formats: l...
Fergster's Blog · 3d ago

13 Fantasies Inspired by Legends from the British Isles

For centuries the myths and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England have carried down through stories told around firesides, in halls, and finally transcribed and adapted in the pag...
Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

Japandemonium Illustrated

English translations of these books have been hard to come by, but now, for the first time, Dover Publications’ new book collects all four under one cover.Read the full article: Japandemoniu...
Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

Four Incredible Eclipses History Never Forgot

As everyone is undoubtedly aware by this point, on August 21st, folks across the country will be able to see a total solar eclipse—the first one visible coast-to-coast in nearly a century.Re...
Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

Announcing the 2017 Hugo Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced! You can read the full list below. The 2017 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017 at a ceremony at the ...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

Aurora Australis: Awards, Books and Coming Events!

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!Read the full article: Aurora Australis: Awards, Books and Coming Events...
Fergster's Blog · 2W ago

IBM and Sony cram up to 330 terabytes into tiny tape cartridge

IBM and Sony have developed a new magnetic tape system capable of storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch, for a max theoretical capacity of 330 terabytes in a single palm-sized cartrid...
Fergster's Blog · 2W ago

Tolkien’s Map and The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth

We’ve got to talk about Tolkien’s map of Middle-earth. The man might have made up some beautiful languages and written stories that generations of writers have responded to in ways ranging f...