Vinyl Revival Not All It Seems

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital downloads in the US for the first time since 2011. That’s something of a misleading statistic however. The figures come from the Recording Industry Association of America and aim to cover all revenue derived from recorded music. They only cover money that comes directly from customers, so don’t include […]

The Life of Stephen Hawking: 1942-2018

Professor Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, had a combination of skills arguably unparalleled in his lifetime. Not only was his work in theoretical physics truly exceptional, but few matched his ability to communicate complicated ideas and engage the general public. Hawking’s work encompassed ideas that are simultaneously fundamental and yet difficult to describe […]

Valve To Make New Games

Valve is getting back into game production after several years of concentrating on running Steam. But there’s no word on completing any trilogies. The first will be Artifact, a virtual card game themed around the Defense of the Ancients world. While promoting the game, Valve president Gabe Newell said “Artifact is the first of several […]