African-American ‘Gatsby’ reboot shines its own bright light

Read an excerptpowered by Zola No One Is Coming to Save Us: A Novel by  Stephanie Powell Watts  (Ecco) in Fiction Her novel is being billed as The Great Gatsby, recast. But Stephanie Powell Watts doesn’t need to stand on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s shoulders. In No One Is Coming to Save Us (Ecco, 371 pp., ***½ out …

Second quarter ‘land mines’ that could shake the market-commentary

If the upcoming battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch goes ‘nuclear,’ (with Senate Republicans killing filibuster) that will likely destroy any remaining chance of Democrats and Republicans working together on future legislation, including tax reform and infrastructure spending. And it’s not just Trump’s political fumbles that could foil the market’s momentum. Economic indicators like …

The Death Star’s laser may no longer be science fiction

The massive laser weapon that blows up Alderaan in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope would require a lot of energy. A while back, here on TechRadar, we wrote a feature about , and in it we quoted a research paper that calculated exactly how much energy you’d need to blow up the Earth. …