Author name: Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan writes books about carriages, corsets, and smartwatches. Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, and Booklist. She is a New York Times and a USA Today Bestseller. Courtney pens a weekly newsletter about tea, books, and basically anything and everything else. Before she started writing romance, Courtney got a graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley. After that, just to shake things up, she went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude. Then she did a handful of clerkships. She was a law professor for a while. She now writes full-time. Courtney is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.

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At the London premiere of Monkey Man, star, co-writer, and first-time director Dev Patel described the film as his “best friend, worst enemy, and the little gremlin” on his shoulders, for years. It’s easy to see why: Monkey Man will likely consume viewers as it did its creator. Patel’s directorial debut is a gory, exhilarating, non-stop revenge […]

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Against games industry doldrums, Bitkraft Ventures raises $275M to back studios and platforms

Bitkraft Ventures — a games investor based out of Denver, Colorado, but with European founders — has raised its third fund, coming in at $275 million. The fund will make seed and Series A investments in gaming studios, and platforms to support game production. The moves comes at a time when games investments have actually

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Epic Games faces complaints of UEFN DMCA takedown manipulation and ‘like cheating’

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Epic Games is facing some pressure from popular creators to do more about bad behavior among map creators in the community-focused version of Fortnite. Dubbed UEFN (Unreal Editor for Fortnite), the version

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The best robot vacuum deals this week include the Roomba j7 (still) at 50% off

Suction power is key: A vacuum is the one purchase that you hope sucks a lot. Suction power is typically measured in Pascals (Pa), with most current vacs ranging between 1,500 Pa and 3,000 Pa. Stronger sucking will be needed to pick up heavier pieces of debris (be sure to set a no-go zone around Legos) and

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NASA’s First Moon Buggy Since Apollo: Here’s What We Know So Far

A trio of commercial space ventures has been tasked with designing a lunar terrain vehicle for the upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon, helping astronauts explore the south polar region as part of humanity’s return to the dusty satellite. China’s Plan to Land Astronauts on the Moon NASA selected Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Venturi

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OpenAI expands its custom model training program

OpenAI is expanding a program, Custom Model, to help enterprise customers develop tailored generative AI models using its technology for specific use cases, domains and applications. Custom Model launched last year at OpenAI’s inaugural developer conference, DevDay, offering companies an opportunity to work with a group of dedicated OpenAI researchers to train and optimize models

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62-Year-Old Man Doing Great After Leaving Hospital With Pig Kidney

The new era of animal-to-human kidney transplantation is off to a good start. On Wednesday, 62-year-old Richard Slayman, the world’s first living human recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney, was able to go home from the hospital. Slayman’s new kidney appears to be functioning as expected two weeks post-surgery. Giancarlo Esposito on Having His

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GPS Signals in Tel Aviv Go Haywire as Israel Fears Iranian Missile Strikes

GPS signals in Tel Aviv, Israel were scrambled Thursday, causing services like smartphone maps and food delivery to go haywire, according to a new report from the Times of Israel. And while it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it appears the Israeli military may be responsible for the GPS disruptions as the country anticipates a retaliatory

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