His Dark Materials Is Off to a Great Start

His Dark Materials is not an easy story to adapt. The trilogy from Philip Pullman is full of breathtaking sights, sounds, and emotions that only work on the page. In some ways, the HBO and BBC adaptation was never going to measure up. But the debut episode is trying its hardest, and the result is something to…Read more...
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Surprising No One, Uber Continues to Hemorrhage Cash

Beleaguered ride-sharing giant Uber continued to torch cash like an outdated Joker reference in Q3 2019, but it claims that the news is positive because parts of its business would technically be profitable if one looked past all the ways it’s losing money.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Finance, Rideshare, Ridesharing, Uber Eats, Taxis


Keeping a brisk pace in its eternal quest to be as headache-inducing as possible, Facebook announced on Monday that it has rebranded as FACEBOOK.Read more...
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Any amount of running reduces risk of early death, study finds

Previous research suggested health benefits increased with greater volume of runningAny amount of running is good for you, according to research suggesting it is linked to a similar reduction in the risk of early death no matter how many hours you clock up a week or how fast you go.According to the World Health Organization, about 3.2 million deaths each year are down to people not doing enough physical activity. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Life and style, UK News, Medical Research, Running, World Health Organization

Did We Need to See That Much of the Childhood of Batwoman's Villain?

Batwoman continues to be Arrow’s rightful successor—a grim exploration of superheroics with a lead that’s all charm, but hampered by their character’s sullenness. Only, where Arrow leaned into realism to the point of ridiculousness, Batwoman at least has the sense to embrace the comic book nature of its titular…Read more...
Tags: Science, Batwoman, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, TV Recap, Arkham Asylum, Kate Kane, Arrowverse

A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Misaligned objectives

Welcome to the first article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we’ll examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts.  You can’t have a discussion about killer robots without invoking the Terminator movies. The franchise’s iconic T-800 robot has become the symbol for our existential fears concerning today’s artificial intelligence breakthroughs. What’s often lost in the mix however, is why the Terminator robots are so hellbent on destroyi...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Skynet, Evergreen, TNW, Basics

The Internet Archive Fights Wiki Citation Wars With Books

Thanks to the laborious stewardship of the blessed Internet Archive and the unyielding armies of Wikipedia’s citizen scholars, we may, within our lifetimes, reach a consensus on basic historical information.Read more...
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I Just Bought A 12.9” iPad Pro Refurbished, And Now It’s the Same Price New

Just last week, I bought a refurbished 256GB iPad Pro 12.9” from Apple for $950, so it stands to reason that Amazon would match that price today for a brand new version of the same tablet. That’s $200 off list, and an all-time low price. I want to die a little. Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of November 4, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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The Case for Storing Humanity's Most Important Data on Glass Drink Coasters

It sounds a bit ridiculous at first. Dozens of gigabytes of data can now be encoded on a virtually indestructible glass hard drive that’s the size and shape of a drink coaster. Microsoft just revealed a proof of concept. It’s a thin square of glass that’s been laser-etched with microscopic geometric shapes called…Read more...
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US formally notifies UN of withdrawal from Paris climate accord

The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement. President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change, with September the fourth month in the row with near- or record-breaking temperatures. With the notification, the United States will be out of the agreement negotiated by Trump's...
Tags: Science, US, Barack Obama, United States, Paris, United Nations, Un, Donald Trump, Trump

New Mexico’s top court examines ‘warrior-gene’ defense

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court debated Monday whether evidence of a defendant’s genetic predisposition toward violence deserved greater consideration in a 2015 murder trial and conviction, as they listened to oral arguments from opposing attorneys without yet issuing a decision. At issue is whether a district court acted properly in […]
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Did you notice a bright, explosive-sounding streak across the sky Sunday night? Here’s what that was.

That bright streak across the sky late Sunday night was a meteor, possibly large enough to be classified as a fireball. The accompanying sound was likely a sonic boom, which can happen when a meteor penetrates deep into Earth's atmosphere as it passes.
Tags: Outdoors, Science, News, Earth, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft beamed back unprecedented data from interstellar space. It indicates a mysterious extra layer outside our solar system.

Voyager 2 sent data about the edge of the solar system back to Earth. NASA scientists say it presents a new puzzle about what's beyond the heliopause.
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Bye Bye, Paris Agreement

The White House began its formal process to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Monday. Read more...
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Dark Fate's Tim Miller Helps Us Answer All Your Burning Terminator Questions

“If you have a story that lends itself to a continuation, that should kind of be there in it,” director Tim Miller told io9. “It was in T2, even if you didn’t recognize it. I don’t think it was [James Cameron’s] intention to put it there but he really did leave an open-ended story because Sarah says, ‘I don’t know…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Robots, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Terminator, Paramount, Sarah, Cyborgs, Mackenzie Davis, Tim Miller, Linda Hamilton, Natalia Reyes, Terminator Dark Fate

Recycling is hard. That's why we have to eliminate single use packaging and not get distracted.

StackitNOW is a great idea but also demonstrates how how intractable the problem is.
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Network of 'Camgirl' Sites Exposed Data of Users and Sex Workers

A company that runs several sites featuring camworkers left the back-end database unprotected, allowing the data of hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of customers and sex workers to be exposed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Hacking, Hackers, Sex Workers, Camgirls, Camgirl Sites Exposed Data of Users

Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for yearlong stay

CAPE CANAVEREL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station’s latest delivery includes 12 bottles of fine French wine. A Luxembourg company sent up the red wine, not for the astronauts to drink but rather in the name of science. The wine will age for a year up there before returning to Space Cargo Unlimited. Company […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Luxembourg, CAPE CANAVEREL Fla, Space Cargo Unlimited Company

Master the Mystic Arts In Doctor Strange's LEGO Sanctum Santorum For $70

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown | $79 | Amazon | Clip the $9.98 coupon Read more...
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Roku's Affordable Smart Soundbar Is a No-Brainer

If you’ve been thinking about buying a fancy new Roku, I have some great news for you. You could spend $100 and get the top of the line Roku Ultra. Or you could spend $180 and get the Roku Smart Soundbar which essentially has a Roku Ultra in it. The math is simple: pay 80 extra bucks, get soundbar. If you’re really…Read more...
Tags: Science, Roku, Vizio, Soundbars, Home Audio, Roku Ultra, Roku Soundbar, Roku Subwoofer

Microsoft Will Use Quantum Tools with Classical Computing

Microsoft’s topological qubit architecture is not ready. Microsofts Nadella highlighted a “quantum on classical” approach. Quantum tools will be used alongside classical computation to optimize the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Is Your Workplace Slack a Surveillance Tool?

Slack markets itself as a tool to increase productivity and portrays other forms of communication, particularly email, as outmoded. Even employees who sit feet away from one another in open areas eventually prefer slacking each other rather than communicating verbally. It seems somehow easier, after all, and maybe…Read more...
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1,000 Google Employees Are Sick of Their Bosses' Half-Assed Climate Efforts

Google—a company headquartered on Earth—has not always been keen to cave to the demands of its increasingly vocal and organized staff. Nonetheless, 1,000 Googlers have now signed a letter seeking to force the company to reckon with its role in accelerating climate change, a thing that would seem to be a no-brainer. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Alphabet, Climate Activism

Voyager 2 Team Releases First Scientific Data on Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 mission has released its first scientific measurements of interstellar space, according to newly published research.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Interstellar Space, Voyager, Heliophysics, Voyager Probes

Study: Alien grasses are making more frequent US wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the United States, invasive grass species are making wildfires more frequent, especially in fire-prone California, a new study finds. Twelve non-native species act as “little arsonist grasses,” said study co-author Bethany Bradley, a University of Massachusetts professor of environmental conservation. Wherever the common Mediterranean grass invades, including California’s southern […]
Tags: Science, News, California, Washington, Environment, US, Ap, Nation, United States, Mediterranean, University of Massachusetts, Bethany Bradley

Why Didn't She Get Alzheimer's? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease

The woman's genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer's by the time she turned 50.A member of the world's largest family to suffer from Alzheimer's, she, like generations of her relatives, was born with a gene mutation that causes people to begin having memory and thinking problems in their 40s and deteriorate rapidly toward death around age 60.But remarkably, she experienced no cognitive decline at all until her 70s, nearly three decades later than expected.How did that...
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The Paris Agreement Isn't Enough to Stop the Seas From Devouring Our Coasts

A new study shows us that the Paris Agreement won’t be enough to stave off rising sea levels—even if world leaders actually step up to the task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Read more...
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Maybe Don't Get Too Excited Just Yet Over Google Buying Fitbit

Last Friday, Google plunked down $2.1 billion to acquire Fitbit. If you’ve been paying attention to wearables, the news wasn’t exactly a surprise. Google has been hobbling along in the smartwatch space for what feels like eons, and despite Fitbit shelling out $23 million to buy Pebble in 2017, its foray into…Read more...
Tags: Google, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fitbit, Pebble, Wear OS, Pixel Watch, My Pixel Watch Glass Is Half Empty

US tells UN it is bidding adieu to Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for one […]
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