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Words of the decade 2010–2019: Fritinancy edition

In a few weeks, members of the American Dialect Society (and of the word-loving public) will gather in New Orleans and vote on the words of the year and the decade. Ten years ago, the American Dialect Society picked google as its overall winner; my own list back then included blog, Ground Zero, terrorism, and PTSD. New decade, new list. As before, I’m following ADS criteria. To qualify for my list, a word must be: demonstrably new or newly popular in the decade in question widely an...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Media, Finance, Wikipedia, US, Cisco, Economy, BBC News, Netflix, Pandora, Culture


Brands of the decade: 2010–2019

Ten years ago, when social media and blogging were still new and a rational person was in the White House, I did something ambitious and presumptuous: I published a list of the Brands of the Decade.* And now it’s time to do it again. To qualify for my highly subjective top-12 list, a brand had to meet these guidelines: Founded during the second decade of the 21st century or shortly before or Had a significant impact on the way we do business or live our lives during this decade or ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Spotify, Music, Science, Technology, London, Sweden, Pinterest, Instagram, Colorado, Film, Washington


Ad Astra...

Another piece of the future dropped into place today... . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Space, Science, News, Guns, Tam, Neat-o, Vidjo


Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix and Hulu Libraries

Two of the minds behind the nation’s largest pirate streaming services, iStreamItAll and Jetflicks, have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges, federal officials said Friday. Now we all can rest easier knowing there are a few less bad actors getting one over on multi-billion-dollar giants like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Legislation, Amazon Prime, Department Of Justice, Hulu, Streaming Services, Pirating, Jetflicks, Hulu Libraries


Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix's and Hulu's Libraries

Two of the minds behind the nation’s largest pirate streaming services, iStreamItAll and Jetflicks, have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges, federal officials said Friday. Now we all can rest easier knowing there are a few less bad actors getting one over on multi-billion-dollar giants like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Legislation, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Department Of Justice, Hulu, Streaming Services, Pirating, Jetflicks


Even J.J. Abrams Can't Get Disney to Release 'Unspecial' Versions of the Star Wars Movies

The white whale of any Star Wars fan—besides my dream Ahsoka Tano video game—is an unmodified release of the original Star Wars trilogy. Forget the special editions, forget the even-specialier editions. Many of us, from film buffs to preservationists to shameless, Prequel-hating nerds, want to see the films as they…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Return Of The Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, Ahsoka Tano


HBO Max Is Moving Forward With Another Try at Adapting Snow Crash

If you ask any random fan off the street how to get into cyberpunk or science fiction influenced by cyberpunk, there’s a solid chance they’re going to tell you to read Snow Crash. Neal Stephenson’s 1992 classic is a massively influential cyber dystopian work that prefigured a lot of what modern cyberpunk pastiche…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Neal Stephenson, Joe Cornish, Michael Bacall, Snow Crash, HBO Max


Google Reveals Its Top Searches of the Year And, Yes, It's Mostly Memes

The Game of Thrones Starbucks cup debacle. Watching Notre Dame go up in flames. The moment the world fell in love with Baby Yoda. Going through Google’s top searches of the year feels like flipping through a scrapbook of the internet’s collective obsessions. Released this week, the company’s annual “Year in Search”…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Search, Vsco, Hit Or Miss, Tiktok, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Going


UN Climate Summit Continues Spinning Its Wheels Into the Weekend, and Protestors Aren't Having It

The UN’s climate summit in Madrid—dubbed COP25 in UN jargon—continued into the weekend as countries remained deadlocked on divisive environmental issues, chief of which is how to handle a part of the Paris Agreement known as Article 6 that’s focused on carbon markets. After overrunning its initial deadline Friday, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, United Nations, Carbon Emissions, Un, Madrid, Paris Agreement, Climate Change Ruins Everything


A Quiet Place 2 Has a New Teaser—But Only If You See the Right Movie

Remember the good ol’ days, when, to see a movie trailer, you actually had to go see the movie the trailer was running before? Read more...
Tags: Science, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Sophia Takal, Black Christmas, A Quiet Place 2


Orlando Jones Has Reportedly Been Fired From American Gods

Orlando Jones gave one of the breakout performances in American Gods as Mr. Nancy, an African trickster god who sharply reflected and reacted to America’s history of slavery and racism. In the second season, his role on the show increased, as Jones took on production and writing tasks alongside his stunning…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neil Gaiman, America, Starz, Nancy, Jones, Fremantle, Bryan Fuller, Orlando Jones, American Gods, Mr Nancy, Charles Eglee


Orlando Jones Has Reportedly Been Fired From American Gods [Updated]

Orlando Jones gave one of the breakout performances in American Gods as Mr. Nancy, an African trickster god who sharply reflected and reacted to America’s history of slavery and racism. In the second season, his role on the show increased, as Jones took on production and writing tasks alongside his stunning…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neil Gaiman, America, Starz, Nancy, Jones, Fremantle, Bryan Fuller, Orlando Jones, American Gods, Mr Nancy, Charles Eglee


Saturday's Best Deals: Jachs Polos, RAVPower Qi Charger, PowerBeats Pro, LG 4K Monitor, and More

A Chaps Gold Box, Simple Modern insulated bottles, smokeless grills, and a GameCube-style Switch controller lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


The Creators Behind HBO's Watchmen Are Being Very Cagey About a Second Season

When HBO’s ersatz Watchmen sequel was announced, it was framed, very clearly, as a miniseries. One season, in and out, one and done. But when asked the question now, the various answers given by the cast and crew of the show are... a bit different. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Damon Lindelof, Regina King, Watchmen


Why Google's Pixel Feature Drops Could Give You One Reason to Ditch Your iPhone

First came the Nexus, then, as Google continued to try and build its own iPhone: a winning (in theory) mix of mobile software and hardware that it has full control over, we got the Pixel. The Pixel feature drop is it’s latest ploy in getting you to switch, and we’re here to explain what exactly that is, and what…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Science, Google Pixel


5 new skyscrapers broke records as the tallest buildings in their countries this year — take a look

At 752 feet tall, The Leonardo overlooks "the richest square mile in Africa." It also comes with one of South Africa's most expensive penthouses.
Tags: Science, Africa, South Africa, Leonardo


Researchers get their hands dirty in one of the last frontiers of science

Several researchers from across Canada have teamed up to get the dirt on dirt."It's fascinating because soil is one of the last frontiers," said Claudia Goyer of Agriculture Canada in Fredericton.Goyer and her colleagues are attempting to collect and document all of the organic matter and micro-organisms in topsoil — with a focus on agricultural land and forests.They'll compile the data in a soil map of Atlantic Canada."Soil is super important because that's what gives us food on our...
Tags: Science, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Edward, Fredericton, Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Agriculture Canada, Goyer, Claudia Goyer, Erika Young of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Kirsten Hannam, Louis Pierre Comeau Jessica Vickruck, Cameron Wagg


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A 3D-printed neighborhood, at-home insemination tools, alternative education and more innovation from around the globe Hawaii Moves to Ban Single-Use Takeout Containers Part of a comprehensive plan to drastically reduce single-use plastic reliance within the state, Hawaii passed a ban on plastic takeout containers—plates, bowls, cups, utensils, straws, foam containers, and more. The plan (formally named Bill 40) will roll out over two years, allowing …
Tags: Google, Space, Science, Design, News, Mexico, Tech, History, Alaska, Hawaii, 3d Printing, Archaeology, Bill, Paintings, Cave Art, Art History


Winning photos of Royal Society Publishing contest show us the astonishing beauty of scientific phenomena

Royal Society Publishing is a photography contest that celebrates the beauty of science. The 2019 winners have been announced, and they show us natural and scientific phenomena that are astounding, but also truly beautiful and photogenic. Now in its fifth year, the contest chooses winners and runner-ups in five categories: Ecology and Environmental Science Earth […] The post Winning photos of Royal Society Publishing contest show us the astonishing beauty of scientific phenomena appeared first o...
Tags: Photography, Science, Inspiration, Competition, Contest, Photography Competition, Photo Contest, Photography Contest, Science Imaging, Royal Society Publishing, Environmental Science Earth



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