Lawmakers Demand a Vote to Stop FBI Collecting Web Browser History Without a Warrant

Congress is poised to pass legislation that would place several powerful surveillance tools back into the hands of federal law enforcement agencies that have a history of abusing their authority. But bipartisan support is now mounting to increase privacy protections around Americans who’ve been spied on by their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Congress, Surveillance, Fbi, USA PATRIOT Act, Section 215

Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa Are Teaming Up for a Vampire-Themed Buddy Comedy

Though there’s no Game of Thrones reunion special scheduled anytime soon, HBO alums Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa are about to partner up for a different sort of adventure involving conniving warriors trying to murder each other for personal gain. This time, though, the story’s going to involve Draculas and the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Science, Jason Momoa, Van Helsing, Peter Dinklage, Vampire, Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Max Barbakow, Good Bad Undead

Senators Demand FTC, DOJ Scrutinize Potential Merger of Uber and Grubhub

Four U.S. senators are pressuring the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and food delivery giant Grubhub Seamless to merge their parasitic services into one market-dominating giant.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Politics, Science, Technology, Mergers, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Uber Eats, GrubHub, GrubHub Seamless, Uber Grubhub Merger

10 Sci-Fi Action Movies to Watch if You Miss Thrill Rides

We can’t go to theme parks right now. That means no funnel cakes, no turkey legs, no churros, and definitely no roller coasters. What wouldn’t any one of us give to scream our head off on a roller coaster right now? Well, it turns out, you may have one or two in your movie collection.Read more...
Tags: Science, Avatar, Gravity, Aliens, Theme Parks, Mad Max Fury Road, Edge Of Tomorrow, John Wick, Dead Alive, Hardcore Henry, Dredd, Crank, Watch It Nerds, Sci Fi Action Movies

AT&T Will Finally Abandon Its Bullshit 5G E Branding (Sort of)

AT&T’s use of 5G E to disguise what is really just 4G LTE has been bullshit since the beginning, and after other carriers complained and a lengthy review process by the National Advertising Review Board, AT&T will finally a stop using its misleading branding. Well, sort of. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Bullshit, Att, Carriers, 5g, Consumer Tech, Cell Service, 5g E Is Bs, National Advertising Review Board AT T

The Makers of Disney’s BB-8 Toy Are Now Making Robots for Cops

BB-8, the spherical orange and white robot that makes whirring noises as cute as kitten purrs doesn’t exactly seem cut out for use in a police force or military. It’s a great toy, but not designed for detonating bombs, sniffing drugs, or whatever else those agencies use robots for. But Sphero, an educational STEM toy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Law Enforcement, Robots, Sphero

Report: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield Concerned Trump Admin Has It Out for Him

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield is on thin ice at the White House, according to a Wednesday report by CNN, with sources telling the network Redfield is personally concerned that he may be out of a job during the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Redfield, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Robert Redfield

Greece to restart tourism from 15 June – as it happened

Country plans to allow international flights from 1 July; Spain makes face coverings compulsory; global cases hit 4.9m. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereGreece to restart tourism industry from 15 June 12.27am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for rolling coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, as cases worldwide increase by the highest one-day total so far: Related: Coronavirus live news: global cases near 5m as EU health c...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Biology, Africa, Americas, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases

Coronavirus live news: global cases near 5m as EU health chief warns of second wave

‘The question is when and how big,’ says Europe CDC chief; world sees largest daily rise in cases; Trump considers in-person G7. Follow the latest updatesEU virus response chief: ‘Europe should brace itself for second wave’Largest daily rise in Covid-19 cases prompts WHO warningAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.26am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. As the world sees the highest daily increase in confirmed cases s...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak

Face mask rules more political than scientific, says expert

Study reveals cloth coverings reduce airflow but Covid-19 effectiveness remains unprovenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe wearing of cloth face masks by the public was becoming more about politics than science, one expert has argued, as a new study reveals potential benefits and problems of the coverings.At present the UK government recommends the public wear face coverings when in crowded places where it is not always possible to maintain social distancing – a stan...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, Czech Republic, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Twitter to Reply Guys: Don't @ Me

It seems like social media companies are finally realizing that no one likes rando trolls blowing up their mentions. Or being ratioed. Or having unwelcome porn bots reply to something you tweeted five years ago. Taking a cue from Instagram’s latest tag and mention controls, Twitter has just started testing its own…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Don, It Sounds Like A Good Idea

Acting U.S. Spy Chief Questioned Over Warrantless Capture of Americans' Web Browsing History

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, the sponsor of a recent amendment to stop the FBI from capturing Americans’ search and web browsing histories without a warrant, is now asking the nation’s top spy (acting) to disclose whether his office has accurately reported on such activities, which the law seemingly requires.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Fbi, Ron Wyden, Section 215, Usa Freedom Reauthorization Act

The Pandemic Induced Fire Sale in Hollywood Begins

Well, well, well.
Tags: Apple, Science, Sony, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus, Hollywood Begins

I Love My Logitech G915 Keyboard, and I'd Love It Even More Were It Not for the Software

Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard | $280 | AmazonLogitech G815 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $200 | AmazonRead more...
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Ancient DNA From Siberia Provides Oldest Genetic Link to Native Americans

A 14,000-year-old genome scraped from a prehistoric tooth found in southern Siberia is now the oldest known connection linking living Native Americans to North America’s first migrants.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Siberia, Native Americans, North America, Human Migration, Peopling Of Americas

Disney+ Will Finally Fix Classic Simpsons on May 28

In just over a week, you’ll be able to watch standard definition Simpsons as technology and the TV gods intended: the boxy might of the 4:3 aspect ratio.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Simpsons, Streaming, The Simpsons, Disney Plus, Aspect Ratios, Film Presevation

Covid-19 Has Cut the Life Expectancy of New Yorkers by 5 Years, Report Estimates

A report released Wednesday provides some early insight into the damage covid-19 has already wrought on one of the hardest-hit regions: New York City. It concludes that the first wave of the outbreak has shaved five years off the life expectancy of NYC residents.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, New York City, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19

HBO Max Just Got a Lot More Compelling for Nerds

HBO Max, the super-packed streaming product that launches next week, is doing a pretty good job at positioning itself as a streaming service for nerds—including by ensuring that it’s available across multiple gaming consoles on launch day.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Xbox One, Streaming, Justice League, Ps4, Zach Snyder, Streaming Wars, HBO Max

Tulsa Dresses Up Their Big Creepy Statue To Look Like Big Creepy Elon Musk In Hopes Of Getting The Cybertruck Mill

Ever since Elon Musk introduced the radical-looking electric Tesla Cybertruck late last year by smashing its windows in front of a crowd, one thing has been certain: Tesla will have to build them if they want to sell them. I did the math, it’s true. Tesla is planning on building the Cybertruck in an all-new Cybertruck…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Gigafactory, Tulsa, Cybertruck

The 'Snyder Cut' of Justice League Is Being Released

Some fans demanded it, we’ve all debated it, and now it’s finally happening. On Wednesday, Warner Bros. announced that a new cut of Justice League, one approved and finished by Zack Snyder, will be released on its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman, Warner Bros, The Flash, Aquaman, DC Entertainment, Joss Whedon, Zack Snyder, Cyborg, Snyder Cut of Justice League, HBO Max Read

The Worst Types of Cyclones Are Becoming More Likely

India and Bangladesh are currently reeling from Cyclone Amphan. The cyclone made landfall Wednesday, forcing millions into shelters. Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Bangladesh, Hurricanes, Cyclones, Science Baby

Scientists claim they can teach AI to judge ‘right’ from ‘wrong’

Scientists claim they can “teach” an AI moral reasoning by training it to extract ideas of right and wrong from texts. Researchers from Darmstadt University of Technology (DUT) in Germany fed their model books, news, and religious literature so it could learn the associations between different words and sentences. After training the system, they say it adopted the values of the texts. As the team put it in their research paper: The resulting model, called the Moral Choice Machine (MCM), calculat...
Tags: Startups, Science, Germany, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Darmstadt University of Technology DUT, Moral Choice Machine MCM

Star Trek: The Animated Series' Must-Watch Episodes

It’s been a long road, friends, getting from here to there. A voyage, if you will, across Star Trek’s brightest spots and darkest chapters, from the original classics to its latest discoveries. But all good things must come to an end, and our guide to the very best (or at least, enjoyably silly) that Star Trek has to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Watch It Nerds, Star Trek The Animated Series

Expert tips for maintaining your mental health during the pandemic

It’s that special time of year when both Mental Health Awareness Month in the US and Mental Health Awareness Week in the EU combine forces to become Super Duper Mental Health Awareness Time. We made that last part up, but the fact of the matter is that it’s safe to say those of us born after World War II have never collectively experienced anything like the COVID-19 pandemic as a global community. Everyone is affected by the pandemic in one way or another, and everyone has mental health. And tha...
Tags: Startups, Science, US, Tech, Eu, Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Week, Coronavirus

Researchers Control Monkeys' Decisions With Bursts of Ultrasonic Waves

High-frequency sound waves aimed at specific brain regions can influence monkey behavior, according to a new study. The finding complicates our conceptions of free will, but this research could yield new insights into the brain and new treatments for disorders such as addiction. Read more...
Tags: Decision Making, Science, Neuroscience, Ultrasound, Cognition, Free Will

The Newest Chrome Update Is About Power, Not Privacy

When we talk about Google, regard for personal privacy is generally the last thing on any of our minds. So when Google announced on its company blog yesterday that the latest Chrome update—Chrome 83—would be jam-packed with new goodies meant to beef up the browser’s privacy and security chops, I was, in a word,…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Science, Monopoly Isnt Just A Game

Visiting Disney Can Lead to Severe Illness and Death, Disney Warns

Disney wants to apply the baseball rule of personal risk assessment to slowly but surely re-opening its theme parks at the height of a viral pandemic that is killing thousands of Americans by the day. At least there are branded masks?Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Springs, Tort Law, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney Can Lead, Disney Warns

Sony's Leaked ZV-1 Might Be the Perfect Camera for Aspiring YouTubers

Plenty of companies have experimented with vlogging—including cameras like the Nikon Z50, Canon G7X Mark II, and others—but based on what we’ve learned from leaks and teases, Sony might finally put everything together on its upcoming ZV-1. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Sony, Leaks, Rumors, Nikon, Canon, Consumer Tech, Vlogging, Sony Zv 1 Leaks Appear, Sony Zv 1, Zv 1

Coronavirus live news: Greece to restart tourism from 15 June

Country plans to allow international flights from 1 July; Spain makes face coverings compulsory; global cases hit 4.9mEU virus response chief: ‘Europe should brace itself for second wave’Brazil’s deadliest day as Trump calls US cases a ‘badge of honour’UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.33pm BST The UK has reported 363 more deaths from Covid-19, taking the official death toll in Europe’s worst-affected country to 35,704.According to th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, Biology, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa

8 Things We Liked About the Final Season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (and 3 We Didn't)

The final season of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has arrived, and overall it’s a great end to the story of Adora, Catra, and everyone else. But that doesn’t mean it’s totally perfect. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Noelle Stevenson, Princesses of Power, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, She Ra, Adora Catra, Liked Vs Didnt

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