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For Sale: Grimes’s Soul

Souls: Much like content, Twitter harvests them, they’re monetizeable, and closely associated with hell. Read more...
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Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Is the Worst Kind of Bullshit

On Thursday, Donald Trump escalated his inane, frothing, and mostly one-sided feud with Twitter and other social media companies he has accused of silencing right-wing voices online to a dangerous, legally questionable new level.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Tech Policy, The Mods Mods Act


The ACLU Is Suing Shady Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI for Being a Shady Facial Recognition Startup

The facial recognition org Clearview AI—which you might know as the firm that secretly harvested the photos of millions of people from their social media profiles before pawning said photos to law enforcement—is officially facing a lawsuit from the Illinois-based branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, per a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Aclu, Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union, ClearView, Faceoff, Shady Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI, Shady Facial Recognition Startup


France moves into new lockdown phase - as it happened

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 360,000 as UK eases lockdown 12.50am BST We are going to close this liveblog now. Thank you for your company and correspondence.If you’d like to continue to follow our live coverage, we have a new blog running here (I’ll be there should you need me): Related: Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 360,000 as UK eases lockdown 12.29am BST More on hydroxychloroquine, and the US President’s regimen. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnan...
Tags: UK, Science, France, White House, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Donald Trump


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 358,000, as France moves into new lockdown phase

France prepares to enter phase two of lockdown relaxation; South Korean officials re-implement lockdown measures in Seoul; Kenya records highest one-day case riseGlobal report: Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 riseUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.29am BST More on hydroxychloroquine, and the US President’s regimen. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked how Donald Trump was fe...
Tags: South Korea, Science, France, White House, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Cyprus, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Sure Seems Like Apple TV+ Wants to Be the New HBO

As HBO pivots to whatever it’s trying to achieve with its messy new streaming service Max, Apple. appears to be shopping for content and talent to help make it a standout giant in quality streaming—a new HBO Now if you will. You know since AT&T seems intent on killing the real one.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Max Apple, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max


SpaceX gets FAA permission to fly its Starship spacecraft prototype

SpaceX has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly suborbital missions with its Starship prototype spacecraft, paving the way for test flights at its Boca Chica, Texas site. SpaceX has been hard at work readying its latest Starship prototype for low-altitude, short duration controlled flight tests, and conducted another static engine fire test of the fourth iteration of its in-development spacecraft earlier today. Officially, the FAA has granted SpaceX ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Faa, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Federal Aviation Administration, Outer Space, Federal Aviation Administration FAA


Coronavirus live news: global total number of cases nears 6m, as France moves into new lockdown phase

France prepares to enter phase two of lockdown relaxation; South Korean officials re-implement lockdown measures in Seoul; Kenya records highest one-day case riseGlobal report: Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 riseUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresCoronavirus latest: at a glance 10.27pm BST A man from Georgia was charged in a fedreral court with trying to swindle a foreign government out of $317 million (£257 million) by promi...
Tags: South Korea, Science, France, Africa, US, Georgia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Kenya


Intergalactic Pulses Solve Mystery of Universe’s Missing Matter

Scientists have spent three decades trying to locate half of all the “normal” matter that’s supposed to exist in the universe. A new paper is claiming to have finally found this missing stuff, in a discovery made possible by measuring incoming fast radio bursts.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Cosmology, Matter, Fast Radio Bursts


Dr. Fauci: 'Good chance' we have COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the remarks on April 27 while speaking to CNN.There are currently ten COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials, according to the World Health Organization.A new report warns that people who refuse to get vaccinated could jeopardize the success of a COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. could have a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectiou...
Tags: Health, Science, Cnn, Innovation, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, JAMA, Fauci, Gottlieb, National Institute of Allergy, Moderna Therapeutics, Scott Gottlieb


Ancient Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Dwarfs Modern Melting, Study Finds

More than a year ago, researcher Julian Dowdeswell boarded a research vessel at the edge of the Fimbul ice shelf to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula. He and six other scientists with the University of Cambridge were setting off as part of an expedition to study the ancient patterns of ice sheet retreat along the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, University of Cambridge, Antarctic Peninsula, Larsen C, Ice Ice Maybe, Julian Dowdeswell, Fimbul


Xbox Just Made a Compelling Argument to Buy a Xbox Series X at Launch... If You Have the Right TV

In a press release this morning, Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X, said that the company’s next-gen console will launch with thousands of compatible games—going all the way back to the original Xbox—all thanks to backwards compatibility. Not only that, but many of those games will also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Jason Ronald, Gaming Consoles, Xbox Series X


Of Course John Cho Gets to Be 'Super Fucking Cool' in Cowboy Bebop

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation has seen its share of delays, and not just because of the novel coronavirus. Last October, star John Cho suffered a knee injury that set the production back at least seven months. But according to the adaptation’s co-writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, replacing Cho was absolutely out of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Anime, John Cho, Cho, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Cowboy Bebop


Portrait of a Cosplayer on the Front Lines

Two months ago, as the novel coronavirus pandemic flared, nurse Francis Gualta was called to help in England’s intensive care units. Except he’d never operated a ventilator before. He’d never had to wear full personal protective equipment. Now, after weeks of helping patients the best he can, and seeing some die,…Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Interview, Nurses, Healthcare, Conventions, Cosplay, Front Lines, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Francis Gualta


Hulu's Watch Party Could Be the Cure for Quarantine Boredom

It shouldn’t have taken a global pandemic and subsequent quarantine to inspire a way to easily watch the same show at the same time with our friends and family remotely, but it did. Hulu is now the first major streaming service to offer a group chat feature on its platform so you can watch the same show at the same…Read more...
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UK coronavirus live: Britain claps for carers and celebrates frontline workers

Johnson unveils lockdown relaxation measures; Durham police say they won’t take further against against Cummings; UK death toll rises by 377 to 37,837Full story: groups of six can meet in England from MondayScientists warn R-rate still very high amid lockdown relaxationDominic Cummings potentially broke lockdown rules, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.24pm BST That’s it from me, Nadeem Badshah. To continue following our coronavirus coverage, check...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, France, UK News, Britain, Paris, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Nadeem Badshah, Coronavirus outbreak


Lots of People Have Weird Digestive Troubles, Global Survey Finds

A substantial portion of the world’s population deals with chronic and mysterious digestive issues, the results of a large global survey indicate. More than a third of people said they recently had symptoms of a functional gastrointestinal disorder, the research found, with “functional” meaning that their symptoms had…Read more...
Tags: Science, Guts, IBS, Gastroenterology


Running Out of Juice? These Five Power Banks Will Supercharge Your Travels

Most smartphones are built to give you a solid day of usage, but as anyone who has gone sightseeing, navigated a new city, or tried to survive a full day at a concert festival can tell you, there are times in which that “all-day” battery will fall short.Read more...
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HBO Max Is a Mess

HBO Max was supposed to launch as the new, jam-packed streaming service of our wildest dreams—an HBO Now revamped, essentially, with all of HBO’s library plus all of WarnerMedia’s vast catalog. But despite the fanfare, HBO Max launched this week as a muddled mix of confusing brand identities that neither honors HBO’s…Read more...
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Your AI Chatbot Therapist Isn’t Sure What It’s Doing

In 1966, Joseph Weizenbaum created Eliza, the first psychotherapy chatbot. Eliza’s programming was relatively simple: Engage the user by detecting keywords in their statements and reflect this information back at them as an open-ended prompt. (A user might say “I’m sad,” to which Eliza could respond, “I’m sorry to…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Apps, Science, Therapy, Eliza, Joseph Weizenbaum, Therapy Bots, Ai Therapy


HP Teamed Up With Valve to Make Its Second-Gen VR Headset Even Better

Last year, HP released one of the world’s highest resolution VR headsets in the , but sadly, it was only really intended for use by enterprise customers. But for the new Reverb G2, HP partnered with Valve to create an upgraded HMD meant for both business and home users alike.
Tags: Science, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Hmds, Consumer Tech, HP Reverb, HP Reverb G2, Hps Second Gen Vr Headset


Who Framed Roger Rabbit: An Oral History

Robert Zemeckis’ animated/live-action hybrid noir murder mystery broke boundaries of filmmaking technology and technique, and 32 years later it’s every bit as fresh, warm, and funny as it ever was. Starring Bob Hoskins as gumshoe PI Eddie Valiant on the trail of a sex scandal involving a Hollywood studio bigwig, Who…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Interview, Disney, Animation, Warner Bros, Robert Zemeckis, Oral History, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, MGM, Bob Hoskins, Looney Tunes, Christopher Lloyd, Eddie Valiant, Joanna Cassidy


The Anti-5G USB Stick Is a Scam

A lot of bullshit has been circulating about 5G lately, specifically as it relates to the novel coronavirus. To be very clear: There is no evidence that the rollout of 5G is at all connected to the origin or spread of covid-19. But that hasn’t stopped dozens of attacks on cell towers, the proliferation of cockamamie …Read more...
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Geek out Your Desk With up to 50% off Funko Pops

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This Marshall Speaker Can Help You Quell Your Concert Nostalgia, and It’s $70 off Right Now on Amazon

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Great, Now Murder Hornets Are Turning Up in New Places

The fucking murder hornets are spreading.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bees, Invasive Species, Murder Hornets, Bees Are Dying Globally At An Alarming Rate


At least 12 states inflated coronavirus testing count or deflated deaths

“At least a dozen states have inflated their coronavirus testing numbers or deflated their death tolls,” says Politico reporter Adam Cancryn, who explains that the math-fudging is “part of an emerging pattern of federal and state officials altering, hiding or deceptively displaying Covid-19 data.” From his report for Politico with Darius Tahir: Some states have shifted the metrics for a “safe” reopening; Arizona sought to clamp down on bad news at one point by simply shuttering its pandemic mo...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, White House, Politico, Georgia, US news, Public Health, Gop, Iowa, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Reynolds


UK coronavirus live: groups of six people can meet outside in England from Monday; No 10 backs Cummings

Boris Johnson unveils lockdown relaxation measures; Durham police say there will be no further action against No 10 adviser over breach of lockdown rules; UK death toll rises by 377 to 37,837Full story: Cummings potentially broke lockdown rules, say policeJacob Rees-Mogg accused of bungling Commons return NHS will keep data of people with coronavirus for 20 yearsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST Vallance says the most recent ONS figures suggest:The ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ons, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Patrick Vallance, Rees Mogg, Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Paris no longer a Covid-19 'red zone' as France moves into new lockdown phase

France prepares to enter phase two of lockdown relaxation; South Korean fficials re-implement lockdown measures in Seoul; Kenya records highest one-day case riseGlobal report: Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 riseUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 5.27pm BST Israel has launched a campaign to test 100,000 people for coronavirus antibodies, in preparation for a potentia...
Tags: South Korea, Science, France, Russia, Africa, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Paris


Global report: Covid-19 clusters emerge as lockdowns ease across Europe

Governments warn of threat of second wave of cases amid local spikes in infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSeveral European countries a few weeks ahead of the UK on the road out of lockdown have experienced local spikes in coronavirus infections, but all have maintained an overall downward trend in new daily cases of the virus.Most governments, though, continue to warn of the real threat of a second wave of Covid-19 cases and to insist on the importance of phys...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Denmark, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID



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