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Feds Explore How to Hinder Google's Search Dominance in Latest Antitrust Probe: Report

State regulators and Justice Department officials are purportedly investigating ways to limit Google’s authority in the online search market as part of an antitrust probe.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Science, Search Engines, Search, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Duckduckgo, US Justice Department, Antitrust Laws


Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases surge past 600,000 as country's death toll passes Italy

South Africa sees record jump in cases; New York urges protesters to get tested; Turkey announces weekend lockdown in 15 cities; US jobless claims pass 42m. Follow the latest updatesGovernor Andrew Cuomo says protests could accelerate spread of coronavirusSouth Africa sees record jump in casesSt Petersburg death tally casts doubt on Russian coronavirus figuresCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.15am BST In Brazil, in an online broadcast shortly before the number...
Tags: New York, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, United States, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: South Africa sees record jump in cases as New York protesters urged to get tested

Turkey announces weekend lockdown in 15 cities; Ebola drug endorsed as a coronavirus treatment in Australia; US jobless claims pass 42 million. Follow the latest updatesGovernor Andrew Cuomo says protests could accelerate spread of coronavirusSouth Africa sees record jump in casesSt Petersburg death tally casts doubt on Russian coronavirus figuresCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27am BST Mexicans have responded with outrage after a man was found beaten to dea...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Andrew Cuomo


Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Is a Grimly Unique Take on Gotham's Dark Corners

What do Salvador Dali, Harley Quinn, and the Joker all have to do with one another? Take your time to think through the question before you continue on.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Gotham, Mental Health, Harley Quinn, Warner Bros, The Joker, DC Entertainment, Kami Garcia, Mike Mayhew, Mico Suayan, Jokerharley Criminal Sanity, Joker Harley, Salvador Dali Harley Quinn


Coronavirus live news: South Africa sees record jump in cases as New York protestors urged to get tested

Turkey announces weekend lockdown in 15 cities; Ebola drug endorsed as a coronavirus treatment in Australia; US jobless claims pass 42 million. Follow the latest updatesGovernor Andrew Cuomo says protests could accelerate spread of coronavirusSouth Africa sees record jump in casesSt Petersburg death tally casts doubt on Russian coronavirus figuresCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.36am BST The antiviral drug remdesivir has been recommended for the treatment of...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, New York City, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Andrew Cuomo


The Essential Episodes of Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Thanks to its recent release on Netflix, fans new and old alike have rejoined Aang on his journey to bring balance to the world in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Finished your watch through and are itching for where to go next? The answer is pretty easy, thankfully, and we’re here to help: because it’s time to watch The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Streaming, Cbs All Access, Avatar The Last Airbender, Korra, Aang, Watch It Nerds, Legend of Korra, Avatar The Legend Of Korra


Criterion Channel Lifts Paywall on Films by Black Filmmakers in Support of Black Lives Matter

The Criterion Collection has removed the paywall on many films that focus on Black lives and works by Black filmmakers on its streaming service the Criterion Channel, allowing users to stream them for free even if they do not subscribe to the service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Streaming, Criterion, Black Lives Matter, Criterion Channel, Criterion Channel Lifts Paywall, Black Filmmakers in Support of Black Lives Matter


White House Propaganda Video Falsely Claims 'Domestic Terrorists' Planted Bricks for Protesters

This video, obtained by Gizmodo, was posted to—then deleted from—the official White House Twitter account. Gizmodo has obscured some identities and added commentary but has not altered or edited the source video otherwise.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, White House Twitter, Antifa, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Anti Fascism


Should You Get a Coronavirus Test If You Protested?

The nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death are unfortunately not happening in a vacuum—we’re still very much in the midst of a once-in-a-century viral pandemic spread by close contact. This week, officials in Texas and New York said that demonstrators should get tested for the…Read more...
Tags: New York, Texas, Science, Protests, Coronavirus, Covid 19, George Floyd


Hulu Is the Latest Streaming Company to End Support for Older Devices

Here we go again: On June 24, Hulu will stop supporting some older Roku devices. Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Roku, Hulu, Streaming Devices


Sea Level Rise Could Drown Mangrove Forests By 2050

Mangrove forests are ecological wonders that house thousands of species and protect coastline communities from storm surge. Plus, just look at them. They’re beautiful. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Level Rise, Greenhouse Gases, Mangroves


Black Streamers Are Grateful For New Twitch Viewers, But Heartbroken It Took Police Violence To Make It Happen

With protests raging over the murder of George Floyd and the racist institution of policing in general, Twitch streamers find themselves faced with the same choice as the rest of us: Speak up or stay silent. Difference is, many streamers have audiences numbering in the thousands or even millions. They can make a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Black Lives Matter, Twitch, Fuck The Police, ACAB, George Floyd, Defund The Police


Every Feature in Sony's Upcoming High-End Noise-Cancelling Headphones Just Leaked

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 is one of the best pairs of active noise-cancelling headphones on the market, but based on a Walmart product listing (which we’re guessing was accidental because it was taken down), the successor to Sony’s current top-of-the-line cans should be even better. Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Walmart, Headphones, Sony, Consumer Tech, ANC, Active Noise Canceling


Signal's Proving Why It's The Protestor's App Of Choice

To put it bluntly, there are plenty of folks with good reason to be scared right now. As more and more of us continue to peacefully protest the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, uniformed officers are turning literal weapons of war against us, leaving an untold number of protestors, reporters, and bystanders…Read more...
Tags: Science, Encryption, Signal, Fight The Power, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd


Lucasfilm Expresses Solidarity With John Boyega in Wake of Black Lives Matter Protest Speech

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last week has sparked anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests across both the United States and internationally. In London yesterday, Star Wars actor John Boyega took part in demonstrations throughout the capital, delivering a stirring…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, London, Minneapolis, Police, Race, Disney, Racism, United States, Police Brutality, Lucasfilm, Black Lives Matter, John Boyega, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Wake of Black Lives Matter Protest Speech


Ban This Shit

Once the global pandemic hit, it was a no-brainer that those with the privilege of working from home absolutely should. But the ability to work remotely also came with a surge in workplace surveillance programs—a dangerous trend that ought to be smacked down before it’s too late. (Which, unfortunately, already may be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Employee Monitoring, Worker Privacy, Worker Surveillance


Show off Your Dolby Atmos Surround Sound With These Room-Rumbling Films

So you went and got yourself a fancy new Dolby Atmos surround sound setup, and you want to see what it can do. Or maybe you want to show it off to your friends and family, but need the perfect scene to really drive it home. You have more options than you might think.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sonos, Dolby Atmos


Covid-19: Lancet retracts paper that halted hydroxychloroquine trials

Retraction made after lead author says he can no longer vouch for accuracy of dataHow doubt snowballed over Covid-19 drug researchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Lancet paper that halted global trials of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 because of fears of increased deaths has been retracted.The lead author, Prof Mandeep Mehra, from the Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston, decided to ask the Lancet for the retraction because he could no longer vouch for the accu...
Tags: Science, Boston, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Lancet, Brigham, Coronavirus outbreak, Prof Mandeep Mehra


Facebook Let a Politician Advocate Shooting Looters With His 'Liberty Machine'

Popular Information broke the news Thursday that Facebook had allowed a Republican Congressional candidate to run an ad suggesting that looters should be shot. In the video, former Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, who is currently running to represent Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, fires off his “liberty…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Guns, Georgia, Republican Congressional, Paul Broun


Free Doom for Chromebooks Is a Better Google Gaming Deal Than Stadia

As discovered by Android Police, if you decided to save a bit of money on your last laptop upgrade by opting for a Chromebook, you can now save a few more bucks on a couple of decades old iconic first-person-shooters as both Doom and Doom II are currently available as free Chromebook perks.Read more...
Tags: Google, Deals, Games, Science, Video Games, Chromebook, Doom, Doom II, Better Google Gaming Deal Than Stadia


Scientists built an AI to discover new stars in the quest to explain our galaxy’s origin

An AI system has spotted thousands of new stars that could hold clues about the formation of the Milky Way. Researchers from Leeds University made the discovery by analyzing images collected by the Gaia satellite, which the European Space Agency launched in 2013 to create a 3D map of our galaxy. After applying machine learning techniques to the data, they found more than 2,000 new protostars — infant stars that form in clouds of gas and dust in space. Scientists had previously cataloged only 100...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Artificial Intelligence, European Space Agency, Leeds University, Neural


Do face coverings reduce risk and spread of coronavirus?

As UK announces compulsory face coverings on public transport, what is scientific evidence behind measure?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSurgical-grade face coverings and respirators offer high levels of protection against coronavirus infection for the wearer. However, these robust masks have to be combined with goggles or a visor, and they are costly, in limited supply, and uncomfortable to wear for long periods. The evidence around homemade masks or face coverings,...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Transport, Transport policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Catastrophic Diesel Fuel Spill in Siberia Prompts State of Emergency

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after an estimated 20,000 tons of diesel fuel poured out of a fuel tank and into a nearby river. The spill—possibly the worst of its kind in the Arctic region—is being attributed to melting permafrost, yet another sad impact of climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Pollution, Oil Spills, Disasters, Siberia, Arctic Region, Fuel Spills, Catastrophic Diesel Fuel Spill


Pre-Order the Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos Soundbar and Complete Your Miniature Home Theater

Sonos Arc Soundbar (Pre-order)| $800 | Sonos, Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Media, Audio, Sonos, Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos Soundbar


Quibi Qui-Boned

After a and less-than-encouraging revelations about the company’s subscription figures, Quibi’s senior executives will take pay cuts as the short-form streaming service looks to cut costs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Quibi


You'll Soon Be Able to Buy That Distraction-Free Rotary Dial Cellphone

Earlier this year, Justine Haupt revealed a custom cellphone she built that eschewed unwanted battery-killing distractions like a touchscreen. In its place was an old-school rotary dial for placing calls, and while it looked antiquated, there were apparently enough people as fed up with the state of modern smartphones …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Tech, Cellphones, Hacks, Retro, Antiques, Justine Haupt, Rotary Cellphone, Skys Edge


Paleontologists Predict What Future Animals Might Look Like

It’s a bit unorthodox, reaching out to those who spend their lives studying past and asking them to predict the future. But these paleontologists were happy to take on our assignment: Could you apply what you know about how life has changed over time to guess what species might be like millions of years from now?Read more...
Tags: Science, Evolution, The Future, Paleontology


Thursday's Best Deals: PlayStation Plus, Honeywell Fan, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Kits, 6V/12V Car Battery Charger, Mr. Robot Blu-Ray, and More

A PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription, a Honeywell fan, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con kits, a 6V/12V car battery charger from Gooloo, and a Mr. Robot Blu-Ray collection kick off Thursday’s best deals. Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Honeywell, GOOLOO, Robot Blu Ray


9 Ex-streamly Radical '90s Genre Movies You Can Watch Right Now on HBO Max

HBO Max has been met with a collective shrug so far, but not all is lost for the new streamer: turns out it’s got a decent enough selection of genre movies from the 1990s. Random? Yes! Full of clumsy early CGI, heavy-handed themes, and corny theme songs? Also yes! Read more...
Tags: Science, Armageddon, Michael Bay, Soldier, Streaming, 90s, Keanu Reeves, Nostalgia, Nicolas Cage, Steel, City Of Angels, Kurt Russell, Deep Blue Sea, Shaquille ONeal, House on Haunted Hill, HBO Max


Sonos Is Granting Your Home Audio Dreams With These Big Bargains

Featured Deal: Sonos Playbase (Renewed) | $431 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Sonos Deals



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