Twitter and Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign’s Tribute Video to George Floyd for Copyright Infringement

Apparently, Twitter and Facebook take copyright infringement seriously, even if the entity infringing is President Donald Trump’s campaign. The platforms recently took down a tribute video to George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Donald Trump, George Floyd, Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign

You'll Never Guess Who's the Top Result When You Search 'Racist' on Twitter

Is this what he meant by “America First”?
Tags: Twitter, Science, Racism, Donald Trump, White Supremacists, Racists, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Shocked Pikachu Face

Layton Confronts the First Class Passengers in Delightful Snowpiercer Clip

There’s something really satisfying about seeing rich people getting nervous. Read more...
Tags: Science, TNT, Snowpiercer, LAYTON, Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Summer

Apple Doesn’t Want the Economic Crisis to Keep You From Buying Its Products: Report

The economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic has hit countries all over the world, costing millions of jobs and putting a freeze on a lot of non-essential spending, like upgrading your old phone or computer. Apple knows this, and that’s presumably why it’s reportedly planning to launch an installment…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple Card, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Facebook Purges Nearly 200 Accounts Linked to Hate Groups and Schemes to Infiltrate Protests

Facebook has purged nearly 200 accounts on its social media platforms associated with white supremacy groups, some of which pushed members to grab their weapons and crash protests against police brutality, according to a weekend Associated Press report.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Conservative, Racism, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Racists, Facebook Purges, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests

'It’s psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation

While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a ‘ticket out’, experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challengeSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsWhen Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It didn’t seem abnormal to her – most of her mothers’ group didn’t vaccinate either.“I had friends who believed in natural healing, healthy food, being vegan, ...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Society, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Susan, Coronavirus outbreak

Karyn Kusama Says Her Dracula Adaptation Will Capture Some of the Mystery of the Original Novel

Despite being the originator of the most popular vampire story of the past 100 or so years, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is incredibly restrained with its vampire nastiness. Dracula, in the novel, is a specter, a mystery, an intriguing incitement to delve deeper into dark horrors that unfold slowly. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bram Stoker, Dracula, Karyn Kusama, The Invitation, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Jennifers Body

Kenneth Branagh Has No Idea If He's Playing the Bad Guy in Tenet

Tenet is apparently pretty twisty, in more ways than just the whole time travel thing. Read more...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Science, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Tenet, John David Washington

Studio Interference Kept Sue Storm From Being Black in 2015's Fantastic Four, Says Director Josh Trank

Josh Trank, in the time surrounding the release of his latest movie, Capone, has been more open than ever about his troubled experiences directing big-budget superhero fare with the disastrous 2015 version of Fantastic Four. Now, he’s being frank about the racial politics of casting that film. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantastic Four, Marvel, Racism, 20th Century Fox, Michael B Jordan, Capone, Josh Trank, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm, Franklin Storm

New study suggests this extremely dense star cluster is stunting planet formation

Using the Hubble Space Telescope researchers have conducted a pioneering 3-year study of the massive dense young star cluster Westerlund 2. In the process, discovering that dense clouds of relatively cool dust are curiously absent from material around the stars at the cluster’s heart. As these dense clouds are the seeds of planets that form over the course of millions of years, thus, planet formation is stunted in these regions. The astronomers believe that this dearth of dense dust and gas disc...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Hubble Space Telescope, Westerlund, Syndication

Pollution Is Racial Violence

Today, Black families are most likely to live surrounded by toxic air pollutants extractive industries discharge into their backyards. Black people face a more immediate threat whenever they leave their homes: the police. To disconnect the two is irresponsible. Polluting industries don’t wind up in Black communities…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pollution, Violence, Black Lives Matter, Black, Environmental Racism

How to Track the Tech That's Tracking You Every Day

It’s easy to feel helpless right now. Cities across the country are seeing unarmed protesters maimed by police officers who enjoy both the full support of the current presidential administration and of the American legal system itself. Congress is, in 2020, debating whether to make lynching a federal hate crime. And…Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Privacy, Congress, Nailing Jello To A Wall

Grab Aukey's Mechanical Keyboard for $40 and Enter the World of the Clack

AUKEY 104-Key Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $40 | Amazon | Use code KINJAG12Read more...
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Proceed at a Speedy Pace to Amazon For a Sonic the Hedgehog Blu-Ray Sale

Sonic the Hedgehog (4K) | $28 | AmazonSonic the Hedgehog (Blu-Ray) | $21 | AmazonRead more...
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Portland Mayor Tells Cops to Stop Using Deafening Sound Cannon to Break Up Protests

Police in Portland, Oregon deployed a controversial sound cannon to disperse protestors early Friday morning, the Willamette Week reported. Called a long-range acoustic device or LRAD, it can generate a piercing tone so loud that its potential to cause serious health effects has resulted in a federal lawsuit.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Police, Portland, Police Brutality, Portland Oregon, Willamette Week, Sound Cannon, LRAD, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Lrad Sound Cannon

Environmental noise changes evolutionary cooperation between cellular components, model shows

Cells are massive factories, containing a multitude of substations devoted to specific tasks all devoted to keeping the overarching organism alive. Until now, researchers have questioned how such diverse components evolve in tandem -- especially when each component can evolve in a variety of ways. Two researchers based in Tokyo, Japan, have developed a statistical physics model to demonstrate how such evolution is possible. The results were published on May 26 in Physical Review Letters.
Tags: Science, Tokyo Japan

Lightning fast algorithms can lighten the load of 3D hologram generation

Tokyo, Japan - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new way of calculating simple holograms for heads-up displays (HUDs) and near-eye displays (NEDs). The method is up to 56 times faster than conventional algorithms and does not require power-hungry graphics processing units (GPUs), running on normal computing cores like those found in PCs. This opens the way to developing compact, power-efficient, next-gen augmented reality devices, including 3D navigation on car wind...
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