Social Distancing Gets Extra Horrific With This Homemade Alien Remake

Alien is one of the most influential sci-fi films of our time, and we’ve seen several attempts to recreate its genius—from countless copycat sci-fi horrors to a clever high school play in New Jersey. Now, a group of socially distant creators have joined together to bring Alien to the living room.Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, New Jersey, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Alien, Short Films, Fan Films

European Police Bust Alleged Pirate Streaming Service With Over 2 Million Users

Sick of streaming paywalls and unending searches on multiple services to find where that one movie doesn’t cost five bucks? Seems like a whole lot of people in Europe are too. Police throughout the European Union have taken down a TV and movie streaming ring that they claim involved over 2 million subscribers, dozens…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, TV, Science, Technology, Crime, Movies, European Union, Netflix, Streaming, Piracy

Report: Facebook Helped the FBI Exploit Vulnerability in a Secure Linux Distro for Child Predator Sting

Facebook security personnel and engineers helped the FBI track down a notorious child predator by helping a third-party company develop an exploit in a security-focused version of the Linux operating system, Tails, per a Wednesday report by Vice. But they did so quietly and without notifying the developers of Tails…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Social Media, Surveillance, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, CSAM

Coronavirus live news: US cases near 2 million as Mexico confirms record daily infections

Brazil deaths near 40,000; Pence claims protests have not increased cases; Belgian Prince fined for going to party; Follow the latest updates US cases near 2 millionMexico confirms 4,883 coronavirus cases in new one-day recordGlobal report: EU nations continue steady exits from lockdownAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22am BST Donald Trump will hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, next Friday – his first since since states began shutting down in response to ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Prince, Donald Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus live news: US cases near 2 million as Mexico City ramps up testing in push to reopen

Brazil deaths near 40,000; Pence claims protests have not increased cases; Belgian Prince fined for going to party; Follow the latest updates Global report: EU nations continue steady exits from lockdownEnforcing UK lockdown one week earlier ‘could have saved 20,000 lives’Australia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am BST Johns Hopkins has just added new cases to its tally for the US, with 1,999,313 currently confirmed. While Reuters and some other outlets have r...
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European Police Bust Alleged Pirate Streaming Service With Over Two Million Users

Sick of streaming paywalls and unending searches on multiple services to find where that one movie doesn’t cost five bucks? Seems like a whole lot of people in Europe are too. Police throughout the European Union have taken down a TV and movie streaming ring that they claim involved over two million subscribers,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, TV, Science, Technology, Crime, Movies, European Union, Netflix, Streaming, Piracy

Amazon Takes Bold Stance Against Momentary Bad Optics

For the second time in a week, Amazon is trying to score PR brownie points for doing next to nothing in the wake of global anti-racist protests—this time for the weakest possible concession around some of its most dangerous software. And so intones our humble refrain: Fuck off!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Facial Recognition, Rekognition, Beff Jezos

Facebook Suspends Anti-Racist Skinheads and Ska Musicians for Reasons Unknown

For years, activists and media have supplied Facebook with a long menu of white supremacist groups to target, and to its credit, it’s finally budging a little (emphasis on little). Last week, Facebook deactivated nearly 200 accounts tied to the white supremacist groups the Proud Boys and the American Guard. Facebook…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Deplatforming

Africa passes 200,000 confirmed cases after Burundi president dies of suspected Covid-19 – as it happened

Asylum applications in Europe fall to lowest level for a decade as borders closed; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here 12.51am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Related: Coronavirus live news: US cases near 2 million as Mexico city ramps up testing in push to reopen 12.36am BST The coronavirus pandemic will hit Coronation Street on 24 July when newly filmed episodes featuring the impact o...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Burundi

Twitter Asks Android Users: 'Did You Even Read the Article'?

In its latest push to promote more informed conversations, Twitter is rolling out a new feature for Android phone users that will totally call you out if you haven’t read an article before you retweet it.Read more...
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Dear NASA, please put a particle collider on the Moon

NASA’s current mission, to boldly go where no PR campaign has on behalf of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is a noble one. Donald Trump wants US boots on Mars. And considering the bipartisan popularity of the idea, whoever ends up president when the smoke clears in November will probably continue the effort. But what if, instead of spending trillions hurtling mammals towards distant rocks just to prove it’s possible, we actually did something so technologically innovative it fundamentally changes how we app...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Donald Trump, Musk, Insider, Trump

The Economic Theory That Could Fuel a Climate Change Revolution

Addressing climate change will require massive investments in everything from shoring up dams that aren’t ready for future rainstorms to wind farms and workers. It’s a huge shift that will require reorienting the economy and the way the world works.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Economics, Climate Policy, Modern Monetary Theory

Google’s Drone Delivery Service Now Dropping Library Books to Kids

Book-loving kids in Christiansburg, Va., are about to get a special delivery to ease the boredom of summer quarantine (and months of being stuck at home). Google will soon start dropping books to kids via its drone delivery service, Wing, according to the Washington Post. Now they can get their hands on a copy of The…Read more...
Tags: Google, Books, Science, Washington Post, Schools, Drone Delivery, CHRISTIANSBURG Va, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Some Chimpanzees Have a Bone in Their Heart—and Some Humans Might, Too

Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered a rare bone, called the os cordis, in chimpanzees with a common heart condition. The implications of this finding could extend to humans, who share a close genetic relationship to chimps.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Anatomy, Heart Disease, United Kingdom, Chimpanzees

Crossing Swords Is a Cutesy Wonderland of Flesh and Debauchery

It might seem like Hulu’s Crossing Swords is an advertisement for a magical Playmobil set. But within the first two minutes, a clown man ends up being called a “fucking idiot” by the other members of his raiding party for not understanding the basics of dragon biology. Not long after, an orphanage full of kittens is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Streaming, Stop Motion, Hulu, Playmobil, Seth Green, Tony Hale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rob Corddry, Tara Strong, ALANNA UBACH, Tom Root, Adam Ray, Nicolas Hoult, Crossing Swords

Three Home Office Printers Our Friends at Gizmodo and Lifehacker Can’t Live Without

Brother Monochrome Laser Printer | $190 | AmazonHP OfficeJet 3830 | $80 | Best BuyBrother HLL2350DW | $120 | AmazonRead more...
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Bird figurine is earliest Chinese artwork ever discovered, say experts

‘Refined’ 2cm carving found in Henan dates to palaeolithic period up to 13,000 years agoA tiny figurine of a bird, carved from burnt bone and no bigger than a £1 coin, is the earliest Chinese artwork ever discovered, according to an international team of archaeologists. The carving, less than 2cm in length, has been dated to the palaeolithic period, between 13,800 and 13,000 years ago, which pushes back the earliest known date of east Asian animal sculpture by more than eight millennia.  Continu...
Tags: Art, Science, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Sculpture, Archaeology, Henan

Guy Whose Photo Broke Android Phones Just Wanted to Capture a Beautiful Sunset

During a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana last year, scientist and amateur photographer Gaurav Agrawal simply wanted to capture a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, after sharing his pic on Flickr, people discovered that Agrawal’s lovely work was crashing certain Android 10 phones. Read more...
Tags: Android, Photography, Science, Photoshop, Montana, Smartphones, Cameras, Agrawal, Gaurav Agrawal, Shutter Bug

Cue Health raises $100 million to speed development of rapid, portable COVID-19 diagnostics

San Diego-based startup Cue Health has closed a $100 million Series C funding round, including participation from Decheng Capital, Foresite Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ACME Capital and others. The funding will be used to help Cue finish up development, validate and scale production of its Cue Health Monitoring System and test cartridges, including test kits designed to diagnose COVID-19, which are currently being reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Funding, Tech, San Diego, Flu, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, EUA, Johnson & Johnson, Foresite Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cue Health, Ayub Khattak

Canadian Man Used A James Bond-Style Submersible To Smuggle Drugs Into The U.S.

A Canadian man is charged with drug possession, smuggling and violating immigration laws after admitting to using a Bond-style submersible to speed across the Detroit River. Surprisingly, it didn’t go as smoothly as he planned.Read more...
Tags: Science, James Bond, Smuggling, Detroit, Submarines, Detroit River

Here Are the States Where Coronavirus Cases and Hospitalizations Are Spiking

On Sunday, there were 453 covid-19 deaths reported in the U.S., according to the Covid Tracking Project—the lowest daily toll recorded since late March. Yet unfortunately, there are signs in several parts of the country that the pandemic is getting worse, including in states that have reopened businesses and public…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid Tracking Project

HBO Max's Relationship With DC Movies Just Keeps Getting Weirder

Even before HBO Max launched, there was understandable confusion at just how Warner Bros. attempt to board the “everyone gets their own streaming platform now!!!” bandwagon would align with its prior attempt at doing that with its DC output in DC Universe. At launch, HBO Max’s offerings were sporadic. And now a month…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Streaming, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, DC Universe, HBO Max

Reddit Turns to Michael Seibel to Replace Alexis Ohanian

Less than a week ago, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian made news when he announced he was resigning from the website’s board, urging the company to replace his seat with a Black candidate. Now, it would appear Reddit has honored his request by appointing Michael Seibel, a venture capitalist investor and entrepreneur…Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Black Lives Matter, Michael Seibel

Siberian Officials Say Huge Diesel Spill Has Reached a Sensitive Arctic Lake

A major diesel spill from a power plant in Siberia has reached a fragile freshwater lake that leads to the Arctic Ocean, according to regional officials. That could create an ecological catastrophe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Russia, Disasters, Siberia, Arctic Ocean, Environmental Disasters, Arctic Lake, Fuel Spills, Norilsk Nickel Fuel Spill

Fox News Host, GOP Staffers Spread Fake 'Antifa' Attack Claim Fabricated by Blaze TV Producer

A large crowd of protesters packed the first and second floors of Seattle City Hall after sundown on Tuesday at the invitation of City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. For more than an hour, the group listened to speeches advocating for the removal of Mayor Jenny Durkan, whom many of those gathered blame for the extreme…Read more...
Tags: Science, Daily Caller, Judicial Watch, Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Hall, Tomi Lahren, Fake News, Antifa, Jenny Durkan, George Floyd Protests, Blaze TV

Grace Your Ears With a Sleek and Affordable Pair of Headphones From Status Audio

Status BT One Wireless Headphones | $60 | Status Audio | Use Code KINJA20Read more...
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Intel's Launching a New Low Power Chip to Rival Qualcomm In Super Thin PCs

Intel first unveiled a new kind of processor designed for slim PCs like 2-in-1s, foldable tablets, and dual-screen devices a year and a half ago at CES 2019. Now the first devices using the new processor, codenamed “Lakefield,” are on their way.Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Processors, Cpus, Lakefield, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, Samsung Galaxy Book S, Microsoft Surface Neo, New Low Power Chip

Fauci: US government announced funding of three vaccine trials, on track for scale by end of the year/early 2021

The US government announced funding clinical trials on three COVID-19 vaccine candidates. According to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, we're still on track for a vaccine at scale by the end of this year or early 2021. From CNN: Phase 3 trials, which typically involve tens of thousands of people and measure whether a vaccine is safe and effective, will begin with one by Moderna in July, then an Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in August and...
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Coronavirus: 8 things we got wrong — at first — about the deadly pandemic

A lot of our early assumptions about the new coronavirus have flip-flopped. This is normal. That’s how science works — it’s a process of being less and less wrong over time. COVID-19 is new, so there’s lots of uncertainty. And the pandemic’s size and scale caught us by surprise. As we learn more, our understanding of the virus continues to change. Here’s what we now know: Masks are useful after all. TOKYO, JAPAN – APRIL 08: A statue of a small boy is pictured with a face mask on April 8, 2020 ...
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How to Watch Quibi With Chromecast Now That It’s Actually Supported

After adding screencasting support with Apple AirPlay last month, short-form streaming service Quibi says users can now cast its bite-sized shows to Chromecast devices as well.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Chromecast, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Quibi

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