The NAACP Wants ISPs to Keep Students of Color Connected Through the Entire Pandemic

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) to the chief executives of 20 internet service providers in the United States urging them to keep providing internet to students of color, for free, until they are able to attend classes in-person.Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, United States, Digital Divide, Naacp, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Keep The Kids Connected, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund LDF

AOC's Measure to Kill U.S. Military Twitch Streams Fails House Vote

An amendment proposed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would st0p the military from recruiting on platforms like Twitch failed a House vote on Thursday. Had it passed, it would have added a provision to the House Committee on Appropriations Bill to bar the U.S. military from using federal funds to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Military, House, Army, Streaming, US Army, US Navy, Twitch, Esports, First Amendment, Streaming Media, Aoc, Discord, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, House Committee on Appropriations Bill

Hold Onto Your Peacock, CBS All Access Just Got Better

Earlier this year, CBS All Access tapped the trove of ViacomCBS assets and introduced a mini library of Paramount films to its service—a move that made a good service even better. Around the same time, the company’s top brass said it was gearing up to introduce “major changes” to expand the service’s features and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cbs, Paramount, Cbs All Access, Streaming Wars

Parts of northern England face new restrictions – as it happened

Spain reports 1,229 new infections; France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a row. This blog is now closed. Stay up to date on our new blog belowCoronavirus – live updates 12.23am BST We closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all of the latest global coronavirus news on our new blog below. Related: Coronavirus live news: England tightens restrictions, WHO says 'young people' behind some spikes 12.00am BS...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Department Of Health, Coronavirus outbreak

Telegram's The Latest Company To File An Antitrust Suit Against Apple

Just one day after its CEO painted the company’s choice to snoop on rival apps as a pro-privacy flex, Apple’s been hit with an antitrust suit from the encrypted messaging app Telegram, claiming that no matter how much Tim Cook wants to argue otherwise, he’s created an ecosystem where Apple’s the only app game in town.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Telegram, Antitrust Suit Against Apple

Streamers Are Misusing Twitch's 'Just Chatting' Section, But It's A Symptom Of A Larger Problem

Of all of Twitch’s non-gaming categories, “Just Chatting” seems to have the most clearly defined purpose. It’s for chatting. That’s it. And yet, after the platform dissolved its ill-defined “IRL” section into 13 different non-gaming categories in 2018, Just Chatting became its catch-all successor. Now it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Twitch, Just Chatting

Even Apple Gives Amazon Tax Breaks

A couple of years back, Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video, was nowhere to be found on Apple’s streaming devices—that is, until late 2017, when the company announced that Amazon’s Prime Video app would finally debut on Apple TV. What broke the stalemate? Well, we finally know.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Antitrust, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Apple Gives Amazon Tax Breaks

Coronavirus live news: parts of northern England face ban on indoor meetings between households

Spain reports 1,229 new infections, France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a rowAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST Under two hours before the new lockdown restrictions are due to kick in, people are still waitng for clarity from the government on the exact details of the restrictions.MP for Wigan and shadow...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Leicester, Wigan, Lisa Nandy, Coronavirus outbreak

Starship SN5 completes engine test – short, low-altitude flight test to follow ‘soon’ says Elon Musk

The sixth full-scale testing prototype of SpaceX’s Starship has successfully completed a key static fire test of its Raptor engines, according to SpaceX founders and CEO Elon Musk . The so-called ‘SN5’ Starship prototype is now ready to move on to a 150m (nearly 500 feet) short duration flight test, which would mark the furthest yet that one of these testing spacecraft has made it through SpaceX’s planned development program. SpaceX has been building and testing Starship prototypes (whic...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon

Seized Fyre Fest Merch Is Going Up for Auction

An enthralling catalogue of vintage crime memorabilia has exploded on the page of a small Texas auction house today, entitled “Fyre Festival fraud scheme”: 126 lots of butt-ugly merchandise from the scam music festival that never was, ranging from hats to wristbands to hoodies to jogger sweats. Two documentaries, a…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Fyre Festival

Exxon Is Showing Us Exactly Who It Cares About

Exxon is a known corporate miscreant, and nothing it does to preserve profits should come as a surprise anymore. And yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Capitalism, Exxon, Big Oil, Crude Awakenings

Read the Fine-Print on Verizon's New 4G Home Internet

Verizon announced today that it has launched a brand new 4G LTE home internet option for residents in parts of Savannah, Georgia, Springfield, Missouri, and the Tri-Cities of both Tennessee and Virginia. In a statement to Gizmodo, a Verizon spokesperson said the new plan is primarily for rural customers in those areas…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Internet, Virginia, Digital Divide, Tennessee, Gizmodo, Tri Cities, 4G LTE, Rural Internet, Savannah Georgia Springfield Missouri

‘Stark’ New Study Shows the Most Polluted Places in the US Haven’t Changed in 35 Years

Though the U.S. has made strides to lower air pollution nationwide, these benefits haven’t been shared equally. New research has found that the most-polluted places nearly 35 years ago remain the most polluted today. If a location’s Hispanic population increased in that time, it was more likely to see air quality inch…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Air Pollution, Environmental Racism, Dirty Air

Scoop Out Baby Yoda's Brains and Replace Them With Your Amazon Echo Dot

If you’re having trouble feeling connected to the smart speaker that’s emotionlessly listening in on every word you say, there is, of course, a Star Wars-themed product for that. This time around it’s a stand for your Amazon Echo Dot that makes it look like the adorable Child from The Mandalorian.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Otterbox, Amazon Echo Dot, Smart Speakers, THE CHILD, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda

Rocket launch startup Astra readies for orbital test flight as early as Sunday

Rocket launch startup Astra is readying for its first orbital flight test, set to take place either this weekend or next week, weather permitting. The company will launch its ‘Rocket 3.1’ from Kodiak, Alaska – and while these are technically classified as orbital test flights, the company was quick to caution journalists on a press call on Thursday that it doesn’t necessarily believe each the three initial launches it has planned will make it all the way to orbit proper. “We don’t intend to get ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, California, Tech, Flight, Alaska, Darpa, Oakland, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Kodiak, Kemp, Sunda, Astra

Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes, insist it’s totally safe

We may have clues about how organisms survive in other environments, like Mars
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Microbes, Deep-sea Exploration

'Heartless and reckless' to force shielding people back to work, says TUC

Exclusive: trade union body tells ministers compelling vulnerable workers to return on 1 August after four months may cause anxiety and distress‘I’d rather lose my job than my life’: vulnerable people on the end of shieldingUp to 2 million extremely vulnerable people shielding in England must not be forced to return to their workplaces, trade unions have declared amid concerns over rising coronavirus infection rates.The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said it would be “heartless and reckless” for bo...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Money, Cancer, UK News, Public services policy, Work & careers, Infectious Diseases, Social exclusion, Trade unions, TUC, Health policy, Trades Union Congress TUC, Coronavirus outbreak

Star Trek's Best Ensigns

Next week, Star Trek: Lower Decks kicks off, giving us a whole show in the canon dedicated to the most unsung Starfleet officers of all: the Ensigns. The bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young officers just starting off their careers are the stalwarts of any good Trek. So before they get their moment in... some kind of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Superlist, Star Trek, Streaming, Sci Fi, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Starfleet, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Lower Decks

A Medieval Potion Proves Its Worth as an Effective Bacteria Killer

A 1,000-year-old recipe to treat eye infections could lead to an unorthodox way of combating antibiotic resistance.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Anthropology, Archaeology, Antibiotics, Middle Ages, Medieval Meds, Potions

Oculus Quest Review: It Really Is that Big of a Deal

For years now it’s seemed that the VR Revolution was just around the corner, but never quite arriving. Generally speaking, it was coming on two fronts. There was the barebones but extremely approachable camp, led by projects like Google Cardboard/ and its ilk, that involved slotting your phone into a cheap box…Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Vr, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Google Cardboard, Quest, Oculus Quest

US Energy Use Hit a Record Low This Spring, But Natural Gas Tightened Its Grip

Amid the lockdowns spurred by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Americans have been doing a lot less. There have been fewer cars on the roads, fewer planes in the air, and entire industries shut down. As a result, U.S. energy use plunged to its lowest level in 30 years this past spring, the Energy Information…Read more...
Tags: Cooking, Science, US, Natural Gas, Heating, Covid 19, Energy Information

Errol Morris Fans, There's a Surprise for You on YouTube

I’ve been thankful in quarantine that you can find Errol Morris’s documentaries on streaming services, not only because I think about Donald Rumsfeld’s bonkers word salad weekly, but also because Stephen Hawking grappling with the concept of origins helped put things into perspective. A few days ago, Morris quietly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen Hawking, Treats, Morris, Errol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld

Pre-Order NBA 2K21: Mamba Forever Edition at Best Buy for a Free Kobe Bryant SteelBook Case

NBA 2K21: Mamba Forever Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) | $100 | Best BuyRead more...
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My Favorite 4K Dash Cam Is $20 off on Amazon and at Vava

Vava 4K Dash Cam | $180 | AmazonVava 4K Dash Cam | $180 | Vava | Promo Code SUMMERCAMRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Vava, Vava Deals

Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases – study

Addressing 12 factors such as excessive drinking and air pollution exposure may have significant effect, experts say Excessive drinking, exposure to air pollution and head injuries all increase dementia risk, experts say in a report revealing that up to 40% of dementia cases worldwide could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 such lifestyle factors.Around 50 million people around the world live with dementia, including about 850,000 people in the UK. By 2040, it has been estimated there wil...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Smoking, Wales, Alcohol, UK News, Medical Research, Air Pollution, Dementia

Coronavirus live news: Spain reports biggest rise in daily infections since lockdown lifted in June

Spain reports 1,229 new infections on Thursday, France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a rowAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.07pm BST Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the touri...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Nepal, Mount Everest, Coronavirus outbreak, BST Spain

Cartoons Were Right? Bending a Rifle's Barrel Backward Will Actually Redirect a Bullet

In an experiment you should never, ever try at home, the experimenters at YouTube’s DemolitionRanch found that if you were strong enough to bend the barrel of a rifle back on itself (a clever maneuver Bugs Bunny often pulled on Elmer Fudd) the bullet would actually follow the curved path.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, Youtube, Cartoons, Weapons, Elmer Fudd, Rifles

I Only See My Family Through FaceTime

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Facetime, Sick Days, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Reopening, Working During Covid

This Is the Best Spot on Earth for Stargazing—If You Can Handle It

Good news, everyone! Astronomers have pinpointed the best location on Earth for studying the stars. But if you’re an amateur astronomer hoping to take advantage of this astronomical sweet spot, you’ll have to bundle up, as it’s in the heart of Antarctica, one of the coldest places on the planet.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Antarctica, Telescopes, Antarctic Plateau, Dome A

Sea Level Rise Alone Threatens to Crush the Global Economy

A new study shows we face a wet and costly scenario. In the climate-ravaged future, floods that hit once every 100 years would occur every 10 years—and it could cause $14.2 trillion in infrastructure damage globally. Yes, trillions of dollars. Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Economy, Sea Level Rise, Flooding, Life Underwater

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