Big Tech Finally Figured Out That Phones Aren't the Best Devices for Streaming

Well, well, well! With the arrival of Google’s heavily leaked, highly hyped new streaming dongle, Chromecast with Google TV, it appears yet another Silicon Valley company has figured out that maybe—just maybe—we do not want to stream everything from our phones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Chromecast, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Thank God, Streaming Wars, Quibi

Watch ULA Try to Finally Launch an NRO Spy Satellite on a Delta IV Heavy Rocket Tonight

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office will take off from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex-37 in Florida shortly before midnight on Wednesday. Assuming, that is, there isn’t another one of the last-minute delays that have hounded the…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Madrid lockdown looms; 34m jobs lost in Latin America

Northern Ireland’s cumulative cases per 100,000 double in a week; Neanderthal genes increase risk of serious Covid-19, study claims; Russia places huge bet on Covid vaccine. Follow the latest updatesGermans embrace fresh air to tackle coronavirusIsrael bans mass protests as Covid lockdown tightensSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.33am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the wor...
Tags: Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Madrid, Latin America, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak

Elon Musk put a computer interface in a pig’s brain. Could future AI turn animals against us?

It’s been a month since Elon Musk and Neuralink trotted out a cyborg pig to show off the company’s progress toward a brain computer interface (BCI). I still see Gertrude in my nightmares. The big idea behind Neuralink is the development of a brain implant that will allow everybody to control computers with their minds. But more than this, Musk claims it will eventually allow computers to control our minds. He says the device will be capable of “curing” depression, Alzheimer’s and myriad other br...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Gertrude, Neural, Neuralink

Teenage Engineering's 'Magic Radio' Is a Boutique Freakshow

Teenage Engineering has been quietly making some of the most exciting niche gadgets for about 15 years. Now, its latest offering is one of the weirdest concepts it’s ever produced. With the OB-4, the boutique electronics studio wants to make radio exciting again.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Teenage Engineering, OB, Magic Radio

The First Dinosaur Feather Ever Found Is Still Controversial

A fossilized feather found 159 years ago in Germany has returned to the paleontological spotlight, with new research declaring the feather as having come from the bird-like Archaeopteryx, much to the chagrin of dissenting scientists.Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology, Archaeopteryx, Dino Feathers, Fossil Feathers, Avian Dinosaurs

No Evidence That Hydroxychloroquine Can Prevent Covid-19, Concludes New Study

A new study is the latest to suggest that hydroxychloroquine isn’t an effective weapon against covid-19, even when taken as a preventative drug. The randomized, double-blinded trial found no difference in the risk of catching covid-19 among health care workers who either took the malaria drug or a placebo before they…Read more...
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AOC Urges the SEC to Probe Palantir's Partnerships, Finances, and Literally Everything Else

Palantir’s debut on the public market earlier today drew different responses from different people. Some veterans in Silicon Valley claimed that its statements to investors are riddled with exaggerations and hype meant to hide the company’s less-than-stellar tech. Critics in the tech privacy sphere, meanwhile, sounded…Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, SEC, Silicon Valley, Palantir, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

'Stand Back and Stand By' Already Selling on Extremist Proud Boys T-Shirts, Thanks to Trump

At the 2020 presidential debates on Tuesday, Donald Trump didn’t just choke on condemning white supremacists—he actually gave what a far-right hate group that has beat up protesters and launched street brawls interpreted as at the very least a tacit endorsement, or even a direct order. The president has since…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Protest, Social Media, Protests, Donald Trump, Telegram, Trump, 2020 Elections, Proud Boys, Antifa, Right Wing Extremism, Extremist Proud Boys T Shirts

The 10 Best Deals of September 30, 2020

Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals
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Google's Next Pixel Is Finally Here: Here Is the Pixel 5

After dropping official teaser images for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G earlier this summer, today at its Launch Night In event Google has finally given us a full rundown on its newest Pixel phones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Android 11, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5g, Google Launch Night In, The Pixel 5 And 4a 5g Are Finally Here, Pixel Event 2020

Greenland Faces a Century of Unprecedented Ice Loss

Hey, we haven’t checked in on the Greenland in awhile, let’s see what’s hap... Oh. Oh no.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Greenland, Greenland Ice Sheet, Cryosphere, Ice Ice Maybe

Google's Chromecast with Google TV is Its First Real Streaming Contender

For the better part of the last decade, Google’s Chromecast dongles were the company’s primary homegrown solution for streaming video to your TV. But with the recent explosion in streaming services, even the most sophisticated Chromecast wasn’t really cutting it anymore, which is something the new Chromecast with…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Android TV, Chromecast, Streaming Wars, Google Launch Night In Event, The Chromecast With Google TV Is Official, Chromecast With Google TV, Google TV

Winter is coming. Start building your coronavirus bubble now and get ready to socialize in the cold.

'The Flag Project', Rockefeller Center’s public art initiative, showcasing New Yorkers’ love for their city, as it continued with a phased re-opening on August 3, 2020. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Public health experts agree: winter with the coronavirus is going to be difficult. You may want to build a "bubble" of a few close friends or family members, with whom you can share space indoors. Just make sure "you don't bubble with someone, who then bubbles with someone, who then bubbles wi...
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Uber and Lyft Will Have to Pay Minimum Wage in Seattle

Let us give thanks to Seattle’s City Council, which voted unanimously yesterday to force Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers the equivalent of local minimum wage and lifted the spirits of a sleep-deprived doomscrolling nation. The law, which will go into effect in January, ensures that drivers for ride-hailing…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, City Council, Seattle, Ridesharing

Disney+ Has Cast Its Ms. Marvel

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has its Kamala Khan. Deadline reports the studio has cast actress Iman Vellani in the title role of the upcoming Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Ms Marvel, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kamala Khan, Disney Plus, Iman Vellani, Kamala Khan Deadline

We Can Use Less Energy and Still Have Good Lives

At last night’s presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden refused to endorse the Green New Deal but reaffirmed some of his campaign’s climate promises.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Food, Science, Housing, Water, Joe Biden, Energy Efficiency

Youtube TV Is Losing Regional Sports Channels Because Cordcutting Is No Better Than Cable

Here we go again.
Tags: Science, Fox, Streaming, Sinclair, Youtubetv, Streaming Wars

Trying to Learn a New Language? Ditch the Duolingo Owl and Get Rosetta Stone Already

Rosetta Stone Bonus Pack Bundle | $320 | Amazon
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We Knew Google's Nest Audio Speaker Was Coming and Here It Is

It wasn’t a secret that Google was planning to release a new speaker at today’s Launch Night In event. No, seriously. Not only did Google itself confirm this speaker existed back in July after an initial round of leaks, an overeager Walmart accidentally had a few up for sale a week early. Now that the Nest Audio is…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Walmart, Nest Audio, Google Launch Night In, Google Pixel Event 2020

SIGN UP: Learn the latest on the road ahead for a COVID-19 shot at our live event

Courtesy of Art Kaplan; Courtesy of William Haseltine; Courtesy of Maria Elena Bottazzi; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Subscribe to Business Insider to RSVP to our live event. Already a subscriber? You can sign up here. Coronavirus vaccine research is moving fast. Keep up on the latest — and know what's coming ahead — with Business Insider's latest live webinar on October 5th at 2:00 p.m. ET. Several candidates are now in the final stage of clinical testing, with the leading vaccines lik...
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Google's Pixel 5 Is Finally Here

After dropping official teaser images for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G earlier this summer, today at its Launch Night In event Google has finally given us a full rundown on its newest Pixel phones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Android 11, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5g, Google Launch Night In, The Pixel 5 And 4a 5g Are Finally Here, Pixel Event 2020

Dungeon & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Spellfire

In 1998, Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, released his first novel in the giant, fantastical world he’d wrought (and his first published fiction, period). It’s hard to say what was more enticing to me back then: the amazing Clyde Caldwell cover art of a furious dracolich on the cover or…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Fantasy, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Dragons, Dungeons And Dragons And Novels, Ed Greenwood, Clyde Caldwell

Google's Antitrust Clusterfuck Is Turning Into a Three-Way

An antitrust review of Google’s business practices has been a long time coming, and it looks like the U.S. Justice Department is going to make moves on that front very shortly. But there’s growing concern that the case against the search giant will amount to nothing but a political maneuver. Adding to Google’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, China, House Of Representatives, Antitrust, Judiciary, U S Justice Department

Neanderthal genes increase risk of serious Covid-19, study claims

Strand of DNA inherited by modern humans is linked to likelihood of falling severely illCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageModern humans and Neanderthals could be forgiven for having other issues on their minds when they interbred in the stone age. But according to researchers, those ancient couplings laid a grim foundation for deaths around the world today.Scientists have claimed that a strand of DNA that triples the risk of developing severe Covid-19 was passed on from...
Tags: Health, Science, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Anthropology, Croatia, Neanderthals, Coronavirus outbreak

NHTSA Declares October 'National Pedestrian Safety Month' Will Continue To Do Fuck-All About Pedestrian Safety

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday designated October as Pedestrian Safety Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set right to work producing press releases and workbooks for communities around this new month of heightened safety awareness. Pedestrian traffic deaths have been…Read more...
Tags: Science, SUV, Pedestrians, Crashes, Pickup Trucks, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Elaine Chao, U S Transportation, Crash Testing

In This Exclusive Lower Decks Clip, a Simulation Teeters on the Brink of Mariner-Spawned Chaos

This week’s Lower Decks episode has a title that could apply to any of the episodes so far: “Crisis Point.” In this case, rather than referring to an out-of-control alien conflict or an unfortunate phasing situation or worse, it’s got something to do with...the U.S.S. Cerritos’ holodeck, as this exclusive clip reveals.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Animation, Streaming, Cbs, Exclusive, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Lower Decks, U S S Cerritos, Lower Decks

A 'super healthy' 19-year-old college student has died from coronavirus complications

Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. William Campbell/Getty Images Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old "super healthy" college student at Appalachian State University, died from COVID-19 complications Monday.  Dorrill returned home after feeling ill, and was cleared by his doctor to return to campus after recovering, only to get sick again.  He's the first reported death in the University of North Carolina school system, which has expe...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, College, US, Trends, Chad, North Carolina, Student, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boone, University Of North Carolina, Montana State University, Appalachian State University, Appalachian State, Hans

Coronavirus live news: Italian senate suspended as lawmakers test positive; Covid travel slump could cost 46m jobs

Vaccine trial shows ‘robust’ immune response; warning over global impact of travel collapse; Belgium death toll exceeds 10,000World Bank announces $12bn plan for vaccines for poor countries‘Only time will tell’: Russia places huge bet on Covid vaccineGermans embrace fresh air to tackle coronavirusIsrael bans mass protests as Covid lockdown tightensUK coronavirus updates – live 5.24pm BST Colombia’s land and water borders will remain closed until 1 November, the country’s migration agency sai...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Belgium, Venezuela, Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak

I Had My First Kiss in GemStone III

When I was 13, I had my first kiss, got engaged twice, performed a wedding ceremony, telepathically communicated with crystal amulets, and sang songs to cast spells. It was a mystical era in Wehnimer’s Landing, the main town in a game called GemStone III.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nostalgia, Text Adventure, First Kiss, Gemstone, Gemstone Iii, Wehnimer

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