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Twitter Will Provide More Details About Why You Don't Deserve a Blue Checkmark

Now when Twitter rejects your request for that coveted blue checkmark, it’ll be personal. The social media platform announced on Friday plans to provide users with a more thorough explanation of why they failed to meet its verification requirements, as opposed to just firing off generic rejection emails.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Identity Management, Social Media, Software, Computing, Internet Culture, Byrne, Verification, Outlookcom, Computer Access Control


FTC Launches Investigation Into Amazon's MGM Acquisition: Report

The Federal Trade Commission is launching a probe into Amazon’s nearly $8.5 billion bid to acquire MGM Studios, the Information reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Whole Foods, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Companies, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, MGM, Federal Trade Commission, Whole Foods Market, Studios, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Retailing, Big Tech, Lina Khan


C'mon, Man! Biden Asks Putin to Crack Down on Ransomware Hackers (Again)

In light of ongoing ransomware attacks originating from Russia, President Joe Biden made a phone call to Vladimir Putin on Friday, stressing that Russia should crack down on cybercriminals operating within its borders, while adding that the U.S. will take “any necessary action” to defend itself against future attacks.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Politicians, Computer Security, Kaseya, Contemporary history, Hacker Groups, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Presidents Of Russia, Biden Asks Putin


The Haunting of Hill House Team Eyes Horror Comic Something Is Killing the Children for Netflix

These days it’s all about franchises and brand recognition, and Netflix just picked up a comic book series that’s building both of those things. The streamer is in talks for a series adaptation of Boom Studios’ horror comic Something Is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera, and Miquel Muerto.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Children, Films, Netflix, Dell, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Doctor Sleep, Horror Comics, Television Series, The Haunting, Midnight Mass, James Tynion Iv, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


Australia Covid live news update: NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announces 50 new coronavirus cases amid fears of extended Sydney lockdown

NSW premier to update case numbers after new hotspots listed by NSW HealthWhat went wrong: how Delta exposed the NSW approach to Covid‘Stuffed’: how Australia’s ‘unconscionable’ gamble on Covid vaccines backfiredStronger restrictions for Sydney as Gladys Berejiklian flags lockdown extensionNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld restrictions; Qld hotspotsLatest Sydney lockdown restrictions explainedDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 2.31am BST Worboys clarifies that p...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Sydney, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, NSW HealthWhat


Plush Butts, Star Wars Aliens, and Star Trek Army Men Lead the Week's Best Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular post celebrating the end of the week by looking at all the silly toys that will make us willingly empty our wallets. This week, Lego’s sitcom prowess grows with a trip to Seinfeld, Hasbro reveals its Star Wars PulseCon exclusives, and Pokébutts. Yes, you heard us. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Lego, Nintendo, Butts, Hasbro, Jeff Bridges, Action Figures, Larry David, Transformers, George, Newman, Kramer


NASA will attempt a 'risky' maneuver to fix its broken Hubble Space Telescope as early as next week

The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed on April 25, 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery. NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation A mysterious glitch took NASA's Hubble Space Telescope offline last month. The problem has stumped engineers, but NASA is going to try switching to backup hardware. A NASA scientist called the switch "risky," but it could finally help get Hubble back online. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has be...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope, Pluto, NASA ESA, J Hester, Aylin Woodward Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Smithsonian Institution Lockheed Corporation, Loll Arizona State University, Paul Hertz You, New Scientist NASA


China Extends Didi's Ban to 25 Apps Operated by the Ride-Hailing Giant

Chinese regulators on Friday ordered mobile stores to take down 25 more apps operated by the ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, saying that the apps violated local laws regarding the collection and use of personal user data.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Didi, Didi Chuxing


Australia Covid live news updates: NSW crisis widens amid fears of extended lockdown

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian to update case numbers after new hotspots listed by NSW HealthWhat went wrong: how Delta exposed the NSW approach to Covid‘Stuffed’: how Australia’s ‘unconscionable’ gamble on Covid vaccines backfiredStronger restrictions for Sydney as Gladys Berejiklian flags lockdown extensionNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld restrictions; Qld hotspotsLatest Sydney lockdown restrictions explainedDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 11.28pm BST The ...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Sydney, NSW, Abdul, Bankstown, Melissa Davey, Canterbury Bankstown, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Covid Continue, NSW HealthWhat


Snake Eyes Jokes About Who Is (and Isn't) in His Movie

Opening later this month, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is a brand-new reboot of the famous franchise. So Channing Tatum’s Duke? Dwayne Johnson’s Roadblock? Those guys and everyone around them are gone. Now we’re restarting with Snake Eyes, one of the more popular characters, who also doesn’t usually speak.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dwayne Johnson, Military, Channing Tatum, Duke, Baroness, Tatum, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Jaye, Fortnite, Military Personnel, Fictional Characters, Henry Golding, Gung Ho, Gi Joe, Lady Jaye


As Richard Branson prepares to beat Jeff Bezos to space, Blue Origin claims the flight won't go high enough to count

Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot vehicle meant to ferry people into space, in Mojave, California, February 19, 2016. Virgin Galactic is set to fly founder Richard Branson to an altitude of 55 miles on Sunday. Competitor Blue Origin plans to launch its founder, Jeff Bezos, to space on July 20. Blue Origin says Virgin Galactic's plane won't reach space because it doesn't pass the Kármán line 62 miles up. See more stories ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Faa, FAI, Branson


Here's What's in Joe Biden's Sweeping Executive Order on Competition in Big Tech

On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aiming to encourage competition in the economy—specifically targeting some business practices popular with massive tech firms.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Publishing, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Competition, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Retailers, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal


This Bendable Ice Is Freaking Us Out

New research from China shows that thin, carefully crafted strands of ice can take on surprisingly elastic properties.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cold, China, Environment, Ice, Thermodynamics, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Physical Sciences, Glaciology, Water Vapor, Limnology, Physical Geography, Technology Internet, Brittleness, Limin Tong


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Just Gave Us a Crucial Origin Story

From the very first scene of the very first episode, it’s been clear Star Wars: The Bad Batch was serving a larger purpose. Primarily it’s a show about a team of enhanced clones but they also exist to explore places, characters, and stories we already know a little bit about. From Order 66 and Grand Moff Tarkin, to…Read more...
Tags: Droid, Echo, Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, John Williams, Star Wars Rebels, Rebel Alliance, Hera, Eleni, Mom and Dad, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Kevin Kiner, Tarkin


This Toilet Turns Your Crap Into Crypto

In 2021, joke cryptos seem to be in a never-ending turf war to see which one can be the most ridiculous. Aside from the classic DogeCoin, crypto-fans can now try to get rich off of CumCoin, PissCoin, ASS Tokens, and god knows what else. Now one South Korean professor is taking the trend one step further, with a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Public Health, Shit, Waste, Sanitation, Hygiene, Toilets, Dogecoin, Human Interest, Animal Physiology, Feces, Euthenics, Cho Jae Weon


7 Epic Epochs of Earth, Ranked

Life on Earth is a lot like that song by Chumbawamba. It gets knocked down, but it gets up again, often in a very different way. Through time, species have figured out how to get on land from the water, how to fly, how to give birth to live young, and, most importantly, how to persevere through millennia. But some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earth, Anthropocene, Holocene, Chumbawamba, Woolly Mammoth, Cyanobacteria, Evolutionary Biology, Mammoth, Pleistocene, Stromatolite, Human Ecology, Geological History Of Earth, Extinction Event, Geologic Time Scale


What If... We Looked at New Marvel Disney+ Pops From Funko?

In the vast multiverse of maddening possibilities—where Lokis can be beloved character actor Richard E. Grant or Literally Just a Computer Generated Alligator, where Peggy Carter can be Captain Britain, the Black Panther can guard the galaxy, or Peter Parker can just get a very nice cape—some things are always…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Disney, Britain, Thor, Thanos, Target, Wiccan, Gamestop, Loki, Peggy Carter, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Richard E Grant, Peter Quill, Funko


Booster shots aren't necessary right now, US health agencies say. Pfizer is seeking authorization anyway.

A healthcare worker in the Netherlands receives the Pfizer vaccine on January 6, 2021. Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP Fully vaccinated Americans don't need booster shots right away, US health agencies said on Thursday. Pfizer announced earlier that day that it plans to seek authorization for a booster next month. The spread of the Delta variant has raised concerns about how long vaccine protection lasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pharmaceutical companies and d...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ap, Netherlands, Delta, Goldman Sachs, Fda, Pfizer, Houston Texas, Immunity


Hackers Derail Iran's Train System, Post Supreme Leader's Phone Number as Help Line

Cyberattacks reportedly disrupted Iran’s railway system on Friday, causing “unprecedented chaos” at stations throughout the country, according to state media.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Iran, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Ali Khamenei, Security Hacker, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


Apple Will Upgrade the Small iPad Pro's Screen With miniLED Next Year

Apple just updated its 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a gorgeous new miniLED display, and it looks like the 11.9-inch model will be upgraded with the same screen next year.Read more...
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The Witcher Season 2 Gets a Family-Focused Teaser and Release Date

The family is finally coming together, but a hell of a lot of people (and monsters) aren’t making it easy. Netflix has released the first look and release date for season two of The Witcher, which sees Henry Cavill and Freya Allan returning as the titular Witcher and his new protégée, but their favorite sorceress…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Henry Cavill, Meir, Witcher, Fenn, Kim Bodnia, Sword of Destiny, Geralt, Cassie Clare, Kristofer Hivju, Chris Fulton, Ciri, The Witcher, Yennefer


Supersalty Water Could've Erased Some Evidence of Life on Mars

Rocks on Mars preserve a record of the planet’s ancient past, but a surprising discovery made by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows some patches of Martian rock have had their histories completely erased.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Planets, Mars, Life on Mars, Mars Science Laboratory, Planetary Science, Gale, John Grotzinger, John P Grotzinger, Perseverance, Water On Mars, Vera Rubin, Tom Bristow, Glen Torridon


Apple's Small iPad Pro Will Get miniLED Screen Next Year

Apple just updated its 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a gorgeous new miniLED display, and it looks like the 11.9-inch model will be upgraded with the same screen next year.Read more...
Tags: Science


600 people have reserved $250,000 tickets to fly to space with Virgin Galactic, including celebrities like Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga

Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is expected to fly to the edge of space on Sunday. Roughly 600 people - including celebrities - have reserved tickets worth $250,000 for future flights. Another 1,000 have made deposits for when ticket sales resume after Branson's flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. While Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos claim they aren't in a race to be the first billionaire in space, a long list of wealthy people aim to b...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Celebrities, Entertainment, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Richard Branson, Lady Gaga, New Mexico, Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bezos, Tickets, Reservations, Branson


Here's What Lice Infesting Your Eyelashes Looks Like

Here’s an eyebrow-raising sight. This month, doctors in China reported on a rare case of phthiriasis palpebrarum, or an infestation of pubic lice on the eyelashes, complete with clear images of the itchy offenders. Though it’s not clear how the lice ended up on the young patient, doctors were able to treat her…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Insects, Arthropods, Pubic Hair, Lice, Hexapoda, Louse, Xue Feng, Ectoparasites, Crab Louse, Hong Qi, Sexually Transmitted Diseases And Infections, Head Louse, Pediculosis Pubis, Pthirus


The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Teaser Sets the Stage for Vesemir and Season 2

The story of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri is only the beginning. Netflix is introducing the world to “Uncle Vesemir” in the first look at anime prequel film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. It will dig into the origins of the man who shaped our favorite monster hunter—and how the events that changed his life also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Witcher, Kim Bodnia, Sword of Destiny, Geralt, Ciri, The Witcher, Yennefer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Lauren Schmidt, Vesemir, Geralt Yennefer, Beau Demayo, The Witcher Nightmare Of The Wolf


Neural’s Mind Blowers: How quantum bird brains could give us superpowers

Welcome to Neural’s series on speculative science. Here, we throw caution to the wind and see how far we can push the limits of possibility and imagination as we explore the future of technology. “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.” – Arthur C Clarke. An exciting new study conducted by a huge, international team of researchers indicates some species of ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Arthur C Clarke, Neural, Mind Blowers, Next Featured


The Witcher Season 2's First Trailer Beckons You Into a Wider, Darker World

We’ve had glimpses and teases, and earlier today, got to learn that winds will howl as The Witcher returns to Netflix this December. But now we’ve finally got a really good look Geralt and Ciri’s sophomore return—and the trials and traumas that await a Witcher and his would-be apprentice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Henry Cavill, Simon Callow, Witcher, Kim Bodnia, Geralt, Cassie Clare, Chris Fulton, Ciri, The Witcher, Graham McTavish, Yennefer, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra


The Witcher's First Season 2 Trailer Beckons You Into a Wider, Darker World

We’ve had glimpses and teases, and earlier today, got to learn that winds will howl as The Witcher returns to Netflix this December. But now we’ve finally got a really good look Geralt and Ciri’s sophomore return—and the trials and traumas that await a Witcher and his would-be apprentice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Henry Cavill, Simon Callow, Witcher, Kim Bodnia, Geralt, Cassie Clare, Chris Fulton, Ciri, The Witcher, Graham McTavish, Yennefer, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra



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