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Samsung's Massive Odyssey Neo G9 Is the New King of Gaming Monitors

Samsung’s been making gaming monitors for years now, but execs in the company’s display division say last year’s Odyssey G9 was its first flagship gaming monitor. Now there’s a new Odyssey in town, and from what we’ve seen so far, it handily claims the gaming monitor crown.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Computing, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, Twitch, FreeSync, Vesa, Displayport, Grover Cleveland, Computer Monitor, Harrington Jacket, NVIDIA G SYNC, Television Technology, Computer Peripherals


Jeff Bezos offers Nasa $2bn in exchange for moon mission contract

Billionaire lost out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in lunar bidContract is to build craft to take astronauts to the moonFresh off his trip to space, Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2bn in Nasa costs if the US space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon.Nasa in April awarded SpaceX, owned by rival billionaire Elon Musk, a $2.9bn contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2024...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Draper, Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman, Dynetics Blue Origin


The vaccine mandate 'tipping point': These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

A man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot. Wilfredo Lee/AP On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates. California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so. A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow. See more stories on Insider's business page. As COVID-19 cases rise again across the US and the Delta vari...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Va, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, Vaccine, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now

If you own an iPad, iPhone, or a Mac, you should definitely go update your device right now. Why? Because there are brand new patches out and you don’t want to get hacked.Read more...
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Get Ready for Titanium iPhones

The iPhone 13 isn’t even out yet, but rumor has it the iPhone 14 will bring some dramatic upgrades, including at least one high-end model with a chassis made of titanium alloy.Read more...
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Lego's New Marvel-Themed Minifigures Are a Highly Tempting Collectible

As Lego has struggled in recent years to keep new sets under wraps, rumors of an upcoming Marvel-themed minifigure collection have been circulating for months. Today those rumors were confirmed with Lego sharing the official details for its next collectible minifigures set featuring 12 new figures inspired by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Lego, The Lego Movie, Marvel Studios, Carter, Loki, Sylvie, Marvel Comics Characters, Gamora, LEGO Minifigures, Monica Rambeau, Fictional Characters, Lego Vidiyo, Lego Minifigure


Samsung Confirms: Better Foldables With Stylus Support Are Coming, but No New Galaxy Note

With a little over two weeks to go until Samsung’s next big Unpacked Event, the company’s president and head of mobile communications just published a new blog confirming details and features long rumored to be included in Samsung’s next batch of foldable phones. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Samsung Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Roh, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series


Nokia Claims Its Newest Phone Is ‘Life-Proof’

Nokia parent company HMD Global announced a huge Nokia phone revamp earlier this year, and now the company has officially announced that the first X-series Nokia phone is coming to the U.S. next month. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nokia, Mobile Phones, Roberto Carlos, Corning, Lisa Zimouche, HMD Global, Nokia 83 5g, Technology Internet, Nokia 150


A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology

An artist's impression of interstellar object 'Oumuamua. ESO/M. Kornmesser A new project will search for alien civilizations and technologies using Earth-based telescopes. Researchers plan to look for unidentified aerial phenomena in the atmosphere that could be aliens. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb leads the project. He thinks the interstellar object 'Oumuamua was an alien ship. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the first interstellar object ever observed, ...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Navy, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Chile, Hawaii, Aliens, Pentagon, Asteroid, Ufo


Tunnel Discovered With Aztec Carvings Will Be Reburied After Project Loses Funding

In October 2019, Mexican archaeologists found intriguing reliefs carved around a sluice gate of a 2.5-mile-long, 400-year-old tunnel under the outskirts of Mexico City. But now, the bureau that orchestrated the dig says the archaeologists will need to cover up the amazing finds, as it lacks the funds to properly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Environment, Americas, Construction, Tunnel, Civil Engineering, Crossings, Instituto Nacional De Antropologia E Historia, Earthworks, Raul Garcia Chavez


Tunnel Discovered With Aztec Carvings Will Be Reburied After Museum Loses Funding

In October 2019, Mexican archaeologists found intriguing reliefs carved around a sluice gate of a 2.5-mile-long, 400-year-old tunnel under the outskirts of Mexico City. But now, the museum that orchestrated the dig says the archaeologists will need to cover up the amazing finds, as the museum lacks the funds to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Environment, Construction, Tunnel, Civil Engineering, Crossings, Temple Of The Feathered Serpent Teotihuacan, States Of Mexico, Earthworks, Raul Garcia Chavez


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the past week. Vaccines aren't the only reason.

England removed most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK reported 25,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of coronavirus cases reported each day in the UK...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, United States, Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom, Wembley, Cnbc, Epidemiology, Soho, US Food and Drug Administration


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren't the only reason why.

The UK economy officially reopened on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are falling almost quickly as they ro...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, United States, Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Epidemiology, US Food and Drug Administration, University of East Anglia


Report: Cops Have Been Pressuring ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence

A new report from Motherboard suggests that, in multiple instances, police departments have exerted pressure on AI-driven gunfire detector firm ShotSpotter—pushing the company to alter evidence against specific suspects, often to bolster the legal cases against them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cops, Sensors, Evidence, Chicago Police Department, Michael Williams, Shotspotter, Television Series, Rochester Police, Silvon Simmons, American Television Series, Law Crime, Military Tactics, Gunfire Locator


Scott Snyder's New Amazon Deal Is Putting Creators First

With entertainment companies digging deep into their pre-existing genre catalogs and also buying up new chunks of IP, many of the original creators of the source material that’s adapted into big-budget films and series have seen their ideas take off without them. Working together with Amazon’s ComiXology, writer Scott…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Netflix, Mark Millar, Scott, Scott Snyder, Jock, Rafael Albuquerque, Comixology, Ghoul, Greg Capullo, Dan Panosian, Francesco Francavilla, Juan Castro, Jamal Igle, Entertainment Culture


The 10 Best 'Boring' Livestreams on YouTube

Do you feel like you’ve watched everything already? Nothing good on Netflix? Do you just want to zone out to something live halfway around the world? We’ve compiled a list of “boring” livestreams available on YouTube. They might be boring, but if you stare at them long enough, you might be surprised at what you find.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Digital Media, Today, Livestreaming, Songs, Boring, Duluth Minnesota, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Geiranger, Duluth Georgia, Geirangerfjord, Hellesylt, Stranda, Moon Jelly Cam


QR Menu Codes Are Everywhere—and Tracking You More Than You Think

If you’ve returned to the restaurants and bars that have reopened in your neighborhood lately, you might have noticed a new addition to the post-quarantine decor: QR codes. Everywhere. And as they’ve become more ubiquitous on the dining scene, so has the quiet tracking and targeting that they do. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Communication, Computing, Menu, Barcode, Qr Code, Jay Stanley, Barcodes, Hypermedia, Technology Internet, Encodings, Records Management Technology, Automatic Identification And Data Capture


Philip Morris Calls for UK Cigarette Ban (So Smokers Will Buy Its E-Cigarettes Instead)

The CEO of one of the world’s biggest tobacco brands, Philip Morris International (PMI), now says that it will stop selling cigarettes in the UK within a decade and regulators should ban them entirely—though there’s a big, smelly caveat.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Cigarettes, Electronic Cigarette, Cigarette, Altria, Philip Morris International, Ian Walker, Healthline, Philip Morris USA, Andre Calantzopoulos, Electronic Cigarettes, Jacek Olczak, Fertin Pharma


Pollution Turns an Argentinian Lake Bright Pink

Corfo Lagoon, a body of water in the Patagonia region of Argentina, turned a deep and vibrant pink in what activists say is a disturbing sign of pollution in the area. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Chemistry, Pollution, Argentina, Patagonia, Rawson, Physical Sciences, Chemical Elements, Sulfur, Federico Restrepo, Chubut Province, Sulfite, Pablo Lada, Corfo Lagoon


Newsom vows California will have the 'strongest vaccine verification system in the US' as mandate is announced

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Associated Press California will require state employees and all healthcare workers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly. Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed that California will have the "strongest vaccine verification system in the US." "Too many people have chosen to live with this virus," Newsom said Monday as he announced the new mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. California will soon require state employees and all he...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Healthcare, Bill De Blasio, Vaccine, Gavin Newsom, Golden State, Department of Veterans Affairs, Newsom, Breaking, Associated Press Read


Bezos Says He’ll Spend $2 Billion on a Lunar Lander in Exchange for a NASA Contract

Jeff Bezos—the world’s richest “astronaut” and sour grape—has written an open letter to NASA administrator Bill Nelson, saying Blue Origin will cover billions in NASA costs in exchange for a contract to build a lunar lander that will deliver astronauts to the Moon in 2024.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Bill Nelson


The Suicide Squad's 'Harley Vision' Will Tap Into Birds of Prey's Flights of Fancy

One of the small but interesting ways Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey was able to dig into Harley Quinn’s interiority was by letting her insanity contour the film’s reality in key moments—like when a violent interrogation by Black Mask suddenly became a twisted musical number entirely in her mind. While James Gunn’s The…
Tags: Hbo, Science, Shark, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, James Gunn, The Joker, StarRo, Beth Mickle, Fictional Characters, Cathy Yan, King Shark, Creative Works, English Language Films, Dc Comics Characters


People Who Had Allergic Reaction to First Covid-19 Shot May Tolerate the Second Just Fine, Study Suggests

People who experienced a rare allergic reaction to the mRNA covid-19 vaccines may have less to worry about than feared, new research out Monday suggests. The study, which included several U.S. medical institutions, found that people who reported a reaction following their first dose were all able to safely take the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccines, Allergy, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University, Moderna, Anaphylaxis, BioNtech, Respiratory Diseases, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


SDCC 2021 Was Another Letdown, But Here's What You Missed

Another San Diego Comic-Con come and gone. But... did you even notice?Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Marvel Comics, Walt Disney, Ava, American Culture, Witch, Sara, Morty, Rick, Zack Snyder, SDCC, See, Fandom, San Diego Comic Con, Nicole Byer


Black Widow's Coming to Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray Earlier Than Expected

Amid concerns from theater owners about Black Widow’s pandemic box office success, Marvel Studios is already moving forward with the movie’s larger home release. MCU fans will be able to own digital and physical editions a little sooner than they think.Read more...
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Water Vapor Potentially Detected in the Atmosphere of Ganymede, Biggest Moon in the Solar System

Observations taken 20 years apart by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that water vapor is present in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede. The findings make the frigid moon an even more intriguing target in the search for extraterrestrial life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hubble, Jupiter, Europa, Hubble Space Telescope, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, Ganymede, Io, Space Science, Icy Moon, Water Vapor, Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, Technology Internet, Solar System Exploration Program, Lorenz Roth


A Solar Company Is Suing to Stop the U.S.’s First Big Offshore Wind Project

Here’s a sentence I bet you thought you wouldn’t read today: A solar energy company is suing the Department of Interior in an effort to stop the country’s first major offshore wind farm. Last week, Allco Energy filed a lawsuit in Boston federal court accusing the DOI of improperly greenlighting the Vineyard Wind…Read more...
Tags: Science, Boston, Department of Interior, First Big Offshore Wind Project, Allco Energy


Citizen Wants to Pay You $25 an Hour to Be a Nightcrawler

The vigilante app Citizen, your source for perusing footage of your neighbors’ flaming homes and potentially deadly car accidents, is soliciting applications for users looking to livestream nearby emergencies. For $200-$250 a day, you can be the hero this city needs; alternatively, a tabloid fiend with a smartphone…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Software, Security Software, Citizen, Vigilante, Ring, Fictional Characters, Andrew Frame, Vigilantism, Proprietary Software, Crime Mapping, Law Crime, Law Enforcement In The United States, Daily Dot, Emergency Management Software


The Lawyer Who Beat Chevron Has Been Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

Steven Donziger, the lawyer who won a multibillion-dollar case against Chevron over pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon and then faced unrelenting legal attacks from the oil company, has been found guilty of criminal contempt. The attorney, who has been on house arrest for two years, now faces up to six months in jail.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Chevron, Steven Donziger


Hail to the Deadites Pays Loving Tribute to Evil Dead's Biggest Fans

With a brand-new Evil Dead movie—the big-city tale of terror Evil Dead Rise—currently in the works for HBO Max, there’s no better time to look back at the ever-popular horror series. It spawned a respectable remake a few years back but will forever be most beloved for the Sam Raimi-directed, Bruce Campbell-starring…
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Evil, Ash, Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, Bill Moseley, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Ash Williams, Sarah Berry, Ted Raimi, Evil Dead Ii, The Evil Dead



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