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At Home Video : An Amazing Revolution, part 2 (the 2000s and beyond)

Whether modular or single units, television monitors are now available in unimaginably huge sizes and with stunningly bright clear resolution. This is the second part of our article on the amazing evolution of at-home movie watching.  It actually starts in the very late 1990s, with the introduction of new higher-resolution digital televisions, and continues on to the present day and the likely future.  Our first part, which covers the period through the DVD era, can be seen here. Home Video ...
Tags: Travel, Science, Youtube, Digital, US, Tech, Netflix, Sony, Hdr, Hiqh Quality Music And Myths, Blu, Blu Ray, CGA, CRT, NTSC, WCG


AMD's Most Affordable 6000-Series GPU Is Here to Level Up 1080p Gaming

We’re in the midst of a pandemic and a global chip crunch, but that isn’t stopping AMD from releasing yet another new GPU. The $380 RX 6600 XT is here, and it’s now the most affordable member of AMD’s current 6000-series GPU lineup. While its specs aren’t quite as eye-popping as some of its more expensive siblings,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Amd, Radeon, Gpu, Video Cards, Computer Engineering, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, Xt, Radeon RX 6000 Series, Graphics Hardware, Electronic Engineering


Israel to offer Pfizer Covid booster shots to people over 60

Announcement makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of a western vaccine to its citizens on a wide scaleSee all our coronavirus coverageIsrael’s prime minister has announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster shot to those people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel, which launched one of the world’s most successful vaccination drives earlier this year, the first country to offer a third dose of a western vaccine ...
Tags: Science, Israel, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Naftali Bennett, Coronavirus, Pfizer Covid


Spock’s Famous Gesture Imagined Like Never Before in this Star Trek Time-Lapse

August 2021 is a big month for Star Trek fans. Yes, your favorite Paramount+ shows are slowly beginning to trickle back onto the service (Lower Decks returns Augsut 12), but beyond that it’s the 100th anniversary of something even more special: the birth of Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek’s creator was born on August 19,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Trek, Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry, Kirk, Vulcan, Uhura, Human Interest, Star Trek The Original Series, Gene Roddenberry Star Trek, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Trekkie


Russia's new space-station module fired its engines in error, pushing the entire station into an hour-long spin

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Proton, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Johnson Space Center, Zak


A Waterworld TV Show Is in the Works

It may end up taking 30 years—but Waterworld could finally get the sequel it so desperately wanted. Collider reports that a streaming TV show take on the infamous 1995 Kevin Costner film is now in the works, which would pick up the story in that film 20 years after its ending. 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Boys director…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Universal Studios, Kevin Costner, Cloverfield, Dan Trachtenberg, Collider, John Fox, John Davis, Kevin Reynolds, Waterworld, Cloverfield Lane, Water World, The Boys, Tina Majorino, Jeanne Tripplehorn


Corporate America Is Building Its Own Surveillance State. Will the FTC Stop It?

Americans are used to hearing about what a great country they live in—how lucky they are to have been born in, or to have immigrated to, the United States. “American exceptionalism”—a phrase, funnily enough, coined by Joseph Stalin—is an idea that, on the whole, is still embedded in the country’s collective identity.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, America, United States, Social Issues, Mlb, Joseph Stalin, Digital Rights, Equifax, Rohit Chopra, Internet Privacy


11 Actors Who Should Play Doctor Who's Next Doctor

Jodie Whittaker is Doctor no more. Well, she’s actually very Doctor for the next year and a half, but with today’s shock announcement that both she and current showrunner Chris Chibnall will be departing Doctor Who by the end of 2022, we’ve come to the time-honored tradition of dreaming buck wild over who could…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Television, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Judi Dench, John Boyega, Tom Hiddleston, Michelle Yeoh, Loki, Jill, Chris Chibnall, Kala, Time Lords, Sacha Dhawan


It's Once Again Time to Hopelessly Dream About Doctor Who's Next Doctor

Jodie Whittaker is Doctor no more. Well, she’s actually very Doctor for the next year and a half, but with today’s shock announcement that both she and current showrunner Chris Chibnall will be departing Doctor Who by the end of 2022, we’ve come to the time-honored tradition of dreaming buck wild over who could…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Television, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Judi Dench, John Boyega, Tom Hiddleston, Michelle Yeoh, Loki, Jill, Chris Chibnall, Kala, Time Lords, Sacha Dhawan


Here Are the 5 Major Regions Literally on Fire Right Now

Geologists have debated whether to call this era the anthropocene, a geological period where humans are the dominant force reshaping the planet rather than natural processes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Fire, Articles, Nature, Wildfires, Wildfire, Santa, Costa Brava, All, Emergency Management, Natural Resources Canada, Diablo, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Yellowstone Fires


Woman With Only Known Tape of J.D. Salinger's Voice Says She'll Have It Cremated With Her

The woman in possession of the only known audio recording of late author J.D. Salinger says she plans to have it cremated alongside her when she dies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, George Orwell, Literature, Idi Amin, Thomas Pynchon, Lo, Salinger, JD Salinger, Holden Caulfield, J D Salinger, Joyce Maynard, Shane Salerno, The Catcher In The Rye, Creative Works, American Writers


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight


Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all federal employees, asks Pentagon to 'look into' approving mandate for military

President Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Federal employees must be fully vaccinated or be tested regularly for COVID-19 and wear a mask, President Biden said Thursday. This latest mandate will impact the nation's roughly 2 million federal workers and 2 million in the military. The US is battling an increase in coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that all f...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, California, White House, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Pentagon, Fda, Vaccine


'World's Most Powerful' Tidal Turbine Starts Cranking Out Energy

When you hear the word “turbine,” in conversation, chances are good you’re picturing the same sort of giant windmill-esque apparatuses jutting out of the ground, turning wind into good, clean, fuel. But there’s a new kind of turbine on the block—tidal turbines, that jut out from the ocean and let the water’s currents…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Sustainable Development, Andrew Scott, Tidal Power, Energy Technology, Marine Energy, European Marine Energy Centre, Energy Conversion, Tidal Stream Generator, Tidal Farm, Ocean Power In New Zealand


An Emerging Tickborne Disease Is Gaining Steam in New York

An emerging disease spread by ticks is becoming a substantial public health threat in New York State, researchers warn in a new study out this month. The study found that human cases of anaplasmosis have dramatically increased in the state over the past decade, and ticks are found to be carrying the bacteria…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Lyme Disease, Infectious Diseases, Blood, New York State, Tick, Deer Tick, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Tick Borne Diseases, Anaplasmosis, Ixodes Scapularis, Tick Borne Disease, Anaplasma Phagocytophilum, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis


49 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Keep You Turning Pages in August

The end of summer is approaching, but there’s still a full month of what we can technically refer to as “summer reading.” Good thing August has a galaxy’s worth of new sci-fi and fantasy book releases, with parallel universes, ghost hunters, supernatural battles, deep-space intrigue, all manner of witches, and so much…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fantasy, Angels, Stephen King, ESP, Netflix, William Gibson, Luciana, Adrian, Pat Cadigan, Dungeons Dragons, Lee, Hugo, Andra, Stark


The Suicide Squad Is How You Pull Off a Spectacular Plan B

As hard as Warner Bros. and James Gunn fought to convince the public that The Suicide Squad wasn’t a proper sequel or reboot of the studio’s previous DC villain-forward film with a nearly identical name, the new movie is both of those things in the most positive sense. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Viola Davis, Shark, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester Stallone, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Rick Flagg, Pete Davidson


Russia's new space-station module has glitched, firing its thrusters and pushing the entire station out of position

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Houston, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Johnson Space Center, Morgan McFall Johnsen Aylin Woodward, Nauka, Youtube Russia


Batgirl's Bat-Signal to Be Lit By J.K. Simmons' Commissioner Gordon

When J.K. Simmons plays an authoritative figure in a superhero movie, he doesn’t let anything take that role away. He’s not just J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, he reprised the role in the Marvel Studios Spider-Man films. He’s Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and now, he’ll return…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Oscar, Justice League, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Marvel Studios, Gordon, Sam Raimi, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Zack Snyder


The 10 flights of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter in one chart

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, photographed on Mars by the Perseverance rover on April 4, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has been zipping over Martian terrain since April. Recent journeys have taken the chopper farther south over more treacherous landscape. One map shows where Ingenuity has traveled. Another chart shows how far each flight has gone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last weekend, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on Mars fo...
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Black Widow's Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney Over the Film's Streaming Release [Updated]

Scarlett Johansson has spent nearly a decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Black Widow, culminating in her long-awaited solo movie that was finally released earlier this month after multiple covid-19-induced delays. Now, the actor has announced she’s suing the Walt Disney Company—for a breach of contract…Read more...
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Black Widow's Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney Over the Film's Streaming Release

Scarlett Johansson has spent nearly a decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Black Widow, culminating in her long-awaited solo movie that was finally released earlier this month after multiple covid-19-induced delays. Now, the actor has announced she’s suing the Walt Disney Company—for a breach of contract…Read more...
Tags: Science, Walt Disney Company, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Cinematic Universe


Humans Lived Alongside Fierce Dog-Like Creatures in Prehistoric Europe, Fossil Find Suggests

New research details the discovery of an extinct dog-like animal that lived in the Caucasus region of Europe some 1.7 million years ago. Intriguingly, early humans occupied the same region during this time, prompting questions about potential interactions.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Dogs, Wolves, Pack, CANIDAE, Martinez, Caucasus, Organisms, University of Florence, Taxa, African Wild Dog, Canis, Lycaon, Canina


Russian Module Unexpectedly Fires Thrusters After Docking to ISS

Serious drama unfolded in low Earth orbit today when the newly arrived Nauka module, for reasons unknown, began to fire its thrusters after docking to the ISS. Mission controllers are now working to control what appears to be an ongoing situation.Read more...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Boeing, Spacecraft, Zvezda, Drew Morgan, ISS Mission, Nauka, Disaster Accident, Science Diplomacy, Docking And Berthing Of Spacecraft, Orbital Piloted Assembly And Experiment Complex, Russian Orbital Segment, Flight Controller


Hackers Breach San Diego Hospital, Gaining Access to Patients'... Well, Uh, Everything

Cybercriminals recently hacked into the email accounts of staff at UC San Diego Health, potentially thieving extensive financial and medical information from its patients and employees.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, San Diego, Phishing, Computer Security, UC San Diego, UC San Diego Health, Health Medical Pharma, Medical Record


Why the world's favorite banana may go extinct, and how scientists are trying to save it

Similar to humans, bananas are facing a pandemic. Nearly all of the bananas sold globally are just one kind called the Cavendish, which is susceptible to a deadly fungus called Tropical Race 4, or Panama Disease. If not stopped, Tropical Race 4 could wipe out the $25 billion banana industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcription of the video:Narrator: The world's most popular banana may be on the verge of extinction.Fernando: Similar to humans, banan...
Tags: Europe, Video, Science, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Trends, Walmart, Eu, Gmo, Colombia, Netherlands, Gm, Retail, Cavendish, Bananas


Biden calls on local governments to give out $100 to anyone getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Two vials labelled Coronavirus vaccine and a syringe seen displayed on one hundred US dollar banknotes. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Biden is calling for local governments to offer $100 to people getting the first shot of the vaccine. The US Treasury Department said governments should use COVID relief funds to pay for the incentives. The announcement comes amid increased concern over the spread of the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Treasury, Vaccine, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US Treasury Department, Igor Golovniov, COVID


Google's color-coded map shows where COVID-19 cases are spiking

People wear protective face masks outside the Google offices in Chelsea as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 31, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Google Maps has a mapping layer that allows users to see regions color-coded by per-capita number of COVID-19 cases. The feature aims to help users "make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do." The COVID-19 layer is available to iOS an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, News, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Chelsea, New York Times, Google Maps, Bing, Johns Hopkins, Centers for Disease Control, Tech Insider, COVID-19, Business News Desk


Vivo's First Trailer Is About the Power of Music (and Adorable Honey Bears)

We’ve known for years that the idea behind Vivo—and its Lin-Manuel Miranda-created original soundtrack—laid dormant until Sony Pictures quietly picked up the project five years ago. Now, we’ve finally got a glimpse of it, and perhaps a cute Kinkajou was worth the wait.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures, Hamilton, Vivo, Gabi, Lin Manuel Miranda, Andres, Zoe, Mitchells, Michael Rooker, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Nicole Byer


Google Is Booting 'Sugar Daddy' Apps From the Play Store

You probably wouldn’t expect to find references to “sugar daddies” in Google’s policy updates, but this week that’s exactly what happened. Android Police was first to note that Google quietly updated its inappropriate content policies in its Play Store to specifically forbid any apps meant to encourage “compensated…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Science, Computing, Operating Systems, Ashley Madison, Mobile App, Quanta Computer, Computer Architecture, Sideloading, Mobile Linux, Likee, Cloud Clients, Computer Networking



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