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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in March

Viewers are turning to streaming entertainment more than ever thanks to the global pandemic, and the plethora of services—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—can serve as a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streamers do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away—and io9 is here…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Mahershala Ali, The Walking Dead, California, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Disney, Companies, Netflix, Walton Goggins, Bill Murray, Sandra Bullock, Seth Rogen

Leave the + Alone Already

Why has something that’s become synonymous with streaming seemingly so controversial?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Disney, Companies, Att, Streaming, Espn, Hulu, Multimedia, Sling TV, Apple Inc, Mass Media, Victoria Song, Home Box Office Inc, Television Technology

We Finally Know How Much Paramount+ Is Gonna Cost

Paramount+, the new streaming service replacing CBS All Access, will launch as both an ad-supported and ad-free product.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Companies, Showtime, Cbs, Viacom, Pluto TV, Cbs All Access, Peacock, CBS Television Network, ViacomCBS, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Television Networks

AT&T Reportedly Close to Making Its Problem Child Somebody Else's Issue

AT&T is said to be very close to a deal for a minority stake in DirecTV.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Companies, Att, Cnbc, DirecTV, Bell System, Business Finance, High Definition Television, Vrio Corp, WarnerMedia, Home Box Office Inc, HBO Max, Entertainment Culture

Keep a Close Eye On Your Home With This Eufy 2K Security Camera for $30

Eufy 2K Indoor Security Camera | $30 | Amazon
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Companies, Retailers, Human Interest, 2K, 3d Publishing

Dish Expects to Launch Its 5G Network This Year

Dish Network is doubling down on its intention to launch its 5G network in major cities by September, The Verge reports. Since Dish acquired Boost Mobile last year, that puts the company in a unique position to compete with existing mobile carriers, and Ergen said during the company’s earnings call today that Dish can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Corporation, Dish Network, 5g, T Mobile, Boost Mobile, Business Finance, Ergen, T Mobile US, Mobile Virtual Network Operators, Wireless Broadband, Technology Internet

Google Fires Another Top Researcher on Its AI Ethics Team

Google has fired another top artificial intelligence researcher, Margaret Mitchell, in the latest escalation of internal tensions at the company following December’s controversial ouster of Timnit Gebru, a Black AI ethicist. As if the PR fire with Google’s AI ethics team didn’t have enough fuel already.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Science and Technology, Margaret Mitchell, Timnit Gebru, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet, Criticism Of Google

Cut the Cord on Cleaning: Dyson's V7 Allergy HEPA Cordless Vacuum Is Down to $200 at Newegg

Dyson V7 Allergy | $200 | Newegg
Tags: Science, Newegg, Companies, Dyson, Malmesbury, V7

Comcast Graciously Drops Data Caps, but Only for Northeast Customers, Until 2022

Comcast has once again decided to cut some of its customers a break with their data caps, Ars Technica reports. Facing ever-increasing pressure from customers and lawmakers, the internet service provider has decided to not enforce data cap overage fees on its Northeast customers until 2022.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Ars Technica, Companies, Broadband, Comcast, Telecommunications, Xfinity, Information and Communications Technology, Data Transmission, Business Finance, Data Cap, Data Plan, Criticism Of Comcast, Technology Internet, Comcast Graciously Drops Data Caps

Resisting the Urge to Pet Panasonic's Farting Robot Sock Cat Might Be Impossible

In a time when even basic human interactions are discouraged for safety reasons, there’s an even greater demand for alternate sources of companionship. But if you’re not ready for the responsibilities of a dog or a cat, Panasonic has introduced yet another companion robot that dutifully pays attention to you through…Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Panasonic, Manufacturing, Home Appliances, Human Interest, Tail Wagging By Dogs, Kadoma Osaka, Pet Panasonic

I Miss My First Real Digital Camera, a 3.3-Megapixel Wonder

The Game Boy Camera might have been my first foray into digital photography, but my first real digital camera—the one that taught me the basics of photography and digital post-processing—was also one of the first true prosumer digital cameras to hit the market in 2000: the Canon PowerShot G1.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Cameras, Digital Photography, Digital Cameras, Nikon, Canon, Canon Powershot, DIGIC, Live Preview, Canon Powershot G, Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera, Live Preview Digital Cameras, First Real Digital Camera

The 10 Best Deals of February 16, 2021

Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals
Tags: Science, Technology, Companies, Toilets, Products, Purple, Bathrooms, Magsafe, Bidet, Nordvpn

France Wants the EU to Have More Power to Punish Big Tech When it's Being Very Naughty

France is reportedly in favor of granting individual European Union member states more power to punish Big Tech when it starts acting a fool.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Articles, Eu, European Union, Companies, Computing, Apple Inc, Digital Economy, Information Economy, Cashless Society, Big Tech, Digital Services Act, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet

The Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Gaming Keyboard Is $20 off Right Now

Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Gaming Keyboard | $100 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Companies, Razer, Components, Computer Keyboard, Hospitality Recreation, Mtv2

Microsoft Wants U.S. to Adopt Internet Rules From Australia That Google Hates

Microsoft would like the U.S. government to adopt media rules that would force big tech companies to share profits with newspapers when they link to news content, according to a new blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith. And the entire concept is controversial, to say the least.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Australia, Companies, Computing, Search Engine, Websites, Microsoft Bing, Brad Smith, Alphabet Inc, Disinformation, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet, The Microsoft, Criticism Of Google

Biden Administration Says It Will Address Global Chip Shortage

The Biden administration plans to take steps to address the global chip shortage affecting automakers, laptop makers, and other manufacturers that rely on the semiconductor industry, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Intel, Companies, Biden, TSMC, Science and Technology, White House Press, Semi, Jen Psaki, Semiconductor Industry Association, Advanced Micro Devices, Business Finance, Integrated Circuit, Technology Internet

Get Ready for Your Streaming Services to Merge

The emergence of a vast number of streaming services in recent years seems to be catching up to the companies who’ve launched platforms intended to take on industry titans like Netflix and Disney.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Companies, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Peacock, Business Finance, Pay television, WarnerMedia, Home Box Office Inc, HBO Max, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Streaming Service Provider, Cable Television In The United States

As Predicted, Hyundai and Kia Say Apple Car Talks Have Ended

After spilling the beans that it was in talks with Apple over its heavily rumored Apple Car, Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have both said they aren’t in talks with Apple.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Companies, Berkshire Hathaway, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Hyundai Motor Company, Industries, Business Finance, Economy Of The United States, Apple Car Hyundai, Apple Electric Car Project, Technology Internet, Kia Say Apple

The Near-Perfect AirPods Pro Drop to $190

Apple AirPods Pro | $190 | Amazon
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Science, Companies, Computers, Computing, Apple Inc, AirPods, Apple Designed Processors, Technology Internet

China Rolls Out New Anti-Monopoly Rules Aimed at Reining in Big Tech

China released new anti-monopoly protocols on Sunday aimed at cracking down on the country’s tech giants, Reuters reports. The guidelines, which finalize drafted legislation originally released in November, are intended to “stop monopolistic behaviours in the platform economy and protect fair competition in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Monopoly, Economy, Companies, Tencent, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, Reuters, Business Finance, Big Tech, Competition Law, Platform Economy, Companies Of China, S Tech

Nvidia's $40 Billion Arm Acquisition Is Under Scrutiny

As expected, Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm is nowhere near a done deal.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Companies, Nvidia, ARM Ltd, Business Finance, Acorn Computers, Fabless Semiconductor Companies, Arm Architecture, Semiconductor Device Fabrication

Peloton's Forking Over $100 Million to Ship Delayed Products by Air

Peloton may have experienced massive success during the pandemic, but its struggle to ship its Bikes and Treads on time is threatening to derail that. Customers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations about weeks and months-long delays, prompting Peloton to announce it’s ready to invest $100 million to…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Customers, Companies, Soulcycle, Peloton, Hospitality Recreation

Google Wants to Beat Apple at Its Own Game

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Google was “exploring an alternative” to to the anti-ad-tracking features that Apple will soon begin rolling out in iOS 14. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Companies, Computing, Apple Inc, Mobile App, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet

Wow, There Sure Is A Whole Lot Of Apple Car News Right Now

I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention — I won’t blame you for being too fatigued to care — but a whole lot of news dropped about the Apple Car over the past few days. And if you’ve already found whatever interest you had waning, buckle up, friend. The rumors are only going to flow faster and faster from here on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Steve Jobs, Companies, Macintosh, Computing, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Hyundai Motor Company, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Apple Electric Car Project

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

Comcast will hold off on charging its customers in the Northeast for going over their data caps until July 2021, Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro announced today. This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Companies, Broadband, Pennsylvania, Comcast, Telecommunications, Xfinity, Josh Shapiro, Information and Communications Technology, Data Transmission, Data Cap, Data Plan, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Criticism Of Comcast

Apple-Inspired Swiss Watch Now Includes a Mechanical Spinning Loading Wheel

As smartwatches continue to nibble away at the market share of traditional mechanical timepieces, Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie is sticking with the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach with the latest version of its Apple-inspired Swiss Alp Watch that now even includes a mechanical spinning loading icon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Watch, Companies, Smartwatches, Culture, Apple Watch, Apple Store, Wearable Devices, Apple Inc, H Moser Cie, Moser Cie, ALP, Vantablack, Technology_internet

Google Fined $3.8 Million in Settlement Over Alleged Hiring and Pay Discrimination

After a drawn-out battle, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has finally settled with Google, which will now pay out or set aside $3.8 million to remedy allegations it discriminated against over 5,000 woman and Asian engineers. Over $2.5 million of that will go directly to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Labor, Articles, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, Equal Pay For Equal Work, Business_finance, Law_crime

If Comcast Can Increase the Speed of Its Internet Plans, It Can Get Rid of Data Caps

Comcast is increasing the speed of its Internet Essentials package from 25/3 Mbps to 50/5 Mbps starting March 1, 2020 at no additional cost. The change is part of what the ISP says is a long-term commitment to digital equity, and that offering low-income households speeds above the FCC-defined minimum will help to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Labor, Companies, Broadband, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Social Issues, Xfinity, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Data Transmission, Data Cap, Technology_internet

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