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Knights of Sidonia Animated Feature Film Headed to Theaters

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie was a huge box office hit for the entertainment company and streaming service Funimation. Riding high on the success of that, the company is set to release another animated film, Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars, based on the manga from Tsutomu Nihei.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Animation, Funimation, Sidonia, Mitchel Berger, Nagate Tanikaze, Polygon Pictures, Seinen Manga, Tsutomu Nihei, Sadayuki Murai, Entertainment Culture, Artificial Intelligence In Fiction, Mecha Anime And Manga, Knights Of Sidonia, Tetsuya Yamada


Google and Facebook Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated Before Office Reopening

At the start of the pandemic, Big Tech led the way in embracing remote work. Now, it’s also serving as a bellwether of how companies are planning to safely return to the office. But it doesn’t look like everyone is on the same page. While Google and Facebook announced today they will require all staffers to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Companies, Chrome Os, Tim Cook, Computing, Vaccination, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc


TSMC Will Start Making 2nm Chips As Intel Tries to Catch Up

Just a day after Intel announced big plans to help the company regain its authority in chip production, Taiwan has now given the greenlight to TSMC to begin construction on the company’s most sophisticated chip plant yet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Intel, Taiwan, Companies, TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Business Finance, Industry Economics, Technology Internet, Semiconductor Device Fabrication, Semiconductor Fabrication Plant, 2 Nm Process, 3 Nm Process, Lin Chuan Neng


Here’s Our First Look at the Biden Bot in Disney's Hall of Presidents

Florida might be at the epicenter of a shocking spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, but that isn’t stopping the state’s iconic Walt Disney World theme park from chugging along with business as usual. That also means that the company’s been gearing up to debut the latest addition to its Hall of Presidents: an…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Entertainment, Disney, Joe Biden, Companies, Walt Disney World, Trump, Animatronics, Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company, Liberty Square, The Hall of Presidents, Entertainment Culture, Biden Bot


Apple Reportedly Pushing Back Return to Office Plans Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

Apple has been a bit more aggressive than most of the tech giants when it comes to returning to the office. However, due to yet another rise in covid-19 cases throughout the U.S., it appears Apple is pushing back the start of its return-to-office timeline by at least a month.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Computing, Apple Store, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Peloton Is Getting Into Gaming

Peloton’s been busy these past few months, releasing new features at a steady clip. The latest? A fitness video game beta called Lanebreak that marks the company’s first foray into gaming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Nintendo, Oculus, Treadmills, Peloton, Cody Rigsby, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation, Sam Yo, David Packles, Race Stage


GOP Cyber Committee Member Dumped Microsoft Stock Not Long Before the Pentagon Nixed JEDI Deal

A freshman Congressman close to the Pentagon’s now-defunct $10 billion cloud computing deal with Microsoft apparently dumped stock in the company shortly before the contentious contract went belly up weeks ago. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Companies, Computing, Pentagon, Msft, Fallon, Business Finance, Pat Fallon, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, Computer Companies, GOP Cyber Committee Member Dumped Microsoft


Casio Is Re-issuing the Futuristic Digital Watch Ripley Wore In Alien

When people think of iconic timepieces used as movie props, the Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000 worn by Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in James Cameron’s Aliens always comes to mind. But the character wore another vintage timepiece in Ridley Scott’s original Alien too, which Casio is now re-issuing just like Seiko did.Read more...
Tags: Tools, Science, Companies, Watches, Clocks, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Luxury Brands, Casio, Seiko, Chronograph, Ellen Ripley, Stopwatch, Timers, Seiko Giugiaro


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


Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Brought By 36 States and Washington, D.C.

Google’s Android app store is the subject of an antitrust lawsuit brought by 36 states and Washington, D.C. on Wednesday — the latest installment in the ongoing showdown between tech giants and the regulators that seek to bring them to heel.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Spotify, New York, Science, Technology, Colorado, Washington, Companies, Netflix, Tennessee, Arizona, Computing, Nebraska, App Store


Fast & Furious Will Be Exclusive to Peacock

A new licensing agreement will see Universal Pictures films headed exclusively to NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, no later than four months after their cinematic debut — a major win for the platform as it attempts to lure in new cinephile subscribers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Companies, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Dreamworks, Universal Pictures, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, Peacock, E Commerce, WWE Network, Business Finance, Fast Furious, Matt Strauss, Puss In Boots, Entertainment Culture


FTC Charges Broadcom With Illegal Monopolization of the Chip Industry

The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against Broadcom over allegations that the chip maker monopolized the market for semiconductor components, the agency announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Friday, Broadcom, Federal Trade Commission, Electronics Industry, Business Finance, Broadcom Inc, Fabless Semiconductor Companies, Industry Economics, Holly Vedova, FTC Charges Broadcom


We Now Know How Exxon Secretly Fights Crackdowns on Plastic Pollution

A senior Exxon lobbyist was caught on tape admitting that the company has been running a behind-the-scenes campaign to combat regulation on plastics and PFAS, a video released Thursday shows. The tape is the second installment of an undercover investigation conducted by Unearthed, the investigative arm of Greenpeace…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, ExxonMobil, Companies, Standard Oil, Plastic, Recycling, Greenpeace, Exxon, American Petroleum Institute, Rockefeller Family, Climate Change Denial, Judith Enck, Enck, ExxonMobil Chemical


Exxon Lobbyist Issues Apology on LinkedIn as Company Goes Into Damage Control

On Wednesday, the UK’s Channel 4 aired explosive videos gathered by Greenpeace that showed Exxon lobbyists detailing how the company fights against climate action in Washington, DC, including the fact that they have joined groups pushing climate denial and lobbied against Joe Biden’s once-climate-focused…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Environment, Articles, ExxonMobil, Joe Biden, Companies, Washington Dc, Channel 4, Greenpeace, Donald Trump, Exxon, Natural Environment, Climate Change Denial, Darren Woods, Ben de Pear


Little Tikes Is Roasting Parents With a 'Peloton' for Kids

Kids like to feel like grown-ups and in the pandemic, the grown-ups were all pedaling away on their Pelotons. So of course, now Little Tikes has made a Peloton-like stationary bike for kids called... Pelican.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Companies, Pelican, Dino, KIDZ, Fisher Price, Peloton, Little Tikes, Cody Rigsby, Tikes, Hospitality Recreation, Musical Groups, Toy Wagon, Think Learn


The Nikon Z FC Is a Slick Mirrorless Cam With a Stylish Retro Design

Just because a camera has a bunch of fancy new-age tech doesn’t mean it has to look that way, so today Nikon is announcing its latest retro-inspired mirrorless camera in the $960 Z FC. Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Cameras, Nikon, Lenses, Kit Lens, Nikon F Mount, Live Preview Digital Cameras, Lens Mounts, Nikon D3100


RIP Pepper the Robot (2014-2020)

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank halted production of Pepper the robot in August of 2020, according to a new report from Reuters. And it seems unlikely that new ones will ever roll off the manufacturing line.Read more...
Tags: Science, Angela Merkel, Softbank, Companies, Pepper, Francois Hollande, Robotics, Robot, Foxconn, Aldebaran, Reuters, Black Pepper, Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group, Mr President, Humanoid Robot


Here's What's in the Six Antitrust Bills That Could Finally Break Up Big Tech

After two years of investigations and a 30-hour debating session on the House floor, the US House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to pass a sweeping six-bill package collectively meant to reign in Big Tech’s massive market power. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, US, Companies, Netflix, House, Computing, App Store, Hakeem Jeffries, United Airlines, Expedia


Verizon Would Like to Sell You an Alexa-Powered Smart Display

Verizon is looking to sell you a smart display, perhaps to finally launch its BlueJeans video conferencing service.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Science, Companies, Verizon Wireless, Telecommunications, Verizon Communications, Alexa, Web Conferencing, BlueJeans, Microsoft Kin, Alexa Custom, Videotelephony, Technology Internet


California App Maker Turns Overseas Gig Workers Into Intelligence-Gathering Military Assets

A San Francisco tech company paid millions by the U.S. military has turned an army of overseas cellphone users into a sweeping open-source intelligence network, gleaning data from cell towers and wifi hotspots in countries long engulfed by armed conflict with American forces and allies.Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, Technology, Employment, San Francisco, Economy, Companies, Central Intelligence Agency, Wall Street Journal, Gig, Maury Blackman, Gig Worker, Technology Internet, War Conflict, Premise Data Corp


Rio Tinto Allegedly Threw Ancient Aboriginal Artifacts in the Trash

An Aboriginal group is accusing an Australian mining giant of destroying priceless historical materials and keeping their destruction secret for decades, claiming that some artifacts were quite literally thrown into the trash.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Companies, Mining, Rio Tinto, Sam Walsh, Duncan Wright, Juukan Gorge, Industry Economics, Australian Aboriginal Sacred Site, Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation


Optimum's Reason for Slashing Upload Speeds Doesn't Make Any Sense

Starting July 12, Altice will reduce upload speeds on all its Optimum Online cable internet plans. While there’s no indication thus far that will impact prices, some plans will see upload speeds cut by as much as 86%. At a time when people are still working and learning remotely, you’d think Altice would have a good…Read more...
Tags: Science, Net, Companies, Broadband, Telecommunications, Optimum, Altice, Altice USA, Technology Internet, Fiber To The Premises




Big Tech CEOs Apparently Not Loving New Bills Seeking to Trust Bust Big Tech

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced legislation aimed at reigning in the powers of big tech companies last Friday, and... hang on... I’m getting word that the CEOs of those companies think that antitrust bills are actually a bad thing? And that their companies should just be left alone, with their…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Companies, Software, House Of Representatives, Tim Cook, Computing, Nancy Pelosi, Apple Inc, David Cicilline


Google Is Exploring Post-Pandemic Remote Work Options For Employees

Google unveiled a new tool on Tuesday that will allow its employees to make specific requests about where they go to work — specifically, which of the company’s regional offices they work from, or whether they’re fully remote.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting, Social Information Processing, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet


Here's Who Funds the Tech Think Tanks Asking Congress to Reconsider This Whole Antitrust Thing

A coalition of thirteen different think tanks and advocacy groups penned an to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Monday warning lawmakers about two major antitrust bills that lawmakers are set to vote on later this week. Instead of wrangling Big Tech, the letter says, these bills would “dramatically…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Science, Microsoft, Etsy, Congress, Companies, Computing, Airbnb, The New York Times, World Wide Web, Koch, Pramila Jayapal


Buying a Car Improved My Life. It Shouldn't Have.

Before October 2020, I’d never owned a car, which I’d considered a point of pride. I live in Baltimore, which isn’t the country’s most walkable city—WalkScore gives it a 65%—but I got by.Read more...
Tags: Science, Craigslist, Environment, Companies, Transport, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Baltimore, Public Transport, Ford Motor Company, H Mart


Disney+ Original Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire Series Will Debut in 2022

Creators from the African continent will put their artistic vision on display in the new ten-part film series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Disney, Companies, Animation, Disney Channel, Spider Man, The Walt Disney Company, Terence Neale, Peter Ramsey, Tshepo, Entertainment Culture, Anthony Silverston, Malcolm Wope, Terence Maluleke, Isaac Mogajane


Apple Testing Secret Health Care Program with Doctors at Apple-Owned Clinics: Report

Apple has been quietly testing a program that would allow the tech company to provide primary health care service to patients with doctors employed by Apple at clinics also owned by Apple, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The ambitious project, code-named Casper, was reportedly conceived in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Health, Science, Siri, Companies, Computing, Apple Watch, Casper, Apple Store, Stanford University, Jeff Williams, Apple Inc, Apple Electric Car Project, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma


Peloton Bike+ Was Vulnerable to Remote Hacking, Researchers Find

Following news that Peloton’s API exposed private user account data, McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team says the Bike+ had a dangerous flaw that could enable hackers to invisibly and remotely gain control of bikes. Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, California, Companies, Netflix, McAfee, Peloton, Advanced Threat Research, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation



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