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What Lionsgate’s Huge Deal with Spyglass Means for Tarantino, Scream, and Hellraiser Fans

The big Hollywood deals, they keep a-happening. Yesterday, we reported that independent film studio A24 was entertaining a possible sale. Now comes the news that Lionsgate has acquired a partial stake in Spyglass Media Group, a production company with a history dating back over twenty years. Deadline reports that Lionsgate “has acquired the vast majority of the Spyglass Media Group’s feature film library of approximately 200 titles and formed a strategic content partnership.” The deal will gi...
Tags: Movies, News


Amazon Quiz Answer and Win Fujitsu UH-X Laptop

Fujitsu Laptop Quiz- Amazon Quiz Answer – can win you Fujitsu UH-X Laptop. Winner announcement on 28th July 2021. Enter the lucky draw to win the prize by answering only one question correctly. Check winners in Amazon APP. Amazon Quiz Answer and Win Fujitsu UH-X Laptop Quiz Answers 1. When was year in which Fujitsu brand was established? Answer: 1935 2. Fujitsu is launching a convertible touchscreen product this Prime Day? Answer: True 3. In which of the following locat...
Tags: Google, Japan, India, Blogging, Tokyo, Fujitsu, Amazon Quiz, Amazon Quiz Answers, Amazon Quiz Contest, Amazon Quizzes, Fujitsu Laptop Quiz, Fujitsu UH-X Laptop, Fujitsu Laptop Quiz Amazon, Fujitsu UH X Laptop Winner, Amazon APP Amazon Quiz Answer


NASA: Moon 'Wobble' In Orbit May Lead To Record Flooding On Earth

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBS News: Every coast in the U.S. is facing rapidly increasing high tide floods. NASA says this is due to a "wobble" in the moon's orbit working in tandem with climate change-fueled rising sea levels. The new study from NASA and the University of Hawaii, published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, warns that upcoming changes in the moon's orbit could lead to record flooding on Earth in the next decade. Through mapping the National Oceanic and...
Tags: Cbs News, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Noaa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, University of Hawaii, Guam, Nature Climate Change


Chrome Will Soon Let You Turn On An HTTPS-First Mode

On Wednesday, Google announced it will soon offer an HTTPS-first option in Chrome, which will try to upgrade page loads to HTTPS. "If you flip this option on, the browser will also show a full-page warning when you try to load up a site that doesn't support HTTPS," adds The Verge. From the report: HTTPS is a more secure version of HTTP (yes, the "S" stands for "secure"), and many of the websites you visit every day likely already support it. Since HTTPS encrypts your traffic, it's a helpful priv...
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Facebook Engineer Abused Access To User Data To Track Woman That Left Him After a Fight, New Book Says

A Facebook engineer abused employee access to user data to track down a woman who had left him after they fought, a new book said. Business Insider reports: Between January 2014 and August 2015, the company fired 52 employees over exploiting user data for personal means, said an advance copy of "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination" that Insider obtained. The engineer, who is unnamed, tapped into the data to "confront" a woman with whom he had been vacationing in Europe after s...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Tech, Cecilia Kang, Sheera Frenkel


China Is Pulling Ahead In Global Quantum Race, New Studies Suggest

An anonymous reader writes: When a team of Chinese scientists beamed entangled photons from the nation's Micius satellite to conduct the world's first quantum-secured video call in 2017, experts declared that China had taken the lead in quantum communications. New research suggests that lead has extended to quantum computing as well. In three preprint papers posted on arXiv.org last month, physicists at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) reported critical advances in both q...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Quantum, John Martinis, Micius, University of Science and Technology of China USTC, Zuchongzhi


Now You Can Delete the Last 15 Minutes of Your Google Search History on iOS

In its never-ending quest to convince users that it has privacy top of mind, Google is rolling out a quick auto-delete control to scrub the last 15 minutes of your mobile search history. The feature is arriving on iOS devices first, with the option coming to Android devices later this year.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Ipad, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Gmail, Google Search, Software, Computing, Google Io, Alphabet Inc, Google Account, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Apple's Back to School Deals Now Live in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East

Apple today launched the third part of its annual Back to School promotion, with back to school deals now available in most countries in Europe, some countries in Asia, and the Middle East. Higher education students and educators can get a set of free AirPods with the purchase of select Macs and iPads, which is the same deal that went live in the United States and Canada in June and Australia and New Zealand in January. Qualifying devices include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, M...
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TSMC Looking Into Expanding Chip Manufacturing In US, Building Fab In Japan

phalse phace shares a report from Reuters: During an analyst call for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd's quarterly earnings, TSMC chairman Mark Liu signaled that they are looking into building new factories in the United States and Japan. "TSMC said it will expand production capacity in China and does not rule out the possibility of a 'second phase' expansion at its $12 billion factory in the U.S. state of Arizona." Furthermore, "the CEO on Thursday revealed TSMC is currently conducting...
Tags: Japan, China, US, Tech, United States, Arizona, TSMC, Reuters, Liu, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, Mark Liu


AppleTV+ is Getting Into Business With ‘The Big Short’ Director Adam McKay

The proliferation of streaming services has made it so that companies like Apple need to compete aggressively. Apple TV+ has already wooed some serious talent lining up the next Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon, as well as the next Joel Coen film, The Tragedy of Macbeth. Now it’s getting into the Adam McKay business, as well. Deadline is out with a new report that Apple has secured “a multi-year, first-look deal for scripted feature films” with McKay’s Hyperobject Industries....
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, News, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Idris Elba, Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Will Ferrell, Lakers, Martin Scorsese, Adam Mckay, Don


A New Tool Shows How Google Results Vary Around the World

Search Atlas makes it easy to see how Google offers different responses to the same query on versions of its search engine offered in different parts of the world. From a report: The research project reveals how Google's service can reflect or amplify cultural differences or government preferences -- such as whether Beijing's Tiananmen Square should be seen first as a sunny tourist attraction or the site of a lethal military crackdown on protesters. Divergent results like that show how the idea ...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Tech, Mit, Beijing, Carnegie Mellon University, Tiananmen Square, Ye, Rodrigo Ochigame, Katherine Ye, Ochigame


Google Maps suggests ‘potentially fatal’ routes up Ben Nevis, say mountain charities

Organisations in Scotland say they have tried to contact Google about the dangers but received no reply Scottish mountaineering charities have criticised Google for suggesting routes up Ben Nevis and other mountains they say are “potentially fatal” and direct people over a cliff.The John Muir Trust, which looks after the upper reaches of the UK’s highest mountain, said attempts to contact the company over the issue had been met with silence. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Scotland, UK News, Mountaineering, Walking, Google Maps, Ben Nevis, John Muir Trust


Metro adding bus service to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station, Hollywood Burbank Airport

LOS ANGLES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced changes to bus routes in the San Fernando Valley and the launch of Metro Micro on Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake as part of its NextGen Bus Plan to improve service. Starting Monday, Metro will have an additional branch of Line 236, called Line 235, on weekdays in Granada Hills, San Fernando and Sylmar to service Line 236’s former route north of Rinaldi Street along Balboa Boulevard, Foothill Boulevard and G...
Tags: Google, Transportation, News, California News, Sport, Soccer, Silver Lake, Glendale Community College, Metro, Highland Park, Burbank, Sun Valley, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Fernando Valley, Occidental College


Pilot Sues Delta For $1 Billion Claiming the Airline Stole Crew App

Delta Air Lines was sued for more than $1 billion by one of its own pilots, who claims he developed a text-messaging app for flight crews that the airline stole and used as the basis for its own app. Bloomberg reports: Captain Craig Alexander sued Atlanta-based Delta for trade-secrets theft in Georgia state court on Monday. He claims he spent $100,000 of his own money to develop his QrewLive app, which he pitched to the airline as a way to address crew communication snafus after disrupted flight...
Tags: Tech, CIO, Atlanta, Georgia, Bloomberg, Delta, Craig, Delta Air Lines, Alexander, Bastian, Morgan Durrant, Ed Bastian, Craig Alexander, Rahul Samant, Samant, Keenan Nix


Daily Crunch: Gap year student secures last open seat for Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 15, 2021. Good news from the TechCrunch front: The agenda is out for our big Disrupt conference coming this September. It’s going to be flat-out amazing, frankly, so take a peek. Also, the latest EC-1 just dropped. So if you want to get the inside scoop on CockroachDB, well, we have just the compendium for you. — Alex An...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Samsung, Tech, Mysql, Xiaomi, American Express, EC, Jeff Bezos, Amex, Cupertino, CVC, Alex, Blue Origin, Norwest


US Cracks Down On 'Fulfilled By Amazon,' Citing Sale of 400K Hazardous Items

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) yesterday filed a complaint against Amazon over the sale of hundreds of thousands of hazardous products, including carbon monoxide detectors that fail to detect carbon monoxide, hair dryers without required protection from shock and electrocution, and flammable sleepwear meant for children. The CPSC said it sued Amazon to "force [the] recall" of the dangerous products. While Amazon has halted ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Tech, FBA, US Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC, CPSC, Amazon FBA, Ars Amazon


Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors

Matt Stoller: Louis Rossmann is an important YouTube personality who talks about, among other things, the fact that big firms block their customers from repairing equipment so they can extract after-market profits with replacement parts. And he's very much noticed the Biden executive order, which calls for agencies to curtail this practice (as well as the FTC report on it). Rossmann did a series of videos on this order, one of which focused on the order calling for the Pentagon to stop contracti...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Pentagon, Biden, Ftc, Rossmann, Louis Rossmann, Matt Stoller, Elle Ekman


9 tech gifts perfect for college students setting up a home entertainment system in a dorm or apartment

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Roku Streambar is a soundbar and media player in one device. Roku Compact TVs, soundbars, and media players are perfect for college dorms and apartments. These space-saving home entertainment gift ideas can help students enjoy their downtime in between classes. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Though college dorm rooms and apartments tend to be on the small side, that doesn't mean students c...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gaming, TV, Audio, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Gifts, Home Theater, Nintendo, Roku, Lg


Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can't seem to quit its gravitational center. New York Times: The pandemic was supposed to lead to a great tech diaspora. Freed of their offices and after-work klatches, the Bay Area's tech workers were said to be roaming America, searching for a better life in cities like Miami and Austin, Texas -- where the weather is warmer, the homes are cheaper and state income taxes don't...
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'Space Jam: A New Legacy' stars LeBron James and the Looney Tunes in a new family adventure - you can watch the movie on HBO Max starting July 16

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" stars LeBron James and the Looney Tunes. Warner Bros. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" will premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on July 16. NBA icon LeBron James and the Looney Tunes star in this sequel to the 1997 family film. You need the ad-free HBO Max plan ($15/month) to stream new theatrical releases like "Space Jam 2." Max (ad-free) (small) Nearly 25 years after the original "...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Nba, Streaming, Suicide Squad, Newark, Lebron James, Warner, Warner Bros, WNBA, James


How to scan a QR code on your phone or computer

A man scans QR Code in a magazine. wundervisuals/Getty Images You can scan a QR code using the camera on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Scanning QR codes lets you easily access websites, restaurant menus, videos, and more. Most smartphones have QR scanners built-in, but you'll have to download third-party apps to do it on your Mac or PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're vigilant, you can find QR codes everywhere. These black-and-white sq...
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How we got 75% more e-commerce orders in a single A/B test for this major brand

Jasper Kuria Contributor Share on Twitter Jasper Kuria is the managing partner of CRO consultancy The Conversion Wizards and is the founder of Capital & Growth, an e-commerce education site. More posts by this contributor Pioneer Square Labs’ Greg Gottesman on the studio model for high growth startups Gil Penchina on angel investing, market timing, and his ambivalence to venture capital The Conv...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Tech, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Retailers, Shopify, Gil Penchina, Greg Gottesman, Pioneer Square Labs, Conversion Wizards


The new Anthony Bourdain documentary ‘Roadrunner’ leans partly on deepfaked audio

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor US lawmakers want to restrict police use of ‘Stingray’ cell tower simulators On July 16th, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain will open in US theatres. Like many documentaries, the film pieces together archival footage, including interviews and show outtakes, to attempt to tell the story of its subject in their own words...
Tags: Column, US, Tech, Anthony Bourdain, Engadget, Tony, Neville, Bourdain, RoadRunner, Morgan Neville, Tceng, Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic, Anthony Bourdain documentary, GQ Neville


Winner who paid $30m for space flight with Bezos won’t go due to ‘scheduling conflicts’

Anonymous person will be replaced by 18-year-old recent high school graduate on New Shepard spacecraftThe anonymous winner of a ticket to join billionaire Jeff Bezos in space next week will no longer board the New Shepard spacecraft due to “scheduling conflicts”, Bezos’s Blue Origin company announced on Thursday.The winner, who paid $29.7m to join one of the world’s richest men in space, will instead be replaced by Oliver Daemen, a recent high school graduate. The 18-year-old took a gap year in ...
Tags: Space, Technology, US news, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, New Shepard, University of Utrecht, Oliver Daemen


Unicode's New Emoji Finalists, Ranked

A new cast of draft emojis stands for final approval by the Unicode Consortium Emoji Subcommittee, the America’s Next Top Model panel of emoji judgment. If you, an emoji, think you’re going to cruise to the top on a nice smile and a dance move, think again. For you who dare approach the world stage, the Consortium…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, America, Internet Slang, Computing, Emoji, Unicode, Simpson, Freddy Krueger, Gumby, Online Chat, Unicode Consortium Emoji Subcommittee, Encodings, Pictograms, Japanese Writing System


‘Schmigadoon!’ Creator Shoots for the ‘Highest Form of Parody’ With Apple TV Plus Musical Series

“Schmigadoon!” creator Cinco Paul may have based the premise of his six-episode Apple TV Plus comedic musical on “Brigadoon” (and parodied the title, too), but he hadn’t actually seen the Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner play, nor the 1954 film, when doing so. His love of musicals in general inspired the series. And as […]
Tags: Apple, News, Features, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Cinco Paul, Apple TV Plus, Schmigadoon


Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with a VC. With all that in mind, we’re introducing a special summer edition of Extra Crunch Live that’s all pitch-off, all the time. On July 21 and July 28, Extra Crunch Live will featu...
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Xiaomi Surpasses Apple to Become Number Two Worldwide Smartphone Vendor in Q2 2021

Apple was the number three worldwide smartphone vendor in the second quarter of 2021, according to smartphone shipment estimates shared today by Canalys. Apple's iPhone sales were surpassed by smartphone sales from Samsung and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, with Xiaomi surpassing Apple and taking the number two spot for the first time. Samsung was the most popular smartphone vendor with 19 percent market share and 15 percent growth, while Xiaomi earned 17 percent market share thanks to an ...
Tags: Apple, Africa, Global, Samsung, Xiaomi, Latin America, Vivo, Oppo, Canalys, Canalys Apple, Western Europe Xiaomi, Samsung Canalys, Xiaomi Surpasses Apple


IBM launches new machine-learning pipeline starter kits for overworked devs

IBM today announced a new machine-learning, end-to-end pipeline starter kit for its Cloud Native Toolkit. The big idea here is that wrangling the myriad open-source and enterprise ML and AI platforms and solutions into production can be a challenging prospect. Per IBM‘s developer blog: Moving an application from a Jupyter notebook to a production environment requires numerous components to work together. These components cover a wide range of tasks that developers and administrators have to mana...
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EXp, Kind Lending team up to launch new mortgage platform

The new platform is called SUCCESS Lending and will offer loans to consumers working with eXp Realty agents.
Tags: Technology, California, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, Grant Cardone, EXP, Brokerage, News Brief, Exp Realty, Showcase Idx, VirBELA, Glenn Sanford, Glenn Stearns, Kind Lending, Success Lending



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