Is It Time for Baseball to Adopt Robot Umpires?

The case for robot umpires in baseball got some new interest this week — especially for Silicon Valley's baseball fans. As America settled in to watch the final inning of this year's National League Division Series, the Washington Post reports that (human) viewers saw a (human) umpire "call a third strike on a checked swing by San Francisco Giants infielder Wilmer Flores...ending the night, and season, of MLB's best team of 2021." (Though instead of swinging "Flores clearly appeared to hold up."...
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Ransomware Summit Eyes Tighter Global Scrutiny for Crypto

Officials from 32 countries "recognize that ransomware is an escalating global security threat with serious economic and security consequences," according to a statement issued Thursday: From malign operations against local health providers that endanger patient care, to those directed at businesses that limit their ability to provide fuel, groceries, or other goods to the public, ransomware poses a significant risk to critical infrastructure, essential services, public safety, consumer protec...
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Loki's Nexus Ties Venom To Spider-Man: No Way Home - Theory Explained

  WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Venom: Let There Be Carnage!The post-credits scene for Venom: Let There Be Carnage transported the tongue-slavering symbiote into the MCU and set up a potential role in Spider-Man: No Way Home - and it could be through the "Nexus" events introduced in Loki. There's long been intense interest in the idea of Tom Hardy's Venom and Tom Holland's Spider-Man coming head-to-head. Now, finally, those hopes and dreams look set to become a reality.Marvel movi...
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Iron Man Designed The Rescue Armor With A Huge Difference in Comics

In Avengers: Endgame, the sight of Pepper Potts flying into battle while wearing her very own Iron Man suit drew massive applause from audiences - but many did not yet realize the massive changes Marvel made to the armor from the comics. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has certainly seen many changes from the source material over the years (the most recent is Shang-Chi's Mandarin to the character Wenwu in the film), and some are more drastic than others. But in the original comics, the suit - dub...
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DC's Titans Season 4 Officially Announced By HBO Max

DC's Titans season 4 is officially announced, with the renewal confirmed during this year's DC FanDome event. The show originally premiered in 2018 as a darker, grittier take on DC's popular Teen Titans team, introducing core members like Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Kory Anders aka Starfire (Anna Diop), Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Rachel Roth aka Raven (Teagan Croft). In the seasons since, Titans has added Superboy (Joshua Orpin), Donna Troy (Conor Leslie) and Jason Todd (Cur...
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The Flash: Full Look At Ezra Miller’s Costume

The first full look at Ezra Miller's costume in The Flash has been revealed. Miller reprises the role of Barry Allen/The Flash in the first live-action standalone film for the character. Miller first appeared as The Flash in a brief tease in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, then made his full debut in Zack Snyder's Justice League, introducing him into the DCEU proper. He also had a blink-and-miss-it cameo in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. The actor also appeared in costume for an episode of CW'...
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OpenBSD 7.0 Released

Long-time Slashdot reader ArchieBunker writes: Everyone's favorite security focused operating system OpenBSD released version 7.0 Thursday. In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, support for RISC-V processors has been added. It's 26 years old, and still chugging along. One interesting feature highlighted by Phoronix: Improving the ARM64 platform support with improved drivers for the Apple Silicon / Apple M1 but still not considered ready yet for end-users. OpenBSD 7...
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Minecraft's The Wild Update Introduces Frogs & Mangrove Trees

An upcoming Minecraft update, called The Wild Update, has been announced and will launch in 2022. The hugely successful survival sandbox game places players in massive randomly-generated worlds and tasks them with gathering resources to survive. Continued updates have helped enhance Minecraft's world generation over time, with the upcoming Cave & Cliffs Update Part 2 changing biomes so that they generate more realistically. The latest update for Minecraft, Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1, introdu...
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Adam Warlock vs Captain Marvel: Who Is Stronger?

Which MCU character would win in a fight, Captain Marvel or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3's Adam Warlock? The Marvel Cinematic Universe's "most powerful" debate has raged among fans since Phase 2 rapidly began broadening the franchise's roster of super-powered characters. Though there's no firm consensus on which hero currently holds that title, the most common picks are Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch (especially after her WandaVision boost), and Brie Larson's Captain Marvel, though that may ...
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How Star Wars LEGO Special Pokes Fun At Kylo Ren’s Need For Wearing A Mask

LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, the latest comedic holiday-themed Star Wars television special, is the latest official property to poke fun at Kylo Ren’s mask. Kylo Ren, formerly Ben Solo, is one of the main antagonists of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, despite often being the subject of mockery both in-universe and in the real world. Like Darth Vader, Kylo Ren is a powerful dark side user who wears a menacing armored mask. Though Vader wore his mask as part of a cybernetic survival suit, Kylo...
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How Squid Game Stays A Secret Despite So Many People Going Missing

Netflix's Korean survival drama Squid Game has captured the imagination of a global audience, but how exactly does the game stay a secret despite so many people going missing? The Netflix smash hit establishes that a group of wealthy individuals recruit competitors with massive debts to vie for Squid Game's 45.6 billion Won prize, and it follows 456 of these competitors as they engage in the titular games. The premise of the game - and the show - is that 455 participants will die during the gam...
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Why You Season 3 Needed To Kill [SPOILER]

Warning: This post contains major spoilers for You Season 3.The explosive ending of You season 3 sees Penn Badgley's Joe once more free of his crimes - despite an increasingly heinous rap sheet - but with his soul mate Love (Victoria Pedretti) killed off after turning on him. It's a shocking turn of events that splits up the couple after some of the best drama of the season saw them negotiating the "safety" of married, suburban life as well as their dark impulses. But removing Joe's wife (and s...
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Michael Keaton's Batman Returns To The Batcave In The Flash Movie Image

DC's The Flash movie trailer reveals Michael Keaton's Batman return, with the actor donning the Batsuit again in the upcoming movie. Ezra Miller will lead The Flash film as Barry Allen, reprising his DC Extended Universe role in his first solo movie. However, he'll be joined by other DC heroes in The Flash movie including Keaton's Batman from Tim Burton's 80s & 90s movies, Ben Affleck's DCEU Batman and new-to-the-universe Sasha Calle as Supergirl. IT helmer Andy Muschietti directs The Flash fro...
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Superman Officially Gets New Motto, Drops 'The American Way'

On Friday, it was revealed Superman is getting a brand-new catchphrase, as the iconic DC Comics hero will fight for  “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow." At DC FanDome, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee revealed the Man of Steel will officially be dropping the "American Way" from his motto and instead, which will be replaced by the phrase "a Better Tomorrow." The new catchphrase better embodies the hero's ultimate mission of making the world a better place. Superman is one of ...
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All-Remote GitLab Valued at $15B in NASDAQ's First-Ever Livestreamed IPO Day

"Long before the pandemic, software business GitLab operated fully remotely, building its developer tools without any physical office..." remembers Forbes. "The company went public on Thursday on Nasdaq under the ticker 'GTLB.' Priced at $77, shares of GitLab closed their first day of trading at $103.89, up 35%, giving GitLab a market cap of nearly $15 billion." In an interview, CEO Sid Sijbrandij (pronounced "see brandy") said that going public would help GitLab to remain a well-resourced, l...
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Far Cry 6 Ending Fixes Far Cry 3's Biggest Mistake

[Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Far Cry 6.]While Far Cry 6 has issues of its own, a narrative choice made for its ending could fix Far Cry 3’s biggest mistake. Far Cry 3's campaign follows protagonist Jason Brody attempting to save his friends on the Rook Islands. Players soon meet a twisted, charismatic villain named Vaas Montenegro, whose "definition of insanity" monologue has continuously appeared throughout the franchise. However, Vaas seemingly dies approximately halfway thro...
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Peacemaker Trailer Breakdown: Every Reveal & Easter Egg

HBO Max's Peacemaker trailer was revealed at DC FanDome - and here's a full breakdown of everything revealed. Played by John Cena, Peacemaker made his DCEU debut in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. Although Peacemaker considers himself a superhero, he still wound up in Belle Reve - presumably for killing the wrong people. Amanda Waller will have been delighted to get her hands on Peacemaker, because she could be confident he'd obey orders - especially if he felt those orders protected America's ...
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A Miniseries Is The Best Way To Finish Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel Story

It’s looking less and less likely that Ridley Scott will helm another Alien prequel, but fortunately, Alien: Covenant could still receive a follow-up in the form of a limited series. Despite starting strong, the Alien franchise has struggled to find its feet with critics over the last few decades. The original Alien, a brutal and brilliant “haunted house in space” sci-fi horror, and its more action-forward sequel Aliens are beloved by viewers and critics alike, often still held up as classics o...
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Blue Beetle Movie Concept Art Reveals First Look At DC Hero’s Costume

New concept art for the Blue Beetle movie shows off the DC hero's costume. Blue Beetle is a character that originated in Charlton Comics, later making the jump over to DC Comics during Crisis on Infinite Earths. The superhero gets his powers from an ancient mystical scarab that grants the user the Blue Beetle armor and has a number of superhero features. Jaime Reyes is the most recent Blue Beetle, a Latinx teenager who discovers the scarab in a vacant lot and uses the armor to fight crime in hi...
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American Bumblebees Have Disappeared From 8 States and Could Face Extinction

Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace quotes USA Today: The dwindling populations of the American bumblebee and their complete disappearance from eight states has led to a call for the bee to be placed under the Endangered Species Act before they face extinction. Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Oregon each have zero or close to zero American bumblebees left, according to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and Bombus Pollinators As...
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Former 'Donkey Kong' Record Holder Billy Mitchell May Now Sue Twin Galaxies

"Billy Mitchell always has a plan," said Billy Mitchell in the 2007 documentary about Donkey Kong high scores, The King of Kong. And he tweeted the phrase again Wednesday. GameSpot explains why. "Billy Mitchell, the professional gamer and hot sauce purveyor who rose to fame for setting several retro video game high scores, is preparing for a return to court." As reported by Axios, the U.S. appeals court gave Mitchell permission to proceed with his defamation suit against Twin Galaxies, the o...
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Apple activist reportedly fired after deleting files on work device

An Apple program manager who posted anonymous tales of discrimination suffered by co-workers at the tech giant has been canned,...
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Nervos launches cross-chain bridge to connect Ethereum and Cardano

  A new cross-chain bridge is currently connected to Ethereum through a cross-chain bridge, with Cardano and other public chains to come in the future. Nervos today announced that the Force Bridge is now live on the mainnet. The Nervos Network is a collection of protocols and public blockchain ecosystem aiming to solve the various challenges facing blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum today. The Force Bridge is currently connected to Ethereum through a cross-chain bridge and will ...
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The Ghostbusters Crossing Streams Created Their Franchise's Multiverse

IDW's Ghostbusters comic revealed that their defeat of Gozer in the first film created the franchise's multiverse of film and TV adaptations. In Ghostbusters 101 #1, the Ghostbusters learn of the dimension protected by the 2016 reboot's female Ghostbusters, whose world is beginning to overlap with their own. As both Ghostbusters teams wonder how this can be, Ray and Egon believe they have an answer.What began as a simple paranormal investigation and elimination business has expanded beyond what...
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Fortnitemares 2021 Guide (Schedule, Skins, Weapons, & Rewards)

The annual Halloween event in Fortnite's, Fortnightmares, is well underway in the popular battle royale, and players can continue to earn unique rewards until Nov. 2. Fortnitemares is full of Halloween-themed maps, games, and other experiences that were created by the community during the Fortnitemares Callout event. Players can access the community-created experiences featured in the Fortnitemares section of the menus.Throughout the rest of October, Fornitemares cards will reveal iconic monste...
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Turn On Enhanced & Spotify Will Improve Your Boring Playlists For You

One of Spotify's latest recommendation tricks is Enhanced, a feature that scans a user's playlist and automatically adds songs that fit with the current theme and style. The music streaming service already has a few neat tricks that make the discovery of new music easier. For example, the radio feature plays hours of music based on one song (artist or playlist) that a user currently enjoys listening to.The Discovery Weekly playlist, on the other hand, is a weekly compilation of 30 news songs th...
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Midnight Mass Hid A Twist With Erin’s Baby - Theory Explained

Erin Greene's baby appears to meet a tragic end in Netflix's Midnight Mass, but the show could be hiding a twist in its vampire lore. Midnight Mass puts a new spin on vampire stories. In the show, a charismatic young priest named Father Paul (Hamish Linklater) arrives on Crockett Island and immediately makes things terrible. In reality, Father Paul is secretly Crockett Island's former spiritual leader, Monsignor Pruitt, and ingesting blood from a vampire restored his youth. Pruitt brought the v...
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Hailee Steinfeld Says Playing Emily Dickinson Prepared Her For Hawkeye's Kate Bishop

If you haven't been keeping up with your Apple TV+ shows — and sadly, not enough viewers have — you may not have seen Hailee Steinfeld in "Dickinson." However, if you're a Marvelite — as many moviegoers and Disney+ subscribers are — you're surely aware that she will be playing the self-styled "world's greatest archer," Kate Bishop, in the upcoming "Hawkeye" streaming series."Hawkeye" is one of those Disney+ shows that we told you to keep on your radar for later this year, along with the Peter Ja...
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Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom First Look Takes Us Back Under The Sea

Get ready to swim to the Lost Kingdom with Aquaman! Jason Momoa is back as the title character in DC's superhero sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom." Amid all the news coming out of DC FanDome this weekend, we got a first look at the new Aquaman movie, and it's here for your viewing pleasure.No longer just a "Seinfeld" or "Entourage" punchline, Aquaman became the hero of the highest-grossing DC movie worldwide after his first film landed in December 2018. By the time "Aquaman and the Lost Kin...
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Study Discovers Workers Maintained the Same Productivity With Shorter Work Weeks

Bloomberg reports: Even as the Covid-19 pandemic forced companies around the world to reimagine the workplace, researchers in Iceland were already conducting two trials of a shorter work week that involved about 2,500 workers — more than 1% of the country's working population. They found that the experiment was an "overwhelming success" — workers were able to work less, get paid the same, while maintaining productivity and improving personal well-being. The Iceland research has been one of th...
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