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10 things in tech you need to know today

SOPA Images / Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. LinkedIn is shutting down its Chinese site. The company is sunsetting its local site after drawing criticism for censoring profiles with content considered offensive to the country's government. It will be replaced by InJobs, a job application site...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Microsoft, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, House, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner


‘This comforter of blue’: how Shatner’s blast into space became an ode to Earth

Captain Kirk’s profound reflection on our home planet was an ironic outcome for a trip that was meant to boost space travelThere’s nothing like a vacation to make you appreciate home.That seemed to be the sentiment behind William Shatner’s words as he returned from a brief journey to space on Wednesday. In remarks filmed after he landed, the actor described having had “the most profound experience I can imagine”. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Technology, US news, Earth, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Kirk, Shatner


10 things in tech you need to know today

DoorDash Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. DoorDash scrapped a pilot program to deliver free rape kits to college students. The company was running the program delivering at-home rape kits - but top executives didn't know about it. Once they discovered it, the program was immediately suspended. Here's ho...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Miami, SEC, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Suarez, Elizabeth Holmes


10 Things in Politics: Hunter Biden's art raises ethical questions

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Hunter Biden isn't Trump, but what he's up to deserves your attention - even if you hate Fox NewsRepublicans are bracing for an awkward Trump speech at a big donor eventDemocrats are already floating another massive spending billWith Phil Ro...
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Captain Kirk Safely Goes To Space and Back

New submitter pele writes: Captain Kirk alias William Shatner has just safely completed his first trip to space and back, and in the process has become the oldest person ever to have been to space. More news and coverage at BBC and Evening Standard. Blue Origin took the 90-year-old just about 60 miles (100km) above the Earth's surface where those aboard got to experience a short period of weightlessness. The trip only lasted about 10 minutes. "Everybody in the world needs to do this," the Cana...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Bbc, William Shatner, Bezos, Kirk


William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk


William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk


10 things in tech you need to know today

Blue Origin Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Blue Origin is sending William Shatner to space today. Barring any further delays, the 90-year-old actor will head to the edge of space on Blue Origin's second civilian flight. You can watch his 11-minute journey, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET, here.2. A former Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Tim Cook, William Shatner, Nlrb, Blue Origin


Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects

Critics see the ‘awful business’ of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration valueAs Star Trek’s iconic Captain James T Kirk, he voyaged the universe for the good of humanity. The nonagenarian actor William Shatner’s brief, real-life thrill ride off the planet today, however, is much less about advancing the species as promoting the fortunes of Blue Origin, the private space company owned by the Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos that’s taking him there.Booking arguably the most...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James T Kirk


William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Famed Star Trek actor, 90, set for real-life leap into the starsAmazon owner Bezos bids to dominate space tourism industryWilliam Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry.The successful completion of the 11-minute flight alongside three civilian crew mates, with lif...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Shatner, Van Horn Texas


Star Trek's William Shatner On His Plan To Boldly Go Into Space

In an interview with Gayle King on "CBS Mornings," Star Trek's William Shatner talks about his plan to boldly go into space, becoming the oldest person to do so. He's planning to launch to the final frontier on Wednesday, courtesy of Jeff Bezos and his rocket company Blue Origin. CBS News reports: Shatner joked that he'll be able to brag about the age record. But he said his actual motivation was "to have the vision. I want to see space. I want to see the Earth. I want to see what we need to do ...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Cnn, Cbs, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Funk, John Glenn, Gayle King, Shatner, Blue Origin CBS News


10 things in tech you need to know today

Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook will 'nudge' teens from harmful content, company executive Nick Clegg said. The company is also set to tell teens to 'take a break' from Instagram, following scrutiny of its platforms. More on the changes here.2. Blue Origin is send...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Eu, Nick Clegg, Mozilla, North Carolina, William Shatner, Elizabeth Holmes


Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman


Star Trek Finished The One Mission Captain Kirk Never Did

Warning: SPOILER for Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2, Episode 9 - "weJ Duj (Three Ships)". Captain Kirk's infamous opening scene in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is parodied by Star Trek: Lower Decks with Ensign D'Vana Tendi and Dr. T'Ana potentially finishing the one mission Kirk never did. In Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2, episode 9, "weJ Duj (Three Ships)," the Lower Deckers aboard the USS Cerritos pair up with a "bridge buddy" for some rest and recreation during a long-haul warp flight...
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10 Things in Politics: Big Tech's private partnerships with ICE

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have taken advantage of a commonly used but little-known tool to quietly enter dozens of contracts with ICE and CBPThe Facebook whistleblower is set to testify before CongressThese 37 millennials are the new Supreme Cou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, Joe Biden, Fbi


William Shatner confirms he will go into space on Blue Origin rocket

90-year-old actor who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek will become the oldest person to reach spaceWilliam Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, has confirmed that he will go to space this month at the age of 90, thereby becoming the oldest person ever to escape the confines of Earth.Shatner will take a seat on Blue Origin’s second launch from west Texas on 12 October, the space flight company owned by Jeff Bezos said. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Kirk, James T Kirk, West Texas, Shatner


Coffee and Provocation

The Death of a Much-Loved Dog Eloquence and deep love in this piece from Hatch by Tom Davis. "I see her, still, and hope to, always." Danger Chickens Cassowaries, the most dangerous bird in the world, were raised by humans 18,000 years ago. The trick:  getting the birds to imprint on their owners at the moment of hatching. Continuous Sidewalks are Safer Streets for All Instead of sidewalks ending at the curb and picking up on the other side of the street, many sidewalks in Dutch citie...
Tags: Apple, Pets, Eu, Norway, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Richard Wright, Great Britain, Shatner, Tom Davis, PBurns, Wally Funk, Fjord Powered Electricity


Star Trek Generations: Why Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley Refused To Return

Although Star Trek Generations saw the return of the original series star William Shatner, the iconic actor wasn't joined by colleagues Leonard Nimoy and DeForrest Kelley. Instead, Shatner appeared alongside Walter Koenig and James Doohan, who reprised their roles as Chekov and Scott respectively. Paramount Studio's original plan was for the entire cast of Star Trek: The Original Series to appear in Generations in order to pass the torch to the TNG crew. However, it soon became clear that sever...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Star Trek, Spock, Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Paramount, Leonard Nimoy, Scott, Kirk, Chekov, Jean Luc Picard, James T Kirk, Shatner, Nimoy, Scotty


10 things in tech you need to know today

Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. A former Apple engineer said the iPhone button asking apps not to track you is a "dud." A new study by the employee's company found popular iPhone apps are still collecting user data - even if they're asked not to. Why he...
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Blue Origin plans to blast William Shatner into space on its New Shepard rocket in October, reports say

At 90 years old, William Shatner would be the oldest man to ever be launched into space. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is reportedly going to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket. The 15-minute civilian flight is expected to take place in October, TMZ reported. Sources close to Shatner told TMZ that the flight will be filmed for an upcoming documentary. See more stories on Insider's business page. William Shatner is preparing for a trip to sp...
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, San Diego, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Artemis, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, Kirk


William Shatner's Going To Space On Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin

schwit1 shares a report from TMZ: The 90-year-old actor is slated to be part of the second crew to take the space flight in the New Shepard capsule. That would make him the oldest person ever to be launched into space. We're told Shatner will be on board in October for the 15-minute civilian flight -- similar to the last launch. What we don't know -- BUT WHAT WOULD BE AWESOME -- is if he wears his Capt. Kirk getup. Our sources say the mission will be filmed for a documentary. We're told Shatner'...
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Watch Venice’s New $7 Billion Flood Defense System in Action

There are capitals unlikely to be much afflicted by rising sea levels — Indianapolis, say, or La Paz — but Venice looks set for a much more dire fate. Still, there is hope for the Floating City, a hope held out by large-scale engineering projects like the one profiled in the Tomorrow’s Build video above. Called MOSE (an acronym standing for MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), the system consists of “78 gates, each 20 meters wide, that rise up out of the water when flooding is imminent...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, College, Time, Indianapolis, Nature, Architecture, Venice, William Shatner, Seoul, Jan Morris, Kottke, Colin Marshall, Mose, 21st Century Los Angeles, Venice Time Machine


Here are the Movies That Inspired ‘Fear Street’ Director Leigh Janiak – And Where You Can Watch Them

Fear Street director Leigh Janiak clearly knows her horror movies. The co-writer and director of the Netflix horror flicks recently sat down for a chat with /Film about all things Fear Street, including the movies that directly influenced each chapter in the Netflix trilogy. While some of the picks seem obvious, like 1996’s Wes Craven classic, Scream, she also referenced auteur Terrence Malick and the 1980s kids classic, The Goonies. Here’s where you can stream or rent of the films that inspire...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Movies, Amc, Features, Netflix, Drew Barrymore, Starz, Salem, Annie, Elijah Wood, William Shatner, Jason, Paramount, Terrence Malick, Arthur Miller


No, NFTs aren’t copyrights

Harrison Jordan Contributor Share on Twitter Harrison Jordan is the founder and CEO of HUP.LIFE For contemporary artists, attaching work to the blockchain in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) may seem like a secure and verifiable way to sell art online. In some ways, it is. Blockchain inherently records time-stamped data on all transactions, with a permanent indication of ownership across a distributed ledger. A look insi...
Tags: TC, Column, Twitter, Opinion, Tech, Gif, Canada, Sam Smith, Smith, William Shatner, Cryptocurrencies, Copyright Law, Wipo, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, NFT


How William Shatner Is Celebrating His 90th Birthday

When the Star Trek franchise was awarded a special Emmy in 2018, it was William "Captain Kirk" Shatner who'd co-delivered its acceptance speech, remembers ComicBook.com. "Thank you so much. 52 years. What a gift. We're grateful... Star Trek has endured because it represents an idea — one that's greater than the sum of our parts... we watch and we reach to see the best version of ourselves..." And now three years later, they report that Shatner "will celebrate his 90th birthday back on the brid...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, William Shatner, Victor, New York Daily News, Priceline, Kirk, James T Kirk, Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Kirk Shatner


For U.S. Space Force Ranks, William Shatner Endorses 'Starfleet Amendment'

America's House of Representatives proposed a new structure for the U.S. Space Force in what's being called "the Starfleet amendment". Space News reports: Before the House passed the so-called "Starfleet" amendment, Space Force officials had been internally debating a new rank structure to set the space branch apart from its parent service the U.S. Air Force. The amendment in the House version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Space Force to use the Navy's rank structu...
Tags: Texas, Navy, Senate, America, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, House, House Of Representatives, Delta, Republican, William Shatner, Gene Roddenberry, U S Air Force, Shatner, Starfleet


Neil Gaiman, William Shatner Join 'Read-a-Thon' Celebrating Ray Bradbury's 100th Birthday

An anonymous reader quotes Rolling Stone: To mark what would have been author Ray Bradbury's 100th birthday on August 22nd, the Library of Congress, the Los Angeles Public Library and libraries from across the nation have banded together for a virtual "read-a-thon" dedicated to Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Actors William Shatner and Rachel Bloom, authors Susan Orlean, Marlon James and Neil Gaiman and dozens more will each introduce or read a portion of the landmark 1953 novel. "Those segments, a...
Tags: Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Tech, William Shatner, Rachel Bloom, Thon, Bradbury, Neil Gaiman William Shatner Join Read, Library of Congress the Los Angeles Public Library, Susan Orlean Marlon James, Ray Bradbury Read


Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: A Free Reading by Featuring Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, Susan Orlean & More

Today, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ray Bradbury's birthday. And, to mark the occasion, Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, Susan Orlean & many others will host a reading of Bradbury's classic book, Fahrenheit 451. The online special, like the book, is separated into three parts, each introduced by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The voices of librarians, notable authors, actors, scholars, and students are bookended by the opening and closing readings from Neil Gaiman and ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, College, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Nasa, Sci Fi, William Shatner, Facebook Twitter, Bradbury, Ann Druyan, Susan Orlean, Audio Books, Carla Hayden, Read Ray Bradbury


William Shatner Upset By Police Who Drew Guns Upon Stormtrooper On May 4th

McGruber writes: On Twitter, William Shatner is sending his contempt to the Lethbridge Police department and three of its officers that celebrated May Fourth by drawing their rifles on and then taking down a woman dressed as Stormtrooper, who had been standing in the parking lot of a Star Wars-themed business. According to CTV News, the restaurant was promoting its special May the 4th drive-by and takeaway menus with a dancing stormtrooper. "In the video, Ashley can be seen dropping the blaster...
Tags: Tech, William Shatner, Ashley, CBR, CTV News, McGruber, Cantina, Lethbridge Police, Brad Whalen


Remembering Rene Auberjonois, 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Actor

Last weekend saw the death of Rene Auberjonois at age 79, writes Variety. schwit1 quotes their report: Auberjonois was a prolific television actor, appearing as Paul Lewiston in 71 episodes of 'Boston Legal' and as Clayton Runnymede Endicott III in ABC's long-running sitcom 'Benson.' He played Odo in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,' and carried that role into video games, voicing the same role in 'Harbinger' and 'The Fallen.' He appeared in the movie 'MASH' as Father Mulcahy in the first of sev...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Disney, Tech, Little Mermaid, William Shatner, Oliver, Robert Altman, King Kong, Rene, Odo, Mulcahy, Rene Auberjonois, Auberjonois, Paul Lewiston, Clayton Runnymede Endicott III



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