Bill Maher sounds off ahead of Trumps CPAC speech
Bill Maher sounds off ahead of Trumps CPAC speech
💬nypost.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 10:25 am

“Real Time” host Bill Maher sounded the alarm ahead of former President Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to tease another presidential run in 2024.  Toward the end of this panel discussion on Friday night, Maher brought up a subject he “didn’t want to talk about,” which was the 45th president,...


Social media platforms are struggling with how to handle ISIS-related fundraising campaigns, which are often slipping through by disguising as humanitarianism (John Beck/Rest of World)
Social media platforms are struggling with how to handle ISIS-related fundraising campaigns, which are often slipping through by disguising as humanitarianism (John Beck/Rest of World)
💬www.techmeme.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 10:05 am

John Beck / Rest of World: Social media platforms are struggling with how to handle ISIS-related fundraising campaigns, which are often slipping through by disguising as humanitarianism  —  Social media platforms are struggling to figure out how to deal with fundraising campaigns that flirt with the boundaries of what's legal.


LIVE: Unusual Brumbies try stuns commentators
LIVE: Unusual Brumbies try stuns commentators
💬wwos.nine.com.au | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 10:04 am

The Hurricanes and Blues open their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaigns before the Brumbies host the Waratahs in round two of Super Rugby AU.


Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S20: Comparing Samsung phone price, features and more     - CNET
Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S20: Comparing Samsung phone price, features and more - CNET
💬www.cnet.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 10:00 am

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is now available. Here's how it stacks up against the Galaxy S20, including camera features and other specs.


Woman killed by a drunk driver in NYC
Woman killed by a drunk driver in NYC
💬nypost.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 08:59 am

A 47-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with DWI and manslaughter after fatally mowing down a woman pedestrian in Brooklyn Friday afternoon, police said. Lakierdra Thomas, 32, was crossing Graham Avenue and Broadway in Bushwick when drunken Uri Hochberg slammed his gray 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee into her after 12:30 p.m., according to police....


Coaches insist they haven’t forgotten about Miguel Andujar
Coaches insist they haven’t forgotten about Miguel Andujar
💬nypost.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 08:39 am

TAMPA — With Gio Urshela firing lasers from third to first on a daily basis, it’s hard to imagine he won’t be ready in plenty of time for Opening Day after offseason elbow surgery. So where does that leave Miguel Andujar, whom Urshela replaced when Andujar suffered a shoulder injury two years ago? While it...


6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021
6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021
💬feedproxy.google.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 08:28 am

While Denmark and Copenhagen don’t often come up as a destination for European startups, it has a thriving local tech scene that’s home to some of the better startup conferences. After all, who doesn’t want to visit Copenhagen? A highly educated population, great universities, excellent healthcare and great transport links to Europe make the city


How Anduril and other startups are building military ready, self-piloted drones, away from Silicon Valley, where such projects have become politically untenable (Cade Metz/New York Times)
How Anduril and other startups are building military ready, self-piloted drones, away from Silicon Valley, where such projects have become politically untenable (Cade Metz/New York Times)
💬www.techmeme.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 08:00 am

Cade Metz / New York Times: How Anduril and other startups are building military ready, self-piloted drones, away from Silicon Valley, where such projects have become politically untenable  —  While much has been made of tech's unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry's decades-long ties to the military.


Some schools and organizations are abandoning exam monitoring software made by Proctorio amid a barrage of complaints from students over privacy (Todd Feathers/VICE)
Some schools and organizations are abandoning exam monitoring software made by Proctorio amid a barrage of complaints from students over privacy (Todd Feathers/VICE)
💬www.techmeme.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 07:30 am

Todd Feathers / VICE: Some schools and organizations are abandoning exam monitoring software made by Proctorio amid a barrage of complaints from students over privacy  —  Proctorio has cashed in on remote learning since the start of the pandemic.  Now, some schools are abandoning the company's controversial software.


NFL players who could be salary-cap casualties this offseason
NFL players who could be salary-cap casualties this offseason
💬www.yardbarker.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 07:12 am

The NFL salary cap presents challenges for teams each offseason as they try to build the best roster possible under the cap. The following 25 players are prime cut candidates this offseason, offering both cap and roster savings opportunities for their teams in 2021 and possibly beyond.


FROM THE FIELD: Humanitarian crises of concern in 2021
FROM THE FIELD: Humanitarian crises of concern in 2021
💬news.un.org | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 06:25 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated much of the world’s attention over the last 12 months, but many other crises will continue to require the urgent attention of the UN and the international community in 2021.


Genealogy tracker MyHeritage releases Deep Nostalgia, a Live Photo-like feature for old photos, which uses AI to show subjects prepping for their portrait (Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo)
Genealogy tracker MyHeritage releases Deep Nostalgia, a Live Photo-like feature for old photos, which uses AI to show subjects prepping for their portrait (Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo)
💬www.techmeme.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 05:55 am

Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo: Genealogy tracker MyHeritage releases Deep Nostalgia, a Live Photo-like feature for old photos, which uses AI to show subjects prepping for their portrait  —  It's hard to feel connected to someone who's gone through a static photo.  So a company called MyHeritage who provides automatic AI …


Bam Adebayo is the Latest Rising Star to Sign with the Jordan Brand
Bam Adebayo is the Latest Rising Star to Sign with the Jordan Brand
💬www.whatproswear.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 05:45 am

The Miami Heat All-Star retires his Nike Kobe sneakers after switching over to the Jordan Brand. The 23-year old Adebayo adds back a Jordan endorser to the Heat roster after teammate Jimmy Butler decided not to re-up on a contract, eventually signing with Li-Ning. Adebayo often rocked J’s prior to […] The post Bam Adebayo is


Public docs show that ICE used private database run by Thomson Reuters with 400M+ names, addresses, and utility service records to pursue immigration violations (Drew Harwell/Washington Post)
Public docs show that ICE used private database run by Thomson Reuters with 400M+ names, addresses, and utility service records to pursue immigration violations (Drew Harwell/Washington Post)
💬www.techmeme.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 05:30 am

Drew Harwell / Washington Post: Public docs show that ICE used private database run by Thomson Reuters with 400M+ names, addresses, and utility service records to pursue immigration violations  —  Government agencies increasingly are accessing private information they are not authorized to compile on their own


Biden’s getting exactly the border crisis he asked for
Biden’s getting exactly the border crisis he asked for
💬nypost.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 02:23 am

A new year, a new president, a return of an old problem: unaccompanied children crossing the border in droves. Thousands of children — usually older teens, 16 or 17, but Border Patrol agents report increasing numbers of kids younger than 13 — are arriving each month from Central America. On Thursday, a Customs and Border...


Explainer: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street
Explainer: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street
💬nypost.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 01:51 am

Yes, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, and that’s exactly why stock markets around the world are getting so unsettled. Optimism for an economic revival is surging following a year of coronavirus-induced misery. But expectations for stronger growth — plus the higher inflation that could accompany it — are pushing interest...


The one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson now has FDA support in the US
The one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson now has FDA support in the US
💬www.technologyreview.com | Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 01:28 am

An advisory board to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of the first single-shot covid-19 vaccine, clearing the path for the health agency to authorize its immediate use as soon as tomorrow. The one-shot vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson, has the additional advantage of being easy to store, because it…


How Printer Companies Are Locking People Into Loyalty
How Printer Companies Are Locking People Into Loyalty
💬www.npr.org | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 10:42 pm

As printers get smarter and more advanced, companies have more tools and methods to lock you into buying expensive ink, including blocking affordable knockoff options. One consumer fights back.


Movie Review: 'The Father'
Movie Review: 'The Father'
💬www.npr.org | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 10:37 pm

An elderly pensioner, played by Anthony Hopkins, refuses all assistance, to the distress of his daughter, played by Olivia Colman, in the dementia drama The Father.


NY Times insiders in new uproar over ‘appropriate’ use of N-word
NY Times insiders in new uproar over ‘appropriate’ use of N-word
💬nypost.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 09:37 pm

Racial tensions continue to simmer inside the New York Times, with some current and former staffers outraged anew over a recent Facebook poll seeking to define an “appropriate” use of the N-word, The Post has learned. The poll — created by Matt Wald, a retired Times energy reporter who administers a private Facebook group for...


Facebook weighs adding facial recognition to smart glasses
Facebook weighs adding facial recognition to smart glasses
💬nypost.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 09:18 pm

Facebook is weighing whether to add facial recognition technology to the smart glasses it’s developing, one top executive says. The tech titan plans to have a public discussion about the feature’s “pros and cons” in light of the ethical concerns it raises, according to Andrew Bosworth, the head of the company’s virtual and augmented reality...


How Google's Grand Plan to Make Stadia Games Fell Apart
How Google's Grand Plan to Make Stadia Games Fell Apart
💬www.wired.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 08:26 pm

The tech giant hired 150 game developers for Stadia Games and Entertainment, only to lay them all off. Sources say it never gave the studios a chance.


How Framework plans to break the curse of upgradeable laptops
How Framework plans to break the curse of upgradeable laptops
💬www.pcworld.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 07:45 pm

An upgradeable laptop has long been the Holy Grail of laptop features. And much like the famed Grail, it's never been found.Many have tried and all have failed. The most recent attempt was Alienware's Area 51m R1, which launched with lofty goals but ultimately never offered meaningful upgrades.Enter Framework, which pledges to finally bring the


Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Prediction: Premier League Match on 28.02.2021
Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Prediction: Premier League Match on 28.02.2021
💬news.22bet.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 02:37 pm

Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League hopes have faded quickly over recent weeks, and they will need a big win this weekend... The post Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Prediction: Premier League Match on 28.02.2021 appeared first on 22bet.


FCC approves a $50/month high-speed internet subsidy for low-income households and a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible homes (Cecilia Kang/New York Times)
FCC approves a $50/month high-speed internet subsidy for low-income households and a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible homes (Cecilia Kang/New York Times)
💬www.techmeme.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 02:10 pm

Cecilia Kang / New York Times: FCC approves a $50/month high-speed internet subsidy for low-income households and a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible homes  —  The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.


Electric Buses Will Replace a Maryland School District's Gas-Guzzling Fleet
Electric Buses Will Replace a Maryland School District's Gas-Guzzling Fleet
💬www.reviewgeek.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 02:06 pm


A Very Technical—and Emotional—Journey to Mars
A Very Technical—and Emotional—Journey to Mars
💬www.wired.com | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 02:00 pm

The Perseverance rover is positively packed with tech. We talk about the cameras, mics, and sensors bringing the sights and sounds of Mars back to us.


Kultur in der Pandemie: Öffnet die Buchläden
Kultur in der Pandemie: Öffnet die Buchläden
💬www.sueddeutsche.de | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 01:45 pm

Von Montag an kann man vielerorts endlich wieder Fuchsien und Klodeckel kaufen. Aber keine Literatur. Warum nicht?


Europa League: Manchester United trifft auf Milan
Europa League: Manchester United trifft auf Milan
💬www.sueddeutsche.de | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 01:39 pm

Im Achtelfinale kommt es zum Duell zweier Favoriten. Skirennfahrerin Kira Weidle verpasst in der Abfahrt knapp das Podest.


Amanda Staveley loses High Court fight with Barclays over damages
Amanda Staveley loses High Court fight with Barclays over damages
💬www.bbc.co.uk | Friday, Feb 26, 2021 01:38 pm

A businesswoman who sued Barclays for hundreds of millions has lost her case.