Day: June 14, 2020

Best streaming device of 2020: Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Nvidia Shield and more compared – CNET

Plenty of hardware options exist for streaming Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon and the rest. Here are our picks for the best. …read more Source:: CNet

Disney Almost Bought Twitter in 2016

This fall saw the release of an autobiography by former Disney CEO Bob Iger (2005 to 2020) titled The Ride of a Lifetime. And Friday Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner shared an interesting excerpt (spotted by blogger John Gruber) in which Iger reveals he saw Twitter as “a potentially powerful platform for us, but I couldn’t…

The US Government Just Paid a Crypto Startup to Explore Digital Dollars

“The U.S. federal government just awarded a grant to the blockchain startup Key Retroactivity Network Consensus (KRNC),” reports, “to study the feasibility of integrating cryptocurrency into the economy.” That doesn’t mean that the U.S. is going to pivot to a digital blockchain dollar, CoinDesk reports. Rather, the National Science Foundation funded KRNC because it’s…

Notification Wearable Helps Get Child’s Attention

Getting a child’s attention can be difficult at the best of times. Add deafness into the picture, and it’s harder again. [Jake]’s daughter recently had to go without her cochlear implants, raising this issue. Naturally, he whipped up some hardware to solve the problem. [Jake]’s solution was to devise a vibrating wristband that could be…

Google Chrome 85 To Allow Users To Compose Tweets From Windows 10 Taskbar

In the “quick launch bar” of Windows 10, native app icons “support a shortcut menu for commonly or frequently performed tasks in the app. This menu can be invoked by right-clicking the app’s quick launch bar icon,” writes the Windows Club site — adding that Mac users can use similar functionality when opening a web…

SpaceX launches 58 more Starlink satellites in Saturday ride-share mission – CNET

For its third launch in two weeks, Elon Musk’s rocket company sends more Starlink satellites and three Planet Labs satellites to orbit. …read more Source:: CNet

How Accurate Were Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for 2019?

In 1999, Ray Kurzweil made predictions about what the world would be like 20 years in the future. Last month the community blog LessWrong took a look at how accurate Kurzweil’s predictions turned out to be: This was a follow up to a previous assessment about his predictions about 2009, which showed a mixed bag,…

New movie calendar for 2020 and 2021 following coronavirus delays – CNET

From Tenet to Wonder Woman, Black Widow and the Venom sequel, we round up the new dates for your favorite rescheduled blockbusters. …read more Source:: CNet

In the fight for racial justice, here’s what white allyship looks like – CNET

At a time when many are looking to do more than just post to social media, here’s what the experts have to say about meaningful allyship. …read more Source:: CNet

Amp up your workouts with BlazePods, 15% off through Father’s Day – CNET

Use these touch-sensitive, app-controlled pods to play hundreds of solo or competitive games. …read more Source:: CNet