Day: February 21, 2021

21 best movies to see on Amazon Prime Video – CNET

Not sure what to watch on Amazon tonight? Let’s round up some of its best gems. …read more Source:: CNet

55 of the best TV shows on Netflix – CNET

Looking for a great show to watch? Here are some of the best Netflix has to offer. …read more Source:: CNet

Martin Scorsese Argues Streaming Algorithms Devalue Cinema into ‘Content’

In a new essay for Harper’s magazine, Martin Scorsese argues the art of cinema is being systematically devalued and demeaned by streaming services and their algorithms, “and reduced to its lowest common denominator, ‘content.’” “Content” became a business term for all moving images: a David Lean movie, a cat video, a Super Bowl commercial, a…

Python Settles Bet About Best Strategy in Children’s Board Game

Simulating a tabletop game can be done for several reasons: to play the game digitally, to create computer opponent(s), or to prove someone wrong. In [Everett]’s case, he used Python to prove which adult was right about basic strategy in a children’s game. [Everett]’s 5-year-old loves a simple game called Hoot Owl Hoot! in which…

America Has Vaccinated More People Than Any Other Country in the World

Despite America’s vast population of nearly 330 million people, 42.8 million Americans have already received one or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Axios writes: The U.S. has carried out more vaccinations than any country in the world, and given a first dose to a higher percentage of its population (12%) than all but five…

Did Facebook Change Its Rules to Placate the Right?

Former lobbyist/political advisor Joel Kaplan joined Facebook in 2011 to lead its Washington D.C. outreach, reports BuzzFeed news. But some employees said they were very unhappy with decisions made by both Kaplan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: In April 2019, Facebook was preparing to ban one of the internet’s most notorious spreaders of misinformation and…

WandaVision release dates: When does episode 8 hit Disney Plus? – CNET

Marvel’s WandaVision is getting close to the finish line. Here’s the full release schedule for the final episodes. …read more Source:: CNet

Elon Musk Co-Authors COVID-19 Paper Accepted For Publication In ‘Nature’

Slashdot reader Rei writes: On 15 February, 2021, the paper Discrete SARS-CoV-2 antibody titers track with functional humoral stability was accepted for publication by the prestigious journal Nature — interesting not only for being a large-cohort study on COVID-19 reinfection, but for the presence of one of its coauthors: one Elon Reeve Musk. According to…

Experience both Zen and mayhem with $72 in free games from Epic this week – CNET

Absolute Drift is like a ballet of driving physics, while Rage 2 is a full-carnage shooter dialed up to 11. …read more Source:: CNet

Cleaning buddies: Save $150 when you get the Roomba i7 Plus and Braava M6 bundle – CNET

This self-emptying vacuum and mop duo work together — automatically — to clean your floors. …read more Source:: CNet