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Friday October 20, 2017. 09:00 PM
Is Only The Brave any good? It’s pretty good. What’s it about? A group-biopic, based on the true-story of a firefighting team called “The Granite Mountain Hot Shots.” I’m not familiar. “Hot Shots” […] The post MovieBob Reviews: ONLY THE BRAVE (2017) appeared first on...
    Geek - Oct 20, 09:00 PM
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Readers share a report: Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According to a report, an overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold that ...
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Enlarge / Protesters shout slogans against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as the Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York on October 5, 2017. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty...
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A train trestle in Gregson St. in Durham, NC has a clearance of 11' 8'. Despite the warning signs and flashing lights advertising the lower-than-normal clearance, trucks collide with the trestle often enough that an enterprising person has set up a video camera to catch...
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Cortana officially enters the increasingly crowded smart speaker race with Harman Kardon Invoke.
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson) Verizon’s long-rumored live TV streaming service appears to be having some issues. Bloomberg reported this past March that the telecom giant was planning to launch an online TV service that would ostensibly compete with the...
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A refreshed version of the CSA’s 2016 report includes new real-world anecdotes and examples of recent incidents that relate to each of the 12 cloud-computing threat categories.
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5G networks are set to take off faster than any other mobile technology as users flock to faster and more reliable connections, new research had predicted. A report from analyst firm CCS Insight has forecast a huge explosion in 5G growth in the time after the first...
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The Food and Drug Administration — the American agency in charge of ensuring the safety of most of the things we ingest — has approved a radical new therapy for fighting cancer called […] The post FDA approves Revolutionary Cancer Drug appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - Oct 20, 08:15 PM
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Want to know how the sausage gets made with blockchain? Want to build an app that takes advantage of this awesome tech? Well, today’s SkillWise bundle will be right up your alley. It […] The post Geek Deals: Complete Ethereum Blockchain Mastery Bundle for $29 appeared first...
    Geek - Oct 20, 08:00 PM
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Kids' smartwatches are usually intended to help parents feel at ease that their children are safe when they're not around. But as it turns out, a number of these devices may do more harm than good. A 49-page report on smartwatches for...
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In 2008 and 2012, Wisconsin ranked second in the USA for voter turnout; in 2016, following the enactment of a series of racist voter-suppression tactics, the voter turnout was the worst it had been since 2000. (more…)
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Such a Great Speech: Applaud Xi Jinping has been played 860 million times; players score points by button-mashing an 'applause' button while watching outtakes from President Xi Jinping's 3.5 hour speech to the Communist Party Congress last week. (more…)
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Video slot machines pull a lot of tricks to make it hard to tell how fair the game is; one of them is to ring up 'wins' that are actually losses (you put in $1 and get $0.75 back, say), with a lot of fanfare and hoo-rah. These tricks are calculated to hook players into the...
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Enlarge / Ethanol Plant, Milton, Wisconsin. (Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) In an October 19 letter to corn-belt lawmakers, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said that he won’t seek any rollback to...
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Curious about the nitty gritty of blockchain? Considering building an app that uses blockchain in an interesting way? Today's course bundle from SkillWise is a slam-dunk. You'll get four courses on the intricacies of the Ethereum platform, so you'll be able to hit the ground ...
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For quite some time, humans have been mystified by the possibility of worlds beneath our feet. That is what makes Tolkien (and Tolkien-inspired) dwarves so compelling. Their curiosity is natural. If you’re there, […] The post Earth’s Underworld, Mapped appeared first on...
    Geek - Oct 20, 07:30 PM
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Credit card purveyors aim to improve 'cross-border, B2B payment flows' Mastercard is opening up its blockchain API to select partner banks and merchants.…
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Cat Whitney's thread of her favorite spooky plants includes some of the plant kingdom's most horrifying denizens: Aristolochia Salvadorensis...'looks like a flayed skull, and reminds some of Darth Vader'; Hydnellum peckii...'The infamous bleeding tooth or Devil's tooth...
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The Outline's Casey Johnson rages at the design of Apple's recent laptop keyboards, where the pursuit of thinness has resulted in keyboards that fail at the sight of a speck of dust, and where the said speck demands complete replacement of the keyboard assembly. Jonathan...
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