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Free Speech Coalition calls for porn productions to shut down amid coronavirus

Image: Shutterstock / Dmitri Ma By Anna Iovine2020-03-16 14:42:11 UTC The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is calling for an immediate, voluntary shutdown of adult productions to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The last time the industry shutdown was when a performer tested positive for HIV in 2018, according to FSC and Kink.com spokesperson…

‘On My Block’ season 3 ends with what feels like a series finale

RIP to the squad! Image: Gilles Mingasson / Netflix Editors independently select all products and services featured here. If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission. By Proma Khosla2020-03-14 10:00:00 UTC Netflix's On My Block has always ended its seasons on crazy cliffhangers. In Season 1, a shooting left Ruby unconscious…

The movies we’re watching on repeat while stuck at home

In theory, social distancing is the perfect opportunity to finally clear out your Netflix queue. You're home all the time, your schedule's empty because everything's been canceled, and you need something to do lest you go stir crazy.  But in practice, it's not just the films we've been meaning to watch that we gravitate towards.…

Jimmy Fallon and Haim’s song about accidentally liking old Instagram posts is an absolute bop

Entertainment By Shannon Connellan2020-03-10 10:46:55 UTC Oh crap. You did it. Everything was going so well, then you liked an Instagram post from 2012, noooooooooo. That's it, you're gonna have to sell your stuff, buy a wig, and move to France. Luckily, Haim and Jimmy Fallon have the ultimate bop for your predicament, dubbed "I…

The PlayStation 2 turns 20 and our readers have feelings

In terms of that iconic look, I've personally always likened the PS2 to the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Some of the ads played up that association, as well as the way the blue and purple logo stood out on the side. (The colors also really popped in the photos I took for this…

Google explains the complex tech behind the Pixel 4’s gesture radar

Soli's short-range radar can essentially do two things: detect your presence to prepare the screen for face unlock, and read swiping or tapping gestures performed in the air above the phone. However, in order to make the antennae small enough for a smartphone, the radar is geared to detect motion rather than shapes.That has the…

EU asks Netflix and other services to stream in SD to ease internet burden

Breton also called on streaming services, including Netflix and YouTube, to do what they can to prevent additional strain on Europe's internet infrastructure. Breton told Politico he spoke to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings about the issue, with a second call planned sometime in the next few days. "Streaming platforms, telecom operators and users, we all…

Amazon drops out of SXSW due to coronavirus concerns

Amazon had planned to screen the first two episodes of its upcoming Prime Original "Upload" at the festival. It was also going to showcase "Tales of the Loop," its upcoming sci-fi drama based on the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag. In both instances, Amazon had planned to host Q&A panels dedicated to the shows,…

‘Connected’ is a kids’ movie about the dangers of tech obsession

Connected starts as a story about a dad upset that his kids spend too much time on their devices. He attempts to change that by taking them on a family road trip, but things change quickly when robots turn evil and technology as a whole seems to revolt.What makes Connected more interesting is that it's…

Recommended Reading: Dead Sea Scroll fragments in DC are fakes

Exclusive: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeriesMichael GreshkoNational GeographicWhen the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, DC in 2017, it funded a research project that examined pieces of what was thought to be Dead Sea Scroll fragments. In 2018, the museum announced that all five sections under review…

Recommended Reading: What happens when bands don’t tour

Ring's work with police lacks solid evidence of reducing crime Alfred Ng,CNETAs data is being revealed on a regular basis, the stats don't point to any significant reduction in crime caused by police departments' close association with Ring. Even in areas where crime did go down, it can be difficult to determine if sharing user…

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ hits Disney+ on April 3rd amid theater closures

The latest title to get an early digital home release is Pixar's latest flick, Onward. Disney says it will be available to download today, but, in our current reality, it's also one of the first tentpole movies to get a streaming release a month or so after arriving in theaters. You can stream Onward on…

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BBC Sport’s five things to do today

Read this...We all dream of representing our country on the international stage, right? Meet the team competing as 'England' in 2020... by chanceWatch this...Kids interrupting work was something of a novelty two weeks ago but now it is part of our daily routine, as Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford knows all too well... Media playback…

Elizabeth Warren campaign open sources its organizing tools

The campaign will have "more to say" in the weeks ahead about what it did with technology.It isn't unheard of for American candidates to rely on software for election runs, but developing open source tools is relatively rare. It may become more common, mind you. The Warren team noted that Spoke alone saved the campaign…

Some Tesla factory employees still had to work after the production shutdown

Local officials have confirmed that Tesla stopped making electric cars in California on Monday, March 23rd, in compliance with a shelter-in-place order brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But dozens of workers had to report to the company’s automotive factory to finish processing the final batches of cars this week, according to an email…

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits. According to Apple’s John Wilander, the WebKit engineer behind the feature, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies. That means that,…

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