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Global Technology News for 24 Aug 2019

A first look at Disney+

Engadget - 24 Aug 2019 02:00
Disney isn't holding anything back at its D23 Expo. The company kicked off the event on Thursday with a couple of major reveals, including that of its new Avenger Campus theme park and a Disney+... docu-series that will focus on the people behind its mo...
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At its D23 event this weekend, Disney is revealing a lot more about its plans for the Disney+ streaming service and has confirmed several new Marvel TV shows that are on the way. In addition to ones... we'd heard about like The Falcon and Winter Soldier...
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Philips Ambilight was theWhen the first batch of Philips TVs came out with Ambilight, it was the coolest thing ever. This brilliant feature extended the TV viewing experience beyond the confines of the screen by projecting... colored light onto the wall behind the television in colors that match the colors at each edge of the screen. The problem was that Philips TVs were nowhere near as popular as other brands, so Ambilight just faded away… until now. Check out the Govee TV Ambient Bias Light on Amazon, which adds a similar feature to any TV you already have. It’s awesome! Here’s the scoop from the product page: Works with Alexa & Goggle Assistant: Use simple conversation starters to turn your TV backlights kit on and off, make them brighter and swap them to your favorite color, currently compatible with Echo...
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Fires tearing through theLevels of the pollutant as high as 18,000 feet above Earth's surface have spiked to 160 parts per billion by volume (ppbv) in some regions, with local values expected to be 'significantly higher.'
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It's been three years since Twitter formed its Trust and Safety Council, tasked with combatting abuse and harassment plaguing the platform. According to a recent report from Wired, things aren't going... well. A number of members on the council sent a...
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Google Curbs Political Debate by Employees

Wall Street Journal - 24 Aug 2019 00:43
Google tightened its guidelines on how employees communicate about politics and topics not related to work, in a major shift for a company that has long prided itself on open debate.
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Image: Sony Pictures Disney is racing to re-acquire the streaming rights to some of its biggest movies, since the digital ownership of many of its titles has changed over the last decade. Now, as Sony... and Disney's Marvel Studios seem ready to end their relationship, questions about whether Disney will buy the rights to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home for its new streaming service, Disney+, have entered the equation. But the company isn't ready to offer any clear answer at this moment. Disney+ streaming service president Michael Paull told The Verge during an interview at D23, the company's biennial conference, that Disney "has nothing to announce on that" at this time. Still, it's hard to imagine that Disney wouldn't want to bring the...
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NASA's Amazon forest fire mapNASA has published a new sequence showing the carbon monoxide plume generated by the wildfires in Brazil, tracking the changes each day starting from August 8. The country has experienced record... wildfires this year, and, as of August 23, has more than 2,500 active fires throughout the Amazon. NASA’s time-series map shows the carbon monoxide concentrations at an altitude of …
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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The first person has died after being hospitalized from what appears to be an unknown lung illness linked to vaping. 193 people have been struck with... similar symptoms between June 28th and today, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pain has been especially acute in Illinois, where the number of e-cigarette users who were hospitalized for lung symptoms doubled over the last week. Right now, 22 people have been hospitalized; 12 more people's cases are being reviewed. It's not yet clear whether the symptoms associated with the hospitalizations are from a single illness. In Illinois, the people who are being hospitalized are relatively young: between the ages of 17 and 38. Symptoms include being...
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YouTube will start removingWhile it may be odd to think that a platform of YouTube's size hadn't already been moderating 'violent' and 'mature' content directed towards kids, prior, YouTube has only age-restricted access.
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Marvel cut an entire 'BattleThere has been so much written about Avengers: Endgame since it hits theaters in April (and for months before that), you might have assumed there weren't any secrets left to learn about the Marvel... Studios epic. Well, you would have been incorrect, as Sean Gunn (Kraglin in the MCU and brother of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn in real life) revealed in an interview that a massive action sequence was cut from the film. Speaking with Screen Rant during the recent "I Love You 3000" tour, Gunn said that the extensive final battle we saw in the theater did not feature even close to everything that Marvel shot. In fact, there was an entire "Battle of the Sky" which didn't make it into the final cut. Here's Gunn's quote from the interview: All I can tell you is really what we shot....
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Radio astronomers worriedRadio astronomers say OneWeb has not, until recently, paid attention to their concerns about interference, but that it is not too late to avoid a spectrum conflict. SpaceNews.com
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The Audi AI:Trail QuattroThe Audi AI:Trail Quattro concept doesn't look like a typical autonomous concept car. An Audi teaser photo shows a vehicle that looks ready for off-roading.
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What The Matrix 4 needs toThe Matrix 4 will bring back Keanu Reeves for another adventure as cyberpunk hero Neo. Here's what we need to see in a new Matrix movie for it to live up the franchise's legacy.
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Defense argued for her release, but judge decided she was a flight risk and a danger to herself and others.
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Photo: Marvel Comics A Ms. Marvel show based on the popular Kamala Khan version of the character is coming to the Disney+ streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show -- which... could be formally announced during Disney's upcoming D23 presentation for the service this weekend -- would be the sixth Marvel show planned for Disney+. While details are slim, ComicBook claims it's corroborated the report, with the additional detail that the show (like the other announced Disney+ Marvel series) will be produced by Marvel Studios (the company's film division) and tie directly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as opposed to the Marvel TV wing (which connected shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the now-canceled Netflix series to the MCU, but...
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Camera bags don't seem to get quite the amount of attention as other photography accessories do, yet they are one of the most important tools that we as photographers take with us almost everywhere.... There are many bags on the market and they all serve a specific purpose, so choosing the right one for the job at hand is far more important than you might think. If you're planning on hitting the trails this fall so that you can hike to your favorite landscape photography location, make sure you have a camera bag that's up to the job. In this roundup, we will take a quick look at five camera bags that will help you get all of your fave gear to your destination in style and comfort.
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