Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect…

Airlines are pulling dozens of Boeing 737 Max planes out of service again, this time to inspect them for a possible electrical problem

Elon Musk's Neuralink Shows Monkey Playing Video…

Elon Musk's Neuralink Shows Monkey Playing Video Game With Mind. Neuralink is a company founded by Musk that aims to enhance the human brain with technology. On April 8, Musk took to Twitter to share a video of a monkey named Pager playing the video game Pong with his mind. A monkey is literally playing a video game telepathically using a brain chip, Elon Musk, via Twitter. About six weeks ago, the nine-year-old monkey had two Neuralink devices implanted on each side of his brain. Pager first learned how to use a traditional joystick to play the game and was rewarded with a banana smoothie through a straw attached to the game. His neuron activity was recorded, decoded and calibrated to the point where Pager was able to move the cursor with his mind instead of using the joystick. Musk would ultimately like to use the technology to allow paralyzed people to operate machines with their minds. He also claims Neuralink could help humans communicate telepathically and have their consciousness downloaded to be uploaded elsewhere after death

Big Force Behind NFT Craze Is a Familiar Duo

If you've seen the Social Network , you're familiar with identical twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, aka The Winklevii . The brothers accused Mark Zuckerberg of ripping off the idea that became Facebook from them, and they eventually reached a settlement of $65 million. As has been widely documented, the Winklevii poured...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a…

As the U.S. economy awakens from its pandemic-induced slumber, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power our phones and wireless networks, cars and other vehicles, and a vast number of other items we take for granted

'One of the Dumbest Places on the Internet' Is…

The premise was noble. The result, not so much. Yahoo announced Monday that its Yahoo Answers feature is shutting down next month after 16 years, reports USA Today . The idea was to create an internet forum where people could post questions and have them answered in like fashion—a "community...

'Playboy' Partners With Nifty Gateway to Release…

'Playboy' Partners With Nifty Gateway to Release NFTs . 'Playboy' has announced its plan to step into the world of crypto artwork collectibles. . The famed magazine brand has partnered with Nifty Gateway to release digital collectibles in the form of NFTs. . Nifty Gateway is an established marketplace for NFTs. . 'Playboy' will utilize its 67-year archive of classic photography and artwork. . It will also partner with modern artists on pieces and offer grants in support of “emerging and underrepresented artists entering the NFT art community.”. The first NFT drop will feature artwork from previous 'Playboy' print collaborator Mike “Slimesunday” Parisella. . Known for his erotic collage-style compositions, Parisella promoted the collaboration on Instagram with a teaser image. . 'Playboy' also announced a future NFT drop featuring 3D artist Blake Kathryn. . Kathryn’s Pride-themed collaborative piece will drop in June.

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Gov. Hutchinson (R-AR) Warns Republican Party…

Arkansas is now the first state in the U.S. to ban gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth. The law was enacted after lawmakers overruled a veto from the state's governor. Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) joins Cheddar to discuss his response to the law and the state of the Republican party.

Netflix scores streaming rights to new top Sony…

Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures’ top releases in the U.S. Beginning next year, Sony’s new films will stream domestically on Netflix after their theatrical runs

Half a Billion Facebook Users' Info Posted on…

Half a Billion Facebook Users' Info , Posted on Hacking Site, Experts Find. Cyber intelligence experts say that the leaked information of Facebook users includes phone numbers, . email addresses . and other personal information including location and full name. This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019. We found and fixed this issue in August 2019, Andy Stone, Facebook Spokesperson, via CNN. Though the information is a few years old, experts say that it could still be valuable to identity thieves. In addition, the way in which the data has been organized and posted makes it easier for hackers to access. These are the pieces of data cyber criminals spend time searching for to perform social engineering attacks (a type of hacking) .., Rachel Tobac, SocialProof Security CEO, via CNN. ... but now they're all in one place and easily accessible in this leak, which makes social engineering quicker and easier, Rachel Tobac, SocialProof Security CEO, via CNN

Facebook Algorithms Tilt Job Ads by Gender

Employers who want a demographically balanced pool of job applicants might not be getting it, despite their best efforts. Facebook often shows job ads to whichever gender already dominates that position or industry, researchers have found. The findings suggest bias remains in the site's algorithms, the Wall Street Journal reports....

2 new airlines await Americans looking to fly…

Two new U.S. airlines are planning on starting service this spring, tapping into the travel recovery that is picking up speed

She Found Her Dream Job at Google, Learned a…

Emi Nietfeld landed her dream job as a Google software engineer in 2015. And as she recounts in a New York Times op-ed, it was much more than a job to her—it was a lifestyle that she embraced. "I ate all my meals at the office," she writes. "I...

Instagram Launches Remix for Reels

Instagram Launches Remix for Reels. Instagram announced its TikTok Duets competitor on March 31. To use Remix, select a Reel and then hit the three dots on the upper right corner. Next, select "Remix This Reel.". You can create your Remix in real time and edit with the tools on the left of the screen. . You can also use a pre-recorded video from your camera roll uploads. Only newly-uploaded Reels have Remix enabled. . If you want to Remix an older Reel, you have to go back to the three dots in the upper right corner and "Enable Remixing."

Britain's Prince Philip, Husband of Queen…

Buckingham Palace announced that Britain's Prince Philip has died at age 99. The Queen's husband passed this morning at Windsor Castle. He was the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, having spent 65 years supporting Queen Elizabeth II. The royal family is expected to announce arrangements soon.

Paint plant explosion and fire kill 1, hurt 8…

Firefighters say an explosion and fire at a paint manufacturer's plant in Columbus, Ohio, left one worker dead and eight people injured

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NBCUniversal Media May Get Pulled From Netflix…

NBC Universal Media May Get Pulled, From Netflix, HBO Max to Boost Peacock. NBCUniversal parent company Comcast is weighing the possibility, as deals with both HBO Max and Netflix are set to expire at the end of the year. Comcast's Universal Pictures is home to the wildly popular 'Jurassic World' and 'Fast & Furious' franchises. Comcast's animation studio, Illumination, produced 'The Secret Life of Pets,' 2020's third-most popular movie on streaming services. . Sources say that a decision has not yet been made. The pandemic has had a profound effect on the way media is consumed, which has led to a shift in the availability of media online. The Walt Disney Company made the decision to support all Disney content on its own streaming platform, Disney+. . Other companies have done the same with some of their content, adding to the competition among streaming services for original films

Here Are the Perks to Best Buy's $200 Annual…

Love your devices, but hate dealing with issues? Best Buy is testing a new annual membership program to rival Amazon Prime. For $199.99 per year (or $179.99 per year with the Best Buy credit card), customers can enjoy unlimited tech support from the Geek Squad, free installations of...

Ex-Northeastern track coach charged with nude…

A former track and field coach at Boston's Northeastern University has been charged with using bogus social media accounts to try to trick female student-athletes into sending him nude photos of themselves

Twitter Puts the Kibosh on National Archives…

The tweets that got former President Trump booted from Twitter may be gone from the social media platform forever, despite the National Archives' desires. Twitter on Wednesday told Politico it will not allow the National Archives and Records Administration to bring the tweets that Trump posted while president from his...

Facebook Announces Feed Filter Bar, Adds…

Facebook Announces Feed Filter Bar, Adds Chronological Timeline. The company announced the new feature on Wednesday through a post titled, “You and the Algorithm: It Takes Two to Tango.”. The update will allow users to view content sorted by most recent posts or their favorite friends and pages. Though these options were already available to users, the settings were deeply buried, making it difficult to toggle on or off. The social networking platform also plans to give users insight through their “Why Am I Seeing This?” feature. The feed filter bar was rolled out for Android users on Wednesday and will be available on iOS “in the coming weeks.”

Danielle Moné Truitt Talks New 'Law and Orde…

The longevity of NBC's iconic Law and Order series is one for the books but the show has no plans on stopping soon! The newest series ‘Law and Order: Organized Crime’ premiered April first with a new partner for Elliot Stabler. Danielle Moné Truitt joins News Wrap to discuss her new role as Sergeant Ayanna Bell.

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to…

The president and the auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it

PayPal Now Allows Cryptocurrency Payments for…

PayPal Now Allows Cryptocurrency Payments for Products . Last October, PayPal permitted users to buy, sell and hold various cryptocurrencies. . Now, the payment platform is letting customers "Checkout with Crypto.". Users can select the option at checkout, and PayPal will convert the amount needed to fiat currency which will then be sent to the seller. The company is offering this service without any additional transaction fees. As the use of digital payments and digital currencies accelerates, the introduction of Checkout with Crypto continues our focus on driving mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.., Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, via statement. ... while continuing to offer PayPal customers choice and flexibility in the ways they can pay using the PayPal wallet, Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, via statement. Enabling cryptocurrencies to make purchases at businesses around the world is the next chapter in driving the ubiquity and mass acceptance of digital currencies, Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, via statement. As of now, users cannot transfer cryptocurrency they already own to their PayPal account. Instead, they must buy cryptocurrency through their PayPal account in order to use it at checkout for other purchases

See If Your Phone Number Was in the Facebook Hack

There's an easy way to find out whether your phone number was leaked along with Mark Zuckerberg's over the weekend . Hacked data from more than half a million Facebook users was posted for free to a website frequented by hackers on Saturday, CNN reports. That included names, locations, relationship statuses,...

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Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph when he…

Tiger Woods was going more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV outside Los Angeles

Facebook Hacker Posts 500M Users' Data

The personal information of more than a half-billion Facebook users in 106 countries has been posted in a hacking forum, Business Insider reports. The data include full names, Facebook IDs, phone numbers, locations, birthdates, and bios. Some email addresses are posted, as well. The breach puts the users, 32 million...

Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Acquire…

Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Messaging Platform Discord. According to Bloomberg News, Discord has been exploring a sale and has reached out to potential buyers. People familiar with the reported talks say that Microsoft is set to purchase the company for more than $10 billion. VentureBeat also reported that the messaging platform is already in final talks with a buyer. One source close to the matter told Bloomberg News that Discord is more likely to go public than to sell. The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the appeal of gaming companies, as many people turned to video games during quarantine. Both Microsoft and Discord have yet to comment on the sale