Samsung Washing Machine Makes Acting Debut in Feature-Length Film
The piano—and Samsung’s new ad campaign—ain’t got no wrong notes.* Britain’s arm of the tech titan recently enlisted composer Michael Nyman to score a feature-length film about a washing machine. A “big-screen addition […]
RG3 says he turned down offers from Ravens, Cardinals
Free agent NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III admitted on Wednesday that he actually turned down offers from both the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens during the offseason.“I had interest in the offseason, it just wasn’t the right fit,” Griffin to
Comcast reiterates a shifting promise of ‘no paid prioritization’
Comcast has promised before that it does not and will not engage in paid prioritization, and today the company has reiterated that stance — after being called out for having apparently weakened it over the last year. Read More
NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone
The NBA has started a new hotline for its players to talk about the officials. It’s a phone number they can call to express concerns and complaints about NBA referees – like an ombudsman, but for Buddy Hield. We’ve obtained exclusive access to the hotli
What distinguishes memory CD8 T cells from untrained naive cells is that they can respond rapidly, within minutes or hours. The new research illuminates how they do it -- their genes are poised to respond, even years after initial activation.
Protein structure could unlock new treatments for cystic fibrosis
Biochemists have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis.
The Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tomorrow
Ubisoft has announced a most unusual and unexpected crossover. The Predator is making its way into Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Starting tomorrow, players can hunt and be hunted by the legendary movie monster during […]
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Midday open thread: Omarosa, calculators and journalists
Today’s comic by Matt Bors is The next sexual harasser is ...
She either resigned or was taken out of the White House kicking and screaming … depends who you ask:
The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donal
AP source: Marlins agree to deal Ozuna to Cardinals
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO De
The Miami Marlins are doing their very best to not be an even semi-competent baseball team next season. Giancarlo Stanton is gone, and for basically nothing. Marcell Ozuna is gone, and we don’t know what they’re getting back. Christian Yelich is next.Folk
Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning
We all love to share GIFs — and there are plenty of ways to do that, through online portals or keyboards — but often times because there is so much content, you’ll end up surfacing up a lower-fidelity GIF. There can be plenty of copie
Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco’s homeless population
Is it worse if a robot instead of a human is used to deter the homeless from setting up camp outside places of business?
One such bot cop took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption clinic in they city’s Mi
Double Olympic gold medalist Simon Dickie dies at age 66
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Simon Dickie, who coxed New Zealand rowing crews to Olympic victories at Mexico City in 1968 and Munich in 1972, has died. He was 66. Rowing New Zealand announced his death, but gave no details. Dickie was only 17 when he was a
Seahawks add depth at LB, place Aboushi on injured reserve
RENTON, Wash. (AP) With concerns about depth at linebacker, the Seattle Seahawks have promoted linebacker Paul Dawson off their practice squad and placed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi on injured reserve.
Malik McDowell arrest video shows him berating officers
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested for disorderly conduct outside a nightclub in Atlanta over the weekend, and let’s just say he was not exactly as cooperative as he could have been with police.Video footage that was obtained by T
You Can Eat This Straw When You’re Done Slurping Your Drink
Plastic straws are an environmental nightmare. In the next 24 hours, Americans will throw away somewhere around 500 million plastic straws. If that sounds like a whole lotta waste, that’s because it is. […]
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INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities
Loans can be the hardest to get for the people who need them the most. An estimated 45 million Americans don’t have a credit score and others have trouble bringing up their scores, even if they are in a better financial position than in years pa
McCarthy confirms Rodgers expected to start Sunday
The Green Bay Packers are getting Aaron Rodgers ready to go.Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that Rodgers is practicing as usual in preparation to start Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Rodgers had been sidelined for two months with a bro
Lactic acid bacteria can protect against influenza a virus
Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, ac