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The TSA Is Hot Garbage. And We Will Never Be Rid Of It.

Nov 26, 2022

from the another-fine-American-insitution dept The terrorists won. And it wasn’t a small victory. It was one that managed to make the American way of life significantly worse for anyone attempting to fly. Flying is how we get around in this sprawl of a nation that encompasses 50 states and ~3,000 miles between the coasts. And that’s just 48 of the 50 states. Maybe you could drive most places if time wasn’t a factor, but Alaska and Hawaii are pretty much inaccessible without airplanes. E ...read more

Renowned founder Brian Lee and Derek Jeter have a new sports card biz with a digital bent

Nov 26, 2022

L.A.-based entrepreneur Brian Lee, who previously co-founded and ran The Honest Company, ShoeDazzle.com, and LegalZoom, has launched a new sports card collecting platform that’s likely to make a splash, not least because his cofounder in the endeavor is Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. Backed by $9 million in funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Defy.vc and BAM Ventures (also cofounded by Lee), the outfit launched today with a somewhat unique and digitally-enabled approach to helping ...read more

Copyright Troll In Taiwan Accused Of Uploading Movies Itself To Entice, Sue, And Threaten ‘Pirates’

Nov 26, 2022

from the gon'-fishing dept It’s no secret that copyright trolls have been a scourge on many countries for some time now. The typical method of the copyright troll is quite simple. You buy or acquire the rights to some media, you watch for any of that media to show up on the internet illicitly, and then you attempt to legal-fu the IP addresses out of ISPs or site hosts and then threaten those using those IPs with a lawsuit if they don’t pay a “settlement fee.” This scheme is problemati ...read more

China’s Moon Missions Shadow NASA Artemis’s Pace

Nov 26, 2022

This past weekend, NASA scrubbed the Artemis I uncrewed mission to the moon and back. Reportedly, the space agency will try again to launch the inaugural moon mission featuring the gargantuan Space Launch System (SLS) at the end of this month or sometime in October. Meanwhile, half a world away, China is progressing on its own step-by-step program to put both robotic and, eventually, crewed spacecraft on the lunar surface and keep pace with NASA-led achievements.Asia’s rapidly growing space p ...read more

Google upgrades its Apple AirDrop competitor ‘Nearby Share’ and five other Android updates

Nov 26, 2022

Google introduced Thursday a bevy of new features for Android devices, including an upgrade to a self-share option that works like rival Apple’s AirDrop and lets users transfer files across its ecosystem of phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. The wide range of upgrades — from the self-share feature and redesigned widgets to sound alerts, audio descriptions for Google TV, and live-sharing on Google Meet — are all designed to boost productivity, communication, accessibility and entertainment ...read more

Apple selects Globalstar as partner on Emergency SOS via satellite service

Nov 26, 2022

Why it matters: Apple as part of its iPhone 14 unveiling announced a new feature that'll use satellites orbiting Earth to enable emergency messaging when a user is outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Cupertino was mum on the details but a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission provided additional insight into the partnership. Rumors of a partnership with low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite provider Globalstar surfaced just ahead of last year's iPhone 13 launch but the fe ...read more

Ziply Fiber raises $450M to fund expansion in four Northwest states; two new execs appointed

Nov 26, 2022

Ziply Fiber operates in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. (Ziply Image) Ziply Fiber, a Kirkland, Wash.-based fiber internet service provider, is fueling the expansion of its network in the Pacific Northwest with $450 million in new funding, the company announced Thursday. Ziply was formed in 2020 after a $1.35 billion deal to acquire the Northwest operations of internet and TV provider Frontier Communications. WaveDivision Capital, an investment company operated by the founder of Wa ...read more

Law Firm, Families Send Texas School Districts C&D Over ‘God’ Posters

Nov 26, 2022

from the tex-mess dept This keeps getting better and better. We have been discussing a Texas law requiring that a school district display any posters that are donated by outside parties, so long as they follow a couple of defined rules. Those rules are that the posters can display no words beyond “In God We Trust”, that it must include an image of the American flag directly below the text, and that the Texas state flag must be displayed on the poster as well. These simplistic instructions ...read more

Politico’s New Owner Heads To The Fainting Couch Over TikTok

Nov 26, 2022

from the ban-ALL-the-things! dept Thu, Sep 8th 2022 06:20am - Karl Bode New Politico owner and Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner has called for a ban on TikTok at the Vox Media Code conference. In fact, the lion’s share of the conference involved folks hyperventilating in one form or another over the existential threat posed by a popular social media app: Like most of the folks freaking out about the social media app (see: FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr), Döpfner isn’t quite sure w ...read more

The Apple Watch Ultra is a recreational scuba diver's wet dream

Nov 26, 2022

In brief: There were plenty of rumors leading up to the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 8. The central theme of almost all of them was the Pro appendage to the name. Seemingly every bit of information leaked regarding Cupertino's newest wearable was specified as the "Apple Watch Pro," leading us to wonder; will there even be a standard Apple Watch this year? Apple unveiled the Watch Series 8 at Wednesday's "Far Out" keynote. The good news is that there is a standard version. The more a ...read more