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Texas School Violates Texas Law By Refusing To Display ‘In God We Trust’ Poster Written In Arabic

Sep 24, 2022

from the language-barrier dept Well, that was quick. We had recently discussed an athiest activist who had planned to have some fun pointing out the veiled nature of a Texas law that requires a school to display any donated poster featuring the phrase “In God We Trust” along with the American and Texas flags. How was the fun to be had? Well, by donating posters that very closely followed the law’s requirements… except to put the phrase “In God We Trust” in Arabic. Should a school ...read more

Tech CEO rappels 40 stories off Seattle office tower to call attention to giving — and channel his fears

Sep 24, 2022

MoxiWorks CEO York Baur leans back as he leaves the top of the Seattle building where his company has offices. (YouTube screen grab via MoxiWorks) York Baur has already reached the top as CEO of MoxiWorks, a Seattle-based startup that operates a platform for real estate brokers. Last week he returned to the bottom — in unique fashion. In a stunt aimed at celebrating his company’s charitable giving efforts, Baur paid up on a challenge he made to employees during a fundraising drive, in ...read more

Disney is considering a Prime-like membership program to leverage its vast entertainment empire

Sep 24, 2022

What just happened? Disney is reportedly exploring the possibility of launching a membership program that would bring together multiple perks, not unlike what Amazon offers Prime subscribers. Sources familiar with the discussions told The Wall Street Journal that Disney is considering a membership for casual fans and customers that could encourage them to spend more on the variety of products and services it offers. In addition to Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, Disney operates multiple theme parks, ...read more

Live Nation bets millions on high-tech reusable cups to combat plastic waste

Sep 24, 2022

Picture the aftermath of a festival: A sea of fans depart, leaving behind any number of empty water bottles, disposable cups, wristbands, lost IDs and maybe even some used-up whipped cream chargers. For all the environmental lip service we hear from megastars, the carbon footprint of live entertainment has only recently received the attention it deserves. Trash is just one piece of that puzzle, and it’s currently in Live Nation‘s spotlight as the events giant pumps $5 million into Tur ...read more

Google blocks Truth Social from the Play Store — Will Apple be next?

Sep 24, 2022

Google’s decision to block the Truth Social app’s launch on the Play Store over content moderation issues raises the question as to why Apple hasn’t taken similar action over the iOS version of the app that’s been live on the App Store since February. According to a report by Axios, Google found numerous posts that violated its Play Store content policies, blocking the app’s path to go live on its platform. But some of these same types of posts appear to be available on the iOS app, ...read more

Lenovo's IdeaPad 5i Chromebook can be configured with a 120Hz display

Sep 24, 2022

Why it matters: Lenovo's latest Chromebook is putting a big emphasis on the display. The new IdeaPad 5i can be configured with a 16-inch, 2.5K LCD panel that covers 100 percent of the sRGB color space. The display is additionally rated for up to 350 nits of brightness and has a speedy 120Hz refresh rate, making it a compelling option for those into cloud gaming. Lenovo bills the IdeaPad 5i as a capable productivity machine as well thanks in part to the keyboard's 1.5mm key travel and a spacio ...read more

Daily Deal: The Complete 2022 Java Coder Bundle

Sep 24, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The Complete 2022 Java Coder Bundle has 9 courses to help you kick-start your Java learning, providing you with the key concepts necessary to write code. You’ll learn about Java, Oracle, Apache Maven, and more. From applying the core concepts of object-oriented programming to writing common algorithms, you’ll foster real, employable skills as you make your way through this training. It’s on sale for $40. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is ...read more

Telehealth startup 98point6 raises $20M, inks deal with health system to license tech

Sep 24, 2022

(98point6 Photo) Seattle-based 98point6 announced that it is licensing its virtual care delivery platform in a deal with Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System. This is the company’s first foray as a third-party software provider, and it raised more than $20 million in a convertible note offering to fund its expansion. The licensed tech will be used to support Indigo Health, a division of MultiCare Health System that handles urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries. Indigo was fo ...read more

LG's bendable 42-inch OLED TV allows you to change its curvature using a remote control

Sep 24, 2022

In context: Prototype bendable TVs from LG aren't all that surprising. The brand even released a rollable television that can retract into its stand when not in use, although it costs six figures. It'll be interesting to see how popular its OLED Flex will be, considering that curved TVs are nearly extinct nowadays. On Wednesday, LG unveiled the OLED Flex (model LX3), a bendable 42-inch screen that can go from flat up to a 900R curve. That's close to the 800mm maximum bend radius offered Corsa ...read more

NASA’s Artemis I Revives the Moonshot

Sep 24, 2022

“When you look at the rocket, it looks almost retro,” said Bill Nelson, the administrator of NASA. “Looks like we’re looking back toward the Saturn V. But it’s a totally different, new, highly sophisticated—more sophisticated—rocket, and spacecraft.”Artemis, powered by the Space Launch System rocket, is America’s first attempt to send astronauts to the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972, and technology has taken giant leaps since then. On Artemis I, the first test flight, mission ma ...read more