Whether you want to journey through ancient Egypt, explore Mars, or learn the ins and outs of the world wide web, here’s your chance.You can do it all from the comfort of your own couch thanks to this documentary streaming service.Launched by John Hendricks, the man who founded the Discovery Channel, CuriosityStream is known as the “Netflix for nonfiction.” Its library consists of over 2,000 science, technology, history, nature, society, and lifestyle documentaries.They feature experts such as Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough, and there are also documentaries exclusive to CuriosityStream.Like other streaming services, you can stream an unlimited amount of content each month via web browser, mobile app, TV, or tablet.CuriosityStream is also available for Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, and more.
When CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery debuted last year, it did so with a special premiere on the network’s television channel, a way to drive signups for the network’s streaming service, CBS All Access.While the premiere of the show’s second season has already come and gone, the network has decided to put this season’s debut episode, “Brother,” up on YouTube.Presumably, the episode is there to remind non-subscribers — or lapsed subscribers — that the show is back and that it’s worth watching.Discovery seems to have done a good job bringing in new viewers when it first premiered in 2017 — CBS claimed at the time that signups for the service broke records after the show premiered on the network.But, that first season wrapped up last February, and there’s been plenty of complaints about the streaming service’s available catalog and technical glitches.That’s a long time for subscribers to stick around, especially if they showed up for that one show.
The earliest episodes of Discovery’s first season set up a battlefield for an argument underlying the entire history of Star Trek: how do we reconcile Starfleet as a scientific and militaristic entity?The place of religion in a society like the Federation has long been a subject Star Trek has dabbled with—whether it’s accepting spiritually-driven potential members like the Bajorans in Deep Space Nine, or the more typical scenario of our Starfleet heroes encountering a world where faith drives society rather than science or technology.And while it’s a little lighter on the spectacle the premiere rested its laurels on, it makes up for it by presenting the classic Trek pull between faith and reason in some interesting ways among its crew.Given the fact that their salvation took place from an angelic-looking being in a literal church, it’s turned the colonists into a deeply religious people.When Burnham finds a fellow scientist in one of the colonists, Jacob, she sees a chance to save New Eden by beaming its inhabitants back up to the Discovery to re-integrate them into Federation society.But Pike—who grew up in a household with a father who taught both science and comparative religion—sees a group of humans that have managed to flourish and make a utopia in their own small way, thanks to the unity their faith has given them.
When Star Trek: Discovery premiered back in 2017, our recap praised its spectacle but questioned just where the show would be going thematically.It focuses on action-packed spectacle more so than the heady moral questions of the day Star Trek usually digs its teeth into, setting up a tonne of new mysteries for the rest of the season to follow up on instead of providing any meaty answers of its own.In a moment I found both delightful and a little bit cheeky, it even borrows an action sequence from the 2009 Star Trek reboot movie – the space jump sequence, right down to the candy-colour-coordinated jumpsuits and, this time, even the fact that the gung-ho adrenaline junkie on the away team gets killed after ignoring safety advice!Discovery’s debut wanted to embrace a grim, uneasy time for Starfleet and the Federation, and its spectacle keenly focused on the shock and horror of the outbreak of conflict with the Klingons.And that’s a great thing, because in uniting its characters – Burnham, the rest of the Discovery crew, and newcomer Anson Mount, as Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike – under the sheer joy of what they’re doing makes this crew actually feel like a classic Star Trek unit more than any of the empty “We are Starfleet!” platitudes season one had to offer.Everything’s a little less on edge, and the show can begin to breathe a little more calmly.
Beware: this piece contains spoilers for seasons one and two of Star Trek: Discovery.The Klingon war is over, and the Federation is consumed by a new scientific pursuit: mysterious red bursts of light that have appeared across 30,000 light years."I suggest that you focus on the problem in front of you, rather than what is behind," Sarek tells Burnham in the scene just before the roll call.Not all who wander are lostStar Trek: Discovery Season 2 trailer will resonate with TOS fansThis first episode is about setting the tone of the new season and exploring relationships.
But considering it’s been so long, we thought we’d remind you of where the good old U.S.S.Remember when Captain Lorca revealed himself as a plant from the evil Mirror Universe, who fled to the prime Star Trek reality to avoid death for being part of a coup that, and I quote, wanted to “Make the Empire Glorious Again?” Because we certainly haven’t, ahahahahaha!Anyway, one kickass fight with evil Michelle Yeoh later – sorry, her most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Kronos, Regina Andor, Emperor Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius – Lorca found himself stabbed through the chest and left to tumble into the open warp drive of the Terran Empire’s flagship, so outside of some incredible asspulls, the Discovery needs a new captain going into its second season.Saru is currently the ship’s acting Captain, and by the very end of the season, the ship was on the way to pick up its new captain from Vulcan (and drop off Ambassador Sarek).That Time a Starfleet Admiral Nearly Did a GenocideAfter Lorca’s death and a rapid escape from the Mirror Universe with Emperor Georgiou in tow, the Discovery found its home a little worse for wear compared to where it had left it when it first “accidentally” (another gift of Lorca’s) ventured to the Mirror Universe during the midseason finale.
For the editorial team at Digital Trends, CES, the annual consumer tech conference in Las Vegas, isn’t just about the products (although we do see plenty of cool gadgets there).During day three of the show, Digital Trends Live hosts Greg Nibler and Maude Garrett sat down with entrepreneur Kevin Harrington, a man who longtime Shark Tank viewers may recognize as one of the “sharks” from the first two seasons of the show.Although his Shark Tank days are long behind him, Harrington is still a prolific investor who comes to trade shows like CES to find the next big thing.Harrington talked to the Nibler and Garrett about his love of trade shows, how he got his start in business, and what he looks for in potential investment targets.As Harrington describes it, entrepreneurship runs in his family.“My father owned restaurants,” he explains, “and I started, when I was 11 years old, working in his restaurants.
TechRadar and PC Gamer are diving deep into virtual reality this month with a series of guides, how-tos, and features digging into every aspect of VR that we're simply calling VR Month.In fact, many suggest that VR could absolutely transform education altogether, largely by making education much more immersive for students – which could help make lessons more interesting.Titans of space offers an in-depth tour of a number of the planets, stars and other objects in the galaxy.To help show the sheer scale of objects in space, Titans of Space does things like shrink down planets to a millionth of their actual size.For example, the Earth could appear to be the size of a house.In the app, you’ll find a variety of options, including the ability to customize the tour of space for you or your students.
Looking good there, Star Trek: Discovery.Not long after dropping a new trailer, CBS has released a fun little behind-the-scenes featurette for the second season of Discovery, highlighting the more grandiose look and feel of the upcoming episodes.In it, creator Alex Kurtzman talks about a deliberate shift in visual style, in an attempt to make the show more film-like, an extension of the universe that feels more in keeping with the big-screen recent history of the series.There’s also good discussion of the role of Pike in the early part of the season, and the drive to, at least a little bit, provide a coherent history of this part of the Trek continuity, weaving the new ideas of Discovery into the untold parts of the early series history.There’s also some new footage here and there, and all told it looks sharp.How well will Discovery grow in its second season?
Most people enjoy a good documentary.You learn interesting things, but you don’t have to read a book, and you often get stunning visuals.If you know someone who particularly loves documentaries, CuriosityStream is the ideal Christmas gift.It’s an on-demand streaming service specializing in award-winning programming about science, nature, history, technology, society, and more.Launched by the guy who founded the Discovery Channel, CuriostyStream has an unparalleled library of over 2,000 documentaries to choose from.You’ll find high-quality shows from some of the giants of the genre such as Sir David Attenborough and Professor Stephen Hawking.
As great as Netflix is, there are only so many times you can watch “Making a Murderer.” But if documentary hits have sparked your appetite or that of someone you know for educational true life stories, this may just end up being the greatest holiday gift ever.Get the inquisitive minds on your shopping list a two-year subscription to CuriosityStream, a vast digital library of over 2,000 documentary features and series that open up every facet of our planet, our times, and our universe.Since it’s the holiday season, you can also save yourself $10 on your subscription, just $24 right now from TNW Deals with promo code: GREENMONDAY20.You may not have heard of CuriosityStream before, but you’re undoubtedly familiar with its siblings.The service was created by John S. Hendricks, entrepreneur, founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications, which spawned The Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, three of the most respected educational outlets anywhere for non-fiction documentary content.Since launching three years ago, CuriosityStream has lived up to that pedigree, offering their archive of high quality films and original series on demand.
It’s that time of the year again, and if you’re anything like us, you’re still buying presents for loved ones.Almost everyone has a smartphone, so if you’re looking for small accessories as stocking stuffers, we’ve compiled a list to help.We all know one person who continues to charge their device with the same battered old cable.It makes you wince every time it comes out, with exposed wires and a completely worn away plastic collar.It’s hideous to behold — and even worse, it’s dangerous.There’s a lot to love about smartphone cameras these days, and if you know someone who loves taking snaps with their phone, then you might consider this clip-on camera lens from Aukey.
In September, Hulu and Discovery announced a partnership for live and on-demand programming that would see Discovery’s content coming to Hulu’s streaming service.Today, as promised, those channels are going live with the launch of Discovery Networks programming across all of Hulu with Live TV packages.That means Hulu with Live TV subscribers will now have access to five new channels in the core package, including Discovery, TLC, Motortrend, Animal Planet, and ID.This is the first time the content from these networks has been available live on Hulu’s service.Hulu’s on-demand service subscription plan, however, offers a number of library episodes from the networks, including shows from Food Network, TLC, and HGTV.In addition to the expansion of the core package, Hulu’s new add-on bundles focused on Entertainment and Spanish programming are being expanded with Discovery Networks content, as well.
Livestreaming television service Sling TV has added another nine Discovery channels, the company has announced, as well as new sports offerings.The additions join Sling’s existing channel lineup, which is split into two different packages with premium add-on offerings as extra options.The new additions have been applied to the service’s base options, as well as its Extra offerings, and its Spanish language services.Sling TV customers who have the News Extras offering now get Science Channel, a channel that covers all things science.Heartland Extra, meanwhile, now offers Destination America, a network that covers a variety of categories throughout the US, including the show Ghost Brothers.Heartland Extra also now offers American Heroes Channel, a network that covers military history, events, and people, including features like World War II: Witness to War.
The launchers we’re looking atThere are hundreds of third-party launchers available on the Google Play Store, offering various features, customization options, and themes.The launchers featured in this comparison are:20 Scandals The Discovery Channel Tried To Hide From ViewersNova Launcher – You can’t do a launcher comparison without the one many consider the greatest of all time.Nova Launcher shows how granular the customization is going to be right after you download the app.
Hulu and Discovery Inc. are expanding their partnership to put more programming on the streaming service.The agreement, which stretches over multiple years, will bring almost 4,000 aired episodes of shows to all Hulu subscribers, including Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Chopped and House Hunters.“Our new agreement with Hulu affirms the strength of our brands and their value to viewers in a marketplace with an increasing array of options,” said Eric Phillips, president of affiliate distribution at Discovery, in a statement.Five additional Discovery networks are also joining Hulu with live TV, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, Velocity Network and Animal Planet.They will go live in December.A prior agreement with Scripps Network Interactive made some now-Discovery networks (after the Scripps-Discovery merger) already available, including HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel.
This week, we’re featuring TV star, cosplayer, and maker Adam Savage.When I met him in his hotel suite at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, he was bouncing around his room, reminiscing about past conventions that he’s attended, checking his phone, and playing with the bag that he was eager to show off to me.and regularly appearing on Tested.com where he builds props, visits film studios, and more.One of his recent ventures has been Savage Industries, a company that he founded along with Mafia Bags, to produce his own epitome of a work bag, which he designed and carries around himself.When he brought out the bag he’s been carrying around, which contains four smaller pouches made of the same material, he jumped at the chance to lay out the contents for me, lining them up with a high level of precision.It’s the EDC One, Every Day Carry-One.
An enormous 14-foot long squid has washed up on the shores of Wellington, New Zealand, prompting images of the colossal cephalopod to go viral.Three brothers, Dan, Jack and Matthew Aplin, stumbled upon the find on Saturday.Dan is a member of the Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists in Wellington, which posted several images of the impressive squid to its Facebook page."Wellington team member Dan had an interesting find in Wellington this morning!"the Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists captioned the images.The post had been shared almost 6,000 times as of Monday morning.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says these things will usher in “next-generation revolutionary UI”, likely referring to prevailing wisdom that says sophisticated VR experiences will be controlled by a combination of speech, gesture, movement and touch-based commands.Motion sensors will be activated by what you do with your arms, for example.There are already some good examples that help illustrate how we might use these systems in the real world.Here are three:In his book, ‘Rewiring Education’, Apple’s long-time VP education, John Couch, states that he believes AR may become: “One of the most transformative educational technologies to ever exist.”He doesn’t see this in isolation, either, pointing out how AR can be used alongside cutting-edge technologies such as machine intelligence, 3D printing or even holographics to create deeply immersive learning experiences in which learners can engage with concepts in a near-physical way.When it comes to training resources, you won’t just be attempting to understand ideas from a book but will also be exposed to them in virtual space, where you’ll be able to break things to understand them more.
PLEASE NOTE: Flashing software on a device is an “at your own risk” activity.Even if you follow our guide to-the-letter, we can’t accept any responsibility if your device breaks.20 Scandals The Discovery Channel Tried To Hide From ViewersThe biggest and most popular custom Android experience is LineageOS.One of the best things about LineageOS is that it lets you update many devices to the latest version of Android — even if stock updates for that device ended long ago.Fastboot – This diagnostic tool comes with most Android installs and allows you to flash a new ROM.