After the shocking finale earlier this year, executive producer Alex Kurtzman was quick to explain that despite the series now being set further in the future than any other Trek series ever (1000 years!After all, they did choose to leave everything and everyone else behind.However, Kurtzman would not definitively say if the left-behind Spock, Pike and Number One would get their own spinoff show or who the new Captain of the Discovery is.After Discovery the panel pivoted to Lower Decks, a half-hour animated show from Mike McMahan about a group of four ensigns on what he described as “a not important ship in Starfleet”.The main characters are Ensign Beckett Mariner (voiced by Tawny Newsome), Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Ensign Tendi (Noël Wells), and Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero).And Rutherford was compared to Geordi La Forge... except that he can never get anything done or solved.
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Exactly fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, a new team of astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to begin their stay there.The launch took place on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:28 p.m.ET (9:28 p.m. Baikonur time) to carry the astronauts to the ISS.The Expedition 60 crew includes NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Roscosmos astronaut Alexander Skvortsov, and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano.These three will join NASA’s Nick Hague and Christina Koch and Roscosmos’ Alexey Ovchinin who are already aboard the ISS.Together, the new crew will spend more than six months on the station, performing scientific experiments and testing space equipment.
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The crew capsule which will carry American astronauts to the moon as part of the Artemis project has been completed.The completion of the Artemis 1 capsule was announced by Vice President Mike Pence during a speech at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the historic Apollo moon landing mission.Fifty years after successfully landing a man on the moon, NASA is hoping to recreate this feat.But this time, at least one of the crew members will be a woman.NASA has announced that this capsule will carry the “first woman on the moon.”“Similar to the 1960s, we too have an opportunity to take a giant leap forward for all of humanity,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement.
Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, recently accepted a 90-minute interview with Yahoo Finance.The major subject of discussion is the company’s relationship with the US.According to him, the US attitude seems to be moderate but there is no substantial change.However, Huawei has become calmer.Ren Zhengfei talked tough when he said that “even if the US companies all shut down Huawei, the company would not stop production in the future…not even for one day”Ren Zhengfei believes that without Qualcomm, Huawei can still survive, after all, its own chips will be better and better as time goes by, but the company is still committed to continuing to maintain a partnership.
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When the anonymous social media app YOLO was launched in May 2019, it topped the iTunes downloads chart after just one week, despite the lack of a major marketing campaign.The explosive popularity of YOLO has led to warnings of the same problem that led to Yik Yak’s shutdown, namely that its anonymity could lead to cyberbullying and hate speech.And our own research on anonymous online interactions among teenagers in the UK and Ireland has revealed a wider range of interactions that extend beyond the toxic to the benign and even beneficial.Psychologist John Suler, who specializes in online behavior, describes this phenomenon as the “online disinhibition effect”.This means people feel less accountable for their actions when they feel removed from their real identities.The veil provided by anonymity enables people to become rude, critical, angry, hateful, and threatening towards one another, without fear of repercussion.
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Today, Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with YahooFinance that the HongMeng system has no plans for smartphones.According to him, the company will invest and develop a smartphone system only when Android is no longer an option.He believes that Google and Huawei are working hard to solve the problems they are facing, and hope to pay off.Ren Zhengfei said that Hongmeng system can be used in many different IoT applications, such as smartwatches, smart TVs and car networking, but there is no plan to use them on mobile phones.He said “We are developing a backup system, and they are trying to communicate with the US government…I hope we can all pay off.”Earlier, Huawei’s Senior Vice President and member of the Chinese company’s Board of Directors, Catherine Chen, affirmed that the HongMeng system is not for smartphones.
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Horror anthology film Creepshow has become a horror anthology TV show, thanks to AMC's horror streaming service Shudder and The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero.Details on the six-episode series have been trickling in since the series was announced, but now there’s a trailer – and at Friday’s Comic-Con panel, we got details galore from showrunner Nicotero and the other big names he brought with him to the stage.Joining Nicotero was author Joe Hill (NOS4A2/NOS4R2), who scripted one of the episodes and happens to be the son of the guy (maybe you’ve heard of him) who wrote the screenplay for George A. Romero’s 1982 film.Horror-trivia fans will recall that Hill actually acted onscreen in the 1982 version (as did his father), though at the time he was still going by “Joe King”.Cast members in attendance included the iconic Adrienne Barbeau (star of the original Creepshow, as well as The Fog and Escape From New York), as well as Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer, Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural, Z Nation).Hill was also nostalgic, remembering how King arranged for him to be cast as Billy (the kid who uses a voodoo doll to kill his onscreen father as revenge for taking away his horror comics) in the original film, but he was so busy with his own work on the movie that the young Hill ended up with Savini as a babysitter of sorts.
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Como Audio, a Boston-based company, plans to launch a voice-controlled smart speaker this fall that works in conjunction with their previously-announced SpeakEasy Stereo System.The Como Audio Turntable is slated to sell for $399 in limited quantities.The walnut finish makes it look like something straight out of the late 1980s.Users can use the speakers to play internet-connected apps like Spotify through Google Assistant if they don’t want to use the turntable itself.The specs hint at great audio quality, too.Each speaker has a custom three-inch woofer and a 0.75-inch tweeter to make sure all of the highs and lows come through crystal-clear.
Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is quite ambitious with its smartphone shipment target.Huawei’s initial smartphone shipments target for 2019 was 250 million units.According to Guo Minghao, a well-known analyst, Huawei will regain Google’s GMS certification by the end of July.When this happens, its sales in Europe will rebound.In addition, he believes that in 2019, Huawei’s mobile phone shipments will exceed 260 million units.In a recent interview with YahooFinance, Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, is hopeful that the company can hit 270 million units.
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Fifty years later, to the day, I did this moon landing virtual reality thing at San Diego Comic-Con.Which feat is more impressive?I don't know, I'm not a scientist.The firm, which is based in both Beijing and Miami, set up a VR simulation that lets people feel like they are on a lunar mission.You can fiddle with controls and pull levers.While walking down narrow hallways of docking bays and moving up and down on elevators, the sense of motion feels realistic.
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Ahead of its earnings report next week, Boeing on Thursday said it will report an after-tax charge of £3.92 billion related to its grounded 737 Max jets.The company said in an update that the charge was related to “an estimate of potential concessions and other considerations” for its clients who have been forced to continue revising their flight schedules with no clear end in sight.The company said the charge would result in a £4.48 billion hit to revenue and pre-tax earnings for the quarter.“We remain focused on safely returning the 737 MAX to service,” Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement.“This is a defining moment for Boeing.Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the flight crews and passengers who fly on our airplanes.
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China’s small space station, Tiangong-2, has burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere as part of a planned deorbital maneuver.It was launched in 2016 as a test bed for space technologies and was originally only scheduled to be in space for two or three years.But it survived longer than expected and has continued to be a venue for testing and for occasional manned missions.It has spent a total of nearly 1,000 days in space.The space station’s planned deorbit was executed by putting it into a controlled descent into the atmosphere, where it broke up into small pieces.This space debris fell to Earth, landing in the the ocean in a region of the South Pacific
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Blizzard teased the 31st hero of Overwatch on Twitter, but while players are speculating on the new character, his name and image may have already leaked.In what appears to be a new Developer Update, game director Jeff Kaplan appears before being sucked into a wormhole.Classical music then plays, as the video shows several complex mathematical equations.In this quick Developer Update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan goes into detail about the upcoming…+ ⋜ π ⩲ ????— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 20, 2019
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An Israeli software company which creates spyware has developed a tool with the ability to break into users’ cloud-based accounts, according to a report in the Financial Times.The Pegasus software developed by the NSO Group has been advertised as being able to copy authentication keys and access cloud services like Google Drive or iCloud, and can also access messaging services like Facebook Messenger.Once a phone is infected, the infection can spread to the user’s cloud accounts and download their entire online history.Even after the authentication key is no longer valid, the infection can still remain.NSO has boasted of the software’s abilities in its pitches to potential customers.The report reveals that “One pitch document from NSO’s parent company, Q-Cyber, which was prepared for the government of Uganda earlier this year, advertised the ability of Pegasus to ‘retrieve the keys that open cloud vaults’ and ‘independently sync-and-extract data’.”
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Marvel will release a limited comic book series on Kylo Ren before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, the company has announced.The series will focus on the origins of the new movie trilogy’s Kylo Ren character, according to Charles Soule, the writer behind the series.Readers will find out about the Knights of Ren and Kylo’s place in it.The new Star Wars movie trilogy, which kicked off in 2015 with The Force Awakens, introduced a large roster of new characters and entities behind those characters, including the Knights of Ren and Kylo Ren, son of characters Han Solo and Leia Organa.How did Ben Solo become Kylo Ren?That’s what this new series will help fans understand.
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Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is arguably the world's best phone (or at least in our opinion) but with a phone that great, comes...well a pretty massive price tag.So when you're paying that much, it would be nice to have some added incentives.This seems like an idea that Vodafone is happy to get involved with, currently offering not just a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deal with an unlimited data cap, but also throwing in a completely free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds.And for those looking to become a member of the cutting-edge fraternity, Vodafone also has the exact same offer on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, throwing you into the world of super fast speeds.The only catch, Vodafone's 5G plans operate across three different speed caps so you might have to invest a bit more to make full use of those 5G speeds.We've listed these two Galaxy S10 series offers down below, complete with the free Galaxy Buds.
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Respawn Entertainment finally took a stand against players using a keyboard and mouse instead of a controller in Apex Legends for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Respawn declared its stance on the controversial matter in a check-in post on the battle royale shooter’s official subReddit.The short answer is: We don’t condone it,” Respawn wrote, adding that the developer is investigating methods to determine if a player on a console version of Apex Legends has replaced the controller with a keyboard and mouse.Keyboard and mouse input in console versions of multiplayer shooters has been a polarizing topic, as there is a belief that this gives players an unfair advantage over those who are using controllers.Certain actions, particularly aiming, may be more precise when using a keyboard and mouse compared to the joysticks of controllers.In addition, there are qualms that the effectiveness of a keyboard and mouse setup creates a pay-to-win scenario in multiplayer games on consoles.
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Shane Lowry may have one hand on the Claret Jug, but it's still going to take some nerve and skill to get around the gusty last few holes at Royal Portrush to win the 148th Open Championship.The players are continuing their hunt for the famous Claret Jug at the British Open Championship - the first time that the world's oldest golf major has been held in Northern Ireland in almost 70 years.The 2019 Open started on Thursday, July 18, with the fourth and final round on Sunday, July 21.Shane Lowry's astonishing 63 on Saturday means that he headed in to Sunday at the top of the leaderboard by four shots, with Englishman Tommy Fleewtood joining him in the final pair.A little way behind him were a clutch of Americans (J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler, world number one and Brooks Koepka) and more Englishmen (Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett).Here's how to live stream the Tour de France for FREE
Every Halloween, The Simpsons honors all things horror with an anthology of short segments called "Treehouse of Horror," featuring the citizens of Springfield in scary situations.This year's "Treehouse of Horror XXX" will parody all three seasons of Netflix's Stranger Things in a segment called "Danger Things."At The Simpsons panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, fans got a peek at the Stranger Things parody, which is set in the '80s version of Springfield.Milhouse Van Houten is dragged into another dimension called The Over Under instead of The Upside Down.A bald Lisa Simpson plays Eleven, who tries to save Milhouse.There's also a scene set in the mall just like in season 3 of Stranger Things.
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You didn’t think that Avengers: Endgame was really the end, did you?At Comic-Con International 2019, Marvel Studios finally shared what’s coming in its highly anticipated fourth phase, offering details on a whopping 10 projects for 2020 and 2021, and giving some very intriguing hints as to what the future holds.Phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins on May 1, 2020 with Black Widow, a prequel starring Scarlet Johansson as the MCU’s premiere superspy and Florence Pugh as fellow assassin Yelena Belova.Taskmaster, a mercenary with the ability to copy any opponent’s fighting style, will be the villain.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is next, starring relative unknown Simu Liu as the titular martial artist, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung as the Mandarin (the real one, this time).A couple of familiar faces are up next.
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