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I can’t believe I’m taking Disney’s side on anything I have been told to blog about Senator Josh Hawley’s new copyright bill, and I do this with nothing but the greatest reluctance. Normally, I love talking about copyright! I’ll talk about copyright all day long! [Ed note: And she does.] But

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Summer Game Fest is taking E3’s June slot

Summer Game Fest will kick off on June 9th with a live show and indie game showcase produced by Double Fine and Iam8bit. Microsoft will also be at the event. Summer Game Fest will kick off this year on June 9th at 2PM ET / 11AM PT, with a live show hosted by, as my college Ash Parrish described him, “consummate video game hype-man Geoff Keighley.” According to a press release, the show will be

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YouTube is taking on over-the-air TV with nearly 4,000 free episodes of TV

YouTube announced that you’ll now be able to stream nearly 4,000 episodes of TV for free, as long as you’re also willing to watch ads during the show. YouTube is the latest company to offer free shows TV with ads. The video giant says you’ll now be able to stream nearly 4,000 episodes of TV for free, as long as you’re also willing to watch ads during the show. Shows available include Hell’s

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Adobe is taking another step into NFTs

Adobe has added support for the Polygon blockchain platform to its Behance social network, letting artists make theoretically more environmentally friendly NFTs. Adobe’s social network Behance is adding support for the Polygon cryptocurrency platform, letting users more easily showcase Polygon-based non-fungible tokens or NFTs. The company is touting Polygon integration as a more environmentally conscious

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Discord’s new policy will ban harmful medical advice, taking aim at anti-vaxx groups

Discord is overhauling its policies to tackle health misinformation, off-platform behavior, and hate speech. The new policies take effect on March 28th. Discord is overhauling its policies and community guidelines to tackle health misinformation, off-platform behavior, and hate speech, the company announced on Friday. It’s the first big policy update for Discord in nearly two years and is designed

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The Call of Duty series is reportedly taking a break in 2023

Activision Blizzard is delaying a Call of Duty title that had been scheduled to release in 2023, according to Bloomberg. There has been a new mainline Call of Duty game every year for nearly 20 years. There has been a new mainline Call of Duty title every year since 2005, but that will apparently change next year. Activision Blizzard is delaying a Call of Duty title that had been scheduled to release in 2023, according to Bloomberg’s Jason

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Uber and Lyft are taking on healthcare, and drivers are just along for the ride

Uber and Lyft have launched non-emergency medical transport arms, aiming to take on the industry that gives rides to Medicaid recipients. Experts worry rideshare drivers aren’t prepared for those rides. Within the first week that Austin Correll was driving for Lyft in the fall of 2021, he was sent to pick up passengers at an address that turned out to be for a hospital. When he pulled up to the curb, he found an elderly woman in a wheelchair and

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Twitter’s new CEO is taking ‘a few weeks’ of parental leave and should feel free to take even more

Parag Agrawal, who became Twitter’s CEO in November, will take "a few weeks" of paternity leave for the birth of his second child. That’s less than the 20 weeks that Twitter offers all new parents who work there. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal plans to take “a few weeks” of paternity leave for the birth of his second child, the company confirmed Wednesday. First reported by The Washington Post, Agrawal announced he was taking the leave at a company all-hands

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A renowned community of quilters is taking on copycats — and winning

The quilts of Gee’s Bend are world-famous, but profit has typically gone to outside parties. Now quilters in the community are selling directly on Etsy to take control of their work. Quilts made by generations of women in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, have hung in the Met, the Whitney, and the Smithsonian Museum of Art. They’ve been shown at galleries and art fairs around the world. But if the quilters want to directly sell their

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Scientists create algae computer powered by photosynthesis

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have used algae to power a low-energy ARM computer chip for six months continuously. They hope that in the future, such natural power systems could be used to power Internet of Things devices. Scientists have used algae to power a low-energy computer chip for six months. Researchers from the University of Cambridge sealed a colony of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, inside a metal enclosure the size of an AA battery.

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Netflix’s Geeked Week ‘22 trailer reveals even more of The Sandman’s gods and monsters

Stranger Things, Resident Evil, The Sandman, and the Umbrella Academy are all shaping up to be the stars of Netflix’s upcoming Geeked Week event. Following its initial launch last year, Netflix turned its Geeked Week showcase of upcoming movies and shows into an annual event. While we’re still a few weeks out from the 2022 exhibition, a new teaser trailer for the week of reveals and

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