Apple took on the challenge of Isaac Asimov's magnificently boring masterpiece Foundation, which has managed to evade screen adaptation for fifty years. Here's the trailer. I'm looking forward to episode after episode of Jared Harris explaining things to stupid people, a role at which he is, it has to be admitted, magnificently good. Posing Seldon as a sci-fi Legasov strikes me as the masterstroke that makes the whole production possible.
In an infamous 1961 episode of The Bullwinkle Show, the Bullwinkle puppet encouraged viewers to pull the knobs off their TVs. Parents weren't too happy. From the Lost Media Archive: It was reported that around 20,000 young children complied to this, causing NBC to receive a ton of letters from angry parents. The next week,… READ THE REST
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Last month, Netflix tweeted a photo suggesting that production had resumed for Stranger Things 4. Now, executive producer Shawn Levy says in Collider that the upcoming season will be worth the wait thanks to the pandemic delay, not in in spite of it: I'll just say the pandemic definitely massively delayed shooting and therefore the… READ THE REST
In the past few days, the U.S. Air Force rolled out new tools fueled by machine learning to help stem the spread of misinformation about COVID. Additionally, the Library of Congress has launched a project on how to use machine learning to better cross-reference all 170 million items in its overflowing archives. Every day, we… READ THE REST
The Apple Watch is a great addition to any tech arsenal–until it runs out of juice, that is. Then, you have to go about the process of recharging. Of course, the Apple Watch only recharges via wireless charging, meaning it can sometimes end up being pretty inconvenient to power up, especially if you're out and… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST