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Ted Lasso: You don’t need to love soccer to love Jason Sudeikis’ new comedy
Brendan Hunt and Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso. Apple TV Plus Take it from a non-soccer fan. You don’t need to like or even know anything about the sport to like new Apple TV Plus comedy Ted Lasso.  The show, streaming now, is executive produced by Jason Sudeikis and... Read more
Why Derechos Are So Devilishly Difficult to Predict
At 8:30 am on Monday, Mark Licht was sitting in his home outside of Ames, Iowa, on a conference call with other agronomists and meteorologists from around the state. Iowa had been having a dry spell, the western half of the state stricken with severe drought. What farmers needed... Read more
Activision teases Call of Duty: 2020 in a basement in Warzone
Activision has teased its Call of Duty 2020 game, believed to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, in the Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale spinoff. The publisher hasn’t revealed it yet, but Doritos accidentally leaked information and the title about the next game, corroborating others that... Read more
Kamala Harris misinformation on Facebook and Twitter worries experts
Within hours of Joe Biden announcing that he had selected Kamala Harris as his presidential running mate, conspiracy theories as well as racist and sexist misinformation about her proliferated online. Much of this harassing dialogue recycled or built on earlier false claims spread about Harris. And the actions social... Read more
SpaceX Starlink speeds revealed as beta users get downloads of 11 to 60Mbps
Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish. SpaceX Beta users of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-broadband service are getting download speeds ranging from 11Mbps to 60Mbps, according to tests conducted using Ookla’s speedtest.net tool. Speed tests showed upload speeds ranging from 5Mbps to 18Mbps. The same tests, conducted over the... Read more
6 Actionable Content Marketing Tips and Tactics to Skyrocket Organic Traffic in 2020
Blogging for business has become a mainstream essential. All online businesses, irrespective of the size and industry, are using blogging to increase their brand visibility and leads. Here are six actionable content marketing tips to skyrocket your organic traffic. In marketing, we popularly call blogging strategy “content marketing.” Even... Read more
Fortnite banned from Apple and Google app stores — and developer Epic sues
Fornite players get a discount if they opt to pay Epic directly on mobile versions.  Angela Lang/CNET Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple and Google after both pulled Epic’s hit game from their app stores over direct-payment disputes. As of right now, neither are allowing users to download and install... Read more
We Need ‘Hobbit’ Movies That Are the Right Length
The Rankin/Bass cartoon The Hobbit, released in 1977, features beautiful artwork, catchy music, and great acting. As a child of the 1980s, science fiction author Matthew Kressel is one of the film’s many fans. “It was kind of tear-jerking re-watching this,” Kressel says in Episode 427 of the Geek’s... Read more
The DeanBeat: Epic Games vs. Apple/Google is a shot heard around the world — but it’s risky
Epic Games’ simmering antitrust dispute with Apple and Google turned into a hot war Thursday, as Epic Games announced a discount policy and direct payment mechanism for Fortnite that Apple and Google said violated their terms of service. Apple tossed Fortnite out of the iOS App Store, and Epic... Read more
Spooky action at a distance: The future magic of remote collaboration
The Future of Business View more stories The global pandemic and the corporate office shutdowns resulting from it have wrought changes to how work works. While essential people in certain industries have continued their jobs in ways that are relatively familiar under layers upon layers of personal protective equipment,... Read more