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Disney+ cuts off 'Simpsons' jokes with widescreen episodes

Wednesday  03:55,   13 november 2019
engadget

The Disney+ launch didn't just have some technical hiccups -- it also irritated The Simpsons fans. Viewers have discovered that all classic Simpsons episodes are the cropped widescreen versions, not the 4:3 originals that FXX brought back in... >>>

Verizon’s new set-top box is possibly the worst option out there for streaming

Wednesday  03:30,   13 november 2019
theverge

It doesn’t even support NetflixFirst, and probably most importantly, it doesn’t support Netflix. I’m guessing that’s all you need to know to never want to use the Stream TV, and I would understand if you’ve now decided to click away to read any of... >>>

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft leaves Ryugu asteroid, heads back to Earth

Wednesday  03:20,   13 november 2019
cnet

The Hayabusa2 probe begins its long journey back to Earth with samples of the asteroid on board.But everything good must come to an end and Hayabusa2 is now on its way back... >>>

Dell wants half its workforce to be female within a decade

Wednesday  02:55,   13 november 2019
cnet

It's also aiming for women to make up 40% of people managers by 2030.Women currently make up just over 30% of the company's overall workforce and around 23% of its people leaders, according to Dell's 2019 diversity and inclusion... >>>

Apple may reveal its 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow

Wednesday  02:40,   13 november 2019
engadget

Don't worry, that fabled 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn't vanished in fact, it might be right around the corner. Bloombergsources hear that Apple may introduce the revamped laptop "as soon as" November 13th (that's tomorrow, if you're... >>>

Planned Parenthood launches abortion healthcare finder app

Wednesday  02:30,   13 november 2019
cnet

The app will help women navigate state restrictions, Planned Parenthood said.The new app is available on both mobile and desktop, and will personalize info based on users' age, zip code and how far along in pregnancy they are. It includes data on... >>>

Disney Plus warns users of 'outdated cultural depictions' in old movies

Wednesday  02:05,   13 november 2019
cnet

Films like Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, and The Jungle Book include the disclaimers.As part of the new streaming service, Disney has added disclaimers to movies such as Dumbo, The Jungle Book and Lady and the Tramp warning of "outdated cultural... >>>

Federal judge rules suspicionless device searches at the border are illegal

Wednesday  01:50,   13 november 2019
engadget

Civil liberties advocates just scored an important victory in a bid to prevent arbitrary device searches at the US border. A federal court handling a 2017 lawsuit has ruled that US policies allowing device searches without valid suspicion or... >>>

Apple will reportedly introduce 16-inch MacBook Pro as soon as tomorrow

Wednesday  01:40,   13 november 2019
theverge

And yes, it’ll apparently have a new keyboardThe new MacBook Pro is expected to cost “about the same” as the 15-inch model, which starts at $2,399. That’s because, according to Gurman, it’s going to fully replace the classic 15-inch MacBook Pro in... >>>

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

Wednesday  01:40,   13 november 2019
msn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan... >>>

Did overly aggressive marketing turn Disney Plus into Disney Minus?

Wednesday  01:25,   13 november 2019
nbcnews

After a gigantic promotion, followed by an epic fail, is Disney+ already a victim of its own success?Disney's long-anticipated and heavily marketed launch into the realm of entertainment streaming stumbled into action on Tuesday, with users... >>>

Apple Set to Launch MacBook Pro With Bigger Screen, New Keyboard

Wednesday  01:25,   13 november 2019
bloomberg

Apple Inc. plans to debut a new MacBook Pro laptop with a larger screen and revamped keyboard as soon as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Tim Cook to host Donald Trump at Texas Apple factory, per report

Wednesday  01:25,   13 november 2019
theverge

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Twitter drafted a deepfake policy and wants you to weigh in

Wednesday  01:05,   13 november 2019
cnet

The social media site is working on new rules to protect users from manipulated, misleading videos.In the post, Harvey included a draft of what actions Twitter plans to take when "synthetic and manipulated media" are used to mislead or confuse... >>>

One Google Staffer Fired, Two Others Put on Leave Amid Tensions

Wednesday  00:25,   13 november 2019
bloomberg

Google said it has fired an employee for leaking staffer names and personal details to the media and placed two others on leave for allegedly violating company policies, evidence of escalating tension between management and personnel engaged in... >>>