ESPN2 will air 12 hours of esports coverage on April

You can also expect to see the next phase of the NBA 2K Players Tournament at 6PM, when players like Devin Booker and Andre Drummond hitting the virtual basketball court. After that, much of the programming involves recaps. The first three hours of the marathon are recaps of Madden NFL 20 competitions like the Classic, […]Read More

The coronavirus is causing problems for lithium suppliers

Last week, we made the case that tech manufacturing was uniquely vulnerable to pandemic problems, from a combination of just-in-time manufacturing practices and a far-flung network of suppliers. But just a week later, the news is even worse. On Friday morning, analysts at S&P’s Panjiva Research laid out a grim picture, with US sea imports […]Read More

Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to keep trolls

Company CEO Eric S. Yuan recently promised to dedicate all of Zoom’s engineering resources to fixing its “biggest trust, safety, and privacy issues.” The platform notified users about the changes in an email, telling them that the new security measures need to be enforced to protect their privacy. Zoom will automatically include passwords in invites […]Read More

Save on a Sling TV subscription and discounted gadgets this

Welcome to the weekend. The best deals you can currently get on tech are a mix of new offers and ones that we’ve collected during the past week. All of them should hopefully make your self-isolation time a little more enjoyable. Sling TV is offering a free 14-day trial to Sling Blue, the tier of […]Read More

New trailers: Snowpiercer, Normal People, The Innocence Files, and more

One of the few small upsides to the current global mess is that a bunch of movies are hitting streaming services and rental platforms earlier than they otherwise would have: Emma., Onward, and Birds of Prey are on that list, among many others. Another that’s now streaming early on Hulu is Portrait of a Lady […]Read More

The Morning After: Apple’s iPad turns 10

Need something to watch this weekend?HBO’s free streaming includes ‘The Wire’ and its Theranos documentary For a ‘limited time,’ HBO is streaming over 500 hours of content for free via the HBO Go and HBO Now services. Non-subscribers won’t be able to binge Game of Thrones this way, but there are full series runs of […]Read More

US federal law enforcement warns that invading Zoom meetings to

Nick Statt / The Verge: US federal law enforcement warns that invading Zoom meetings to broadcast “disruptive content” will result in fines or possible imprisonment  —  Hacking into a conference call seems like a fun prank — until you get arrested  —  Federal prosecutors are now warning pranksters … Source linkRead More

Tribeca Film Festival is bringing its VR films to Oculus

Starting April 17th, you can check out Tribeca Immersive’s Cinema360 programming via Oculus TV on Oculus Go and Oculus Quest. It features 15 VR films across a quartet of programs lasting between 30 and 40 minutes. The jury and art award winners will be announced online between April 12th-26th, the period during which the main […]Read More

Telecom engineers, considered essential workers in the UK, are facing

Jim Waterson / The Guardian: Telecom engineers, considered essential workers in the UK, are facing harassment from anti-5G conspiracy mongers, linking the deployment of 5G to coronavirus  —  EE suspects telephone mast engulfed by fire in Birmingham was an arson attack as celebrities claim Covid-19 caused by new network Source linkRead More