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I'm Phoebe Judge, Host of 'Criminal' and 'This Is Love,' and This Is How I Work
Lifehacker.com

The true crime podcast Criminal and the human-interest podcast This Is Love are two of the most popular podcasts in existence right now, according to Apple’s charts. Phoebe Judge hosts and co-creates both of these independent, highly produced shows. We talked… more…

How Riot rebranded its European esports league
Engadget

Esports is growing up. The stages and broadcast packages are becoming more glamorous to entice viewers and traditional advertisers. Teams are investing heavily in merchandise, coaching staff and training facilities. Players, meanwhile, are commanding higher s… more…

How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again
Wired

OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity. more…

TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports
TechCrunch

Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number of cord cutters across the U.S. The company today owns over 190 … more…

Squad is the new screensharing chat app everyone will copy
TechCrunch

Squad could be the next teen sensation because it makes it easy to do nothing… together. Spending time with friends in the modern age often means just being on your phones next to each other, occasionally showing off something funny you found. Squad lets you … more…

Okay, This Argument for 8K TVs Is Kinda Convincing
Gizmodo.com

I am not on board with 8K. The TVs will be expensive, there’s zero content for them, and they’ll heavily rely on internal processors for upscaling that already struggle to upscale HD content properly to 4K. It seems smarter to work on HDR tech, which makes a … more…

Netflix Has Reportedly Signed a 'Best Practices' Code in India to Avoid State Censorship
Gizmodo.com

Netflix and eight other streaming services including pending Disney acquisition Hotstar and Jio Cinema have signed a “code of best practices” stating they will voluntarily self-regulate their content in India, CNN Business reported on Friday. According to CNN… more…

Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to U.S. colleagues working without pay
Mashable

It's the fourth week of Donald Trump's government shutdown, with around 800,000 federal employees working without pay since Dec. 22. That includes air traffic controllers, like those working in the New York Air Traffic Control Center, who, while they're still… more…

Elon Musk has his eyes on another massive tunnel — in Australia
Mashable

Could yet another Elon Musk project in Australia have blossomed on Twitter? Probably not, but he's quoted $1 billion AUD for it anyway. The Tesla CEO responded to a tweet from Australian politician Jeremy Buckingham, who reached out to Musk about solving traf… more…

Why is Chinese state media blurring these actors' ears?
BBC News

The Chinese video streaming service blurring earrings worn by male actors has sparked a debate online. more…

Vibrators and chill: how Netflix is targeting older viewers
The Guardian (AU)

The streaming giant is trying to corner the market in ‘elder entertainment’ – and with shows packed with sex toys and jaw-dropping Danny DeVito scenes, they’re having a blast doing it The return of Grace and Frankie this week is heartening for fans, not least… more…

Bob Costas is leaving NBC Sports after 40 years with the network's sports division
Business Insider

Jennifer Stewart/Getty Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. "Everything in this transition was planned and done (by) mutual agreement," Montag said in an emailed state… more…

Project Alias Hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home To Protect Your Privacy
Slashdot.org

fahrbot-bot writes: The gadget, called Alias, is an always-listening speaker, designed to fit on top of an Amazon Echo or Google Home, where it looks like a mass of melted candle wax. It's composed of a 3D-printed top layer, a mic array, a Raspberry Pi, and t… more…

Here's how you can watch the UFC's first event on ESPN+ for free this weekend
Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The UFC, the popular mixed marshal arts league started by Dana White, is one of the fastest growi… more…

News and sports OTT services threaten to further erode pay-TV (SBGI)
Business Insider

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence " Digital Media Briefing " subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Two newer entrants to the US streaming landscape are aimed squarely at the… more…

New videos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored show that it flips like a giant hourglass
Business Insider

On New Year's Day, researchers flew NASA's New Horizons probe past a snowman-shaped space rock called 2014 MU69 (or Ultima Thule ). MU69 orbits the sun from about 4 billion miles away. It's the most distant object humanity has ever explored. NASA's spacecraft… more…

Seeds planted on moon by China probe sprout in biological first - Evening Standard
Standard.co.uk

Seeds planted on moon by China probe sprout in biological first Evening Standard New VIDEO shows Chinese probe roaming the ‘dark side’ of the Moon RT Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing SlashGear China’s Got Grand Plans for the Moon and Be… more…

Measles outbreak expands in Clark County: 16 cases confirmed, 5 more suspected - KPTV.com
Kptv.com

Measles outbreak expands in Clark County: 16 cases confirmed, 5 more suspected KPTV.com Clark County measles outbreak grows to 16 confirmed cases, 5 suspected OregonLive.com New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades The New York Times 14 kids w… more…

Twitch Presents is streaming classic 'Doctor Who' thru most of January
Boingboing.net

Watch live video from TwitchPresents on www.twitch.tv I stopped watching Doctor Who after the War Doctor episode. I've never watched again, and I wasn't going to -- I completely lost interest. I just happened across Twitch Presents streaming some old Tom Bake… more…

Women march for safe streets after murder of Israeli student
Yahoo.com

Thousands of protesters have marched in Australia calling for an end to violence against women, days after the murder of an Israeli student in Melbourne. Demonstrators called for streets to be made safe for women after the body of 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe wa… more…