An adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s celebrated sci-fi saga Foundation starring Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, Halt and Catch Fire) begins filming soon. On the Rocks is an original feature film that will reunite Oscar-winning Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola with star Bill Murray. An untitled comedy series from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, and a scripted series titled Swagger based on the life of NBA star Kevin Durant are also on the way. … [Read more...] about What is Apple TV+?
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Tempest — advanced personal weather station Home weather stations have been around for decades at this point, but Tempest might be the most advanced one yet. It measures just about everything you could ever imagine. Seriously. It’s not just the basic stuff like rain, temperature, and barometric pressure — it measures all that stuff and more using a variety of different methods, thereby giving you the most complete set of real-time weather data possible. Amazingly, it does all this without any moving parts, and also without wires. It’s 100% solar-powered and can transmit information via Wi-Fi to a base station in your house. It even shares all this data with the National Weather Service so it can make more accurate predictions for the general forecast. Pretty neat stuff! … [Read more...] about Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Lego-style waffles and a no-touch door opener
On Sunday, Twitter announced it was suspending ”non-critical business travel and events” until a vaccine is available or the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control “deem it appropriate to step back from pandemic precautionary measures.” On Monday, Facebook followed suit and canceled its attendance. “Due to concerns related to coronavirus, our companies and employees will not be participating in SXSW,” Facebook said in a statement to Business Insider on Monday. By Tuesday, Intel had released its own statement: “After careful consideration, we have withdrawn from on-site activities at this year’s SXSW. We are grateful to SXSW for their understanding and look forward to attending and supporting future events.” … [Read more...] about SXSW 2020’s fate uncertain after Twitter, Facebook pull out amid coronavirus fears