Our First Look at Space Force, That Comedy About the Joke That Is the Real Space Force

General Mark Naird (Steve Carrell) supervises a mission in a scene from Space Force. All photos: Netflix.Photo: Netflix Real life: Sometimes it’s stranger than science fiction. Even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic, Trump’s attempt to create a new branch of the military seems to still be underway. But until there are boots…

Racing to make coronavirus tests

The situation is little better in the US, with testing numbers falling far short of what experts say is needed. BBC News reported that a retired doctor, Claudia Bahorik, believed she had symptoms, but despite requesting a test on March 9th, she was still waiting for results on the 23rd — the CDC said her…

Foxconn’s contentious Wisconsin plant will be used to make ventilators

Foxconn’s dubious Wisconsin factory — the subject of billions of dollars of tax subsidy scrutiny — will be used to produce ventilators to aid in treatment for COVID-19 around the US. The company, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones at factories in China, has entered into a partnership with healthcare firm Medtronic for the project,…

Apple Music will pay up to $50 million of indie label royalties in advance

The company wrote in its letter: “These are difficult times for the music industry globally. Livelihoods are at risk, with multiple sources of income that our industry relies on vanishing overnight. Apple has a deep, decades-long history with music, and we are proud to be in close partnership with the best labels and artists in…

The Morning After: Sony unveiled the PS5’s DualSense controller

WhatsApp imposes even stricter limits on message forwarding It’s to slow the spread of misinformation. If you receive a frequently forwarded message — one that’s been forwarded more than five times and identifiable with a double arrow icon — you’ll only be able to forward them on to one chat at a time. It’s a…

Take $10 Off RAVPower’s 10W Fast Wireless Charger

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. RAVPower 10W Fast Wireless Charger | $17 | Amazon | Clip coupon on-site Today, you can get RAVPower’s 10W fast wireless charger for $10 cheaper than usual by clipping an Amazon coupon, bringing your total down to $16 before taxes and…

Twitch clears up its confusing nudity and attire guidelines

Now, the rules are “based on a standard level of coverage,” Twitch wrote. You can’t broadcast nude or partially nude, and “must cover the area extending from your hips to the bottom of your pelvis and buttocks.” Those presenting as women must cover their nipples and can’t expose the underside of their breasts. However, “cleavage…

Xbox Game Bar’s new widgets link to apps like XSplit

Last year Microsoft added a Spotify integration to its Xbox Game Bar on the PC, and now it will be able to offer far more third-party support. That’s because it has introduced a new Game Bar Widget Store, as well as an SDK for outside developers to plug their apps into the gaming experience on…

Google releases Chrome 81 with less intrusive ‘app icon’ notifications

The stable version of Chrome 81 has arrived for Windows, Mac and Linux after a couple of weeks of delay brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. As ZDNet notes, Google had to move some of the features it was supposed to ship with to future versions, but it still comes with a few notable updates….