This election cycle, nothing is for certain. Will Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court have an impact on competitive Senate races? We look at the impact it may have on the South Carolina race, hearing from Jaime Harrison who is challenging Lindsey Graham in that seat. We also speak to Alex Vogel, CEO/Lobbyist Vogel Group, Matt Klink, Campaign Strategist, Klink Campaigns and Dr. Steven Voss of the University of Kentucky, who all have different things to say on the topic.
Nokia to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon for NASA. On Monday, Nokia Oyj announced that they had been chosen by NASA to create the first ever cellular network on the moon. . The network is expected to be available by late 2022. . The Finnish telecommunications firm said that their partnership with NASA would create a “sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.” . The technology will be “ideally suited” for providing the technology that “astronauts need.” . It will make remotely controlled rovers, high definition streaming and real-time navigation possible. . Nokia is working with Intuitive Machines to integrate their work into a lunar lander for delivery and self-configuration on the surface of the moon. . The LTE/4G communications system will also be “ultra-compact, low-power” and “space-hardened.”. The solution has been specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and lunar landing, and to operate in the extreme conditions of space, Nokia, via Bloomberg
The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago
With an electorate desperate for a silver bullet to end the crisis, the President has used the creation of a COVID vaccine before Election Day as his trump card. With politicians of all stripes using the vaccine as a political weapon we examine what this will mean for a vaccine once one is approved. Dr. Jason Rao, a senior lecturer at Cornell University weighs in.
Sony Releases Free , Black Lives Matter , PS4 Theme. On Oct. 19, Sony released the "Black Lives Matter Theme" on the PlayStation Store. When the theme is enabled, the bottom of the user interface appears with black and yellow graphics, as well as a raised fist. The hashtag #BLM also appears as part of the free theme. Other companies have taken similar actions. In June, Activision released a 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' update that displayed a message supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Developer Bungie introduced several items supporting Black Lives Matter, including 'Destiny 2' emblems and a "be heard" enamel pin.
YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines. The video-sharing platform has announced a new effort to crackdown on COVID-19 misinformation, . warning it will ban any clips that contradict expert advice from local health authorities. A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we're ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation, YouTube, via statement. According to YouTube, it has already removed 200,000 dangerous or misleading videos about coronavirus. Similarly, Facebook has announced plans to ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated
Kenley Jansen, Blake Treinen and Brusdar Graterol should be fresh for Game 2 of the World Series after watching the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener
Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative. The gaming giant has added a new member to the team for its Xbox studio with Lauren Garcia. Garcia, who worked as character shading technical director on 'The Last of Us: Part II,'. is joining as senior shader technologies developer. So happy to announce that this week I joined at The Initiative. This is an incredible team working on something truly special, Lauren Garcia, via Twitter . It was so hard to left behind my friends at NaughtyDog. But I need to say thank you to @Xbox @XboxP3 to allow me be part of Xbox family!
PENNSYLVANIA: WHAT'S AT STAKE?As part of our series on 'the big three: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan' we speak voters and activists on the ground in Pennsylvania about who they are supporting. We examine some of the issues at play in this crucial swing state. We speak to union presidents: Rick Bloomingdale (PA AFL-CIO) and Warren Young IV of UFCW Local 1776. Lawrence Tabas, Chairman of the GOP in Pennsylvania weighs in on why he thinks the President will win the state and finally Holly Manzone, a West Chester voter tells us how she's voting and why.
David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’. Microsoft previously announced that in addition to the Xbox Series X, . they will also be releasing another next-gen console, the Xbox Series S. It will be a cheaper and lower-spec version of the Xbox Series X. While some gamers thought this was a great idea, it seems David Cage isn’t a fan. The Quantic Dream CEO is known for directing cinematic games like ‘Heavy Rain, ‘Beyond Two Souls’ and ‘Detroit: Become Human.’ . Cage thinks that “most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions”. Many developers prefer consoles to PC because on consoles you only have to deal with one hardware, whereas on PC there are so many configurations, graphic cards, drivers, controllers. , David Cage, to WCCFTech. When a manufacturer offers two consoles with different specs, there is a strong chance that most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions, David Cage, to WCCFTech. He also added that he thinks that this will be “confusing” for both developers and players. I think it is confusing for developers, but also for players, and although I can understand the commercial reasons behind this choice I think the situation is questionable, David Cage, to WCCFTech
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways will cut 8,500 jobs and shut its regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the pandemic
Apple Unveils 5G-Capable iPhone 12 Models. On Tuesday during their “Hi, Speed” live-streaming event, Apple launched the long-awaited iPhone 12 lineup. Four different models were unveiled: the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Max. . Apple CEO Tim Cook, who hosted the event, confirmed that all the iPhone 12 models would be 5G-capable. . The next generation is here. Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone … This is a huge moment for all of us and we’re really excited, Tim Cook, via ABC News. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg made an appearance at the event and declared that “5G just got real.” . He confirmed that Verizon was officially rolling out its nationwide 5G network. The network is expected to cover over 200 million people in 1,800 towns and cities. He also said that they’re expanding their fast 5G Ultra Wideband service. 66 cities are expected to be covered by the end of 2020.
Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles
Japan’s new prime minister has pledged to help Southeast Asian nations increase their maritime security capabilities, as he uses his first overseas trip as leader to push his country’s vision for greater international cooperation to counter China’s influence in the region