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Daily Archives: November 7, 2023

NASA’s free streaming platform launches this week. Here’s what to watch.

Popular Science: “Tired of paying increasingly hefty monthly subscription fees for your streaming services, only to scroll nearly as long as a movie’s runtime just to find something to watch? Well, your choices are only going to expand thanks to NASA’s new streaming channel. But at least when NASA+ launches on November 8, it won’t come with any fees or commercials. The commercial free on-demand platform will be available via the NASA App on iOS and Android devices, web browsers, as well as through Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. The ever-expanding catalog will include live coverage of launch events and missions, original videos, and multiple new series. “We’re putting space on demand and at your fingertips with NASA’s new streaming platform,” Marc Etkind, NASA Headquarters’ Office of Communications associate administrator, said earlier this year. “Transforming our digital presence will help us better tell the stories of how NASA explores the unknown in air and space, inspires through discovery, and innovates for the benefit of humanity.”

See also Mashable: What is NASA+? Everything you need to know about the streaming service. “We’re putting space on demand and at your fingertips.”

Google Search and Chrome are getting new tools to help users find discounts

Google Blog: How to find holiday shopping deals on Google: “…Thanks to the Shopping Graph, our comprehensive data set of the world’s constantly-changing products and shopping information, holiday shoppers on Google will have access to double the amount of deals as last year. And we’re introducing new ways to help you shop those great prices:… Continue Reading

Is Better Case Law Data Fueling a Legal Research Boom?

AI Law Librarians: “Historically, acquiring case law data has been a significant challenge, acting as a barrier to newcomers in the legal research market. Established players are often protective of their data. For instance, in an antitrust counterclaim, ROSS Intelligence accused Thomson Reuters of withholding their public law collection, claiming they had to instead resort… Continue Reading

Introducing Badger Swarm: New Project Helps Privacy Badger Block Ever More Trackers

EFF: “Today we are introducing Badger Swarm, a new tool for Privacy Badger that runs distributed Badger Sett scans in the cloud. Badger Swarm helps us continue updating and growing Privacy Badger’s tracker knowledge, as well as continue adding new ways of catching trackers. Thanks to continually expanding Badger Swarm-powered training, Privacy Badger comes packed… Continue Reading

How to Block Emails on Gmail

MakeUseOf: “An overflowing inbox filled with unread emails, spam messages, and annoying notifications can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, Gmail provides simple tools to help you clean up your inbox and stop unwanted emails from bombarding you. Let’s take a closer look at how to stop unwanted emails from finding their way into your inbox. We’re… Continue Reading

Artificial intelligence experts discuss legal implications on ABA Presidential Speaker Series

“A panel of experts on artificial intelligence and how it will affect the legal landscape are featured in the next installment of the ABA Presidential Speaker Series. The program, titled “A.I. – The New Frontier,” will feature a panel of special advisers to the ABA Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence. The program… Continue Reading

The Kid Should See This

“There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them… But we don’t underestimate kids around here. The Kid Should See This is a Webby Award-winning collection of 6,000+ kid-friendly… Continue Reading

No, I Don’t Want to Join Your Book Club

WSJ via MSN: “…Though traditional book clubs have been a fixture of American social life for decades, some bibliophiles think they have lost the plot. These bookworms don’t want to read books that don’t interest them. Even worse is recommending a book the rest of the group hates. They dread the scheduled dinners where they… Continue Reading