NIWA staffer eyeballs COVID-19 modelling

NIWA staffer eyeballs COVID-19 modelling

Before Samik came to work at NIWA he spent five and a half years as a post-doctoral researcher in the epidemiological modelling group at the University of Warwick.

Amid Coronavirus Fears, Startups Rethink the Virtual Conference

Amid Coronavirus Fears, Startups Rethink the Virtual Conference

Xiaoyin Qu, the cofounder of a new virtual conference startup called Run the World, says the problem with most virtual conferences is the inability to meet other people.

The Fractured Future of Browser Privacy

The Fractured Future of Browser Privacy

That existing model allows companies and advertisers at least some access to marketing data; one argument for preserving it is that if browsers become too restrictive, those parties will pull content from the open web and move it to mobile apps instead.

Twitter Wants to Let Users Limit Who Replies. Here’s Why

Twitter Wants to Let Users Limit Who Replies. Here’s Why

“The philosophical approach we took here is, when you start a conversation, as the author of a tweet you should have a little more control over the replies to that tweet,” Beykpour said.

How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Router and Protect Your Home Network

How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Router and Protect Your Home Network

If you're not sure how to find these settings, check the documentation that came with the router, or run a quick web search using your router's make and model.You should be using WPA2 security to guard access to your router, which essentially requires every new device to submit a password to connect.

Leaving Star Wars Is the Smartest Thing Benioff and Weiss Ever Did

Leaving Star Wars Is the Smartest Thing Benioff and Weiss Ever Did

But considering the Benioff and Weiss contribution was slated to come next after this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the timing does seem abrupt, especially when paired with the news about the panel and the fact that the duo made their deal with Netflix after they made one with Lucasfilm.

Could Feds Force Companies to Support Your Right to Repair?

Could Feds Force Companies to Support Your Right to Repair?

Manufacturers can’t void the warranty on product just because the consumer went and repaired it themselves, swapped parts, or had it fixed by a third party.

Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con?

Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con?

Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con. During Marvel's panel at this year's Comic-Con International, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi announced that Natalie Portman would be the new Thor.

Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies

Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies

Now that focus is finally paying off in the world of games: Last year's Spider-Man was the first Marvel game in memory that felt like a spiritual sibling of the MCU.

Game of Thrones Goes on a Victory Lap—and an Apology Tour

Game of Thrones Goes on a Victory Lap—and an Apology Tour

Reiterating that people did like Game of Thrones and thanking the fans were common themes during the hour-long panel. Maybe one day the stars of Game of Thrones will answer fan questions about the end of their beloved series.

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

It , Top Gun , His Dark Materials Trailers Rock Comic-Con. Based on book the series by Andrzej Sapkowski that later got turned into a videogame franchise, the story follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, aka Superman), a witcher who hunts monsters, has no emotions, and has a horse for a best friend.

The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con

The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con

There are usually sneak peeks of future blockbusters and surprise announcements about comic-book heroes getting their own movies. Marvel skipped Comic-Con in 2018, but it's coming back this year to bring fans … something.

Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

The Real Deal: OK, let’s not play around: This is what you want .Yes, the official title and teaser trailer for the last episode in the Skywalker Saga are finally here, and now we know that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will feature the following things:Rey carrying both Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and Han Solo's blaster.

How to Watch the Star Wars Celebration Livestream

How to Watch the Star Wars Celebration Livestream

A streamed panel on Saturday at 2:30 pm ET focuses on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order , from the same studio that brought you the delightful Apex Legends .

You Can Power a Calculator With Some LEDs

You Can Power a Calculator With Some LEDs

If you're extra crafty, you could grab an LED (light-emitting diode) and use it to get your calculator to function again. This makes it look as if a positive hole is moving in the opposite direction as the negative charge, such that there is a constant current across the diode.

Canada, France Plan Global Panel to Study the Effects of AI

Canada, France Plan Global Panel to Study the Effects of AI

After many positive discussions with Trudeau and his government, Mahjoubi said, it’s time for “delivery.”Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron first announced their interest in creating an international forum for the study of artificial intelligence in June, but gave few details, and left the initiative nameless.“It’s important that we have an international place where we can discuss all the impacts of AI in the transformation of society."Mounir Mahjoubi, French minister for digital affairsOn Thursday, Mahjoubi said IPAI would be modeled on the IPCC and bring together policy experts with researchers in AI, humanities, and the social sciences.

The New ECG Apple Watch Could Do More Harm Than Good

The New ECG Apple Watch Could Do More Harm Than Good

It wasn't long before healthcare providers starting using them to examine patients with no symptoms or family history of cardiovascular illness.There's no exact numbers on how common preventive ECG screening is in the US, but according to a recent editorial in the Journal of American Medicine, ECG examinations of asymptomatic patients had become regular features of annual physicals by the early aughts—until professional societies ran cost/benefit analyses on the practice and started advising against it.One of those societies was the US Preventive Services Task Force.