Apple TV+'s 'Mythic Quest' crew suffers second outbreak of COVID-19 in two months

Apple TV+'s 'Mythic Quest' crew suffers second outbreak of COVID-19 in two months | Tech

Sixteen cases of coronavirus were confirmed at CBS Studio Center's Radford lot, where the Apple TV+ comedy Mythic Quest was set to wrap up production this week.Several team members of the Lionsgate-produced television series Mythic Quest have tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently in quarantine, and other staff members have been notified, a Lionsgate representative told Variety.We are following the extensive health and safety protocols we have in place, and production on the series has been suspended since last Friday when we learned of the positive tests. The health and safety of our 'Mythic Quest' team is our highest priority. Read more...

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Podobné články | 22. 09. 2021 16:10:45 | Tech

Microplastics, tiny fragments of plastic less than 5mm in size, are a hidden form of pollution known to be contaminating waterways and the world's oceans - and now, scientists say, the human digestive system.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 15:08:38 | Tech

Before you retire that smartphone or tablet to the bottom of a drawer, there are ways to get more life out of it around the house.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 14:20:49 | Tech

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence has urged people to stop buying Chinese phones and throw away the ones they already possess after discovering censorship software.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 13:03:08 | Tech

Amazon is lobbying the US government to legalise cannabis and in support of a law that would expunge cannabis-related offences from criminal records, the company has confirmed.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 03:25:11 | Tech

A new museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone will launch online next month.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 21:15:26 | Tech

For kids, developing a healthier relationship with Instagram and other platforms can be tricky.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 20:13:26 | Tech

Facebook has been used as a tool for violence and abuse in country after country. Maybe it shouldn’t be everywhere.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:33:09 | Tech

I was annoying Seth Rogen. We had just started the interview, and while he politely answered my questions, he was growing tired of talking about his celebrity status. He was more interested in discussing how the company he co-founded is succeeding by overcoming countless regulatory hurdles. To him, that success has little to do with the Seth Rogen ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:33:08 | Tech

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Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:23:30 | Tech

The Mercedes-Benz has priced the flagship EQS electric vehicle more than $8,700 below its gas-powered S-Class counterpart, a strategic move by the German automaker aiming to ensure a successful rollout of the luxury EV in North America. The EQS, which will arrive in U.S. dealerships in fall 2021, will start at $103,360, including the $1,050 destina ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:23:27 | Tech

French startup Mirakl has closed a new Series E funding round of $555 million. Following this round, the company is now valued at $3.5 billion. Mirakl helps you launch a marketplace on your online store for your end customers or for your B2B clients. It’s a software-as-a-service marketplace, meaning that Mirakl manages the marketplace for you. Silv ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:10:29 | Tech

Roblox is introducing an optional age verification for its users that will combine an ID check with a selfie scan. While the system will not be needed to play most Roblox games, it will be required for those who want to gain early access to Roblox’s upcoming voice chat features when they roll out later this fall. Additionally, the company say ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:10:22 | Tech

The Portal line has always been a kind of odd duck in the world of smart screens. Facebook’s most significant contribution to the category is almost certainly Smart Camera, which uses AI to track a subject and pan and zoom accordingly to keep them in frame. It was the first big line to bring the clever feature to market, though Google, Amazon and e ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 18:40:06 | Tech

But some fans question if crypto-assets and football are a good mix.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 18:24:31 | Tech

BioNTech’s founding story dates back to the late 1990s, when CEO and co-founder Uğur Şahin, his wife and co-founder Özlem Türeci, and the rest of the seven-person founding team began their research. Focused specifically on an area dubbed “New Technologies,” mRNA stood out as one area with tremendous potential to deliver the team&# ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 18:14:49 | Tech

Rippling, a startup building a platform to manage all aspects of employee data, from payroll and benefits through to device management, launched Rippling Inventory Management, what founder and CEO Parker Conrad is touting as the “world’s first cloud IT closet.” The dashboard enables businesses to automatically store, ship and retrieve employee comp ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 18:14:47 | Tech

Audi has launched the Q4 e-tron, the fifth electric vehicle in its growing portfolio, as part of the German automaker’s plan to bring more than 30 EVs and plug-in hybrids to market by 2025. The Q4 e-tron is Audi’s entry electric SUV model and the price reflects that. The vehicle, whi

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:59:55 | Tech

This year’s iPhone review goes back to Disneyland for the first time in a couple of years for, uh, obvious reasons. I’m happy to report that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 performed extremely well and the limited testing I was able to do on the iPhone mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max showed that for the first time you’re able to make a pretty easy choic ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:49:06 | Tech

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Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:17:37 | Tech

Just Insure, a pay-per-mile insurance technology company, has raised $8 million in a funding round.  CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments co-led the investment, which brings its total raised to $15.3 million since its January 2019 inception.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:17:35 | Tech

Turns out COVID-19 lockdowns have been good for the indoor hobby of hardware hacking: The UK-based foundational behind the low price microprocessor, Raspberry Pi, announced close of a $45 million funding round yesterday. The cash injection into the trading arm of the (non-profit) Raspberry Pi Foundational values it at $500M (pre-money), founder Ebe ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:00:04 | Tech

Tumblr is entering open beta for its subscription product Post+, meaning that all U.S. users can now try out the monetization feature. The product launched in closed beta in July, allowing users hand-picked by Tumblr to place some of their content behind a

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:00:02 | Tech

And we’re off to the races! Welcome to the official start of TechCrunch Disrupt 2021. Over the next three days, we play giddy host to icons, trendsetters and emerging technologies — plus a veritable panoply of innovative startups and the brilliant people behind them. Settle in and get ready to mine Disrupt for knowledge, trends, inspiration and opp ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 17:00:00 | Tech

It’s the first day of Disrupt, so things are a bit busy here at TechCrunch. In honor of that fact, entries from The Exchange concerning NFT volume viz recent marketplace valuations and how an accelerating pace of change helps startups by exposing more market voids will have to wait. But we do have time this morning for a little incredulity, s ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 16:59:59 | Tech

Uber said Tuesday that it could hit one measure of profitability in the third quarter, earlier than expected as the ride-hailing company saw gains in its delivery and mobility businesses. The ride-hailing service told regulators in a filing this morning that it anticipated an increase in gross bookings and stronger adjusted EBITDA in the quarter th ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 16:19:56 | Tech

Salesforce has often preached about responsible capitalism, and today at Dreamforce, the company’s annual customer extravaganza, it announced a notable achievement in the battle against global climate change. The company said that it has achieved effective Net Zero energy usage across its entire value chain with 100% renewable energy, while p ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 16:19:54 | Tech

There is a physical activity deficit in our world. Three fourths of adults say staying in shape is very important for health benefits. Yet, one in four adults and 81% of adolescents are insufficiently physically active, according to the World Health Organization. Even before COVID-19, less than 24% of children 6 to 17 years of age did 60 minutes of ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 16:19:52 | Tech

Niio, a Tel Aviv-based digital art platform featuring work ranging from contemporary artists and galleries through to NFTs, announced today it has closed $15 million Series A funding in the wake of a strategic partnership with Samsung Displays, announced l

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:53:55 | Tech

Ben Rubin understands where social is going. In fact, he understands it so well, he’s always there early. Rubin is the current CEO and co-founder of Slashtalk and an angel investor who scouts for Sequoia Capital. He previously founded Houseparty and Meerkat — apps that pioneered group video chat and mobile livestreaming, respectively — shapin ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:36:10 | Tech

Yesterday, the Gig Workers Collective — representing a body of about 13,000 Instacart shoppers — launched a #DeleteInstacart campaign, urging customers to delete the Instacart app as a show of solidarity with workers advocating for better treatment. The collective of shoppers asked that customers refrain from reinstalling the app unti

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:36:08 | Tech

We’ve entered the throes of hardware season, with big events from all of the industry’s big names. Amazon has already announced a number of new Fire TVs, with plans for a big (likely Echo-focused) event a week from today. In the meantime, the retail giant just dropped a sizable surprise on our heads in the form of a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. I s ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:36:06 | Tech

Back when Stairwell emerged from stealth in 2020, the startup was shrouded in secrecy. Now with $20 million in Series A funding, its founder and CEO Mike Wiacek — who previously served as chief security officer at Chronicle, Google’s moonshot cybersecurity company — is ready to talk. As well as raising $20M, an investm

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:36:05 | Tech

Shelf Engine’s mission to eliminate food waste in grocery retailers now has some additional celebrity backers. The company brought in a $2 million extension to its $41 million Series B announced in March. Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Shaun White and Shawn Mendes are the new backers, who came in through a strategic round of funding alongside PL ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:36:03 | Tech

Bilt Rewards, a loyalty program for property renters to earn points on rent with no fees and build a path toward homeownership, announced Tuesday a round of $60 million in growth funding that values the company at $350 million. The investment comes from Wells Fargo and Mastercard and a group of the nation’s largest real estate owners, including The ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:36:01 | Tech

Battery Resourcers, a startup that’s developing a closed-loop approach to lithium-ion battery materials, has closed $70 million in mid-round funding to scale its commercial operations across two continents. The company, which is based in Worcester, Massachusetts, doesn’t just recycle batteries. It’s also engineered a process to turn that recycled m ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:35:59 | Tech

Business Canvas, a South Korean document management SaaS company behind Typed, announced today it has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment, with participation from Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc. The seed round will be used for accelerating product development and globa

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 15:08:21 | Tech

The new iPhone is 10 percent faster than the last one, and the photos are slightly better. In a word: Huh.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:39:46 | Tech

Farming sustainably and efficiently has gone from a big tractor problem to a big data problem over the last few decades, and startup EarthOptics believes the next frontier of precision agriculture lies deep in the soil. Using high-tech imaging techniques, the company claims to map the physical and chemical composition of fields faster, better, and ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:39:44 | Tech

PayPal has been talking about its “super app” plans for some time, having recently told investors its upcoming digital wallet and payments app had been given a go for launch. Today, the first version of

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:39:43 | Tech

Slack has been talking about expanding beyond text-based messaging for some time. Today at Dreamforce, the Salesforce customer conference taking place this week, it announced Clips, a way to leave short video messages that people can watch at their leisure. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield sees Clips as a way to co

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:00:32 | Tech

It would be fair to say the pandemic has had enormous effects on the world of work, but it has come at a time when other factors were already ongoing. The decline of main-street shopping due to e-commerce has only been hastened. The shift to remote working has sky-rocketed. And people no longer want to commute 8am-6pm anymore. But we’ve also found ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:00:29 | Tech

French startup Alan is better known for its health insurance products — they now insure 200,000 people. But it has been slowly building a superapp for your health and expanding with new services. Today, the company announced its first acquisition ever with the acquisition of Jour for $20 million. This is going to be the foundation for a new service ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:00:28 | Tech

Blue Bear Capital has raised a new $150 million fund that will be used to find and invest in startups developing technology aimed at speeding up the adoption and industrialization of renewable energy. This is the venture firm’s second fund, which it says is oversubscribed. Blue Bear has already backed nine new companies since 2020. The firm s ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 14:00:27 | Tech

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 13:28:39 | Tech

Mars was born with a fatal flaw that doomed it to become a barren lifeless place, according to new research: it was always too small to retain large amounts of water.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 12:42:40 | Tech

NASA has announced the landing site for its robotic lunar rover which is planned to reach the moon in 2023.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 12:03:58 | Tech

Small and medium businesses regularly face cashflow problems. But if that’s an already-inconvenient predicament, it has been exacerbated to the breaking point for too many during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, a UK startup called MarketFinance — which has built a loans platform to help SMBs stay afloat through those leaner times — is ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 11:35:01 | Tech

New York-based Blackbird.AI has closed a $10 million Series A as it prepares to launched the next version of its disinformation intelligence platform this fall. The Series A is led by Dorilton Ventures, along with new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke, former chief counter-terrorism a ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 11:20:32 | Tech

Pipe, a two-year-old startup that aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue,” announced today it has snagged former Stripe EIC Sid Orlando and HubSpot’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey to serve on its executive team. The Miami-based fintech also revealed today its first expansion outside of the United States with its entry into the U.K. market. ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 09:53:49 | Tech

French startup Sorare has announced that it has raised a significant funding round. SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 has led a $680 million Series B round, which values the company at $4.3 billion. Sorare has built a fantasty football (soccer) platform based on NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. Each digital card is registered as a unique token on the Ether ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 09:53:47 | Tech

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Source: | 21. 09. 2021 09:53:45 | Tech

Year-old startup Capiter announced last week that it raised a $33 million Series A to digitize Egypt’s traditional offline retail market. It’s looking to take a large pie in the budding e-commerce and retail play,

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:29 | Tech

Premium headphones brand Audeze has announced the LCD-5, the latest model in its lineup of planar magnetic headphones.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:27 | Tech

Cut spending. Grow sales. Is this a marketer's fantasy, or real world?

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:26 | Tech

The past year saw Covid-19 hit and turn the world on its head - it instantly changed the way we connected with our friends, family, businesses and customers, and brought about a remarkable acceleration in digital transformation.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:24 | Tech

Businesses have been undergoing digital transformations for some time, but the global pandemic has accelerated the transition.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:23 | Tech

It is now-or-never to effectively capture opportunities in the new digital economy and get closer to your customers.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:20 | Tech

At Twilio, the leading Silicon Valley-based cloud communications platform, the goal is to empower businesses to leverage software to create the specific customer experiences they’re after.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 08:29:19 | Tech

Apple's iOS 15 operating system upgrade is available now. Here are the great new iPhone privacy features you need to know about