August, 05 2022

🍿 Reeves Will Grace Your TV Screen

The actor Keanu Reeves, best known for his role in the Matrix, will star in his first major role on a TV show in the adaptation of the book, The Devil in the White City. The show will follow Chicago's most notorious serial killer. Leonardo DiCaprio will produce the show for Hulu.

⚡️ Payrolls Increased and Unemployment Drops

In July, the U.S. added 528,000 more jobs, beating expectations. The unemployment rate was lower than experts expected at 3.5% for the month.

🍿 Prey Movie Released

The newest movie to join the Predator franchise dropped on Hulu today. \"Prey\" follows a Comanche hunter, Nabu, played by newcomer Amber Midthunder, in her fierce battle against the Predator as he hunts for sport. Critics are raving about the movie.

⚡️ Israel Strikes Gaza

Israel hit Gaza today with a series of airstrikes, killing eight people, including a five-year-old girl. The militant group, Islamic Jihad, said that the leader of the Northern Gaza faction, Taiseer al-Jabari, was killed in the strike.

⚖️ China Responds to Pelosi Visit

China has finally levied its response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. China has pulled out of several critical areas of cooperation, including climate change initiatives, and imposed sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family.

Go deeper →

💻 Apple Warns Suppliers

Apple has warned suppliers to cease using labels that read \"made in Taiwan\" to comply with Chinese labeling rules in the wake of Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island.

Go deeper →

💻 Roomba, by Amazon

Amazon will acquire iRobot, the makers of the Roomba, for $1.65 billion.

Go deeper →

⚖️ Sinema's Sold

Senator Kyrsten Sinema will support the Inflation Reduction Act proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer after they agreed to change tax proposals in the act, allowing Democrats to overcome a Republican filibuster and pass the act.

Go deeper →

💻 India Freezes WazirX

India's Enforcement Directorate has raided the CEO of WazirX, a trading platform's home today, and froze $8.1 million in the firm's assets. The Enforcement Directorate alleges that WazirX used cryptocurrency trading as a way to help 16 fintech companies launder money through instant loan apps.

🍿 Enter the Sandman

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel, The Sandman, is now streaming on Netflix. Gaiman was heavily involved in the behind-the-scenes process of the movie, and fans say that is the key to the movie's dedication to the book. Critics are already raving.

🍿 Surprise Remix

Beyoncé released a surprise remix of her hit \"Break My Soul\" featuring Madonna. The \"Queen's Remix\" is available to stream now.

⚖️ Jones Must Pay Punitive Damages

Infowars's ringleader, Alex Jones, must pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a victim of the Sandy Hook Shooting for spreading conspiracy theories and fabricating claims that the shooting was faked and the parents were \"actors\" hired by the government. The jury's decision brings the total that Jones must pay Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis to almost $50 million in total damages.

Today’s trending stories distilled into one-minute bites

Delivered to your inbox, daily

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Catch up

Try something else

The context
Overwatch 2 launched yesterday, and fans of the highly anticipated video game were frustrated when servers crashed, and they were stuck in queues of thousands of people. Then, Activision Blizzard confirmed that the servers had sustained ongoing DDoS attacks, which were impacting the game.
Technology
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Overwatch 2's Shaky Launch

Overwatch 2 launched yesterday, and fans of the highly anticipated video game were frustrated when servers crashed, and they were stuck in queues of thousands of people. Then, Activision Blizzard confirmed that the servers had sustained ongoing DDoS attacks, which were impacting the game.
Go deeper
 →

Tuesday kick off

  • Overwatch 2 went live on Tuesday.
  • Many players were unable to make it onto the new game servers or experienced issues while they were on.
  • Blizzard's Overwatch Game Director Aaron Keller provided an update today, saying that DDoS attacks had slowed down servers but that the developers were working to improve the game functionality for players.
Go deeper →

DDoS impact

  • Activision Blizzard president Mike Ybarra tweeted that the game was experiencing server issues and that teams were working to fix the problems.
  • The server issues were caused by a massive DDoS attack which kept players from getting into the game and forced them into long queues.
Go deeper →
The context
An appeals court issued a ruling against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, deciding that the program was an overreach of presidential authority and sending the case back to a lower court.
Politics
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Court Rules Against DACA

An appeals court issued a ruling against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, deciding that the program was an overreach of presidential authority and sending the case back to a lower court.
Go deeper
 →

DACA decision

  • The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed a 2021 ruling by a federal district judge in Texas who ruled that DACA was an overreach of former President Barack Obama's authority.
  • The Texas ruling allowed for DACA to continue while the litigation continued.
Go deeper →

Reconsidering

  • The ruling sent the case back to a lower court to consider the new Biden administration guidelines, which were issued in August.
  • The decision also ruled that current enrollees could renew their status and still obtain work permits and a Social Security number.
Go deeper →
Technology

Crew 5 Launches

October 5, 2022
Go deeper
 →
The context
NASA launched a crew of 4 astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket destined for the International Space Station today. The mission, Crew-5, sent the astronauts to space to conduct scientific studies for the next six months.
Technology
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Crew 5 Launches

NASA launched a crew of 4 astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket destined for the International Space Station today. The mission, Crew-5, sent the astronauts to space to conduct scientific studies for the next six months.
Go deeper
 →

New crew

  • The crew members took flight aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Nicole Mann is the mission commander, and the crew includes a Russian astronaut, Anna Kikina, and a Japanese astronaut, Koichi Wakata. Joe Cassada is the pilot for the mission.
  • The crew will spend about six months conducting scientific research about fluid behavior in microgravity, cardiovascular health in space, and bioprinting to help prepare future missions for space exploration.
Go deeper →

Russian addition

  • The inclusion of Russian astronaut Anna Kikina shows that the US and Russia are still collaborating on space exploration despite the war in Ukraine.
  • Kikina is the first Russian astronaut to fly aboard a SpaceX vessel and was training to be on a Russian space flight but was transferred to the SpaceX mission.
  • The mission commander, Nicole Mann, is the first Native American woman to fly in space.
Go deeper →

Delivered to your inbox, daily

This site is powered by

Learn more about how this site was built
 →
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Follow us