The Morning After – Engadget

by Joseph K. Clark

Good morning! If you missed the Golden Globes over the weekend, the big news is that Netflix dominated proceedings. Netflix’s The Crown took three major awards, with Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor winning for their portrayals of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. At the same time, Gillian Anderson also won the best-supporting actress for the series. Netflix also won the best-limited series or TV movie with The Queen’s Gambit. I won’t touch on all of them but the streaming service.

The Morning After

While Netflix is probably very pleased with itself, the Golden Globes is arguably the wobbliest of Hollywood’s big awards shows, with recent reports on questionable and freebies suggesting that these awards might not genuinely reflect the most amazing shows and movies of the past year. Incredibly shocking, I know.

Even the Poehler–Fey comedic magic (literally, the only reason I watch anything to do with the awards) couldn’t make up for the shakey Zoom call connections, audio issues, and how shows like I May Destroy You missed out on any nominations, to begin with.

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The truck should run well, even in frigid conditions.

The e-truck start-up has a video of winter weather testing in Baudette, Minnesota, where the temperatures dipped to -40F — cold enough to pose a severe performance problem for many EV batteries. Its R1T passed the test, using a central cold plate that uses relatively little energy to keep battery cells warm enough for ideal performance, sidestepping the need for internal heating. Continue reading.

Just how much of a role they played isn’t clear.

Cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media discovered that some nefarious actors were using social media bots to promote GameStop, Dogecoin, and other “meme” investments. Posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube hopped on trading keywords like GME (GameStop’s stock symbol) and “hold the line,” starting around the opening of trading and surging toward the end. PQ said, in a report by Reuters, it noted “tens of thousands” of accounts. Continue reading.

It should reveal more about diseases and our species’ variety.

In a giant leap from the original Human Genome Project of 2001, researchers have 64 sequenced complete human genomes that should better reflect genetic diversity. The new reference point covers 25 different human populations. Crucially, it doesn’t borrow from the Human Genome Project’s original material either.

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