Netflix signs exclusive deal with ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris

Netflix just announced a multi-year deal with Kenya Barris, creator of Black-ish and its spinoff Grown-ish. While Barris will remain an executive producer on those shows (and on the upcoming Besties), he will be exclusively developing new series for Netflix. The deal only covers TV, as Barris (who was one of the writers of Girls … Continue reading Netflix signs exclusive deal with ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris

Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $50 on Beats Solo3 Bluetooth headphones

Beats Solo3 Bluetooth Headphones Street price: $200; deal price: $150 Available in Asphalt Gray, these Bluetooth headphones, part of the Beats Neighborhood collection, are down to $150 from a typical street price closer to $200. The Beats Solo3, while not a pick in our guide to the best Bluetooth headphones, were headphones we liked but … Continue reading Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $50 on Beats Solo3 Bluetooth headphones

Hopping on board with WWF’s Panda Paddle

Hopping on board with WWF’s Panda Paddle <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/15992/images/simple_style_full/Goodrich.jpg?1534257195" />This October, WWF will host its first-ever standup paddle boarding (SUP) fundraising event, <a href="http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/TR/Athletic/PandaPaddle?pg=entry&amp;fr_id=1820">Panda Paddle</a>, sponsored by Target. On October 20, 2018, athletes and WWF supporters will grab their paddles and complete a world-class SUP race in San Diego&rsquo;s Mission Bay, all … Continue reading Hopping on board with WWF’s Panda Paddle

Caso Maugeri, via libera al sequestro di pensione e vitalizi di Formigoni: 5 milioni di euro

Per il “gravissimo sistema illecito di storno di denari pubblici a fini privati” che ha trovato “ampi riscontri, oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio” nelle indagini sul caso Maugeri, è stato convalidato il sequestro disposto dalla procura della Corte dei Conti di 5 milioni di euro (compresi vitalizi, pensione, conti correnti e immobili) all’ex governatore lombardo Roberto … Continue reading Caso Maugeri, via libera al sequestro di pensione e vitalizi di Formigoni: 5 milioni di euro

After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome

In a field at the edge of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, half a dozen students and lab technicians glance up at the darkening afternoon skies. The threatening rain storm might bring relief from the 90-degree August heat, but it won’t help harvest all this wheat. Moving between the short rows, they cut … Continue reading After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome

New Zealand to VCs and hedge fund managers buying up its land: No more

Over the last couple of years, a once well-kept secret began to gain traction in New York media outlets: wealthy American investors, including VCs and hedge fund managers, had begun snapping up tracts of land in New Zealand, largely out of fear that a Trump administration could have a destabilizing effect on an already polarized … Continue reading New Zealand to VCs and hedge fund managers buying up its land: No more

PlayStation VR sales hit 3 million units, two years after launch

After a slower-than-expected start, PlayStation VR is finally picking up steam. On a post today on the PlayStation Blog, Sony says that PlayStation VR has just crossed the 3 million unit sales mark, adding that over 21.9 million experiences – games and apps – have been sold along with the headset. The post details some of … Continue reading PlayStation VR sales hit 3 million units, two years after launch