The Radice Files — Episode 140: “TV Torture”

Bingeing as a weapon. What a concept.

Broadcast, Cable News Pivot To Cover Deaths Of U.S. Service Members In Kabul Airport Attack

UPDATE, 12:05 PM PT: A Pentagon official said that 12 U.S. service members were killed in terror attacks outside the Kabul airport, and 15 were wounded. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of the U.S. Central Command, said that an unspecified number of Afghans also were killed.

deadline.com

Jailed Putin critic Navalny says he’s being forced to watch Russian state TV and propaganda films for over 8 hours a day

Aleksei Navalny was arrested in January after returning to Moscow from Germany, where he received treatment after a near-fatal poisoning.

www.businessinsider.com

Spike Lee Removes 9/11 Conspiracy Theories From HBO Docuseries

Director said Wednesday he would re-edit the series following criticism

www.thewrap.com

Seth Meyers Roasts Kayleigh McEnany for Saying Trump Didn’t Have ‘Crisis After Crisis’ Like Biden: ‘She’s Fully Inhabiting an Alternate Reality’

Seth Meyers went after Kayleigh McEnany for claiming that her former boss Donald Trump did not have “crisis after crisis” amid his presidency.

www.mediaite.com

Forbes to go Public in $630 Million SPAC Deal

Forbes Global Media Holdings Inc., has agreed to go public via a deal with SPAC Magnum Opus Acquisition Ltd.

www.thewrap.com

Netflix takes first stab at mobile gaming in its Android app, but only in Poland — CNET

Playing on Netflix’s mobile app is new, but the games themselves — two pixelated Stranger Things games — have already been available off Netflix for years.

www.cnet.com

Otter.ai expands automatic transcription assistant to Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex — TechCrunch

AI-powered voice transcription service Otter.ai is expanding its Otter Assistant feature for Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex. Otter.ai first released this feature for Zoom users earlier this year (in May). With this new integration, Otter Assistant can now join and transcribe meetings on more platforms, even if the Otter user is not attending […]

techcrunch.com

New Lithium-Metal Battery Could Revolutionize Electronics

A team of researchers in Germany demonstrated a new lithium-metal battery that could significantly improve EVs’ ranges and more.

interestingengineering.com

This radical new browser will transform your relationship with tabs

SigmaOS rethinks tabs as to-do list items and windows as workspaces.

www.fastcompany.com

Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission — The New York Times

The social network has contacted academics to create a group to advise it on thorny election-related decisions, said people with knowledge of the matter.

www.nytimes.com

Salto now available on Amazon Fire TV

French streaming platform Salto is now available on Amazon Fire TV. Launched last October, Salto is backed by TF1, France Télévisions and M6. Salto subscribers can access the platform’s content directly on the TV using the Alexa voice remote on Fire TV Stick, lite or 4K versions, or directly on Fire TV Cube or an…

www.broadbandtvnews.com

Nickelodeon Hires Sabrina Caluori as Senior VP, Brand & Content Strategy | Broadcasting+Cable

Sabrina Caluori has been named senior VP, brand and content strategy for ViacomCBS’s Nickelodeon unit.

www.nexttv.com

Serious Warning Issued For Millions Of Apple iPhone Users

iPhone owners have been warned that the biggest iPhone hack in history is back…

www.forbes.com

Times Square is currently home to a Ferris wheel — TPG went so you don’t have to — The Points Guy UK

Times Square in New York City is temporarily home to a new tourist attraction: a 110-foot Ferris wheel.

thepointsguy.co.uk

Peek Inside The Most Expensive Home For Sale in New York

The most expensive home for sale in all of New York State is found in the Hudson Valley. You might be blown away by what’s inside!

wpdh.com

And finally…As we approach the evacuation deadline…a tribute to all the reporters and photographers who risk their lives every day to bring us the news from war zones around the world. This photo essay from Afghanistan is from the Los Angeles Times

Americans among casualties in twin suicide attacks in Kabul — Los Angeles Times via “Reliable Sources”

The deadly bombings came hours after Western intelligence agencies warned of a potential attack.

www.latimes.com

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