The Radice Files — Episode 159: “Moo Loo, and New York Too”

Germany may have the answer to decreasing greenhouse gasses without banning steaks and burgers. Oh, and congratulations to Gavin Newsom and California.

I had to borrow OZY’s headline. It’s just too good.

Cows ‘potty-trained’ in experiment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Calves were taught to use a barn’s toilet area with rewards and mild punishments, significantly limiting ammonia release

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Apple’s iPhone 13 sports better battery and improved cameras, starting at $799 — TechCrunch

The rumors were right. The centerpiece of today’s big Apple event is the latest iPhone. The latest device lands less than a year after its predecessor, now that things have settled down somewhat on the supply chain side for Apple. Last year’s iPhone 12 was a massive seller, bucking the trend of stagnating smartphones sales, […]

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Did Apple iPhone 13 Pro’s ‘Cinematic Mode’ just revolutionize mobile cinematography?: Digital Photography Review

Apple iPhone 13’s new Cinematic Mode uses its multiple cameras to capture a depth map when shooting video so you can rack focus and adjust depth-of-field after the fact. Apple also studied creative choices DPs make to enhance video AF.

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How Universal Beat Other Studios to Land Christopher Nolan’s New World War II Epic

Inside the terms of Christopher Nolan’s deal to make his WWII epic at Universal.

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LinkedIn launches a $25M fund for creators, will test Clubhouse-style audio feature in coming weeks — TechCrunch

When LinkedIn first launched Stories format, and later expanded its tools for creators earlier this year, one noticeable detail was that the Microsoft-owned network for professionals hadn’t built any kind of obvious monetization into the program — noticeable, given that creators earn a living on other platforms like Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, and those apps had […]

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R.I.P. Norm Macdonald’s 7 Funniest Bits, From Turd Ferguson to the Moth Joke (Videos)

Comedian died on Tuesday at age 61 after a private bout with cancer

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Alexa, how popular are voice assistants these days? — Digital Journal

In some ways the growth with voice assistants and the types of information being sought mirrors the development and use of search engines.

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Twitch Sues Users Over Alleged ‘Hate Raids’ Against Streamers | WIRED

The lawsuit accuses two anonymous users of “targeting black and LGBTQIA+ streamers with racist, homophobic, sexist and other harassing content” in violation of its terms of service.

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Driverless delivery pods on roads ‘within two years’ — The Times and The Sunday Times

Driverless delivery pods could be introduced to Britain’s roads within two years under plans designed to revolutionise online shopping. Wilko, the hardware chain, will announce a £3 million investment today in battery-powered autonomous vehicles that will deliver directly to customers within a six-mile radius of stores. The pods will be created from the chassis of a Renault Twizy, a small two-seater electric car, which will be repurposed as a driverless delivery vehicle. Each one will contain

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CES Moves Forward with Live Las Vegas Event in January, Opens Registration | Next TV

Announcement comes after Delta-leery sponsors pulled out of NAB’s live Vegas trade show next month, and SCTE walked October’s Cable-Tec Expo back to virtual

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New Augmented Reality Applications Assist Astronaut Repairs to Space | NASA

Most often, communications delays between the International Space Station crew and ground are nearly unnoticeable as they are routed from one Tracking and Data Relay Satellite to another as the station orbits about 250 miles above Earth.

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Streamers Put More Women in Charge of TV Shows Than Broadcast Networks, Study Finds

A new study of female employment in TV finds that major streaming platforms have made more progress toward gender parity than networks.

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Nike ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ wins 2021 Outstanding Commercial Emmy | Ad Age

Spot bested another ad from the sports giant plus commercials from Apple and Amazon.

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TV’s Cartoonito aim: to help tots be ‘best humans’ possible

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a good time to be a preschooler with TV privileges. You can watch classics including “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” always worth your attention. And you’re the target audience for shows that take a new approach to helping you grow up while being entertained.

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Apple TV Plus’ $500 Million Marketing Push Has Already Begun | Next TV

Commercials for upcoming Isaac Asimov adaptation ‘Foundation’ appeared during NFL game broadcasts Sunday

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Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show — WSJ

Its own in-depth research shows a significant teen mental-health issue that Facebook plays down in public. Part 2 in a series offering an unparalleled look inside the social-media giant’s failings — and its unwillingness or inability to address them.

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Broadway Reopening Live Updates: Theater Comes Back in NYC — The New York Times

With the return of “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Chicago,” and the first performance of “Lackawanna Blues,” one of New York’s most important industries is trying to rebound.

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Alcohol influencers working with top ad agencies will face new rules | Ad Age Digital News

McCann, Publicis, Havas, and Dentsu among agencies committing to new standards.

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Jimmy’s Song About the Return of New York City | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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