The new ‘New York Times’ podcast ‘Rabbit Hole’ sends you down one to see what the internet does to us

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Hosted by Kevin Roose, the new pod expands on the star reporter’s work exposing how YouTube can radicalize viewers. Last year, New York Times reporter and columnist Kevin Roose wrote an engrossing, investigative story about the artificial intelligence behind YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. “ The Making of a YouTube Radical ” was anchored in the experience of 26-year-old Caleb Cain, a college dropout who was turned on to far-right conspiracy theories on the platform. The broader story was a look at how YouTube was shaping the views and actions of many young men like Cain by specifically aiming to keep users engaged for as long as possible. Read Full Story

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Intel knows you miss sports. Its new app lets you geek out on how athletes soar

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Intel Studios and ‘Sport Science’ star John Brenkus go beyond a TV show to create a new app, ‘Soul & Science,’ featuring NBA star Aaron Gordon, Olympic champ Kerri Walsh Jennings, and more. John Brenkus has been fascinated for a long time with how athletes are able to perform elite physical feats. His Emmy-winning show Sport Science ran for years between Fox and ESPN, always finding compelling ways to explain the physiology and physics involved in our favorite games. His 2010 best-selling book, The Perfection Point , used data and research to explore the absolute limits of human performance in events like the heaviest bench press, highest dunk, longest golf drive, and fastest mile run. Read Full Story

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How to watch ‘Star Trek: Picard’ on CBS All Access for free during the coronavirus lockdown

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We can’t think of a better reason to travel to the stars while stuck in your house. If you’re looking for some new content to get you through another day of self-isolation, we’ve got some good news for you. CBS All Access is letting anyone watch the entire series of Star Trek: Picard between now and April 23 for free—even if you’re not a CBS All Access subscriber. None other than Sir Patrick Stewart made the announcement on his Instagram page. Read Full Story

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HBO Max’s new Looney Tunes get back to basics—and that’s refreshing

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Instead of dragging Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck into the 21st century, these new cartoons celebrate their 1940s roots, with classic gags and funny drawings. Nearly 20 months after AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced plans to meld content from its myriad brands into a streaming service, HBO Max is finally launching today. And one of its signature shows stars an 85-year-old, an 83-year-old, and an (almost) 80-year old—veteran entertainers who once starred in some of the greatest comedy films ever made. Read Full Story

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Exclusive: Chicago’s new brand identity could save the city $10 million a year

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Chicago wants you to make its brand your own. The four-starred Chicago flag flies with pride on bricked bungalows and tattooed biceps around the city. The first star represents Fort Dearborn, the military outpost that became the city. The second marks the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which burned most of the city down. The third stands for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, which brought us the Ferris wheel as an enduring architecture masterpiece. And the fourth was for the Century of Progress Exposition in 1933, marking the end of the Great Depression and the rise of the Atomic Age. Read Full Story

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The stars and creators of Netflix’s ‘Self Made’ discuss why pioneering entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker’s story matters now

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Octavia Spencer, Blair Underwood, Bill Bellamy, and A’Lelia Bundles—Walker’s great-great-granddaughter and biographer—talk about what the pioneering African American female entrepreneur means to them. Madam C.J. Walker was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. That’s a fact that many people most likely learn as a quick black history fact. Read Full Story

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Trump announces ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ not to be confused with the new ‘Star Trek’ show from CBS

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President Trump indicated a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the end of the year, but health experts generally say it will take longer. President Trump, who had paused his daily coronavirus briefings lately, took a break from his break this afternoon to announce “ Operation Warp Speed ,” an effort to fast-track the development of an effective vaccine for COVID-19. Read Full Story

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