Netflix snags international streaming rights to Studio Ghibli’s films

After years of keeping its movies to theatrical releases and DVDs, Studio Ghibli‘s apparently going all-in streaming. Today it revealed it’s partnering with Netflix to stream its films in just about every part of the world… except North America and Japan. From February 2020, 21 films from the legendary animation house Studio Ghibli are coming exclusively to Netflix. We’re proud to bring beloved, influential stories like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbour Totoro…

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Former Docker CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona

Madrona Venture Group announced today that it has hired former Docker CEO Steve Singh as a managing director at the firm. Singh stepped down as CEO of Docker last May and Seattle-based Madrona seems like a logical landing spot. He is a longtime resident of Seattle, and has been working behind the scenes with Madrona for many years as a strategic director and angel investor, according to the firm. Singh says that while there are…

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Garmin’s new Tactix Delta smartwatch looks designed for a privacy-conscious Navy SEAL

Image: Garmin Garmin’s Tactix Delta is the latest in its lineup of rugged smartwatches built to military standards. New for the Tactix’s fourth generation is a big 1.4-inch display similar to what we saw on the Fenix 6 last year, as well as a power manager feature, which gives you battery life predictions based on which settings you turn on and off. New for this version of the Tactix is stealth mode, which completely disables…

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Radiohead launches digital ‘public library’ of the band’s archive

If you’ve ever spent hours trolling the web for information about Radiohead, today’s your lucky day. In a press release, the band announced they have created the Radiohead Public Library, a centralized collection of information and media. It states: The internet as a whole has never been a reliable resource for detailed or even accurate information re: Radiohead. Many sites that attempted to provide some measure of service have long since gone dark as well.…

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Google takes on AWS and Azure in India with Airtel cloud deal

Google has inked a deal with India’s third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging as a new cloud battleground for AWS and Microsoft . Google Cloud announced on Monday that the new partnership, effective starting today, enables Airtel to offer G Suite to small and medium-sized businesses as part of the telco’s ICT portfolio. Airtel, which has amassed over…

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Go read this NYT expose on a creepy new facial recognition database used by US police

Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the US have started using a new facial recognition system from Clearview AI, a new investigation by The New York Times has revealed. The database is made up of billions of images scraped from millions of sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Venmo. The Times says that Clearview AI’s work could “end privacy as we know it,” and the piece is well worth…

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Elon Musk: SpaceX will send NASA astronauts to space in Q2

Elon Musk said last night that SpaceX plans to send NASA astronauts to space between April and June. The mission, dubbed as Demo-2, will see the crew rocket up to the International Space Station for several days. SpaceX just completed a successful uncrewed test of its Crew Dragon capsule’s in-flight launch escape capabilities last night. Watch live as SpaceX tests Crew Dragon’s in-flight launch escape capabilities https://t.co/lcfz0LS8O9 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 19, 2020 Speaking with…

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Kadena fulfills hybrid blockchain vision with launch of public chain

For the last few years, blockchain startup Kadena has been working on a vision of bringing blockchain to the enterprise. Today it announced the final piece of that vision with the launch of the Kadena public blockchain. In earlier releases, the company offered the ability to build private blockchains on AWS or Azure. Company co-founder and CEO Will Martino says the public network brings together for the first time public and private chains in a…

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