COVID-19 has completely upended how we experience live sports, but nothing can stop the Big Game. Daniel Bader 7 Feb 2021 2 Source: EA Since mid-March of last year, every major sporting event in the U.S. and around the world has either been canceled or dramatically scaled back in scope. From the NBA Bubble of the shortened 2020 season to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, there's just been less live sport available to watch, and the tone of what is being played has been severely altered by stringent Covid protocols and the lack of fans in stands. That's why today's Super Bowl is so remarkable for its near-normalcy. Both the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have experienced minor COVID-19 outbreaks (the only team to avoid any infection was the Seattle Seahawks), but constant testing and a rigorous adherence to mask-wearing, social distancing, and good ventilation left most teams in good shape as they barrelled towards the playoffs.VPN Deals: … [Read more...] about From the Editor’s Desk: A very different Super Bowl Sunday
With the 2020 NFL season now into Week 14, there are plenty of options for following the most popular sport in the US. Paying up for a cable subscription is the simplest solution. It allows you to watch your local team and a bunch of others without worrying about which channels are available. For cord-cutters who want to save some money, however, NFL football streaming options get a bit more complicated. Your best bet is to subscribe to a live TV streaming service, but the sheer number of channels that carry live games -- local CBS, NBC and Fox channels, as well as the national feeds of NFL Network and ESPN -- means you'll either have to get a relatively expensive service or make a compromise and miss some games every week. Stay tuned Subscribe to the CNET TVs, Streaming and Audio newsletter for the best of our home entertainment coverage. The only way to get a full football experience is to have a whole litany of channels from your TV provider. Sunday NFC games are largely on … [Read more...] about NFL streaming: Best ways to watch and stream 2020 Week 14 live without cable
Wondering what to stream on Netflix and other services this weekend? Let's rephrase that: have you finished WandaVision episode 5 already, and you're left at a loose end with stuff to add to your watch list this weekend? We can help. Every week, we round up the best – and sometimes worst, for completion's sake – in the world of streamers so you've got a slew of entertainment options to choose from.This weekend, the best non-MCU highlight is the new movie Malcolm and Marie on Netflix, which, while filmed in lockdown, was exciting enough to the streaming service that it dropped an eight-figure sum just to release it. Here's what's new on Netflix and other streamers over the next few days. Best Netflix showsBest Netflix moviesHow to watch the Super Bowl 2021Malcolm & Marie (Netflix)Our interest in lockdown-related content peaked with last year's Host on Shudder, but this film shot mid-pandemic has piqued our interest, too. Netflix paid an eye-watering $30 million … [Read more...] about 7 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Plus and more this weekend
As we’ve gone through the pandemic, I’ve been thinking about how much of our lives happen on screens and through software. We use software to connect with our friends, to play games, to move markets, and to catch criminals. Software isn’t eating the world; it’s eaten it. Today on Decoder, I’m talking to Charlton McIlwain, a professor of media, culture, and communications at NYU and the author of Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter. The book takes a hard look at the long relationship between the Black community in America and software — including the early pioneers who built online communities in the dial-up era; the relationship between software, the civil rights movement, and policing; and today’s social platforms, which amplify and distribute everything from TikTok dances to the Black Lives Matter movement. I spend a lot of time thinking about software and culture, so I was excited to talk … [Read more...] about How Black communities shaped the internet
A medieval ship burial in England that is so impressive and mysterious that it's been compared to the world of the Old English epic "Beowulf" is now captivating viewers of the Netflix drama "The Dig." But who is actually buried at the 1,400-year-old site known as Sutton Hoo?The burial contains numerous goods, including an ornately decorated helmet, that hint at the possible identity of the remains. Researchers have been studying those artifacts since a team, led by archaeologist Basil Brown, discovered the cemetery in 1939. To learn more about the secrets of Sutton Hoo and who might be buried there, Live Science talked with several researchers. Many thought that King Raedwald, who ruled a kingdom in East Anglia and died around A.D. 627, is the best candidate. But even that's just a best guess. Historical records dating to the period are limited, and the remains of those buried at the site are completely decayed, leaving no physical remains to analyze, the researchers … [Read more...] about Who was buried at Sutton Hoo?