Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the simultaneous streaming release of Black Widow , which debuted the same day in theaters and on Disney Plus through its Premier Access service. The suit was filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and alleges that Johansson’s contract with Marvel Entertainment, which is owned by Disney, ensured a “wide theatrical release” of the film. The suit says it’s “well understood” that the agreement meant an exclusive release that would not include streaming. Johansson’s salary was in part based on the box office performance of the film, the suit says, meaning the streaming offer could meaningfully cut into her paycheck. “Disney knew that the cannibalization of [box office receipts] by Disney+ would save Marvel (and by extension, Disney) ‘very large’ amounts of money that it would otherwise owe Ms. Johansson,” the lawsuit states. “On information and belief, Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the Agreement, without justification, … [Read more...] about Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over Black Widow’s streaming release
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If spending upwards of £1,000 on the latest premium smartphone sounds like a tough sell, then what about once those premium smartphones are no longer as fresh as they used to be? While we absolutely love the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra , both devices rolled out in 2020. That makes them relatively long in the tooth in smartphone terms, which makes a direct comparison all the more fascinating. There was little to separate these two titanic phones when they first hit the market, with both securing 9 out of 10 ‘Recommended’ awards from us. So how do they stack up to one another now that they’re a little more seasoned? iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra price and availability The iPhone 12 Pro Max landed with a bang on November 13, with pricing starting at $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,849 for the 128GB model. That leaps up to $1,199 / £1,199 / AU$2,019 for 256GB, and $1,399 / £1,399 / AU$2,369 for 512GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note … [Read more...] about iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: old rivals get ultra-competitive
Coinbase Probably the best-known crypto exchange View Now at Coinbase See details Kraken A monster of a crypto exchange View Now at Kraken See details Binance.US Lots of currencies, but US restrictions and UI issues View Now at Binance.US See details Gemini Because...the founders are the Winklevoss twins View Now at Gemini See details Bittrex Lots of currencies and flat-fee trading View Now at Bittrex See details Show More (1 items) Coinmama Accepts credit and debit cards, plus Apple Pay View Now at Coinmama See details Cryptocurrency exchanges are a lot like the auction house in World of Warcraft. Like in WoW, you're buying and selling digital goods, except this time you're buying and selling, say, Dogecoin instead of Crystalized Dread . Basically, crypto exchanges help traders acquire or divest cryptocurrency holdings. They do this by converting … [Read more...] about Top crypto exchange 2021: The exchanges to know
Up until spring of 2021, only two of our leading password managers offered free service tiers that allowed you to synchronize and use your password manager across multiple devices. So when LastPass restricted its free service to use on only a single device in March , Bitwarden -- the only other app with the same offer -- sealed the deal and became the de facto champion of the free password manager game. But what do we know about Bitwarden? Is it as safe to use as LastPass? Is it as convenient and user-friendly? Is it as compatible across platforms, and packed with as many features? You bet your login it is. Bitwarden's open-source code base creates a transparent security foundation beneath its otherwise streamlined and designed-for-simplicity interface. This -- combined with its hyperflexible platform and browser compatibility and its feature-rich premium options -- push Bitwarden ahead of its competitors. My once long-held love of LastPass notwithstanding, I … [Read more...] about Bitwarden review: The best free password manager for 2021
Our Google IO 2021 keynote live blog is now over, but we've left everything together below so you can see how the event unfolded as Google revealed new upgrades such as Android 12 , tweaks to Wear OS and a variety of other new software reveals. Android 12 is perhaps the most exciting addition with a whole new look for smartphones, plus the company confirmed a variety of new changes to Google Maps as well. We were gearing up to see the Google Pixel 5a , Pixel Buds A and Pixel Watch , but there wasn't any hardware at the event. It may be that Google announces this at a later date, but that's currently unclear. Below you'll find our commentary of what happened at the keynote, but before that we have specific articles on a variety of announcements and details about the upcoming Google IO show that lasts until May 20. Android 12 release date, features and which phones will get it Google wants to help you learn languages, athletics and more Google is … [Read more...] about Google IO 2021 event recap: Android 12, Wear OS tweaks and big Google Maps changes
Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in Great Britain, France, and the US about the world’s impending problems and how to solve them. The lectures were first published under the title " World Brain" in 1938, and they’re sweeping in scope. Wells argued for rearranging both education and the distribution of knowledge and thought we should probably get rid of nationalism while we’re at it. MIT Press has just issued a compendium of these lectures , along with related material Wells presented as magazine articles and radio addresses. The collection also includes a foreword by the science fiction writer Bruce Sterling and an introduction by Joseph Reagle, an associate professor of communication studies at Northeastern who writes and teaches about popular culture , digital communication , and online communities . Unequal information Humanity had all of the information necessary to live together in peace … [Read more...] about H.G. Wells’ “World Brain” is now here—what have we learned since?