Day: December 6, 2019

Jury sides with Elon Musk in “pedo guy” defamation case

Enlarge / Elon Musk leaves a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday December 3, 2019. Apu Gomes/Getty Images A Los Angeles federal jury has found Elon Musk not liable for defamation in a lawsuit brought by British caver Vernon Unsworth. Musk dubbed Unsworth a “pedo guy” in a tweet last year, but argued in court …

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We still don’t know how many people watched The Irishman on Netflix

Netflix didn’t have plans to release numbers for The Irishman when asked by The Verge earlier this week, but ratings firm Nielsen beat the streamer to the punch. Nielsen reports that “an average minute audience of nearly 13.2 million viewers with a reach of over 17.1 million unique U.S. viewers” watched The Irishman within the …

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Brazil’s Tax Authority Fines Those Who Fail to Declare Bitcoin and Crypto

Brazil’s tax agency, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), published a new tax code that specifies fines for taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency transactions. On Dec. 6, Cointelegraph Brasil reported that the new crypto tax code is a further follow-up to provisions made by the RFB in August that require …

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Elon Musk wins Twitter defamation trial brought by caver Vernon Unsworth

Elon Musk’s tweets calling caver Vernon Unsworth, who was involved in the rescue of 13 people from a cave in Thailand, a “pedo guy” do not meet the legal standard for defamation, a jury found Friday afternoon. As a result, Musk will not be liable for damages. The decision had to do with defamation law …

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On the day of a key test, Russia trolls Boeing’s Starliner mission

Enlarge / Starliner is tested on top of an Atlas V rocket on Friday. Boeing On Friday, Boeing and United Launch Alliance conducted a number of key tests in preparation for the launch of the Starliner spacecraft later this month. During this “Integrated Day of Launch,” flight controllers in Houston and Florida monitored data as …

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Blockchain and 3D Printing Are Reinventing Aerospace Supply Chains

Blockchain, like many other emerging technologies, is enthusiastically touted as a solution to many of the world’s problems. Perhaps because of its relation to cryptocurrency or the narrative prophecies that surround them both, blockchain draws both criticism and praise from a staggering array of sectors. However, with the big blockchain push from Chinese President Xi …

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Hulu is finally offering 4K and 5.1 audio on Roku devices

Enlarge / The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu original series. Hulu The long, give-and-take saga of 4K streaming on Hulu continues with the addition of 4K streaming for supported Roku devices. Hulu also added 5.1 surround sound capabilities on Roku. The Disney-owned streaming platform updated its user-facing help pages with the information sometime in the past …

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