• Apple Might Start Buying Older Shows For TV+ To Boost Its Catalogue

    Apple is kind of late to the streaming game with its Apple TV+ service, but given the company’s considerable wealth, they have certainly spent a lot trying to attract a lot of talent to help them create original new shows for its service. However, it seems that it might not be enough where according to Bloomberg, Apple might start populating its TV+ service with older shows.

    The report claims that Apple’s executives have been meeting up with various studios in Hollywood to discuss potentially licensing older content for TV+, and have since bought some TV shows and movies which we expect should eventually show up as available for streaming on the platform.

    It is unclear as to what kind of shows we might be looking at, but if Apple can land some big names, it would be a pretty huge win. However, the downside to licensing is that when

  • Covid-19’s Toll on Prison Labor Doesn’t Just Hurt Inmates

    While millions of Americans shelter in their homes, America’s prisoners are at work. In at least 20 states, from Florida to Michigan to Texas to California, incarcerated workers are making hand sanitizer, face masks, and protective gowns at prison manufacturing facilities. In Indiana, they’re making plastic face shields. In Oregon, they’re doing hospitals’ laundry. If they are paid at all, most workers make between $0.14 and $1.50 per hour, and no laws or FEMA guidelines require those rates increase in times of emergency. That said, Covid-19 has created dubious windfalls for a few. New York City has reportedly offered incarcerated workers jobs earning $6 per hour, a towering sum by prison standards. All they had to do was dig mass graves.

    Going to work in prison during a pandemic presents all the same health risks that going to work in the outside world does, and then heaps dozens more potential

  • This serial underwear thief got caught violating Singapore’s Circuit Breaker to steal more lingerie

    A man in Singapore has admitted to openly flouting the city-state’s Circuit Beaker, which was put in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, in an attempt to steal underwear.

    In court proceedings, 39-year-old Lee Chee Kin pleaded guilty to 10 theft charges, criminal trespass, breaching Circuit Breaker measures, and unauthorized access to computer materials.

    Lee’s underwear escapades date all the way back to April 2018.

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    In a span of two years from April 2018 to April 2020, Lee had stolen underwear on at least 30 different occasions.

    He was even arrested last year, following police raids on his home that found 106 bras and 46 pairs of panties. Unsurprisingly, the owners of the underwear didn’t want their stuff back.

    Between February and March 2019, he repeatedly invaded one home (four times to be exact) and stole 12 bras and 12 pairs of panties worth S$1,000 (US$705)

  • Vivo’s next flagship has a giant gimbal-style camera lens

    Vivo has started teasing its next flagship phone, the X50. A video posted to Weibo shows off the camera module, which includes a periscope telephoto, two normal-looking lenses, and one much larger module that is presumably for the primary camera. The lens rotates as the module is manipulated by a robotic gimbal, suggesting the key feature here is image stabilization.

    One of the big inclusions in Vivo’s Apex 2020 concept phone, which we weren’t able to see in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was “gimbal-like” stabilization on a 48-megapixel camera. Vivo said the design was inspired by chameleons’ eyes and is 200 percent more effective than typical OIS, allowing for longer nighttime exposures and smoother video. It looks like the X50 will be the first commercial deployment of this idea; another teaser video touts the camera’s low-light ability.

    The Apex 2020 also had a unique periscope zoom system