Smithsonian’s NMAAHC offers virtual programming for Kwanzaa, other December events

Here’s what the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. has in store for the month of December.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its plan Thursday for a month’s worth of digital programming, initiatives and interactive media for December.

One of the key features of the recently-announced programming is a daylong “cross-country digital community initiative” called “24 hours in a Time of Change.” The event will be hosted Dec. 11.

The program will highlight the trials, failures and triumphs that Americans have faced in 2020, from the coronavirus pandemic to the social upheaval that pushed issues of racial equity and police brutality to the forefront of national conversation.

The Smithsonian will stream live programming from 10 of its museums and centers throughout the 24-hour sharing period.

On top of that event, there will be a number of featured programs, such as

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for December | Money

A Very Crackle Christmas Channel (December1st), look under the tree and find the brightly packaged Crackle exclusive animated feature Elliot: the Littlest Reindeer, the heartfelt Crackle exclusive A Reindeer’s Journey, laugh along with A Baby for Christmas, and take a deep dive Inside Lego at Christmas.

Unlikely Heroes Channel (December1st), enjoy the savage hilarity of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the superhero silliness of The Tick, top-shelf adventure with Turbo Kid, and two-fisted action with The Phantom.

Stream Me Up, Scotty Channel (December1st), buckle up as you rocket off to save the world in Ender’s Game and destroy alien invaders with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Nemesis.

Ringmasters Channel (December1st), let the battles begin with Crackle original series Heroes of Lucha Libre, Nacho Libre, the Crackle original documentary Lennox-Lewis: The Untold Story, and explosive boxing documentary Team Khan.

History Lovers

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NOAA Will Roll Out A Mobile-Friendly Radar Website On December 16

The National Weather Service will roll out a new weather radar website in December that makes it much easier to keep track of storms around the country. The new website, which is gloriously mobile-friendly, will provide a happy medium for folks who are tired of fuzzy radars on free apps or don’t want to spend money for access to a premium radar app.

Finding decent weather radar imagery online has always been a bit tricky. Some sites oversimplify the radar so much that it looks like a cartoon, while other outlets make their radar so complicated that casual users can hardly figure out how to find their own house.

The National Weather Service’s current radar website, called RIDGE I, was always fine in a pinch. It’s simple, updates frequently,

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3 Top Software Stocks To Watch Before December 2020

Are These The Best Software Stocks To Buy For Future Growth?

Software stocks have been a promising investment theme in recent years. When we have big names like Adobe (ADBE Stock Report) and Salesforce (CRM Stock Report) leading the industry, we can safely assume that we are looking at the industry of the future. These top software stocks could be an easy choice for investors who do not want to spend too much time understanding the software business. 

But what if you want to learn more about the industry? You may be interested to learn what’s fuelling the growth of these top software stocks to watch. And who knows, you might be able to find something that tickles your fancy. The pandemic definitely accelerated the shift towards cloud computing as corporations geared up their spending. That played no small part in driving the revenue for these growth companies. As you

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Isabelle McCalla, Ryann Redmond, Jamie Cepero and More Set for New York Theatre Barn’s December Virtual Programming

Isabelle McCalla, Ryann Redmond, Jamie Cepero and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's December Virtual Programming

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, each installment of the live 45-minute series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the writers and creative team.

December 2, 2020 @ 7PM ET

The Ladies Man

Music and Lyrics by Justin Mortelliti and Shannon Hunt

Book by Justin Mortelliti

Featuring performances by Amber Ardolino (Moulin Rouge!, Hamilton), Andrew Chappelle (Hamilton), Casey Garvin (Mrs. Doubtfire, Miss Saigon), Talya Groves (Mean Girls), Justin Mortelliti (Escape To Margaritaville, Rock of Ages), Ryann Redmond (Frozen, If/Then), Jared Reinfeldt (HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant), Justin Showell (Hamilton), Brett Thiele (Escape To Margaritaville, Clueless) and Aidan Wharton

The Ladies Man centers around Julian, an Italian-American boy from New Jersey who deals with the struggles of coming

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Some of Arturia’s best software is half off until December 3rd

It’s that time of year again where every single brand discounts its products ahead of Thanksgiving in the US. If you plan to spend money on Black Friday, why not put it toward something that will let you be creative? Enter Arturia. The company has cut the price of its software, including its handy Pigments suite, by 50 percent until December 3rd. We frequently include Artruia’s affordable synths and other products in our music gear roundup, and we’re fans of its plugins and apps. 

Buy V Collection on Arturia – $249 Buy FX Collection on Arturia – $199 Buy Pigements on Arturia – $99

To start, the company has discounted both its V and FX Collections. You can get the former for $249 instead of its usual price of $499. The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) plugin bundles together 24 virtual synths, including Arturia’s own Analog Lab virtual studio. The VST

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SAIC Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Press Release and Conference Call for December 3 at 5 P.M. EST

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation’s digital transformation across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets, is scheduled to issue its results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021 and hold a conference call after close of market on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

SAIC executive management will discuss operational and financial results in a conference call beginning at 5 p.m. eastern standard time following issuance of the company’s earnings press release.

The conference call will be webcast simultaneously to the public through a link on the Investor Relations section of the SAIC website (http://investors.saic.com). We will only be providing webcast access and “dial-in” access will not be available. Additionally, a supplemental presentation will be available to the public through links to the Investor Relations section of the SAIC website.

After the call concludes, an on-demand audio replay of the webcast

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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again, New December 10 Release Date Confirmed

Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed by another three weeks. Its new release date is set for December 10. Following numerous previous delays, it had been set for launch on November 19, but according to a statement from studio execs Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski, shipping the game on PS4/Pro, Xbox One/X, and PC, alongside next-gen versions for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and Stadia, has been a challenge, especially under work from home conditions.

“Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly,” the statement continues. “We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.”

Statement From CD Projekt Red On Cyberpunk 2077 Delay

The pair also clarified that recent news that the game had

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Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed again to December 10th

Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed yet again, this time until December 10th. Developer CD Projekt Red says it’s still working on a launch day patch for the game, which was previously slated for November 19th. It attributes the delay partly to its multiplatform release — which will see the game launch across two generations of console hardware, PC, and Google Stadia.

“The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test nine versions of it,” the company said in a tweet. “We need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.”

Cyberpunk 2077 officially went gold (i.e. locked a release version of the

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Firefly Aerospace aims for first rocket launch in late December

The first stage of Firefly’s Alpha rocket fires its engines during a test on Oct. 9, 2020.

Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace currently plans for its maiden Alpha rocket launch to happen as early as Dec. 22, co-founder and CEO Tom Markusic told CNBC, as his company prepares for the next major milestone in its plan to offer a variety of space transportation services.

Markusic is confident in the launch date because of the “rigid” requirements of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where Firefly is finishing up work to prepare the launchpad at SLC-2. While “everything is susceptible to surprises,” with room in the schedule to launch as late as Jan. 31, Markusic said the “full gamut of rules” at Vandenberg means the company has put extra work into certification for Alpha’s first launch.

“We took the hard route to flight, and that was by going to a launch range

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