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- The UK’s last school shooting was in 1996. It overhauled its gun-control laws after and there hasn’t been another.by firstname.lastname@example.org (Mia Jankowicz) on 26/05/2022 at 12:39 PM
16 children and a teacher were killed in Dunblane, Scotland. Insider spoke to a campaigner who helped usher in strict handgun laws afterwards.
- Antec Cannon open-air gaming chassis lets you mount the GPU vertically on the front or left sideon 26/05/2022 at 12:39 PM
Most gaming chassis have a standardized layout for installing components, but Antec’s open-air Cannon case looks to shake that formula by letting you mount the GPU on the front where a radiator would normally be placed. A PCIe 4.0 riser cable is included out of the box, in case you…
- KPMG US CEO reveals how to get hired at the firm — and what role is most in demand right nowby CThompson@TechInsider.io (Cadie Thompson,Dominick Reuter) on 26/05/2022 at 12:32 PM
A knack for data and analytics, paired with growth mindset, is key to success at the consultancy, Paul Knopp told Insider at the World Economic Forum.
- FDA reveals dire ‘unsanitary’ conditions at baby formula plant linked to shortages, including broken equipmentby email@example.com (Abby Wallace) on 26/05/2022 at 12:31 PM
The Abbott Nutrition factory has been under investigation following complaints of bacterial infections in infants who consumed products made there.
- How to Enable Automatic Image Labels in Microsoft Edgeby Chifundo Kasiya on 26/05/2022 at 12:30 PM
Whether for convenience or accessibility reasons, Microsoft Edge’s image labels provide an image description. Here’s how to use them.
- Assembled, a workforce management service for customer support teams, raises a $51M Series B led by New Enterprise Associates, taking its total funding to $71M (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)on 26/05/2022 at 12:30 PM
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: Assembled, a workforce management service for customer support teams, raises a $51M Series B led by New Enterprise Associates, taking its total funding to $71M — Assembled, which bills itself as a workforce management platform for customer support teams, today announced that it raised $51 million …
- A profile of Stripe’s John and Patrick Collison; sources say the startup’s gross revenue rose 60% YoY to nearly $12B in 2021 as net revenue reached almost $2.5B (Alex Konrad/Forbes)on 26/05/2022 at 12:20 PM
Alex Konrad / Forbes: A profile of Stripe’s John and Patrick Collison; sources say the startup’s gross revenue rose 60% YoY to nearly $12B in 2021 as net revenue reached almost $2.5B — Billionaire brothers John and Patrick Collison built Stripe into one of the world’s most-hyped, highest valued — and profitable! — startups, worth some $95 billion.
- Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear planton 26/05/2022 at 12:17 PM
A Tokyo court has begun hearings in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer
- You Can Now Customize Your Pronouns in The Sims 4: Here’s Howby Jowi Morales on 26/05/2022 at 12:10 PM
The Sims 4 has added another layer of inclusivity in a May 2022 update. Let’s explore how you can use it to customize each of your Sim’s pronouns.
- Alibaba beats estimates as Q4 revenue rose 9% YoY to ~$30.3B, the second straight quarter of single-digit growth, and its net loss reached ~$2.4B (Coco Liu/Bloomberg)on 26/05/2022 at 12:05 PM
Coco Liu / Bloomberg: Alibaba beats estimates as Q4 revenue rose 9% YoY to ~$30.3B, the second straight quarter of single-digit growth, and its net loss reached ~$2.4B — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a better-than-expected 9% rise in revenue after Chinese consumers turned to online malls for basic needs during Covid lockdowns across the country.
- The DMV said it would investigate Tesla over self-driving claims. Then, crickets.by Russ Mitchell on 26/05/2022 at 12:00 PM
Why doesn’t the DMV have anything to say about its investigation of Tesla’s autonomous driving claims after a full year? The agency isn’t talking, and lawmakers are getting impatient.
- Understanding for Loops in Goby Mary Gathoni on 26/05/2022 at 12:00 PM
Go’s for loops are highly versatile, allowing you to use them for many different types of looping behavior.
- China is shuttling small ships to tankers at sea to transport cheap Russian oil amid sanctions, report saysby firstname.lastname@example.org (Kate Duffy) on 26/05/2022 at 12:00 PM
More shipowners and insurers are refusing to handle Russian oil, leading to Chinese buyers using risky ship-to-ship transfers, Bloomberg reported.
- The Best Weighted Blankets for Calm and Comfortby Medea Giordano, Jaina Grey on 26/05/2022 at 12:00 PM
These accessories might not cure your anxiety or insomnia, but they can feel like a hug when you really need one.
- 4 hacks I use as business owner to get discounts from vendorsby email@example.com (Jen Glantz) on 26/05/2022 at 12:00 PM
Ask if there’s a discount for paying in full, and ask if the vendor can create a custom package that only includes the services or products you need.
- Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max review: A fantastic multi-console headset that will elevate your audio experienceby firstname.lastname@example.org (Eugene Sowah) on 26/05/2022 at 11:56 AM
Turtle Breach finally release the successor the fan favourite Stealth 600 Gen 2
- Nvidia slows hiring after warning over weaker gaming saleson 26/05/2022 at 11:55 AM
Nvidia’s revenue was up 46% year-on-year during the last quarter to $8.29 billion. It included a record amount of revenue from its data center business, which saw 83% YoY and 15% QoQ rises. But the company’s future outlook wasn’t so positive: it predicts a second-quarter revenue of $8.10 billion (+/-…
- These are the top 10 cities for work-life balance, according to a study — and there isn’t a single US city among themby email@example.com (Grace Dean) on 26/05/2022 at 11:54 AM
The top-ranking US city was Seattle, which came in at 32. Norway’s capital Oslo topped the list, followed by five other European cities.
- Broadcom to buy VMware for $61 billion in big tech tie-upon 26/05/2022 at 11:52 AM
Computer chip and software maker Broadcom will spend about $61 billion to acquire the cloud technology company VMware, one of the biggest deals of the year despite rising inflation and some economic uncertainty
- Ask Obi-Wan Kenobi: It’s Time The Star Wars Prequels Finally Got Their Due – CNETby David Priest on 26/05/2022 at 11:42 AM
As the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show brings prequel star Ewan McGregor back to Star Wars, here’s four lessons Disney failed to learn from George Lucas at his worst.
- Broadcom to Acquire VMware in $61 Billion Enterprise Computing Dealby Nico Grant and Lauren Hirsch on 26/05/2022 at 11:38 AM
The resulting combination of chip company and software maker would be one of the most important suppliers of technology to the cloud computing market.
- Pfizer says it will no longer make a profit from selling its patented drugs to 1.2 billion people in 45 low-income countriesby firstname.lastname@example.org (Urooba Jamal) on 26/05/2022 at 11:38 AM
Pfizer will sell 23 drugs used to treat infectious and inflammatory diseases, cancers, and coronavirus at cost to low-income countries.
- Binance, FTX, Crypto.com, Bitfinex, and other exchanges have pledged support for Do Kwon’s Terra 2.0, set to launch on Friday by airdropping tokens (Sujith Somraaj/Decrypt)on 26/05/2022 at 11:35 AM
Sujith Somraaj / Decrypt: Binance, FTX, Crypto.com, Bitfinex, and other exchanges have pledged support for Do Kwon’s Terra 2.0, set to launch on Friday by airdropping tokens — Cryptocurrency exchanges have pledged support to Terra’s upcoming relaunch, following the passing of a proposal to launch a new blockchain.
- Russia is losing its most elite troops thanks to ‘complacency’ by commanders and Ukrainian fightback, UK saysby email@example.com (Sinéad Baker) on 26/05/2022 at 11:34 AM
Russia is reported to have suffered many heavy losses in the Ukraine war, including top generals and elite troops that take years to train.
- World Bank warns a global recession looks inevitable as food and energy prices spiralby firstname.lastname@example.org (George Glover) on 26/05/2022 at 11:33 AM
“It’s hard right now to see how we avoid a recession,” World Bank’s David Malpass said, given the Ukraine war’s impact on prices of energy, food, and fertilizers.
- The 5 Best Apps to Find Your Parked Carby Alex Ramos on 26/05/2022 at 11:30 AM
There’s nothing worse than getting to the parking lot after a hard day only to realize you have zero idea where you parked your car.
- WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann’s new crypto project sounds like a scam within a scamby Neel Dhanesha on 26/05/2022 at 11:30 AM
Adam Neumann, co-founder of WeWork and the crypto company Flowcarbon, speaks at an event in Shanghai in 2018. | Jackal Pan/Visual China Group via Getty Images Turning carbon credits into crypto won’t fix climate change. Adam Neumann is back. The cofounder and former CEO of WeWork and subsequent subject of the podcast-turned-TV-series WeCrashed now says he wants to fix climate change — with crypto. Specifically, Neumann wants to put carbon credits on the blockchain. But making carbon credits easier to buy and sell does nothing to solve the real problem with carbon credits and offsets, which is that they’re broken. More easily trading a broken product doesn’t make it any less broken. Neumann’s new company is called Flowcarbon, and it has big ambitions, which will be backed by $70 million from the crypto arm of the venture capital firm a16z. On its website, Flowcarbon says that the current system of buying and selling carbon credits is built on an “opaque and fractured market infrastructure” and that the carbon credits themselves have “little liquidity, accessibility, and price transparency.” In other words, the problem is the carbon credit market, and the way to fix it is by making it easier to trade carbon credits. This is a classic argument for a crypto company, by the way. The answer for everything in the crypto world seems to be greater commodification. But when it comes to saving the planet (as with most things in life), that’s not necessarily true. Carbon credits and offsets are two sides of the same coin, and the terms are often used interchangeably. A carbon offset refers to a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions (preserving forests is a popular one), and carbon offsets generate carbon credits. And both trade in units that represent one metric ton of carbon dioxide. Flowcarbon is supposed to work through the creation of a new crypto token, called the Goddess Nature Token, or GNT. Those tokens would represent carbon credits, and Flowcarbon users looking to trade carbon credits would do so by buying and selling those tokens. That second part has the potential to be problematic: Unlike stocks or cryptocurrencies, carbon offsets ultimately need to be taken off the market in order for them to have any lasting, traceable impact on a company or individual’s carbon footprint. Google, for example, “retires” any carbon offsets it buys, putting a stop to the trading so nobody else can claim their climate benefits. (How effective those offsets ever were is debatable.) Flowcarbon users have the option to retire their tokens, redeem them for classic carbon credits off the blockchain, or keep trading them. If a Flowcarbon user were to keep the carbon, well, flowing by trading away their carbon credits, they can’t claim to have offset any of their own emissions. “I think they’re trying to solve something that’s not a problem,” Robert Mendelsohn, a professor of forest policy and economics at Yale, told Recode. “The kinds of things that blockchains are good at, which is sort of just making sure nothing gets lost, isn’t really a problem with the current market. That’s not where they’re broken. Where they’re broken is the credits themselves may not actually be causing any reduction in carbon.” As my colleague Umair Irfan wrote in 2020, one of the key principles for making a good carbon credit is “additionality,” or ensuring that a carbon offset project will actually lead to a reduction of emissions that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. This is trickier than it sounds: A 2020 Bloomberg investigation found that carbon offsets sold by the Nature Conservancy, one of the largest environmental nonprofits in the world, were based on forested properties that likely would have been preserved even without extra funding. In other words, the emissions reductions from those trees would have happened anyway, making them invalid as carbon offsets. That’s just one example. Carbon credits and offsets frequently miss the mark, and in some cases can even cause additional harm to forests. Carbon offsets that don’t provide any additional emissions reductions allow companies who buy them to claim they’ve made a difference to their carbon footprint without having any real impact. “They haven’t offset anything,” Mendelsohn explained. “They’ve just got this worthless piece of paper saying they got a credit. You could put that credit onto the blockchain, and it would be just as worthless.” It’s not exactly clear how Flowcarbon would actually make carbon offsets more useful or trustworthy. Nicole Shore, a Flowcarbon spokesperson, said in an email that the credits backing the GNT “follow the criteria of the global carbon market” and come from one of four large carbon credit registries. The company also says the carbon credits behind its token have been “certified,” but it doesn’t detail how that certification process happens, or if it has a verification system that’s any different from the current carbon credit market. The difficulty of verifying carbon credits means it can take a while for more of them to come on the market. As more companies become interested in purchasing credits to offset their emissions, that can create a bottleneck. “The problem with the current markets is nothing to do with how we can trade these more effectively,” said Anil Madhavapeddy, who is an associate professor of computer science and technology at Cambridge University and the director of the Cambridge Center for Carbon Credits. “We just do not have enough supply.” Madhavapeddy, like Flowcarbon, is working on building a blockchain-based solution for carbon credits. But unlike Flowcarbon, he isn’t interested in building a marketplace for those credits. Instead, he’s focused on verifying they’re real by using satellite imagery and remote sensing technology to monitor carbon offset projects around the world and recording the results on the blockchain. Madhavapeddy hopes that technology will make it easier to get more carbon credits on the market more quickly. Instead of building a whole new marketplace for carbon credits, for now, Madhavapeddy just wants to help ensure that those credits are based on something that will have a real impact. “Because the supply is so constrained, you don’t need to tokenize all these things,” Madhavapeddy told Recode. “It takes years for new (carbon offset) projects to kick off, so every marketplace constructed right now is just shuffling the same old pieces around.” Crypto’s climate credit gold rush isn’t going unnoticed by the traditional players in the market, either. Verra, the world’s largest carbon-offset registry, announced this week that it will no longer allow its credits to be used as the basis for crypto tokens. Active crypto markets for carbon credits, Verra said, create too much confusion over who should get final credit for carbon reductions. Once carbon credits become more readily available — and verifiably trustworthy — it’s possible companies like Flowcarbon could be key to making carbon credits and offsets more easily accessible to regular folks who are interested in offsetting their carbon emissions. But let’s not forget what happened last time Adam Neumann promised big things when founding a company with a questionable business model. WeWork speculated on how flexible our relationship with our built environment could be, and while it remains to be seen if Flowcarbon is any different, we can’t afford to leave our relationship with the natural world open to similar speculation. Commodifying nature is part of what led us to our climate mess in the first place. Perhaps it’s time to learn from our mistakes.
- British law enforcement raided a Russian oligarch’s mansion and seized £30,000 in cash as part of an investigation into possible sanctions violations, report saysby email@example.com (Grace Dean) on 26/05/2022 at 11:25 AM
The oligarch, Petr Aven, who’s worth around $5.3 billion, has said previously he doesn’t know “how to survive” being sanctioned.
- The man who predicted the Great Resignation regrets how he quit his first job — here are 3 questions he says you should ask yourself before jumping shipby firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen Jones) on 26/05/2022 at 11:23 AM
Texas A&M management professor Anthony Klotz told the WorkLife With Adam Grant podcast that he regrets the way he quit his first job at a lumber yard.
- Kremlin insiders are quietly searching for Putin’s successor in case he’s forced out over the invasion of Ukraine, Russian report saysby email@example.com (Bill Bostock) on 26/05/2022 at 11:22 AM
Among those discussed are Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin and former President Dmitry Medvedev, Meduza reported.
- Computer chip and software maker Broadcom will pay $61 billion for VMware, one of the biggest acquisitions of the yearon 26/05/2022 at 11:19 AM
Computer chip and software maker Broadcom will pay $61 billion for VMware, one of the biggest acquisitions of the year
- Broadcom announces plans to acquire VMware for around $61B in cash and stock, paying $142.50 per share, and will assume VMware’s $8B in net debt (Chavi Mehta/Reuters)on 26/05/2022 at 11:14 AM
Chavi Mehta / Reuters: Broadcom announces plans to acquire VMware for around $61B in cash and stock, paying $142.50 per share, and will assume VMware’s $8B in net debt — May 26 (Reuters) – Broadcom Inc (AVGO.O) said on Thursday it will buy cloud service provider VMware Inc (VMW.N) in a $61 billion cash-and-stock deal …
- Terra’s backers vote to keep luna alive and abandon stablecoin UST after its collapse drove a crypto meltdownby firstname.lastname@example.org (Hamza Fareed Malik) on 26/05/2022 at 11:09 AM
Terra now plans an airdrop of new luna starting Friday, but wallets with more than 1 million of older luna or UST are likely to wait more than a year.
- Apple raises retail hourly starting salary to $22 amid labor challengesby Jon Porter on 26/05/2022 at 11:09 AM
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is increasing the amount it pays its retail and corporate employees as it contends with a tight labor market, unionization pushes, and high inflation levels, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal are reporting. The starting hourly rate for retail workers is increasing from $20 to $22 per hour — though some regions will start higher — and starting salaries are also reportedly increasing. “Supporting and retaining the best team members in the world enables us to deliver the best, most innovative, products and services for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal in a statement. “This year as part of our annual performance review process, we’re increasing our overall compensation budget.” “As part of our annual… Continue reading…
- Why Ryzen Was Amazing and the Haters Were All Wrongon 26/05/2022 at 11:02 AM
A big incentive of going Ryzen over the past few years has been the AM4 platform. AMD promised platform support until at least 2020 and they have delivered, giving users a clear upgrade path from Zen up to Zen 3 CPUs.
- Report – Millennials Are Saving More Than Their Parents – Are You Saving Enough?by Due on 26/05/2022 at 11:01 AM
We financial millennials have been the punchline for Boomers for way too long. But, guess what? When it comes to saving money? We’re on fire. According to a study by Charles Schwab, millennials save significantly more for retirement than Baby Boomers. Unlike their parents, this younger generation has started saving money as early as their mid-20s. The post Report – Millennials Are Saving More Than Their Parents – Are You Saving Enough? appeared first on ReadWrite.
- How to Fix a Failing Redirect on Netlifyby Sharlene Von Drehnen on 26/05/2022 at 11:00 AM
If your Netlify website’s URL isn’t behaving as you’d like it to, try this redirect fix to get it back up and running.
- 11 Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Tests—and Where to Find Themby Brenda Stolyar on 26/05/2022 at 11:00 AM
How accurate are over-the-counter swabs? Does your insurance cover them? We have answers.
- 25 Best Memorial Day Sales on Grills, Camping, and Outdoor Gearby Scott Gilbertson on 26/05/2022 at 11:00 AM
This long weekend marks the beginning of summer in the US, and it’s a good time to score a deal on equipment for your next adventure.
- The Mystery of China’s Sudden Warnings About US Hackersby Matt Burgess on 26/05/2022 at 11:00 AM
The Chinese government recently began saber-rattling about American cyberespionage. The catch? It’s all old news.
- Why Was the Tonga Eruption So Massive? Scientists Have New Cluesby Gregory Barber on 26/05/2022 at 11:00 AM
Early theories suggested an underwater landslide caused a catastrophic mix of magma and seawater. Recent evidence reveals an explosion unlike anything studied before.
- Data.ai and IDC: consumer spending on video games will hit $222B globally in 2022, with mobile gaming accounting for more than 61% of the total (Brendan Sinclair/GamesIndustry.biz)on 26/05/2022 at 10:50 AM
Brendan Sinclair / GamesIndustry.biz: Data.ai and IDC: consumer spending on video games will hit $222B globally in 2022, with mobile gaming accounting for more than 61% of the total — Market data firm sees mobile continuing to drive industry growth even as experiences become more console-like
- What Is Full-Disk Encryption? Why Should You Use It?by Alexiei Zahorski on 26/05/2022 at 10:45 AM
Learn all about one of the fundamental ways to encrypt the data on your storage drive.
- Google’s ad dominance targeted by a second probe from the UK’s competition watchdogby James Vincent on 26/05/2022 at 10:31 AM
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a new investigation into Google’s advertising business over fears the company is unfairly freezing out competitors. It’s the second open probe the CMA has on Google, following the announcement in March of a joint investigation with the EU over alleged collusion between Google and Facebook-owner Meta. The new investigation will dive deep into the “ad tech stack” — the collection of tools that make up the complex online ad market. The CMA notes that Google has “strong positions at various levels of the ad tech stack,” and is examining three key elements where the US company is the largest player. These include the market used by companies to advertise their ad space; the ad… Continue reading…
- Daily Authority: 🗺 200MP & Wi-Fi 7by Jonathan Feist on 26/05/2022 at 10:30 AM
Samsung and Mediatek flexing future products, while Google celebrates Street View anniversary.
- Steam Deck Repair, Windows 11 Ethically Hacked, Anonymous Browsers, and External Hard Disk Errorsby Christian Cawley on 26/05/2022 at 10:30 AM
Our tech podcast looks at the Steam Deck repair notes from iFixit, anonymous browsing, and more!
- 10 things before the opening bellby email@example.com (Phil Rosen) on 26/05/2022 at 10:30 AM
Wall Street seems to think that things will only improve if the Fed pumps the brakes on tightening. This and more in today’s opening bell newsletter.
- No need to worry about monkeypox, says Pfizer CEO – just days after Biden said ‘everyone’ should be concernedby firstname.lastname@example.org (Beatrice Nolan) on 26/05/2022 at 10:29 AM
Albert Bourla’s comments come as the first monkeypox case is detected in the US and Joe Biden urges caution about the spread of the disease.
- ‘How Are They Weapons? That’s Only a Flashlight!’by Suzanne Sataline on 26/05/2022 at 10:19 AM
During the protests in Hong Kong, young people carried laser pointers, umbrellas, and plastic ties—objects that sometimes led to their arrest, and years of legal limbo.