- Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a ‘bioweapon’ and talked about ‘mind control’by email@example.com (Kelsey Vlamis) on 26/07/2021 at 4:25 AM
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said resistance to the vaccine has “hardened in certain elements” due to “false information” and “myths.”
- FTX and Binance, Cryptocurrency Leaders, Move to Curb High Risk Tradesby Ephrat Livni and Eric Lipton on 26/07/2021 at 4:19 AM
The moves would reduce the size of the bets that investors can make by drastically cutting the maximum leverage offered.
- A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were ‘this is not a hoax, this is real’by firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelsey Vlamis) on 26/07/2021 at 3:22 AM
“It took watching my son die and me suffering the effects of covid for us to realize we need the vaccine,” Christy Carpenter told The Washington Post.
- China’s tech crackdown has focused on consumer-facing internet companies, perhaps because Xi believes hard tech like chipmaking is more geopolitically important (Noah Smith/Noahpinion)on 26/07/2021 at 2:50 AM
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:China’s tech crackdown has focused on consumer-facing internet companies, perhaps because Xi believes hard tech like chipmaking is more geopolitically important — Maybe because what countries think of as a “tech industry” isn’t always the same — Those who pay attention to business news …
- Philip Morris International CEO said cigarettes should be banned and that the company will stop selling Marlboros in the UK within a decadeby email@example.com (Kelsey Vlamis) on 26/07/2021 at 1:47 AM
Jacek Olczak compared cigarettes to gas-powered cars, which will be banned from being sold in the UK starting in 2030.
- Kevin Can F**k Himself is the weirdest show on TV, but does it work? – CNETby Karisa Langlo on 26/07/2021 at 1:39 AM
Review: AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself is one of the most interesting shows on TV, but it doesn’t quite stick the landing.
- Virtual roller coaster rides reveal mysteries of major migraines – CNETby Meara Isenberg on 26/07/2021 at 1:20 AM
A roller coaster simulation led to real-life symptoms for some people who experience severe headaches.
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch release dates — When does episode 14 hit Disney Plus? – CNETby Jennifer Bisset on 26/07/2021 at 1:10 AM
Here’s what time to watch the next episode of the Star Wars series.
- As China ramps up testing of its digital yuan, its call for help from Ant and Tencent has led to an awkward dynamic, as Alipay and WeChat Pay are likely rivals (Jing Yang/Wall Street Journal)on 26/07/2021 at 12:50 AM
Jing Yang / Wall Street Journal:As China ramps up testing of its digital yuan, its call for help from Ant and Tencent has led to an awkward dynamic, as Alipay and WeChat Pay are likely rivals — Jack Ma’s Ant has quietly run pilot tests using digital yuan; ‘it’s even more risky to stay on the sidelines,’ says one observer
- The ‘QAnon Shaman’ is in plea negotiations after being diagnosed with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, report saysby firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelsey Vlamis) on 26/07/2021 at 12:31 AM
His lawyer told Reuters of the diagnosis weeks after Jacob Chansley was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
- Surfing at the Tokyo Olympics: When and how to watch – CNETby Amanda Capritto on 26/07/2021 at 12:24 AM
Surfing has already kicked off, but there’s plenty more to watch.
- Skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics: Schedule, events, what to know – CNETby Amanda Capritto on 26/07/2021 at 12:00 AM
We still have more skateboarding events to come. Here’s what you need to know.
- This YouTube channel is using AI to gloriously remaster classic game cutscenesby Sean Hollister on 25/07/2021 at 11:53 PM
Twenty years ago, when photorealistic games were still just a faraway dream, companies like Square sent our imaginations soaring before we played, with big-budget intros and cutscenes. Long before Overwatch normalized the practice of releasing Pixar-quality animated shorts for each new character, Blizzard’s Diablo II and Capcom’s Onimusha 3 put us in the demon slaying mood with incredible mini-movies stretching to six minutes each. But if you dare try watching these classics on a modern 4K TV or even a 1080p monitor, they’ll look like a pixelated mess. That’s where a YouTube channel named Upscale and machine learning comes in — making them look nearly as good as they did on your old CRT. Or perhaps even better. It just depends how well… Continue reading…
- Climbing at the Tokyo Olympics: When and how to watch – CNETby Caroline Roberts on 25/07/2021 at 11:44 PM
Climbing arrives at the Olympics for the first time, here’s what you need to know.
- Buy an iPhone 12 now or wait for the iPhone 13? How to choose what’s best for you – CNETby Brian Bennett on 25/07/2021 at 11:38 PM
The iPhone 13 could be coming in September, but does it make sense to wait for Apple’s newest iPhone or buy last year’s iPhone 12? Here’s how to tell what’s the best decision for you.
- Tokyo Olympics: All 6 new sports explained – CNETby Danielle Kosecki on 25/07/2021 at 11:24 PM
Skateboarding, climbing, surfing and more all feature at the Tokyo Olympics.
- Apple Watch 7 rumors: The new smartwatch could be coming in September – CNETby Karisa Langlo on 25/07/2021 at 11:22 PM
Everything we’ve heard so far about the Apple Watch series 7’s possible release date, price, colors and new health features.
- Here’s how to rewatch the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony – CNETby Mark Serrels on 25/07/2021 at 11:14 PM
Don’t worry if you missed it, it’s fairly easy to rewatch.
- Why remote working leaves us vulnerable to cyber-attackson 25/07/2021 at 11:00 PM
Experts warn working from home has led to complacency over security protocols
- Microsoft issues urgent warning to all Windows 10 users – ignoring it could be costlyon 25/07/2021 at 11:00 PM
MICROSOFT has issued an urgent alert to users of its Windows 10 and 7 operating systems and here’s why ignoring it could end costing you.
- The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaskaby email@example.com (Courtney Mabeus) on 25/07/2021 at 10:31 PM
“Within the space of the week, we went from sweating at every step to bundled up and seeing our breath,” a USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor told Insider.
- Kenyan tech founders say there is a funding bias toward North American and European expats in the country; analysis: only one Kenyan founder raised $1M+ in 2019 (Yinka Adegoke/Rest of World)on 25/07/2021 at 10:25 PM
Yinka Adegoke / Rest of World:Kenyan tech founders say there is a funding bias toward North American and European expats in the country; analysis: only one Kenyan founder raised $1M+ in 2019 — To break the cycle of favoritism and white privilege, Kenya’s tech ecosystem needs to back itself with money and self-belief.
- Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Boomingby Max Fisher on 25/07/2021 at 10:19 PM
Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.
- MLB will try encrypted transmitters and bone conduction to stop sign stealingby Sean Hollister on 25/07/2021 at 9:34 PM
Baseball has a sign stealing problem — or at least, a technological one, seeing how reading another team’s pitches is technically legal, but using Apple Watches or telephoto cameras and then suspiciously banging on trash cans is very much not. But soon the MLB may try fighting fire with fire: on August 3rd, it plans to begin testing an encrypted wireless communication device that replaces the traditional flash of fingers with button taps, according to ESPN. The device, from a startup called PitchCom, will be tested in the Low-A West minor league first. As you’d expect from something that’s relaying extremely basic signals, it’s not a particularly complicated piece of kit: one wristband transmitter for the catcher with nine buttons to… Continue reading…
- 13 must-see charts, plus an $875 mini bitcoin-mining rigby firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Ciolli) on 25/07/2021 at 9:04 PM
The definitive collection of the best investing stories Business Insider published during the week ended July 24.
- Parking apps in the US have seen a new wave of customers amid a surge in car ownership spurred by people avoiding mass transit and ride sharing due to COVID-19 (Priya Anand/Bloomberg)on 25/07/2021 at 8:35 PM
Priya Anand / Bloomberg:Parking apps in the US have seen a new wave of customers amid a surge in car ownership spurred by people avoiding mass transit and ride sharing due to COVID-19 — During the depths of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, cars sat idly in driveways, city streets were deserted, onetime commuters worked from bed …
- Democratic Sen. Mark Warner would support ‘small carve-out’ on filibuster to pass voting-rights legislationby email@example.com (John L. Dorman) on 25/07/2021 at 8:29 PM
“If we have to do a small carve out on filibuster for voting rights – that is the only area where I’d allow that kind of reform,” Warner said.
- The Pentagon says DJI drones still pose a threat, disavowing its own earlier reportby Mitchell Clark on 25/07/2021 at 8:26 PM
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeAfter months of government bans on DJI drones, with lawmakers questioning whether the company was sending information to the Chinese government, the Pentagon has admitted that the drones being used might actually be safe (via The Hill), with a report saying that two “Government Edition” DJI drones are “recommended for use by government entities.” However, on July 23rd, the Department of Defense released a statement on the report, saying that its release was “unauthorized,” and reiterating its position that DJI’s drones “pose potential threats to national security.” (via Reuters) It says that its policy around the drones is unchanged, and that there is an investigation into how the “inaccurate and uncoordinated” report was released. L… Continue reading…
- The Roku Channel: Everything you need to know about the free streaming serviceby John Callaham on 25/07/2021 at 8:00 PM
Watch movies and TV shows, including “original” content, for free, even if you don’t have a Roku device.
- What the Fight Over Facebook Missesby Shira Ovide on 25/07/2021 at 7:59 PM
The White House-Facebook coronavirus battle distracts us from the real problem: We don’t agree on anything.
- Biden’s Antitrust Team Signals a Big Swing at Corporate Titansby Jim Tankersley and Cecilia Kang on 25/07/2021 at 7:58 PM
The president has stacked his administration with crusaders who have spent their careers challenging corporate consolidation.
- Nancy Pelosi says the House won’t vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal until after the Senate passes a larger packageby firstname.lastname@example.org (Laura Casado) on 25/07/2021 at 7:22 PM
“We are rooting for the infrastructure bill to pass, but we all know that more needs to be done,” she said on an appearance Sunday on ABC.
- Doctor Who’s 13th season is a single story, and here’s the first trailerby Sean Hollister on 25/07/2021 at 7:19 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Doctor Who to do something it hasn’t done in the modern era — dedicate an entire season to a single story. That’s the word from showrunner Chris Chibnall in a new Doctor Who panel at the online-only San Diego Comic-Con today. Oh, and did I mention we’re getting our very first fleeting glimpse at Series 13 in a teaser trailer? Hit that video play button above to watch it. We’d learned last year that the new season would just be eight episodes long, but Chibnall says it pushed the BBC to go big: “The big thing that we’re going to be doing this year is it’s all one story, so every episode is one chapter in a bigger story,” he says. More: There were two ways you could go: we’re just going to do lots of tiny… Continue reading…
- Trump blasted GOP Gov. Doug Ducey during Arizona rally: ‘He doesn’t do a damn thing’by email@example.com (John L. Dorman) on 25/07/2021 at 6:54 PM
At the “Rally to Protect Our Elections” in Phoenix, Trump thanked conservative Arizona state senators for proceeding with a Maricopa County audit.
- Banned brand Aukey is still selling earbuds on Amazonby Sean Hollister on 25/07/2021 at 6:17 PM
When Amazon started cracking down on mobile electronics companies with shady reviewer programs, Aukey and Mpow were the first to get whacked — and yet Aukey is still selling at least three sets of wireless earbuds at the giant online retailer, The Verge has found. Two weeks ago, I pointed out to Amazon PR that both Aukey and Mpow had seemingly found a way around their bans. Mpow had an “xMpow MFly” set of wireless Bluetooth headphones, and Aukey was selling several different sets under its “Key Series” sub-brand. I’ve been watching their product pages ever since, and today I noticed that the xMpow MFly has disappeared. But Key Series is alive and well with three products. Aukey appears to be paying Amazon extra to promote them in… Continue reading…
- In a blow to the edtech sector, China orders tutoring companies teaching the school curriculum to go non-profit, bans them from IPOs and raising foreign capital (Bloomberg)on 25/07/2021 at 6:10 PM
Bloomberg:In a blow to the edtech sector, China orders tutoring companies teaching the school curriculum to go non-profit, bans them from IPOs and raising foreign capital — – After-school tutors can’t raise capital or float shares — Sweeping curbs will up-end a once-thriving, big-money sector
- Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experienceby Elizabeth Dias on 25/07/2021 at 5:16 PM
The company is intensifying formal partnerships with faith groups across the United States and shaping the future of religious experience.
- Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the January 6 select committeeby firstname.lastname@example.org (John L. Dorman) on 25/07/2021 at 4:57 PM
“I will work diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable,” Kinzinger said in a statement.
- Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 yearsby Ram Iyer on 25/07/2021 at 4:52 PM
The bottled beverage industry wasn’t what Genki Forest’s founder, Binsen Tang, initially set out to tackle. The company aims to reach $1.2 billion this year.
- Dr. Fauci says a third booster shot for COVID-19 ‘might likely happen’ for people who are immunocompromisedby email@example.com (Laura Casado) on 25/07/2021 at 4:51 PM
“We’re going in the wrong direction,” Dr. Fauci said of the increasing COVID-19 infection rates in the US, which is particularly due to the Delta variant.
- The Steam Deck has an ‘optional built-in FPS limiter’ for better battery lifeby Sean Hollister on 25/07/2021 at 4:51 PM
When Valve and IGN revealed last Thursday that the new Steam Deck handheld will target 30Hz gameplay, not everyone was impressed with that low bar — but Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais has taken to Twitter to clarify his original comment, and reveal a new feature of the portable console. First, he says 30 fps is more of a minimum bar than anything else: @Plagman2 (Twitter) “The ‘30 FPS target’ refers to the floor of what we consider playable in our performance testing; games we’ve tested and shown have consistently met and exceeded that bar so far,” he writes. In other words, when Griffais said in that IGN video interview that “We haven’t really found something that we could throw at this device that it couldn’t… Continue reading…
- Arm made a bendable 32-bit processor out of ‘plastic’on 25/07/2021 at 4:23 PM
In a new paper published in Nature, Arm researchers explain how they ported a standard 32-bit Arm processor design onto a plastic substrate that they say is bendy. It’s more of a proof-of-concept than a working prototype, but it nevertheless demonstrates some significant firsts.
- Alabama doctor describes how sick COVID patients ‘beg’ for the vaccine but she can only hold their hand and tell them it is too lateby firstname.lastname@example.org (Bethany Dawson) on 25/07/2021 at 4:21 PM
Doctors are now being trolled online after sharing stories of unvaccinated people dying from COVID-19.
- 4 things my 3-year-old phone does better than some 2021 flagshipsby Hadlee Simons on 25/07/2021 at 4:00 PM
From flexible cameras to wired charging, here are a few things that a 2018-era flagship still does better.
- A couple is being sued for defamation after writing 1-star Google reviews of a roofing company, report saysby email@example.com (Joshua Zitser) on 25/07/2021 at 3:45 PM
Autumn Knepper and Adam Marsh uploaded the negative reviews after a receptionist was rude to them, they said. Now they’re being sued for defamation.
- How GungHo launched its bubblegum fighting game Ninjala in the pandemicby Dean Takahashi on 25/07/2021 at 3:45 PM
Ninjala has had more than 7 million downloads in the past year. GungHo Entertainment is pushing to make it bigger with live operations.
- Judiciary seeks $389.5 million for courthouse security and renovations in wake of 2020 unrestby firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin Shalvey) on 25/07/2021 at 3:33 PM
The US court system has requested hundreds of millions for courthouse upgrades after a year of unrest around the country.
- Mark Gurman: Face ID on the Mac is likely coming within a couple of years, and all iPhones and iPads will transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too (Sami Fathi/MacRumors)on 25/07/2021 at 3:30 PM
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:Mark Gurman: Face ID on the Mac is likely coming within a couple of years, and all iPhones and iPads will transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too — Apple plans to bring Face ID to the Mac within the next “couple of years,” respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter.
- An Uber Eats driver discovered she had won $250,000 on a lottery ticket while waiting for her next delivery in Marylandby email@example.com (Zahra Tayeb) on 25/07/2021 at 3:27 PM
An anonymous delivery driver known only as “Grateful Mom” said: “I don’t want to do Uber Eats right now!” after winning a lottery jackpot.
- House Freedom Caucus pushes McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi as speakerby firstname.lastname@example.org (John L. Dorman) on 25/07/2021 at 3:00 PM
The group alleged that Pelosi “has no interest in representative democracy” and lamented proxy voting and the installation of metal detectors.
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