06.08.2022

Musk’s desperate plea to dad ignored

Elon Musk’s father has publicly shared the last private text message his son sent him after the tech billionaire begged him to stop the public shaming.

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06.08.2022

Amazon's iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes

Why is the Roomba company worth $1.7 billion to Amazon? It’s not the dust, it’s the data.

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06.08.2022

A Slack Bug Exposed Some Users' Hashed Passwords for 5 Years

The exposure of cryptographically scrambled passwords isn't a worst-case scenario—but it isn't great, either.

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06.08.2022

Twitter-Musk drama escalates as both sides hurl claims of bad behavior in new filings

Elon Musk and Twitter will head to court in Delaware on Oct. 17, and in the meantime are continuing their attacks.

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06.08.2022

Gig economy stocks pop after companies show strong demand for their services

Shares of gig economy companies popped this week as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Airbnb posted quarterly reports that showed strong demand.

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06.08.2022

Spoilers of the Week: August 5th

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06.08.2022

Bitcoin Miner Made Millions In Credits By Shutting Rigs During Texas Heat

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Riot Blockchain earned about $9.5 million in credits last month from shutting down its Bitcoin mining rigs at a Texas facility while the region weat...

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05.08.2022

Corruption is sending shock waves through China’s chipmaking industry

China’s chipmaking industry descended into chaos last week, with at least four top executives associated with a state-owned semiconductor fund arrested on corruption charges. It’s an explosive turn of...

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05.08.2022

Space Development Agency to take another stab at space-to-aircraft laser communications

SDA is seeking proposals for a demonstration of laser communications between orbiting satellites and aircraft in flight The post Space Development Agency to take another stab at space-to-aircraft las...

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05.08.2022

Oracle Lays Off Hundreds of Employees

The layoffs primarily hit Oracle’s advertising and customer experience group as the company emphasizes cloud and healthcare IT services.

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05.08.2022

This Week's Toys Are Straight From a Multiverse of Marketing Madness

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the best toys and merchandise you’re going to tell yourself you don’t really need, but probably still end up buying anyways. This week we’ve got an...

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05.08.2022

NASA Reportedly Has ‘Contingencies’ Should Russia Suddenly Abandon the ISS

The ongoing shared commitment between Russia and the U.S. for the International Space Station has come under intense pressure due to politics both on and above the Earth, and U.S. officials have repo...

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05.08.2022

Marvel's Kevin Feige Reached Out to the Batgirl Directors After Cancellation News

The stunning news that Batgirl, a nearly complete film starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon and Michael Keaton returning as Batman, was being pulled from release shocked Hollywood—especially people...

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05.08.2022

EU To Open New Silicon Valley Office To Figure Out Better And Better Ways To Destroy The Internet

The EU is well on its way to fundamentally destroying the internet. Two giant new regulations are set to become law soon: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. And while neither is rid...

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05.08.2022

Alex Jones Fined $45.2 Million for Lying His Head off About Sandy Hook Victims

InfoWars’ Alex Jones now has the full weight of a $45.2 million fine sitting on his balding head after a jury determined the man who made a fortune broadcasting conspiracies and lies must finally pay...

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05.08.2022

It's Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

It’s finally time to admit streaming apps and digital distribution have ruined most creative media industries, and maybe physical media was the right choice all along.Read more...

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05.08.2022

Diving into Digital Ephemera: Identifying Defunct URLs in the Web Archives

Olivia Meehan, who worked on the web archiving team at the US Library of Congress, evaluates how well online archives of the Papal Transition 2005 Collection from 2005 have survived: Based on the resu...

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05.08.2022

Hidden Menace: Massive Methane Leaks Speed Up Climate Change

To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the o...

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