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  • 1 day ago
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    Apple’s entry-level MacBook Pro M2 has slower SSD speeds than its M1 counterpart

    Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 base model appears to have slower SSD speeds than its M1 predecessor. MacRumors reports that YouTubers Max Tech and Created Tech have both tested the 256GB base M2 model and discovered the SSD’s read speeds are around 50 precent slower than the M1 MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage. Write speeds are reportedly around 30 percent slower.

  • 1 day ago
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    Five countries seek to delay EU fossil fuel car phase-out

    Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania want to delay a European Union plan to effectively ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 by five years, according to a document seen by Reuters.

  • 2 days ago
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    Happy 25th Anniversary to the Supreme Court Decision That Shaped the Internet We Have Today

    Twenty-five years ago, the Supreme Court told the government to keep its hands off the internet. Today, the internet is vastly different—and far more central to everyday life—than it was on June 26, 1997, but the court’s reasoning in Reno v. ACLU is more important than ever.

  • 4 days ago
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    Japanese city worker loses USB containing personal details of every resident

    A city in Japan has been forced to apologise after a contractor admitted he had lost a USB memory stick containing the personal data of almost half a million residents after an alcohol-fuelled night out. Officials in Amagasaki, western Japan, said the man – an unnamed employee of a private contractor hired to oversee Covid-19 relief payments to local households – had taken the flash drive from the city’s offices to transfer the data at a call centre in nearby Osaka.

  • 4 days ago
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    Level 45

    cone is now level 45 with 14,105,045 XP.

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    • Invite Codes You have been awarded 3 invite codes to invite your friends to join you here at Snapzu.
    • Following The maximum amount of users you can follow has been raised by 100 to a total of 900.
    • Image Submission The maximum amount of images you can submit to a unique social gallery has been raised by 1 to a total of 12.
  • 4 days ago
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    Hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

    Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and relenting only when warned in the Oval Office of mass resignations, according to testimony Thursday to the House panel investigating the Jan.

  • 6 days ago
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    LGBTQ Fiction Sales Surge in the U.S.

    According to a new report from NPD BookScan, print book sales of LGBTQ fiction are surging in the U.S. across the adult, children's, and YA categories. In 2021, sales of LGBTQ fiction reached 5 million units, doubling 2020 sales. Strong growth has continued in 2022, with LGBTQ fiction sales up by 39% from January through May 28, compared to the same period in 2021.

  • 6 days ago
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    How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

    One steamy morning last July, Ana Rausch commandeered a shady corner of a parking lot on the northwest side of Houston. Downing a jumbo iced coffee, she issued brisk orders to a dozen outreach workers toting iPads. Her attention was fixed on a highway underpass nearby, where a handful of people were living in tents and cardboard lean-tos. As a vice president of Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless, Ms. Rausch was there to move them out.

  • 8 days ago
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    A new start after 60: ‘I became a vegan at 82 and found a new sense of freedom’

    Frances Day’s husband died during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, so there was no funeral. “It was a horrid, horrid time. I was on my own. It took a long time for me to get fairly steady,” she says. Her 82nd birthday passed, and as the summer wore on, she thought: “I’ve got to do something. I don’t want my life to end now. I want to have a few adventures. Let’s start with veganism.”

  • 8 days ago
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    Russian-born tennis player Natela Dzalamidze changes nationality to avoid Wimbledon ban

    Russian-born tennis player Natela Dzalamidze has changed her nationality to Georgian to avoid the ban Wimbledon imposed on all Russian players following the country's invasion of Ukraine. The doubles specialist, ranked No. 43 in the world, is now officially listed as having Georgian nationality on the WTA website and is eligible to compete with doubles partner Aleksandra Krunić of Serbia when Wimbledon gets underway on June 27.

  • 12 days ago
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    Tesla has increased prices for all models in the US, with some rising by up to $6,000

    Tesla has increased the price of its cars in the US amid ongoing supply chain issues. The company's wesbite previously showed the price of the Model X as $114,990 and currently shows a price of $120,990, representing a rise of $6,000. The Model Y long-range increased from $62,990 to $65,990, according to Tesla's website.

  • 13 days ago
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    Biologists try to save ancient fish as Colorado River fades

    PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Barrett Friesen steers a motorboat toward the shore of Lake Powell, with the Glen Canyon Dam towering overhead. Pale “bathtub rings” line the canyon’s rocky face, starkly illustrating how water levels have slumped in the second-largest U.S.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Amber Heard Speaks Out on Johnny Depp Verdict: “You Cannot Tell Me That You Think This Has Been Fair”

    In her first sit-down interview since the verdict in her defamation trial against Johnny Depp, Amber Heard says that while she doesn’t “blame” the jury for their decision, she says, “You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.” Speaking with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie in a preview clip that aired on Monday’s Today, Heard speaks about the social media coverage of the widely covered trial, in which the jury sided with Depp.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Jake Paul Slams President Biden, Lists Priority Issues Including Crypto

    President Biden is taking it on the chin, courtesy of Jake Paul ... who's making it very clear that he's not happy with how the economy is doing, or where the country's headed. The YouTuber-turned-boxer tweeted out a direct message aimed at JB this weekend, in which he slammed POTUS for the job he's done thus far ... ticking off a list of triumphs under Biden's watch, but doing so with the utmost sarcasm.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Why you may have a thinking digital twin within a decade

    Most of us have been told by a friend that we have a doppelganger - some stranger they passed on the street who bore an uncanny resemblance to you. But imagine if you could create your very own twin, an exact copy of yourself, but one that lived a purely digital life? We are living in an age where everything that exists in the real world is being replicated digitally - our cities, our cars, our homes, and even ourselves.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Wrong Turn: America’s Car Culture and the Road Not Taken

    With its highways and suburbs, modern America was built around the automobile and powered by fossil fuels. The oil crises of the 1970s provided an opportunity to change course and move to renewable energy, but any momentum achieved then proved to be very short-lived.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Google pays out $118 million to female staff who earned less than their male colleagues to settle lawsuit

    Search giant was accused of paying more than 15,000 female staff $17,000 a year less than their male counterparts for the same work.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    The CEO who fired 900 people over Zoom is accused of misleading investors

    Vishal Garg, the Better.com CEO who fired 900 employees over Zoom just before Christmas, has been sued by a former executive for allegedly misleading investors.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Taiwan's TSMC says no plans for now to build factories in Europe

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) (2330.TW) said on Wednesday it has no concrete plans for factories in Europe - remarks that come amid efforts by the European Union to encourage Taiwanese firms to manufacture chips there. With many industries suffering from a global shortage of semiconductors, Taiwan and the EU held high level trade talks last week with chip cooperation at the top of the agenda. In February, the EU unveiled the European Chips Act, with the bloc mentioning Taiwan ...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Waymo and Uber Partner to Deploy Self-Driving Trucks at Scale

    Autonomous freight could shake up the industry, and with this partnership the Waymo Driver is getting scale.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    ‘Westworld’ Star James Marsden Set to Return to the HBO Series for Season 4

    James Marsden, who starred in the first season of HBO’s “Westworld” and recurred in its second season, is coming back. The network announced the news on Saturday at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, where Marsden made a surprise appearance during a panel promoting the show’s Season 4.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    These are the first plants grown in moon dust

    For a plant, that's one modest stem, but for plant science, it's a big leap. The first seedlings ever seeded in lunar dirt have sprouted in a tiny, lab-grown garden. This little crop, which was sown in Apollo mission samples, gives hope that astronauts would be able to cultivate their own food on the moon in the future.

  • 1 month ago
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    Astronomers demonstrate how using the cloud can rev up the rate of discovery for asteroids

    Astronomers have used a cloud-based technique pioneered at the University of Washington to identify and track asteroids in bunches of a hundred or more. Their achievement could dramatically accelerate the quest to find potentially threatening space rocks.