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  • 2 days ago
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    Jeep is open to dropping Cherokee name, says CEO

    The chief executive of Jeep's owner said he is open to dropping the Cherokee name after recent criticism from the Native American tribe's leadership. Carlos Tavares, chief executive officer of the recently formed Stellantis NV, said the company was engaged in dialogue with the Cherokee Nation over its use of the name. Jeep has two models, the Cherokee compact sport-utility vehicle and larger Grand Cherokee, that it sells in the U.S. and beyond.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Boys who play video games have lower depression risk

    Boys who regularly play video games at age 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later, finds a new study led by a UCL researcher.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Don’t Read This If You Were a Rush Limbaugh Fan

    As a radio broadcaster, Rush Limbaugh, who died yesterday, was a great success: He pioneered his genre, attracted millions of listeners for several decades, and grew fantastically wealthy. Many good people were used to his daily company, something unimaginable to critics who heard only the most odious excerpts from his broadcasts, never the more typical segments. If you’re a Limbaugh fan who feels like you’ve lost a friend, my condolences, and best to stop reading here.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Ubisoft's Star Wars Game Is In "Early Stage," Many People Have Applied To Work On It

    The new Star Wars game from the developers of The Division is only just getting started, so don't expect it soon. During an earnings call, CEO Yves Guillemot said the game is only in the "early stage" of development.

  • 1 month ago
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    One River CEO Eric Peters: Institutional Interest In Bitcoin Is Astounding

    One River Asset Management CEO Eric Peters says that since the company revealed its exposure to BTC is ‘well in excess of $1 billion,’ the institutional interest in Bitcoin has been ‘astounding’. Peters was speaking at Bloomberg’s Year Ahead conference and said his One River asset management firm now had well over $1 billion worth of Bitcoin and other digital assets, believed to be Ethereum.

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘Too little, too late’: Extremism experts criticize payment companies

    After violent Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week, several mainstream payment companies pledged to sever ties with groups or individuals promoting hate and violence. Stripe, PayPal and Square said that they had stopped providing services to individuals and organizations connected to the riot as part of a sweeping enforcement of policies against inciting violence.

  • 1 month ago
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    A Nutrition Guide for Memory Loss Care and Prevention

    When equipped with the right dietary guidelines, vitamins, and social support from close relatives, senior adults can help mitigate and prevent loss of memory. This comprehensive guide shares some of the most simple tactics when it comes to battling disorders that target a person's memory.

  • 1 month ago
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    Trump Reportedly Wailed at Pence: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend’ Anymore

    Remember the part in Toy Story 2 when Woody has a nightmare about Andy telling him he doesn’t want to play with him anymore? Well, that exact fate has reportedly befallen Vice President Mike Pence. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Pence and President Trump met on Wednesday morning, before Trump left to whip up his supporters into a violent rage that ended in them storming the Capitol building.

  • 2 months ago
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    North Koreans spell out ‘defend with your life’ in massive parade rehearsal before Biden’s inauguration, pics show

    INCREDIBLE satellite images have emerged which appear to show thousands of people in North Korea who have been marshalled to spell out “defend with your life”. Brain-washed citizens of Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian regimes were rehearsing for a massive parade rehearsal just days before president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • 2 months ago
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    The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real

    I want the Dunning-Kruger effect to be real. First described in a seminal 1999 paper by David Dunning and Justin Kruger, this effect has been the darling of journalists who want to explain why dumb people don’t know they’re dumb. There’s even video of a fantastic pastiche of Turandot’s famous aria, Nessun dorma, explaining the Dunning-Kruger effect. “They don’t know,” the opera singer belts out at the climax, “that they don’t know.”

  • 2 months ago
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    This Solar Cell Just Set an Astounding Efficiency Record

    Researchers have reached a new efficiency record for a valuable type of solar panel, inching “tantalizingly” close to a coveted 30 percent milestone. The solar panels are made of a layered combination of two effective semiconductors that work together, improving on all-silicon panels by adding “up and coming new challenger” perovskite.

  • 2 months ago
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    How Russian hackers infiltrated the US government for months without being spotted

    Thousands of companies and governments are racing to discover whether they have been hit by the Russian hackers who reportedly infiltrated several US government agencies. The initial breach, reported on December 13, included the Treasury as well as the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security. But the stealthy techniques the hackers used mean it could take months to identify all their victims and remove whatever spyware they installed.

  • 2 months ago
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    Uber to offer 10 million free or discounted rides to people seeking COVID-19 vaccination

    Uber will offer 10 million free or discounted rides to people looking to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The rides include transportation to and from their destination, as well as rides for their second and final dose. A date for when the offer will begin rolling out is still not set, according to Uber.

  • 2 months ago
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    AirPods Max Smart Case makes little difference to battery life

    The AirPods Max Smart Case has almost received more attention than the headphones themselves. While Apple says that the design is with good reason, reviewers have almost universally hated it – made worse by the fact that it appeared necessary to fully switch off the headphones.

  • 2 months ago
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    Researchers Have Achieved Sustained Long-Distance Quantum Teleportation

    The breakthrough, made by researchers at Caltech, Fermilab and NASA, among others, is a step towards a practical quantum internet.

  • 2 months ago
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    Apple Pay antitrust pressure grows as COVID boosts usage

    Apple Pay antitrust pressure is growing as the coronavirus crisis has boosted the popularity of contactless payment in general, and Apple’s mobile wallet service in particular. Contactless cards have a relatively low limit, above which the card needs to be inserted into the terminal and a PIN used. Apple Pay, in contrast, qualifies for very much higher limits or no limits at all, allowing contactless payment for even major purchases …

  • 2 months ago
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    Apple Clarifies Behavior of AirPods Max Low Power Mode When Not in Use

    When Apple unveiled AirPods Max last week, it revealed that they don't come with an on/off power button, but instead enter an "ultralow" power mode when inserted into the included Smart Case. That left a lot of questions about what happens to battery life when they're left out of the Smart Case and not being actively used. However, today Apple has provided some somewhat surprising answers to those questions, suggesting that the Smart Case isn't as essential to preserving...

  • 2 months ago
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    The real cost of being the ultimate Apple fan: Nearly $80,000

    Picture this: You are the ultimate Apple fan. You've got an unlimited budget. And you want all of the things: top-of-the-line devices, fancy accessories and services. You may not need that high-end graphics chip or added storage, but they're there, right? Times are tough, and Apple (AAPL) has been trying to position itself a more financially accessible brand, releasing the budget iPhone SE earlier this year.