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Daily Deal: Wireless Charger And Cleaning Pen Set for AirPods

Jan 6, 2023

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept AirPods are pretty great, but they also require a little TLC to keep them in top-notch shape. They’re constantly in your ears, and you don’t want to be the person who reaches for their headphones only to find that they’ve turned into a dirty mess—or worse, that their battery is dead. That’s why we’ve put together this sweet set of wireless charging dock and multi-use cleaning pen, so you’ll be prepared for almost anything. This wireless cha ...read more

Reliance buys 23.3% stake in US-based AI firm Exyn

Jan 6, 2023

Reliance has backed the Philadelphia-based AI and robotics startup Exyn, the Indian conglomerate disclosed in a stock exchange filing on Thursday, making further inroads in startups globally. Reliance Strategic Business Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired a 23.3% stake in Exyn for $25 million, the Indian firm said. The Indian firm’s investment is part of the larger Series B funding of the Philadelphia startup, which operates a robotic autonomy for co ...read more

Is Worldcoin a Crypto-currency for the Masses or Your Digital ID?

Jan 6, 2023

In a college classroom in the Indian city of Bangalore last August, Moiz Ahmed held up a volleyball-size chrome globe with a glass-covered opening at its center. Ahmed explained to the students that if they had their irises scanned with the device, known as the Orb, they would be rewarded with 25 Worldcoins, a soon-to-be released cryptocurrency. The scan, he said, was to make sure they hadn’t signed up before. That’s because Worldcoin, the company behind the project, wants to create the mo ...read more

Twitter now shows how many people view your tweets

Jan 6, 2023

Twitter is rolling out a feature that shows how many people view your tweets, similar to features on platforms like YouTube that show how many times a video has been viewed. “Twitter is rolling out View Count, so you can see how many times a tweet has been seen! This is normal for video,” Elon Musk wrote in a tweet. “Shows how much more alive Twitter is than it may seem, as over 90% of Twitter users read, but don’t tweet, reply or like, as those are public actions.” Per his own ...read more

3 Black investors talk about what they’re looking for in 2023

Jan 6, 2023

Founders and investors alike are bracing for a tough 2023 as the economy shows few signs of improving. But there are a lot of questions up in the air: Will the truckload of dry powder VCs have make its way to the market? Are there going to be more layoffs if the pressure on valuations persists? What’s in store for AI? We can answer some questions, though: Some trends are bound to stay, like interest in artificial intelligence, and crypto will continue to be under scrutiny, even as the market ...read more

Chevron leads $318M investment round for carbon capture company Svante as sector booms

Jan 6, 2023

Claude Letourneau, president and CEO of Svante, at the company’s groundbreaking event in June 2022. (Svante Photo) British Columbia-based Svante raised a $318 million Series E round led by Chevron New Energies, a division of the fossil fuel giant Chevron. Svante reports that it has raised a total of $474 million. It launched in 2007 and has 216 employees. The new funding will help the company build two commercial-sized carbon filter manufacturing facilities, according to a Svante spokesp ...read more

Some Radeon RX 7900 XTX MBA reference cards are experiencing 110C hotspot temps

Jan 6, 2023

Why it matters: Hardwareluxx reports that some of AMD's Radeon RX 7900 and XTX reference models are experiencing serious thermal issues involving GPU hotspot temperatures, or the maximum temperature read by the sensor. Extremely high hotspot temps are not good and can result in lost GPU performance from thermal throttling or worse. Reports indicate some reference cards are hitting hot spot temperatures of 110C. This is something you never want to see, especially from a $1,000 GPU. It's worth ...read more

California City Residents Pay $300,000 To Veteran Brutalized By Officer Who Didn’t Want To Be Filmed

Jan 6, 2023

from the your-rights-end-where-my-tackling-begins dept The deliberate “failure” of a Vallejo, California police officer to respect the rights of a Marine veteran filming him from his own porch will cost city residents $300,000. And that’s on top of the money the city spent defending Officer David McLaughlin from the lawsuit filed by the victim of his brutality, Adrian Burrell. Here’s how that interaction went down, as summarized by C.J. Ciaramella for Reason. In January 2019, Adrian ...read more

Twitter lays off employees in public policy, engineering

Jan 6, 2023

Despite already cutting thousands of employees, the layoffs at Twitter continue. According to posts on Twitter and LinkedIn from a former public policy employee, Twitter cut half of its public policy team. TechCrunch asked both the former employee and Twitter for comment but could not immediately confirm the exact magnitude of these cuts. Twitter also laid off some engineers in infrastructure via email on Friday. Across all of Twitter, it’s estimated that about 75% of employees have eit ...read more

Finally! An Interesting Twitter Files That Appears To Reveal Sketchy Government Behavior

Jan 6, 2023

from the took-them-long-enough dept We finally have an interesting edition of the Twitter files! When the Twitter Files began, I actually expected something interesting to come out of them. All of the big tech companies have been unfortunately unwilling to be as transparent as they could be about how their content moderation practices work. Much of the transparency we’ve received has been either through whistleblowers leaking information (which is often misinterpreted by journalists) or thr ...read more