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Oops: Jared Kushner Reportedly Created a Shell Company to Secretly Pay Trump Family Members and Spend Half the Campai…VANITYFAIR.COM — Donald Trump and his family have spent the last four years making the airtight case that they view the presidency as simply a means to enrich themselves and their associates. They probably don’t particularly like that reputation and, yet, it hasn’t stopped them from funneling taxpayer money to…
How Serena Williams conquers her daily schedule without breaking a sweatFASTCOMPANY.COM — Of all the gear that Serena Williams relies on to keep her playing at the top of her game, the piece of equipment she might value most is Toggl, an app that helps track her time, breaking down what percentage of each day goes to the three things that consume her most: her family, her businesses,…
How 3 companies joined forces to build the Spiro New Wave ventilator in a monthFASTCOMPANY.COM — Italian hospitals had issued guidelines for rationing ventilators, and experts were concerned that the U.stock could quickly be depleted if cases rose at the same rate that they were around the world. In the midst of the uncertainty and growing panic, a group of entrepreneurs, engineers, and executives teamed up to work on an emergency bridge ventilator.
Twitter Outlines Updated Verification Guidelines Ahead of the Re-Opening of Public ApplicationsSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Ever wanted to get your own verification tick for your Twitter profile? Today, Twitter has announced that it’s re-opening public applications for account verification next month, an option which has been on hiatus since 2017. We’re excited to relaunch public applications for verification in 2021 through a new, self-serve application process that will be available on the Account Settings page on the web and in-app.
Mixtape podcast: Artificial intelligence and disabilityTECHCRUNCH.COM — Welcome back to Mixtape, the TechCrunch podcast that looks at the human element that powers technology. For this episode we spoke with co-founder of the AI Now Institute and Minderoo Research Professor at NYU; Mara Mills, associate professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU and co-director of the NYU Center for Disability Studies; and Sara Hendren, professor at Olin College of Engineering and author of the recently published What Can a Body Do: How We Meet the Built World.
Twitter’s election label now acknowledges Joe Biden as president-electMASHABLE.COM — At long last, Donald Trump’s Twitter account has acknowledged that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Twitter had to do it for him, though. A new update to some of the social media company’s election labels, which are appended to tweets that bolster Trump’s false claims of a stolen election, now explicitly acknowledge Biden as the winner.
A beginner’s guide to TikTokMASHABLE.COM — It’s 2020. Why aren’t you on TikTok yet? . OK, there are some very valid reasons to avoid using the app, including the extensive user data collection that nearly every social media app employs. But if you’re getting your TikTok content as reposts of tweets on Instagram meme accounts, it might be time to go straight to the source and download the TikTok app yourself. .
‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ lets you play VR hide-and-seek with a cartoon velociraptorMASHABLE.COM — Ever catch yourself watching that fraught kitchen scene with the kids from the first Jurassic Park film and wondering how well you’d handle a face-off against a cunning velociraptor? If so, then the new Oculus Studios exclusive Jurassic World Aftermath is your chance to test those nerves of steel. “It’s about evasion,” says Brian Gomez, executive producer for Universal Games and Digital Platforms, of Aftermath’s stealth-and-puzzle-based gameplay.
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ has been removed from the PlayStation Store, and Sony is offering refundsMASHABLE.COM — Cyberpunk 2077’s launch has been the kind of disaster we now expect from 2020. Released on Dec. 10, the ridiculously hyped roleplaying game was swiftly and widely derided for having more bugs than the Montreal Insectarium, with flying cars and glitchy penises dominating the discourse. Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that not only will it offer refunds to anyone who bought the game from its PlayStation Store, it will also stop selling Cyberpunk 2077 altogether
Alibaba ‘dismayed’ by its cloud unit’s ethnicity detection algorithmTECHCRUNCH.COM — Chinese tech giants have drawn international criticism after research showed they have technologies that enable the authorities to profile Muslim Uyghurs. The cloud computing unit of Alibaba, developed a facial recognition algorithm that can identify a person’s ethnicity or whether a person is “Uyghur”, according to research from surveillance industry publication IPVM.
Pass the wine and crank the tunes: Twitter tests ‘dinner party’-like SpacesMASHABLE.COM — Nothing pairs with your pinot and gruyère quite like a Twitter test feature. The social media company that brought you the fleet is back at it again with a new addition it hopes will, when done right, “feel like a well hosted dinner party.” Say hello to Spaces, which Twitter describes as moderated audio conversations between users. .
Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees to join self-driving companyTECHCRUNCH.COM — Autonomous vehicle company sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Advanced Technologies Group, just a week after announcing plans to acquire the self-driving subsidiary, according to a source familiar with the post-merger integration plans. Uber ATG Toronto, which employs about 50 people where the subsidiary conducted its research and development work, did not not made the cut, according to a source.
Fleets: Everything You Need to Know About Twitter’s Disappearing TweetsBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — It’s common wisdom that the internet is forever. Country superstar Brad Paisley even wrote a song about it, for goodness sakes. But Twitter, with its new Fleets feature, dares to disagree. Rolled out to users worldwide November 2020, Fleets are a way to post content on Twitter that will disappear…
Biden picks Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to be first Native American interior secretaryWASHINGTONPOST.COM — The first-term House member, who hails from a top oil- and gas-producing state, has pledged to transform the department from a champion of fossil fuel development into a promoter of renewable energy and policies to mitigate climate change.Interior, which manages roughly one-fifth of land in the…
From fires to vaccines, this genius audio montage recaps 2020 in 13 intense minutesMASHABLE.COM — We all know 2020 has been an unfathomably horrific year. Even so, it isn’t until you hear it condensed into a 13 minute audio file that it really hits how traumatising it’s all been. Australian journalists Madeleine Genner and Marc Fennell have just released their annual montage recapping the past 12 months in sound, and it’s the most upsetting compilation they’ve done yet.
10 calming gifts for people with 2020 anxietyMASHABLE.COM — We could all use the gift of good mental health this holiday season. This year has been uncommonly rough, tossing us from massive wildfires to a deadly pandemic to police brutality to an extremely high stakes presidential election. It’s the runaway freight train of disaster that just won’t stop,…
You’re breathing wrong. Here are 6 ways to fix that.MASHABLE.COM — For years, I’ve been focused on the most basic human activity there is: breathing. After all, watching your breath is the main activity in meditation, something I’m so gung-ho about that I started an annual high-tech meditation contest. Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous relaxation breathing exercise —…
This VC introduced Palantir’s first business hire to its earliest engineer, then his business took offTECHCRUNCH.COM — You might not know yet of XYZ Venture Capital, a four-year-old, Bay Area-based seed-stage venture firm, but many veterans of Palantir are surely aware of it. XYZ says it has already backed 22 startups whose founders came out of the data analysis company, including most notably, Anduril, Lucky Palmer’s defense tech startup.
5 critical things disease experts got right about COVIDMASHABLE.COM — To cheering crowds, the first vaccine-packed trucks bound for U.destinations left Pfizer’s Michigan plant this weekend. Elsewhere, planes ferrying COVID vaccines have landed. The vaccinations, similar to vaccinations that rid the U.of terrible scourges like polio and smallpox, have begun. Though it will take many months to protect a significant amount of the populace — and perhaps return us to some “normality” sometime in 2021 — scientific ingenuity is responsible for the rapid creation of a vaccine (with more to come) that proved both safe and effective in major tests.
What people really mean when they identify as sapiosexual on dating appsMASHABLE.COM — The fog of love that is dating in 2019 has led to a near-constant barrage of new terms that help us navigate the uncertainties of modern courtship: ghosting, lumbersexual, cuffing, cloaking. To the novice, online dating profiles today can look like bafflingly coded messages with random-ass numbers (aka the unspoken requirement for men to include their height) and nonsense acronyms (aka Myers-Briggs personality type indicator).
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