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  • Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Chronic Liver Disease, Study Suggests
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: From espresso to instant, coffee is part of the daily routine for millions. Now research suggests the brew could be linked to a lower chance of developing or dying from chronic liver disease. Chr…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 3:30am -
  • Apple Developing a Whole New Kind of MacBook Air
    Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and leaker Jon Prosser say Apple is working on a completely new, high-end version of the MacBook Air. MacRumors reports: The high-end MacBook Air will feature two USB-C ports and a more powerful Ap…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 2:02am -
  • Engineer Builds Self-Balancing Autonomous Bicycle In Spare Time
    Hardware engineer Zhi Hui Jun built a bicycle that avoids obstacles and self-balances. Interesting Engineering reports: The engineer, who worked on the bicycle project in his spare time over the course of four months, crafted a self-balancing bicycle…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 1:25am -
  • Hyundai Acquires Boston Dynamics, Company Most Famous For Robot Police Dogs
    Boston Dynamics has been purchased by Hyundai in a deal valued at $1.1 billion. According to Motherboard, the deal "sees Hyundai assume an 80 percent controlling stake in the robot company. Softbank will retain a 20 percent stake." From the report: I…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 12:45am -
  • Scientists Might Have Spotted Tectonic Activity Inside Venus
    Venus might be hell, but don't call it a dead planet. Amid surface temperatures of up to 471C and surface pressures 100 times greater than those on Earth, new research suggests the planet might still be geologically active. That's encouraging news to…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 12:03am -
  • The Relatives Frozen in Time on Google Street View
    An anonymous reader shares a report : Social-media users are sharing Google Street View images featuring friends and relatives who have since died. It was sparked by a post on the Twitter account Fesshole, which asks followers to submit anonymous con…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 11:20pm -
  • Falling GPU Pricing in Europe Suggests Shortage Is Easing
    According to ComputerBase, graphics card prices have begun to drop as much as 50% in Europe. From a report: Availability has also improved significantly, with sales of most GPU models from both AMD and Nvidia doubling month-over-month. This report co…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:40pm -
  • German Watchdog Probes Apple's Market Dominance
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Apple is under investigation by the German competition watchdog. The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) said the initial investigation will look at whether the company is of "paramount significance across ma…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:00pm -
  • Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari Calls DOGE a Ponzi Scheme
    The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, took a jab at Dogecoin (DOGE) last week by referring to the memecoin as a Ponzi scheme, upping his rhetoric against cryptocurrencies. Cointelegraph reports: Kashkari's comments…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 9:20pm -
  • Leaked Memo Confirms OnePlus Will Become An Oppo Sub-Brand
    According to leaker Evan Blass, OnePlus and Oppo are merging, with OnePlus becoming an Oppo sub-brand. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made the announcement last week in a forum post, but Blass obtained a document that explains the integration in plainer terms.…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 8:40pm -
  • Bitcoin Plunges As China's Sichuan Province Pulls Plug On Crypto Mining
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Bitcoin continued its dramatic plunge to $32,281 Monday morning, down 17.65% from a week earlier as some of China's largest bitcoin mining farms were shut down over the weekend. The bitcoin mining fac…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 8:02pm -
  • WHO Says Delta is the Fastest and Fittest Covid Variant and Will 'Pick Off' Most Vulnerable
    The highly contagious delta variant is the fastest and fittest coronavirus strain yet, and it will "pick off" the most vulnerable people, especially in places with low Covid-19 vaccination rates, World Health Organization officials warned Monday. Fro…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 7:25pm -


  • Gillmor Gang: Who Knew
    The Gillmor Gang recording session is nestled on Friday midday on the East Coast and midmorning out West. Streamed live on Twitter, Facebook Live, and Youtube embed, the show is then edited, sweetened with titles and music, and released on Techcrunch…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 5:38am -
  • Tesla backs vision-only approach to autonomy using powerful supercomputer
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing a neural network training computer called ‘Dojo’ since at least 2019. Musk says Dojo will be able to process vast amounts of video data to achieve vision-only autonomous driving. While Dojo itself is still in…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 2:10am -
  • Fintech veteran Jitendra Gupta is ready for his new inning — now he is going after banks in India
    For most people in India, having to engage with banks doesn’t instill a sense of joy. Banks in the South Asian market are notorious for making unannounced spam calls to upsell customers loans and credit cards, even when they have been explicitly as…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 12:33am -
  • Clubhouse is building a DM text chat feature
    Some Clubhouse users were treated to a surprise feature in their favorite app, but it wasn’t long for this world. A new UI element called “backchannel” popped up briefly before disappearing late last week, pointing the Clubhouse faithful to a n…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 12:17am -
  • Mobile commerce startup Via rounds up $15 million in Series A funding
    Mobile commerce is where it’s at, and rising investment in so-called conversational commerce startups underscores the opportunity. Via, a two-year-old, Bay Area-based startup, is among those riding the wave, having identified some trends that are b…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 11:10pm -
  • Facebook’s entry into VR advertising isn’t going too well
    Facebook’s efforts to bring advertising to the Oculus virtual reality platform it has spent billions of dollars building out doesn’t seem to be off to a great start. The company announced last week that they were planning to roll out their first…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:21pm -
  • Daily Crunch: Facebook rolls out podcasts and Live Audio Rooms for US listeners
    Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:10pm -
  • What does Red Hat’s sale to IBM tell us about Couchbase’s valuation?
    Couchbase could double its valuation provided that investors are more interested in its faster-than-Red-Hat growth than they are worried about its history of cash consumption and growing net losses.
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 7:42pm -

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