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Amazon's Alexa returns after morning snooze

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa appeared to be unavailable in the UK and Europe on Friday morning.

40 amazing Valentine
40 amazing Valentine's Day gifts for him

The best Valentine's gifts for him of 2022, include Ugg slippers, AirPods Pro, Carhartt, Theragun, MasterClass, Yeti Rambler and a beef jerky heart.

Beats Fit Pro earbuds are 23 percent off right now
Beats Fit Pro earbuds are 23 percent off right now

If you've been looking at a set of AirPods but hesitate due to concerns about fit, don't forget about the Beats Fit Pro earbuds.

US surgeons implant genetically altered pig kidneys in a brain-dead patient
US surgeons implant genetically altered pig kidneys in a brain-dead patient

The lead surgeon is hoping to offer pig kidney transplants to patients within five years.

Climate change denial on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok is
Climate change denial on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok is 'as bad as ever'

Climate change lies, hoaxes and conspiracy theories still rampant on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube despite pledges to crack down, report says.

Investors jump into stocks as Fed "hysterically behind the curve" - BofA
Investors jump into stocks as Fed "hysterically behind the curve" - BofA

Investors pumped money into stocks and siphoned funds out of bonds and cash as global markets braced for higher interest rates, BofA's weekly flow show...

Dublin
Dublin's Exergyn pulls in $35M Series A for solution which replaces GHG-causing refrigerants

Dublin-based Exergyn replaces refrigerants with solid materials, thus reducing the output of greenhouse gases. The technology could be applicable in data centers. The industrial-grade cleantech company has now raised a $35 million (€30 million) Series A round led by Mercuria, an energy and commodities company, and Lacerta Partners, a family office-backed fund.

Intel is spending $20 billion to build a massive chip-making facility in Ohio
Intel is spending $20 billion to build a massive chip-making facility in Ohio

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is expecting it to become "the largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet."

據報內地車界爆發寧德時代棄用潮
據報內地車界爆發寧德時代棄用潮

南韓媒體etnews報道,內地車界爆發「寧德時代棄用潮」(CATL exit)。報道指,近期小鵬汽車(09868)和廣汽集團(02238)的電池供應商,均從寧德時代轉向中航鋰電。德國寶馬(BMW)電動車電池的主要供應商,也從寧德時代更換為億緯鋰能。特斯拉(Tesla)、蔚來汽車、德國大眾汽車(Volkswagen...

Encryption: UK data watchdog criticises government campaign
Encryption: UK data watchdog criticises government campaign

It says delaying the rollout of encrypted message apps leaves everyone at risk, including children.

Netflix Plunges After Forecast for New Customers Disappoints
Netflix Plunges After Forecast for New Customers Disappoints

(Bloomberg) -- Netflix Inc. expects to add just 2.5 million subscribers this quarter, a number that falls short of Wall Street's estimates and would mark the...

Instagram will now reduce the visibility of
Instagram will now reduce the visibility of 'potentially harmful' content

Instagram is taking new steps to make "potentially harmful" content less visible in its app.

Netflix had its lowest year of subscriber growth since 2015
Netflix had its lowest year of subscriber growth since 2015

Despite producing global hits like "Squid Game" in 2021, Netflix's fourth quarter returns show the streaming giant struggling to maintain a lead over its competitors. The company fell short of its projections for new subscribers this quarter, adding 8.3 million as opposed to its projected 8.5 million -- it also projects to add just 2.5 million subscribers in Q1 2022, down from 4 million last year (the company says this is because it has "a more back-end weighted content slate" for the quarter). While Netflix has about 222 million total subscribers, larger conglomerates like Disney (which also owns Hulu and ESPN) have continued to expand at a more aggressive pace.

Netflix料今季新增250萬用戶遠遜預期
Netflix料今季新增250萬用戶遠遜預期

串流服務供應商Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)預計,今季新增客戶250萬戶,較市場預期少近60%,消息拖累股價在美股收市後時段跌近20%。

Big U.S. banks say spending patterns show consumers are in good shape
Big U.S. banks say spending patterns show consumers are in good shape

Top executives at the biggest U.S. banks have been optimistic about the nation's economic outlook this earnings season, pointing to healthy consumers who...

Daily Crunch: Following
Daily Crunch: Following 'significant reduction' in demand, Peloton puts brakes on production

Oh and Peloton is having a terrible day. Peloton reportedly halts production: Remember when you couldn't buy a Peloton bike because there wasn't enough supply? Twitter rolls out NFT support: If you're a member of Twitter's subscription service, you will soon have the ability to connect a crypto wallet and use an NFT that you own as your profile picture.

The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality
The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality

A major Senate bill that would prevent tech companies from giving preference to their own products and services just passed a significant hurdle in Congress, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted today on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, moving the prominent antitrust bill toward a vote before the full Senate. The bill passed its committee vote 16-6 Thursday, with five Republicans joining Senate Democrats to press forward with the legislation.

Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy S flagship in February
Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy S flagship in February

The next Galaxy S flagship is coming and it could be even more Note-like.

Intel to Announce U.S. Manufacturing Plans on Friday
Intel to Announce U.S. Manufacturing Plans on Friday

(Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp. will announce Friday the next step in Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger's plan to build up semiconductor production in the U.S...

New Android game uses a smart vibrator as a controller
New Android game uses a smart vibrator as a controller

A new Android game uses a bio-sensing vibrator as a controller.

Spotify still tops other music services, but its market share declined
Spotify still tops other music services, but its market share declined

Music streaming is continuing to grow around the world. Spotify added more total subscribers in the year leading up to Q2 2021 than its competitors, but while Spotify grew by 20%, Amazon Music grew by 25%.

NASA
NASA's Swift Observatory may have suffered an attitude control failure

NASA has temporarily paused science aboard the Swift Observatory after noticing a potential equipment failure.

Steelmaker CEO Warns North America Market a
Steelmaker CEO Warns North America Market a 'Falling Knife'

(Bloomberg) -- The North American steel market is in for some rough months ahead, with excess supplies, rising inventories and shrinking demand, according to...

Disney and Pixar
Disney and Pixar's 'Turning Red' is coming exclusively to Disney+-here's how to watch it

The 25th animated project from the dynamic duo of children's films is coming straight to Disney+. Here's how you can watch "Turning Red" at home.

'Corporate-sanctioned racism'? How war on critical race theory spread from schools to big business

Critical race theory is not just an issue in schools. Republicans want to restrict how companies like CVS and Verizon talk to employees about racism.

All-in-one diabetes devices could take the hassle out of insulin injections
All-in-one diabetes devices could take the hassle out of insulin injections

MIT is developing all-in-one diabetes devices that could track blood glucose levels, inject insulin and otherwise reduce daily hassles.

TikTok joins Instagram in testing creator subscriptions
TikTok joins Instagram in testing creator subscriptions

Creators will be able to charge for access to their content.

NBA games in 4K are coming to YouTube TV
NBA games in 4K are coming to YouTube TV

Google announced on Thursday that it will begin offering select NBA matchups in 4K through its YouTube TV service.

Twitter brings NFTs to profile photos, but only for Twitter Blue subscribers
Twitter brings NFTs to profile photos, but only for Twitter Blue subscribers

Twitter is testing a new feature that allows NFT owners to authenticate NFTs displayed in their profile photos.

A professor said her students think average Americans make six figures. That
A professor said her students think average Americans make six figures. That's a long way off.

The question asked by Nina Strohminger to her students at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was straightforward: What did they think the...

Don
Don't underestimate first-time founders

If you add Back Market's $510 million Series E round valuing the company at $5.7 billion, things are shaping up well for French tech in 2022. As you can imagine, the pace of new unicorn creation and fundraising generated plenty of press coverage in France, but there's an article in particular that caught my attention: A portrait of PayFit's Firmin Zocchetto, OVHcloud's Octave Klaba, Shift Technology's Jeremy Jawish, and Contentsquare's Jonathan Cherki. As French financial newspaper Les Echos pointed out, these four French Tech founders have another thing in common: They founded a unicorn on the first try.

Airbnb will offer travel insurance this spring
Airbnb will offer travel insurance this spring

Airbnb will offer travel insurance this spring to reassure guests worried about resuming travel.

Pay Misty for me
Pay Misty for me

The firm started life in mid-2017, as a spinoff of Sphero, which was dealing with its own growing pains at the time, moving from entertaining robots with help from Disney IP to a purely educationally-focused firm. The company began life under the Sphero banner, led by co-founder Ian Bernstein, coming out of stealth with an $11.5 million Series A led by Venrock and Foundry Group. The company launched an adorable little wheeled robot, designed to be, in part, a development platform for things like hospitality.

John Deere Is Facing a Farmer Revolt
John Deere Is Facing a Farmer Revolt

(Bloomberg) -- Farm equipment giant John Deere boasted record profits in 2021 as the global pandemic made consumers and countries more reliant than ever on a functioning agricultural sector. Also last year, unionized workers demanded a piece of the company's growing pie, and after a strike forced John Deere to provide better compensation to the men and women who make its products.Most Read from BloombergEarly Omicron Breakthroughs Show mRNA Vaccines' WeaknessWhy Some Vaccinated People Resist Omi

Senator Klobuchar
Senator Klobuchar's major tech reform bill advances out of committee

A major tech reform bill that would prevent the industry's biggest players from discriminating against smaller businesses that rely on their services is one step closer to passage on Thursday after passing from committee on a bipartisan 16-6 vote.

Twitter Blue subscription users are first to gain access to a new NFT Profile Picture feature
Twitter Blue subscription users are first to gain access to a new NFT Profile Picture feature

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow users to show off their NFTs, or non-fungible tokens -- a way to certify digital assets stored on the blockchain. The company is rolling out NFT Profile Pictures to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS by way of Twitter Blue's early access Labs feature. The Twitter Blue subscription service is not yet globally available which will limit the adoption of NFT Profile Pictures to the early markets where the offering is now live -- the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Prophecy raises $25M for its low-code data engineering platform
Prophecy raises $25M for its low-code data engineering platform

Prophecy, a low-code platform for data engineering, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. At the core of the Prophecy user experience is its low-code environment, which allows data engineers and analysts to seamlessly switch between a visual interface and a code editor for building workflows. It's this ability to switch back and forth between code and the visual interface, with changes on either side immediately reflected on the other -- combined with the ability to extend the visual interface with custom elements as needed -- that the team hopes will give it a leg up in the market.

New
New 'Wallace & Gromit' and 'Chicken Run' movies are coming to Netflix

As part of its ongoing partnership with Aardman Animations, Netflix announced new Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit movies are coming in 2023 and 2024.

Jeremy Grantham Doubles Down on Crash Call, Says Selloff Has Started
Jeremy Grantham Doubles Down on Crash Call, Says Selloff Has Started

(Bloomberg) -- Most Read from BloombergEarly Omicron Breakthroughs Show mRNA Vaccines' WeaknessWhy Some Vaccinated People Resist Omicron and Others...

Peloton reportedly pauses bike and treadmill production amid slowed demand
Peloton reportedly pauses bike and treadmill production amid slowed demand

To say the last few years have been a roller coaster for Peloton barely scratches the surface. Once flying high on exploding pandemic demand, the company has been confronted with what it has deemed a "significant reduction" in its connected fitness products, including a series of treadmills and bikes. Peloton was initially one of the biggest tech winners as gyms across the globe closed down amid the pandemic.

2FA compromise led to $34M Crypto.com hack
2FA compromise led to $34M Crypto.com hack

The company's post-mortem comes just one day after CEO Kris Marszalek acknowledged the breach in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Today's statement said Crypto.com detected the suspicious activity on Monday where "transactions were being approved without the 2FA authentication control being inputted by the user." The additional measures include a mandatory 24-hour delay between registration of a new withdrawal address and the first withdrawal, so users will be notified and have "adequate time to react and respond" by contacting the Crypto.com team if the withdrawal appears to be unauthorized.

Casio made a super fun singing keyboard
Casio made a super fun singing keyboard

Casio's CT-S100V is a super fun singing keyboard. It's just a shame it's so damn expensive.

The first movie studio in space could be attached to the ISS in 2024
The first movie studio in space could be attached to the ISS in 2024

A module that hosts a film studio and sports arena could be connected to the International Space Station by December 2024. Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE), which is co-producing a Tom Cruise movie that will partly be shot in space, is behind the project. If and when SEE-1 is up and running, it plans to host TV and film productions, as well as music events and some kind of sports, which can be filmed or livestreamed, according to Variety.

New IRS Life Expectancy Tables Could Change the Amount of Required Withdrawals for Retirement Plans
New IRS Life Expectancy Tables Could Change the Amount of Required Withdrawals for Retirement Plans

New life expectancy tables go into effect this year to determine required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement plans, which...

Trump Solicited Hedge Funds, Family Offices for $1 Billion PIPE
Trump Solicited Hedge Funds, Family Offices for $1 Billion PIPE

(Bloomberg) -- When former President Donald Trump said in December that his nascent media company was raising $1 billion from a diverse group of institutional investors, the announcement was highly unusual in that it omitted the participants' names.Most Read from BloombergEarly Omicron Breakthroughs Show mRNA Vaccines' WeaknessWhy Some Vaccinated People Resist Omicron and Others Don'tThailand to Resume Quarantine-Free Tourism as Covid EasesBiden Expects Russia to 'Move In' on Ukraine; Warns of S

Ford Stock Trades in High Volume Amid Rivian News
Ford Stock Trades in High Volume Amid Rivian News

Rivian investment gains to increase Ford's book value

Wordle developer donates in-app spend to charity
Wordle developer donates in-app spend to charity

The developer of a game with the same name as viral hit Wordle gives away the money spent on it.

Talking Tech: The 5 stages of
Talking Tech: The 5 stages of 'reply all' angst

You think Zoom not working or a computer eager update is your biggest work annoyance? Don't forget the dreaded reply all thread.

'Fatwa' Issued Against Bitcoin As Crypto gets Declared Haram in Indonesia

The Fatwa has been issued on the basis of the volatile nature of the crypto market as well as the absence of an underlying asset.

Goldman Sachs Says There
Goldman Sachs Says There's Room for Over 40% Gains in These 3 Stocks

The US stock market is starting to strike some observers as overvalued. For the past three years, it has brought in double-digit returns, and the sustained...


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