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Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan  TechCrunch · 5 minutes
Waymo has locked in an exclusive partnership with Renault and Nissan to research how commercial autonomous vehicles might work for passengers and packages in France and... more
Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank  PHYS.ORG · 53 minutes
Flooding, storms and other natural hazards, made more likely by climate change, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure,... more
Tech firm Slack to make market debut, at $26 reference price  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Cloud-based software firm Slack Technologies makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday with a reference price of $26, adding to this year's parade... more
A US City to Pay $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at... more
Facebook’s Libra coin is a ‘long way from launch', Company COO Sheryl Sandberg Says  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company's planned cryptocurrency coin, Libra, is a "long way from launch." more
Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Libra Cryptocurrency Project  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
Facebook’s plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are... more
Slack prices IPO at $26 per share  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Slack’s public debut is happening Thursday on the NYSE and the company has set a reference price of $26 per share for its direct listing, according to WSJ, which would value the company at around... more
Slack reportedly prices IPO at $26 per share  TechCrunch · 10 hours
Slack’s public debut is happening Thursday on the NYSE and the company has set a reference price of $26 per share for its direct listing, according to WSJ, which would value the company... more
UK Export Finance steps up space sector focus  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
Britain’s export credit agency has long discussed more involvement in the satellite industry, but didn’t have any major deals to... more
The Senate will hold a hearing next month on Facebook’s Libra currency  THE VERGE · 11 hours
On Wednesday, the Senate Banking Committee announced it will be holding a hearing next month to question witnesses over Facebook’s new cryptocurrency initiative, Libra.... more
City pays $600K ransom to save computer records  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses more
Daily Crunch: A closer look at Facebook and Libra  TechCrunch · 12 hours
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you... more
New voice-activated banker Monopoly means you can never cheat - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
The omnipotent talking top hat also will yell, "YOU'RE BANKRUPT!" at you. more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments... more
Daily Crunch: A closer look Facebook and Libra  TechCrunch · 14 hours
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
Marriage may not aid financial savings for those who favor immediate rewards  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A study of married couples in Vietnam suggests that, when one spouse tends to favor immediate rewards, marriage does not help them commit to... more
EA says loot boxes are like 'Kinder Eggs' and 'quite ethical'  Windows Central · 14 hours
Go buy some "Kinder Eggs." What you need to know Star Wars Battlefront II ignited a loot box controversy at launch due to its pay-to-win microtransactions.... more
China to lose top spot to US in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 15 hours
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market, with an... more
Calibra wallet won’t launch in Facebook’s biggest market  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Facebook unveiled its audacious Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet on Tuesday through which it plans to transform financial services across the globe. The social juggernaut made clear of its ambitions when... more
Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety  BBC · 15 hours
MPs ask whether Epic Games does enough to prevent users spending too much time or money on the game. more
US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries—massive hidden impact on climate  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The US military's carbon footprint is enormous and must be confronted in order to have a substantial effect on battling global warming. more
Inattentive children earn less money at 35  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
An international team finds that if kids can't pay attention in kindergarten, they will grow up to have less lucrative careers. more
Researchers enhance security in proof of stake blockchain protocols  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Blockchain Technology is known to be one of the top disruptive technologies of today that is driving the fourth industrial revolution. A blockchain, designed to be resistant to the modification... more
watchOS 6 Will Let Users Delete Many Built-in Apps on Apple Watch  MacRumors · 18 hours
Apple Watch users will be able to delete stock apps from the Apple Watch starting in watchOS 6, according to TechCrunch. This will make... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity's growing demand for food, it's crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance. When plants... more
Tally’s Jason Brown on fintech’s first debt roboadvisor and an automated financial future  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Yesterday, Tally, the startup looking to automate consumers financial lives, announced it had raised a $50 million Series C round led by... more
China to lose top spot to U.S. in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 18 hours
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market with an... more
Poco F1 to Receive Dark Mode With MIUI 11, PocoPhone Global Head Says  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Poco F1 will be receiving the dark mode with the MIUI 11, the PocoPhone Global Head Alvin Tse has said. Dark mode... more
These are the best Ethernet switches money can buy  Windows Central · 19 hours
Managed switches are networking hubs that allow you to hook up a number of devices to a network and manipulate how traffic is controlled. Think of a managed switch (in... more
Honor 20 launches globally this week, but you probably shouldn’t buy it  THE VERGE · 19 hours
2019 has been a transformative year for Honor, Huawei’s junior brand, with the introduction of the excellent Honor View 20 and Honor 20 Pro.... more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency Project: Who's in and Who's Out  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
Facebook made a renewed push into payments on Tuesday, announcing plans for a cryptocurrency called Libra. more
UN Surveillance Expert Urges Global Moratorium on Sale of Spyware  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software, a UN expert recommended. more
Plastic pollution and the climate crisis are symptoms of the same disease  CBC · 20 hours
As much as eight per cent of global oil goes directly to plastic production — an estimate that excludes the transportation of single-use plastics... more
Facebook's new cryptocurrency won't protect user privacy from the company, expert says  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Facebook announced Tuesday (June 18) it will launch a global cryptocurrency called Libra in 2020, alongside the underlying blockchain-based network—a secure, transparent and decentralized... more
Europe Wary as Facebook Takes Up Cryptocurrency Challenge  Gadgets 360 · 20 hours
Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, and analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
'Stablecoins' in the Spotlight as Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. more
The Smartphone: A Global Product  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Smartphones are a product with which China has demonstrated not only its manufacturing prowess, but its ambitions to become a cutting-edge technology developer. more
Facebook cryptocurrency revealed, Google puts $1B toward housing crisis video - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
Today's major tech headlines include the reveal of the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency called Libra, Google's one billion dollar pledge to fight the Bay Area housing... more
Fermi Reveals its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts  ASTRO WATCH · 21 hours
For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s most luminous explosions. A new catalog... more
Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Facebook unveiled a cryptocurrency called Libra yesterday as well as the Libra Association, a not-for-profit that will oversee all things Libra. While Libra’s white paper draws... more
US Regulator Accuses Head of Defunct British Bitcoin Company of $147 Million Fraud  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing a defunct British cryptocurrency company Control-Finance. more
Premium Smartphone Market Collapses in Q1 as Apple Shipments Fall: Counterpoint  Gadgets 360 · 24 hours
Samsung ended up with one-fourth of the global premium segment - which is the company's highest ever share in recent times. more
In his remit: African fintech entrepreneur helps migrants move money  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from... more
Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the... more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency Ambitions Face Privacy Concerns, Political Backlash  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook announced ambitious plans to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. more
World Electronic Gaming Revenues to Grow 9.6 Percent in 2019: Newzoo  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6 percent over last year, Newzoo reported. more
Google Invests $1 Billion to Ease Housing Shortage Near California Headquarters  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Google announced on Tuesday it would set aside $750 million in land and $250 million in financing to spur developers in the San Francisco Bay Area. more
France most skeptical about science and vaccines, global survey finds  Science Magazine · 1 day
Sluggish economy and unemployment could explain French pessimism about science’s job-boosting power more
Global survey finds strong support for scientists  Science Magazine · 1 day
Trust in scientists highest in Northern Europe, Wellcome Global Monitor finds more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch on Friday  THE VERGE · 1 day
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new AR game from Pokémon Go developers Niantic, will start rolling out around the world... more
Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Facebook's Libra could threaten the global financial system  Sky News · 1 day
Facebook's new digital currency, Libra, is a monumental move - although not for the reasons you might initially think. more
The real risk of Facebook’s Libra coin is crooked developers  TechCrunch · 1 day
Everyone’s worried about Mark Zuckerberg controlling the next currency, but I’m more concerned about a crypto Cambridge Analytica. Today Facebook announced Libra, its forthcoming stablecoin designed to let... more
People familiar with Slack’s upcoming public offering share what to expect  TechCrunch · 1 day
Slack, the popular workplace messaging company, is expected to list on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday in the second major direct listing in the... more
Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A groundbreaking drug that helps regulate bone development has boosted growth rates in children with achondroplasia - the most common type of dwarfism - in a global trial led by... more
Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Facebook's plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts more
The Latest: Lawmaker wants Facebook to suspend currency plan  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The head of the House Financial Services Committee wants Facebook to suspend plans for a new currency until Congress and regulators are able to study it more closely. more
How to convert your Xbox Live subscription into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  THE VERGE · 1 day
Microsoft recently announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new subscription service that bundles Xbox Game Pass (for console and PC) and Xbox Live Gold... more
Top Democrat calls for Facebook to halt cryptocurrency plans until Congress investigates  THE VERGE · 1 day
Hours after Facebook announced its plans for a global cryptocurrency project, a top House Democrat is calling for Facebook to halt its plans until... more
MoneyGram's shares more than double on deal with Ripple  ABC NEWS · 1 day
MoneyGram shares more than double on deal with cryptocurrency company Ripple more
MoneyGram shares more than double on deal with Ripple  ABC NEWS · 1 day
MoneyGram shares more than double on deal with cryptocurrency company Ripple more
For pen testing firm IOActive, security is cultural not transactional  TechCrunch · 1 day
IOActive may not be a household name but you almost certainly know its work. The Seattle-headquartered company has been behind some of the most breathtaking hacks in the... more
Top Democrat calls for strict oversight on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 2 days
The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee blasted Facebook’s Tuesday announcement that it would be... more
The Latest: Regulation on Facebook currency is likely  ABC NEWS · 2 days
One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. more
VidAngel ordered to pay $62.4M for copyright infringement  TechCrunch · 2 days
The VidAngel story seemingly ended in late 2017 when it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But the bad news wasn’t over for streaming service, which promised to edit all of the dirty bits... more
Facebook’s cryptocurrency has a trust problem  THE VERGE · 2 days
From the beginning, cryptocurrency was about trust. “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work,” Satoshi... more
Europe wary as Facebook takes up cryptocurrency challenge  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
European financial leaders on Tuesday vowed vigilance after Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, as analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
Roli’s newest instrument, the Lumi, helps you learn to play piano with lights  TechCrunch · 2 days
There has been a longstanding gulf between the consumption music and the creation of it: not everyone has the time or money... more
Commercial space companies have received $7.2 billion in government investment since 2000  THE VERGE · 2 days
Early investments from a government agency, like NASA or the Air Force, can be a crucial step in the evolution of commercial space companies... more
Google Calendar is back after global outage - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Some users got 404 messages instead of meeting and event information. more
Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 2 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook announces... more
Advertisers and digital media companies form a new Global Alliance for Responsible Media  TechCrunch · 2 days
Many of the major players in online advertising have come together to create an organization called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media,... more
With virtual money, Facebook bets on disrupting the world, again  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Facebook's ambitious plan for a virtual currency has the potential to disrupt the way people store, spend and send money and open up new business opportunities for the... more
The Latest: New Facebook currency anonymous at basic layer  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Facebook has surprised cryptocurrency experts by opting with its planned digital currency for a technology similar to Bitcoin in fundamental privacy characteristics more
How Facebook’s Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘Calibra‘) it... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
PHYS.ORG
Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia
PHYS.ORG
Meet the British mobile banks showing the US how it’s done
THE VERGE
Mapping our global human footprint
ESA
How cryptocurrency discussions spread
PHYS.ORG
Some fungi trade phosphorus with plants like savvy stockbrokers
SCIENCE-NEWS
Apple Watch Series 4 hits new low price, plus deals on iPad mini 5 and iTunes gift cards
9to5Mac
[Update: Claims open] Google, Huawei will pay faulty Nexus 6P owners up to $400 in lawsuit settlement
9to5Google
‘Space Station Earth’ film to premier in Stockholm
ESA
Bringing Banking to African Customers
SPACE NEWS
First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more
PHYS.ORG
Revolut Apple Pay support arrives in the UK and France
9to5Mac
Moment launches new line of bags and wallet cases
THE VERGE
The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time
SCIENCE DAILY
New studies increase confidence in NASA's measure of Earth's temperature
PHYS.ORG
Tfue’s fight against Faze Clan is new for e-sports, not YouTube
THE VERGE
From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we've found large marine species in some surprising places
PHYS.ORG
Apple tried to buy Tesla for more than it’s currently worth a few years ago, report says
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