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Tibet was crossroads for giant rhino dispersal

The giant rhino, Paraceratherium, is considered the largest land mammal that ever lived and was mainly found in Asia, especially China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. How this genus dispersed across Asia was long a mystery, however. A new discov.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 17th, 2021

Give Amazon your palm print and receive $10 in credit

When Amazon One launched in September 2020, only two Amazon Go stores in Seattle were using this technology. Since then, the tech giant has expanded its contactless technology to multiple Amazon Go, Go Grocery, Books, 4-star, Whole Foods Market and P.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

Spotify is piloting a cheaper ad-supported tier starting at $0.99 a month

YouTube isn’t the only streaming giant actively piloting a lower-cost subscription tier......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

Square To Buy "Buy Now, Pay Later" Giant Afterpay in $29 Billion Deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. From a report: The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The Ascent is missing Nvidia RTX and DLSS features on Game Pass, but not on Steam"s version

Neon Giant's debut title, The Ascent, was met with frustration as Windows-based Microsoft Game Pass users realized their version of the game provided no RTX or DLSS support. While this lack of functionality does not render the game unplayable, it doe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Zoom reaches $85M settlement in ‘Zoombombing’ lawsuit

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling “Zoombombing” incidents. Zoombombi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Panda loaned to France gives birth to twins: zoo

Huan Huan, a giant panda on loan to France, gave birth to twin cubs very early Monday, according to the Beauval zoo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Square to buy ‘buy now, pay later’ giant Afterpay in $29B deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square common stock on J.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Amazon hit with record $885 million fine for violating EU privacy rules

Amazon seems to be doing relatively well under its new leadership, but the company's growth is slowing down and the shortcuts taken to achieve its gargantuan size are biting again. The retail giant has been fined a whopping €746 million ($885 milli.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Amazon hit by record $887 million EU privacy fine

Amazon faces a record-breaking €746 million (roughly $887 million) fine after a European Union data privacy regulator said the e-commerce giant had violated the bloc's signature privacy law, known as GDPR, in an advertising-related decision......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Scientists create embyros to save northern white rhino

Scientists working to bring back the functionally extinct northern white rhino announced they had successfully created three additional embryos of the subspecies, bringing the total to 12......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Tencent Is World"s Worst Stock Bet With $170 Billion Wipeout

China's unprecedented crackdown on its technology industry has turned Tencent Holdings from a market darling into the world's biggest stock loser this month. From a report: The Chinese Internet giant had tumbled 23% in July as of Wednesday, set for i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Twitter shuttering NY, SF offices in response to new CDC guidelines

Just two weeks after reopening its New York and San Francisco offices, social media giant Twitter said Wednesday that it will be closing those offices “immediately.” The decision came “after careful consideration of the CDC’s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

A hot and dry Jupiter: SPIRou reveals the atmosphere of the exoplanet Tau Boötis b

Using the SPIRou spectropolarimeter on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii, a team led by Stefan Pelletier, a PhD student at Université de Montréal's Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), studied the atmosphere of the gas giant exop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

States Say They Will Appeal the Dismissal of Their Facebook Antitrust Suit

More than 40 state attorneys general on Wednesday said they planned to appeal the dismissal of their antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, setting up a protracted legal fight to rein in the power of the Silicon Valley giant. From a report: The states w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Apple’s iPhone 12 powers tech giant to another blowout quarter

Apple’s iPhone has once again powered the tech giant to another blowout quarter, data released by the company this week revealed......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tencent shares slide after Beijing crackdown on music rights

China's market watchdog said the technology giant broke the country's anti-competition rules......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Former eBay Supervisor Sentenced To 18 Months in Prison For Cyberstalking Case Targeting Natick Couple

A former security supervisor at eBay received an 18-month federal prison sentence Tuesday for his role in a bizarre campaign of cyberstalking aimed at a Natick couple that ran an online newsletter often critical of the e-commerce giant, authorities s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Walmart is practically handing out giant 4K TVs today

Now's your chance to buy a 4K TV with a discount, as Walmart is offering price cuts for two 65-inch LG 4K TVs that bring their prices down by as much as $203......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Giant amoeba-infecting viruses rely on DNA-packing proteins

For some giant viruses, a DNA-packing trick may be essential for infectivity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Amazon Denies Report of Accepting Bitcoin As Payment

Amazon on Monday denied a media report saying the e-commerce giant was looking to accept bitcoin payments by the end of the year. Reuters reports: The report from London's City A.M. newspaper, citing an unnamed "insider," sent the world's biggest cry.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021