Elon Musk cited this tool in his bot dispute with Twitter. Its creator has thoughts

Elon Musk cited this tool in his bot dispute with Twitter.  Its creator has thoughts

Musk, who originally said part of his plan to own Twitter was to “defeat spam bots”, more recently accused Twitter of lying about the number of bots on its platform, and argued that it should be able to withdraw from the agreement if Twitter will not necessarily provide the information to support its published estimates. … Read more

How to Play Netflix Games on iPhone, Android

How to Play Netflix Games on iPhone, Android

Image: digital sun Yes, Netflix has great games, but no one is playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1% of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually enjoy its free games. This stat is surely not helped by the process you have to follow to play, which, while not totally byzantine, … Read more

Snapchat is rolling out an option to let parents see who their teens are messaging

Snapchat is rolling out an option to let parents see who their teens are messaging

The new tool, called Family Center, promises to give parents more information about who their teens are communicating with on the messaging app — without disclosing the content of these conversations. Parents need to create their own Snapchat account, and teens need to sign up and give them permission to use the feature. “Family Center … Read more

Dreaded ‘dip’ slashes billions from startup valuations

Dreaded ‘dip’ slashes billions from startup valuations

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Several high-flying startups are being brought down to earth as recent carnage in global stock markets and lackluster demand for new listings force companies to raise funds at a huge discount to their exorbitant valuations. Easy money from venture capital deals is quickly evaporating in an inflation-driven high interest rate environment … Read more

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity for $17.5 billion

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity for .5 billion

People play ‘Pokemon GO’ during the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure cruise on the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, U.S. August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Gaming software company AppLovin Corp (APP.O) on Tuesday made an offer to buy peer … Read more

Micron to invest $40 billion in US chip manufacturing

Micron to invest  billion in US chip manufacturing

Sanjay Mehrota, CEO, Micron Scott Mill | CNBC Micron announced on Tuesday that it would invest $40 billion by 2030 to manufacture chips in the United States. The investment is supported by grants and credits from the CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden will sign into law on Tuesday. Micron said it will … Read more

Russia launches Iranian satellite

Russia launches Iranian satellite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the ‘West. The … Read more

The self-healing coating could remove car scratches with the help of sunlight

The self-healing coating could remove car scratches with the help of sunlight

“Self-healed surface of a car model after scratching when exposed to focused sunlight with a magnifying glass (top) or direct sunlight (bottom).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your whole car, a new protective coating developed by researchers from Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually go further … Read more

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals

Representations of the virtual currencies Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustrative image, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency lender and borrower, has suspended withdrawals, exchanges and deposits, the … Read more

Cryptoverse: blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Cryptoverse: blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Representations of the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash dip in water in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole around $190 million from US crypto firm Nomad last … Read more