Day: August 5, 2020

Tesla, Rivian, and Nikola’s battle for electric truck market share laid out in new graphic

By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on August 5, 2020 After the all-electric Model S sedan paved the way for battery-powered SUVs and crossovers, it was only a matter of time before pickup trucks would come along to share the spotlight. Rivian’s R1T hit the ground running for a while, but Tesla’s Cybertruck unveil officially started …

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Facebook removes Trump post for ‘harmful COVID misinformation’

OLIVIER DOULIERY via Getty Images Donald Trump finally found a line Facebook is unwilling to allow him to cross: promoting misinformation about the coronavirus. The social network removed a post from Donald Trump’s account Wednesday after the president shared a clip from a Fox News interview in which he falsely claimed that children are “almost …

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Facebook removes Trump video for spreading harmful coronavirus misinformation – CNET

Facebook’s rules against coronavirus misinformation also apply to politicians. Image by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/facebook/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Facebook|CNET_TAG|427"}” section=”annotation”>Facebook</a> on Wednesday pulled down a video from President Donald Trump’s page that included footage from a Fox News interview in which Trump says children are “almost immune” to the illness caused by the novel …

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Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images More than a decade has passed since researchers demonstrated serious privacy and and security holes in satellite-based Internet services. The weaknesses allowed attackers to snoop on and sometimes tamper with data received by millions of users thousands of miles away. You might expect that in 2020—as satellite Internet has …

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Facebook removes Trump post for falsely claiming children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19

Facebook has removed a post posted by President Donald Trump’s account for violations of its misinformation policy, the company confirmed to The Verge. The video posted was of a Trump interview with Fox News’ Fox & Friends program, in which the president claimed children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, which is false. The interview also …

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S2F Price Model Suggests Bitcoin Price Hits $100K – Author Claims Model Is Perfectly on Track

The author of the controversial bitcoin stock-to-flow (S2F) price model said that at current prices the S2F model is “perfectly on track.” S2F shows the price could hit around $30,000 by the year’s end and by August 2021 prices could be $100,000 per bitcoin. The crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) is up over 24% over the …

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The nostalgic Intellivision Amico console is delayed until 2021

Intellivision The Intellivision Amico will miss its October 2020 release window (via Polygon). Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico announced the delay during a livestream the company hosted on Wednesday to show off gameplay footage of games coming to the console. As you might have guessed, the delay is due to various challenges caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. …

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China’s Open Source Development Has Lessons for the US

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech co-head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based blockchain software company. The following is adapted from his Fintech Blueprint newsletter. The news cycle is obsessed with a global technology competition between China and the United States. Whether we look at artificial intelligence, 5G, blockchain or the Internet of Things, these next …

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Ghost Pacer Headset Offers Runners Their Own Holographic Training Partner

An augmented reality running coach designed by runners, for runners. There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, especially when it comes to physical fitness. Unfortunately, finding a reliable training partner compatible with your specific workout goals can often prove difficult, especially in a post COVID-19 world. Ghost Pacer aims to take the stress away …

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Man Accused of Arranging Murder to Avoid Crypto Debt Can’t Escape Jail, Brazilian Court Rules

A Brazilian crypto businessman who allegedly arranged his former lawyer’s murder rather than pay the man a R$2.5 million ($471,965) bitcoin debt remains jailed after Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected his request for freedom. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a …

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