Day: September 23, 2020

‘Among Us’ developers cancel sequel plans, focus on their new/old smash hit

Innersloth Back in 2018, Innersloth released Among Us, a simple Mafia-style party game that requires teamwork from its players, but also tasks one of them as an imposter whose job is to undermine the group’s efforts. Until about August of this year it hadn’t attracted much attention, which is when the game suddenly exploded in …

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Tesla plans for Cybertruck-specific Supercharger spaces

By Joey Klender Posted on September 23, 2020 Tesla is preparing for the eventual rollout of the Cybertruck by offering plans on wider, longer charging spaces at Supercharger stalls. A recent proposal by the Pasadena Water and Power Department in California shows plans to install 20 Tesla charging points within a city-owned lot. A recent …

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Cryptocurrency ETF by Nasdaq and Hashdex Approved to List on Bermuda Stock Exchange

A cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) by Nasdaq and Brazilian fund manager Hashdex has reportedly been approved to trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Hashdex says the new cryptocurrency investment product tracks the Nasdaq Crypto Index. Hashdex Says ETF Will Track Nasdaq Crypto Index Brazilian fund manager Hashdex confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com on Tuesday that the company …

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Russia offers its untested COVID-19 vaccine for free to UN officials

Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin address the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, via teleconference call, in Moscow on September 22, 2020. Getty | MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV Some United Nations staff are likely brushing up on their Russian—specifically how to say “Thanks, but no thanks” in the nicest way possible. On Tuesday, Russian …

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MakerDAO Users Hosed by March Flash Crash Won’t Get MKR Payouts, Say MKR Whales

MakerDAO will not compensate victims of March 12’s “Black Thursday” flash crash that left some of the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform’s investors out $8.33 million, according to a vote that closed Tuesday. The Maker community had initially voted in early April to refund sunken investors.  Nearly six months later and the community – represented by …

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SpaceX Starship pop test opens the door for 60,000 foot hop

By Eric Ralph Posted on September 23, 2020 SpaceX has successfully destroyed a Starship ‘test tank’ for the fourth time, opening the door for the first high-altitude prototype to roll to the launch pad as soon as tomorrow. The culmination of three nights and more than 20 hours of concerted effort, SpaceX was finally able …

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NASA wants a big budget increase for its Moon plans. Is Congress biting?

Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says that competition is good for the Artemis Moon program. NASA The odds of NASA sending humans back to the Moon by 2024 are long—not zero, but pretty close. Probably the biggest near-term impediment the space agency faces is funding. Specifically, NASA requires an additional $3.2 billion in fiscal …

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Unofficial Quest App Store ‘SideQuest’ Raises $650,000 From Oculus Founder & Others

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>SideQuest is an unofficial app store for Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset which offers an avenue for developers to distribute apps without being subject to Oculus’ approval process. The team behind the project has raised $650,000 in seed investment, including funding from departed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey. Despite being …

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Mark Kelly campaign launches first Snapchat AR lens for a Senate race

As the Arizona Senate election heats up ahead of November, Democratic candidate Mark Kelly’s team launched its own Snapchat account on Wednesday, including the first custom Snapchat AR lens from a Senate campaign. Retired NASA astronaut Kelly is running in a hotly contended special election in Arizona to serve out the remainder of the late …

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Recap of Cointelegraph panel: Brokers and banks in crypto

This past summer, a Switzerland-based blockchain investment company called CV VC, and a Swiss audit and advisory firm known as PwC, in collaboration with Cointelegraph, put together an in-depth report on the top blockchain companies and what they are up to in their distinct sectors. The report lists eight separate categories. Cointelegraph hosted a previous …

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