Day: October 15, 2020

Elon Musk’s lighthearted humor and Tesla’s ‘Master Plan’

By Joey Klender Posted on October 15, 2020 Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a renowned sense of humor. Any person who is a follower of Musk’s Twitter account knows that the South African-born entrepreneur brings a lighthearted approach to business and his world-saving mission, outlined in Tesla’s “Master Plan” back in 2003. But what is …

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Gamefly’s rental business now belongs to a media wholesaler

GameFly You may have forgotten about GameFly, but someone else hasn’t. The video game rental subscription service has a new owner: Alliance Entertainment. The physical media distributor, one of the largest in the US, has purchased GameFly for an undisclosed amount and plans to operate it as an independent subsidiary.  Thanks to the acquisition, Alliance …

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SpaceX adds third Starlink launch to busy October manifest

By Eric Ralph Posted on October 15, 2020 SpaceX has added another Starlink launch to its October manifest and plans to support the mission with a record-breaking Falcon 9 booster turnaround. Several media outlets recently confirmed that SpaceX will attempt to launch Starlink-13 – the 13th launch of operational v1.0 satellites and 14th launch overall …

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Your new Samsung smart TV will soon double as a Google Assistant microphone

Google Assistant is now available on newer Samsung smart TVs in the US, the companies announced. The AI helper will be available on Samsung 2020 smart TV models, including the 2020 8K and 4K QLED models, the 2020 Crystal UHD TVs, 2020 Frame and Serif sets, and 2020 Sero and Terrace models. The update will …

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Cointelegraph Consulting: Ethereum’s on-chain activity surges and bullish sentiment spikes

The latest findings by Santiment, published in Cointelegraph Consulting’s biweekly newsletter, indicates that discussions around Ethereum have switched from highly bearish to predominantly bullish. Historically, this hasn’t meant good news for the token’s price. Ethereum’s on-chain activity, measured by unique daily addresses, has rebounded from its nose dive at the end of summer. The latest …

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Ajit Pai says he’ll help Trump impose crackdown on Twitter and Facebook

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. Getty Images | Mark Wilson Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is backing President Donald Trump’s proposal to limit legal protections for social media websites that block or modify content posted by users. Pai’s views on the matter …

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Tesla’s LFP battery and its bizarre, yet convenient, charging suggestion

By Joey Klender Posted on October 15, 2020 Tesla’s Customer Support account on Chinese social media platform Weibo suggests that the LFP batteries used within the Standard Range+ variant of the Model 3 can be charged to 100%, which breaks past narratives that an EV battery should rarely be charged to its full capacity. The …

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Putin touts second dubious approval of an unproven COVID-19 vaccine

Enlarge / Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Getty | Mikhail Klimentyev Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced the second dubious approval of a COVID-19 vaccine that has not been evaluated in clinical trials. The vaccine, dubbed EpiVacCorona, is said to be a synthetic peptide-based vaccine, which uses fragments of the pandemic virus SARS-CoV-2 to spur …

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DeFi Audit Firms Seeing ‘Overwhelming Demand’ Even Amid Token Price Slump

If you’re an Ethereum project looking to get audits done before the close of 2020, it’s probably too late in the game. Audit firms CoinDesk spoke with said they are swamped with decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. The months-long backlog comes amid a sharp pullback across the $11 billion DeFi market, with most tokens down 19% …

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