Day: January 24, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong trailer is a rock ‘em, sock ’em monster mashup

Two powerful forces of nature collide in a battle for the ages in Godzilla vs. Kong, premiering simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on March 26, 2021. It’s powerful Titan pitted against Titan in the first trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth film released as part of Legendary Picture’s “MonsterVerse” franchise, co-produced and distributed …

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SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster assembly is starting to speed up

By Eric Ralph Posted on January 24, 2021 SpaceX has begun stacking a new section of the first Super Heavy prototype in the latest sign that work is accelerating on the boosters that will soon be tasked with boosting Starships out of Earth’s atmosphere. Local photographer and NASASpaceflight.com affiliate Mary (aka BocaChicaGal) posted the latest …

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Key metrics show this week’s $4B Bitcoin options expiry favors bulls

Over the past two weeks, Bitcoin price appears to have lost momentum and some analysts are suggesting that bears will be in control for the foreseeable future. Taking a look at derivatives market data provides a clearer picture of what is happening on the institutional side and how the moves of larger players may impact …

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Netflix delivers ‘studio-quality’ sound upgrade for Android viewers

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Don’t be surprised if Netflix sounds nicer the next time you marathon a show on your Android phone. Netflix has upgraded its Android app to stream audio in xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC; yes, it’s a mouthful), promising “studio-quality” sound that’s also more consistent — that is, you …

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Crypto Long & Short: No, Bitcoin Was Not a Response to the Financial Crisis

Maybe it’s just that winter is dragging on, but I find myself getting increasingly irritated with mainstream reports about Bitcoin that say it was a result of the financial crisis.  It wasn’t, and that matters. First, let’s look at why it wasn’t, and then I’ll explain why this misunderstanding bothers me. Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator Satoshi …

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Where’s your stimulus check? Hunting down your payment starts with this IRS tool – CNET

If your second stimulus check hasn’t arrived yet, here’s the first step to tracking it down. Sarah Tew/CNET It’s too late to expect the IRS to simply send you a stimulus check for up to $600 a person, and too soon to file a claim on your 2020 taxes (more on that in a minute). …

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Cryptocurrency makes World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda

The World Economic Forum’s upcoming Davos Agenda will feature two separate sessions on cryptocurrency, offering another compelling sign that digital assets have permeated mainstream consciousness.  The sessions, titled Resetting Digital Currencies, will be held on Monday and Thursday. The first session will feature five public speakers, including Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey and Hikmet …

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Boring Company eyes Vegas tunnel grand opening with video game themed party

By Joey Klender Posted on January 24, 2021 The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop doesn’t have an opening date. But when it does, CEO Elon Musk has a Fallout-themed opening party planned for the event, launching a new era of tourist transportation in Las Vegas. Musk tweeted a photograph of him and his three children on …

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Harvard Economics Professor: Governments Will Not Allow Bitcoin on a Big Scale and They Will Win

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Harvard Professor of Economics and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kenneth Rogoff believes that governments will not allow bitcoin to flourish on a large scale. “The regulation will come in. The government will win,” he said. The professor also discussed the likelihood of a bitcoin bubble.</strong> Harvard Professor …

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Google mobile search redesign focuses on results, not frills

Google You might soon have an easier time searching the web from your phone. Google is rolling out a visual redesign of mobile search that should help you focus on the results rather than… well, everything surrounding them. Results pages now run edge-to-edge with larger text, fewer shadows and a more purposeful use of color …

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