Day: February 2, 2021

New COVID cases dropping, but worrying signs on the horizon

Enlarge / Aerial view showing a tractor digging graves in a new area of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida, where COVID-19 victims are buried, in Manaus, Brazil. Marcio James / Getty Images While attention has been focused on the worrying new variants of SARS-CoV-2, there has been some good news: despite the evolution of a number …

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Why a GameStop-Inspired Mania Is Unlikely in China’s Stock Market

Could GameStop-style short-selling speculation show up in China’s stock market?  Last week’s market frenzy in the U.S. may have inspired China’s crypto community to make more bets on dogecoin (DOGE) and bitcoin (BTC), but even the boldest traders are unlikely to try stirring up that kind of short-selling speculation in Chinese stocks. “The Chinese financial …

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Tesla cancels Model Y Long Range RWD variant, honors FSD price from pre-order date

By Joey Klender Posted on February 2, 2021 Tesla enthusiasts who pre-ordered the Model Y Long Range Rear Wheel-Drive variant are being told to choose another configuration of the company’s all-electric crossover. Tesla is honoring its Full Self-Driving suite’s price from the date of the pre-order, however, giving a slight discount to owners who planned …

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Band, Loopring (LRC) and Cream secure a slice of DeFi with new partnerships

The U.S. dollar lost about 7% of its value in 2020, while Bitcoin rallied about 300% during the same period. As Bitcoin’s institutional adoption increases, United States companies may start to diversify their treasury with other stores of value, and Bitcoin (BTC) stands a good chance to garner a portion of it. Crypto market data daily …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rises to $35.8K, Ether Hits New High and DeFi Crosses $28B Locked

Bitcoin reversed several days of sideways trading to head higher, ether broke $1,500 for the first time and DeFi’s ecosystem has a record amount of value locked in dollar terms. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $35,824 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 6% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $33,459-$35,824 (CoinDesk 20) …

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Crypto Long & Short: GameStop, Dogecoin y un nuevo paradigma de mercado

Es difícil ser justo con el significado e importancia que ha tenido el escándalo de Reddit-Robinhood-GameStop ocurrido la semana pasada.  Con esto no quiero decir que no haya sido sobreestimado en algunos lugares. He oído comparaciones con los disturbios del Capitolio. Y no es lo mismo: aquello se trató de una sedición; esto es rebelión, …

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Oculus Rolls Out ‘App Lab’ For Quest Developers, Messenger On Oculus

Developers can now share their apps with Oculus players without Store approval. Oculus today announced the rollout of update v25 for Oculus Quest/Quest 2 headsets, introducing a slew of long-sought-after features that make the companies line of all-in-one standalone VR headsets even more attractive. This includes the App Lab, a brand new service catering specifically …

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Facebook Messenger now lets you chat on Oculus without removing your headset – CNET

Scott Stein/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/oculus/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{&quot;action&quot;:&quot;inline-annotation|Oculus|CNET_TAG|427&quot;}” section=”annotation”>Oculus</a> wants to make it easier to stay social while wearing a VR headset. The <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/facebook/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{&quot;action&quot;:&quot;inline-annotation|Facebook|CNET_TAG|333&quot;}” section=”annotation”>Facebook</a>-owned company is adding <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-messenger-instagram-will-let-you-chat-with-your-friends-without-switching-apps/”>Facebook Messenger</a></span> to the <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/reviews/oculus-quest-review/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{&quot;action&quot;:&quot;inline-annotation|Oculus Quest|CNET_FAM_SERIES|210&quot;}” section=”annotation”>Oculus Quest</a> and <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-oculus-quest-2-vr-review-one-of-my-favorite-game-consoles/”>Quest 2</a></span> headsets. You’ll …

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Here Are The 12 VR Games Launching Via ‘App Lab’ On Oculus Quest

Now that non-store distribution options are officially available, we’ve rounded up the 12 VR games that debuted with App Lab on Quest today. Give them a try now! [embedded content] Here is the full list of all 12 games. Keep in mind that while some of them are free, like the beta version of Ancient …

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Wikipedia introduces new Universal Code of Conduct to fight harassment

Wikipedia has introduced a Universal Code of Conduct that looks to create a global standard for the site and ensure a “diverse, inclusive, and accessible” community of contributors, continuing its efforts to fight harassment. The formal code of conduct — like many Wikimedia projects — was a crowdsourced project, with over 1,500 volunteers from around …

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