Day: February 15, 2021

Mercedes-Benz won’t sell the EQC in the US ‘for now’

Mercedes-Benz has abandoned plans to release its EQC crossover in the US, at least for the time being. “Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now,” a spokesperson for automaker told Autoblog, which was the first to report on the cancellation. While Mercedes delayed …

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Neanderthals used stone tool tech once considered exclusive to Homo sapiens

Enlarge Blinkhorn et al. 2021 The entangled history of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals in the Levant (the area around the eastern end of the Mediterranean) just got even more complicated. Paleoanthropologists recently identified a tooth from Shukbah Cave, 28km (17.5 miles) northwest of Jerusalem, as a Neanderthal molar. That makes Shukbah the southernmost trace of …

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Android 12’s dessert name might be Snow Cone, but we thought of 17 better ones

We’re eagerly awaiting to hear official news about Android 12, Google’s next major update to its mobile operating system, and we might have gotten an early look at some big UI changes just last week, thanks to XDA Developers. But now, thanks again to XDA Developers, we might know something even more important: Android 12’s …

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Mexico’s Third-Wealthiest Individual Adds Bitcoin to His Twitter Bio

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Just recently the Mexican billionaire, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, joined Elon Musk and a number of high-profile people, by adding the bitcoin hashtag to his Twitter bio. Salinas is one of Mexico’s wealthiest individuals with a fortune of around $13.2 billion and 10% of the entrepreneur’s liquid portfolio is in bitcoin.</strong> Grupo Salinas …

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SpaceX Starship testing slows to a crawl amid high winds and freezing rain

By Eric Ralph Posted on February 15, 2021 SpaceX’s South Texas Starship program has been hit by a burst of extreme winter weather, slowing plans and preparations for a static fire test and launch to a crawl. After several delays pushed Starship serial number 10’s (SN10) first static fire attempt from Wednesday into the following …

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Parler says it’s back without “Big Tech” after being kicked off Amazon

Enlarge / Parler’s logo. Getty Images | Smith Collection/Gado Parler.com is getting back online after being kicked off Amazon’s hosting service, with the controversial social network saying it no longer relies on “Big Tech” for its Web infrastructure. A Parler announcement today said its relaunched website is “built on sustainable, independent technology and not reliant …

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If your Apple Watch still won’t charge after the latest update, Apple will fix it for free

Apple released watchOS 7.3.1 on Monday, and it could help fix an issue that prevents some Apple Watch Series 5 or SE smartwatches from charging while in the battery-saving Power Reserve Mode. But even the software update might not fix the issue, according to Apple. If it doesn’t, the company will repair your watch for …

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VLC 4.0 sneak peek—a look at its work-in-progress new interface

Enlarge / Without significant additional work, the new interface probably won’t please all of VLC’s existing userbase. CC-BY-2.0 Guilhelm Vellut / Flickr Last week, we mentioned that the extremely popular open source video player VLC is getting a brand-new interface in its upcoming 4.0 release, expected to debut later this year. VLC 4.0 isn’t ready …

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Crypto lender Celsius has paid out $250M in rewards

Celsius, a centralized cryptocurrency lending platform, claims to have paid out over $250 million in rewards to its 415,000 users, underscoring the rapid growth of blockchain lending protocols.  Celsius announced the milestone in a Monday press release, which highlighted the company’s significant growth over the past two years. “Celsius remains one of the fastest-growing companies …

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PSG vs. Barcelona: Start time, how to watch the Champions League online in the US, UK and Australia – CNET

Despite Barcelona’s woes, Lionel Messi is still having an incredible season. Javier Montano/DeFodi Images/Getty Images <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Champions League football is back and it’s getting kicked off with a star-studded match up between Paris Saint-Germain (who will henceforth be referred to as PSG) and Barcelona.</p><p class=”speakableTextP2″>It’s a round of 16 match and it’s rare to see …

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