Day: March 25, 2021

Fairphone suggests Qualcomm is the biggest barrier to long-term Android support

Enlarge / The Fairphone 2 and its many modules. Fairphone Fairphone—the sustainable, modular smartphone company—is still shipping updates to the 5-year-old Fairphone 2. The company won’t win any awards for speed, but the phone—which launched in 2015 with Android 5—is now being updated to Android 9.0. The most interesting part of this news is a video from …

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Duolingo is adding a Yiddish course. Could you plotz? – CNET

Popular language-learning platform Duolingo is about to roll out a Yiddish course for English speakers. I don’t know about you, but I’m kvelling.  The course, which is set to debut April 6, will guide students through speaking, reading and writing the richly expressive language that originated with Jews in Central and Eastern Europe and served …

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Area-codeless local calls will largely go away in October — but for a good reason

In many places, you can call up a neighbor or local pizza parlor just by dialing seven numbers, as long as you have the same area code — but that ability will soon be going away, in order to make the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline easier to reach. If you live …

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Zeitgeist Brings a Prediction Markets Ecosystem to Polkadot’s Kusama

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>To capitalize on the growing popularity of blockchain trends like decentralized finance (defi), Zeitgeist will be rolling out a new native prediction platform for Polkadot to expand the scope of opportunities available for retail crypto investors.</strong> New Network to Build on Substrate and Launch Exclusively on Kusama Long before Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled …

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Former Trump advisor joins company that makes hazardous air cleaners

Enlarge / US President Donald Trump, right, listens to Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, as she speaks during a news conference in the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Getty | Bloomberg One of the most indelible moments of Deborah Birx’s controversial time as White House coronavirus response coordinator for the …

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Hands-On: Star Wars Pinball VR Is Highly-Concentrated Nostalgia And It Totally Works

After spending some time with Star Wars Pinball VR, the best way to describe it as a form of highly-concentrated nostalgia that absolutely works. This is a pinball collection from a galaxy far, far away you won’t want to miss when it releases this April on all major VR platforms. [embedded content] Star Wars Pinball …

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EV charging tax credit set to expand with ‘Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act’

By Joey Klender Posted on March 25, 2021 The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act is being rolled out by a group of bipartisan senators. The bill would broaden the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Investment Tax Credit (30C) from $30,000 to $200,000. The four Senators who co-sponsored the bill believe that the current $30,000 …

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SteamVR Dashboard Update Adds Individual Window Focus & Controller Docking

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>The latest beta update to SteamVR has brought improvements to the way users can use their PC desktop inside of VR through the SteamVR dashboard. Now you can choose to display specific applications instead of your entire desktop, and you can dock window views to your controllers which …

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New Zealand retirement fund reportedly allocates 5% to Bitcoin

KiwiSaver Growth Strategy, a $350 million retirement plan operated by New Zealand Wealth Funds Management, has reportedly allocated 5% of its assets to Bitcoin (BTC), underscoring the steady stream of institutional investors entering the digital asset space. Bitcoin’s striking similarities to gold were cited as one of the biggest reasons for entering the trade, according …

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Taraxa Listing on AsecendEX

<div class=”featured_image_container”> press release </div> PRESS RELEASE. <a href=”https://bit.ly/3f0ABEw”><span>AscendEX</span></a><span>, formerly BitMax, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of Taraxa tokens (TARA) under the pair </span><a href=”https://bit.ly/3cW6Ku7″><span>USDT/TARA </span></a><span> on Mar 2</span><span>3 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.</span> Taraxa is a public ledger platform purpose-built for audit logging …

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