Day: April 8, 2021

US COVID cases “disturbingly high” as Michigan sees dire spike

Enlarge / A sign requiring protective face masks in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg Even as the pace of vaccination in the US nears a heartening 3 million per day, the country hovers on the brink of a fourth surge, with current cases lingering at a “disturbingly high level,” according …

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Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn’s in the hot seat

You might still be reeling from the news that personal information from 533 million Facebook accounts has been made freely available online. But now there’s another huge batch of people’s data floating around the web — including data from LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network confirmed. And the potential scope of the leak is huge: an …

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Fidelity Says Bitcoin Adoption Will Keep Accelerating — ‘We’ve Reached a Tipping Point’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Fidelity’s head of digital assets says that bitcoin adoption will continue “at an accelerated pace,” noting that “we’ve reached a tipping point.” He explained that investors are increasingly drawn to bitcoin “Particularly, in an environment where we’ve seen unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus from central banks and governments in response to the …

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Microsoft is finally releasing a 64-bit version of OneDrive for Windows

Microsoft released the first 64-bit version of Windows back in the early aughts. In 2007, it came out with OneDrive. Despite that history, the Windows release of the file-syncing app is only now making the jump to 64-bit, with Microsoft announcing a new client preview. In an announcement spotted by Windows guru Paul Thurrott, the …

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Lucid Air takes on NYC in urban testing session with CEO Peter Rawlinson

By Joey Klender Posted on April 8, 2021 Lucid Motors’ introductory all-electric vehicle, the Air, is primed for imminent release that is set to occur later this year. Until then, Lucid is refining the details that set the Air apart from its competitors, and its CEO Peter Rawlinson is also getting his hands dirty. Recently, …

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Badger DAO integrates with institutional DeFi gateway Fireblocks

In a blog post today, decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Badger DAO announced a forthcoming integration with Fireblocks, a digital asset storage, management, and DeFi on-ramp for institutional investors.  “We’re excited to announce a strategic partnership between Fireblocks and BadgerDAO to enable their 200+ institutional clients to securely hold Badger assets on their platform and put …

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Exchange tokens rally ahead of next week’s long-awaited Coinbase IPO

Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges (CEX) have received increased attention over the past couple of months as excitement builds over Coinbase’s April 14 NASDAQ listing and the exchange’s recent announcement that it pulled in $1.8 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2021.  Even as decentralized finance (DeFi) and popular decentralized exchanges (DEX) like Uniswap (UNI) and …

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Another Hedge Fund Gets Crypto Exposure via Grayscale’s GBTC

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Millennium, the U.S.-based alternative investment management firm, has become the latest hedge fund to get exposed to cryptocurrencies via Grayscale Investments’ bitcoin trust. However, the extent of Millennium’s exposure to the crypto asset has not been disclosed as both Millennium and Grayscale executives have refused to comment.</strong> Nevertheless, a report by The …

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Tesla’s Yoke Steering Wheel remains a mystery with owners and employees

By Joey Klender Posted on April 8, 2021 Tesla’s Yoke Steering Wheel was among the most talked-about changes with the Model S and Model X Refresh teaser images that were shared in late January. Months after the racing-style steering column was announced, it still remains a mystery. Its more specific details, like what cars it …

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Goodwill And Accenture Are Using VR To Help Former Prisoners

Project Overcome looks to help the recently-incarcerated prepare for today’s workforce using VR technology. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 10,000 incarcerated individuals are released from state and federal prison every week. That tallies up to over 650,000 ex-prisoners per year. One of the biggest challenges is transitioning these individuals—some of whom …

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