Dropping Nearly 20%, Bitcoin Suffers Worst Weekly Drop in a Year

"Bitcoin's rally this year has hit a speed bump, putting it on track for the worst weekly slide in almost a year amid wider losses in risk assets," reports Fortune: The largest cryptocurrency slumped as much as 20% this week, the most since March, and was holding at about $46,925 as of 10:22 a.m. in Hong Kong. The wider Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, tracking Bitcoin, Ether and three other cryptocurrencies, is down 22% this week... Bitcoin's weakness in the face of market gyrations raises que...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tech, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Suffers Worst Weekly Drop

'I'm operating': doctor makes Zoom court appearance while in surgery

California medical board to investigate after plastic surgeon appeared at a virtual trial from an operating theatreMedical authorities in California have said they will investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for a traffic violation trial while operating.The Sacramento Bee reported that Scott Green appeared for his trial at Sacramento superior court on Thursday, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, California, Sacramento, World news, US news, Zoom, Sacramento Bee, Scott Green

Can 'Ready' Crowdfund a Raspberry Pi Cyberdeck Enclosure for Cyberpunk Enthusiasts?

There's 29 hours left in a Kickstarter campaign to fund "an open source, Linux-based, highly modular, customizable portable computer kit that accommodates anything from a Raspberry Pi to a Ryzen x86 4x4 single-board computer and more," writes READY!100: Reminiscent of 1980s executive portable computers, the READY! 100 is fully modern with 12 input output ports and 4 antenna ports. Perfect for hackers, ham radio operators, and audio/video folks, it can even be used with external graphics cards. ...
Tags: Toronto, Tech, Intel NUC, Engadget, Guy Dupont, Ready Computer Corporation

US Drops Digital Tax Demand, Opening Door To Global Deal (slashdot)

The U.S. has dropped a key demand in negotiations over digital taxation of technology companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook, lifting a barrier that had raised transatlantic trade tensions and prevented an international deal. From a report: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told her counterparts at a virtual meeting of Group of 20 finance officials that the U.S. is no longer calling for a so-called safe harbor rule that would allow U.S. companies to opt out of paying such a tax overseas,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, News, US, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Donald Trump, Alphabet, Yellen, Olaf Scholz, Msmash, My U S

How investors are valuing the pandemic

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Kicking off with a tiny bit of housekeeping: Equity is now doing more stuff. And TechCrunch has its Justice and Early-Stage events coming up. I am interviewing the CRO of Zoom for the lat...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, MetroMile, Tech, Airbnb, Priceline, Doordash, SPAC, Anchorage, GAAP, Ron Miller, ARR, GTM, Timm, The Exchange, Foxtrot

SolarWinds' Former CEO Blames Intern for 'solarwinds123' Password Leak

"Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years," reports CNN. The password in question, "solarwinds123," was discovered in 2019 on the public internet by an independent security researcher who warned the company that the leak had exposed a SolarWinds file server... It is still unclear what role, if any, the leaked password may have played in enabling suspected Russian hackers to...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Cnn, House, Pentagon, Defense Department, Thompson, Solarwinds, Ramakrishna, Katie Porter, Kevin Thompson, Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Rashida Tlaib

Brave Privacy Bug Exposed Tor Onion URLs To Your DNS Provider

Brave Browser had a privacy issue that leaked the Tor onion URL addresses you visited to your locally configured DNS server, "exposing the dark web websites you visit...", writes Bleeping Computer. Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes their report: To access Tor onion URLs, Brave added a "Private Window with Tor" mode that acts as a proxy to the Tor network. When you attempt to connect to an onion URL, your request is proxied through volunteer-run Tor nodes who make the request for you and...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Slashdot, James Kettle, Brave browser, PortSwigger BleepingComputer

How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021

“A lot of founders mix up raising money with making money.” This quote, which Career Karma founder Ruben Harris mentioned off-hand on a phone call with me, has been on my mind for months. In fact, raising money can cost you money, in the form of that sweet, sweet ownership and equity. That’s why Clearbanc, a startup I have covered for years, has always had a compelling pitch. The company, co-founded by Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza, positions itself as an alternative equity-free capital s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spacex, London, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, USV, Portugal, Crazy, EVs, Financing, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coinbase, TechCrunch

Is the Net Neutrality Debate a Pointless Distraction?

"People may scream at me for saying this, but net neutrality is one of America's longest and now most pointless fights over technology." So argues the New York Times "On Tech" newsletter author Shira Ovide, calling the debate "a distraction for our elected leaders and corporations when there are more pressing issues." Ovide also shares their discussion with Times technology and regulatory policy reporter Cecila Kang: Kang: You can see the appeal of rules that make sure internet providers do...
Tags: America, Tech, Times, Ovide, Facebook Google, Kang, Shira Ovide, New York Times On Tech, Cecila Kang, Amazon Ovide

Tech Trends for 2021 : Remote Working, Cloud and AI Boom, and a Booming Digital Services Gig Economy

Tech Trends for 2021: Remote Working, Cloud and AI Boom, and a Booming Digital Services Gig Economy 2020 was an unprecedented year on many fronts, primarily due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the pandemic, economies around the world rippled, as did the way that people work and invest their time and money. Brick-and-mortar businesses shuttered their storefronts and companies that had never considered “going digital” as a part of their business plan ...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Sales, Linkedin, Tech, United States, National Venture Capital Association, Google Apple, NVCA, Booming Digital Services Gig Economy, Fiverr Upwork

The Mars Perseverance Rover's Parachute Contained a Secret Message

"The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message," reports the Associated Press — thanks to the rover's puzzle-loving systems engineer Ian Clark. "During a live stream discussing the landing, one Nasa commentator said: 'Sometimes we leave messages in our work for others to find. So we invite you all to give it a shot and show your work,'" reports the Guardian. One Reddit user actually deciphered the message using Python code. Long-time Slash...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Reddit, Associated Press, Mars, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Clark, Morse, Pasadena California, Theodore Roosevelt, Ian Clark, Matt Wallace

The best Windows tablets for 2021

If you're looking to run Windows 10 on a tablet, you have quite a few options to choose from on the market. Here are the best Windows tablets that you can buy.
Tags: Mobile, Windows, Trends, Best, Computing, Surface, Tablets, Windows 10, Buying Guides

The Perseverance Rover CPU Has Similar Specs To a Clamshell Ibook From 2001

An anonymous reader writes: NASA's Perseverence rover, which is currently exploring Mars, has as it's CPU a BAE Systems RAD 750 running at a 200 Mhz and featuring 256 Megabytes of RAM with 2 Gigabytes of storage. This is a radiation hardened version of the PowerPC G3, with specs roughly equivalent to the Clamshell Ibook that Reese Witherspoon used in Legally Blond back in 2001. This follows a tradition of old tech on space rovers — the Sojourner rover which explored Mars in 1997 used an Intel 80...
Tags: Reese Witherspoon, Tech, Intel, Nasa, Mars, Slashdot, Clamshell Ibook

Quantum Computer Solves Decades-Old Problem Three Million Times Faster Than a Classical Computer

ZDNet reports: Scientists from quantum computing company D-Wave have demonstrated that, using a method called quantum annealing, they could simulate some materials up to three million times faster than it would take with corresponding classical methods. Together with researchers from Google, the scientists set out to measure the speed of simulation in one of D-Wave's quantum annealing processors, and found that performance increased with both simulation size and problem difficulty, to reach a...
Tags: Google, Tech, Andrew King, Zdnet, David Thouless, Vadim Berezinskii J Michael Kosterlitz

Saturday's Best Deals: One-Way Remote Starter Kit, Icebreaker Pop Ice Maker, 3-Pack Drawer Organizers, Cuisinart 3-in-1 Kitchen System, XPG 16GB DDR4 RAM, Redragon Gaming Keyboard, and More

An Icebreaker Pop ice maker and a one -way Compustart remote start system lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Echo, Microsoft, Asus, Newegg, Macys, Disney, Samsung, Walmart, Best Buy, Cuisinart, Sony

Kali Linux 2021.1 Released: Tweaked DEs and Terminals, New Tools, Silicon Macs

Slashdot reader Finuz writes: Offensive Security has released Kali Linux 2021.1, the latest version of its popular open source penetration testing platform. You can download it or upgrade to it. Kali NetHunter, the distro's mobile pentesting platform, now has an upgraded BusyBox engine and tools updated to the latest version (or, in some cases, completely rewritten). There are two new Kali ARM images: one that can be used with VMs on Apple Silicon Macs (Apple M1) and the other for the Raspberry ...
Tags: Tech, Apple Silicon Macs Apple, Finuz

Roblox wants to bring older age groups to its online gaming platform

Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images The company has a goal to appeal to age groups ranging between six and 60 years old. The company has been successful with children under the age of 13 years old. The company hopes older users will then invite their friends to the platform.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Roblox is eyeing an older age demographic as it explores potential growth opportunities for its online gaming platform. The company, which allows users to easil...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, News, Trends, Tech, Tech News, United States, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Cnbc, AFP Getty Images, Donato, Roblox, Lionel Bonaventure, Donato Roblox, Fatma Khaled

Do Python Developers Want Static Typing?

Results were announced this week for the fourth "official annual Python Developers Survey" of over 28,000 developers (in nearly 200 countries) conducted by the Python Software Foundation and JetBrains. 85% of the survey respondents use Python as their main programming language, InfoWorld reports: Python developers cite simplicity and ease of use as principal reasons for using the language, but they still want capabilities such as static typing and performance improvements, based on survey res...
Tags: Python, Tech, InfoWorld, Python Software Foundation

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway posts lower profits, reveals $25 billion in stock buybacks last year

Warren Buffett. Alex Wong / Getty Images Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway posted a 9% drop in operating earnings in 2020.The billionaire investor's company took a $10 billion writedown on Precision Castparts.Berkshire repurchased about $25 billion of its stock last year.Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway suffered a 9% decline in operating earnings last year as the COVID-19 pandemic caused widescale disruption to its business, its fo...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Berkshire, Buffett, GEICO, Burlington Northern, Apple Bank of America, Theron Mohamed, Chevron Verizon, Precision Castparts Berkshire, Coca Cola Berkshire, Wells Fargo Berkshire

Hey millennials, stop ruining emoji for Gen Z

When I saw the news that Apple would be releasing 217 new emojis into the world, I did what I always do: I asked my undergraduates what it meant to them. “We barely use them anymore,” they scoffed. To them, many emojis are like overenthusiastic dance moves at weddings: reserved for awkward millennials. “And they use them all wrong anyway,” my cohort from generation Z added earnestly. My work focuses on how people use technology, and I’ve been following the rise of emoji for a decade. With 3,353 ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Social Media

Zenko Mapping, Inception and Pace Layers #WIAD2021

I was honoured to give a talk on Zenko Mapping as part of this year’s virtual Word Information Architecture Day. Thanks to Mike and Mari for the invitation, and help in planning. As per the last talk I gave, I made a film to do it, using some of the previous ideas I’d used in the last Zenko Mapping film, and crucially some new parts more relevant to the You can watch it here: Additionally, some resources for you if you were at the talk (or just interested after watching t...
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Strategy, Mike, Miró, Mari, Rivetings, Making, Zenko Mapping, Zenko Mapping Inception

Aptera Promises The World's First Mass-Produced Solar Car This Year

California-based Aptera Motors "is rolling out the first mass-produced solar car this year," reports the Washington Post, after successfully crowdfunding a restart of their development effort: It's a three-wheel, ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle covered in 34 square feet of solar cells. The car is so efficient that, on a clear day, those cells alone could provide enough energy to drive about 40 miles — more than twice the distance of the average American's commute. The Aptera must undergo s...
Tags: Post, California, Washington Post, Tech, United States, Biden, Batmobile, Chris Anthony, Aptera, Aptera Motors, Steve Fambro

Red Hat Introduces Free RHEL for Open-Source Organizations

ZDNet brings an update about the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: When Red Hat, CentOS's Linux parent company, announced it was "shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream," CentOS users were not happy. Now, in an effort to mollify them and to keep its promise to open-source organizations, Red Hat is introducing a new, free RHEL for Open Source Infrastructure. If your non-profit organization, project, standard body, or foundation is "en...
Tags: Tech, Red Hat, Jason Brooks, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL, RHEL, Zdnet, GNOME Foundation, CentOS Linux, Neil McGovern

Storm Ventures promotes Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners

Storm Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on early stage B2B enterprise startups, announced this week that it has promoted Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners at the firm. The two new partners have worked their way up over the last several years. Groce joined Storm in 2016 and has invested in enterprise SaaS startups like Workato, Splashtop, NextRequest and Camino. Diaine joined a year later and has invested in firms like Sendoso, German Bionic, InEvent and Talkdesk. Groce, who is al...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Crunchbase, Storm Ventures, Frederik, Chicago Atlanta, Groce, European telco Orange, Frederik Groce, Black Venture Institute, Pascale Diaine, Workato Splashtop NextRequest, Camino Diaine, Talkdesk Groce, Diaine

This Apple AirPods deal at Amazon is so good it might be a mistake

Need new buds? Snag the Apple AirPods today at their low price of $129 from Amazon while this deal lasts.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Apple AirPods, Home Theater Deals, Airpod deals, Amazon 2021

The cheapest 4K TV deal available today is this crazy discount at Walmart

This 50-inch 4k TV has built-in Google Assistant as well as Chromecast.
Tags: Google, Deals, Trends, Walmart, Home Theater, 4K TV deals, Home Theater Deals, Walmart 2021, Sceptre A328 4K Android Smart TV

HomeKit Essentials Worth Checking Out

HomeKit was slow to take off after its 2014 launch, but now that it's been around for seven years, there are hundreds of ‌HomeKit‌ products available, ranging from doorbells and speakers to TVs, lights, and cameras. In our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some of our favorite ‌HomeKit‌ products that we find most useful. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. HomePod mini ($99) - At $99, the HomePod mini is probably the best HomeKit-enabled speaker on the marke...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Logitech, Voice Control, Homekit, Ecobee, Alexa, MacRumors YouTube, Lightstrip, Siri zwnj, Circle View Camera, Nanoleaf Essentials Lightstrip, Logitech Circle View Doorbell, Logitech Circle View Camera, Ecobee Smart Camera

Report: Canceled Stadia projects included first-party multiplayer game, Savage Planet 2, Kojima exclusive

Another new report claims that first-party projects from Google Stadia included a sequel to Journey to the Savage Planet and much more.
Tags: Google, Kojima, Savage Planet

Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs is going through a massive transformation under CEO David Solomon

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is taking big steps to transform the bank. Goldman has been pushing into consumer banking and wealth management.  Here's the latest news on Goldman Sachs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Goldman Sachs has been going through some massive changes under CEO David Solomon.It's taken big steps involving transparency and inclusion to change up its culture. After its first-ever investor day in ea...
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Bitcoin staged an epic rally in February. Here's a look back at its record-setting month.

Reuters February was a record-breaking month for the world's most popular currency. Bitcoin's price jumped more than 50%, hit a $1 trillion market cap, and smashed above the $58,000-level. Insider takes a look back at what is likely to be remembered as a historic month for the world's most popular cryptocurrency.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell Bitcoin had a momentous run in February, from catapulting to a market capitalization of $1 trillion to s...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Jay Z, India, New York City, Africa, US, America, Trends, Markets, Tesla, European Central Bank, Bitcoin, Square, Janet Yellen

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