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The 5 best air purifiers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clean your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke.We tested and researched more than 10 air purifiers to determine the best for your needs and budget.The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ can clean a 650-square-foot room in 15 minutes and indicates when to replace filters.An air purifier can help improve the quality of your indoor air, which can be more polluted than outside air. Things like candles, cooking grease, and cleaning products can co...
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A race to reverse engineer Clubhouse raises security concerns

As live audio chat app Clubhouse ascends in popularity around the world, concerns about its data practices also grow. The app is currently only available on iOS, so some developers set out in a race to create Android, Windows and Mac versions of the service. While these endeavors may not be ill-intentioned, the fact that it takes programmers little effort to reverse engineer and fork Clubhouse — that is, when developers create new software based on its original code — is sounding an alarm about ...
Tags: China, Tech, Taiwan, Vpn, Agora, Xinjiang, Clubhouse, Zhang, Wong, Daniel Sinclair, Jane Manchun Wong, Stanford Internet Observatory, Zhuowei Zhang, Zerforschung


How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time

Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s how many pages Eliza Zhang has scanned over her ten years with the Internet Archive, using Scribe, a specialized scanning machine invented by Archive engineers over 15 years ago. “Listening to 70s and 80s R&B while she works,” Wendy Hanamura writes at the Internet Archive blog, “Eliza spends a little time each day reading the dozens of books she handles. The most challenging part of her job? ‘Working with very ol...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Wikipedia, Time, Libraries, Archives, University Of Illinois, Bureau of Land Management, Facebook Twitter, Zhang, Eliza, Freeland, Josh Jones, Brewster Kahle, Kahle


Research Linking Violent Entertainment To Aggression Retracted After Scrutiny

Science magazine: As Samuel West combed through a paper that found a link between watching cartoon violence and aggression in children, he noticed something odd about the study participants. There were more than 3000 -- an unusually large number -- and they were all 10 years old. "It was just too perfect," says West, a Ph.D. student in social psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Yet West added the 2019 study, published in Aggressive Behavior and led by psychologist Qian Zhang of South...
Tags: Tech, University of Cambridge, Zhang, Southwest University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Illinois State University, Samuel West, Hilgard, Amy Orben, Virginia Commonwealth University Yet West, Qian Zhang, Southwest University of Chongqing, Joe Hilgard, Youth Society, Dorothy Espelage


Research Paper Linking Violence To Video Games Is Retracted

“Zhang and his co-authors reported high levels of statistical significance for their finding, but the reported differences in the effects of violent games versus nonviolent games were too small for that high statistical significance to be possible.” – Science
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, Zhang, 02.16.21


Bitcoin mining equipment maker Canaan skyrockets 41% as the cryptocurrency passes $50,000 for the first time

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Bitcoin miner Canaan Creative is soaring amid a run on cryptocurrencies and a crypto mining machine shortage. Shares jumped as much as 41% on Tuesday before paring gains. Canaan says customers have ordered over 100,000 bitcoin mining machines through 2021. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Canaan Creative skyrocketed as much as 41% on Tuesday as bitcoin passed the $50,000 mark for th...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, Jp Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Cnbc, Zhang, Pinto, Canaan, Ruffer, Daniel Pinto, Canaan Creative, Will Daniel, Dado Ruvic Reuters Bitcoin, JPMorgan s Co


Are Social Media Services “State Actors” or “Common Carriers”?

Yesterday, I did a videoconference with Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA Law) discussing if and how legislatures could regulate Internet services. Watch the video. Prof. Volokh and I usually agree on most things, but this time we may reach different conclusions. I think Prof. Volokh might be open to the idea that a legislature could declare social media to be a “common carrier” and impose associated must-carry obligations. In contrast, I’m a hard no, and I hate the question because it only matters if ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Law, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Linkedin, Icann, United States, North Dakota, Aclu, Baidu, Johnson, Smith, Goldman


Meet the entrepreneurs bringing bitcoin to institutions

There’s a popular misconception that the cryptocurrency industry is a realm of rogue tech-bro cowboys. But the reality is many of the most ambitious entrepreneurs in fintech are betting big on institutional bitcoin adoption.  Such is the case with Lebanese-American venture capitalist Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, whom Forbes recently listed as one of the most influential people in Silicon Valley. She discovered bitcoin through Reddit, back when she was an engineering student at the Univers...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, California, China, Russia, India, Tech, Diversity, Tesla, Bitcoin, Reddit, Silicon Valley, World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Valkyrie, Ethereum


Zhang Zhao, Ex-Le Vision Pictures CEO and Zhang Yimou Producer, Dies at 58

Zhang Zhao, the former CEO and chairman of Le Chuang Entertainment, previously known as Le Vision Pictures, died of cancer on Wednesday. He was 58. Known as a businessman with an artist’s temperament, Zhang was one of the most influential executives in the Chinese film industry thanks to a storied career in which he laid […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Obituaries, People News, Zhang, Zhang Zhao, Zhang Yimou, The Great Wall, Le Vision Pictures, Le Chuang Pictures, Ex Le Vision Pictures, Le Chuang Entertainment


The best air purifiers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clear your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke.We tested and researched more than 10 air purifiers to determine the best ones for your needs and budget.The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ is the best air purifier because it can clean a 650-square-foot room in 15 minutes and has an indicator so you know when to clean or replace filters.An air purifier can greatly help improve the quality of indoor air, which can be more polluted than the ai...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Home, California, Cdc, Oregon, Trends, Walmart, Features, Atlantic, Buying Guide, Energy Star, Epa, Dyson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


WeChat advances e-commerce goals with $250B in transactions

WeChat continues to advance its shopping ambitions as the social networking app turns 10 years old. The Chinese messenger facilitated 1.6 trillion yuan (close to $250 billion) in annual transactions through its “mini programs,” third-party services that run on the super app that allow users to buy clothes, order food, hail taxis and more. That is double the value of transactions on WeChat’s mini programs in 2019, the networking giant announced at its annual conference for business partners and e...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, China, Tech, Instant Messaging, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Messaging Apps, Snap, Guangzhou, Zhang, Tencent Alibaba, Zhihu, Sogou


Human.ai nabs $3.2M seed to build personal intelligence platform

The last we heard from Luther.ai, the startup was participating in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in September. The company got a lot of attention from that appearance, which culminated in a $3.2 million seed round it announced today. While they were at it, the founders decided to change the company name to Human.ai, which they believe better reflects their mission. Differential VC led the round joined by Village Global VC, Good Friends VC, Beni VC and Keshif Ventures. David Magerman from Di...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Luther, Blockchain, Alexa, Cto, Zhang, NLP, GPT, TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield, Suman Kanuganti, David Magerman


The Chinese air force's record number of flights around Taiwan is really a message to the world, experts say

A Chinese air force J-31 stealth fighter. REUTERS/Alex Lee Chinese air force aircraft entered Taiwan's air-defense identification zone on 91 days from January to November, according to a Taipei-based think tank. Analysts say Beijing's strategy is more about sending a message to the US and the world than it is an attempt to wear down the Taiwanese military and public. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Beijing made a record number of incursions into Taiwan's air defence ...
Tags: Washington, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Taipei, Donald Trump, Pacific, PLA, National University Of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, South China Sea, Chiayi County


The death of a 22-year-old Chinese tech employee shows the industry's toxic '996' work culture, championed by top execs like Jack Ma

Pinduoduo users attend the company's listing ceremony at the Shanghai Tower on July 26, 2018. Yin Liqin/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images A 22-year-old employee of Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce platform, collapsed and died after leaving work at 1:30 a.m. on December 29. Pinduoduo gave no official cause of death, but the woman has been hailed as the latest victim of the "996" culture fuelling China's tech industry. "996" sees staffers work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Death, Japan, Elon Musk, News, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, News UK, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, Xinjiang, Jack Ma


Toasting a new year and its little normalcies

It won’t cure … the thing. What ails us physically. But one thing having in place the normal people who will form the normal new administration in the White House here in the blessedly new 2021 will do is help heal us psychically. Normality does that. It may be bland, what’s coming, all this middle-of-the-roadness. But sometimes we need a healthy dose of bland — warm milk rather than iced absinthe — when we are taking the cure. A press secretary isn’t the most important figure in a presidency. B...
Tags: Opinion, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Associated Press, Npr, Wuhan, Zhang, Larry Wilson, Jen Psaki, Southern California News Group, Opinion columns


US and EU pressure China over release of Wuhan citizen journalist

Zhang Zhan, who reported from city at start of pandemic, was sentenced to four years in jailThe European Union and United States have demanded that China release a citizen journalist jailed for her reports on the early outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic from Wuhan.A Chinese court handed down a four-year jail term on Monday to Zhang Zhan, who reported at the peak of the crisis in the city where the coronavirus first emerged. Her lawyer said Zhang was jailed on the grounds of “picking quarrels a...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Eu, European Union, World news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Zhang, Mike Pompeo, Coronavirus, Zhang Zhan


What a journalist's jailing for heroic Covid coverage exposes about China

Zhang's Zhan's trial and conviction are about much more than one person running afoul of China's ruling Communist Party, writes Steven Butler. It shows that Chinese citizens can still muster the courage to defy the party and is a reminder about the true character of the regime that has put her in jail and cannot tolerate anyone telling the truth about how it governs.
Tags: China, Cnn, Communist Party, Zhang, Steven Butler, Zhan


China sentences citizen-journalist to 4 years in prison for reporting on early days of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

A pro-democracy activist holds placards with the picture of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan outside the Chinese central government's liaison office, in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Kin Cheung/AP  Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for her work reporting on the early days of the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, China.  She was convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," a "broadly defined" charge "often used by police...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, News, White House, China, Nbc News, Trends, Ap, Netflix, Beijing, News UK, Shanghai, Un, Human Rights Watch, Wuhan, Reuters


Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan jailed for 'provoking trouble' with Wuhan reporting

Zhang's lawer told NBC News on Monday his client was “on long-term hunger strike” and being force-fed.
Tags: Nbc News, Wuhan, Zhang, Zhang Zhan


Wuhan citizen journalist jailed for four years in China's Christmas crackdown

Prosecution of 10 Hong Kongers detained in mainland China after allegedly attempting to flee to Taiwan also began on MondayZhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer and citizen journalist who was arrested in May while reporting from Wuhan, has been sentenced to four years in jail.Zhang was arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” – an accusation commonly used against dissidents, activists and journalists – with her video and blog reports from the Wuhan lockdown. Last month she was cha...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Zhang, MondayZhang Zhan


Wuhan Covid citizen journalist jailed for four years in China's Christmas crackdown

Prosecution of 10 Hong Kongers detained in mainland China after allegedly attempting to flee to Taiwan also began on MondayZhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer and citizen journalist who was arrested in May while reporting from Wuhan, has been sentenced to four years in jail.Zhang was arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” – an accusation commonly used against dissidents, activists and journalists – with her video and blog reports from the Wuhan lockdown. Last month she was cha...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Zhang, Wuhan Covid, MondayZhang Zhan


Jack Ma reportedly tried and failed to schmooze China with an offer to give 'any of the platforms Ant has' to the government before officials pulled its $37 billion IPO

Wang HE/Getty Images Jack Ma offered to give parts of Ant Group to the Chinese government in a November 2 meeting, according to a new Wall Street Journal report, after Ma publicly scorned the nation's financial regulatory system in late October. Ma's offer failed to win China over, however, and authorities pulled the firm's would-be $37 billion IPO on November 5, following the introduction of new lending regulations. The new details help paint a picture of how what was going to be the wor...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Finance, China, Ipo, Trends, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Alibaba, Goldman Sachs, Jack Ma, Wall Street Journal, Fintech, WSJ, Business Insider, Ant


FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to green-light the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential Food and Drug Administration expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. The FDA isn't required to follow the group's advice but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of Modern...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Stanford, US, Trends, Data, Features, Alaska, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer


The great project: how Covid changed science for ever

The emergence of a novel coronavirus prompted a wave of global collaboration that has led to vaccines, treatments and the promise of new discoveriesShow your support for rigorous, independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor scientists, 5 January was a turning point in the fight against the coronavirus. That day, a team led by Prof Yong-Zhen Zhang at Fudan University in Shanghai sequenced the genetic code of the virus behind Wuhan’s month-long pn...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Shanghai, Vaccines and immunisation, Wuhan, Zhang, Ministry of Health, Fudan University, Coronavirus, Yong Zhen Zhang


‘Finding Yingying’ Review: Heartfelt Documentary Probes a Chinese Student’s Horrific Disappearance

In traveling all the way to the U.S. to continue her academic career, 26-year-old Chinese grad student Yingying Zhang confessed to her diary that she had doubts about her journey: Thinking of her adoring, none-too-wealthy parents, she questioned whether it was worth their “emotional and financial sacrifice” to send her abroad. Neither Zhang nor her […]
Tags: Reviews, Zhang, Yingying, Yingying Zhang, Finding Yingying, Jiayan "Jenny" Shi


the selfish and the selfless

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.” — The Lesson We Should Have Learned From 2020 — But Haven’t by @umairh What is the thing the East had that the West didn’t — that made all the difference in fighting Covid, much more so than money and resources and so forth? Sociality. Social cohesion. Social bonds. Trust, relationsh...
Tags: Eu, eLearning, East, Zhang, SPIEGEL, Friday's Finds, Moderna, Tookes, Li Wenliang, COVID, Yong Zhen Zhang, Gift of Time and Gift of Information, China Yale


Finch raises $3.5M to build out its HR and payroll-focused API business

The old saw about finding a place where companies still use spreadsheets, and then building a startup to solve the problem, was a good way to dream up new software as a service (SaaS) companies. But the next generation of that idea may be to instead find a place where data is locked, fragmented or both, and build an API to unleash the information. That’s the thesis behind companies that TechCrunch has covered like Noyo, which wants to free health insurance data and raised $12.5 million in Septem...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Tech, PPP, General Catalyst, Zhang, Finch, Parik, Noyo, Jeremy Zhang, Ansel Parikh Zhang, Parikh Zhang


2020’s top books: Southern California booksellers pick the reads you need

Bookstore owner Linda Sherman-Nurick laughed at the impossibility of the request: Pick just one or two great books to recommend from an entire year of reading? “There are a lot of really, really good books out,” said Sherman-Nurick, owner of Cellar Door Books in Riverside. “In part because people write when things are not good, and so people have been just producing incredible stuff. Because they needed to. “There have been so many powerful books,” she continued ticking off her favorite kids’ bo...
Tags: Books, Florida, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Northern Ireland, Cameron, Finland, Pasadena, Riverside County, Sam


How Will COVID Affect Black Friday Sales? Stores ‘Significantly Scaling Back,’ Says Expert

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How Will COVID Affect Black Friday Sales? Stores ‘Significantly Scaling Back,’ Says Expert

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