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CEO of London-based payments company Checkout.com says it raised $450M in funding led by Tiger Global at a $15B post-money valuation, up from $5.5B last year (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)

Katie Roof / Bloomberg:CEO of London-based payments company Checkout.com says it raised $450M in funding led by Tiger Global at a $15B post-money valuation, up from $5.5B last year  —  – London-based fintech’s funding round led by Tiger Global  — Valuation after investment nearly triple last year’s


12 January 2021 0

Electric Fireplaces — Safe, Cozy, Clean Flames

In past articles, we’ve profiled some of the key technologies that are essential to the all-electric modern home of the future: heat pumps for space heating; induction stoves for incredibly precise and fast cooking; electric cars for pollution-free transportation; and heat pump water heaters for hot water. To this list we now add the electric…
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12 January 2021 0

Intel previews 14nm Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K, its next consumer flagship processor, coming in Q1, promises up to 50% better integrated graphics performance (Dr. Ian Cutress/AnandTech)

Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:Intel previews 14nm Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K, its next consumer flagship processor, coming in Q1, promises up to 50% better integrated graphics performance  —  Spending five generations on the same base microarchitecture is a long time.  The excitement can be sustained through optimizing a process node …


12 January 2021 0

Lenovo announces ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga: less than half an inch thick, 2K touch display with 450 nits of brightness, 11th-gen Intel i7 vPro, starts at $1,899 (Monica Chin/The Verge)

Monica Chin / The Verge:Lenovo announces ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga: less than half an inch thick, 2K touch display with 450 nits of brightness, 11th-gen Intel i7 vPro, starts at $1,899  —  Plus a new X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga  —  Lenovo announced a bunch of additions to its ThinkPad line today, headlined by the…
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12 January 2021 0

Funny Tesla Stories from TikTok

As I was doing my late-night scroll through TikTok, I came across Jon Moss’s first experience in a Tesla. It’s a comedic skit that had me laughing as the video looped. He also shared it on his Instagram, which makes it easier for us to share with you


12 January 2021 0

Twitter says it has suspended over 70,000 accounts involved in spreading harmful QAnon-associated content since Friday (Twitter)

Twitter:Twitter says it has suspended over 70,000 accounts involved in spreading harmful QAnon-associated content since Friday  —  Following the horrific events in Washington, DC, last week, here are some of the steps we’ve taken to protect the conversation on our service from attempts to incite violence …


12 January 2021 0

Register Today for “Resilient Home 411” — Next Solar Decathlon Virtual Session

Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® has inspired more than 450 collegiate teams and 23,000 students worldwide. In addition to the focus on tomorrow’s leaders, the Solar Decathlon has a foundational goal of providing educational programs and opportunities for the general public


12 January 2021 0

North Idaho ISP Your T1 WIFI will block Facebook and Twitter for customers that request it after it received complaints over censorship (Emily Czachor/Newsweek)

Emily Czachor / Newsweek:North Idaho ISP Your T1 WIFI will block Facebook and Twitter for customers that request it after it received complaints over censorship  —  Your T1 WiFi, an internet service provider based in northwestern Idaho, will implement firewalls that restrict access to Facebook and Twitter at its customers’ requests.


12 January 2021 0

Muslim prayer app Salaat First, with 10M+ Android downloads, tracks users’ location in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy and sells it to data broker Predicio (Joseph Cox/VICE)

Joseph Cox / VICE:Muslim prayer app Salaat First, with 10M+ Android downloads, tracks users’ location in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy and sells it to data broker Predicio  —  Salaat First has more than ten million downloads and sold location data to Predicio, which is linked to a U.S. contractor which works with ICE.


12 January 2021 0

Solar & Wind Power Growth In UK From 2012–2020 (Charts)

At the end of 2020, I published a report on solar power, wind power, and fossil fuel power market share changes from 2010 to 2020. A helpful reader, Mike Dyke, directed me to UK data for the same period


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