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Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 25, 2021

What are Bitcoin bonuses and how do they work in the world of online casinos?

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24, 2021

The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

PERSONAL TECH | By Sheikh Saliq and Krutika Pathi | Oct 24, 2021

Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents.

Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced its Own Insurrection

Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced its Own Insurrection

PERSONAL TECH | By Alan Suderman and Joshua Goodman | Oct 23, 2021

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world's largest social media company.

S Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

S Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

SCIENCE | By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 21, 2021

South Korea's first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch on Thursday.

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

PERSONAL TECH | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14, 2021

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Australia Plans Lunar Rover to Help NASA Find Oxygen on Moon

Australia Plans Lunar Rover to Help NASA Find Oxygen on Moon

SCIENCE | Oct 13, 2021

Australia has agreed to build a 20-kilogram (44-pound) semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA to take to the moon as early as 2026 in search of oxygen.

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 8, 2021

Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

PERSONAL TECH | By Rod McGuirk | Oct 7, 2021

Australia's prime minister on Thursday warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

NASA will not be reconsidering the name of the James Webb Telescope despite allegations of Webb's involvement in the Lavender Scare.

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay  White House Employee

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay White House Employee

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

A gay Trump staffer was summarily fired — and given an armed escort on his way out of the White House — when his "lively Grindr account" was discovered, a new memoir says.

Why Climate Change is Making it Harder to Chase Fall Foliage

Why Climate Change is Making it Harder to Chase Fall Foliage

SCIENCE | By Patrick Whittle | Sep 30, 2021

For a cheery autumnal activity, leaf peeping is facing some serious threats from the era of climate change.

Why We Need to Figure Out How to Have Sex in Space

Why We Need to Figure Out How to Have Sex in Space

SCIENCE | Sep 29, 2021

Houston, we have a problem! Love and sex need to happen in space if we hope to travel long distances and become an interplanetary species, but space organizations are not ready.

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

PERSONAL TECH | By Erika Kinetz and Lori Hinnant | Sep 28, 2021

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin.

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

PERSONAL TECH | By Leanne Italie | Sep 27, 2021

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

VIDEO GAMES | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 22, 2021

A 12-year-old is going viral for taking a stand against homophobia in gaming and being an example of LGBTQ allyship we all need.

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 15, 2021

Social media influencers and adult content providers Rick and Griff Twombley-King struck out at OnlyFans for their now-rescinded decision to ban adult content with a funny parody video.

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Sep 14, 2021

Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers.

Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Lawsuit Alleging Apple Monopoly

Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Lawsuit Alleging Apple Monopoly

VIDEO GAMES | By Tom Krisher | Sep 13, 2021

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.

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