August 17, 2022
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Samsung and iFixit launch repair program for flagship phones and tablets

It’s a start — iFixit and Samsung both hope to expand the program in the future. Ron Amadeo – Aug 3, 2022 4:22 pm UTC Samsung Hot on the heels of Google and iFixit launching a parts store about a month ago, Samsung and iFixit’s self-repair program is now live, too. iFixit hosts an official Samsung parts […]

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The OnePlus 10T returns to a winning formula of high specs, low ($649!) price

Now please fix your software — OnePlus cuts the price way down, but we miss the water resistance of the 10 Pro. Ron Amadeo – Aug 3, 2022 3:30 pm UTC The OnePlus 10T comes in green and black. The front. As usual there’s a center hole punch camera hiding in the darkness. OnePlus The […]

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Tonight we’re gonna log on like it’s 1979

Parties weren’t meant to last — A series of transcripts lets us explore the world of Telenet, Dialcom, and The Source. Cameron Kaiser – Aug 3, 2022 1:00 pm UTC Aurich Lawson | Getty Images Teletypes may have killed a lot of forests by emitting every line to hard copy instead of a screen, but […]

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The Rise and Fall of a Bitcoin Mining Sensation

It was 8:45 in the morning of June 13 when Bill Stewart, the CEO of Maine-based bitcoin mining business Dynamics Mining, received a call from one of his employees. “He’s like, ‘Every machine inside of our facility in Brunswick [​​in Cumberland County, Maine] has been taken,’” Stewart says. “That’s crazy. I couldn’t believe it.”  He […]

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What Twitter’s Move to Shutter Offices Signals for Big Tech

Twitter executives can currently travel the world by globe-trotting among the company’s 38 offices, from San Francisco, Sydney, and Seoul to New Delhi, London, and Dublin. But not for much longer. On July 27, the company sent a memo to employees saying that one office in San Francisco would be shuttered; plans for a new […]

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How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves

For years, there have been concerns in Spain that this is not the best way to do business. In 2016, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tried to abolish the long lunch break, to bring the country’s working hours more in line with its neighbors. There are also concerns that the system is not ideal for work-life […]

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Kenya’s Threat to Ban Facebook Could Backfire

But Cori Crider, cofounder of Foxglove Legal, says that this transparency does not provide enough context to truly evaluate how effective Meta’s operations to curb hate speech in Kenya have been. “You don’t know what the denominator is, right? You have no idea how much content out there is missing, or how long any of […]

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Data Centers Are Facing a Climate Crisis

The problem? That data is historical and represents a time when temperatures in the UK didn’t hit 40 degrees Celsius. “We’re on the fringes of a changing climate,” says Harris. “It wasn’t that long ago that we were designing cooling systems for a peak outdoor temperature of 32 degrees,” says Jon Healy, of the UK […]

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Gig Workers Are Losing Their Hard-Won Rights

It was 2020 when, in a bold challenge to industry orthodoxy, one of the world’s biggest food delivery apps announced it didn’t need to rely on gig workers—people who are paid per job and typically receive no benefits like pensions or sick pay—to make its business work. European executives at Grubhub parent company Just Eat […]

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Big Tech Can’t Stop Obsessing Over Apple and TikTok

On July 26, Alphabet, the parent company of Google and YouTube, announced its results. In its earnings call, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube Shorts, its version of TikTok-like short form videos, were watched by more than 1.5 billion users every month. A day later, Meta—parent company of Facebook and Instagram—also unveiled their […]

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