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Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary

When the business icon died in a fire last week, questions abounded. The answers seem rooted in a Covid-period spiral, where he turned to drugs and shunned old friends. In August, shortly after Tony Hsieh, the legendary entrepreneur behind Zappos, moved to Park City, Utah, he eagerly awaited a visitor: the singer Jewel. The longtime…

This is the A32 5G, if Samsung launches the A52 with an infinity U…

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G renders (Source: Android Community)While most of the technical specs are still rumor mill material, the renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A52 5G reveal a few key design elements, starting with an Infinity-U display and a side-mounted fingerprint reader, all the way down to the 3.5 mm audio and USB-C ports…

Supreme Court Rules NY Can’t Impose Covid-19 Restrictions On Houses Of Worship

Topline In a late Wednesday ruling, the Supreme Court’s new conservative majority voted in favor of a challenge from religious groups to New York’s coronavirus restrictions, temporarily barring the state from enforcing certain attendance limits on houses of worship in virus hotspots, with recently seated Justice Amy Coney Barrett casting a decisive vote.  Worshipers of…

DATA STORY: India sees biggest single-day jump in active cases since Sep 18

India on Wednesday conducted 1,090,238 coronavirus tests, taking the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 135,931,545. The test positivity rate recorded was 4.1% Topics Coronavirus | ICMR | Coronavirus Tests Contrary to the fairly consistent trend of daily net reduction, India’s count of active coronavirus cases has seen a significant jump on consecutive days.…

AstraZeneca’s best COVID vaccine result was a fluke. Experts have questions

Happy accident? — The “how?” and “why?” are open questions—along with “what now?” Beth Mole - Nov 25, 2020 10:15 pm UTC Enlarge / Vials in front of the AstraZeneca British biopharmaceutical company logo are seen in this creative photo taken on 18 November 2020. Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford made an…

Reolink Argus 2E review: An affordable security cam with all the essentials

This completely wireless camera makes it easy to monitor what's happening inside or outside your home. Reolink Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Reolink’s Argus cameras have ably filled the need for an essentials-only wireless security camera. The Argus 2E is the latest in…

Barcelona’s Pique likely out for several months because of knee injury

Barcelona said on Sunday that Pique has a grade-three sprain of his internal lateral ligament and a partial injury to his anterior cruciate ligament Topics FC Barcelona AP | PTI  |  Barcelona  Last Updated at November 23, 2020 04:25 IST File photo of Gerard Pique | Photo: Twitter Gerard Piqué is expected to be sidelined…

Who should get a covid-19 vaccine first?

The consensus among most modelers is that if the main goal is to slash mortality rates, officials must prioritize vaccinating those who are older, and if they want to slow transmission, they must target younger adults. “Almost no matter what, you get the same answer,” says Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch. Vaccinate the elderly first to…

Twitter Will Give ‘@POTUS’ Account To Biden On Jan. 20, Even If Trump Doesn’t Concede

Topline Twitter announced Friday it would give control of the presidential "@POTUS" handle on its platform to president-elect Joe Biden's administration on Inauguration Day, even if Donald Trump denies the results of the 2020 election and refuses to concede. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White…

Automated workflows are eating the world

In just the past 12 months, over $2.2 billion has been funneled into tech companies building workflow automation solutions. This isn’t a bubble. It’s a balloon. Hot technology companies like Slack ($14.5 billion market cap), Calendly ($60 million ARR), Docusign ($36 billion market cap), GitHub (bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion), and Airtable ($185 million…

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Razer’s Viper 8K escalates the war for ultimate gaming mouse responsiveness

Razer's ambidextrous Viper 8K gaming mouse boast an 8,000Hz polling rate that's eight times faster than the industry standard. Razer Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors In the battle for the fastest gaming mouse, Razer just fired the first shot in a new front.…

Looks like a 200 dollar Poco

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is expected to have an SD 888 processor and 120 Hz AMOLED panel. (Image source: Weibo/WHYLAB)An alleged live photo of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro has been shared on Chinese social media and has been met with something of a lukewarm response so far. The Snapdragon 888 phone has been…

Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…