Online porn is banned in China, so people there have to get creative to access it. Steam is one of the few popular global platforms still available in the country, and its community features, international high-speed servers, and an increasingly hands-off approach when it comes to sexual content have made it an inevitable choice. created. … Read more
Tesla suppliers traveling from Nuevo León, Mexico, to Texas now have their own dedicated border patrol lane. Elon Musk’s electric car company, which recently relocated its headquarters from Fremont, California, to Austin, has struck a deal with the “pro-business” Mexican state to grant Tesla and its suppliers express access to the Colombia Solidarity checkpoint. Bloomberg … Read more
Google Pixel phones have become synonymous with excellent cameras – it’s in their DNA. Pixels have also long been one of the best devices for consistent software updates, from version upgrades and Pixel Drops that add new features to monthly security updates that keep the phones safe. So it’s disappointing when these pillars start to … Read more
Lauren Feiner / CNBC: Filing: ByteDance spent more than $2.1 million in the second quarter lobbying the US over an antitrust law and other issues— TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance had its largest lobbying quarter to date, with more than $2.1 million in the second quarter to lobby the US government.
Modern TVs may feature large screens, but the onboard speakers are very small and can sound distant and tinny. The solution is to buy a separate TV speaker — it can instantly turn your system into a veritable home theater. A new soundbar doesn’t even need to cost that much. These days, soundbars are considerably more popular than … Read more
Have you seen the nightmare fuel tank? currently in circulation around the internet – the video in which a robot dog fires an assault rifle? I have good and bad news. The good news: It’s probably just a dangerous toy cobbled together by a Russian hoverbike startup. Vice traced the video to Alexander Atamanov, the … Read more
Climate change is making extreme heat the norm in a larger part of the world, increasing the need for adaptation. But in the case of AC, some experts are concerned about how to balance that need with the damage the solutions can cause. According to a 2018 report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), global … Read more
In the past few months, both Stripe and Instacart have seen their internal valuations updated in a 409A appraisal process. The startups saw their valuations being slashed by 28% and 38%, respectively, as a result of the appraisals. What do these re-pricings signal to other late-stage, pandemic-spurred startups? And how seriously should we be taking … Read more
Cleaning our houses is the worst. Between dust, pet hair and plates from last night’s dinner, it just doesn’t stop there — and we’re the only ones to blame. There’s nothing yet to make it all go away (even robot vacuums have their flaws), but at least the right products can make these chores easier … Read more
Ryan Browne / CNBC: Coinbase says it has no exposure to collapsed crypto firms Celsius, 3AC and Voyager, but has made a “non-material” investment in Terraform Labs; stock 14%+— – Coinbase said in a blog post that it had “no funding exposure” to collapsed crypto firms Celsius, Three Arrows Capital and Voyager Digital.