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This is what Nebraska’s record-setting floods look like from space


Many of NASA’s satellites spend their entire lives pointed deep into the cosmos, but the space agency also had plenty of lenses pointed back down towards Earth. NASA tracks all kinds of things that happen here on our planet, including weather systems and natural disasters like the record-setting floods currently taking place in Nebraska. In […]

Google unveils ‘Stadia,’ a platform for streaming video games


Google is finally getting into the gaming business — and it’s doing it from the cloud. The search giant on Tuesday unveiled Stadia, a Netflix-like streaming platform for video games that will allow users to play top-tier titles with nothing more than a web connection. Stadia, Google says, will break down barriers to entry such […]

Lyft’s IPO already oversubscribed on first day of roadshow: sources


Getting in on Lyft’s IPO has suddenly become harder than hailing a ride on a rainy night. The ride-sharing company kicked off a roadshow to sell its planned initial public offering on Tuesday — and is telling hedge fund investors that the March 28th IPO is oversubscribed, The Post has learned. Lyft kicked off the […]

Lyft’s IPO oversubscribed on 2nd day of roadshow: sources


Getting in on Lyft’s IPO has suddenly become harder than hailing a ride on a rainy night. The ride-sharing company kicked off a roadshow to sell its planned initial public offering on Tuesday — and is telling hedge fund investors that the March 28th IPO is oversubscribed, The Post has learned. Lyft kicked off the […]

Google to launch video-game streaming platform


Google says it plans to launch a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform lets gamers playing Stadia jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. Alphabet’s Google says playing video games will be as simple as […]

Facebook apologizes for blocking Trump’s social media chief


Facebook has apologized for temporarily blocking President Trump’s social media guru, saying his postings were mistakenly reported as spam. Before the apology, Trump tweeted that he would be “looking into this” with the hashtag “#StopTheBias.” Dan Scavino posted a note on his Facebook page questioning why the site was trying to silence him. “Dear Facebook […]

Humans can ‘feel’ Earth’s magnetic field, study suggests


A lab test has revealed for the first time that humans may have an internal compass that can tell which way the earth’s magnetic field is pointing. Scientists who found the signals suggest that it might have been used by our hunter-gatherer ancestors to help them navigate and get back home safely. While we aren’t […]

SEC says Elon Musk never sought approval for Tesla tweets


Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top US securities regulator told a judge on Monday. The Securities and Exchange Commission is doubling down on the government’s demand to find the […]

Facebook claims just 200 viewers livestreamed the New Zealand mosque shooting


Facebook said on Monday that the video of a mass shooting at New Zealand mosque was viewed fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast. The social media company said that the video — where gunman Brenton Tarrant allegedly opened fire at a mosque in the city of Christchurch — was taken down shortly after […]

Valve removes over 100 Steam profiles praising New Zealand mosque shooter


Valve has removed over 100 profiles from the popular gaming platform Steam after users glorified the suspected New Zealand mosque shooter, according to reports. Some of the pages removed used the name and photo of Australian white nationalist and accused mass murderer Brenton Tarrant, Kotaku reported. One profile that was removed featured a GIF of […]

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