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The World Doesn’t Need a New Gigantic Particle Collider

The World Doesn’t Need a New Gigantic Particle Collider

This is not the right time for a bigger particle accelerator. But CERN, the European physics center based in Geneva, Switzerland, has plans—big plans. The biggest particle physics facility of the world, currently running the biggest particle collider in the world, has announced it aims to build an even bigger machine, as revealed in a…
It doesn’t matter what the PS5 looks like

It doesn’t matter what the PS5 looks like

The PS5 design memes have started strong pic.twitter.com/C7nwEg4W17— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 11, 2020 The Xbox Series X, like the One X before it, is a truly impressive piece of engineering. But it’s also, like the One X before it, a nondescript black box. The Xbox One S is one of my favorite pieces of…
Apple Doesn’t Want the Economic Crisis to Keep You From Buying Its Products: Report – Gizmodo

Apple Doesn’t Want the Economic Crisis to Keep You From Buying Its Products: Report...

According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is expanding its payment options to (hopefully) ensure you can still buy its products even during a global economic crisis. Photo: Caitlin McGarry (Gizmodo)The economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic has hit countries all over the world, costing millions of jobs and putting a freeze on a lot…
What Facebook doesn’t understand about the Facebook walkout

What Facebook doesn’t understand about the Facebook walkout

I. The CEO On Friday afternoon, Facebook made one of its most controversial content moderation decisions in company history. After President Trump posted to Facebook some tweets that Twitter had placed behind a warning for “glorifying violence,” Mark Zuckerberg said that the company would allow them to stand. “I know many people are upset that…
Entry-level doesn’t mean spartan with the 2021 Kia Seltos

Entry-level doesn’t mean spartan with the 2021 Kia Seltos

PREMIUM ENTRY? — Style, interior panache, and it also inches beyond the entry level in size. Jim Resnick - May 7, 2020 1:59 pm UTC The 2021 Kia Seltos is the brand's entry-level crossover and joins one of the most competitive parts of the car market. Kia The interior is where the Seltos really shines.…
Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims

Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims

Zoom has admitted it doesn’t have 300 million daily active users. The admission came after The Verge noticed the company had quietly edited a blog post making the claim earlier this month. Zoom originally stated it had “more than 300 million daily users” and that “more than 300 million people around the world are using…

Dyson says UK doesn’t need the ventilator it developed for COVID-19 patients

After spending about $25 million on the project, British technology company Dyson says the UK government doesn’t need the ventilator it developed to help treat COVID-19 patients, Reuters reported. The company, best known for its vacuum cleaners, said last month it had an order from the UK government for 10,000 of the breathing machines and…
What Zoom doesn’t understand about the Zoom backlash

What Zoom doesn’t understand about the Zoom backlash

[Ed. note: Today’s newsletter and column was written and distributed before Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan published his 1,300-word plan to address the security and privacy issues related to the company’s unprecedented consumer growth. What follows is unedited because email is forever.] Just in time for one backlash against the technology industry to end —…
Nintendo doesn’t have to refund digital preorders, according to European court

Nintendo doesn’t have to refund digital preorders, according to European court

Nintendo fans in Europe got some bad news this week. A new court ruling sided with Nintendo’s ongoing practice to not let users cancel digital preorders (via Nintendo Everything). According to Norwegian gaming site PressFire, the consumer authorities of Norway and Germany sued Nintendo for not letting users cancel digital preorders purchased from the eShop.…
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau doesn’t think folding phones are good enough – The Verge

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau doesn’t think folding phones are good enough – The Verge

Last week at CES 2020, The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn sat down with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on The Vergecast for his first official podcast appearance. OnePlus debuted a new concept phone, the OnePlus Concept One McLaren Edition, at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, so Lau came on the show to discuss…

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No Son of Mine Is Going to Be a Benthamite Utilitarian....

Son, can we talk for a second? As you know, your mother and I have worked hard to make this a good, clean, utilitarian household — a home that follows the 19th-century doctrine of utilitarianism (the moral philosophy that states that we should always try to maximize happiness for the greatest number of people). And…

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