Twitch’s new Animals livestream category may give you that fuzzy feeling

Twitch is giving streamers who focus on furry friends a place to group their streams with its new Animals, Aquariums, and Zoos category, which may just end up being the greatest page on the internet. The company says that the... Read more

US Treasury says stablecoins should be regulated like banks

The US Treasury Department is urging Congress to pass legislation that would require stablecoins to be issued by banks subject to federal banking laws in a new report (.pdf) from the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, a panel headed... Read more

Amazon lifts mask mandates for vaccinated warehouse employees

Amazon is lifting its mask mandate for fully vaccinated warehouse workers in the US (via CNBC). The company reportedly sent out a notice to operations employees, stating that vaccinated workers are no longer required to wear masks starting November 2nd.... Read more

Tesla is letting non-Tesla EVs use its Supercharger network for the first time

Tesla launched a pilot project in the Netherlands this week in which non-Tesla electric vehicles will be allowed to use its Supercharger network, representing the first time that the automaker is opening up its proprietary charging stations to EVs from... Read more

Snapchat’s deal with NBCUniversal brings audio from The Office, SNL, Shrek, and more to your snaps

Snapchat’s newly signed deal with NBCUniversal will bring audio from The Office, Bridesmaids, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, and more to the platform (via The Hollywood Reporter). Users can add the audio clips to their snaps — just like... Read more

Amazon’s Project Kuiper hopes to launch first two prototype satellites in late 2022

Amazon’s ambitious satellite-internet project, Project Kuiper, aims to launch its first two prototype satellites in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to an experimental launch license the company filed with the Federal Communications Commission today. Called KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2, the... Read more

TikTok’s Fire TV app is available in the US

TikTok is making its way to Fire TVs in the US and Canada, according to a blog post from Amazon. This comes just four months after TikTok launched a Fire TV app in the UK, France, and Germany — a... Read more

Google says Pixel 6 Pro ghostly display flickers will be fixed in December

Google says it’ll fix the ghostly screen flickering that some users have reported seeing when pressing the Pixel 6 Pro’s power button while the phone is completely powered down (via Android Central). From most reports, the flickers don’t happen when... Read more

The PS5 and Xbox Series X are now available at Walmart (update: sold out)

Walmart’s latest PS5 and Xbox Series X restocking event appears to be over. All of the three consoles link to dead pages, so we’ll take that as a good indicator that it’s wrapped up. We’ll be keeping a look out... Read more

Facebook verified a fan page posing as Elon Musk

A Facebook fan page for Elon Musk with 153,000 followers has been verified as the official page representing the Tesla Technoking — in violation of Facebook’s own rules. To be clear, the page isn’t pretending it’s Musk; it openly states... Read more

The Queen tells Cop26: You must act now ‘for our children, and our children’s children’

‘Time for action’ The Queen, dressed in green, used the video address to make her most significant intervention on the environment to date, urging delegates to “achieve true statesmanship” by acting on their promises. She said: “It is the hope... Read more

Salisbury train crash may have been caused by signalling problem

British Transport Police ‘haven’t ruled out foul play’  Investigators are also examining whether the crash was caused by human error and weather conditions at the time. British Transport Police said there was no evidence the driver of the train that had... Read more

Funds managed by Blackrock to sell 55 mln shares in THG – bookrunner

The BlackRock logo is seen outside of its offices in New York City, U.S., October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Nov 1 (Reuters) – Multiple funds managed by Blackrock (BLK.N) are selling about 55 million shares in British e-commerce group THG... Read more

Amazon lifts mask mandates for fully vaccinated U.S. warehouse workers – CNBC

The Amazon logo is seen outside its JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Nov 1 (Reuters) – Inc (AMZN.O) will not require fully vaccinated U.S. warehouse employees to wear masks at... Read more

Tesla opens charging network to other EVs for the first time

A Tesla Supercharger station is seen in Dietikon, Switzerland October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Nov 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is opening its charging network to other electric cars for the first time with a pilot program in... Read more

Amazon Fire TV in U.S. and Canada get TikTok

The new Amazon Fire TV is displayed during a media event introducing new Amazon products in San Francisco, California September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Nov 1 (Reuters) – Inc (AMZN.O) said on Monday short-video sharing app TikTok is now... Read more

U.S. regulators recommend issuers of ‘stablecoins’ be policed like banks

The Federal Reserve building is seen in Washington, U.S., October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – A U.S. Treasury Department-led regulatory body called on Monday for Congress to regulate issuers of “stablecoins” like banks and urged... Read more

Musk’s Starlink registers India unit, targets rural districts

NEW DELHI, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Starlink, the satellite internet division of billionaire Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, registered its business in India on Monday, company documents filed with the government showed, as it gears up to launch internet services... Read more

From splurge to ‘common prosperity’: Alibaba tones down Singles Day

SHANGHAI, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Alibaba Group’s (9988.HK) annual ‘Singles Day’ shopping spree is set for its most sober tone ever this year, as the retail giant preaches sustainability rather than hyping the usual sales boom amid calls by Beijing... Read more

Cost of inaction ‘far greater’ than that of averting climate disaster, warns Prince Charles

They will attend a series of events, with Charles co-hosting a Great Green Wall session alongside Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, his Mauritanian counterpart. The Great Green Wall is an... Read more

‘Bedsit murders’ suspect had sex with bodies in mortuaries, court hears

A former hospital electrician, who has admitted killing two women in 1987, sexually assaulted corpses in mortuaries where he worked, a court has heard. David Fuller, 67, a married father from Heathfield, East Sussex, is on trial accused of murdering... Read more

Climate, travel and tourism

Ian speaks to Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, about what he expected to see coming out of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. He’s also joined by Rita Marques, secretary of state for tourism in Portugal, and... Read more

CNN anchor mocked after arriving in Edinburgh to cover Cop26 conference… in Glasgow

One of America’s leading news anchors attracted ridicule on Monday by announcing that he had arrived to cover the Cop26 summit – from the wrong city. Wolf Blitzer, a stalwart of CNN for more than three decades, posted a picture... Read more

Protesters march outside Parliament with 38 coffins to represent each person killed on a smart motorway

Protesters have carried coffins across London’s Westminster Bridge to represent deaths on smart motorways since they were introduced in a bid to ease congestion. Around 50 demonstrators marched to Parliament Square on Monday to demand a ban on all-lane running... Read more

Tough questions should be at end of exam papers to avoid ‘demotivating’ students

Exam papers should put difficult questions at the end so students do not get “demotivated”, Ofqual has said. A-level and GCSE questions should also avoid sarcasm, according to the watchdog, which has published draft guidelines on how exams can be... Read more