How Bezos’ latest plan to protect forests could backfire

Jeff Bezos’ $2 billion plan, announced last week, to plant trees and restore landscapes across Africa and the US has already raised red flags for some conservation experts and activists. Last year, after he pledged $10 billion to fight climate... Read more

Controversial Bitcoin tax provision passes Congress with infrastructure bill

On Friday, Congress passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden for his signature. But while the measure makes historic investments in roads and bridges, it also maintains a controversial new cryptocurrency tax reporting requirement... Read more

Apple will accept app updates during the holidays in a break from tradition

Apple will continue to accept App Store app submissions through the holidays, marking a shift from the company’s approach in the past. Typically, Apple doesn’t let developers make submissions through the App Store Connect portal for a few days around... Read more

Google’s parent company briefly hits $2 trillion valuation

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, briefly hit a market cap of $2 trillion. The tech behemoth’s market cap is currently at a comfortable $1.98 trillion, but crept over the $2 trillion mark midday Monday, later closing out at $2,987.03 per share.... Read more

Google explains why the Pixel 6’s fingerprint scanner may be sluggish

There’s a lot to rave about with the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but their fingerprint scanners are not among those things. Since the Pixel 6 release in October, users have been complaining about its sluggish, unreliable fingerprint scanner... Read more

New Trailers: The Power of the Dog, Moonfall, Morbius, The Book of Boba Fett and more

I have noticed this irritating thing where more and more trailers have a scene to introduce the trailer. It is already an introduction! You are wasting precious seconds telling me what I’m about to see instead of just showing me!... Read more

Fully’s standing desks, chairs, and more are discounted ahead of Black Friday

There are countless brands that make standing desks, but Fully makes some of the best. And now through November 30th, the day after Cyber Monday, you can get 15 percent off every item available on its online store. That includes... Read more

The Israeli army is using facial recognition to track Palestinians, former soldiers reveal

The Israeli military has deployed an extensive facial recognition program to track Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to a new report by The Washington Post. Former Israeli soldiers told the Post about a smartphone technology called “Blue Wolf,”... Read more

Buy two games and get one free at Target or Amazon

Clear off some room on your bookshelf because Target and Amazon are having a “buy two, get one free” sale on video games. This sale is unfortunately restricted to physical copies but includes new titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard... Read more

Rivian will start selling electric vans to non-Amazon companies in 2023

Rivian says it will start taking orders for its electric delivery vans in 2022 and will deliver them to fleet customers in “early 2023,” calling into question the status of Amazon’s exclusive rights to the vehicle. The buzzy EV startup... Read more

Peloton finally adds a pause button for its on-demand classes on its bikes

Peloton has announced that it’s finally added a pause button for its on-demand classes for its Bike and Bike Plus devices, allowing users to temporarily pause workouts in the middle of a class and then resume them. It’s a feature... Read more

Teenage killer of boy unmasked as he is jailed for trying to decapitate friend

Grzeszcz, who was 14 at the time of the attack, was publicly named for the first time on Monday, after a High Court judge lifted reporting restrictions protecting the killer’s identity. It came as the teenager was sentenced to a... Read more

Army ‘only as good as its leadership’, says Ben Wallace after dressing down senior officers

In October this year Brig Jasper De Quincey Adams, the commander of 7th Infantry Brigade – the famous Desert Rats – was stripped of his command following a bullying probe.  He was moved just days after Brig Charles “Paddy” Ginn,... Read more

Crypto assets are helping illegal activity, BoE’s Bailey says

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey in London, Britain February 25, 2019. Kirsty O’Connor/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday that the rise of crypto assets was helping illegal... Read more

U.S. offers reward of up to $10 million for information on REvil ransomware group

A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo/File Photo Nov 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of State said it was offering a reward of up to $10 million for... Read more

U.S. has seized $6.1 mln tied to Russian ransomware operator -Justice Dept.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland removes his face mask to announce charges against a suspect from Ukraine and a Russian national over a July ransomware attack on an American company, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington,... Read more

Poor report cards likely at China’s Big Tech after regulatory crackdown

A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SHANGHAI, Nov 8 (Reuters) – China’s biggest listed companies Tencent (0700.HK) and... Read more

Italy antitrust starts proceedings to fine Google over restrictive clauses

Google app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo MILAN, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Italy’s antitrust regulator has started proceedings to fine Google (GOOGL.O) for allegedly restrictive clauses in the terms of... Read more

Spotlight on Zynga’s ad business as Apple’s privacy update stings

The Zynga logo is pictured at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo Nov 8 (Reuters) – Zynga Inc’s (ZNGA.O) ad revenue will be in focus when the company reports results on Monday, as... Read more

Blizzard-hit SoftBank launches buyback after $10 bln Vision Fund loss

Vision Fund unit reported $10 bln investment loss Shares in e-commerce firm Coupang lost a third during quarter Ride-hailer Didi valued 40% below acquisition cost SoftBank will spend up to $9 bln buying back shares Son lost $1.3 bln investing... Read more

McAfee to be taken private by Advent-led group in $14 billion deal

Nov 8 (Reuters) – McAfee Corp (MCFE.O) said on Monday a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Advent International will take the cyber security company private in a $14 billion deal. The deal comes as a pandemic-driven shift to... Read more

Emile Smith Rowe: England call up Arsenal midfielder for first time for World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino

Emile Smith Rowe has been called up to the England senior men’s squad for the first time. Arsenal’s 21-year-old attacking midfielder joined the England squad at St George’s Park on Monday ahead of the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Albania... Read more

Eddie Howe: Newcastle appoint former Bournemouth manager as replacement for Steve Bruce

Eddie Howe has been confirmed as the new head coach of Newcastle on a contract until summer 2024. Howe, who has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth in 2020 following their relegation from the Premier League, replaces Steve Bruce... Read more

Health officials under fire over ‘off-the-scale wrong’ Covid admission claims

Health chiefs have come under fire for claims that the NHS has had 14 times as many Covid-19 admissions as the service did this time last year. Amanda Pritchard, the head of NHS England, told Sky News on Monday: “We... Read more

Health officials under fire over ‘off-the-scale wrong’ Covid claims

Health chiefs have come under fire for claims that the NHS has had 14 times as many Covid-19 admissions as it did at this time last year. Amanda Pritchard, the head of NHS England, told Sky News on Monday: “We... Read more