Vivaldi creates a new Mastodon instance and integrates it with the browser

Vivaldi, the free desktop browser founded by Opera co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, announced that it has launched Vivaldi Social, its own Mastodon instance. Vivaldi Social has also been integrated into the sidebar of the desktop browser, creating an inbuilt Mastodon client for users. Founded in 2016 by German software developer Eugen Rochko, Mastodon is … Read more

Bankman-Fried, Ellison tap attorneys as FTX probes ramp up

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – FTX founder and former chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried and Caroline Ellison, head of its now-defunct trading affiliate, have tapped defense attorneys as US authorities probe the crypto exchange’s collapse, according to a spokesperson for Bankman-Fried and a source familiar with Ellison’s selection. Bankman-Fried has retained Mark S. Cohen, of … Read more

Wall Street slumps on further recession talk, S&P posts 4th decline

Meta falls on report of EU concern over targeted ads Energy stocks drop as crude trades at the lowest level since Jan Mirati slumps after trial data disappoints Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 declining for the fourth straight session, as skittish investors fretted over Federal Reserve … Read more

Elon Musk’s Neuralink killed 1,000+ animals during rushed brain chip experiments: investigation – National

Elon Musk‘s Neuralink is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing unnecessary suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations. Neuralink Corp. is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people … Read more

The ROG Phone 6 is Likely One of the Best Android Phones You Can Buy

The ASUS ROG Phone 6 is available in South Africa starting today and if you’re looking for a phone that does everything and more, then it might be one to look out for. The ROG Phone 6 is a no-nonsense gaming smartphone that somehow packs the power and performance that you struggle to find in … Read more

US Supreme Court hears arguments over anti-gay marriage web designer

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday began hearing arguments in a major case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws in a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web designer who refuses to provide her services for same-sex marriages. The … Read more

Rift at FTC stirs hope for Microsoft’s $69B Activision merger

A rift has emerged at the Federal Trade Commission over Microsoft’s $69 billion deal to acquire Activision — potentially paving the way for the controversial mega-merger to get approved, The Post has learned. At least one Democrat on the four-member panel has recently taken a sympathetic view of the merger, according to a source close … Read more

Food delivery robots have hit Canadian sidewalks — but there are roadblocks

When customers in downtown Vancouver placed orders with Pizza Hut in September, many of the pies landed on their doorsteps without a courier in sight. Instead, diners were met by Angie, Hugo or Raja – autonomous robots resembling a cooler on four wheels with eyelike lights. They traveled by sidewalk to customers, who used unique … Read more

US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps Fed on tightening path

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 263,000 in November Unemployment rate steady at 3.7%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – US employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages, shrugging off mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal … Read more

Crypto meltdown a boon for bankruptcy lawyers

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Turmoil in the cryptocurrency industry has rattled major exchanges and sent the value of digital assets tumbling, but at least one group stands to gain: bankruptcy lawyers. High-profile bankruptcies involving crypto exchange FTX, hedge fund Three Arrows Capital and crypto lenders BlockFi, Celsius Network and Voyager Digital Ltd are generating new … Read more