Sequoias Are Being Wrapped In Foil Blankets To Protect Against Wildfires

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Firefighters are swaddling giant sequoias in a flame-retardant foil in an effort to protect the ancient trees from wildfires that are raging through national parks in California, officials said. Three wildfires, named Colony, Paradise and Windy, were ignited by lightning on Sept. 9. Since …

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Elon Musk, the Man Who Almost Never Meets Deadlines, Says Starlink Will Come Out of Beta Phase Next Month

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday announced that Starlink, the company’s satellite internet service, will come out of its public beta phase in October. While that would be exciting news, we’re taking it with a grain a salt. It is Musk, after all, the man that has become infamous for missing deadlines over the years. …

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Fortnite adds another virtual influencer to its battle royale

Last season, one of the more curious additions to Fortnite was Guggimon, a terrifying-looking rabbit creature that also happened to be a virtual influencer with millions of followers on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Guggimon was created by a company called Superplastic — which has previously worked with the likes of the Gorillaz — and …

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Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Remember when gadget vendors Aukey, Mpow, RavPower, Vava, TaoTronics and Choetech started mysteriously disappearing from Amazon’s online storefront, and it turned out Amazon had intentionally yanked them while vaguely gesturing to the sanctity of its user reviews? Turns out they were just the tip of the iceberg. Amazon …

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United Kingdom To Regress To Imperial Weights and Measures

New submitter Generic User Account writes: Under plans unveiled by ministers today, it will once again become legal for market stalls, shops, and supermarkets to sell their goods using only Britain’s traditional weighing system. „A document titled ‚Brexit opportunities: regulatory reforms‘ includes plans to permit the voluntary printing of the crown stamp on pint glasses …

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Epik Was Warned About a Large Security Flaw Before Its Data Leaked

Epik, the controversial web registrar that frequently comes under fire for hosting far-right groups and individuals, has had an immense amount of its data spilled onto the internet in recent days. The deluge, which reportedly consists of some 180 gigabytes of user registration and domain information, payment history,… Read more… Gizmodo Read More

Tesla Will Open Controversial FSD Beta Software To Owners With a Good Driving Record

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will use personal driving data to determine whether owners who have paid for its controversial „Full Self-Driving“ software can access the latest beta version that promises more automated driving functions. TechCrunch reports: Musk tweeted late Thursday night that the FSD Beta v10.0.1 software update, which has already been …

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