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Clubhouse is developing a new way to invite friends to chat called ‚Wave‘

Clubhouse isn’t just an app you can fire up to attend talks by famous people. It has different types of rooms you can use, including ones where you can have intimate, private conversations with friends — and in the future, you may be able to invite those friends to chat by „waving“ at them. Jane …

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ITER Nuclear Fusion Reactor Hit By COVID Delay, Rising Costs

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) currently under construction in Cadarache, southern France, will see cost overruns and delays due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, its top official said on Friday. Euractiv reports: When the ITER project was launched in 2015, the schedule was to have the first plasma by the end …

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Google Pixel now makes call holds in Canada less onerous with this feature

Google’s „Hold for Me“ feature is now available in preview to some Pixel phone users in Canada. What you need to know Google’s „Hold for Me“ feature is apparently rolling out to some Pixel phones in Canada. The feature waits on hold for you until a real person is ready to talk. It is available …

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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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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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