September, 20 2022

💻 Sing Along to Space Force

Space Force released the official song for the newest branch of the U.S. military. \"Semper Supra,\" which means \"always above\" in Latin, was written by James Teachenor, arranged by Sean Nelson, and recorded by the Coast Guard band.

⚡️ Time to Register to Vote

Today is National Voter Registration Day, which encourages Americans to update their voter information so they can be registered to vote in the upcoming November midterms.

⚖️ Feeding Our Future's Fed a Fraud

The founder of Feeding Our Future is one of 47 people arrested in the largest pandemic fraud in the U.S., which funneled $250 million in federal food aid funding into the pockets of various Minnesota business owners associated with the nonprofit designed to feed needy children.

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🍿 The Midnight Club Convenes

The trailer for Mike Flanagan's latest show, 'The Midnight Club,' debuted its first trailer. The horror-show chronicles the bizarre goings-on at Brightcliffe Hospice, where eight terminally ill teens sneak out of their rooms at Midnight to tell ghost stories.

🍿 Put the NyQuill Down

The FDA released a warning today telling people not to cook chicken in NyQuil in response to a growing Tik Tok trend. In the trend, people are cooking or marinating chicken in the sleep aid. The FDA warned that consuming that much NyQuil or heating it can cause damage to the kidneys and lungs or cause death.

🍿 Levying Levine

Adam Levine finally responded to a viral Tik Tok video where an amateur Instagram model says she had a year-long affair with the Maroon 5 frontman. In the video, she shows Instagram DMs between the two where Levine says he wants to name his unborn child after her. He denied the affair but acknowledged that he had \"crossed a line\" by sending the model messages. Levine has been married to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo for eight years, and they have three children together.

💻 Nvidia Announcements

Nvidia announced the launch of the RTX 4090 and 4080 Desktop GPUs.

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💻 Youtube Adds Shorts

By luring creators onto YouTube's Shorts platform, YouTube is looking to tackle Tik Tok's grip on the short-form content market. Youtube announced they are expanding its Partner Program and adding revenue sharing to Shorts.

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💻 Revolut Hack

The fintech startup Revolut confirmed a hack that allowed bad actors to access the personal data of tens of thousands of users. The announcement confirmed that no funds were stolen or accessed during the hack. The company says that 50,150 users who had their data accessed have been alerted.

⚖️ Delaware is Alert and Ready

After Ron DeSantis's latest political stunt where immigrants from Texas were flown to Martha's Vineyard, authorities in Delaware are on high alert in case he repeats the stunt. Both DeSantis and Texas governor Gregg Abbott have spoken about wanting to send immigrants crossing the U.S. and Mexico border to President Biden's home state of Delaware. The White House Press Secretary confirmed that officials are monitoring air and road traffic to prepare for the arrival of any immigrants from Texas or Florida.

⚖️ Another Special Master Hiccup

Former President Trump's request for a special master to review the documents the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago may have backfired. Judge Raymond Dearie, who was appointed as the special master, has asked Trump's team to prove that he declassified the records before removing them from the White House.

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🍿 Ready to Relive Linsanity

HBO released the trailer for the film about Jeremy Lin's 2012 season with the New York Knicks, a period dubbed by fans as \"Linsanity.\" The movie, '38 at The Garden,' will stream on HBO on October 11th.

💻 Twitch Goes After Gambling

Twitch announced that starting October 18th, they will ban the streaming of unlicensed gambling sites by creators on the platform. They are also banning creators from posting or including referral links to gambling sites like Stake, Rollbit, Duelbits, and Roobet. The decision comes after a streamer drew fire for admitting to taking loans from fans and other streamers to gamble on his stream.

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Bret Taylor announced that he is stepping down as co-chair and CEO of Salesforce.
Technology
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Bret Taylor Steps Down at Salesforce

Bret Taylor announced that he is stepping down as co-chair and CEO of Salesforce.
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Taylor steps down

  • Bret Taylor was the board chair of Twitter before the company was bought and taken over by Elon Musk.
  • Today, he announced that he is stepping down as co-CEO at Salesforce.
  • Taylor said he made the decision out of a desire to return to his "entrepreneurial roots."
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Stock falls

  • Salesforce reported earnings and revenue today that beat Wall Street's expectations.
  • The company also announced that co-CEO Bret Taylor is stepping down, leaving co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff the sole person in charge.
  • Salesforce stock fell after the announcement.
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SpaceX dramatically raised the price of Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine, almost doubling the cost amidst increased demand for the terminals after Russia's missile bombardment wiped out critical electrical infrastructure in Ukraine.
Technology
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SpaceX Raises Prices in Ukraine

SpaceX dramatically raised the price of Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine, almost doubling the cost amidst increased demand for the terminals after Russia's missile bombardment wiped out critical electrical infrastructure in Ukraine.
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Almost double

  • SpaceX has started charging almost double for Starlink satellite terminals in Ukraine after demand skyrocketed because of Russia's targeted campaign to take out the country's electrical grid.
  • The company is also raising the price of the monthly subscription needed to use the service from $60 to $75.
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Necessary evil

  • The price of Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine is set to almost double, according to reporting from the Financial Times.
  • The cost of the terminals will reportedly go from $200 per device to $500 or $700 with the new price hike.
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FIFA Changes Its Mind

November 30, 2022
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FIFA assured spectators that rainbow items and banners or signs protesting the treatment of LGBTQ citizens in Qatar or supporting protests in Iran would be allowed at World Cup stadiums. FIFA made the announcement a day after Iran was eliminated from the tournament and after spectators reported that rainbow or protest items were seized by stadium security.
Entertainment
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

FIFA Changes Its Mind

FIFA assured spectators that rainbow items and banners or signs protesting the treatment of LGBTQ citizens in Qatar or supporting protests in Iran would be allowed at World Cup stadiums. FIFA made the announcement a day after Iran was eliminated from the tournament and after spectators reported that rainbow or protest items were seized by stadium security.
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Rainbow allowed

  • FIFA announced that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran over the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, will be allowed into World Cup Stadiums.
  • The decision was made one day after Iran was eliminated from the World Cup.
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Assurances made

  • FIFA assured the public today that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran will be allowed into the World Cup stadiums.
  • Spectators reported rainbow items or banners protesting the host country Qatar or supporting protests in Iran were seized, even though they were permitted.
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