Nissan unveils its $40,000 electric Ariya crossover
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Nissan unveils its $40,000 electric Ariya crossover

After pushing EVs for years with its sensible-but-limited Leaf, Nissan took another step into electrified vehicles by unveiling its Ariya. With sharp looks that stay close to last year’s concept vehicle, the large crossover promises 0-60 MPH in under… Continue Reading…

SpaceX gets closer to a private beta of its Starlink internet service
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SpaceX gets closer to a private beta of its Starlink internet service

SpaceX may soon give a select number of people who expressed interest in hearing more about Starlink access to its satellite internet service. The aerospace corporation has sent some of those who previously signed up for more information on Starlink’… Continue Reading…

Hyperion's hydrogen-powered supercar launches in August
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Hyperion’s hydrogen-powered supercar launches in August

Hyperion Motors has been working on a supercar project for years, and according to a teaser video, we’ll meet the hydrogen-powered XP-1 next month. In January, Autoblog noted that the company would show off its vehicle at the New York Auto Show, but… Continue Reading…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated in hospital for 'possible infection'
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated in hospital for ‘possible infection’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday morning for treatment of a ‘possible infection.’ She is 87, and has survived cancer four separate times. The Supreme Court said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that Ginsburg is now resting comfortably. According to …

Nazi Sebastian Gorka is back, Trump appoints him to national security advisory board for 4 years
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Nazi Sebastian Gorka is back, Trump appoints him to national security advisory board for 4 years

Because 2020 isn’t enough of a mockery and a grim shitshow, yes. Gorka’s back. Sebastian Gorka (the ‘Dr.’ is phony, his PhD is not legitimate) is back in the administration, the White House announces Tuesday. Gorka is a literal card-carrying actual Nazi who swore an oath to wipe out Jewish …

Spanish politicians hacked, Spain has been NSO Group client for 5 years: Report
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Spanish politicians hacked, Spain has been NSO Group client for 5 years: Report

The mobile phones of a number of politicians in Spain, including the president of Catalonia’s parliament, were recently hacked. The government of Spain has been an NSO customer since 2015, reports Motherboard on Tuesday. NSO Group is an Israeli company that sells surveillance and hacking tools to governments around the …

Trump lies that travel ban is for 'jihadist regions,' says Democrat mayors 'wouldn't mind' if terrorists blew up their cities
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Trump lies that travel ban is for ‘jihadist regions,’ says Democrat mayors ‘wouldn’t mind’ if terrorists blew up their cities

This press conference Donald Trump is doing in the Rose Garden today is really something else. Whew. After bashing Joe Biden, AOC, and the European Union, Trump just referred to his travel ban as restricting travel from “jihadist regions.” In a confused, stream-of-grievances rant, Trump said Biden wants to “end …

US government drops online class restrictions for international students
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US government drops online class restrictions for international students

The Trump administration has backpedaled on a policy that would have forced international college students to leave the US if their fall courseload was entirely online. A federal judge in Boston announced that the Department of Homeland Security has… Continue Reading…

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Founded by former Google engineers, Brief is a newly launched news app that aggregates and summarizes the news in hopes of tackling a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places …

Spotify expands to Russia and 12 other countries in eastern Europe
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Spotify expands to Russia and 12 other countries in eastern Europe

Spotify is expanding to 13 additional markets. Starting today, music fans in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine can check out the platform…. Continue Reading…