Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65…

Uber has acquired Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, expanding its footprint in the fiercely competitive delivery market

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight…

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.

Reddit Bans Popular Pro-Trump Forum

A popular Reddit forum that described itself as "a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States" has been banned as part of the site's crackdown on hate speech. The r/The_Donald subreddit, launched in the early days of President Trump's campaign in 2015, was banned for frequent...

Sheriff: At least 2 killed in plane collision at…

Authorities in Idaho say two bodies have been recovered and as many as six other people are missing after two small planes collided over Lake Coeur d’Alene

How The Facebook Ad Boycott May Also Help Fight…

It's been difficult for regulators to hold Facebook legally accountable for its business practices, but experts think advertisers might be able to.

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Teen Likely to Be First Millennial Saint

The Catholic Church is one step closer to having its first millennial saint, NBC News reports. A miracle has now been attributed to Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teen who died in 2006 at age 15 from leukemia. Carlo taught himself how to program on his family's old computer, and...

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."

Around the World in 90 Seconds: July 2, 2020

Russian voters have agreed to extend presidential term limits, effectively allowing President Vladimir Putin to stay in power. Hong Kong residents find potential aid from Australia. India tests an experimental COVID-19 treatment, and hundreds of migrants await permission to dock in Italy after a week at sea.

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic…

The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation…

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation and More In addition to the donation, Microsoft is "honoring" Pride month by unveiling plans for its gaming division, including a curated list of inclusive titles across both its console and PC collections. Microsoft store category manager Garron Ballard provided updates via the Xbox website. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website He also addressed the company's gaming roster, and revealed these titles will be highlighted throughout the month. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website

Goldman Sachs Has New Font, With a Weird Catch

Much as the first rule of Fight Club is not to talk about Fight Club, the first rule of using the new Goldman Sachs font is ... not to talk about Goldman Sachs disparagingly using the Goldman Sachs font. Per the Verge , the new "Goldman Sans" typeface can be used in...

Facebook groups pivot to attacks on Black Lives…

A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders have now pivoted to new targets

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Facebook Relents Amid Growing Boycott

The boycott appears to have worked. Facebook said Friday it will begin removing posts that it says incite violence or attempt to suppress voter turnout—even if they are from politicians including President Trump, reports the Washington Post . "There are no exceptions," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a town hall...

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads Mark Zuckerberg announced that the app will give people the choice to mute ads promoting parties they are not interested in. Mark Zuckerberg, via 'USA Today' The social network's sister app, Instagram, will also have this function. It's currently rolling out in the U.S., but it will be made available in other countries later this year.

Trump Administration Focused on Job Growth as…

White House Economic Adviser, Tyler Goodspeed, on the June jobs report, explained the administration's goal of continuing to restore jobs despite recent coronavirus surges.

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in…

A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.

Industry Giant Joins Boycott of Facebook, Twitter

Unilever has announced that it will pull its advertising from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—joining the campaign to pressure the social media companies to do more to combat hate speech and disinformation on their sites. Unilever owns a list of well-known consumer brands, including Dove, Lipton, Hellmann's, and Vaseline. Unilever...

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media…

Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is feverishly working to develop a social media force that can compete with President Donald Trump's well-established digital “army” of meme makers and political influencers who retweet campaign messages in support of him

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Twitter Rival Sees Huge Surge in 3 Days

It's not quite a stampede, but a migration of conservative Twitter users to rival Parler accelerated this week after Twitter shut down two prominent pro-Trump accounts. Some 500,000 new users signed up to Parler in the space of three days, boosting its total to 1.5 million, compared to...

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.