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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Enlarge / US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis, Invoice Gates, poses for an image on October 9, 2019, in Lyon, central jap France, in the course of the funding convention of International Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Jeff Pachoud | Getty Photos Simply …

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Twitch streamers make thousand by literally just sleeping

Enlarge Getty Photographs Moments earlier than falling asleep dwell on Twitch, streamer Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo thought of how pissed off his mother could be if he advised her that he made cash sleeping. “She thinks I do nothing now,” Rinaudo joked to his dwell viewers. “Wait till she finds out …

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VW to appoint “aggressive” climate activist to scrutinize policies

Enlarge Alexander Koerner / Stringer / Getty Photos Volkswagen’s chief government has pledged to make use of a younger local weather campaigner to “aggressively” problem the corporate’s environmental insurance policies, as he acknowledged the world’s largest carmaker was transferring too slowly within the race to roll out electrical autos. “I’m …

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Companies are stealing influencers’ faces

Enlarge / 30 October 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne: Svea Simonis (l-r), Antonia el Ghali, Chany Dakota and Ana Lisa pose in a pink Cadillac on the Supercandy Pop-Up Museum. On 1 November, the “Supercandy Pop-Up” Museum opens in Cologne and gives photographers, bloggers and influencers the right backdrop for self-presentation. …

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Google parent pulls the plug on power-generating kite project

Enlarge Makani Google-parent Alphabet is shutting down its power-generating kites firm Makani, the primary closure of a so-called moonshot venture since founders Larry Web page and Sergey Brin stepped again from administration in December. Sundar Pichai, who took over as Alphabet chief govt, is beneath stress to stem losses from …

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Review: Porsche Macan S will leave you wanting more

The Macan S comes normal with 18-inch wheels. Our assessment mannequin had the $3,140 gloss-black 20-inch wheels. BradleyWarren Images Not a lot has modified because the Macan’s introduction in 2014. BradleyWarren Images Seems to be good from the rear, too. The complete-width gentle bar confirmed up in 2019. BradleyWarren Images …

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Europe’s solar orbiter begins its journey to the Sun tonight

Enlarge / ESA’s Photo voltaic Orbiter mission will face the Solar from throughout the orbit of Mercury at its closest strategy. ESA/ATG medialab Simply earlier than midnight on Sunday, a spacecraft will depart from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to the solar. Generally known as Photo voltaic Orbiter, this …

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Monty Python’s Terry Jones joins the choir invisible

Enlarge / Terry Jones taking part in the organ au naturel in Monty Python’s “Blackmail” sketch. Python (Monty) Photos | BBC Monty Python’s Terry Jones died at age 77 on January 21 at his London residence. Born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, Jones received his comedy begin at Oxford College, taking …

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VW is really optimistic about electric vehicle sales

Enlarge / We acquired a while behind the wheel of an ID Buggy prototype earlier this 12 months. Jonathan Gitlin If there was something good that got here out of Dieselgate, it’s Volkswagen’s dedication to battery electrical automobiles. Along with launching Electrify America, a community of EV charging stations, VW …

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The 20 most popular sci-tech stories of 2019

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty 2019—we’re glad to place the yr in our rear-view mirror, however there have been nonetheless loads of tech tales to recollect. What stood out this time round was the sheer variety of our hottest tales. Positive, readers at all times love listening to what Ron …

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Google fined ~$166 million by France over search ads

Enlarge / Mountain View, Calif. – Could 21, 2018: Exterior view of a Googleplex constructing, the company headquarters advanced of Google and its father or mother firm Alphabet Inc. Getty Photos / zphotos European regulators have typically taken a more durable line towards anti-competitive habits than their counterparts within the …

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Subscribe to Ars and get a YubiKey 5

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty For those who’re in america, chances are high that you are looking ahead to an extended weekend with household, associates, meals, and soccer in some order. As we pause for Thanksgiving, we at Ars are grateful for the neatest and most insightful viewers on the …

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