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  • How to check your Christmas tree’s carbon footprint
    by The Conversation on November 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    There’s no way around the fact that Christmas has a large carbon footprint, from the traveling we do to the presents we give and the large amounts of food we eat. But it is possible to at least reduce the negative impacts. With climate change and carbon dioxide levels now major sources of concern, surely it is time to see what can be done to be friendlier to the environment, and the Christmas tree is a good place to start. As editor of an academic journal on arboriculture – the cultivation of trees – this is something I know a… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • The next iPhone may include a Samsung periscope lens
    by Callum Booth on November 30, 2020 at 10:46 am

    The iPhone 12 is still fresh out the kitchen, but the rumor mill is already whirring about what’s coming next. And what’s on the menu? Well, we may be served a Samsung periscope lens. I’ll drop the restaurant metaphor now, but that was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it? Anyway, back to it. Digitimes reported that Apple is looking to improve the camera set-up of its next devices — and the way it wants to do this is by beefing up its phones’ zooming capabilities. It appears though that rather than build this functionality by itself, Apple is looking to partner… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone,Periscope,Samsung […]

  • Maserati commits to going all-electric by 2025, COO says
    by Matthew Beedham on November 30, 2020 at 9:39 am

    As governments around the globe seek to push citizens towards greener modes of transport by banning gasoline vehicles, automakers have no other option but to embrace electrification. One of the latest to join the transition is Italian sportscar maker Maserati, The Driven reports. While there’s been no official announcement, the company’s chief operating office, Davide Grasso, made the announcement during an online event organized by daily newspaper Milano Finaza. According to the unofficial announcement, Maserati’s first fully electric vehicle will be an EV variant of its upcoming SUV, the Grecale. [Read: Why this security engineer loves working in infosec] The… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • The long-term impacts COVID-19 will have on startups seeking capital
    by Built In on November 30, 2020 at 7:00 am

    This article was written by Salvatore Minetti and originally published on Built In. The world of venture capital has certainly not been immune to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the scale and breadth of the disruption, many startups and fledgling companies have discovered new and inventive ways to adapt. Indeed, many have found themselves having to pivot their offering, or shifting their business strategy to ensure that they still secure capital to fund their projects. Others have been even luckier. For some companies, the pandemic has actually prompted a renewed interest in their business and opened… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Spotify’s Stories should feature music suggestions, not artists’ video messages
    by Ivan Mehta on November 30, 2020 at 6:17 am

    If you’re not over Twitter’s shaky Fleets rollout, I have more “Stories” news for you. After social networks ranging from Facebook to LinkedIn have adopted this format, music streaming giant Spotify is testing the waters with ephemeral images and videos feature. As Twitter user TmarTn noted, if you search for the Christmas Hits playlist on Spotify‘s mobile app, you’ll see the Stories feature pop up on the company’s logo. As you can see in the clip below, currently, it’s a collection of video messages from different artists. Spotify has stories now…. S P O T I F Y This has got to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify […]

  • Facebook said It would ban holocaust deniers. Instead, its algorithm provided a network for them
    by The Markup on November 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Last month, Facebook announced a crackdown: The platform would no longer permit content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust” as part of its larger policy prohibiting hate speech. While noting that successful enforcement could take time, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of content policy, explained the ban in a blog post. “Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people,” she wrote. But as of mid-November, The Markup has found, numerous Facebook pages for well-known Holocaust denial groups remain active — and for users who… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Spooky space: Blue ring nebula reveals the secrets of binary stars
    by The Cosmic Companion on November 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    In 2004, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, an orbiting space telescope scanning distant groups of galaxies, found a bizarre object. Among other oddities, this body appeared to be blue, despite giving off no visible light. Careful observations showed the presence of a pair of rings within the body, earning it the moniker of the Blue Ring Nebula. Sixteen years of studying this rare object found it to be a ring of hydrogen gas, surrounding what looks like an ordinary star. However, the properties of this object suggest the star at the center of this object is, itself, the product of the merger… This story continues at The Next Web […]

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