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  • Elizabeth Holmes admits that she was CEO of Theranos, the company she founded
    by Elizabeth Lopatto on December 1, 2021 at 3:32 am

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  • Microsoft is selling ugly Windows sweaters again, and this time, it’s Minesweeper
    by Umar Shakir on November 30, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Image: MicrosoftMicrosoft has launched a new Windows software-themed ugly sweater on its Xbox Gear Shop dedicated to the infamous Windows game Minesweeper. It’s well done: not only is the whole Minesweeper level shaped like a Christmas tree, but it’s also got mines masquerading as snowflakes and “buttons” to minimize the window or exit the game if you so desire, plus the classic wavy Windows logo that hearkens back to Windows 3.1. (If you’re wondering why the sweater has “1990” remaining mines, that’s a reference to the year Minesweeper first came out.) Whatchu know about Minesweeper? #UglyChristmasSweater #WindowsUglySweater— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) November 29, 2021 This is Microsoft’s second year of Windows-themed... Continue reading…

  • Edge users aren’t happy about Microsoft’s built-in ‘buy now, pay later’ tool
    by Emma Roth on November 30, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeMicrosoft is tacking on a “buy now, pay later” extension to Edge that prompts users to use short-term financing service Zip (formerly QuadPay) when making a purchase on the browser. The option to sign up and use Zip will appear on checkout pages The company introduced the service earlier this month, and now some users are reportedly seeing it integrated into their browsers after updating to Edge version 96, as noted by Ars Technica. The option to sign up and use Zip will be displayed on checkout pages, appearing in the same area where you’d enter your credit card number on Edge (or access a previously used one), and will sometimes be ingrained in the checkout page itself. Zip will pop up when Edge detects that your purchase costs... Continue reading…

  • Amazon faces new pressure over COVID protections in warehouses
    by Kim Lyons on November 30, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Amazon workers protested outside a warehouse last year | Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesAmazon is facing new questions over failed COVID protections in its fulfillment centers, spurred on by New York Attorney General Letitia James. After more than a year of protests from workers and inquiries from legislators, James is now seeking a court order to require Amazon to appoint a monitor to oversee health and safety measures at its warehouse on Staten Island. As part of the same motion, James asked the company to reinstate fired worker Christian Smalls, who led public protests against Amazon last year, accusing the company of failing to keep employees from contracting the virus at work. According to James, Amazon has rolled back many of its health and safety measures at the warehouse, known as JFK8. The Staten Island warehouse,... Continue reading…

  • Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is here to power the Android flagships of 2022
    by Chaim Gartenberg on November 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Qualcomm has a new flagship smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, announced at the company’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, giving an early preview at the brains behind the most powerful smartphones of 2022. The successor to last year’s Snapdragon 888, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the first chipset to bear Qualcomm’s new naming scheme (which the company had previously teased last week), ditching the triple-digit numbering system that Qualcomm has previously used for new, generation-based monikers. As is the case every year, Qualcomm is promising some major improvements in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with better performance, camera technology, AI capabilities, security, and 5G. 20 percent better CPU performance and up to 30 percent... Continue reading…

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