Elon Musk’s Bitcoin Investment Supports Energy Waste, Some Critics Say

Andreas Milano

Seemingly everything Elon Musk does makes headlines, and the release of his company’s annual business report on Monday was no exception. Among other findings in the report was the significant reveal that Tesla purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. While this information has caused stocks for the cryptocurrency to soar, it has also raised the ire of people concerned with energy conservation, who are pointing to studies that show the tremendous amount of energy that’s used by Bitcoin.

A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
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Soon after news broke of the report, which also states that Tesla

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Instagram Search For “Dog” Surfaces Chinese Takeout Box

Andreas Milano

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Searches for the word “dog” on Instagram’s stories feature are showing an emoji for a takeout box associated with Chinese American food, angering people who are concerned the app is reinforcing racist stereotypes.

An Instagram employee noticed the issue over the weekend, according to a post on an internal Facebook message board, while users of the popular photo-sharing app have complained about the problem since 2019. Instagram is owned and operated by Facebook.

“How are the emoji’s being recommended in this and can we remove this so this doesn’t perpetuate Asian racial stereotypes?”

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The iPhone 12 Mini May Not Be Long for This World

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Folks with tiny hands have been clamoring for a smaller smartphone for years, and in 2020, Apple finally delivered with the iPhone 12 Mini. Except it looks like Apple might stop manufacturing its littlest phone due to less-than-stellar sales.

Supply chain analyst William Yang of JP Morgan has reportedly cut production expectations for the iPhone 12 Mini by 11 million units, AppleInsider reported. Yang went on to say that Apple might even stop production entirely by the second quarter of this year. Yang also revised down his expectations for the standard iPhone 12 by 9 million

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Satellite spots Super Bowl 2021 stadium from space (photo)

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This closeup of a photo snapped by Maxar Technologies’ GeoEye-1 satellite shows Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Feb. 7, 2021, about seven hours before Super Bowl LV kicked off. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)

Chiefs fans may want to look away.

Newly released satellite imagery shows Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the site of Super Bowl LV. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won that game decisively yesterday (Feb. 7), beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.

Maxar Technologies’ GeoEye-1 satellite snapped the photo yesterday at 11:39 a.m. EST (1639 GMT), about seven hours before kickoff. So the

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Twitter rejected child’s pleas to remove sex abuse videos: lawyer

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Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012. | Reuters/Brendan McDermid

A lawyer who filed a federal lawsuit against Twitter on behalf of her teenage client revealed that the social media giant refused to take down videos of her client’s sexual abuse even after receiving proof that he was a minor and continued to profit off the content.

Despite receiving a copy of the driver’s license of the victim, John Doe — who was 13 when he was victimized — and requests from his mother, Twitter did not act,

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All the new and old software updates in one place

Andreas Milano

Update: February 5, 2021 (12:50AM ET): The OnePlus Nord is now receiving its third Oxygen OS 11 beta update. Although it brings a shorter changelog than the previous beta build, we do see numerous tweaks to the system and camera. A couple of Ambient Display and Clock app bugs have also been squashed.

See the full changelog below.

  • System
    • Optimized UI display effects of work life balance
    • Fixed the issue that the dial icons overlap on the lock screen
    • Fixed the issue of white space in the notification bar in Dark mode
  • Camera
    • Fixed the issue that the camera
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