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Samuel Norton 2021-05-04
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When contractors go bored: Stuffing the timesheet with shenanigans

Who, Me?  Start your week the right way, with a Who, Me? reader confession and an improvement made to some bodice-ripping fiction.…

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Samuel Norton 2021-04-04
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Sery Kim, who's Korean American, made anti-Asian remarks, saying Chinese immigrants "give us coronavirus" and "don't hold themselves accountable."
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Samuel Norton 2021-02-21
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Our favourite Netflix documentaries!
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Samuel Norton 2020-09-12
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The battle to be the last man standing continues as PUBG Mobile Season 15 draws ever closer. Here’s everything you need to know.
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Samuel Norton 2021-04-16
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Kosta Eleftheriou has made significant efforts to expose apps available for iOS devices that are scams. Recently, he discovered a game called Jungle Run that appears on the surface to be a standard 2D coin running game. However, in his investigation, Eleftheriou found that the game is linked to a crypto currency-funded casino based in Turkey. The fact that the … Continue reading
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Samuel Norton 2021-03-26
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Superchief Gallery NFT opened its "Season One Starter Pack" exhibition featuring 300 artists and different types of auctions, or "drops."
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Samuel Norton 2020-12-22
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Apple invites users to sweat along with prerecorded classes on its new streaming workout platform—but the experience lags behind the competition.
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Samuel Norton 2020-08-26
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Faraday used to say: Time is money! Bitcoin price We closed the day, August 25 2020, at a price of $11,366. That’s a notable 3.46 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$407.45. It was the lowest closing price in twenty days. We’re still 43 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap ended the day at…

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Samuel Norton 2021-04-09
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The best cheap hotels in Las Vegas in 2021 include splashy stays in the Venetian, renovated spots like Sahara, and all-suite resorts including Vdara.
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Samuel Norton 2021-03-23
Black Shark 4
Black Shark

Xiaomi’s Black Shark brand has announced its fourth series of gaming phones, the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro. They improve on the previous series in most of the ways you’d expect them to. There’s a faster processor, moving up to the Snapdragon 870 in the standard Black Shark 4 and the Snapdragon 888 in the 4 Pro. Both phones also come with fast LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, though each will come in different configurations.

The Black Shark 4 starts with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for 2,499 Chinese yuan (roughly $383), while the 4 Pro starts at 3,999 yuan (about $613) and has 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. These will debut in China on Friday, March 26th, while the company says an overseas launch will happen “in the near future.”

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Samuel Norton 2020-10-12
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Despite social media claims, there's no evidence the texts, which appear to be from businesses like FedEx and the USPS, are linked to sex trafficking.
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Samuel Norton 2020-08-17
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On the hunt for the best shows on Amazon? Let's round them up.
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Samuel Norton 2021-04-07
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Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk line has been pretty popular due to their quirky looks and surprisingly good sound — showing that even lamps can make for good speakers. Now it appears the companies are following up their partnership with an updated table lamp and a new product altogether. According to The Verge, Ikea and Sonos are preparing to launch a speaker that doubles as wall art. Ikea teased the updated Symfonisk speakers on its Instagram account, although it didn’t say what specifically was coming. The new speakers, however, show up in FCC listings. The Verge says it’s seen an early image…

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Samuel Norton 2021-03-22
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Kate Garraway’s husband heartbreakingly told her he didn’t know how to go on as he continues to battle the effects of coronavirus

Derek Draper has been in hospital for a year after being admitted with Covid-19 last March, and while he is free of the virus, it has wreaked havoc on his body. 

He remains in and out of consciousness, while he has suffered liver and pancreatic damage, has holes in his lungs from pneumonia and has lost eight stone in weight. 

In an agonising call to the Good Morning Britain presenter from his intensive care bed, Derek admitted he was struggling not to give up on his recovery. 

Derek Draper and Kate Garraway pictured after she left the I'm A Celebrity jungle in 2019

In her upcoming documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, which has been previewed by The Mirror, she is filmed on a call with him, where he says: “Kate, there’s no way out. There’s no way out. I’ve got to the point where I just think fuck it. Just fuck it.”

She asks: “As in die?”

He responds: “Yes ... I don’t know how to cope, I don’t know how to cope.”

Kate then says: “You don’t know how to cope with it. OK. I know you feel like you’re trapped in your head and it’s terrifying. But you’re coming home, you’re coming back to your life and you will be the person, even better than you were before. You will be.

“I will find a way to make it better. I promised you that I would save you and I’m going to save you, I will find a way, but you just have to hang in there.”

Speaking about that conversation, Kate told The Mirror: “Derek had been drifting in and out of consciousness and when he said that, it was absolutely devastating, but it showed me he was still in there. Even though it was terrible to think his spirits were so low.”

Derek said those words back in November, and doctors told her it left him physically exhausted to speak, describing it as feeling the same as “running three marathons”.

The conversation occurred just hours before Kate was due to host Good Morning Britain, and while Derek had slipped into an unconscious state, she stayed on the call with him through the night so he could hear her voice right until she went on air.

Kate said she then asked nurses at Derek’s hospital to put GMB on the TV so that he would not feel alone, and called him back as soon as the show was finished.  

“It was a very strange, very strange morning,” she said. 

Kate has made an ITV documentary about Derek's year in hospital

Last week, Kate admitted Derek’s condition had deteriorated “dramatically” since she was last able to visit him at Christmas, with the presenter saying she suspects it is to do with a lack of contact as there is no medical explanation. 

She also said she is unsure if Derek will have “any kind of life again”

During an appearance on The One Show to discuss the documentary, Kate also spoke of how Derek’s brain is “no longer his friend and he’s fighting to get out”

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek airs on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV. 

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Samuel Norton 2020-09-16
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I. A dilemma

On Sunday night, after being encouraged to by friends and family, I hit play on a new documentary about our digital lives. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma explores the effect of smartphones and social networks on human behavior. Blending talking-head interviews with some well known Silicon Valley apostates and fictional, after-school special-style dramatizations of what happens when Johnny and Janey scroll through feeds all day, the film presents itself as an urgent warning about our modern condition.

I’m more than a little sympathetic to these concerns. I started writing this newsletter in 2017 after coming to the belated realization that social networks really did have an outsized impact on modern life, and...

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Samuel Norton 2020-08-02
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Book tries to sell science to girls, so our nine year-old Reg reviewer gives her opinion

Book review  In Dana Dash: First Girl on the Moon, it shouldn't be surprising that Dana Dash, a 10-year-old science-obsessed girl, makes it to and walks on the Moon – but that doesn't make it any less exciting.…

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Samuel Norton 2021-05-04
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When contractors go bored: Stuffing the timesheet with shenanigans

Who, Me?  Start your week the right way, with a Who, Me? reader confession and an improvement made to some bodice-ripping fiction.…

Samuel Norton 2021-04-09
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The best cheap hotels in Las Vegas in 2021 include splashy stays in the Venetian, renovated spots like Sahara, and all-suite resorts including Vdara.
Samuel Norton 2021-04-04
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Sery Kim, who's Korean American, made anti-Asian remarks, saying Chinese immigrants "give us coronavirus" and "don't hold themselves accountable."
Samuel Norton 2021-03-23
Black Shark 4
Black Shark

Xiaomi’s Black Shark brand has announced its fourth series of gaming phones, the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro. They improve on the previous series in most of the ways you’d expect them to. There’s a faster processor, moving up to the Snapdragon 870 in the standard Black Shark 4 and the Snapdragon 888 in the 4 Pro. Both phones also come with fast LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, though each will come in different configurations.

The Black Shark 4 starts with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for 2,499 Chinese yuan (roughly $383), while the 4 Pro starts at 3,999 yuan (about $613) and has 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. These will debut in China on Friday, March 26th, while the company says an overseas launch will happen “in the near future.”

...

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Samuel Norton 2021-02-21
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Our favourite Netflix documentaries!
Samuel Norton 2020-10-12
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Despite social media claims, there's no evidence the texts, which appear to be from businesses like FedEx and the USPS, are linked to sex trafficking.
Samuel Norton 2020-09-12
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The battle to be the last man standing continues as PUBG Mobile Season 15 draws ever closer. Here’s everything you need to know.
Samuel Norton 2020-08-17
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On the hunt for the best shows on Amazon? Let's round them up.
Samuel Norton 2021-04-16
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Kosta Eleftheriou has made significant efforts to expose apps available for iOS devices that are scams. Recently, he discovered a game called Jungle Run that appears on the surface to be a standard 2D coin running game. However, in his investigation, Eleftheriou found that the game is linked to a crypto currency-funded casino based in Turkey. The fact that the … Continue reading
Samuel Norton 2021-04-07
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Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk line has been pretty popular due to their quirky looks and surprisingly good sound — showing that even lamps can make for good speakers. Now it appears the companies are following up their partnership with an updated table lamp and a new product altogether. According to The Verge, Ikea and Sonos are preparing to launch a speaker that doubles as wall art. Ikea teased the updated Symfonisk speakers on its Instagram account, although it didn’t say what specifically was coming. The new speakers, however, show up in FCC listings. The Verge says it’s seen an early image…

This story continues at The Next Web
Samuel Norton 2021-03-26
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Superchief Gallery NFT opened its "Season One Starter Pack" exhibition featuring 300 artists and different types of auctions, or "drops."
Samuel Norton 2021-03-22
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Kate Garraway’s husband heartbreakingly told her he didn’t know how to go on as he continues to battle the effects of coronavirus

Derek Draper has been in hospital for a year after being admitted with Covid-19 last March, and while he is free of the virus, it has wreaked havoc on his body. 

He remains in and out of consciousness, while he has suffered liver and pancreatic damage, has holes in his lungs from pneumonia and has lost eight stone in weight. 

In an agonising call to the Good Morning Britain presenter from his intensive care bed, Derek admitted he was struggling not to give up on his recovery. 

Derek Draper and Kate Garraway pictured after she left the I'm A Celebrity jungle in 2019

In her upcoming documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, which has been previewed by The Mirror, she is filmed on a call with him, where he says: “Kate, there’s no way out. There’s no way out. I’ve got to the point where I just think fuck it. Just fuck it.”

She asks: “As in die?”

He responds: “Yes ... I don’t know how to cope, I don’t know how to cope.”

Kate then says: “You don’t know how to cope with it. OK. I know you feel like you’re trapped in your head and it’s terrifying. But you’re coming home, you’re coming back to your life and you will be the person, even better than you were before. You will be.

“I will find a way to make it better. I promised you that I would save you and I’m going to save you, I will find a way, but you just have to hang in there.”

Speaking about that conversation, Kate told The Mirror: “Derek had been drifting in and out of consciousness and when he said that, it was absolutely devastating, but it showed me he was still in there. Even though it was terrible to think his spirits were so low.”

Derek said those words back in November, and doctors told her it left him physically exhausted to speak, describing it as feeling the same as “running three marathons”.

The conversation occurred just hours before Kate was due to host Good Morning Britain, and while Derek had slipped into an unconscious state, she stayed on the call with him through the night so he could hear her voice right until she went on air.

Kate said she then asked nurses at Derek’s hospital to put GMB on the TV so that he would not feel alone, and called him back as soon as the show was finished.  

“It was a very strange, very strange morning,” she said. 

Kate has made an ITV documentary about Derek's year in hospital

Last week, Kate admitted Derek’s condition had deteriorated “dramatically” since she was last able to visit him at Christmas, with the presenter saying she suspects it is to do with a lack of contact as there is no medical explanation. 

She also said she is unsure if Derek will have “any kind of life again”

During an appearance on The One Show to discuss the documentary, Kate also spoke of how Derek’s brain is “no longer his friend and he’s fighting to get out”

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek airs on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV. 

Samuel Norton 2020-12-22
img
Apple invites users to sweat along with prerecorded classes on its new streaming workout platform—but the experience lags behind the competition.
Samuel Norton 2020-09-16
The Social Dilemma screenshot

I. A dilemma

On Sunday night, after being encouraged to by friends and family, I hit play on a new documentary about our digital lives. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma explores the effect of smartphones and social networks on human behavior. Blending talking-head interviews with some well known Silicon Valley apostates and fictional, after-school special-style dramatizations of what happens when Johnny and Janey scroll through feeds all day, the film presents itself as an urgent warning about our modern condition.

I’m more than a little sympathetic to these concerns. I started writing this newsletter in 2017 after coming to the belated realization that social networks really did have an outsized impact on modern life, and...

Continue reading…

Samuel Norton 2020-08-26
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Faraday used to say: Time is money! Bitcoin price We closed the day, August 25 2020, at a price of $11,366. That’s a notable 3.46 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$407.45. It was the lowest closing price in twenty days. We’re still 43 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap ended the day at…

This story continues at The Next Web
Samuel Norton 2020-08-02
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Book tries to sell science to girls, so our nine year-old Reg reviewer gives her opinion

Book review  In Dana Dash: First Girl on the Moon, it shouldn't be surprising that Dana Dash, a 10-year-old science-obsessed girl, makes it to and walks on the Moon – but that doesn't make it any less exciting.…