Day: August 3, 2022

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Meet the digital popstar with millions of teen followers on the Avakin Life metaverse

Since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta in October 2021, ‘metaverse’ has become one of the key buzzwords in the tech world.  Metaverses are virtual worlds focused on social connection, where people can explore via digital avatars.  As with the growth of more traditional social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, the metaverse has […]

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Peru PM resigns as investigations target President Castillo

Torres announced his resignation in a letter to President Pedro Castillo on Wednesday, attributing his decision to “personal reasons” and wishing his “friend” Castillo success. “I retire from this position after having served alongside you, our homeland (and) particularly the put-off and forgotten people,” said Torres’ letter, which he posted on Twitter. By Peruvian law, […]

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Sprinters grab silvers as SA focus turns from the pool to the track

Sprinters Akani Simbine and Charl du Toit secured the first medals for the South African track and field team on Wednesday night, grabbing silver in their respective 100m finals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Simbine, the defending champion, crossed the line in 10.13 seconds to fill the second step on the podium in the […]

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Smart tops Ookla’s best mobile coverage test

PLDT’s wireless mobile service Smart Communications Inc. has maintained its position for providing the best mobile coverage in the Philippines, based on the independent report by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence In a statement, Smart said that based on user-generated tests and scans made by Ookla in 2.3 million devices […]

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The Sandman: How an ‘unfilmable’ comic made it to Netflix

It is one of many of Gaiman’s stories about his turbulent relationship with Hollywood, and more specifically The Sandman’s perilous journey through 33 years of development hell. It is a journey, however, that has, at last, come to an end – thanks to a new 10-part television series airing on Netflix. “Sandman needs time,” says Gaiman, […]

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Kansas landslide fuels abortion rights movement’s next fights

“Abortion rights supporters now have an opportunity and an obligation to rebuild pro-choice voting coalitions in states where access has been lost or is at risk,” Rachel Sweet with Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, the group that led the fight against the amendment, told reporters Wednesday morning. “The people of Kansas spoke and now the rest […]

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jify funding: Employee benefit startup Jify raises $10 million in funding from Accel, Nexus Venture Partners

Employee financial benefits startup Jify said on Wednesday it has raised $10 million in funding from and Nexus Venture Partners. The startup will utilise the fund to strengthen its fintech product offering, ramp up customer acquisition and drive adoption among the workforce. Founded in 2021 by Anisha Dossa Aibara, Anusha Ramakrishnan, and Aditya Mehta, Jify […]

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French government warns against potential gas disruptions

The French government warned Wednesday that companies might have to reduce energy use this winter even with the country’s natural gas reserves at full capacity, as Russia continues to reduce its gas exports to Europe. “The main players, government agencies and businesses, must reduce their consumption” of gas as well as electricity, because “the two […]

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Op-Ed: Vin Scully and the meaning of voice

They will write about it — the sports commentators and the sports historians — and the fans, or the older ones at least, will talk about it when they talk of summer and baseball. I’ll write about Vin Scully’s voice too, that honeyed tenor voice. It’s June in 1961, early evening with light still in […]

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Pelosi meets with TSMC in Taiwan

Comment on this story Comment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had lunch with two top executives from Taiwan’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer during her whistle-stop tour of the island, underscoring how vital computer chips have become to U.S. national security. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said that Pelosi and she attended […]

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