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China Passes Law Protecting Cryptocurrency Inheritance

China has passed the country’s long-awaited civil code which expands the scope of inheritance rights to include cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. Inherited cryptocurrencies will be protected under the new law. Meanwhile, several Chinese courts have recently ruled that bitcoin and ethereum are properties protected by law. Inherited Cryptocurrencies Protected by Law The third session of […] The post China Passes Law Protecting Cryptocurrency Inheritance appeared first on Bitcoin News.

ViaBTC Group Announces Strategic Upgrade to Advance Innovation and Improve Customer Experience

Hong Kong, 30 May, 2020 – ViaBTC Group, an innovative technology company specialized in blockchain and dedicated to providing users with comprehensive digital asset management services, today announced a strategic upgrade, which included a new organizational structure, product innovations and service improvements. As part of the change, the Group has established three dedicated business units […] The post ViaBTC Group Announces Strategic Upgrade to Advance Innovation and Improve Customer Experience appeared[..]

Vivo X50 series: Release date, price, news and rumours

The Vivo X50 will launch on June 1 in China, here is everything we know about the device. The specs, rumours, camera features, and more.

Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash

Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20 exahash per second (EH/s) increase. Moreover, on May 22, there were 17 mining pools hashing […] The post Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash appeared first on Bitcoin News.

US “terminating relationship” with World Health Organization, Trump says

"China has total control over the World Health Organization," Trump claims.

A gang of monkeys stole coronavirus blood samples from a lab because 2020 wasn’t weird enough

The latest coronavirus update out of India is that the country is fast becoming one of the new hotspots during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, India has seen almost 170,000 coronavirus infections. If that wasn't bad enough, a gang of monkeys recently stole a sample of positive coronavirus blood samples from a medical college there. This certainly ranks as one of the most bizarre incidents to occur so far during the pandemic roiling the globe, with the latest coronavirus update showing more than 5.8 million [..]

Daily Crunch: Trump takes aim at social media companies

President Trump follows through on his threat to challenge the legal protections enjoyed by social media and internet companies, Magic Leap’s CEO is stepping down and China sees its biggest autonomous driving round yet. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 29, 2020. 1. Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies […]

Best Buy has so many hot deals that end today – here are the 10 best ones

A big Best Buy sale has been running all week long, but many of the best deals in this sales event will disappear at the end of the day on Friday. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite deals available right now on the Best Buy site so our readers have one last chance to get in on the action. Head over to our Deals channel on Friday and you'll find tons of terrific bargains that have been shared by the BGR Deals team. Highlights include the lowest price ever — just 35¢ each — for 3-layer coronavirus face masks[..]

Amazon’s first big Fire TV Stick sale in months is almost over

Whether you're in the market for a new Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, or a flat-screen television with Amazon's Fire TV software built right in, today is the day to pull the trigger. Every popular Fire TV device out there is on sale right now on Amazon with a deep discount, including the Fire TV Stick for $29.99 and the Fire TV Stick 4K for $39.99. Flat-screen TVs with built-in Fire TV software starting at just $149.99 right now, but all of these deals are about to end so you'll need to act [..]

Sony announces PS5 digital showcase for June 4th

Sony has announced a PlayStation 5 digital showcase that will take place on June 4th at 1 PM PT. Sony says that the PS5 showcase will run for "a bit more than an hour" and will feature games from large and small studios that have been working on games for the new console. This showcase is part of a series of PS5 updates, which means there will be more to share later. At long last, Sony announced its first major PlayStation 5 showcase on Friday. In a blog post, Sony revealed that it will host a digital event[..]

5 possible reasons why you don’t have your coronavirus stimulus check yet

Millions of Americans still haven't received their coronavirus stimulus check 2020 payment, which is unfortunate considering the current climate. The economic situation for millions of Americans has deteriorated rapidly over the past several weeks. One in four Americans is now unemployed as a result of fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. There are several reasons why stimulus checks still haven't arrived yet, such as recipients accidentally throwing away the prepaid debit card being sent out to them as w[..]

Apple Asks LG to Max Out iPad LCD Display Panels to Meet Increased Demand in Asia

In order to cope with surging demand in Asia, Apple has placed an urgent order with LG for LCD iPad panels.

Today’s best deals: 35¢ coronavirus face masks, $3 KN95 masks, Prime-exclusive deals, Roku and Fire TV sales, more

Boy oh boy, do we have a killer roundup of daily deals for you to check out on Friday. Highlights include the lowest price ever for 3-layer coronavirus face masks from a reputable brand (Modenna masks for just 35¢ each!), close to the lowest price ever for KN95 face masks from a reputable brand (MagiCare masks for just $3.25 each!), a 6-pack of insanely strong Forward Science Hand Sanitizer Spray with 80% alcohol content for $49.99, a UV sterilizer wand for $48 while others are being price-gouged for more t[..]

What to watch on Netflix and TV in June: Top 10 shows people can’t wait to see

Wondering what to watch on Netflix, other streaming services, and TV in June 2020? Well stop wondering because we're going to show you all the hottest new and returning series set to premiere next month. There are plenty of eagerly awaited new shows that will debut over the course of the month in June, including HBO's remake of Perry Mason. When it comes to fan favorites that are set to return with new seasons next month, Netflix is home to every single show that managed to make the list. There's something [..]

$48 UV sanitizer wand kills coronavirus on any surface

A UV sanitizer wand is a fantastic way to disinfect surfaces all around your home and office, but most options out there are price gouged right now because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Thankfully, we came across a great top-rated option that is in stock and ready to ship from Amazon for just $39.99. It's called the Hygea SteriWand UV Sanitizer Wand and it's even waterproof so you don't have to worry about using it around the bathroom and kitchen. It should go without saying at this point that face mas[..]

Watch CNN reporters get arrested while covering the Minnesota protests

CNN reporters covering the protests in Minnesota were arrested after attempting to comply with the demands of riot police. The incident was broadcast live, showing reporter Omar Jimenez being arrested while asking where the police wanted the team to move. The protests were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in handcuffs as an officer pinned him down with a knee to the throat. The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who is seen on video lying face down with a police[..]

HP’s gaming sale gives gamers the down low on new tech and downloads

Gaming can turn into a way of life. It can be hard to focus on real life activities when you're consumed by a video game. Having to get to the next level or defeat the next opponent can become something that you have to do before you do anything else. We all know people (or we are those people) who are late for events because they were gaming. Well, if you've been looking for a new gaming setup, HP has come to your rescue. Going on right now, HP is giving you the chance to claim some amazing gaming offers t[..]

Coronavirus face masks are on sale for 35¢ and it’s your last chance to get them

Face masks with filters have been in stock and for sale for weeks now, and our readers have bought tens of thousands of boxes since the CDC recommends that we all wear them to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Prices have come down in recent weeks, and the best-selling face masks on Amazon now cost just 70¢ each. That was been the best price we've seen for top-rated masks until now, thanks to a special sale that slashes the price of best-selling Modenna 3-layer face masks to just 35¢ apiece. How is [..]

SoftBank pours $500M into Didi in China’s biggest autonomous driving round

The race to automate vehicles on China’s roads is heating up. Didi, the Uber of China, announced this week an outsized investment of over $500 million in its freshly minted autonomous driving subsidiary. Placing the bet — the single largest fundraising round in China’s autonomous driving sector — is its existing investor Softbank, the Japanese […]

China’s Xpeng ‘copies’ Tesla’s website after allegedly ‘stealing’ Autopilot source code

Chinese carmakers taking too much inspiration from western brands isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but one China-based EV maker has zero-chill and is now even copying Tesla‘s web design. [Read: UK automotive production at lowest level since WW2, to cost industry $15B] Spotted by an unnamed individual, who then tipped off Electrek, Xpeng appears to be copying Tesla‘s website design. I say appears, but take a look a the screenshots below and decide for yourself. The similarities are clear. Putting the actual v[..]

Next-Gen Samsung Galaxy Watch Might Launch Soon

The next-gen Samsung Galaxy Watch may not be that far off now. The smartwatch has just stopped by the American regulatory body FCC, hinting at an imminent launch. It also picked up the necessary certification in China earlier this week. FCC has certified two new Samsung Galaxy Watch models with model numbers SM-R845 and SM-R855. [...] Read More... The post Next-Gen Samsung Galaxy Watch Might Launch Soon appeared first on Android Headlines.

Apple tops wearables Q1 growth, but wristbands, hearables lead the segment

The International Data Corporation (IDC) report says smartwatches and basic ones registered a decline in growth, which was offset by wristbands and hearables.

Xiaomi starts teasing the Mi Notebook in India

Xiaomi has finally started talking about the Mi Notebook’s Indian launch, almost half a year after confirming its launch.

Samsung Is Ready To Begin Mass Production Of 5nm Exynos Chipsets: Report

Samsung could begin the mass production of 5nm Exynos chipsets as early as August this year. Citing some industry sources, ZDNet Korea reports the company has completed all preparations needed for the mass production of its next-generation mobile SoC. Samsung had last month announced that it could start the mass production of 5nm chipsets in [...] Read More... The post Samsung Is Ready To Begin Mass Production Of 5nm Exynos Chipsets: Report appeared first on Android Headlines.

How coronavirus is reshaping the mobility industry, from EVs to supply chains

The current crisis is first and foremost humanitarian, with 300k casualties to date worldwide and massive joblessness. It is also economic, with almost all companies having financial difficulties and many collapsing. However, a few sectors are currently booming (e.g. deliveries), some will benefit from a crisis-induced tailwind, while others will continue to suffer for years to come. Many countries are still largely shut down, while others are re-opening. Economies are initiating a reboot. Depending on the [..]

This rugged smartphone has a massive 10,000mAh battery and it's on sale right now

Plenty of features for not a lot of money.

This fake $420 anti-5G USB stick is hysterically stupid

An "anti-5G" USB stick is being sold online for up to $420, promising to block adverse effects of the new telecom standard. 5G has been at the center of wild conspiracy theories for a couple of years, including a new strain of unfounded theories that associate 5G tech with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The USB device in question is a 128MB storage stick that costs $6 to make, but the people who fall for 5G conspiracy theories will probably fall for this too. For years, we've been talking about the arrival[..]

Scary study shows just how dangerous the coronavirus still is

Coronavirus transmission is still a real problem, even if the spread has been contained in certain regions. A new study shows that more than 80% of COVID-19 cases on a cruise ship were asymptomatic. It started on the eighth day into the journey with a single patient who was isolated. By day 32, 128 of the 217 people on board tested positive. The cruise had various safety measures in place, as it departed to its destination in mid-March, at a time when countries were already locking down to limit the spread.[..]

Join GGV’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards for a live Q&A: June 4 at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT

What does a global mindset look like in a world where most of us no longer travel? And what does it mean to be local when everyone is connected? Those are the first questions we had in mind when we read GGV Capital’s Twitter bio, which asserts that the investing shop with offices in five […]

How Grab adapted after COVID-19 hit its ride-hailing business

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on ride-hailing services, like Uber and Lyft. Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing company, has also been impacted, but the company has adapted by quickly transitioning many of its ride-hailing drivers to its on-demand delivery verticals and expanding services needed by customers during social distancing measures. The company […]

Parts supplier ZF to cut up to 15,000 jobs

Major German automotive supplier claims freeze in demand for cars has resulted in “severe financial losses” German automotive parts and technology giant ZF is set to cut up to 15,000 jobs over a five-year period due to a “freeze in consumer demand”, reports claim. An internal memo written by ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider and seen by Reuters claims the firm will make “heavy financial losses in 2020” as a result of “the demand freeze on the customer side”. “These losses threaten our financial independence,” Sc[..]

Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels to Meet iPad Demand in Asia

Apple has asked LG Display to urgently supply LCD panels for iPads, following a surge in orders for tablet PCs and laptop monitors in the wake of the global health crisis, reports Business Korea. Apple has recently asked LG Display to supply LCD panels for the iPad fast. LG Display is expected to start supplying them as early as June by operating the production lines at full throttle. Apple originally cut orders for the second quarter of this year in anticipation of significantly reduced contraction in the [..]

This fake $420 anti-5G USB stick is hysterically stupid

An “anti-5G” USB stick is being sold online for up to $420, promising to block adverse effects of the new telecom standard. 5G has been at the center of wild conspiracy theories for a couple of years, including a new strain of unfounded theories that associate 5G tech with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The USB device in question is a 128MB storage stick that costs $6 to make, but the people who fall for 5G conspiracy theories will probably fall for this too. For years, we’ve been talking about the arrival[..]

Many Scientists Warn CDC's New Death Rate Estimates Far Too Low

Slashdot reader DevNull127 quotes Buzzfeed News: Public health experts are accusing the CDC of bending under political pressure to say the coronavirus is less deadly. New CDC estimates of coronavirus death rates look suspiciously low and present almost no data to back them up, say public health experts who are concerned that the agency is buckling under political pressure to restart the economy... While no one yet knows the coronavirus's actual death rate, the agency's range of possible rates seemed alarmin[..]

Many Scientists Warn CDC's New Death Rate Estimates Far Too Low

Slashdot reader DevNull127 quotes Buzzfeed News: Public health experts are accusing the CDC of bending under political pressure to say the coronavirus is less deadly. New CDC estimates of coronavirus death rates look suspiciously low and present almost no data to back them up, say public health experts who are concerned that the agency is buckling under political pressure to restart the economy... While no one yet knows the coronavirus's actual death rate, the agency's range of possible rates seemed alarmin[..]

OnePlus inadvertently disables ‘X-Ray’ filter with an update sent to its global phones

Images: Ben Geskin / Twitter OnePlus accidentally pushed an over-the-air update that disables a filter that can see through some thin black plastics and, in certain cases, clothes. Though OnePlus said on May 19 that it would temporarily disable the filter in the Chinese version of its operating system in an update, the company hadn’t planned on removing the filter from its global software. Instead, OnePlus said it would update the filter. The recent update removed the filter for people outside of China anyw[..]

Trump terminates US relationship with the WHO - CNET

The US president is alleging a conspiracy between China and the WHO to mislead the world about the coronavirus.

The United States will cut ties with the World Health Organization, says President Trump

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images The United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), President Trump said in a press conference today. “China has total control over World Health Organization,” Trump said. “We have detailed to them the reforms that they must make and engaged with them directly but they have refused to act.” Trump had previously frozen funding to the WHO, claiming that the organization bowed to pressure from China and was overly trusting on their early[..]

What does Tesla slashing car prices really mean for the company?

Image: Tesla Well, I was going to write about the historic crewed launch and SpaceX, Tesla’s overachieving older sibling, but then the launch got scrubbed. Instead, let’s discuss money. Tesla cut prices on several vehicles earlier this week: the Model S and X now cost $74,990 and $79,990 — respectively — for their base model, a $5,000 drop. The Performance versions of both cars, which are more expensive, have also dropped by $5,000. The Model 3’s cheapest model, the Standard Range Plus Model 3, is now $37,9[..]

Twitter fact-checks China official's post claiming coronavirus originated in US - CNET

After fact-checking US President Donald Trump, Twitter flags a tweet by a spokesman from China's Foreign Ministry claiming the US military brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, China.

China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin

Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus pandemic, in their most detailed pushback to date against allegations from U.S. officials and others over what might have sparked it. From a report: The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the center of allegations around a potential laboratory accident, Wang Yanyi, over the weekend told China Central Television that the coronavirus was sign[..]

China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin

Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus pandemic, in their most detailed pushback to date against allegations from U.S. officials and others over what might have sparked it. From a report: The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the center of allegations around a potential laboratory accident, Wang Yanyi, over the weekend told China Central Television that the coronavirus was sign[..]

How Baidu's AI Produces News Videos Using Just a URL

An anonymous reader shares a report: AI for news production is one of the areas that has drawn contrasting opinions. On one hand, it might help media houses produce more news in a better format with minimal effort, on the other, it might take away the human element of journalism or take people out of jobs. In 2018, an AI anchor developed by China's Xinhua news agency made its debut. Earlier this month, the agency released an improved version that mimics human voices and gestures. There's been advancement in[..]

How Baidu's AI Produces News Videos Using Just a URL

An anonymous reader shares a report: AI for news production is one of the areas that has drawn contrasting opinions. On one hand, it might help media houses produce more news in a better format with minimal effort, on the other, it might take away the human element of journalism or take people out of jobs. In 2018, an AI anchor developed by China's Xinhua news agency made its debut. Earlier this month, the agency released an improved version that mimics human voices and gestures. There's been advancement in[..]

Grayscale: Central Bank Digital Currencies Will ‘Neither Replace nor Harm Scarce, Uncompromising Bitcoin’

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) pose no threat to Bitcoin’s value proposition, instead, they will spur its growth toward mass adoption. In a new report, Grayscale Investments said CBDCs will never replace BTC because unlike the top cryptocurrency, they can be inflationary and are open to manipulation by central banks CBDCs are merely digital versions […] The post Grayscale: Central Bank Digital Currencies Will ‘Neither Replace nor Harm Scarce, Uncompromising Bitcoin’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.

US joins G7 AI alliance to counter China’s influence

The US is joining the rest of the G7 in the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, in an effort to contain China‘s influence on AI. The initiative was launched in 2019 to build a consensus on AI ethics, but has made little impact since — partly because the US initially refused to join. White House officials feared the group would damage US tech firms, even though its recommendations aren’t legally binding and it can’t regulate private companies. Cédric O, France’s digital affairs minister, had warne[..]

Concerns Mount As Huawei's Chip Stockpile Grows

Huawei's near-term prospects may be even better than analysts first anticipated due to a miraculously amassed American chip stockpile. Namely, China's strained tech giant is reportedly much better-positioned to maintain existing mobile operations than it lets on. Insiders claim Huawei did not manage the said feat overnight. Instead, it began building reserves of key American [...] Read More... The post Concerns Mount As Huawei's Chip Stockpile Grows appeared first on Android Headlines.

Coronavirus may easily spread from flushing the toilet

Scientists say they found high levels of coronavirus in the poop of COVID-19 patients. The researchers suggest that aerosolized feces — tiny poop particles floating in the air — could spread the disease to healthy people. Aerosolized feces can be created by flushing a toilet after using it, recent studies have found. Determining how the novel coronavirus spreads is a big factor in keeping people safe. We already know that it can easily be passed from one person to another via droplets from the mouth or nose[..]

Amazon’s AirPods Pro and AirPods 2 sale with all-time low prices is about to end

Whether you're in the market for a new pair of AirPods Pro or AirPods 2, you definitely need to make your decision today because you're running out of time to get them at Amazon's lowest prices ever. All three of Apple's various AirPods models had been on sale at all-time low prices, but Amazon's discount on entry-level AirPods has already decreased from $30 to $20. AirPods Pro are still down to $227.99 and AirPods 2 with wireless charging are a whopping $50 off, but both of these deals will likely end soon[..]

GOP kept state rep’s coronavirus infection a secret and let him keep working without a mask

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker tested positive for coronavirus but kept it a secret from some colleagues. Representative Andrew Lewis also allegedly told his GOP colleagues about the diagnosis but Republicans chose not to relay that information to the Democrats they work closely with. At least four other state lawmakers have self-quarantined due to their exposure to Lewis. If we're going to have any hope of fighting off the coronavirus pandemic as we wait for a vaccine to be developed, we need to know who ha[..]