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Elizabeth Holmes nears end of her time on the stand in her criminal trial

Elizabeth Holmes' marathon testimony is expected to conclude on Wednesday morning, capping six days on the witness stand considered the main event of one of the highest-profile Silicon Valley trials in decades.

Elon Musk doubles down on ending subsidies as competitors reap more benefits

Elon Musk has described electric cars as critical to fighting climate change, which he's said he believes could cause more displacement and destruction than all the wars in history combined. So you might think he'd support the federal government funding electric vehicle charging stations.

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed inventor largely prevails in trial over stash worth $54 billion

A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed on Monday in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin cache worth about $54 billion.

Yet another billionaire heads to space tonight

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, will strap into a Russian-built Soyuz capsule and rocket into outer space early Wednesday morning, kicking off the first self-funded tourism mission to the International Space Station in a decade.

How chatbots are being used to train crisis counselors

Drew, a 21-year-old in Irvine, California, needs help: He's transgender, and after starting hormone replacement therapy he's facing harassment from coworkers. It's gotten so bad, Drew tells a crisis counselor via a text-based chat session, that he's considering suicide. He can't quit his job, however, because he needs the money.

Facebook sued for $150 billion over violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook over its own admitted failure to stop the spread of hate speech that contributed to violence in Myanmar.

How to practice religion could be a big question for some space tourists

For centuries, a setting sun has signaled the end of fasting rituals on holidays such as Ramadan and Yom Kippur, a cue to tuck into a delicious meal after a full day of deprivation. But what if the sun's clockwork were to suddenly change, as it does for astronauts riding aboard the International Space Station, which whips around the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, giving passengers 16 sunrises and sunsets each day?

Samsung names new co-CEOs for smartphones and chips

Samsung Electronics will merge its mobile and consumer electronics divisions, the firm said on Tuesday, naming new co-chief executives in the biggest reshuffle since 2017 to simplify its structure and focus on the logic chip business.

Instagram will now tell users when to take a break from using the app

Just a day before the head of Instagram will face questions from lawmakers over its child safety practices, the company is rolling out a handful of new features aimed at making it harder for users, particularly teenagers, to fall down rabbit holes that could be harmful to their mental health.

Crypto exchange Bitmart says hackers took $150 million

Hackers stole approximately $150 million USD from crypto exchange platform Bitmart, impacting Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain blockchains.

Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy

Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors - days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" reported their accounts had been locked for sharing publicly available images of anti-maskers, anti-vaccine protesters and suspected Capitol insurrectionists.

How Elizabeth Holmes' abuse allegations could impact her criminal trial

For months, jurors at Elizabeth Holmes' criminal trial have heard one witness after another speak about the confident and charismatic former CEO of Theranos. Witnesses testified about how she convinced investors to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into her failed blood-testing startup, attracted a star-studded roster of board members and negotiated a key retail partnership on her own without a lawyer present.

Where are all of the consoles? How gamers are handling the global shortage

Gamers scramble to find video game consoles like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch OLED amid global microchip shortage

Where are all of the consoles? How gamers are handling the global shortage

Gamers scramble to find video game consoles like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch OLED amid global microchip shortage

Facebook sold ads comparing vaccine to Holocaust

Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence.

FTC sues to block Nvidia's $40 billion takeover of Arm

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block US chipmaker Nvidia's proposed $40 billion takeover of UK chip design firm Arm, saying it would stifle competition and give the combined company too much control over chip technology and designs.

Spotify Wrapped shows how our personal data gets sliced and diced

Like many other Spotify users, I opened the music streaming app on Wednesday and received a cheerful message: "Your 2021 Wrapped is here," it read, imploring me to explore the top songs, artists, and podcasts I listened to "in a year that was far from normal."

Uber partners with Meta to launch ride-booking via WhatsApp in India

Uber wants to make booking a ride in India as easy as sending a WhatsApp message.

Ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood exposes 400,000 patients' personal data

The Los Angeles chapter of Planned Parenthood suffered a ransomware attack in October that compromised the personal information of about 400,000 patients, the health care provider said Wednesday.

Square is changing its name to 'Block'

Days after Jack Dorsey resigned as CEO of Twitter, his other company is changing its name.

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