Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its internet balloon company

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its internet balloon company

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its division that provides internet from floating balloons, according to a post on the blog of Alphabet’s X moonshot division. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, launched Loon in June 2013.

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House leader calls for FBI investigation into Parler

House leader calls for FBI investigation into Parler

On Thursday, the House Oversight Committee called for an FBI investigation into Parler’s involvement in the deadly attack on the Capitol this month.

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See the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ painting in 10-gigapixel detail

See the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ painting in 10-gigapixel detail

Microscope manufacturer Hirox has created a panorama of Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring at a mind-goggling 10-gigapixel resolution, as spotted by Petapixel.

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