Parler’s CEO has been fired
After his social media platform was largely wiped off the web, Parler CEO and co-founder John Matze says he has been fired by his company’s own board of directors, according to a memo obtained by Fox News and a text message confirmation he sent to Reuters.
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Galaxy-Size Gravitational-Wave Detector Hints at Exotic Physics
The fabric of spacetime may be frothing with gigantic gravitational waves, and the possibility has sent physicists into a tizzy. A potential signal seen in the light from dead stellar cores known as pulsars has driven a flurry of theoretical papers speculating about exotic explanations.
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‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ bans 60,000 confirmed cheaters
Call of Duty: Warzone has a huge cheating problem, enough to compel popular streamers to leave the game completely.
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Sony sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles last year
Sony shipped 4.5 million PlayStation 5 units worldwide in 2020, as revealed by information published alongside the company’s latest earnings report. The number highlights Sony’s current ability to mass-produce the console, which has been extremely difficult to buy since its launch in November.
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Boston Dynamics trains Spot the robot dog to charge itself
Boston Dynamics is expanding its lineup of robotic dogs with a model that can self-charge. Spot Enterprise comes with a charging dock that allows the robot to replenish its batteries without the help of humans. As such, it can operate in remote or dangerous areas for longer.
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The Morning After: Apple tests iPhone face unlocking that works with a mask
If you bought the newest iPhone last year, you might have struggled with unlocking it on the go. Yes, like all iPhones since the iPhone X, there’s Face ID, but when half your face is covered with a mask, it doesn’t work. (And some of us might have wished for the return of Touch ID).
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