Study: World's pile of electronic waste grows…

The world’s mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight…

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.

Reddit Bans Popular Pro-Trump Forum

A popular Reddit forum that described itself as "a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States" has been banned as part of the site's crackdown on hate speech. The r/The_Donald subreddit, launched in the early days of President Trump's campaign in 2015, was banned for frequent...

Tesla 2Q deliveries rise over 1Q despite factory…

Tesla says it delivered more electric vehicles worldwide in the second quarter than it did in the first

How The Facebook Ad Boycott May Also Help Fight…

It's been difficult for regulators to hold Facebook legally accountable for its business practices, but experts think advertisers might be able to.

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Teen Likely to Be First Millennial Saint

The Catholic Church is one step closer to having its first millennial saint, NBC News reports. A miracle has now been attributed to Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teen who died in 2006 at age 15 from leukemia. Carlo taught himself how to program on his family's old computer, and...

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."

Around the World in 90 Seconds: July 2, 2020

Russian voters have agreed to extend presidential term limits, effectively allowing President Vladimir Putin to stay in power. Hong Kong residents find potential aid from Australia. India tests an experimental COVID-19 treatment, and hundreds of migrants await permission to dock in Italy after a week at sea.

European police crack encrypted phones, arrest…

European police say they have delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network used by criminal gangs

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation…

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation and More In addition to the donation, Microsoft is "honoring" Pride month by unveiling plans for its gaming division, including a curated list of inclusive titles across both its console and PC collections. Microsoft store category manager Garron Ballard provided updates via the Xbox website. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website He also addressed the company's gaming roster, and revealed these titles will be highlighted throughout the month. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website

A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather the…

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech

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Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads Mark Zuckerberg announced that the app will give people the choice to mute ads promoting parties they are not interested in. Mark Zuckerberg, via 'USA Today' The social network's sister app, Instagram, will also have this function. It's currently rolling out in the U.S., but it will be made available in other countries later this year.

Trump Administration Focused on Job Growth as…

White House Economic Adviser, Tyler Goodspeed, on the June jobs report, explained the administration's goal of continuing to restore jobs despite recent coronavirus surges.

California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian…

California regulators have sued Cisco Systems for discriminating against an engineer at the company's headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.

Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40…

A busy stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial demonstrations in the United States has led CNN to its best ratings in the network's 40-year history

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

Need2Know: 50k New Coronavirus Cases, Boeing…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, July 2, 2020.

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Israeli lawmakers approve phone tracking of virus…

Israel’s parliament has approved a law granting the country’s internal security agency limited authority to use phone surveillance to track coronavirus cases

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.