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Ocon has «never felt» so much downforce in F1 car

The Frenchman, driving the car in anger for the first time on race tyres after a shakedown on Monday, believes that the 2020 generation of cars will break all lap records this year.Ocon made the observations when comparing the Renault with the world champions

Kickstarter Workers First in Tech Industry to Unionize

(via Kickstarter) Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter made history this week when employees voted to form the tech industry’s first trade union. Following an 18-month battle with the company’s management, Kickstarter United will now be

‘The Flash’ Season 6 Episode 12 Recap: Mirrors, Mysteries and Meandering

Efrat Dor as Eva and Candice Patton as Iris West - Allen -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW Sometimes it’s a good thing when The Flash barely makes an appearance in his own show. This was one of those other times. When last we left things, Bar

SpaceX To Send Private Citizens to Space

SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket (via NASA Television) SpaceX will fly private citizens into orbit as early as next year. Galactic tourism company Space Adventures has t

Govt to formulate national action plan on business and human rights

It would be based on three principles -- «State Duty to Protect», «Corporate Responsibility to Respect» and «Access to Remedy».

India Inc to offer double-digit salary hike this year: TimesJobs survey

Around 41 per cent of HR managers feel that location-wise, the IT capital of the country Bengaluru, would lead the appraisal front this year.

DoT still working on final calculation of pending AGR dues

The letter was a follow up to a previous note sent by the licence finance wing on December 4 and a follow-up on December 13 to the circles for re-verification of debit voucher reports (DVR).

Heinemeier Hansson steps down from WEC drive

Heinemeier Hansson, 40, had returned to the WEC's GTE Am ranks for the first time since 2016 for the current season, joining Egidio Perfetti and Matteo Cairoli at the wheel of one of Project 1's two Porsche 911 RSRs.The Dane skipped the season-opener at Silve

Hackers trick Tesla into breaking speed limit by 50mph using two inches of tape

Researchers at cybersecurity firm McAfee have shown that two inches can make all the difference, fooling two types of Tesla car into speeding up by 50mph (80.5kph). Read Full Article at

BluBracket scores $6.5M seed to help secure code in distributed environments

BluBracket, a new security startup from the folks who brought you Vera, came out of stealth today and announced a $6.5 million seed investment. Unusual Ventures led the round with participation by Point72 Ventures, SignalFire and Firebolt Ventures. The compan

Adobe celebrates Photoshop’s 30th anniversary with new desktop and mobile features

Adobe’s Photoshop celebrates its 30th birthday today. Over that time, the app has pretty much become synonymous with photo editing and there will surely be plenty of retrospectives. But to look ahead, Adobe also today announced a number of updates to bo

US attempts to hurt China & Huawei ‘so badly’ will only hurt itself, Huawei USA chief tells Boom Bust

US officials said recently they have evidence that the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world. Read Full Article at

'Less about justice and more about politics': Manchester City CEO hits out at UEFA over two-year European ban

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has hit out at his club's two-year ban from UEFA competitions, saying that the allegations made against his club are politically-motivated and untrue. Read Full Article at

If we nominate Bloomberg, we are as empty and hollow as the conservative movement

It's often said that no one knows what Democrats stand for—we are a broad coalition of myriad interests and affinity groups, and that diversity makes it impossible to boil things down to just a few words. Republicans never had that problem, having successfu

Reddit is back after morning outage - CNET

Looks like someone hasn't had their coffee yet.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip iFixit teardown reveals dust's impact on hinge - CNET

The iFixit repair experts tested how purple powder mixed with the foldable phone.

Trump and the Christians: Evangelical historian John Fea on decoding the great paradox

Historian and author of «Believe Me» on his struggle to reach the embattled evangelicals who oppose Trump

Russell says new Williams feels «much better» than 2019 car

After missing the first two-and-a-half days of winter testing in 2019 due to delays with the car build, Russell and Williams were first out of the pitlane in Barcelona on Wednesday.Russell managed to complete 73 laps through the morning session - 33 more tha

Morning Digest: GOP legislator threatens an independent run for VA governor if 'shenanigans' occur

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Lead

India set to host 2022 Asian Cup in women's soccer

The Asian Football Confederation says its women’s committee recommended India as host for the 2022 Women's Asian Cup

South Korean fans checked for virus before soccer match

South Korean fans checked for virus before soccer match

Europe bids for global digital leadership as pressure mounts from US and China - CNET

The EU's new digital strategy outlines its plans to lead in AI, boost data-driven companies and establish its sovereignty in a brave new digital world.

JVC's monster 70-inch 4K UHD Roku TV just dropped below $500 - CNET

This is the lowest price ever and one of the best deals we've ever seen on a TV of this size.

Gold hits lifetime high at Rs 41,636 per 10 grams, silver up Rs 1,155 per kg

According to Navneet Damani, Vice President, Motilal Oswal, gold prices edged higher touching the $1,600 level as death toll and number of affected people due to the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise.

AGR case | Govt mulling creation of telecom fund to ease payment of dues for telcos: Report

The telecom fund is expected to help telcos manage their cash flows and is fiscally neutral for the government, the report noted.


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Russia's tourism sector could lose $455 million if Chinese coronavirus crisis continues until summer - tour operators

Health concerns over the new COVID-19 coronavirus have led to strong measures in Russia. The Far Eastern border with China has been closed, and most Chinese visitors face restrictions. Now financial losses are being assessed. Read Full Article at

70,000-year-old Neanderthal remains may be evidence that 'closest human relative' buried its dead

These are the most complete articulated Neanderthal remains to be found in more than 25 years.

Ordway lands $10M Series A to bridge gap between sales and finance

Ordway, a Washington, DC startup, is building a platform to deal with all of the stuff that happens after you make sale. It starts with the order and goes all the way to revenue, however that revenue manifests itself — as a one time payment or a recurri

ForgePoint raises a massive new $450M fund for early stage cybersecurity startups

ForgePoint Capital has formally announced its new $450 million fund, which it says is the largest fund dedicated to early stage cybersecurity and privacy startups. The fund, the firm’s second — which it aptly named Fund II — will invest in both earl

Reddit experiences major outage as 1000s of reports come flooding in from around the world

Popular online news aggregator Reddit experienced a major outage Wednesday with thousands of users reporting issues around the world. Read Full Article at

Maradona handed mystery package on the bench as coaches appear to block cameras during match (VIDEO)

Mysterious footage of Diego Maradona appears to show his coaching staff deliberately blocking television cameras while the World Cup-winning legend is handed an unknown package on the bench during an Argentine league match. Read Full Article at

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Iran confirms first 2 cases of new coronavirus – official

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Democrats warn of potential chaos in Nevada weeks after technical issues marred Iowa caucus

“The [party's] making it up as they go along,” a Democrat says. «That’s not how we need to be running an election»

New electric series Pure ETCR launched

Launched in Paris on Wednesday, the Pure ETCR series will undertake a demonstration season in 2020/21 - which includes a time trial at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and an event at the Daytona 24 Hours - before an eight-round calendar commences the y

‘We can’t have Turkish laws on French ground’: Macron vows to fight foreign imams preaching ‘Islamist separatism’

Paris will clamp down on imams from Muslim countries that arrive in France to push worshipers into violating the law, the country's President Emmanuel Macron said, warning Turkey it can't «feed separatism» on French soil. Read Full Article at RT.c

Challenges galore for financial institutions amid liquidity crunch: Fitch

The rating agency expects the real GDP growth to slow to 4.6 per cent in 2019-20 from 6.8 per cent in 2018-19, led by a squeeze in credit availability from non-banking financial institutions

Russia names exceptions from the entry ban for Chinese

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will continue to issue official, business, humanitarian and transit visas to Chinese nationals, the country's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, clarifying the conditions of a sweeping entry ban for Chinese citizens announced the day before
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