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May 26, 2020 8:54 AM ET

As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse. A riot of luxury labels, music, and games are vying for attention in the virtual world. And as physical events and the entertainment industry that depends on them shut down, virtual things have come to epitomize the popular culture of the pandemic. It’s creating an environment where imagination and technical ability, not wealth, are the only barriers to accumulating the status symbols. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:52 AM ET

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could “quickly paint a picture” about what an internet user (or their household). [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:50 AM ET

China set to launch Mars probe and rover mission in July

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - China’s space program will launch a Mars  mission in July, according to its current plans. This will include deploying an orbital probe to study the red planet, and a robotic, remotely-controlled rover for surface exploration. The U.S. has also been planning another robotic rover mission for Mars, and it’s set to take off this summer, too – peak time for an optimal transit from Earth to Mars thanks to their relative orbits. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:48 AM ET

Report on Payments to Governments 2019

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Kenmare Resources plc (“Kenmare” or “the Company”) 26 May 2020 Report on payments to governments 2019 Introduction This report details payments to governments made by Kenmare Resources plc (the “Company”) and its subsidiary undertakings (the “Group”) for the financial year ended 31 December 2019. This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Part 2A of the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations, 2007 (as amended) (“Part 2A”) and Part. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:48 AM ET

Jabra’s Elite Active 75t earbuds offer great value and sound for both workouts and workdays

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Technology improvements over the past few years mean that most fully wireless earbuds are a lot better than they used to be. That has led to something of a narrowing of the field among competitors in this arena, but some of the players still stand out – and Jabra  have definitely delivered a standout performer with its newest Elite Active 75t fully wireless earbuds. Basics Jabra’s Elite Active 75t is a successor to. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:46 AM ET

Max Q: Huge week ahead for SpaceX and Virgin Orbit

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - This week could be the biggest week to date for private spaceflight, with landmark launch attempts coming from both Virgin Orbit and SpaceX . Virgin Orbit is looking to join the elite club of private launch companies that have actually made it to space, with a full flight test of its combined Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne system. Meanwhile, SpaceX  is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft with people on board – achieving a. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:42 AM ET

Newton Mail founder returns with launch of personal net worth tracker, Kubera

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Serial entrepreneur Rohit Nadhani, who last sold his Newton email app to Essential in 2018— an app so popular it’s been saved from shutting down multiple times — is today launching a new startup, Kubera. The service aims to offer an alternative to using a spreadsheet to keep track of your assets, investments, cryptocurrencies, debts, insurance, and other important documents that would need to be transferred to a loved one in the event of. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:39 AM ET

Virgin Orbit’s first orbital test flight cut short after rocket released from carrier aircraft

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - On Monday, Virgin Orbit  attempted the first full flight of its orbital payload launch system, which includes a modified Boeing 747 called ‘Cosmic Girl’ that acts as a carrier aircraft for its air-launched rocket LauncherOne. While Virgin Orbit has flown Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne previously for different tests and demonstrations, this was the first end-to-end system test. Unfortunately, that test ended much earlier than planned – just shortly after the LauncherOne rocket. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:38 AM ET

NASA and SpaceX say they are ‘go’ to proceed with historic crewed flight on May 27th

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - After two days of intense reviews, NASA is giving its commercial partner SpaceX the thumbs-up to launch its first astronauts to space next week. There’s still more work to be done by both the agency and SpaceX, including another review on Monday, but officials decided there were no major issues standing in the way of the launch. “It was a good review, great discussion,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said during. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:36 AM ET

NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - NASA  and SpaceX are closer than ever to a moment both have been preparing for since the beginning of the Commercial Crew program in 2010. SpaceX’s  Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station, and both the agency and SpaceX announced today that they have officially passed the final flight readiness review, meaning. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:34 AM ET

Uber cuts 600 jobs in India

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Uber  is cutting 600 jobs in India, or 25% of its workforce in the country, it said on Tuesday as it looks to cut costs to steer through the coronavirus pandemic. The job cuts, which affect teams across customer and driver support, business development, legal, policy, marketing, and finance, are part of the company’s global restructuring that eliminated 6,700 jobs this month. The American giant, which claimed to be the top cab hailing. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:33 AM ET

China’s food delivery giant Meituan hits $100B valuation amid pandemic

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Meituan’s shares hit a record high on Tuesday, bringing its valuation to over $100 billion. The Hong Kong-listed giant, which focuses on food delivery with smaller segments in travel and transportation, is the third Chinese firm to reach the landmark valuation. Tencent and Alibaba respectively topped the number back in 2013 and 2014. Tencent-backed Meituan saw shares rally to HK$138 ($17.8) on Tuesday after it earmarked a smaller-than-projected decrease in revenue during Q1 and a net. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:31 AM ET

Cathay Innovation’s first investment in Germany is healthcare startup Medwing

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Medwing, a German startup with an ambition to tackle Europe’s shortage of healthcare workers, said on Tuesday that it has secured €28 million ($30 million) in a Series B financing round. Global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation led the round, marking its first investment in a German company. Other participating investors include Northzone, Cherry Ventures and Atlantic Labs. The World Bank forecasted a worldwide shortage of 15 million health professionals by 2030,. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Bolt, the European on-demand transport company, raises $109M on a $1.9B valuation

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Bolt, a rival to Uber and others providing on-demand ridesharing, scooters and other transportation services across some 150 cities in Europe and Africa, is today announcing another capital raise as it weathers a difficult market climate where, because of COVID-19, many are staying in place and avoiding modes of transport that put them into contact with others. The Estonia-based company is today announcing that it has picked up an additional. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:28 AM ET

Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives demand for contactless deliveries

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Enterprise barcode  scanner company Scandit has closed an $80 million Series C round, led by Silicon Valley VC firm G2VP. Atomico, GV, Kreos, NGP Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Swisscom Ventures also participated in the round — which brings its total raised to date to $123M. The Zurich-based firm offers a platform that combines computer vision and machine learning tech with barcode scanning, text recognition (OCR), object recognition and augmented reality which is designed for. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:26 AM ET

Pixel Buds 2 review: These earbuds are “much better than OK,” Google

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Enough quality, comfort, style, and usefulness to merit a $180 price—just barely. The 2017 Pixel Buds were one of Google's worst hardware launches in the company's history. Really, these things were an utter nightmare. Their sound quality, feature set, awkward fit, and finicky case might have been tolerable as a free pair of buds included with a Google-branded phone—but not a standalone $160 purchase. Any hardware refresh had enough work to. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:20 AM ET

Deep Space Nine: The Trek spinoff that saved the day by staying put

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - You can’t get further from a global pandemic than a wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant. As millions binge-watch Netflix and coop up indoors, virus-inspired films such as Outbreak and Contagion, as well as television shows like The CW’s Containment, have found new audiences for those looking to tackle pandemic-related anxiety. After all, research seems to show that seeking out forms of entertainment that scare us—a method of confronting fears in a safe environment—can be a coping mechanism. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:18 AM ET

A fidget spinner to detect urinary tract infections

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Faster, easier diagnosis means less misuse of antibiotics. Urinary tract infections have been called the “canary in the coal mine” of global antibiotic resistance. With more than half of all women having a UTI in their lifetime and men increasing in susceptibility as they age, UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections in the world. Because it’s not always possible to check for a bacterial infection in a urine sample, patients are. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:17 AM ET

Glitch lays off ‘substantial number of employees’ to cut costs

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Glitch laid off “a substantial number of employees” on Thursday in an effort to cut costs and ensure “long term viability,” the company confirmed in an email to The Verge. Glitch said it had to “significantly cut operating costs” due to market conditions. At least 18 people were laid off, according to two former employees who asked to remain anonymous. Glitch had about 50 employees before the layoffs, the sources said.. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:16 AM ET

Synex International Inc. Third Quarter of Fiscal 2020

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Synex International Inc.  For the three months ended March 31, 2020 (“Q3 2020”), revenue increased to $1,049,390 from $781,529 in the corresponding period in fiscal 2019 (“Q3 2019”). Electricity sales from Q3 2020 were $1,022,392, which is $276,642 better than Q3 2019. For the nine months ended March 31, 2020, revenue increased to $2,404,173 from $2,303,999 in the corresponding period in fiscal 2019. Electricity sales for the nine months ended March. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:03 AM ET

Here’s NOAA’s outlook for US summer weather—and hurricane season

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - The world saw the 2nd warmest April on record, but frost hit some US crops. On Friday, NOAA released its latest seasonal weather outlook for the US, which followed an updated hurricane season outlook. As always, the seasonal outlook starts with a look back at the previous month. April 2020 was the 2nd warmest April on record globally, but a southward meander of the jet stream over Canada and the eastern. [more...]

May 26, 2020 8:00 AM ET

OpenSignal compares 5G experiences across ten major carriers

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Fewer connections per tower lead to a better experience, whether 5G or not. Telecomm analytics firm OpenSignal released a report last week analyzing the connection experience of 5G users across the world, on ten different providers. Unfortunately—and typically for 5G—the source data is so muddled that it's difficult to draw meaningful conclusions from the results. In the USA, Verizon is the only carrier to have deployed a significant millimeter-wave (5G FR2, various bands. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:57 AM ET

Virgin Orbit loses its first rocket shortly after engine ignition

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - "An anomaly then occurred early in first stage flight." After more than seven years of development, testing, and preparation, Virgin Orbit reached an important moment on Monday—dropping and igniting its LauncherOne rocket over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, shortly after ignition an "anomaly" occurred, the company said. "LauncherOne maintained stability after release, and we ignited our first stage engine, NewtonThree," the company stated on Twitter. "An anomaly then occurred early in first. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:55 AM ET

Review: Revisit the controversial Biosphere 2 project with Spaceship Earth

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Matt Wolf's documentary chronicles the ups and downs of 1990s ecological experiment In September 1991, amid much media fanfare, eight people entered a closed experimental facility called Biosphere 2 for a two-year stint in total isolation. They endured hunger, a dangerous rise in CO2 levels, interpersonal squabbles, a media backlash, and sharp criticism from the scientific establishment. Today, most people might recall Biosphere 2 as a colossal failure. But the truth is. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:48 AM ET

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could “quickly paint a picture” about what an internet user (or their household). [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:44 AM ET

Arena Minerals Postpones the Release of its Annual and Q1 Financial Results and Related Disclosure Due to COVID-19 Related Delays

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - ARENA MINERALS INC. a junior mining company with projects in Argentina and Chile, wishes to provide an update on its financial reporting for the twelve-month audited period ended December 31, 2019 and the three-month interim period ended March 31, 2020. Arena is relying on the exemption provided in BC Instrument 51-515 Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements (and similar exemptions provided by other Canadian securities regulators) (the “BC Instrument”) to. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:42 AM ET

Self-driving cars are being trained in virtual worlds while the real one is in chaos

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - With fleets out of commission, covid-19 left self-driving car and truck companies frozen in time. Now they’re finding new life in old data. Brandon Moak felt as if a freight train had hit him.  It was mid-March, and the cofounder and CTO of the autonomous- trucking startup Embark Trucks had been keeping tabs on the emergence of covid-19. As a shelter-in-place order went into effect throughout the San Francisco Bay. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:39 AM ET

Wikimedia is writing new policies to fight Wikipedia harassment

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Trustees say it hasn’t done enough to stop abuse Wikipedia plans to crack down on harassment and other “toxic” behavior with a new code of conduct. The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, which oversees Wikipedia among other projects, voted on Friday to adopt a more formal moderation process. The foundation will draft the details of that process by the end of 2020, and until then, it’s tasked with enforcing stopgap anti-harassment policies.. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:37 AM ET

In $16 Billion Push to Expand Broadband, America Is Flying Through a Fog

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Under FCC’s latest plan to fund to internet providers’ service expansions, many rural customers who lack broadband could be counted as already having it WASHINGTON—Spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, federal policy makers are pushing to spend billions of dollars to close gaps in America’s high-speed internet network. There is one big obstacle: Government officials say they don’t have a clear picture of where service gaps exist, meaning parts of the country. [more...]

May 26, 2020 7:36 AM ET

Judge approves Faraday Future founder’s personal bankruptcy plan

iCrowdNewswire - May 26, 2020 - Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images Seven months after he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to deal with $3.6 billion in personal debt, the reorganization plan laid out by Jia Yueting — the tycoon founder of troubled EV startup Faraday Future — has been approved by a judge. In overly simple terms, the majority of the people and companies he owes money to —. [more...]