Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads

MacKenzie Sigalos | Lillian Rizzo | Rohan Goswami Distressed crypto firm BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey following the implosion of putative acquirer FTX. In the filing, the company indicated that it had more than 100,000 creditors, with liabilities and assets […]

Twitter alternative: how Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral”

Mastodon is “subtly designed to reduce the huge, viral surges of attention we see on Twitter” and others, which have “deformed people’s behavior… coaxed people to constantly try to hack the attentional marketplace… incessantly making posts … operatically theatrical… enrage … [other] high-voltage reaction”. Hence “antiviral design”, of which Mastodon is a great example, engineered […]

What Is GPS L5, and How Does It Improve GPS Accuracy?

by GAURAV SHUKLA | REVIEW GEEK For years, consumer-grade devices used single-frequency GPS receivers to determine their location. But that is changing as newer gadgets have started adding support for a second GPS frequency called L5. Here’s everything you need to know. The GPS Signal Although initially designed for the United States military, the Global Positioning System or […]

Starlink Is In Big Trouble

by Will Lockett | Medium Elon’s miracle internet just had the rug pulled from under it, and it could derail his future space plans. Elon got his billionaire start by redefining the internet with PayPal. But his future success is tied to revolutionising how we access the internet with Starlink. Starlink’s vast constellation of satellites […]

Clickbait: Officials seize $12M in cocaine baby wipes.

A shipment of baby wipes turns out to be $11.8 million worth of cocaine by JONATHAN FRANKLIN U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine hidden in a place where you would least expect it: a shipment of baby wipes. The narcotics seizure occurred last Friday at the Laredo-Colombia Solidarity […]

Verdict in ‘Teacher’s Pet’ Case

A 74-year-old former high school teacher in Australia has been found guilty of murdering his wife in 1982 after popular true-crime podcast “The Teacher’s Pet” renewed an investigation. A judge found Christopher Dawson killed his then-33-year-old wife, Lynette, to pursue a relationship with a 16-year-old former student who babysat the couple’s two daughters. Dawson faces […]