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Electric vehicle startup Nio lays off 141 employees at its North American headquarters [TechCrunch] Electric vehicle startup Nio is laying off 141 people at its North American headquarters. According to a filing from Employment Development Department of California, the employees at its San Jose office received notice on December 6. Nio, whose global headqua…

Why Volcanologists Didn't Predict New Zealand's Deadly Eruption [Wired] Scientists knew White Island was showing signs of “volcanic unrest,” but their arsenal of data and sensors couldn't prepare them for tragedy.

Carsome raises $50M for its used-car sales platform in Southeast Asia [TechCrunch] Carsome, a Malaysia-based marketplace for trading users cars, has closed a new $50 million financing round to fend off its rivals and grow its business in Southeast Asian markets. The new financing round, dubbed Series C, was funded by MUFG Innovation Partner…

This Alleged Bitcoin Scam Looked a Lot Like a Pyramid Scheme [Wired] Five men face federal charges of bilking investors of $722 million by inviting them to buy shares in bitcoin mining pools.

Data from the International Space Station confirms: Lightning is insane [Ars Technica] Gamma rays, an electromagnetic pulse, and a huge UV halo, all in less than a second.

Ada Ventures launches with a $34M fund aimed at super-charging diverse global founders [TechCrunch] According to Atomico’s recent “State of European Tech, 2019” – widely considered by the European tech industry to be a reliable annual study – at present, 92 in every 100 dollars invested in Europe goes to all-male teams, 83% founders are white, 82% are unive…

D-Wave partners with NEC to build hybrid HPC and quantum apps [TechCrunch] D-Wave Systems announced a partnership with Japanese industrial giant NEC today to build what they call ‘hybrid apps and services’ that work on a combination of NEC high performance computers and D-Wave’s quantum systems. The two companies also announced that…

The Pirate Bay seems to be testing a streaming option again [The Verge] Infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay appears to be adding a feature that will let users stream videos through a platform called BayStream.

Apple’s nano-texture Pro Display XDR requires a special cloth to clean it [The Verge] Apple’s newest top-of-the-line display, the Pro Display XDR, is out today, and its more expensive “nano texture” upgrade apparently requires an Apple-made “dry polishing cloth” to clean it.

Intel’s SGX coughs up crypto keys when scientists tweak CPU voltage [Ars Technica] Install fixes when they become available. Until then, don't sweat it.

Failed plot to steal domain name at gunpoint brings 14-year prison term [Ars Technica] Man planned armed home invasion instead of paying $20,000 for domain name.

Netflix says more than 26 million people watched The Irishman [Recode] The Martin Scorcese/Robert De Niro movie is a hit for the streaming service

Who's going to spend $53k on a Mac? Seriously, who? [The Next Web] Apple's Mac Pro is available for purchase today, and several people have noticed something curious about it. Namely that, if you choose the correct options during the purchasing process, ...

Pensacola confirms ransomware attack but provides few details [Ars Technica] As Louisiana recovers from Ryuk, another city gets knocked offline.

The $100M ARR club [TechCrunch] Hello and welcome to a lightweight series I’m writing while I recapture my footing at TechCrunch. It’s lovely to be back, and I’m excited to chat about what’s going on with private companies, public markets and the space between the two. I wonder what the ave…

Humans best AI in first-ever Drone Racing League showdown [The Next Web] The Drone Racing League recently held its first Human VS AI match, pitting a drone helmed by Delft University of Technology's MavLab against one flown by human pilot Gabriel Kocher. ...

Uploaded Ring footage reportedly provides location to the square inch [Ars Technica] Neighbors data proves extra-revealing as Amazon police partnerships accelerate.

Apple's new parental controls can limit who kids can call, text and FaceTime and when [TechCrunch] An update to Apple’s iOS operating system, out today, will give parents a new set of tools to fight back against kids’ iPhone addiction. With the release of iOS 13.3, parents will for the first time be able to set limits over who kids can talk to and text wit…

The Samsung Galaxy S10 price drops by $300 before Christmas [TechRadar] This discount on the Galaxy S10 price is your deal of the week

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2, iOS, and iPadOS 13.3 [Ars Technica] Today also brings new software for the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.

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