Europe’s warm winter is robbing Putin of a trump card | CNN

London CNN — Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraineone question has troubled European governments more than almost any other: What happens if Moscow turns off the gas? The threat of cutting Russian gas supplies for European countries, many of whom have relied on it for years to heat their … Read more

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Surges 10% to New ATH as Miners Return

Bitcoin miners got crushed in 2022. What seemed like a year of sufficient capital for expansion, high energy prices, increasing competition, and a bear market knocked several mining giants off. After the winter slumber, Bitcoin miners are back again as mining difficulty noted over a 10% surge from 34.09 trillion to 37.59 trillion, according to … Read more

Maserati break new ground at start of Formula E season – Sport360 News

Facing the dawn of Gen3, drivers Edoardo Mortara and Maximilian Günther gained invaluable insight during the Season 9 opener and showed promising initial pace following an encouraging pre-season test. Edo advanced to 15th on the opening lap by overtaking McLaren’s Rene Rast, although the race was quickly paused when a collision for Robin Frijns brought … Read more

California grower integrates blockchain to monitor cannabis

Mendocino Clone Company, a cannabis farm from California, will use blockchain and smart contracts in California to track the authenticity of its medicinal plants. Mendocino Clone Company, which plants cannabis for wholesale distribution, has partnered with the EMTRI project and IT company Global Compliance Applications. Blockchain smart contracts will certify the plants, proving their validity … Read more

SAND joins the list of most purchased tokens by top 100 ETH whales

SAND’s demand soared among ETH whales despite the price being overbought. Low sell pressure for SAND as holders switch to a longer-term outlook. The Sandbox’s native token SAND just made its way into the top 10 list of most purchased tokens by the top 100 ETH whales. This is according to the latest WhaleStats report … Read more

Critics Choice Awards Winners 2023: The Full List

The 2023 Critics Choice Awards were held earlier today in Los Angeles, honouring the best in film and television from 2022. The S.S. Rajamouli-directed RRR scored a double win, nabbing one for the Best Foreign Language Film category, and another for Best Song, thanks to the energetic dance track “Naatu Naatu.” The outlandishly creative Everything … Read more

Lunar New Year Shindig: McDonald’s To Party In The Metaverse Using Artificial Intelligence

McDonald’s is ramping up its efforts to appeal to a younger generation of consumers and diversify its customer base by featuring a variety of digital and physical components commemorating the Lunar New Year. The fastfood chain giant announced a partnership with Chinese YouTuber Karen X Cheng, whose videos have garnered more than 500 million views. … Read more

Why Google-Backed ShareChat Decided to Cut 20 Percent of Its Workforce

India’s ShareChat, a short video-sharing platform backed by Google and Temasek, said on Monday it let go of around 20% of its employees at a time when startups are facing increasing pressure from investors to cut costs. “There is a growing market consensus that the current global economic downturn would be a much more sustained … Read more

Underrated Horror Movies of the 1980s, Ranked

1980s horror was so iconic for the genre that it has become its own specific subgenre. Bombastic and unsubtle, the decade is known for its heavy blood and big effects. There was also bosoms and sex aplenty, along with the birth of the major of horror’s iconic villains — except for the respectfully older Leatherface … Read more

Five locations throughout the US have been renamed to remove a derogatory term for Indigenous women | CNN

CNN — The United States Department of the Interior has replaced a derogatory term for Indigenous women used for centuries in five areas across the country. The Board on Geographic Names (BGN) voted on replacement names to remove the word sq—, an “offensive ethnic, racial and sexist slur, particularly for Indigenous women,” from locations in … Read more

Davos forum to tackle Ukraine war, climate crisis and ‘de-globalisation’

Issued on: 16/01/2023 – 07:35 The world’s political and business elites gather for the annual Davos summit from Monday to promote “cooperation in a fragmented world”, with war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and global trade tensions high on the agenda. For half a century, the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps has brought together executives and … Read more

‘Green’ offices in London are over 25% more expensive. But a modern workforce now expects it

Employee satisfaction is a big motivator for companies to go green, particularly as the U.K. faces its tightest labor market in decades. Hiroshi Watanabe / Getty Images LONDON — A fifth of the world’s biggest companies have committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissionsaccording to analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, and a large … Read more

Time to set yearly work goals? Here’s how to pick them and stick to them

“Have an honest conversation with your manager to understand what their key expectations are for you,” career coach Hannah Salton says. Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao | Moment | Getty Images The new year has kicked off and resolutions are everywhere — and the workplace is no exception. Many companies ask employees to set goals as part of … Read more

Twitter’s crypto price index feature expands to 30 tokens and counting

Twitter has quietly expanded its new crypto feature that enables users to search the price of individual tokens, adding at least another 30 tokens. The new additions are part of the social media giant’s “$Cashtags” feature which was announced by the Twitter Business account on Dec. 21 with the news Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) … Read more

Twitter Intentionally Suspended Third Party Apps Like Tweetbot: Report

Twitter became inaccessible via third-party apps last week. Now it appears that the Elon Musk-owned microblogging site has intentionally suspended popular third-party Twitter clients, including Tweetbot. According to a report, Twitter’s move to bar third-party apps was intentional, and users can now only access the platform via the official Twitter app. Additionally, Tweetbot co-creator Paul … Read more

Amazon Prime Lite Subscription: Prime Video Benefits and Limitations Explained

Amazon Prime Lite is expected to launch soon in India, with testing already commenced for limited users who have received access to the plan. Amazon has also detailed the specific benefits of the Prime Lite subscription, which highlights the differences between the more affordable Rs. 999 ‘Lite’ subscription and the regular Rs. 1,499 Prime subscription … Read more

Bitcoin steps out of ‘Fear’ for the first time in nine months

The highly-referenced Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index moved into neutral territory over the weekend following several months of fear. On Jan. 15, the index reached a neutral level of 52, its highest since April 5. The move follows a 24% gain for the BTC over the past seven days. The market sentiment tracker hit a … Read more

‘The closer I got, the more it looked like hell’: Dnipro reels from deadly Russian missile strike | CNN

Dnipro, Ukraine CNN — In Dniprothere is grief, exhaustion and anger. Early on Saturday afternoon, as families relaxed at home in the central Ukrainian city, a Russian cruise missile struck a nine-story apartment building overlooking a park near the river, killing at least 35 people. The core of that building is now gone, transformed into … Read more

North Korean Lazarus Group Moves $64M ETH From Harmony Hack

The Lazarus Group has been moving its spoils from the Harmony Bridge hack this weekend. On Jan. 16, blockchain sleuth ‘ZachXBT’ posted details of the movements of large amounts of Ethereum. The crypto assets originated from the anonymizing service Tornado Cash and went through Railgun. Railgun is a smart contract privacy platform that uses zero-knowledge … Read more

Why Tencent Investigated and Fired Over 100 of Its Employees in China

Chinese tech giant Tencent said Monday it had fired more than a hundred employees for violating company policies, with some referred to police and later found guilty of bribery and embezzlement. The Hong Kong-listed company is the world’s top video game maker and the owner of popular super-app WeChat but has struggled under a broad … Read more

Barcelona secure Xavi’s first trophy as manager: Weekend Review

Another weekend of European football is in the books and, once again, there is drama everywhere you look. Barcelona have lifted the Spanish Supercopa, humiliating Real Madrid in the process, while Arsenal, Manchester United and Napoli all secured statement wins. ESPN correspondents Julien Laurens, James Tyler, Rob Dawson, Alex Kirkland and Sam Marsden break down … Read more