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Silicon LED created by buzzing surface with high-speed electrons [Ars Technica] Free-flying electrons generate light in silicon, CMOS lasers long way off.

Just How Badly Will the U.S. Crypto Crackdown Hurt Bitcoin? [Crypto Coins News] As the U.S. government sets its sights on rigorous crypto enforcment, just how bad badly will it hurt the budding bitcoin industry?

The Wild, Unregulated World of Sports Supplements [Wired] Can gorging yourself on whey and creatine make you a star athlete? Probably not.

Precious Metals Rally but Are Gold Bugs Secretly Holding Bitcoin? [Crypto Coins News] Gold is looking more attractive in the current economic environment, and so is bitcoin whether or not gold bugs admit it.

Pixel 4 leaks show the notch will be replaced for a chunky forehead with a neat trick [The Next Web] By now the Pixel 3 XL’s giant notch has become something of a meme in the tech world. The most egregious example of an unfortunate design trend, it’s a testament to human adaptation that the phone’s users were eventually kinda-sorta able to ignore the notch. …

LG gram 14 2-in-1 review [TechRadar] What can’t it do?

Apple releases iOS 12.4 with software support for Apple Card [TechCrunch] While iOS 13 is right around the corner with a ton of new features, it isn’t quite ready just yet. Apple has just released iOS 12.4, a new stable update. There aren’t many radical changes, but this is the first version that supports the Apple Card. Apple has …

The Lincoln Aviator uses cameras to read the road, smooth out big potholes [Ars Technica] Adaptive suspension is not new, but using cameras to measure the road ahead is.

Apple fixes Walkie Talkie app vulnerability in watchOS update [TechCrunch] If you are, for some reason, an avid Walkie Talkie user on the Apple Watch, you will be pleased to learn that the functionality is back in the latest watchOS update today. The watchOS 5.3 release notes specify that the update “[p]rovides important security up…

The Dota 2 International esports tourney just surpassed $30 million in prize money [The Next Web] In case anyone still needed convincing that esports is truly massive, a tournament to be held next month just accrued over $30 million in prize money. That's the largest pot ever offered ...

Intel remains king of laptop processors, but can AMD ever compete? [TechRadar] Leaked Core i7-1065G7 benchmarks beat Ryzen 9 3900X

Google pays $11 million to settle 227 age discrimination claims [Ars Technica] The lead plaintiff interviewed with Google four times but never got a job.

Indian government ban on ‘non-sovereign’ cryptocurrency would see holders jailed for up to 10 years [The Next Web] A government panel in India has issued a recommendation to ban all “cryptocurrencies created by non-sovereigns,” a step which could be applied to Bitcoin. “The Committee notes with serious concern mushrooming of cryptocurrencies almost invariably issued abroa…

You can now get your own artistic portrait in the style of a master thanks to AI [TechCrunch] A new project called AI Portraits from MIT’s IBM Watson AI Lab can capture your essence in the artistic style of some of the world’s great masters, using AI powered by a generative adversarial network (GAN) to actually rebuild your mug from scratch, which goe…

Pinterest launches wellness activities to help users cope with stress, anxiety [TechCrunch] Pinterest wants to help its users relax.

Equifax to pay $575M for data breach, promises to protect data next time [Ars Technica] The company promises free credit monitoring and not to screw up with security.

Free stock trading app Robinhood raises $323M at $7.6B valuation [TechCrunch] Robinhood, the popular free stock trading app, this morning announced a massive $323 million round led by DST Global. The Series E financing values the Menlo Park-headquartered business at $7.6 billion, up from its Series D valuation of more than $5 billion. …

WhatsApp has arrived on KaiOS, the OS used by the Nokia 8110 [The Verge] KaiOS, the phone operating system used on feature phones like last year’s Nokia 8110 remake, finally has an official version of WhatsApp. The app can be downloaded from the KaiStore for KaiOS devices with 256MB or 512MB of RAM, and it will come preinstalled o…

Meet 500 Startups' 25th batch of startups [TechCrunch] Demo Day season is upon us.

This website uses AI to turn your selfies into haunted classical portraits [The Verge] You can now use AI to turn your selfies into harrowing but artistic portraits. Head over to aiportraits.com, home of a fun widget built by researchers at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and upload a photo to try it out. The site uses an algorithm trained on 45,000…

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