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Amazon is selling individual $1 items with free one-day Prime delivery [Recode] Over the last few months, Amazon has removed several barriers that previously made it difficult for customers to purchase a single sub-$5 item on its own.

ING says bank-owned digital currencies are coming — and we’re all doomed [The Next Web] Whether you like it or not, central bank digital currencies are coming. We just don’t know when exactly. According to Dutch bank ING’s financial and banking experts, a “fully-fledged central bank digital currency is coming.” In an article published today on T…

How to watch Google’s Pixel 4 launch event [The Next Web] Goddamn I love this time of year. Yeah, the days are getting shorter, the weather is going to shit, and I won’t be able to sit in a park for another six months, but there’s so much sweet new technology being launched. That makes all the other nonsense a bit m…

Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts [The Verge] Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that prices for the unannounced iPhone SE 2 will start at $399. Kuo also uses the report to re-iterate several predictions, including that it will have an A13 chip and 3GB of RAM.

IMF Forecast Triggers Fears of Global Economy at Brink of Recession [Crypto Coins News] The chances of a recession look all set to go up as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could reduce its growth estimate once again.

Bel is a new LISP-style programming language from Y Combinator founder Paul Graham [The Next Web] Paul Graham is perhaps best known for two things: 1.) co-founding Y Combinator, and 2.) his tireless advocacy of LISP programming languages.  And on Saturday evening, the legendary ...

Moonday Mornings: eBay, Mastercard, Visa, Stripe, and Mercado Pago leave Facebook’s Libra Association [The Next Web] Good morning forkers, it’s that time of the week again. It’s Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines you shouldn’t miss. Let’s get to it. 1. Facebook‘s “cryptocurrency” Libra is facing yet more challenges as Mastercard, Vi…

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin mining consumes as much energy as the entire country of Austria’ [The Next Web] Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As de Beauvoir used to say: Buy low, sell hig…

Samsung launches Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 devices [The Verge] Samsung has released a beta version of Android 10 for Galaxy S10 devices, including the S10E, S10 Plus, and S10 5G. It featuring a revamped version of the One UI software that it debuted earlier this year.

Ripple’s XRP Outruns Bitcoin to Spike 6% Amid ‘Swell Event’ Hype [Crypto Coins News] Ripple's XRP is making a comeback after underperforming in the first two quarters of 2019. What're the factors that are driving it upwards?

CHEAP: Screw Google’s Pixel 4 — there’s 39% off the 3XL [The Next Web] Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Phone upgrades are an odd one. There are very few thousand-dollar items that we’d happily replace each year. Yet, here we are. Stuck in a loop. Buying the freshest and new…

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning [TechCrunch] Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. “We’ve spent a little over two years doing…

Friday deadline alert: Apply to TC Top Picks @ Disrupt Berlin 2019 [TechCrunch] We dedicate this countdown post to all the early-stage startup founders who hunger for an opportunity to break new ground. This is the final week you can apply to be a TC Top Pick and exhibit your startup — for free — in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2019 o…

Porsche has a new, cheaper version of the all-electric Taycan [TechCrunch] Porsche introduced Monday the Taycan 4S, a third version of its all-electric vehicle. The 4S, which will offer a performance battery plus option, looks like the Taycan that Porsche unveiled in September. And indeed, inside all of the Taycans, including the 4S…

Apple under scrutiny for sending Safari browsing data to China's Tencent [The Next Web] Apple is attracting scrutiny for its practice of checking if the websites you're visiting is a fraudulent malware-infested site after Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent was found ...

Google Doodle pays tribute to Joseph Plateau, who paved the way for cinema with the phenakistiscope [The Verge] Today, Google’s logo at Google.com has been replaced with an animation representative of animation itself — a modern artist’s interpretation of the phenakistiscope, a spinning disc invented in 1833 that’s considered one of the precursors to modern cinema. It’…

Chinese communist party's app is reportedly spying on its 100 million Android users [The Next Web] A report from the German cybersecurity firm, Cure53, suggests the Chinese communist party's app, Study the Great Nation,  has 'superuser' access to over 100 million Android users. ...

Dow Futures Rally Loses Steam as Money Market Funds Surge [Crypto Coins News] Dow futures rallied at the start of Monday's session, fueled by the recently announced trade truce between the United States and China.

Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. [TechCrunch] Permitting falsehood in political advertising would work if we had a model democracy, but we don’t. Not only are candidates dishonest, but voters aren’t educated, and the media isn’t objective. And now, hyperlinks turn lies into donations and donations into l…

Dow Futures Slog Upward as Analysts Warn of Trade Deal Breakdown [Crypto Coins News] Dow futures slogged to minor gains as analysts at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley warned clients about a potential trade deal breakdown.

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