Big Tech is turning is back on the leap second

I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Big Tech wants to kill the leap second The extra time has triggered internet outages and…

Three killed in Philippines university shooting during graduation | Gun Violence News

Official says the attack appears to be an assassination since a former mayor of Lamitan town is among the dead. At least three people, including a former mayor of a…

Five of the best mountain-top escapes

Plying the pinnacle of Patagonia The Salto Chico waterfall cascading into Lake Pehoé © Explora Torres del Paine Torres del Paine national park in Chile is a fever-dream landscape of…

Monkeypox is in Bay Area wastewater

Recent data suggest that the DNA of monkeypox can also be detected in a variety of bodily fluids from those infected. That includes respiratory and nasal secretions, spit, urine, feces,…

Wildfires raging in Europe: What, where and why? | Explainer News

As emergency services battle wildfires across Europe, we take a look at the event and the probable causes. Once a rare occurrence, extreme fires are now becoming more frequent and…

A digital human could be your next favorite celebrity—or financial advisor

Digital human created by Baidu AI Cloud and modeled after Chinese celebrity, Simon Gong. “Rising demand is driving the boom of digital humans,” says Shiyan Li, head of the digital…

Shell boss van Beurden: ‘Supply needs to adjust but to less demand’

For the first time in almost a decade running Europe’s biggest oil and gas company, Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden reckons he is being listened to. The commodity shock…

Indian woman to visit Pakistan home for the first time since 1947 | India-Pakistan Partition News

When 92-year-old Indian citizen Reena Varma visits her childhood home in Pakistan this week, for the first time in 75 years, she will be the only one in her family…

Fully Nolan Standing Desk Review: Fantastic Four Legged Stability

Fully’s Jarvis is my favorite standing desk, and it ranks as one of my best purchases ever. It glides up and down as smoothly as the day I assembled it,…

Half a trillion dollars wiped from once high-flying fintechs

Almost half a trillion dollars has been wiped from the valuation of once high-flying financial technology companies that took advantage of the boom in initial public offerings earlier in the…