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Watch SpaceX’s all-civilian spaceflight return to Earth starting at 6PM ET

SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule's return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida at 7:06PM. You can watch the stream below. The…

Telegram blocks Russian opposition leader’s chat bots during vote

The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year. RadioFreeEurope reports Telegram has temporarily blocked all of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Telegram chat bots during voting in the country's parliamentary election this weekend. Company founder Pavel Durov said Telegram would obey an election law barring campaigning during…

Harley-Davidson will sell its retro-inspired e-bike by the end of 2021

Don't worry if you were disappointed that Harley-Davidson's first e-bikes didn't include that eye-catching vintage model. As Electrek notes, Harley's Serial 1 brand now plans to sell a highly similar retro bike, the MOSH/TRIBUTE, in "late Q4" (read: December). Pre-order it for $5,999 and you'll get the MOSH/CTY's underpinnings with looks that would seem right…

Tesla kills referral programs for cars and solar panels

If you were hoping to score a few thousand Supercharging miles from Tesla referrals, we're afraid you may already be too late. In a notice on its website spotted by Electrek, Tesla said that "vehicle products and solar panels are no longer eligible for Referral awards" as of September 18th. The company's only active program…

Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown

Have you noticed some well-known tech accessory makers disappearing from Amazon? Those aren't just rare incidents — they're part of a larger campaign. In a response to The Verge, Amazon has confirmed a South China Morning Post report that the internet giant has banned over 600 Chinese brands (spread across 3,000 seller accounts) over review…

TikTok’s take-off fuels hyperscale datacentre spend by parent company ByteDance

Following its meteoric rise to social media prominence, TikTok’s parent company is confirmed as being the world’s seventh-biggest datacentre spender after just three years of expansion By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 14 Sep 2021 15:50 The take-off of video-led social networking giant TikTok has led to its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, being classified…

58% of employees say hybrid and remote options are here to stay

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Going forward, only 24% of employees will be permanently based in an office and working at a single desk. 58% will either be pure WFH or hybrid workers. For many, today’s digital transformation priorities look very different when compared to…
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Biden looks for to reboot U.S. sanctions policy

The Biden administration is rethinking the U.S. approach to sanctions after four years of Donald Trump imposing and escalating them.The big picture: Sanctions are among the most powerful tools the U.S. has to influence its adversaries’ behavior without using …
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Merkel’s goodbye ruined by Poland crisis at EU top

Angela Merkel took up her vaunted mantle as Europe's crisis manager for what could be the last time tonight, as she urged the EU to find compromise in its showdown with Poland.Why it matters: The European Commission has threatened to withhold over $40 billion…

9 Republicans put everything on the line with Bannon vote

A small contingent of House Republicans risked their political futures on Thursday, they say, in the name of constitutional responsibility.Why it matters: The nine Republicans who voted to hold former Trump aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress are now in…

Political figures are making use of a justice system that can’t maintain

Political figures are exploiting the slowness of the U.S. justice system, Donald Trump's attacks on its integrity and divisions in society to defy the law.Why it matters: As polarization intensifies, it's placing tribalism above a shared national code of cond…

FSOC report reveals environment modification is “emerging risk” to U.S. economy

A top U.S. financial coordinating organization took several steps on Thursday to manage the growing risks that climate change poses to the U.S. financial system. Why it matters: While the Biden administration has been taking an all-of-government approach to c…