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Discord bans Reddit’s WallStreetBets for hate speech as scrutiny intensifies

Discord has banned the server used by the controversial subreddit r/WallStreetBets for what it says are repeated violations of the company’s hate speech policies. The ban comes as the subreddit’s moderators briefly took the group private, sayi…

Facebook Once Again Pledges To Depoliticize Facebook

After initially pledging not to recommend civic and political groups to its users, but then sort of continuing to do that anyway, Facebook once again affirmed its commitment to reducing the amount of political content that users see on Wednesday.Read m…

Tesla’s Cybertruck is on track for volume production in 2022

On Tesla’s quarterly earnings call, CEO Elon Musk reported its first annual profit and mentioned the company’s highly anticipated pickup. According to Musk, Tesla expects to make a “few deliveries of the Cybertruck in 2021, but volume producti…

Tesla’s ‘transformative’ fourth quarter tops a full year of positive revenue

It’s 2021 and nearly 7 percent of the US workforce is currently idle on account of the pandemic but heck if Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t still making money hand over fist. He’s surpassed Jeff Bezos as the richest person on the planet over the pas…

Finding the Perfect Landing Spot for NASA’s Moon Mission Will Be Tricky

For the pending Artemis missions to the Moon, NASA has already selected the southern polar region as the destination for its astronauts, but an exact landing spot has yet to be determined. Given the needs of the Artemis program, this won’t be easy. Rea…

Apple Had a Better Holiday Than Literally Anyone Else

We’re well into the second decade of iPhone sales, and with the covid-19 pandemic devastating economies worldwide, some wondered: Would 2020 be the year that Apple’s runaway revenue train finally slowed down? The answer is decidedly: lol no.Read more…..

Mark Zuckerberg wants to reduce political content in News Feed

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is thinking about new ways to make political content less visible on its platform, and that the company may make changes to users’ News Feeds to make that happen.The comments came during Facebook’s quarterly earni…

Sling TV price hike adds another $5 per month for new customers

Starting today, new Sling TV customers will pay $35 per month for the company’s Blue and Orange subscriptions, or $50 if they bundle the two plans together. Either way, that’s a $5 hike above the price increase the company announced in late 20…

Discord Bans r/WallStreetBets For Hate Speech Violations

After kicking off a historic rally around GameStop stock that has incited the ire of hedge fund tycoons and the SEC, the r/WallStreetBets channel was banned from Discord on Wednesday over apparent hate speech violations. Read more…

U.S. Navy Documents Discuss Creating a ‘Spacetime Modification Weapon’

The U.S. Department of Defense spent close to half a million dollars—at least $466,810—on fringe science research, in the hopes of someday creating an aircraft that bends the laws of physics. That news comes via a new report from the War Zone, which r…