A Private Equity Firm Bought Ancestry, and Its Trove of DNA, for $4.7B
Blackstone, which says it will not have access to people's data, acquired the genealogy and home DNA testing company from a group of other investment firms.
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This 'RollerCoaster Tycoon' Maze Takes Trillions of Years to Complete
The maze will take simulated park guests park 6.6 * 10 ^ 19,758 years to complete. That is a very long time.
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DoorDash Gives Drivers an Extra $0.78 a Day for Working During Pandemic
The announcement was made in relation to a local ordinance in San Francisco that requires delivery drivers to disinfect high-touch surfaces in their vehicles and be compensated for doing so.
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A Queer Indigenous Professor Who Died of COVID-19 Didn’t Actually Exist
Academic Twitter users made friends with the nonexistent professor, mourned her death, and then discovered they had been catfished.
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Smart Glasses to Become Dumb Glasses a Month After Google Buys Company
Canadian smart glasses maker North announced it was bought by Google on June 30, and now its $600 Focals will be non-functional as of July 31. The company is offering full refunds.
Scientists Just Released a DIY Coronavirus Vaccine Under a Creative Commons License
The citizen scientists, associated with Harvard University, have been testing the vaccine on themselves.
Activists Are Flooding ICE’s New Vigilante Academy With Fake Applications
The agency is offering training in “defensive tactics, firearms familiarization, and targeted arrests.” Activists are encouraging people to flood the application process with fake submissions
The Republican Coronavirus Relief Bill Would Fund Fighter Jets
The proposed relief package contains some provisions for rental assistance and nutrition programs, and a bucketload of cash to buy military aircraft.
The Garmin Ransomware Hack Is Horrifying
The hack reveals that fitness tracking companies are vulnerable troves of sensitive data and aren't taking your privacy seriously.
Virtual Fans Are Coming to Major League Baseball
Who needs fans when you have legions of Sims?
The Record Industry Is Going After Parody Songs Written By an Algorithm
Songs written by 'Weird A.I. Yankovic' are getting flagged for violating copyright. Its creator says they should be protected by Fair Use.
This New Website Lets You Track COVID-19 Data in Your County
A new website provides up-to-date data regarding COVID-19 broken down by county. Users can also construct a four-month projection of active cases factoring in different levels of social distancing.