Kevin Truong

Tech news

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.
Kevin Truong
16 hours ago
Games News

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.
Kevin Truong
2 days ago
DoorDash

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.
Kevin Truong
3 days ago
catfishing

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.
Kevin Truong
4 days ago
Tech news

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.
Kevin Truong
7.30.20
Coronavirus

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.
Kevin Truong
7.30.20
direct action

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
Kevin Truong
7.29.20
Tech news

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.
Kevin Truong
7.28.20
Hacking

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.
Kevin Truong
7.28.20
Tech news

Virtual Fans Are Coming to Major League Baseball

Who needs fans when you have legions of Sims?
Kevin Truong
7.23.20
copyright

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.
Kevin Truong
7.22.20
COVID-19

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.
Kevin Truong
7.22.20
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