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August 30, 2022

Solana-Based DeFi Protocol OptiFi Loses $661K In Programming Blunder

Derivatives-focused decentralized finance (DeFi) platform OptiFi accidentally closed its mainnet platform in a programming blunder, locking away $661,000 in USDC. CoinDesk reports: The Solana blockchain-powered protocol […]
August 30, 2022

SmartDry’s Useful Laundry Sensor To Be Cloud-Bricked Next Month

SmartDry, a small sensor that could be mounted inside a dryer to tell you when your clothes were dry, is losing access to the servers necessary […]
August 30, 2022

Last Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Who Ended the Cold War, Dies Aged 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War without bloodshed but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died on Tuesday at the age of […]
August 30, 2022

Marijuana Use Is Outpacing Cigarette Use For the First Time

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: More people in the U.S. are now smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to a Gallup poll. Cigarette use […]
August 30, 2022

Snap Plans To Lay Off 20 Percent of Employees

Snap is planning to lay off approximately 20 percent of its more than 6,400 employees, The Verge reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. From […]
August 30, 2022

Intel, Which Coined The Term ‘Patent Troll’, Makes Deal With Patent Troll To ‘Monetize’ Unused Patents

Mike Masnick, reporting for TechDirt: Intel recently announced that it was handing 5,000 patents off to IPValue, which (as it does in these kinds of deals) […]
August 30, 2022

Facebook is Shutting Down Its Standalone Gaming App in October

Just over two years after its launch, Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Gaming app on October 28, 2022. Now, when you open the app, you’ll […]
August 30, 2022

Google’s Open-Source Bug Bounty Aims To Clamp Down on Supply Chain Attacks

Google has introduced a new vulnerability rewards program to pay researchers who find security flaws in its open-source software or in the building blocks that its […]
August 30, 2022

To Save Lives, Issue Connected Vehicle Technology Waiver, NTSB Tells FCC

ArsTechnica reports: In mid-August, the Federal Communications Commission succeeded in its long-held plan to reallocate a portion of the spectrum from car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication (known […]