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China’s new electric cars cost more to insure than fuel-powered cars

In China, new energy vehicles typically receive green license plates – which is often easier for residents to apply for versus the blue license plate of a traditional fuel-powered car. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — While Chinese companies churn out new electric cars, local insurance firms think they’re more expensive … Read more

This Deluxe Steam Deck Kickstand Makes A Huge Difference

Photo: Kotaku While the Steam Deck, Valve’s souped-up mini PC, offers a wealth of gaming experiences in a portable format, the lack of a kickstand has been a sore spot. Enter the Deckmate: A simple, plastic bracket that lets you attach not just a very handy kickstand, but also several other specialized mounting solutions to … Read more

Google Play Store and Apple App Store security alert issued over malicious apps: ‘Remove them’

Cyber security researchers have issued a warning to smartphone users over a swathe of malicious apps that have been downloaded millions of times from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Researchers from the Human Security Satori threat intelligence team raised the alarm in a new report that revealed about 80 different Android apps … Read more

The mysterious nine-second call from the White House to a January 6 rioter: CNN reveals the rioter’s identity for the first time

Washington CNN  —  At 4:34 pm on January 6, 2021, a cell phone registered to a Capitol rioter who had stormed the building, received a phone call from a White House landline, according to records obtained by CNN. The call lasted for only nine seconds. Who placed the call and why remains a mystery, but … Read more

Optus data breach compensation: Telco to offer credit monitoring program amid fears hack could lead to identity theft

Optus will fund a credit monitoring service for customers most impacted by the recent data breach. The telco last Thursday admitted that almost 10 million current and former customers’ data had been accessed in a cyberattack. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Optus under more pressure following data leak. Watch the latest News on Channel 7 or … Read more

Amazon’s second Prime Day sale will take place Oct. 11-12

Workers retrieve boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center on Prime Day in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., on Monday, June 21, 2021. Rachel Jessen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon is hosting another Prime Day-like deal bonanza next month, marking the first time it will hold two such events in the same year. The company said … Read more

Los Angeles Fashion Week returns, riding the West Coast’s fashion moment

To receive the Vogue Business newsletter, sign up here. Los Angeles Fashion Week will return from 6 to 9 October with a new lineup in a bid to draw fashion brands and designers to the traditionally commercial-centric event. The organisers are intent on “doing things differently” by focusing on four pillars — fashion, beauty, technology … Read more

This guy is using AI to make a movie — and you can help decide what happens next

CNN  —  “Salt” resembles many science-fiction films from the ’70s and early ‘80s, complete with 35mm footage of space freighters and moody alien landscapes. But while it looks like a throwback, the way it was created points to what could be a new frontier for making movies. “Salt” is the brainchild of Fabian Stelzer. He’s … Read more

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday. The NROL-91 spy satellite lifted off at 3:25 p.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California’s Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of … Read more

Vera Bradley’s founders Pat and Barb look back on the last 40 years as they embark into the metaverse

New York CNN  —  It all started with a knock on the door four decades ago. It was 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Patricia R. Miller was stopping by to introduce herself to new neighbor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. “I happened to be the welcoming committee of one,” Miller told CNN Business with a laugh. … Read more