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Facebook's new cryptocurrency receives backlash from legislators

Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, faces backlash from legislators

On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed reports that it is developing a new cryptocurrency called Libra. The corporation explained it initially plans for the service to serve as a payment transfer method for...
Russia once again hacks social media to manipulate an election

Report: Russia used social media to interfere in EU elections

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in 2018, the possibility of malicious actors using social media to affect the outcome of popular elections has loomed large. Now, the European Union (EU)...
Facebook challenges Bitcoin with Libra

Facebook to unveil Uber and Visa-backed cryptocurrency, challenges Bitcoin

In March, The Burn-In reported Facebook was planning to diversify its offerings by breaking into the cryptocurrency market. Now, the social media giant is preparing to announce the 2020 launch of...
ThinkGeek to shutter its doors in July

ThinkGeek to close in July, products moving to GameStop  

Last week, ThinkGeek made the sad announcement that it will be ceasing online operations on July 2. The firm’s parent company, GameStop, announced it was shuttering the platform to consolidate operations....

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a place where fans can live out their wildest...

Inside of Disneyland lives the fictional planet of Batuu. It’s an engaging experience that invites you to craft your very own "Star Wars" story. Set during the era of "Star Wars"...
Facebook is cracking down on CBD ads

Facebook’s CBD ad crackdown has prompted a lawsuit

If you’ve been online in the last year, you’ve undoubtedly seen advertisements for products containing Cannabidiol (CBD). The non-psychoactive marijuana derivative can now be found in everything from oils to chocolate...
Robert Downey Jr announces the Footprint Coalition

Robert Downey Jr. unveils environmental technology initiative

On June 4, “Avengers: Endgame” star Robert Downey Jr. gave a keynote speech at Amazon’s inaugural Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space (Re:MARS) conference. The actor gave a 20-minute address in...
Biohacking is the rage right now, but at what cost to humanity?

As biohacking becomes more popular, regulators can’t keep up

Where it was once a term to imply incompetence, the word "hack" now has a variety of connotations. Thanks to technology, "hack" has become a multi-faceted verb implying a shortcut, or...
Stadia Connect release date, titles, and more right here.video

Stadia pricing, release date, and games…but there’s one major drawback

In March, Google sent shockwaves through the games industry by announcing it's going to release its video game console. On Thursday, the conglomerate revealed the pricing, launch title selection, and release...
Black Mirror season 5 finale recapvideo

‘Black Mirror’ season 5 finale is a series low point

In its five seasons, “Black Mirror” has produced its fair share of weak episodes. However, in the past, even the program’s off installments have at least been thought-provoking or exhilarating. However,...