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Libra’s Ranks Shrink Again As Crypto Group Appoints a Board

Libra could use a return to balance. Even by Facebook standards, it’s been a tumultuous few weeks for the company’s nascent cryptocurrency effort. First came the departure of PayPal, the old haunt of Facebook blockchain guru David Marcus, from the Libra Association, the group that



New England Patriots to re-sign veteran TE Benjamin Watson

Oct. 14 (UPI) — The New England Patriots are finalizing an agreement to bring back veteran tight end Benjamin Watson. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Watson was at the Patriots’ facility Monday as the two sides work toward a contract. The Patriots

Watch Live: Google’s Pixel 4 Hardware Event

[embedded content] If you’ve been waiting for a new Pixel device, Tuesday is the day to send the kids to your mother’s, drop a note in the #WFH Slack channel, and ask Google Assistant to hold your calls. Google is expected to unveil the Pixel





Robot Rocket Printers, ‘Fornite’ Disappears, and More News

Thirty-foot robots are printing actual rockets, a popular game has vanished, and a marathoner has done the (nearly) impossible. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!



How Eliud Kipchoge Pulled Off His Epic, Sub-2-Hour Marathon

On Saturday morning in Vienna, Austria, Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s finest marathoner, became the first person in history to run 26.2 miles in under two hours. His time of 1:59:40 required him to maintain an average pace of just under 4:35 per mile. That is,



Uber lays off about 350 people

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Uber has laid off about 350 employees in its self-driving, Uber Eats and other teams, marking the final phase of layoffs that began earlier this year, the company confirmed Monday. The announcement by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in a companywide letter



Is iOS 13 Sharing Your Browsing Data With China’s Tencent?

iOS 13’s “Fraudulent Website Warning” feature for Safari mobile shares some of your browsing data by default. That’s normally a good thing, since Google takes this data, hashes what you’re attempting to access, and is only able to sort-of match what you were looking for