A legal expert explains the “smoking gun” in the impeachment probe. The “smoking gun” in president Trump's impeachment inquiry case—the July 25 call—has already been out for months. Robert Litt, a former general counsel to the Director of National Intelligence, explains why it’s so important.
Boeing starts selling 737 MAX jets again. The Wall Street Journal reports that the embattled aviation giant has received orders for 50 of its grounded jetliners in two deals worth a combined $5.9 billion.
🇺🇸2020 Election 🗳
A new study shows young US voters are really bad at spotting fake news. High school students who were shown a grainy video in which poll workers appear to stuff ballots concluded that it provided “strong evidence” of voter fraud in the 2016 Democratic primaries. It had actually been shot in Russia.
Hong Kong protests
The Hong Kong standoff continues. Some protesters remain inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with escape routes, including sewers, blocked by police. More than 1,000 people have been arrested or given themselves up, the South China Morning Post reports.
ETFs are eating the market
A dose of reality
Apple banned vaping apps, but they were never really popular enough to be a problem. Jim McDonald, the news editor at Vaping360, told Quartz that very few users of nicotine vapes even needed the apps.
Big data could catch prescription drug thieves at hospitals. New tech tools promise to curb instances of doctors and nurses siphoning opioids for personal use but they could also exacerbate the problem and lead to costly lawsuits.
Mining for silver
Older people are being scammed by gold and silver schemes through Facebook ads. In a Quartz special investigation, we reveal efforts by US state law enforcement officials to deal with criminals who use targeted advertising to identify vulnerable seniors with conservative political opinions.
The new “Wolf of Wall Street” is an influencer who sells gold to Republican seniors. Lucas Asher is a rock musician and a verified Instagrammer. He also leads Metals.com—a company accused of selling overpriced gold and silver.
Making immigration work
Women of note
The race to zero emissions
Get up to speed on the latest carbon cuts. Here’s what happened over the past week that helped or harmed the world’s chances of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions to zero.
Today's children are already living with the lifelong effects of climate change. The Guardian reports on new research indicating that exposing children to wildfires and heatwaves today will complicate their health in the future.
Great tidbit from Akshat's Race to Zero Emission's newsletter—older adults are being exposed to more heatwaves than ever before as a result of climate change. This is bad news: older bodies are often ill-equipped to maintain their body temp when exposed to outside stressors. I wouldn't be surprised if
Great tidbit from Akshat's Race to Zero Emission's newsletter—older adults are being exposed to more heatwaves than ever before as a result of climate change. This is bad news: older bodies are often ill-equipped to maintain their body temp when exposed to outside stressors. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing a spike in heat-related deaths as the days over 30 C continue to climb in certain parts of the world.
Let the algorithm decide
Spotify wants to treat podcasts like music playlists. If 'Your Daily Podcasts' expedite discovery, that would be a win for listeners and hosts alike. But Spotify will have to prove it can turn up more gems than sludge.
Has your Google Play Store experience improved? You can thank DeepMind for that. VentureBeat writes that Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind is behind a new artificial intelligence recommendation algorithm that helps Android users find the most relevant and useful apps.
The future of gaming
Video game influencers are rewiring the digital economy. Although their revenues depend on targeted ads and “surveillance capitalism,” streamers are also pioneering a new business model where their audiences are patrons and not products for marketers.
Google Stadia is here. Billed as a “Netflix for gaming,” Stadia offers streaming of top-tier titles without a console. The verdict from The Verge is that while the service holds promise, it's still not quite ready for prime time.
Clash of the titans
Congrats champ, you made it to the end.
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