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Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

All the big CES 2021 announcements in one place

Having moved entirely online, this year’s CES is unlike any other. However, there’s still a ton of tech news to watch out for, and Axios has you covered with all the big news in one place. The big picture: We…

Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon’s decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

Stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in Spotify’s pay-to-play plan

Spotify offered the promise that, in the age of digital downloads, all artists would get paid for their music, and some would get paid a lot. Lorde and Billie Eilish showed what was possible. Lorde was just 16 when, in…

12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another. For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and…

These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

2021 could be the year automation and AI truly accelerate the economy

The coronavirus pandemic hit the global economy hard in 2020, but the economy may be close to consolidating years of technological advances — and ready to take off in a burst of productivity growth. Why it matters: Productivity is the…

No spare change: how charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our cashless society

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: “Sorry, no cash on me!” To the rescue, a charity volunteer waved a contactless “tap-and-go”…

French Authorities Seized More Than 27,000 Potentially Looted Archaeological Artifacts Hoarded by a Single Collector in Belgium

French authorities in Belgium have seized a massive haul of 27,400 Roman coins and artifacts believed to have been illegally excavated throughout eastern France. Following a joint investigation by the two nations, officials found the hoard in the possession of…

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Chief Scientist Alan Finkel on climate, energy and emissions

This month Alan Finkel ends his term as Australia’s Chief Scientist. An entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist, and educator in his former life, Finkel describes the role he’s held since 2016 as consisting of two activities. There’s “reviewing” – briefing government on…

Linux, Apple, Windows Remote Control (VNC part 1)

Want to control your Mac from a Windows PC? Or Windows from a Mac? Or Ubuntu from Windows? This is how. (Part 1). Need help? Join my Discord: https://discord.com/invite/usKSyzb Menu: Overview: 0:00 Warnings: 0:54 Windows VNC install: 1:54 Passwords and…

Bitcoin’s rebound: 3 reasons this time is (sort of) different

Bitcoin is back. Three years after the bubble that inflated its value from US$5,000 to US$20,000 in less than three months burst in spectacular fashion, plunging more than 80%, the cryptocurrency is again on the verge of a record high.…