Samsung-led tech rally boosts South Korea shares for second session

Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares gained for a second straight session, buoyed by Samsung Electronics and other tech stocks, and as the country reported a drop in COVID-19 cases. The won strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield dropped. ** The benchmark KOSPI closed up 17.69 points, or 0.74%, at 2,401.91 […]

China tech veterans to launch ‘domestic replacement’ fund amid US sanctions

Chinese tech veterans, including former executives at Huawei and SMIC, are planning to launch a “domestic replacement” fund by the end of the year to help create China’s next tech giant and support Chinese companies sanctioned by Washington. Venture capital firm China Europe Capital aims to raise 5 billion yuan ($731.46 million) for the fund […]

Streaming HD videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions: Study

Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the technology used, according to a German government-backed study released Thursday. The report published by Germany’s Federal Environment agency calculated the amount of carbon dioxide produced by data centers where material is stored for streaming, and by the transmission technology used […]

Nikkei ends higher on upbeat machinery orders, US tech rebound

Japanese shares ended higher on Thursday as better-than-expected machinery orders data and Wall Street’s rebound from a three-day losing streak bolstered investor sentiment. The benchmark Nikkei share average closed 0.88 per cent higher at 23,235.47, with 197 advancers on the index against 25 decliners. The broader Topix gained 1.21 per cent to 1,624.86, marking the […]

English is considered a necessity for tech videos; I wanted break that barrier: Gaurav Chaudhary aka @TechnicalGuruji

Even when I’m traveling, I’ve shot and edited videos on my phone and uploaded them with the inflight Wi-Fi. Recently, I turned down an Antarctic expedition which required me be without Wi-Fi for a few days. I cannot break my streak! It’s like lunch and dinner for me; I cannot skip an upload. I can […]

Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) vs. Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen): What’s the difference and should you upgrade?

That means the new Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) is the same affordable price as the original, despite launching several years later and with better features. Despite all these new features, however, the doorbell itself looks identical. The only noticeable physical difference is that the new one is thicker; something often not seen when upgrading […]

TikTok Suicide Video Warning from Mental Health Boss: ‘Do Not Share This Video under Any Circumstances’

The Twitter account for March for Our Lives, an activist group that campaigns for laws to prevent U.S. gun violence, tweeted a link to mental health resources. It said: “There is a triggering video circulating @tiktok_us of a man [dying by] suicide using a shotgun. If you see a white man with a beard at […]

Deep Sea Attack: Shrimp Rips Fish From Larger Fish’s Stomach in Stunning Video

While surveying an underwater mountain called Ufiata seamount, part of the Tokelau Seamount Chain near American Samoa, the researchers spied a caridean shrimp tangling with a little creature called a dragonfish. The shrimp gained the upper hand and began literally picking the fish apart.

Mass School Shootings More Likely to Be Blamed on Video Games When the Perpetrator Is White: ‘A Racial Issue’

“The stereotype that links racial minorities with violence is one of the more pervasive and long-held societal stereotypes,” she said. “Stereotypes shape our perceptions to be in line with the stereotype, often in ways we are unaware or may not intend. Stereotypes are particularly influential when information is ambiguous or the cause of a behavior […]

TikTok is trying to remove a graphic suicide video

TikTok has taken steps to make it harder to search for content related to self-harm. When searching for “suicide video” or similar terms on the short-form video sharing platform, results are blocked and the app serves up the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as tips and other support resources.