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Amazon is offering 20 percent off certified used and refurbished products today
The Verge

For a limited time, you can save 20 percent on a vast range of used and refurbished tech products at Amazon Warehouse. No offer code is necessary, and we’ve listed a few of our top picks that you can nab at a discount. more…

China Roundup: WeChat’s new focus on monetization
TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. At the beginning of each year, a large crowd of developers, content creators and digitall… more…

Allen Institute for AI’s Incubator expands with $10M fund from high-profile VCs
TechCrunch

The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) started its incubator up two years ago, helping launch companies like Xnor.ai, Blue Canoe, and WellSaidLabs. Their success has attracted funding from not just local Seattle VC outfit Madrona, but Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and … more…

Cancer and Heart Disease Could Be Contagious Through Our Microbiomes, Scientists Argue
Gizmodo.com

It’s a science lesson you probably learned in grade school: You can only catch certain illnesses, like the flu, from another person. But a new paper argues that many diseases seen as noncommunicable, like most cancers and heart disease, might be transmissible… more…

Tech exceptionalism is over, and now things need to change
Mashable

I ended CES by finishing a book. It was Uncanny Valley, a memoir from New Yorker contributor Anna Wiener, which comes out on Tuesday. It’s not a polemic, and, despite the many (thinly veiled) references to well-known tech companies, it’s not a dishy tell-all … more…

When sexual abuse was called seduction: France confronts its past
BBC News

Vanessa Springora has given an account of the traumatic effects of her relationship with a writer. more…

French filmmaker detained over alleged sexual assault: prosecutors
Reuters

French movie director Christophe Ruggia was taken into custody on Tuesday, Paris prosecutors said, over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was cast in one of his movies nearly two decades ago. more…

Special Report: How secrecy in U.S. courts hobbles regulators
Reuters

Something wasn’t right with the Rhino. more…

Super Bowl 2020 live stream: when it starts, how to watch online, & more
Androidcentral.com

The biggest NFL game of the year, Super Bowl 2020, takes place on February 2 which isn't very far away. Whether you are attending a party, planning to stay home, or will be traveling, one thing you may be wondering is how to watch the Super Bowl. Well, there … more…

'Alita: Battle Angel' VFX team discusses the possibility of a sequel: 'If you want to go talk to Disney, you're welcome'
Insider.com

20th Century Fox If you're a fan of Fox's " Alita: Battle Angel," you know it wasn't supposed to be a one-off film. Based on the popular manga series, " Gunnm," producer James Cameron worked on a vision for the film for years. During a press day at the Walt D… more…

Authors describe losing thousands of dollars in monthly income when Amazon quietly shut down its fan-fiction service — and how they bounced back
Business Insider

Amazon shut down its fan-fiction service Kindle Worlds in 2018 after five years, and some authors told Business Insider they lost thousands of dollars in monthly income. The service licensed book series like "Gossip Girl" and "The Vampire Diaries" for authors… more…

The most surprising details in the Mail on Sunday's official defense against Meghan Markle's lawsuit
Insider.com

The Mail on Sunday's defense against Meghan Markle 's lawsuit has finally been released in new court documents, which were shared with Insider. The Duchess of Sussex is suing the publication over the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, a… more…

4 Details for Successful Networking That Most People Overlook
Entrepreneur.com

Warning: To effectively network, you're going to have to get up from behind your laptop and actually talk to people! more…

4 Tips for Building Your Dream Network
Entrepreneur.com

Face-to-face interactions matter more than ever more…

How the Founder of Schmidt's Naturals Went From Zero to a Nine-Figure Exit
Entrepreneur.com

Jaime Schmidt started selling natural deodorant at farmer's markets in 2010. By 2017, she sold her company to Unilever. more…

Duchess of Sussex photographed boarding float plane in downtown Victoria - CTV News
Ctvnews.ca

Duchess of Sussex photographed boarding float plane in downtown Victoria CTV News Meghan Markle Knew Letter to Father Would Go Public, Tabloid Claims E! Online Mail On Sunday Defends Publishing Meghan Markle’s Personal Letters ETCanada.com Meghan Markle's clo… more…

Grammys CEO accused of misconduct, placed on 'administrative leave' - Fox Business
Foxbusiness.com

Grammys CEO accused of misconduct, placed on 'administrative leave' Fox Business Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave' after allegation of misconduct Fox News Grammys Chief, Accused Of Misconduct, On Leave 10 Days Before Awards Show CBS Los … more…

Half of Canadians have too few local psychiatrists, or none at all. How can we mend the mental-health gap? - The Globe and Mail
The Globe And Mail

Finding psychiatric care is a challenge for millions of Canadians in underserved regions. A Globe and Mail analysis highlights where the strain is greatest, and why an aging work force and low pay are making the problem worse more…

Sources: Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Coming To PC
Kotaku.com

The PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to personal computers this year, sources tell Kotaku. It’s an unprecedented move for Sony that signals a future in which the publisher releases games on platforms beyond its own consoles. Read more... more…

Mildly interesting old sign found in basement
Boingboing.net

I removed the last of the ancient wooden boards attached randomly to joists and walls in our basement and piled it all in the yard ready for disposal. A heap of split, splintered rusty-nailed junk caked in decades of paint and grime. So it stayed almost for a… more…