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South Korea EV battery makers reach settlement in US trade dispute

Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images South Korean electric-vehicle battery makers SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution have reached a settlment in a US trade dispute, Bloomberg reported. Under the terms of the agreement, SK will pay $1.8 billion (2 trillion won) in cash and royalties to LG. In a joint statement …

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Personal info for 1.3 million Clubhouse users reportedly leaked online

Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Personal data for some 1.3 million users of the social audio app Clubhouse has been leaked online, Cyber News reported. a SQL database with users’ IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum. According to Cyber News, it …

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Google reportedly ran secret ‘Project Bernanke’ that boosted its own ad-buying system over competitors

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google reportedly ran a secret project called “Project Bernanke” that relied on bidding data collected from advertisers using its ad exchange to benefit the company’s own ad system, The Wall Street Journal reported. First discovered by newswire service MLex, the name of the project was visible in an …

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LG leaves behind more than a flip phone-shaped hole in our hearts

The LG Stylo 6 is one of the company’s bestselling phones in recent history. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge The company leaves a void that brands like Motorola and TCL are well-positioned to fill LG’s exit from the smartphone business felt inevitable in the weeks leading up to it as rumors mounted. …

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China fines Alibaba $2.8 billion after antitrust investigation

Photo by Fang Dongxu/VCG via Getty Images China has hit Alibaba, one of the country’s biggest online retailers, with a record $2.8 billion (18.2 billion yuan) fine, after an investigation found the ecommerce giant violated China’s anti-monopoly law, The New York Times reported. The fine, which represents 4 percent of Alibaba’s 2019 domestic sales, is …

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First flight test for NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter pushed to Wednesday

NASA engineers have decided to delay the Ingenuity helicopter’s debut flight on Mars to at least Wednesday, April 14th, after running into a minor computer glitch during a rotor spin test late Friday night, the agency said on Saturday. The tiny craft is healthy, but engineers need some more time to review telemetry data from …

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Lawsuit against Amazon alleging it failed to protect workers from COVID-19 moved back to NY state court

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images A federal judge has granted the New York attorney general’s request to move a lawsuit against Amazon back to New York state court, Reuters reported. AG Letitia James’ lawsuit alleges that the ecommerce giant failed to protect workers at its Brooklyn and Staten Island warehouses from COVID-19 during the early …

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Everything we learned about Age of Empires IV’s new civilizations, campaigns, and wololos

We haven’t heard much about Age of Empires IV since it was announced in 2017, but we’ve finally been given a look at the game, which includes the Mongols and Delhi Sultanate as playable civilizations. Microsoft and developer Relic Entertainment showed off a healthy amount of gameplay footage as well as new features and civilizations …

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The team behind Age of Empires IV wants you to learn history while playing the game

Image: Microsoft Age of Empires games have always taken place against a historical backdrop, but Microsoft and Relic Entertainment want to take things even further with Age of Empires IV. The game will feature narrated documentaries throughout the campaigns, time period-accurate language and music, as well as art and game design that looks to take …

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