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Thousands of Bitcoiners in June descended on Miami for Bitcoin 2021, a semi-religious event that celebrated all things related to the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. Speakers included Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and ex-presidential candidate and firebrand libertarian Ron Paul.
Fresh off a strategic partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation to build an autonomous forklift, Third Wave Automation has snagged another $40 million from investors.
The California-based startup, which was founded in 2018, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, including participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures, according to a Form D filed with regulators. Matt Howard, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will join Third Wave’s board of directors.
Apple is discontinuing its iMac Pro.
According to CNN, Apple said that the computer is only available “while supplies last” and is listed on its site for $5,000.
And once it’s gone, it’s gone for good, CNN reported.
The iMac Pro, which was released in 2017, was once considered the company’s most powerful computer.
Facebook CTO says tech pessimism is ‘founded on real concerns of the negative impacts of technology’
Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer believes the pessimism surrounding technology in the world today is “founded on real concerns of the negative impacts of technology.”
In an interview on Tuesday with the president of the Oxford Union, the Oxford University debating society, Schroepfer said that in some cases “we haven’t really always done the homework upfront” and thought about what a “bad actor” might do with a particular product before releasing it.
This list marks 20 years since we began compiling an annual selection of the year’s most important technologies. Some, such as mRNA vaccines, are already changing our lives, while others are still a few years off. Below, you’ll find a brief description along with a link to a feature article that probes each technology in detail. We hope you’ll enjoy and explore—taken together, we believe this list represents a glimpse into our collective future.
Owners of Traeger’s WiFi (aka WiFIRE)-enabled range of grills can now adjust temps, start smoke cycles, and more on their Apple Watch.
I think J.Crew has righted the ship and is headed back towards greatness. Today we’re checking out their new Court leather sneakers in this lovely toffee or caramel shade. I know what you’re thinking, “Great… another pair of minimalist leather sneakers. Who would even wear these?” and that’s a great question. Lots of guys and gals could use a super solid pair of sneakers in their arsenal for those smart casual outfits where athletic sneakers are too casual and plain toe bluchers or dress Oxfords are way too formal. I’m thinking these kinds of sneakers are perfect for those staycation date nights with your partner or (safely) meeting your buds at the local beer and wings spot after work one evening.
For any man that is looking to add some new outdoors ready clothing to their wardrobe, Huckberry is the place to be. The options are stylish and very durable. But what happens when you partner up Huckberry with Lululemon? Well, you get the Huckberry Lululemon Navigation Down Jacket.
Action due to violations of service terms that prohibit businesses that promote or encourage violence from using the service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Lyft announced it would provide 60 million rides to and from vaccination sites for low-income, uninsured and at-risk communities as vaccines roll out.
The ride-hailing company partnered with JPMorgan Chase, Anthem Inc., United Way, Epic, Centene Corporation, Modern Health, One Medical, National Hispanic Council on Aging, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging and others to help with the efforts in the coming weeks.
The Italian shades brand is harking back to the 1990s once again with its latest interpretation of the PO3260S, the Persols worn by Jude Law in the eternally stylish 1999 thriller, The Talented Mr. Ripley. (Before that, the iconic frames were made famous by Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita.)
Stroll through London’s famed Burlington Arcade in the heart of Mayfair, an enclosed array of exclusive shops that has catered to well-dressed gentlemen for over 200 years, and one’s eye cannot help but be drawn to the extraordinary display of watches at the far end—thousands of rare Rolexes, each seemingly more valuable than the next. This is The Vintage Watch Company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, a mecca for Rolex collectors, who include some of the most stylish men on the planet.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a watch like no other, a watch that’s (nearly) as light as a feather with bold styling to match, you’ve found your next investment-level timepiece. The Zenith Defy Classic Carbon Watch arrives boldly on the scene to shake up the watch market, featuring full carbon fiber construction like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
The venerable Zodiac brand expands its offerings again with this new Limited Edition Super Sea Wolf GMT “Blackout” watch, created in collaboration with Timeless Luxury – a Dallas Fort Worth-based watch store.
Take your watch collection to a higher plane this fall and winter, literally, with the launch of the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner LE 262, a one-of-a-kind launch that sees the famed luxury company partnering with legendary climber and explorer Reinhold Messner.
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