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Airbnb launches ‘anti-party technology’ to help hosts prevent risky bookings

Airbnb is using technology to crack down on parties. The vacation rental service announced on Tuesday, Aug. 16, that it’s introducing “anti-party technology” in the US and Canada. Airbnb said it’s launching tech-forward tools to help hosts “help identify potentially high-risk reservations and prevent those users from taking advantage of our platform,” according to the company’s press …

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Google launches Android 13, rolling out now to Pixel phones

Compared to the massive redesign that arrived last year, Google is focused on refinement and just a few new features for Android 13, which is launching and rolling out today to supported Pixel phones. Android 13 starts on the lockscreen with redesigned media controls that take up roughly twice the height of the previous iteration. …

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Samsung Launches $3,500 ‘Odyssey Ark’ 55-Inch Curved Gaming Display

Samsung today announced the launch of the Odyssey Ark, which the company says is the world’s first 55-inch 4K curved display with a 165Hz refresh rate for improved gaming performance. Samsung first previewed the monitor at CES, but it is now available to order. Priced at $3,500, the Samsung Odyssey Ark features mini-LED technology with …

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Hong Kong accounting watchdog launches second probe into Evergrande and PwC

Hong Kong’s accounting watchdog has launched an investigation into Evergrande Property Services, a major subsidiary of the embattled Chinese property developer, and its auditor PwC over a $2bn loan scheme that led to an executive clear-out last month. The investigation will put more scrutiny on Evergrande, the world’s most indebted real estate developer, after it …

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Rocket Report: SpaceX launches Korea to the Moon, Georgia’s litigious spaceport

Enlarge / An Atlas V rocket launches a Space Based Infrared System satellite on Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base. Trevor Mahlmann Welcome to Edition 5.05 of the Rocket Report! Don’t look now, but we could be fewer than four weeks away from the launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. I have covered …

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea

SpaceX launches South Korea’s 1st-ever moon mission, lands rocket at sea

South Korea is on its way to the moon. The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) lifted off today (Aug. 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission and setting the stage for more ambitious moon efforts down the road. KPLO, also known as Danuri, “will be the first step …

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