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Real identity of Bitcoin founder ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ could FINALLY be revealed in court…and may unlock £36billion fortune

THE real identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto could finally be revealed, unlocking the key to his £36billion fortune. A UK court will now decide if Craig Wright, 54, is the mysterious, anonymous crypto-king who disappeared from the internet over a decade ago. PA:Press Association Craig Wright will have to ‘prove’ he is the real Bitcoin founder at a trial that begins today[/caption] Getty –…

Trader Joe’s stores in California are being targeted by thieves who swipe customers’ wallets from their carts as they shop,...

Adene Sanchez/Getty Images Thieves in California’s East Bay are swiping wallets from shopping carts – especially at Trader Joe’s, police say. “Wallets were taken from unattended shopping carts or open purses while victims were shopping,” a Tri-Valley PD said. Businesses in the nearby cities of San Francisco and Oakland say they’ve been hit by rising crime. A new crime trend is hitting Trader Joe’s stores…

Sam Altman says ChatGPT should be ‘much less lazy now’

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images Sam Altman wrote on X that ChatGPT should be “much less lazy now” after OpenAI rolled out an update. Some users have complained the AI is refusing to complete tasks and giving lackluster responses. It’s not clear what caused the slump, with one developer blaming seasonal depression.  ChatGPT has made…

Legal action launched against ‘rip-off’ hidden commissions on UK firms’ energy bills

UK businesses are grappling with an additional 10% average cost for gas and electricity, as revealed by a prominent litigation law firm in a new report. The firm, Harcus Parker, is leading a collective legal action involving thousands of small enterprises seeking to recover up to £2 billion in undisclosed broker fees added to their energy bills. The undisclosed commissions, sometimes reaching 60% of energy…

UK reaches key milestone with one million electric cars sold since 2002

The UK achieved a significant milestone last month as the one millionth electric car was registered, marking a noteworthy accomplishment despite a notable decline in sales, according to recent data. Private registrations for new electric vehicles (EVs) experienced a 25% decrease in January, posing a potential challenge to the country’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported a…

Phoebe Bridgers Slams Ex-Grammys Head Neil Portnow for Saying Women Need to ‘Step Up’ to Win Awards: ‘I Hope You...

Phoebe Bridgers had some choice words for former Recording Academy president Neil Portnow. On a night when women dominated the Grammy Awards, Bridgers took the opportunity to revisit some of Portnow’s controversial comments backstage at the 66th annual ceremony. Portnow, who served as the chairman and CEO of The Recording Academy from 2002 to 2009, stirred […] Go to Source

Grammys Snubs and Surprises: Women Rule the Major Categories — but Olivia Rodrigo, SZA and Lana Del Rey Can’t Catch...

Everybody gets a trophy! Well, we don’t want to sound that dismissive of the way the Grammys like to spread the love. But it did seem as if the Recording Academy votership was determined to give nearly all the major nominees at least one significant award. And not allowing any of the multiply nominated artists […] Go to Source

How VCs can assess and attract winners in a landscape that’s now crowded with AI startups

Felicis, the 16-year-old Bay Area-based early-stage venture firm, has a reputation for investing globally. Indeed, firm founder Aydin Senkut — who spent a handful of years at Google as a product manager in its earlier days — was born in Turkey and talks often of the hustle he sees in founders around the world. Felicis […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Naboo provides an Aibnb-like experience for company seminars

Naboo, a French company that was created just a couple of years ago, is trying to create a modern online experience for company seminar planning. The startup recently raised an $8 million funding round (€7.5 million) and already processes more than $1.5 million in transaction volume per month. On paper, Naboo is quite simple. It’s […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Taylor Swift wins her fourth Grammy for Album of the Year, makes history

Taylor Swift made history at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, becoming the only person in the award show’s history to win Album of the Year four times. The previous record was jointly held by musical icons Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder. Announced by Celine Dion, Swift shares her Grammy for Album of the Year with her fellow producer and songwriter Jack…

Increase customer conversion with a discounted subscription to Prooven.io

TL;DR: A Prooven.io Unlimited Plan is on sale for £29.97, saving you 98% on list price. The world of online business is constantly evolving. And whether you have a side hustle or a full-fledged company that relies on having a website presence, you’d likely accept any assistance you can get from any helpful tools when it comes to interacting with your followers. That’s where Prooven.io…

Five teenage boys now arrested over fatal stabbing of Queensland grandmother

Five teenage boys have now been arrested over the death of a Queensland grandmother over the weekend. Vyleen White, 70, was allegedly stabbed to death near her car in an underground car park at Town Square Redbank Plains shopping centre in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane on Saturday. Her car was also taken and found 20 minutes away. READ MORE: ‘Life-threatening’ flooding warning as ex-tropical cyclone…

‘Hottest ever’ training: Manly teammate tells inquest into Titmuss death

Manly player Keith Titmuss likely died after not receiving adequate treatment for exertional heat stroke at a training session with the NRL club, an inquiry has heard. The 20-year-old’s sudden death was probed during an inquest that began on Monday, more than three years after the emerging talent fell ill at pre-season training. Noting body cramps while stretching after a cardio workout, Titmuss suffered a…

You’re opposition-in-chief to Tinubu, doing bad job at it – Presidency blasts Atiku

The Presidency has accused the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of carving a niche for himself as the “opposition-in-chief” to President Bola Tinubu and his government. Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information & Strategy, said Atiku took up the new role due to the failure to achieve his life-long ambition of ruling Nigeria. In a statement he issued, Onanuga, however,…

Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship: Lawal, Adenike hunt for gold, silver

Weightlifting duo Rafiatu Folashade Lawal and Adijat Adenike Olarinoye will Monday evening begin their hunt for gold and silver medals for Nigeria when they compete in the 59kg women’s category at the ongoing 2024 Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship in Egypt. A statement by Amaechi Agbo, the Media Officer of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation, said both weightlifters won three Gold and three Silver medals, respectively, during…

Girl, 13, gang-raped in toilets as thugs forced her boyfriend to watch in horror attack that has sparked fury in...

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was allegedly gang-raped in a public toilet while the thugs made her boyfriend watch. Over seven suspects were said to be in involved in the horrific attack last Tuesday in Sicily, Italy. EPA The crime has sparked fury in Italy[/caption] Police said that the all seven alleged perpetrators are Egyptian and belong to the same gang. They have arrested all seven –…

A US admiral says he’s confident the US Navy’s strike groups can counter China’s ‘carrier killer’ missiles

A US Navy F-35C Lightning II is seen on the flight deck aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Song Kyung-Seok/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A US admiral said his strike group can “execute the mission regardless of what the threat is.” Rear Adm. Carlos Sardiello brushed aside concerns about China’s “carrier killer” missiles.  China doubled its stockpile of “carrier killer” missiles between…

A company lost $25 million after an employee was tricked by deepfakes of his coworkers on a video call: police

A person attending a conference call. Alistair Berg/Getty Images A company lost $25 million after an employee was tricked by deepfake versions of his colleagues, Hong Kong police say. The person had attended a video call with deepfakes of the firm’s UK-based CFO and other colleagues.  Hong Kong police said scammers created the deepfakes based on publicly available video. Scammers made off with about $25…

Tesla employee booked after allegedly making threats against Elon Musk, Joe Biden: ‘Planning to kill’

A Tesla employee was arrested last month for allegedly threatening to kill Tesla CEO Elon Musk and President Biden, among others. Minnesota resident Justin Mathew McCauley, 31, was charged with third-degree felony terroristic threat, according to FOX 7 Austin. The employee was arrested in Travis County, Texas. According to court documents obtained by FOX 7, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office learned that McCauley was making…

Massachusetts focuses on skills-based hiring, eliminates college degree requirements for about 90% of jobs

The State of Massachusetts is eliminating college degree requirements for more than 90% of its job postings, putting more emphasis on skills-based hiring practices. In January, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey signed an executive order only allowing degree requirements to be part of a job posting “when absolutely necessary” to the performance of the role being sought. By doing so, the governor’s office said, the administration…

Taylor Swift takes home Grammys album of the year: Complete winners list

Taylor Swift took home album of the year while Billie Eilish won song of the year at the Grammys on Sunday night. Swift made history as the first person to win album of the year four times as “Midnights” took home the top award. “I love it so much. It makes me so happy,” Swift said while accepting the Grammy. “All I want to do…

US forces launch self-defense strike on Houthis, accuse group of presenting ‘an imminent threat’ in Red Sea

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that its forces conducted a self-defense strike against Houthi forces early Sunday morning. In a statement published on X Sunday evening, CENTCOM explained that American forces “struck four anti-ship cruise missiles, all of which were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.” “U.S. forces identified the missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an…

Bambu Lab is recalling every A1 3D printer — don’t use them until you read this

The Bambu Lab A1 3D Printer in question. | Image: Bambu Lab Bambu Lab is officially recalling all A1 3D printers (not counting the A1 Mini). The company “strongly” urges owners to stop using it for safety reasons after it was alerted to “unstable temperature readings” that it first traced to a faulty heatbed cable last week. After further investigation, Bambu says “less than 0.1%…

Taylor Swift Breaks the Record for Most Album of the Year Grammy Wins, as ‘Midnights’ Makes It Four

Taylor Swift has set an all-time record at the Grammys as the performer who has the most wins in the album of the year category. “Midnights” won that coveted prize Sunday night, pushing her total to four. Coming into the ceremony, she was tied with Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, who each racked […] Go to Source

Celine Dion Shocks Grammys With Surprise Appearance After Stiff-Person Syndrome Diagnosis, Earns Huge Standing Ovation

Celine Dion stunned the Grammys by making a surprise appearance at the end of the ceremony to present the final award for album of the year. The music icon has been out of the spotlight after she revealed in December 2022 that she has Stiff-Person Syndrome — a progressive neurological disorder that affects the brain […] Go to Source

India’s Paytm is in flux

Shares of Paytm plunged 10% on Monday, the third consecutive session of declines, touching an all-time low of 438.35 Indian rupees (or $5.28) after the RBI’s clampdown last week looks to have had a more extensive impact than previously anticipated. The trading was halted after Paytm’s shares fell 10%, the artificial limit put on its […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

NYT Connections today: See hints and answers for February 5

Connections is the latest New York Times word game that’s captured the public’s attention. The game is all about finding the “common threads between words.” And just like Wordle, Connections resets after midnight and each new set of words gets trickier and trickier—so we’ve served up some hints and tips to get you over the hurdle. If you just want to be told today’s puzzle,…

Senate package doesn’t fund UN agency after allegations tied to Oct. 7 attacks

An $118.3 billion Senate foreign aid and border security package does not include any funding for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the U.N. agency that employed 12 people accused by Israel of participating in the Oct. 7 attack on Israeli civilians. The legislation includes $10 billion in humanitarian assistance to provide food, water, shelter and medical care to civilian populations…

Annie Lennox calls for Gaza ceasefire at Grammys

Annie Lennox is taking to the Grammy Awards stage to call for a ceasefire in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The “Sweet Dreams” singer performed during an in memoriam segment at the 66th annual Grammys on Sunday in Los Angeles. In the final moments of her performance of Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Lennox raised one of her fists in…