Opera (NASDAQ: OPRA), the company behind the eponymous web browser, recently announced the expansion of its security features with the new VPN Pro subscription service, a premium device-wide VPN that can be used without the installation of a separate app. The VPN Pro service, previously available on Android, is now coming to Opera users on Windows and Mac. Continue reading
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AXS LAW wins multimillion-dollar trademark infringement trial for the creator and owner of the BAOLI brand of restaurants and “My Boyfriend is Out of Town” theme party
On Friday, July 29, 2022, a federal jury in Miami returned a verdict of more than $8.5 million in favor of Peace United Ltd. and against 1906 Collins, LLC and Mathieu Massa, resulting in the return of the trademarks for the “Baoli” brand of restaurants and nightclubs and the “My Boyfriend Is Out of Town” theme party to their creator and rightful owner, Mr. Christophe Caucino. Continue read
The dominance of adidas shoes at WAC Oregon
At the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, athletes signed with adidas won one race after another, scoring a total of 24 medals (8 gold, 6 silver, and 10 bronze) and breaking one world record, two World Championship records, and one U.S. record. Continue reading
ViewSonic’s Visual Solutions Ignite Love and Hope in 2022 World Women’s Art Festival
UK interest rate rise: what the Bank of England’s historic hike means for your money
Jonquil Lowe, The Open University
The Bank of England has raised its base rate by 0.5 percentage points, the largest single upward jump in 27 years. It takes the base rate to 1.75%, its highest level since 2008. This latest interest rate hike will affect personal finances and reflects the Bank’s efforts to control rampant inflation amid the cost of living crisis in the UK.
As online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act
- Online hate speech targets Zimbabweans in South Africa
- Widespread digital abuse also seen in Ghana, Kenya
- Culturally sensitive content moderation key, say activists
By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla
JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear.
Taiwan iPreg Inc. to exhibit the newest Sperm Supporting Chip: A New Solution for Infertility at CES 2022 Taiwan Tech Arena Pavilion
iPreg Incorporation (iPreg), an award-winning biomedical device manufacturer in the field of reproductive medicine, has developed a new and enhanced solution for infertility. The “Sperm Sorting Chip” is expected to increase fertility rate and fill in the blind spots that come with the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, the technology was showcased at CES 2022. Continue reading
Killing prisoners for transplants: Forced organ harvesting in China
Ali Iqbal, McMaster University and Aliya Khan, McMaster University
Organ transplantation is a life-saving therapy for millions of patients and one of the greatest successes of modern medicine. However, a limited supply of donor organs, paired with a massive demand for transplants, has fuelled the global organ trafficking industry which exploits poor, underprivileged and persecuted members of society as a source of organs to be purchased by wealthy transplant tourists.
IFF Launches Culinary Design Center for Plant-based Food in Denmark
IFF (NYSE:IFF) today announced the opening of its new Culinary Design Center, which provides specialized plant-based expertise to global cuisine creators, and allows for the co-creation of new product experiences to satiate rapidly growing consumer demand for novel plant-based foods. Designed to shorten the time from ideation to commercialization, the new Culinary Design Center features a high-end pilot manufacturing site for plant-based foods and a studio for livestreaming and performing remote sensory evaluations Continue reading
Love Island: the psychological challenges contestants – and viewers – could face after the show is over
Rachael Molitor, Coventry University
The finale of ITV’s Love Island was watched by millions of fans, many commenting live on social media as Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were awarded the £50,000 prize. The four couples who made the final will now leave the Majorca villa where they’ve kissed, cried and cracked on for the past eight weeks. When they enter the outside world, they will be met with massive amounts of attention.