Auto1 bekommt 460 Millionen Euro – und jetzt?

Ein Investor aus Japan pumpt Geld in das Berliner Startup Auto1 – und macht es zum zweit wertvollsten in Europa, gleich hinter Spotify. Was der digitale Gebrauchtwagenhändler jetzt vor hat, erklärt Mitgründer Hakan Koç im WIRED-Interview. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Ein Investor aus Japan pumpt Geld in das Berliner Startup Auto1 – und […]

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Matt Damon apologizes for #MeToo comments, says he’s shutting up now

The actor says he wishes he listened more before making them. Damon was on Today on Tuesday to promote his clean-water-for-the-world Super Bowl ad. He took the opportunity to apologize for remarks he made last month that suggested there’s a spectrum of Hollywood sexual harassment and not all behavior is equally bad.  “Boy, I really wish I’d […]

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Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday. Reuters Staff 2 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly […]

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Hackers seem close to publicly unlocking the Nintendo Switch

Coders are rapidly finding exploits to open up Nintendo’s new console. For Nintendo and the nearly year-old Switch, that control seems in imminent danger of slipping away. Hackers have been finding partial vulnerabilities in early versions of the Switch firmware throughout 2017. Their discoveries include a Webkit flaw that allowed for basic “user level” access […]

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Blindness treatment will insert algae gene into people’s eyes

Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last – and could lead to treatments for several types of blindness Smart goggles and gene therapy are about to be tested as a cure for blindness. This is one of the first ever uses in people of optogenetics, a technique […]

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Fußball-WM 2022: Iran will WM in Katar unterstützen

Zu wenige Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten, zu wenige Stadien: Die WM-Vorbereitungen kommen laut einem Bericht nur langsam voran. Katar verhandele deshalb mit dem Iran. Bei der Ausrichtung der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2022 bekommt Katar womöglich Unterstützung aus dem Iran. Wie der Economist berichtet, laufen derzeit Gespräche, WM-Besucher in Hotels auf den iranischen Inseln Kisch und Qeschm unterzubringen. Dass der Iran […]

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California couple’s ordinary home held torture chamber

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said. The couple who owned the home purchased it new in 2014 and soon arrived in the rapidly growing city 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast […]

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China geht gegen Bitcoin-Börsen vor

Im nächsten Schritt zur Regulierung von Kryptowährungen nimmt sich die Regierung in China jetzt Handelsplattformen vor. Börsen für Bitcoin, Ether und andere Coins sollen blockiert werden. Kleine Transaktionen privater Investoren bleiben weiterhin erlaubt. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Im nächsten Schritt zur Regulierung von Kryptowährungen nimmt sich die Regierung in China jetzt Handelsplattformen vor. […]

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New California declares ‘independence’ from California in bid to become 51st state

They want to take over most of the state and cut off coastal urban areas. “The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny,” the group, led in part by vice chairman Robert Paul Preston, declared in a document published online. The split would look something like this, per the group:  “After years of over taxation, […]

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Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority. 3 Min Read (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had […]

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