Articles by Ubaldo

I’m taking a week off from producing a full podcast, and am instead presenting what I hope will be a fun Thanksgiving road-trip accompaniment. It’s an audibobook excerpt. But since it’s the very start of that audiobook – and as it’s read by the flat-out brilliant comedian/actor John Hodgman –…

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Image copyright Getty Images Drug company Concordia overcharged the NHS by millions for a key thyroid treatment, the Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found. The CMA said that last year the NHS spent £34m on its drug, liothyronine, up from about £600,000 in 2006. The amount the NHS paid…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond will present the latest Budget on Wednesday UK public sector borrowing rose to £8.0bn in October, official figures show, up £500m from a year earlier. The figure comes a day before the Budget, and the monthly deficit was bigger than economists had…

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The crackdown on “influencers” engaging in undisclosed paid endorsement roiled Instagram last year, but now the crackdown on sexual misconduct on influencers is affecting readership at Mic, Upworthy, GOOD, and Slate, who quietly paid influencers like George Takei to promote their articles on their personal accounts. The disastrous Fyre Festival,…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volvo hopes to sell tens of thousands of vehicles to Uber under the deal Uber has struck a deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo. The agreement envisages that the pick-up service will purchase the vehicles over the course of three…

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Image copyright Getty Images Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers. Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github. He approached the firm, which offers a “bug bounty” reward of up to $30,000…

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Jason Elliott, 5G market development manager Samuele Machi, marketing manager, 4th industrial revolution ReadWrite: When we talk about networking around IoT there’s a lot of smaller networking models e.g mesh networks and protocols. Everything from that to large networks talking about 5g deployments. So, there’s a lot of issues for large…

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Image copyright Getty Images Energy giant British Gas will scrap its expensive standard variable tariffs (SVTs) by April for new customers. It says this will lower average bills. Similar moves have already been announced by both E.On and Scottish Power. British Gas said it would also do more to persuade…

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Threatening to sue journalists who paint you in an unflattering light has been a pretty effective tactic for the Trump crowd — hell, Trump’s special advisor Peter Thiel managed to destroy an entire media company in retaliation for their coverage of him, by secretly fronting legal fees for a…

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