300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app

300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app
10 years after debut, 300 million monthly user Imgur is one of the last massively popular yet unpersonalized home pages on the internet. Since everyone sees the same upvoted posts when they open Imgur, it creates a shared experience full of inside jokes and running gags. But while you can switch to a feed of ...

GM, LG Chem to invest $2.3 billion in EV battery joint venture

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said Thursday morning that the automaker is forming a joint venture with LG Chem to mass produce battery cells for its electric vehicles, which will include an all-new battery-electric truck coming in the fall of 2021. The two companies said they will invest up to a total of $2.3 ...

GV spinout Plexo Capital closes $42.5 million fund

Plexo Capital, the fund founded by former GV Partner Lo Toney, has closed its first fund of $42.5 million. The plan is to invest in both startups and emerging VC funds, with 60% to 65% of the capital going toward venture capital funds as a limited partner, and 35% to 40% going directly to startups, ...

Mercedes to pay highest ever F1 entry fee in 2020

The FIA mandates a basic fee for all teams to enter the F1 world championship plus extra for each point gained in the previous season, with the constructors’ world champion hit with a slightly higher rate per-point.Mercedes became the first team in F1 history to score six consecutive title doubles by clinching the drivers’ and ...

SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test

SpaceX is keeping relatively close to schedule on one of the bold timelines pronounced by its CEO Elon Musk – an unusual but welcome twist from the company’s track record of sticking to its predicted timelines. Specifically, SpaceX notes that it has now completed seven system tests of the latest, upgraded version of the parachutes ...

Watch SpaceX launch a new ‘robot hotel’ and more to the Space Station live

It’s take two for SpaceX’s CRS-19 mission, the 19th Commercial Resupply Mission (see how that works?) it’s flying under contract with NASA. The goal of these missions is to ferry supplies, experimental materials and other equipment to the International Space Station, where it’ll be unloaded by the astronauts living and working aboard the orbiting research ...

F1 changes "draconian" weighbridge rule for 2020

Both Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly (Baku) and Racing Point’s Sergio Perez (USA) faced pitlane starts this year after they accidentally missed weighbridge checks during Friday free practice sessions.The heavy penalties prompted complaints from their teams that the sanction was out of kilter with the offence.Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky after Gasly’s Baku ...

Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing

Only 5% of the largest voting counties in the U.S. are protected against email impersonation and phishing attacks, seen as a key attack method by hackers who officials say want to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. The findings come less than a year before millions of Americans are set to go to the polls to ...

Formula 1 relax 2020 engine restrictions

Formula 1 has relaxed the restrictions on engine usage for 2020 in a move that could lead to drivers suffering fewer grid penalties. Source: BBC F1

Vietnam adds extra corner to F1 circuit

The tweak – in the final section of the Hanoi city track – will lift the total number of corners to 23 and increases the track length from the original 5.565km length to 5.607km.  Read Also: F1 reveals 2020 Vietnam GP track mapWhiting played role in Zandvoort banking ideaFirst look: Drone footage of Zandvoort’s banked ...