By Stan Schroeder
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All major cryptocurrencies are experiencing a severe price correction, with the size of the market shrinking from about $830 billion a week ago to $570 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.
Bitcoin is currently at $12,062, down 12.7% in the last 24 hours. Ethereum has fallen 18.8% to $1,082, and Ripple is down to $1.35 per coin, a 26.8% decline.
The correction is likely a result of several factors. Last week, South Korea’s Justice Minister Park Sang-ki …
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By Sam Haysom
Timothée Chalamet, the fast-rising actor and recent star of Call Me By Your Name, has donated his salary from the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to charity.
Chalamet has said he’ll be giving the salary to the Time’s Up campaign, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), and New York’s LGBT Center.
He took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to explain his decision:
Woody Allen has previously been accused of sexual abuse by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, who wrote …
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By Natasha Lomas
Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. Read
By Shannon Connellan
Saudi Arabia has just lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, and picked an, uh, interesting movie for the first screening.
Ready? The Emoji Movie. Yep.
The very first film hitting cinema screens in three and a half decades was 2017’s animated feature about a city populated by talking emojis. It’s currently sitting at 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — although, granted, it has a 39 percent audience score. And it’s targeted at children.
But hey, let’s celebrate the fact that it was shown at all.
The conservative kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information …
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By Johnny Lieu
Spiders on their own are disconcerting enough. So how about a sack full of tiny little crawling spiders?
A video of a funnel web egg being cut open to reveal hundreds of the arachnids inside was posted on the Facebook page of the Australian Reptile Park on Sunday.
The park acknowledged it’s the “stuff of nightmares” for some people in its post, but said it loves these finds.
It’s because the Australian Reptile Park is the only place in the country that milks funnel web spiders of their venom, which is used to make antivenom. …
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