Good morning, I hope you are well. Here are five things happening in the world of technology and climate today that we thought you should know about.
1. YouTube handles are gone
YouTube today introduced handles, which the Google-owned platform offers as “a new way for people to easily find and engage with creators and each other.” Over the next month, YouTube will notify creators when they can choose a handle for their channel. It will also mean that users can tag a handle in a comment, just like on other social media sites. The circular jerk continues with social media platforms copying each other.
2. Melbourne climate activists apologize
Yesterday there were reports that a group of climate change activists in Melbourne have plastered themselves over a prized Picasso painting. Well, late yesterday, the band issued an apology. As AAP reports, a 59-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were arrested but released without charge on Sunday for tampering with the artist’s 1951 anti-war painting known as Massacre in Korea at the National Gallery of Victoria. The woman reportedly said, “People can believe we’re idiots all they want, and maybe we are,” followed by “we’re sick and so sorry.”
“People can believe we’re idiots all they want, and maybe we are…”
The climate change campaign group behind a stunt that saw protesters stick to a prized Picasso painting in Melbourne has apologized for the incident.
— Australian Associated Press (AAP) (@AAPNewswire) October 10, 2022
3. Tom Cruise, but in space
First we had billionaires like Jeff Bezos calling his trip to space “the best day ever,” now we have low-key millionaire Tom Cruise teasing a movie set on the International Space Station. The actor appears to be one step closer to becoming the first civilian to undertake a spacewalk after Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley told the BBC that sending Cruise into space is among the studio’s missions and shared more details About the project.
4. Microsoft is holding an “Autumn” event.
Fall, the season named for LEAVES FALL in the Northern Hemisphere, is the name Microsoft is using again this year for its year-end product drop. Microsoft’s Fall Surface event is set to take place on Wednesday, October 12 at 10 a.m. ET, which translates to super 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13 down for us. You can follow through Microsoft’s official landing page, but what to expect? We mean the new Surface Pro 9 and the new Surface Studio.
Join us on Wednesday, October 12th at 10:00am ET to find out what’s coming up for Microsoft Surface. #MicrosoftEvent https://t.co/vYHG0odexJ
— Microsoft Surface (@surface) September 27, 2022
5. Free stolen credit cards for everyone
Over the weekend, a stolen credit card marketplace called BidenCash announced that it was offering 1,221,551 credit cards for free, promoting the leak to many other sites. As local dealers say, the first hit is free, although in this case such a leak could have meant free money for any user who managed to get a hold of the card. Researchers are still investigating the leak, but initial reports indicate that many cards may have already been reported to card issuers.
BONUS ITEM: A Texas pharmacy took to Facebook to respond to an incident in which a teenager allegedly stole and ate a Lil’ Nitro — described as the “World’s Hottest Gummy Bear” — and suffered the effects almost immediately. I have one of these at home as a shelf decoration, can I eat it?
Enjoy your day.
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