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Google’s Fitbit Ionic recall doesn’t go far enough, lawsuit says

In March, Google announced it was voluntarily recalling 1.7 million Fitbit Ionic smartwatches following reports of 78 burns. Now, a recently filed lawsuit says the recall didn’t go far enough, claiming that the same defect affects all of Google’s Fitbit devices. According to the court documents, all Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers share the same defect — a tendency to overheat, thereby causing burns or creating fire hazards. The complaint also accuses Fitbit of trying to deflect blame onto “consumer hygiene”…

New Research Debunks Previous Finding on Earth’s Closest Black Hole, States It Doesn’t Exist

There was a lot of excitement when astronomers from the Chile-based European Southern Observatory (ESO) claimed to have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, just 1,000 light-years away, in the HR 6819 system. But others had disputed the findings. Now, it appears those who doubted the findings were correct. Research by an international team of scientists has disproved the existence of a black hole in HR 6819. Abigail Frost of KU Leuven in Belgium led the research. The original study was led by ESO astronomer Thomas…

A dog’s breed doesn’t determine much about its behavior

Elinor Karlsson has never owned a dog. But ever since she was a graduate student, she’s been studying dog genetics. (They’re good models for studying genetic diseases in humans.) Part of that work involved collecting genetic and behavioral data on thousands of dogs. And all that data meant the research team could ask a question Karlsson had been wondering for years: does a dog’s breed really say anything about how that dog acts? “Everybody was assuming that breed was predictive of behavior in dogs,” said Karlsson, now…

Yuji Naka says Square Enix doesn’t ‘value games’ after Balan Wonderworld mess

In a candid Twitter thread, celebrated video game developer Yuji Naka revealed details about a lawsuit he filed against Square Enix and his struggle to make the ambitious but ultimately atrocious Balan Wonderworld a better game. In the thread, written in Japanese and translated by The Verge, Naka wrote that he was removed as the producer of Balan Wonderworld six months before its release and that he sued Square Enix shortly thereafter. “Improving a game until the very end is what being a game creator is, and it’s…

Vi CEO Ravinder Takkar Says Government Doesn’t Want to Run the Telco

A day after Vi (Vodafone Idea) opted to convert interest on dues to government equity, its CEO on Wednesday said the government had made its position amply clear that it does not want to run the telco, and added that existing promoters are fully committed to managing and running the company's operations.Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced its decision to opt for converting about Rs. 16,000 crore interest dues liability payable to the government into equity, which will amount to around 35.8 percent stake in the company.If…

Russia Threatens to Fine Wikipedia if It Doesn’t Delete ‘False Information’

Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Tuesday it wanted Wikipedia to remove "material with inaccurate information of public interest" about the situation in Ukraine.The regulator accused Wikipedia of hosting false information on what Russia calls its "special operation" in Ukraine and on the actions of Russia's military too.According to Russian law, the owner of an Internet resource that does not delete illegal information when asked to do so by Roskomnadzor can be fined up to RUB 4 million (roughly Rs.…