Kiara Xavier

Filipino news site Rappler to be first recipient of international fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom

International media groups started raising fund for journalists “facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism”, and Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipient of the fund. As mentioned in Rappler’s site, this project is initiated by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund (PFDF), with the International …

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Japan is giving away houses for free. But why?

Japan has an increasing number of vacant homes and to fix this problem, they came up with a bizarre solution. They’re giving away the houses for free! Offering houses for free of charge might sound like a scam but the country is facing an unusual property problem – it has more homes than people to live in them. Based on …

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Razer asks gamers to mine cryptocurrency in exchange for store credit but is it worth it?

Although cryptocurrency is presumably dead with both Bitcoin and Ethereum losing its value over the last few months, Singaporean-founded gaming company, Razer is stepping up its game by introducing its latest pseudo crypto-mining software, dubbed SoftMiner. It intends for end users to run the software in return for the company’s Razer Silver digital currency. As written in their FAQ section, …

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