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Oui Capital , an Africa-focused VC firm based in Lagos and Massachusetts, announced today that it has completed the first closing of its $30 million second fund, Oui Capital Mentors Fund II, as it seeks to strengthen its presence on the continent. The firm, founded in 2019 by Olu Oyinsan and Francesco Andreoli , launched its debut fund at $10 million. Since then, Oui Capital has made 18 investmen

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The thing about the Dyson Airwrap is, for a hair styler that's $600, I expected it to perform some bona fide miracles. It's not even the price tag alone that built that expectation for me. The countless TikToks, YouTube videos, and its near-constant sold out status made me believe Dyson has actually hit hair gold. Then, considering I'm reviewing the new iteration of the Dyson Airwrap that launche

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

After years of providing off-the-grid camping , cooking and pocketable charger tech, BioLite has moved further into the genre with its newest and more robust power-backup solutions. The company just announced the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500 portable power stations, along with an accompanying SolarPanel 100. As with most products of this type, they’re great for powering entertainment tech,

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Speechnow True to Life AI Text to Speech is on sale for £24.61, saving you 99% on list price. Text may be easy to skim, but an engaging voiceover on a video could grab your audience’s attention with more success. It’s not just marketing either. Humans form stronger connections to vocal communication than they do text, so a voiceover on your video could tap into t

Trailblazing actor Nichelle Nichols , best known for her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek series, died on Saturday due to heart failure. Fans, friends, colleagues, and admirers are all paying tribute to the groundbreaking performer, who inspired countless people through both her acting and her advocacy. She was 89. Though Nichols sang and performed in musicals in the early '60s,

New month, new week, new day, new Wordle ! Mondays can be tough, but your favorite word game doesn't have to be. We're here to help with some subtle clues that will make you remember that you do, in fact, know some words. The answer to the August 1 Wordle, puzzle #408, can be found at the end of this article, or you can simply read on for a few tips, gentle hints, and strategies to help you every

Dazzle patterns have been used as far back as World War I to camouflage ships at risk of being sunk by U-boats, and the technique is still used today.

“I only know what I tell me.”

The regulatory environment surrounding crypto is shifting stateside as the SEC takes aim at major players in the web3 world, promising to shake up business as usual with aggressive action. This week on Chain Reaction, we sat down with David Nage. Nage is a Principal at Arca overseeing their early stage fund with a primary focus on blockchain and digital assets. On the podcast this week, we dug in

After a string of tricky words last week, Wordle is back with a relatively simple puzzle, assuming you pick the right starting word and have a couple of hints.

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Bruising Cruise The numbers on General Motors' Cruise project are looking pretty dark. On Wednesday, InsideEVs reported that the company's robotaxi unit is losing $5 million every day, for a total of about $5 billion since 2018. GM began charging for select rides in the driverless vehicles in early June, which was partially to cover higher compensation costs required to keep key staff on board. D

Vector graphics are all around us, and provide an important way to visually communicate information, whether it's corporate branding, street signage, or a flier in the window of a cafe. But vector graphics themselves are even more fascinating when you look behind the shapes and fonts that combine to communicate a message at a glance, and recognize them for what they really are, and why they are s

It seems many Honda vehicles may be vulnerable to an exploit involving the key fob system, making it possible for someone to unlock and start the cars.

It's hard to imagine life without a phone in your pocket. The incredible transformation of cell phones proves just how far these modern marvels have come.

There are many pitfalls you may come across on the journey to car ownership and just as much advice on how to avoid them, including some big myths.

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Cellular service is coming to New York’s subway tunnels. This week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced it was embarking on a 10-year project to wire all 418 miles of underground track underneath the city with wireless connectivity. Transit Wireless will build the necessary infrastructure and foot the resulting $600 million bill as part of an ongoing public-private between the two

Wine, cheese, Atlantic coasts, Mediterranean beaches, Pyrenees hiking and alpine skiing. Is there any box that a trip to France can’t tick? No wonder France is one of the most popular destinations in the world, with 96 departments (similar to states) on the mainland and five overseas departments to discover. Still, travelers tend to stick to predictable places including Paris, Provence and the Cô

Screen time is arguably one of the hottest parenting topics of the past 20 years. The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic that closed schools and caused kids to be home at all times forced the topic into the spotlight even further. Youngsters spent more time online than ever before, due in part to the switch to virtual school and their parents' need to get work done while WFH. It's natural for paren

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday as monkeypox infection rates rise. Hochul said it will run through August 28, and that she hopes to increase vaccine availability. "This executive order enables us to respond more swiftly, and allows health care professionals to take additional steps that will help get more New Yorkers vaccinated," Hochul said on Twitter Friday .

A mother complains that her 14 year old son, traveling as an unaccompanied minor on American Airlines, had his Miami to New York flight cancelled and he was forced to spend the night in the airport. This seems to me to be the parent's fault, and not American's. Don't send your child as an unaccompanied minor right now, on a connecting itinerary, if you can possibly help it. Continue reading ...

I arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York earlier this week and needed to get a good bit of work done before going on an airport tour later that afternoon. Knowing I had about four hours to kill in JFK’s Terminal 8, I checked to see if there were any Amex Centurion Lounges nearby as I have complimentary access thanks to recently adding The Platinum Card® from American E

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In the song "Last Kiss" off of her 2010 album Speak Now , Taylor Swift sings "I ran off the plane, that July 9th." Nowadays, Swift likely finds herself running off the plane every other day of the year as well. A recent study by the sustainability marketing agency Yard looked into the usage of private planes by celebrities in order to track carbon emissions and find out the worst celeb contributo

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton sold his jet when he decided to embrace a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.

Some baseball players and fans are up in arms over a piece of technology that has been approved for use in MLB games, though not everyone hates it.

Today's Wordle solution is a word we all know, and that makes it pretty easy to guess using our helpful hints... and we have the solution, too.

Bolt Mobility, the Miami-based micromobility startup co-founded by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, appears to have vanished without a trace from several of its U.S. markets. In some cases, the departure has been abrupt, leaving cities with abandoned equipment, unanswered calls and emails and lots of questions. Bolt has stopped operating in at least five U.S. cities, including Portland, Oregon,

Star Trek: the Original Series Nichelle Nichols made TV history with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: the Original Series . (credit: CBS) Actress Nichelle Nichols—who made history with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series —died Saturday, July 30, at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson announced Nichols' passing on her official Instagram account, saying his moth

the1920sinpictures : 1910′s 4:00 p.m. Shift change at Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan. From Images of Yore, FB.

Actress Nichelle Nichols, best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series , has died. Nichols’ son Kyle Johnson shared the news on Sunday. “I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years,” he wrote on Instagram . “Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.” Nichols was 89 when she passed away

Link: Apply for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card with 75K bonus miles The popular Capital One Venture Card is currently offering a fantastic welcome bonus, which many may be interested in. This bonus was first launched in mid-May, though I wanted to post a reminder of this, as it’s anyone’s guess how long it will be around. Capital One Venture Card offering 75K miles The Capital One Ve

Check your email and online account if you are an American Express cardholder. If you missed out on Amex’s last round of bonus points for Amazon spending, you may be eligible this time around. As part of its latest round of offers , Amex is once again offering certain cardholders an a