Friday, 16 April 2021

Tech

Xupermask is the futuristic anti-Covid mask from will.i.am

NEW YORK – Xupermask, a futuristic new mask designed by will.i.am came out yesterday. This concept which combines an intelligent mask with integrated bluetooth headphones allows the wearer to make calls and listen to music. Its price: US$299. This mask will at the very least bestow you with a touch ...

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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk top Forbes” record-setting billionaire list

Forbes` annual world`s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday. The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the ...

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Acer sees global chip shortage gradually easing

TAIPEI – A global shortage of chips for mid-end consumer products is starting to ease and will be much better come the second half of the year, a senior executive at Taiwan’s Acer Inc, the world’s No. 5 PC vendor by shipments, said on Tuesday. From delayed car deliveries to ...

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Boeing 777s grounded around the world

© ASSOCIATED PRESS  (Hayden Smith via AP) NEW YORK – Boeing 777s have been grounded around the world after the US aviation regulator announced an investigation into the United Airlines flight that suffered an engine failure on Saturday, showering debris over homes in Denver. The aircraft’s manufacturer recommended the grounding ...

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New York Times columnist sells digital article for $563,000

LONDON – A New York Times columnist has sold one of his articles in digital form for $563,000, the latest example of the craze surrounding “non fungible tokens,” which collectors are snapping up. Keven Roose’s article entitled “Buy This Column on the Blockchain” was itself aimed at trying to test ...

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Facebook sets reopening for Silicon Valley campuses

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook said its Silicon Valley offices will begin reopening to workers in May after a yearlong pandemic shutdown, but without perks such as free food and commuter shuttles. The Menlo Park headquarters and other locations in the region will start with 10 percent of “maximum seated capacity,” ...

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Tesla stans dunk on Porsche Taycan’s slow software update

LONDON – The first electric Porsche Taycans are due for a software update, but it won’t be quick. Drivers won’t be able to push a button on the in-car screen, connect to WiFi, and update the car while in their own garage. Instead, the $100,000+ electric vehicle needs to be brought into ...

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First tweet fetches $2.9 mn at auction

SAN FRANCISCO – The first message ever fired off at Twitter sold for $2.9 million when its sender Jack Dorsey accepted the winning bid for the collectible as a “non fungible token” or NFT at an auction. “Jack accepted the offer from sinaEstavi for $2,915,835.47,” read a tweet from the ...

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