Friday, 21 January 2022

Tech

NASA announces new missions to Venus

Source: NASA/JPL WASHINGTON – NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth s nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived. “These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an ...

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Huawei launches new operating system for phones

LONDON – China’s Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its proprietary Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) for smartphones, as the embattled company looks to recover from U.S. sanctions that have hobbled its handset business. Huawei will start rolling out HarmonyOS on certain models of its smartphones from Wednesday evening, offering users ...

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EU set to unveil plans for bloc-wide digital wallet

LONDON – The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online, the Financial Times reported. The app will allow citizens across the EU to ...

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Dell, HP say chip shortages will hit PC supplies this year

NEW YORK – Dell Technologies Inc and HP Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as customers continued to shop for personal computers, even as pandemic-led restrictions eased in many parts of the world. However, shares of Dell fell 1%, while those of HP dropped as ...

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Amazon to buy MGM studios, bolstering streaming ambitions

WASHINGTON: Amazon has agreed to buy the storied MGM studios for $8.45 billion, the companies said yesterday, giving the US tech giant a vast library to further its ambitions in streaming. The deal bolsters Amazon Prime Video, which competes with Netflix and others in the fast-evolving market, with some 4,000 ...

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WhatsApp takes Indian govt to court over new digital rules

CALIFORNIA – Headquartered WhatsApp has taken the Indian government to court over the country’s new digital rules that make it mandatory for all instant messaging apps to trace the origin of all chats sent on their platforms. Interestingly, in January this year, the Indian government asked the instant messaging app ...

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Dubai launches crypto centre technologies

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg DUBAI – DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced the launch of the DMCC Crypto Centre, a comprehensive ecosystem for businesses operating in the cryptographic and blockchain sectors. Located in the state-of-the-art Almas Tower, ...

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