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Apple deletes vape apps from AppStore - 11/19/2019

Apple has announced removal of 181 vaping-related apps from the App Store, CNBC reports. Developers will no longer be able to upload such programs to store. It is known that those applications that are already downloaded and located on users’ smartphones will not be blocked and will continue to work. The motive for such a radical decision was the numerous reports of thousands of cases of...

Adidas to suspend robotic production in USA and Germany - 11/12/2019

Adidas will close production of sneakers at its two robotic "high-speed" plants in Germany and the United States until April next year. Bloomberg called it a step backward for the company, which hoped that these facilities will be the beginning of a new era of production. The German company Adidas announced suspension of production at robotic plants in the USA and Germany until April 2020. The...

China starts working on 6G - 11/08/2019

China has begun work on 6G networks, CNBC reported with reference to the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology. According to Deputy Minister Wang Xi, the 6G project is at an “initial stage,” and it’s not yet clear how to approach its development from a technical point of view. The ministry will create two working groups. One will consist of specialized state ministries, the other - from 37...

Australian Quantas successfully completes world's longest flight - 10/21/2019

The Australian airline Qantas successfully completed a historic non-stop flight from New York to Sydney. The test flight of the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took 19 hours and 16 minutes, during which the aircraft covered 16,200 km. The plane was completely loaded, but did not carry cargo, there were only 50 passengers on board - mostly airline employees. The purpose of the flight was to study its...

Dyson abandons plans to build electric cars - 10/11/2019

Dyson, created by British inventor James Dyson, abandoned the production of electric cars at plants in Singapore and Britain because of the commercial unprofitability of the project, the company said. According to the inventor, the project itself and the designed car are "fantastic" and meet high requirements, but the £ 2.5 billion project is "not viable commercially." The company also plans to...

Study: Employees and customers still dislike robots - 10/04/2019

McKinsey forecasts that about 60% of all jobs and about 30% of working hours will be automated by 2030. The forecast is extended even to unobvious jobs. For instance, there are robots that can partially replace staff of hospitals and nursing homes. According to Wells Fargo Bank analysts, about 10% of jobs in the banking sector in the USA will disappear in the next ten years due to automation and...

Microsoft introduces foldable Surface Duo smartphone - 10/03/2019

Microsoft held an annual presentation, where showed the new Surface Duo, which is an Android-based smartphone. The book-like device with two screens will be released in 2020. Microsoft presented its new Android-based Surface Duo smartphone. The release is scheduled for 2020, but the exact date is still unknown, The Verge reports. The main feature of the device is two 5.6-inch screens that may...

Hyundai to build flying taxis - 10/02/2019

Hyundai has created a new division, which will develop technology for urban aircraft. Development of the air vehicles will be carried on by a special division of the company. The exact sum of financing is still unknown. Previously, the firm announced readiness to send up to KRW 2.4 trl  ($ 2 bln) in 2019 to prompt “futuristic” projects in automobile transport. Jaiwon Shin will head the...

Bitcoin falls below $ 8K during the worst week in 2019 - 09/30/2019

Bitcoin exchange rate fell below the $ 8 thousand mark, losing about 20% during past week, according to MarketWatch. This was the largest weekly drop this year. Over the past three months, the cryptocurrency lost about 34% of its value. However, since the beginning of this year, it has grown by 115%. In June, the rate rose above $ 10 thousand for the first time since the beginning of 2018....

Facebook ready to pay up to $1 bln for thought controlled computer system - 09/24/2019

Facebook agreed to acquire a New York-based startup developing software for controlling computers using thought, Bloomberg said, citing sources. According to them, the deal will cost Facebook from $ 500 million to $ 1 billion. One of the startup’s designs was a bracelet that reads signals from the human brain to the arm. This technology allows you to enter text without using a keyboard. In...
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