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TikTok launches psychological help service for teenagers - 09/16/2021

Video service TikTok has announced a host of resources designed to help users struggling with mental health issues. The announcement of the new support services came after The Wall Street Journal published a story about Instagram's harmful effects on teenage girls. Short video sharing service TikTok announced a slew of services designed to help users struggling with mental health issues. The...

World's largest carbon dioxide utilization complex launches in Iceland - 09/10/2021

The Orca complex, built near Reykjavik by the Swiss company Climeworks together with the Icelandic project Carbfix, has begun work on the utilization of greenhouse carbon dioxide by its mineralization, Reuters reports. The complex is expected to be able to utilize up to 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year when it reaches full capacity, which is equivalent to the emissions of 790 cars. Orca...

Toyota to invest $13.5B in electric cars batteries - 09/08/2021

Japanese carmaker Toyota announced that it plans to invest $13.5 billion in the development and production of batteries for electric vehicles by 2030. The company announced this at a meeting with investors and the press, which was dedicated to electric cars and batteries for them. Nine billion of this amount will go toward building plants to produce such batteries. Toyota didn't say how many...

Uniper, Port of Rotterdam agree on green hydrogen production - 09/07/2021

International energy concern Uniper has concluded an agreement with the port of Rotterdam, under which the company will produce "green" hydrogen on the port territory in the Netherlands, according to a press release from Uniper. "Energy company Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have entered into an agreement to develop green hydrogen production at Uniper's Maasvlakte site... This...

Swedish company produces the world's first 'green' steel without coal - 08/20/2021

Swedish company Hybrit announced delivery of the world's first batch of steel to a customer that did not use coking coal in its production. As noted in the statement of Hybrit, production of this batch used hydrogen instead of coal. The order for "green" steel was placed by truck manufacturer Volvo AB. Hybrit (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology) was created in 2016 by steel company...

DHL to deliver shipments by all-electric aircraft - 08/04/2021

DHL Express will add all-electric aircraft to its fleet. The company has ordered 12 airliners from Israeli start-up Eviation to reduce emissions. By 2050, it expects to reduce its emissions to zero. Freight delivery specialist DHL Express has decided to add all-electric aircraft to its fleet, according to the operator's website. The company has ordered 12 freighters from Israeli startup Eviation,...

Google's parent company sets up subsidiary to develop software for robots - 07/26/2021

Alphabet has created a new company to develop software for robots. It has emerged from X, a division in which the company tests bold ideas and designs. Google's parent company Alphabet has spun off Intrinsic, which develops software for robots, into a separate subsidiary, says a blog post on the website of X, Alphabet's unit for testing and verifying new ideas and technologies, under which...

Amnesty International notes iPhone vulnerability to hacker attacks - 07/20/2021

Amnesty International experts have found that iPhones can be compromised and sensitive data stolen from them using hacking software that does not require the phone owner to click on a malicious link. Apple smartphones can be hacked using hacker software that does not require the user to click on a malicious link. Amnesty International pointed this out in a report on malware infections on iPhones...

Apple plans to increase production of new iPhones by 20% - 07/15/2021

Apple has ordered 20 per cent more new iPhones from suppliers than it has usually ordered in recent years, sources told Bloomberg. The new smartphones will feature upgraded processors, cameras and displays, they said. Apple has asked suppliers to produce 90 million next-generation iPhones this year, sources told Bloomberg. The agency notes that this is 20% higher than the figure the company has...

Visa card holders spend over $1B in cryptocurrencies in six months - 07/08/2021

Visa cryptocurrency card users have spent more than $1 billion on goods and services in the first six months of this year, Vasant Prabhu, the payments company's chief financial officer, told CNBC. The manager noted that the current figure is much higher than the amount spent in 2019 and 2020, but did not give specific figures. Visa cryptocurrency cardholders can currently spend their savings in...
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