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Telegram's audience exceeds 500 million monthly active users - 01/13/2021

In the first week of January, Telegram's monthly audience passed the 500 million active users mark. This was announced by the messenger's founder Pavel Durov. At the same time, in the last 72 hours, the audience, according to him, has grown by another 25 million. Earlier on Tuesday, CNBC, citing data from research company Apptopia, reported that the number of Telegram downloads around the world...

Musk sets to sell everything to populate Mars - 01/11/2021

The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, who recently became the richest man on the planet, has decided to sell off all his possessions for the sake of populating Mars. This was reported by Business Insider. The entrepreneur explained that the construction of a city on another planet will require significant investments. This is one of the reasons that forced him to sell his property. Another...

US watchdog expands conditions for commercial use of UAVs - 12/30/2020

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced new rules for the use of commercial drones. Under the new rules, drones weighing more than 0.25kg must have Remote ID, which allows for identification of drones in flight, as well as information on the location of their control and management points. In addition, drones are allowed to fly over people and...

Japan to ban sale of gasoline cars by 2035 - 12/28/2020

The Japanese authorities have unveiled a green development strategy, according to which the country plans to completely ban the sale of new petrol-powered cars in 15 years' time. Head of Toyota warned that this would collapse the car industry and result in loss of millions of jobs. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has unveiled a green development strategy for the next 30 years....

App Annie: TikTok is the most popular app in 2020 - 12/11/2020

The number of mobile app downloads globally increased by 10% and spending in mobile apps grew by 25% in 2020, data from analytics company App Annie shows. With the pandemic, associated lockdowns and remote work, people are spending more time and money on apps, with TikTok taking the top in terms of downloads. TikTok, the short video service, was the world's most downloaded app for the year. By...

Ethereum cryptocurrency enters new phase of development - 12/07/2020

On 1 December, a revolution took place in the world of cryptocurrencies. The Ethereum project began its transition to a new phase. In five years of its existence, Ethereum has become the second largest crypto-currency in terms of capitalisation. Unlike Bitcoin, it was conceived not as a payment system, but as a base for decentralised services and projects. Recently, it has become difficult for...

Facebook renames its Libra cryptocurrency - 12/02/2020

The Libra Association blockchain payment system, with Facebook as the leading developer and member, has announced the change of its name to Diem. According to Stuart Levey, head of the association, "the new name shows the growing maturity of the project. According to American observers, the name change reflects a desire to distance itself from the negative context with which Libra, a...

LG comes up with a rollable laptop - 11/24/2020

Korean company LG has patented a new laptop with a sliding screen, writes the Root MyGalaxy edition with a reference to the brand's patent application. According to the description of the patent application, the new computer will be equipped with a flexible screen: it can be rolled up and hidden in the base of the laptop case. This transformation of the gadget takes place using electric motors....

Large retailers connect AI to everyday shopping - 11/19/2020

Large retailers such as Spar, Amazon, Coop and others are beginning to use special artificial intelligence (AI) systems that analyse consumer preferences. This analysis allows retailers to make more personalised offers to consumers, encouraging them to buy more products and strengthening customer loyalty. Retailers are beginning to actively use AI systems to work with their customers. These...

Nokia's report notes up to 700% increase in internet traffic during lockdown - 11/18/2020

Internet traffic in Europe and North America increased by 30-50% since the beginning of the year, video conferencing traffic grew by 350-700%, DDoS attacks rose by 50%, and gaming traffic increased by 100-150%, says the annual report of Finnish company Nokia - Network Intelligence Report, which analyzes trends in network traffic and consumption on the Internet in 2020. With the introduction of...
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