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Apple allows NFT transactions in App Store apps - 10/26/2022

Apple permitted apps running on its devices to carry out NFT transactions. According to updated guidelines for app verification before they are published to the App Store, Apple has approved the sale of NFTs (non-exchangeable tokens) using a payment tool integrated into its smartphone apps. The permission enables creation, listing for sale, and purchase of NFTs. Apps can display users' NFT...

Ukraine reports outages at Starlink - 10/10/2022

According to Ukrainian officials quoted by the Financial Times, the Armed Forces of Ukraine claimed that the Starlink satellite network was suffering disruptions. They claim that communication issues have gotten worse, particularly in Russia's annexations of the Donetsk People's Republic, Lugansk People's Republic, and the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye. Elon Musk, the creator of SpaceX,...

BanklessTimes: 51% of Bitcoin trading in 2022 was bogus - 10/07/2022

In 2022, fake transactions accounted for 51% of daily bitcoin trading, reports the BanklessTimes website. "It's difficult to discuss cryptocurrencies without mentioning Bitcoin. However, there are worries that a sizable amount of the everyday volume of bitcoin trade is fake. This throws into doubt the reliability of data and the authenticity of exchanges," says Jonathan Merry, CEO of...

India launches 5G communications - 10/03/2022

Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, approved the start of 5G networks on Saturday. Modi remarked at the Indian Mobile Congress, "Today, 1.3 billion Indians are receiving the gift of 5G. Our administration is striving toward the objective of Internet for all." In the past, the Indian government sponsored the rollout of 4G networks, which, according to Modi, has "lowered the cost of data...

Australia to build the world's largest pumped storage hydropower - 09/29/2022

According to Sky News, the Australian state of Queensland has unveiled plans to erect the largest pumped storage hydroelectric power project by 2035. "The project is a leader in the field of renewable energy worldwide. We are aware that climate change is a worry for Queenslanders, and the government has now taken a decisive action to address this issue," Annastacia Palaszczuk, the premier of...

Apple will start producing iPhones in India - 09/26/2022

On Monday, Apple Inc. announced that it would manufacture the iPhone 14 in India. The tech behemoth is shifting part of its manufacturing out of China. At an event earlier this month, the company presented the top-tier iPhone 14, the emphasis being on increased security rather than glitzy new tech capabilities, with the exception of a new watch targeted at tourists and extremists,. "Significant...

Apple will raise App Store prices in Europe and some Asian countries in October - 09/21/2022

Changes in App Store prices will impact both in-app purchases and transactions. Price increases will begin on October 5 and may impact some Asian markets and countries that use the euro. According to a statement on the company’s official website, Apple will increase pricing on the App Store starting on October 5 in select European and Asian markets. It is not stated to what the price adjustments...

China to send three missions to the Moon - 09/12/2022

According to Liu Jizhong of the China Center for Lunar Research and Space Programs, the Chang'e space program courted by China's National Space Administration authorization received a permission to launch three unmanned vehicles to the Moon within ten years. China had discovered a new mineral in the lunar soil during the Chang'e-5 mission, according to a report in the Chinese publication Global...

Apple will appeal Brazil's ban on selling iPhones without chargers - 09/08/2022

The Brazilian government's restriction on selling iPhones without chargers was announced by Apple Inc. on Tuesday. The company refutes allegations that it provides consumers with a subpar product. Apple was fined $12.275 million reais ($2.38 million) by Brazil's Justice Ministry and told to stop selling iPhone 12 and newer versions. Additionally, Apple must stop marketing any iPhone models that...

CERN may shut down Large Hadron Collider - 09/05/2022

The possibility of turning off some particle gas pedals during periods of high energy demand is being considered by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The organization does not completely rule out the possibility of needing to halt the operation of the Large Hadron Collider. The Wall Street Journal was informed of this by Serge Claudet, the chairman of the CERN Energy...
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