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Meta will release its first AR glasses in 2024 - 04/15/2022

Meta will release its first Project Nazare augmented reality glasses in 2024. The American company Meta will release its first augmented reality glasses Project Nazare in 2024. It is reported by The Verge, citing employees of Meta.  According to The Verge's sources, Mark Zuckerberg calls the new development of AR glasses "the Holy Grail", which "will change our relationship with...

Bill Gates invests in a startup to produce clean water from air - 03/30/2022

Billionaire Bill Gates' foundation has invested in hydropanels capable of generating water from the air. The startup Source Global, which developed them, raised $150 million; among the investors were the BlackRock and Lightsmith foundations and the Duke Energy energy holding. Venture capital fund Breakthrough Energy of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has invested in startup Source Global, which...

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends thousands of Starlink Internet kits to Ukrainians - 03/23/2022

Elon Musk's SpaceX sent thousands of Starlink satellite Internet reception kits to Ukraine. Elon Musk's SpaceX has sent thousands of satellite Internet dishes Starlink to Ukraine. This was reported to CNBC by President of the private space company Gwynne Shotwell. According to her, the deliveries were financed by private sources and possibly France and Poland.  SpaceX President added that...

Meta shows a tool to create virtual worlds with voice commands - 02/25/2022

Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a prototype of the Build Bot system, which can create three-dimensional objects in metaworlds using voice commands. During the online event Meta AI: Inside the Lab, CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a prototype of an artificial intelligence system that can create three-dimensional objects in a virtual world using voice commands. A video of the demonstration was...

AT&T winds down 3G networks - 02/23/2022

AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the United States, is ending its third-generation (3G) network service. "For over 20 years, we've been providing a wide range of services across 3G networks. We will stop providing service as of today, February 22nd", the company said. AT&T users will be able to use more current networks, such as 4G and 5G, while the now-obsolete 3G networks...

Blue Origin sets to build more rockets for space tourism - 02/22/2022

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith announced that the company plans to produce more New Shepard rockets in order to accommodate the growing demand for space tourism. He mentioned this at a seminar on commercial space transportation convened by the US Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. Mr. Smith stated: "I believe the primary challenge for Blue Origin at this point is that we can't meet...

China sets to conquer metaverses - 02/15/2022

The biggest Chinese tech firms have started to invest in metaverses. CNBC reports on a new technique of making money in China. Governmental censorship, state regulation of the technology industry, and the war against cryptocurrencies will decide the characteristics of Chinese meta-villages. A metaverse is a permanent virtual realm where people can interact utilizing virtual reality headsets and...

Analysts: Total amount of ransom received by hackers over two years amounts to $1.3B - 02/11/2022

In two years, ransomware hackers have received at least $1.3 billion from their victims, analysts estimated. According to their data, last year, because of the attackers' targeting of large businesses, the average ransom amount increased and exceeded $118,000. Over the past two years, cybercriminals have received a total of $1.3 billion in ransom payments from their victims, according to a report...

EU, US watchdogs warn banks of cyberattacks threats from Russia - 02/10/2022

European and American regulators warned banks about the threat of cyberattacks from Russia, Reuters learned. The European Central Bank (ECB) has warned banks about the risk of cyber attacks from Russia amid tensions with Ukraine, Reuters reported citing sources. According to one of them, the banks conducted cyber training to test their ability to repel hacker attacks.  According to the...

Apple introduces contactless payments via iPhone - 02/09/2022

Apple Corp. is introducing "Tap to Pay" contactless payment acceptance feature on iPhone smartphones for the U.S. market. Now, payment can be accepted both by contactless bank card and through a payment platform, the company said in a press release. "Apple today announced plans to introduce the "Tap to Pay" feature for iPhones. The new feature will allow millions of merchants in the U.S. ... to...
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