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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...

World Wide Web creator sells its source code as NFT for $5.4M - 07/01/2021

British scientist and founder of the Web Tim Berners-Lee has sold the source code for the WWW technology in the form of an NFT (non-interchangeable token), auction house Sotheby's has revealed. The token was sold for $5.43 million. The token form included an archive of the source code, which dates back to 1990 and 1991, an animated version of the code, an image of Mr Berners-Lee's code and...

Saudi Aramco: Hydrogen will not become quick substitute for conventional hydrocarbons - 06/30/2021

Saudi Aramco, the Saudi oil state-owned company, has become disillusioned with hydrogen as a quick substitute for conventional hydrocarbons. It believes that large-scale gas production is unlikely to begin this decade, Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer, Ahmad Al Khowaiter, told Arab News. According to him, there will be no large-scale investment in the industry until at least 2030, when...

Reliance Industries to invest $10B in green energy over the next three years - 06/25/2021

India's Reliance Industries, the operator of the world's largest oil refining complex, intends to invest $10 billion (Rs 750 billion) in renewable energy over the next three years. This was announced at the annual shareholders' meeting by the company's CEO Mukesh Ambani. The corporation aims to go green by 2035. "The fossil fuel era, which has been fuelling economic growth across the world for...

Amazon becomes the biggest purchaser of renewable energy in the US - 06/24/2021

Amazon has announced 14 new renewable power purchase agreements in North America and Europe, making it the largest US corporate purchaser of renewable energy. The company now has a total of 232 renewable energy projects, including 85 solar and wind projects and 147 solar panel projects on shops and offices around the world. Including previous agreements, Amazon's total involvement in creating...

Leica unveils its first-ever smartphone - 06/18/2021

Leica Camera, the camera and lens specialist company, unveiled the Leitz Phone 1, its first-ever smartphone. The first market for the smartphone will be Japan - the Leica Leitz Phone 1 will only be available from Softbank. The device, which will start taking pre-orders on June 18, will cost around $1,700. The smartphone is built on Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 platform with 5G support....
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