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Swiss bank thinks about transferring traders to augmented reality - 09/21/2020

One of the largest investment banks is thinking about creating a virtual trading platform in augmented reality for its traders. This is how the company is trying to achieve effective and familiar interaction of employees: banks would like to return at least key personnel to real offices, but because of COVID-19 they cannot do it yet. The Swiss investment bank UBS decided to put its traders in...

Apple presents new watches and tablets - 09/16/2020

Apple Corporation has presented an updated line of iPads and smart watches Apple Watch. It also announced the merger of a number of its services, including the Apple TV + online cinema and Apple Arcade gaming service, into an overall Apple One subscription. New iPhones, as expected, were not presented at the presentation. At the traditional autumn presentation, which took place on September 15,...

Sanofi's coronavirus vaccine will cost no more than € 10 - 09/07/2020

A COVID-19 vaccine, which French pharmaceutical company Sanofi is developing in partnership with British GlaxoSmithKline, will cost less than € 10 per dose if approved, said Head of Sanofi Olivier Bogillot said this in an interview with French radio France Inter. “The price has not yet been finalized. We are currently evaluating all production costs for the coming months. But the price will be...

Apple orders 75 million 5G iPhones from suppliers - 09/02/2020

According to Bloomberg, Apple has asked suppliers to prepare parts for 75 million new 5G iPhones. The American corporation ordered the same amount last year. At the same time, the company expects that deliveries of new iPhone models can reach 80 million units this fall. According to agency sources, Apple has prepared several new products for the current fall. In particular, in October the...

Japanese Honda to start selling mini electric car in October - 08/27/2020

Japanese automobile corporation Honda will begin selling its miniature electric car "Honda e" at the end of October, the press service of the company said. According to the firm, the sale will begin on October 30. It is planned to sell about 1000 of these cars a year, which will be the world's first equipped with a wide-view dashboard with five screens.  The car for four people will be...

Instagram feed will now be endless - 08/24/2020

The social network Instagram has launched a new function, thanks to which the users' feed will continue with similar posts of other people. The company announced this in its help center. Instagram uses the popularity algorithm to show the posts of those who follow the user for the last two days. Now, at the end of the feed, the user will be shown the so-called suggested posts on topics of...

Japan ponders biomass plantation project to provide domestic energy needs - 08/19/2020

The Japanese government is considering growing "energy forest plantations" to produce biomass as fuel for power plants, Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday, citing officials. In their opinion, the country's increasing dependence on forest biomass will help smooth out climate change, since growing forests absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. In turn, the use of wood biomass obtained from...

Bank applications will stop working on Huawei and Honor smartphones - 08/17/2020

The temporary license that the US government issued to an American business to work with Chinese companies Huawei and Honor expired on August 13. This will stop banking and payment applications and a number of video games on the company's devices. In the absence of such permission from the US authorities, Google cannot work with gadgets of these brands. When issuing such a document, Washington...

McAfee researchers find vulnerability in face recognition systems - 08/12/2020

McAfee said they have found a potential vulnerability in the face recognition and identification algorithm. With the help of special neural networks, they were able to successfully download a person's face into the recognition system so that the computer mistook the image for the face of another person. In a number of developed countries, human rights defenders and members of the public are...

Instagram introduces competitor to TikTok - 08/06/2020

The social network Instagram has launched the video editor Reels, which resembles TikTok in functionality, reports The Verge. The tool allows creating 15-second videos, adjust the speed, add music or borrow an audio track from other videos, and apply various effects. The service was launched on iOS and Android operating systems in 50 countries, including the USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia...
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