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Boeing and SpaceX set to increase number of flights to the ISS - 10/21/2021

US firms SpaceX and Boeing set to increase flights to the ISS (International Space Station), said John Vollmer, Boeing's Program Manager. He added that a contract with NASA enabled both firms to receive the right to make 3 flights to the station. Mr. Vollmer notes that SpaceX and Boeing are aiming for the right to fly to the station annually. "We are now aware that the existence of the station...

Foxconn unveils prototypes of three electric cars - 10/20/2021

Taiwan-based Foxconn, an electronics component manufacturer known primarily as an Apple supplier, has unveiled prototypes of three electric cars - an SUV, a sedan and a bus. They were developed by Foxtron, a joint venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese carmaker Yulon Motor. Foxconn hopes the business will be worth a trillion Taiwanese dollars (about $35 billion) in five years. Foxconn does not...

Visa will stop paying fees on some payments to Apple - 10/07/2021

Visa has signed a deal with US banks and agreed to stop charging fees on a portion of payments made with Apple Pay starting next year. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources. According to the publication, bank card issuers have long been trying to get rid of commissions on transactions made by users through Apple Pay. The amount of this fee varies from country to...

Fraudsters rob over 6,000 Coinbase users - 10/04/2021

Fraudsters stole money from over 6,000 users of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The attackers sent out phishing emails: as the attack was not targeted, it managed to overcome spam filters and mislead people. At least 6,000 users of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase lost money as a result of the phishing attack, Reuters wrote. Coinbase reported about the attack, which took place in April...

Google introduces AI-based search - 09/30/2021

US-based Google is introducing new artificial intelligence (AI)-based search features, specifically, combined image and text search, according to the company’s press release. "In the coming months, we will introduce a new way of visual search with the ability to ask questions about what you see," the company said in a statement. So, when viewing any images, users can tap the "Lens" icon and...

Robinhood launches cryptocurrency wallets - 09/23/2021

Fintech start-up Robinhood, which has developed a popular app for retail investors, has announced plans to launch cryptocurrency wallets on its platform. Testing of such a wallet will begin in November, and the new service should be available to all users in early 2022. A few days ago, Bloomberg reported Robinhood's plans to launch cryptocurrency wallets, citing sources. Robinhood users are...

Musk names most competitive electric car manufacturers - 09/20/2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes Chinese carmakers are the most competitive in the world, Bloomberg writes, citing the entrepreneur's statement at the World New Energy Car Congress online forum. "I have great respect for many Chinese automakers for adopting electric vehicle technology," the agency quoted Musk as saying in a speech that lasted just three minutes. He noted that the strength of Chinese...

TikTok launches psychological help service for teenagers - 09/16/2021

Video service TikTok has announced a host of resources designed to help users struggling with mental health issues. The announcement of the new support services came after The Wall Street Journal published a story about Instagram's harmful effects on teenage girls. Short video sharing service TikTok announced a slew of services designed to help users struggling with mental health issues. The...

World's largest carbon dioxide utilization complex launches in Iceland - 09/10/2021

The Orca complex, built near Reykjavik by the Swiss company Climeworks together with the Icelandic project Carbfix, has begun work on the utilization of greenhouse carbon dioxide by its mineralization, Reuters reports. The complex is expected to be able to utilize up to 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year when it reaches full capacity, which is equivalent to the emissions of 790 cars. Orca...

Toyota to invest $13.5B in electric cars batteries - 09/08/2021

Japanese carmaker Toyota announced that it plans to invest $13.5 billion in the development and production of batteries for electric vehicles by 2030. The company announced this at a meeting with investors and the press, which was dedicated to electric cars and batteries for them. Nine billion of this amount will go toward building plants to produce such batteries. Toyota didn't say how many...
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