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SpaceX and NASA successfully launch two astronauts into space
In a historic first for the U.S. space program, a spacecraft designed, built, owned and operated by a private company - SpaceX - blasted off Saturday with two NASA astronauts aboard.
Microsoft and Google to replace journalists with robots
Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories.
Chinese flying taxi maker Ehang gets approval to test drone deliveries for cargo weighing over 150kg
Ehang is the world’s first autonomous aerial vehicle company approved to conduct commercial trials of passenger drones for transporting heavy cargo, it says. The pilotless 216 flying car can hold two passengers and travel at up to 130km ...
Trump needs Twitter. Twitter needs Trump. Who needs who more?
The clash between President Trump and Twitter reached new heights over the past few days. Twitter started to more rigorously police Trump’s posts, while Trump tried to weaken legal protections that shield social media companies like Twit...
This custom webcam system lets you take Zoom calls on your TV from your couch
Crestron, which offers services to help people customize their smart homes, has teamed up with Logitech and Zoom to make an at-home video conferencing setup using technology you’d typically find in an office conference room.
Jack Ma at Ye Ma TV
On online trade and the trade war
Trump Prepares Order to Limit Social Media Companies’ Protections
The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.
TikTok-owner ByteDance said to have hit US$3 billion in net profit last year, showing brisk growth
ByteDance generated more than US$17 billion in revenue and more than US$3 billion in net profit last year, according to people familiar with the matter. The revenue for last year is more than double the company’s tally of about US$7.4 bi...
China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems
Baidu says it has completed the world’s largest site to test both autonomous driving and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The Apollo Park in Beijing is equipped with facilities to support the full autonomous vehicle development p...
Come on! Dominic Cummings’ name didn’t trend on Twitter… because of anti-porn filters
He may have remained relentlessly in the news for the past week, but Boris Johnson’s embattled chief adviser Dominic Cummings still hasn’t managed to trend on Twitter, despite being the subject of ample social media trolling.
Donald Trump threatens to 'close' social networks after questioning his tweets
US President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to "strongly regulate" or "close" social media platforms, after Twitter singled out two of his tweets as "misleading" and treated them as disseminators of unverified information.
SpaceX: Capitalism at its Finest (Mini Documentary)
What's the future for the office?
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the office was where millions of us spent about a third of our time.
What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?
Huawei's future in the UK is in doubt - again.
Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform
At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platfo...
China shuts down WeChat social media account claiming ‘US making dead bodies into hamburgers’
China has shut a virulent anti-US WeChat account for spreading fake news and stoking xenophobia, as Beijing moves to rein in misinformation on social media. Closure comes as Cyberspace Administration of China starts new campaign to clean...
Coronavirus: The World’s 25 Richest Billionaires Have Gained Nearly $255 Billion In Just Two Months
The super rich are a whole lot richer than they were two months ago. Twenty five of the wealthiest people on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires are worth a whopping $255 billion more than when the U.S. stock market hit a mid-pandem...
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt
Crucial test of system designed to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX ended shortly after rocket was released from Boeing 747. Failed mission comes at critical time for Branson, as the coronavirus pandemic weighs heavily on billionaire’s leisure a...
Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks
The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks.
Boris Johnson to cut Huawei from UK’s 5G network by 2023 as own party rebels & US steps up anti-Beijing pressure – report
The UK government is set to terminate Chinese telecom Huawei from the country’s 5G network over the next three years, according to British media, with PM Boris Johnson facing intense pressure from Washington – and his own party.
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