26 Jan 2021

AI Genomics Company, NRGene, Completes Initial Public Offering on Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and Raises US$30 Million

Tel Aviv based AI genomics company NRGene recently completed its initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange after raising $30 million USD with an impressive post-money valuation. Leading institutional elites in the Israeli market have scrambled to invest in the company before they go public. NRGene is currently

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25 Jan 2021

Alphabet Shuts Down Loon

Alphabet has pulled the plug on its plan to bring internet access to remote areas via balloons. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly working on a new MacBook Air. The project started out as an experiment conducted by Apple’s parent company before breaking off into its own entity in 2018. Although the

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25 Jan 2021

Apple Supplier Foxconn To Build $270 Million Plant In Vietnam Amid U.S.-China Tensions

Foxconn Technology, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that supplies products for Apple recently received a license from the Vietnamese government to build a $270 million plant in the country despite US-China tensions. The plant will manufacture Apple laptops and tablets in the Southeast Asian nation in the rural province of Bac

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25 Jan 2021

ADT Tech Hacks Home-Security Cameras to Spy on Women

A former ADT employee recently went to trial, confessing that he accessed customers’ cameras to spy on household members, specifically women. Telesforo Aviles allegedly took note when there were attractive women residing at a home he serviced, all in the Dallas area. He would then add his personal email address

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22 Jan 2021

Google Duo may soon stop working on uncertified Android devices

Google Duo may soon fail to operate on Andriod devices that are uncertified, following suit with the Google Messages app which made the same move. Earlier this week, Google Messages included a notice that the app would cease to work on uncertified Andriod devices or certain devices that are not

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22 Jan 2021

Google Meet Gets One Of Zoom’s Best Features: Live Otter.ai Transcription

Otter.ai services will now be offered on Google Meet, allowing Google to offer one of the significant features Zoom boasted over the tech giant. Otter.ai will offer a plugin for Google meet in which participants will be able to get a live transcription of the meeting, saving users from having

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21 Jan 2021

Trump Takes Executive Action on Drones in Final White House Days

Just a few days before his departure, former President Donald Trump issued a slate of executive orders, including one that changes how the US can obtain drones. The executive order tells federal agencies that they may not procure unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from China, Russia, Iran, and other adversarial nations.

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21 Jan 2021

Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution

After the Capitol riots on January 6, a large number of leading tech companies decided to pull support for Parler, a social network that aims to provide free speech and communication. Parler was the preferred social media for many far-right conservatives, as the site was more relaxed in terms of

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20 Jan 2021

Google is investigating the actions of another top AI ethicist

Google is reportedly investigating recent actions taken by Margaret Mitchell, a top artificial intelligence ethicist at the tech giant. The probe into Mitchell follows the forced exit of another prominent researcher on the AI ethics team at Google, Timnit Gebru. Gebru’s exit sparked outrage among Google employees. Google allegedly found

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20 Jan 2021

Air Force, Korean Partners Unveil Plan to Co-Fund ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Research

A new collaboration aiming to fund breakthrough Quantum Research has been announced by the US Air Force and two previously existing Korean research partners. The group released a joint solicitation offering three-year grants to initiate innovation and headway in quantum information science. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR)

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