Samsung to finalise US fab investment

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Seoul – Samsung Electronics will quickly decide on a foundry investment in the US, a senior executive said Tuesday, as the South Korean tech giant seeks to become the world’s number one player in the logic chip and foundry sectors. Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s vice chairman, is expected to visit the US as early as next week to finalise the company’s …

Payments on WhatsApp may soon be a possibility

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San Francisco – Facebook-owned WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments on the platform. At the moment, the service doesn’t require users to submit any identity verification documents to make payments. However, that might change soon, the report said. WhatsApp v2.21.22.6 beta includes a few new strings which suggest that users might have to submit …

Xiaomi’s new feature for Redmi Note 11 series

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Beijing – Global smartphone brand Xiaomi is reportedly bringing the Redmi Note 11 series in China on October 28 that might feature a 108MP camera. Per report, the company is likely going to reintroduce the very same Samsung HM2 sensor that was in the previous generations of Redmi Note phones since the current Samsung HM3 platform is slightly different from …

Tesla opens first overseas vehicle R&D centre in Shanghai

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Shanghai – Tesla has opened its research and development innovation centre, the first of its kind among the electric car company’s overseas facilities and a Gigafactory data centre, in Shanghai. Tom Zhu, president of Tesla China, said Tesla has been practicing its commitment to deeply cultivating the Chinese market, adding that the R&D center will further promote Tesla’s localisation process …

Apple Watch Series 8 can monitor blood glucose

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San Francisco – Apple’s suppliers are reportedly developing components for next-generation sensors in the Apple Watch Series 8 that will allow users to measure their blood glucose level. According to Digitimes, Apple and its suppliers have already begun working on short-wavelength infrared sensors – a commonly-used sensor type for health devices. The new sensor will likely be installed on the …

Jupiter hit by another space rock: Report

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Tokyo – Skywatchers in Japan have observed a flash in the atmosphere of the planet’s northern hemisphere likely caused by an asteroid slamming into Jupiter, the media reported. “Jupiter regularly experiences such impacts because of the powerful gravitational tug associated with its mass: Smaller objects, like the asteroids that litter the solar system, can easily end up pulled into the …

Half of those unvaccinated in US unlikely to change their mind

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New York – Half of those in the US who are unwilling to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 report that nothing will change their mind, says a new survey. For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team surveyed 6,037 adults in April 2021 to identify their attitudes towards vaccination against SARS-CoV-2. Although over 82 per cent of participants …

Microbes for Martian rocket bio-fuel on Mars

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New York – US researchers have developed a technique that would help astronomers develop Martian rocket fuel using microbes on the Red Planet. “Carbon dioxide is one of the only resources available on Mars. Knowing that biology is especially good at converting CO2 into useful products makes it a good fit for creating rocket fuel,” said Nick Kruyer, from Georgia …

Facebook redirected for ‘serving young adults’: Mark Zuckerberg

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San Francisco – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said he’s redirecting teams within the company to “make serving young adults their north star. So much of our services have gotten dialed to be the best for the most people who use them, rather than specifically for young adults,” Zuckerberg said. With new changes, Facebook usage among older users will grow …