Friday, January 7, 2022

Technology

NASA scientists call for new framework in search for alien life

NASA scientists are calling for new framework in the search for alien life. The agency on Wednesday recapped the contents of a new article published in Nature. The article was led by NASA’s chief scientist Jim Green. The group said that creating a scale...

Microsoft is now the world’s most valuable company

Apple lost its crown as the world’s most valuable public company to Microsoft on Friday, as the iPhone maker’s shares continued their downward slide. Apple took a $6 billion hit to its sales during the fiscal fourth quarter due...

Facebook’s new Meta watch to rival Apple is leaked online

Animage leaked online appears to show a smartwatch that Facebook Inc., now known as Meta Platforms Inc., is developing – potentially to rival the Apple Watch. Discovered inside the Facebook View iPhone app, the watch in the image features a...

Amazon raises stake in e-trucking firm Rivian

Amazon, an early backer of Rivian Automotive, now owns about a fifth of the electric-truck maker, the e-commerce giant disclosed in a quarterly filing on Friday. Ford, which has a strategic relationship with Rivian, removed a representative from the startup’s board earlier...

Facebook changes its corporate name to ‘Meta’

Facebook revealed its new corporate name on Thursday, rebranding the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp as “Meta” as it grapples with a torrent of scandals.  The tech giant’s old name just “doesn’t encompass everything that we do,”...

WhatsApp to vanish from millions of devices starting Nov. 1

Here’s how to survive the app-ocalypse. Upgrading your phone might seem like an unnecessary hassle; however, it could soon be essential for those wishing to maintain long-distance friendships. Starting Nov. 1, Facebook messaging service WhatsApp will vanish from...

I found a secret list on Facebook that was tracking everywhere I go online

A woman has warned Facebook users to clear their Facebook history in a viral TikTok video. The clip explains how to view your “Off-Facebook Activity”, which shows which apps Facebook has been tracking you to. TikToker user @skillsoverpolitic said: “Facebook is tracking...

McDonald’s teaming with IBM for automated drive-thrus

When McDonald’s messes up a drive-thru order consumers can soon blame a computer for their missing fries or Egg McMuffin. The largest restaurant company in the world is teaming up with IBM in a partnership that is supposed to...

Hertz reserves half of its 100K Tesla fleet for Uber drivers

Uber on Wednesday said it is launching a new partnership with rental car company Hertz to offer 50,000 Tesla vehicles as a rental option for its ride-hail drivers by 2023. Uber drivers can rent a Tesla through Hertz starting on Nov. 1 in Los Angeles,...

Supply chain crisis is hurting Facebook, Google and Snapchat

The escalating supply chain crisis isn’t just hurting manufacturers and retailers that sell goods off the shelf — it’s bleeding into the tech world.  Companies that sell everything from toys to clothes to cosmetics are having difficulty getting their...
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NYC mom, kids remain homeless 3 years into eviction fight

A homeless Manhattan widow is waging war against her billionaire landlord. Deborah Privitello, mom of three, has been forced...
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