Venture capitalists are investing in nuclear energy for the first time in history. The surge of private investment will be a positive for the industry, says John Parsons, an economist and lecturer at MIT. Nuclear energy is “a very complex science, and it’s been supported by the federal government,” he says.
New Zealand government is reportedly going to frame laws that would force tech giants like Meta and Google to pay for sharing local news content on their platforms. New Zealand is set to charge 'fair price' ranging from estimated about $30 million to $50 million for using local news. The new legislation will be modelled on similar laws in Australia and Canada.
We’re outlining some of the new features in the latest Meta Quest software update, including some that take advantage of the Meta Quest Pro headset’s enhanced capabilities. Meta Quest Pro has added background audio playback for multi-taskers and music lovers. Mixed reality capture lets you capture and share the coolest moments involving mixed reality. You can make your Wishlist public so your friends and family know what virtual reality (VR) games you’re hoping to snag.
Tesla delivered its first all-electric semitrailer trucks to PepsiCo on Thursday. The Semi is the first new model Tesla is putting in customer hands since early 2020. The truck is capable of traveling 500 miles per charge, accelerating from zero to 60 miles an hour in 60 seconds.
Twitter owner Elon Musk spoke out about the 'Twitter Files' on Saturday evening. The files were released by journalist Matt Taibbi, who revealed behind-the-scenes discussions on Twitter's content moderation. Musk said a second drop of the files will involve Taibbs and Bari Weiss, but did not give a date.
Apple has launched its new Emergency SOS via Satellite function with the release of iOS 16.1. The feature allows iPhone 14 users to contact emergency services using satellite connectivity if no cellular or WiFi connections are available. The function was tested in Alaska after a man became stranded in a rural area. The service is available in most regions, including North America and Europe, and is free for two years.
Google has announced its best apps and games of 2022. This is a mandatory annual practice for Google Play. This year, Google has added a new category of the best apps for Chromebooks. The best app in India is Questt, an AI-based learning app. Best game of 2022 is Apex Legends Mobile.
Facebook owner Meta reached out to EU antitrust regulators some time back in an attempt to settle investigations into its use of customer data and the tying of its classified advertisements service to its social network, people with direct knowledge said. There were very preliminary discussions which so far have not made any progress, the people said. The European Commission and Meta declined to comment.
could crash to $10,000, a more than 40% plunge from current prices, veteran investor Mark Mobius told CNBC on Thursday. The co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners, who correctly called the drop to $20,000 this year, said that bitcoin is “not far away” from $10,000 now that it has broken the technical support levels of $18,000 and $17,000.
Sam Bankman-Fried, 30, was once hailed as the 'King of Crypto' But he now has almost no money left after FTX collapsed last month. He said his lawyers had advised him not to speak publicly, but he ignored them. He also denied having moved any personal money out of FTX himself.
Kanye West will no longer buy right-leaning social app Parler, the company says. Parler says it had “mutually agreed’ with the embattled musician to terminate the deal. West has lost multiple lucrative deals in recent months after he made antisemitic comments.
Elon Musk's health tech venture, Neuralink, shared updates to its brain-implant technology. Musk said two of the company’s applications will aim to restore vision, even for people who were born blind. A third application will focus on the motor cortex, restoring “full body functionality”