India announces bill to ban cryptocurrencies

India’s government will introduce a bill to ban private cryptocurrencies and create a framework for a central bank-backed digital money, parliament said in a shock announcement late Tuesday. The proposed bill “seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India”, the Lok Sabha said, and comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned last week that Bitcoin […]

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Apple announces self-service repair scheme in win for campaigners

Apple has announced a “self-service repair” programme so “customers who are comfortable” can fix their own devices. At launch, in early 2022 in the US, it will cover replacing the batteries, screens and cameras of recent iPhones. But Apple’s new repair store will sell more than 200 parts and tools. It comes after months of […]

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Tesla’s German car plant attempts to raise manufacturing bar

Two years after Elon Musk elicited audible gasps from an awards show audience with his surprise announcement that Tesla would build a factory outside Berlin, the project is nearing fruition and the hype has never been more palpable. One analyst recently compared the series of innovations Mr Musk is pursuing at the plant to Henry […]

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Facebook changes its name to Meta in major rebrand

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand. The company said it would better “encompass” what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR). The change does not apply to its individual platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, only the […]

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Twitter May Allow Users to ‘Change Who Can Reply’ on Their Tweets

Twitter could be working on a feature that will allow users to decide who can reply to their tweets after they’ve been published. It is still unclear how the feature will work exactly or when it will be rolled out to the general public since the company hasn’t made an official announcement yet. Notably, Twitter […]

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Google Agrees to Change Some Ad Practices After French Watchdog Imposes Fine of EUR 220 Million

Google agreed to make changes to some of its widely used online advertising services under a settlement with France’s antitrust watchdog released on Monday. The authority also fined the Mountain View, California-based company EUR 220 million (roughly 1,950 crores) after a probe found it abused its market power in the intricate advertising business online, where […]

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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to Fly to Space With Brother on Blue Origin Rocket on July 20

Jeff Bezos has announced he will be flying to space with his brother on July 20. The former Amazon CEO will be among the travellers on the first passenger flight of Blue Origin. Blue Origin’s reusable suborbital rocket system named New Shepard will take its first astronaut crew to space along with Bezos and his […]

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