Hi-Tech


    • Turning off your camera on a Zoom call helps save the Earth

      Turning off your camera on a Zoom call helps save the Earth

      In 2020 pandemic-driven shift to remote work and more at-home entertainment has resulted in a record drop in global carbon emissions. But as it seems, the boom of internet data being stored and transferred around the world has also got a significant environmental impact, a new study shows. The good news is that If you often find yourself in Zoom meetings in would rather leave your camera off, you now have a great excuse to do so: it could save the Earth!

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    • From ten to zen

      From ten to zen

      During 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic has increasingly disrupted routine, led to loss of income and jobs, deprived us of everyday human contacts and made us closely confront death ...And while it was doing that, another silent pandemic, which did not reach the major newspaper headlines, has been ravaging people around the world with even greater speed: compromised mental health.

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    • Take a bath in... the future

      Take a bath in... the future

      Electronics and bathtubs generally aren't a good mix - but apparently that rule doesn't apply if you're sitting in one of the world's most expensive baths, which features ambient lights, a built-in steam machine and smart home features.

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    • Revolutionising the phone screen protector

      Revolutionising the phone screen protector

      Screen protectors have become a ubiquitous accessory that comes with smartphones to protect their touch screens from scratches. Techies everywhere believe that a good screen protector is also a screen protector that you never see. It’s a product you want to be completely invisible. However, Los Angeles-based startup, Glassie has decided to shake things up, by getting screen protectors a stylish and personalised upgrade.

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    • Best carbon capture tech to be awarded  $100m prize by Elon Musk

      Best carbon capture tech to be awarded $100m prize by Elon Musk

      Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, now the world's richest person with a net worth north of $180bn, announced on Twitter his plans to give away $100m of his fortune as a prize for the "best carbon capture technology." Details on Musk’s upcoming carbon capture competition have not been released but are expected to arrive “next week,” meaning it's not yet clear how such a contest will work or even what technologies might qualify. 

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    • CES 2021: Wilder, weirder, bolder than ever 

      CES 2021: Wilder, weirder, bolder than ever 

      The dust has settled after the conclusion of CES 2021, the world’s largest event for consumer technologies and a deserved candidate for one of the year’s most exciting events. Still hyped about it, we decided to share with you the technologies that struck us the most and continue to occupy our thoughts! 

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    • Microsoft raises bet on self-driving cars

      Microsoft raises bet on self-driving cars

      The hi-tech giant Microsoft has joined General Motors, Honda and institutional investors to secure fresh $2bn to Cruise startup aimed at a development of driverless car, Reuters reported. The new equity investment which should accelerate the project and promote the commercialization of self-driven cars expands Cruise to some 30 billion dollars post-money valuation.

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