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    • Ford autonomous vehicle service delayed until 2022

      Ford autonomous vehicle service delayed until 2022

      Ford's Autonomous Vehicle Program will be postponed until 2022, including the company's Lincoln Electric Vehicle program with Rivian. According to Techcrunch's latest report, Ford announced on Tuesday, 28 April, that the company will be delaying its plans to launch an autonomous vehicle service since the company has to rethink its go-to-market strategy because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was included in its quarterly earnings.

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    • Nuclear fusion might be solved thanks to cutting-edge AI

      Nuclear fusion might be solved thanks to cutting-edge AI

      Scientists believe the world will see it’s first working thermonuclear fusion reactor by the year 2025, mostly in the face of ITER - the international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject. That’s a tall order in short form, however, especially when you consider that fusion has been “almost here” for nearly a century.

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    • New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

      New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

      Since the coronavirus pandemic has put many countries on lockdown, video streaming has become a more popular activity for many people. But the increased audience has also made bandwidths suffer and video quality has, in consequence, diminished. As a result, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others recently confirmed that they will be downgrading the video resolution for viewers in order to keep the servers free from overloading.

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    • Facebook rolls out rival to video-meeting app Zoom

      Facebook rolls out rival to video-meeting app Zoom

      Facebook doesn't want to miss out on the huge growth in video chat during the pandemic and is launching a direct answer to Zoom with its own video conferencing platform. Announced on Friday, Facebook's new feature, called Messenger Rooms will allow anyone with a Facebook account to create a video meeting and invite their friends to join, even if those people are not Facebook users.

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    • MIT develops washable sensors to monitor vital signs

      MIT develops washable sensors to monitor vital signs

      A team of scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new COVID-19 sensor that is waterproof and can be embedded in an individual's clothes. According to Techcrunch's latest report, it is a new type of lightweight sensor that is light and thin enough that it can be placed within flexible fabric and is aimed at monitoring the wearer's vital signs, including his or her respiratory rate, heart rate, and body temperature.

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    • Digital video game spending hits record high

      Digital video game spending hits record high

      Spending on digital video games hit a record high $10bn in March as people stuck at home under coronavirus lockdowns turned to gaming, market tracker SuperData reported on Thursday. Money spent on major console games leapt to $1.5bn in March from $883m in February, while spending on games played on high-performance personal computers climbed 56% to $567m in the same comparison.

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    • This is how VRs helps health experts tackle COVID-19

      This is how VRs helps health experts tackle COVID-19

      As hospitals all around the world are facing extreme shortages of health experts, people are being called off the sidelines to help tackling the COVID-19 crisis - even those with little to no experience in treating such diseases. Hence, doctors and nurses at hospitals, particularly in the US, are undergoing a range of coronavirus-related training now. But because time and resources are limited, the door has opened for technologies like virtual reality (VR) stimulations to fill inside the gaps. 

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    • Facebook introduces new gaming app

      Facebook introduces new gaming app

      With many people around the world urged to stay at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, the $160bn global gaming industry is expanding and Facebook want its piece of the cake. It will try to do so with the launch of a dedicated free mobile app called Facebook Gaming worldwide, made for building and watching live gameplay.

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