Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company
Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, passing Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. As of close of business Friday, Apple has a market valuation of $1.84 trillion, while Saudi Aramco’s is $1.76 trillion, according to CNBC.
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Why Are Blue Whales So Gigantic?
“We are truly living in a time of giants.” Lofty language like this doesn’t happen often in scientific literature. But the person who wrote them, biologist Jeremy Goldbogen, understands: When it comes to writing about whales, the scale and mystery of their lives can be difficult to overstate.
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Google is now making it easier to find Black-owned businesses
Google is launching a new tool that allows businesses to identify themselves as Black-owned through the company’s Maps and Search listings.
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Google parent company Alphabet sees its first revenue decline in history
Google parent company Alphabet warned in last quarter that it was expecting to see the impact of coronavirus in the second quarter results, and it was: the company saw its first revenue decline in its history. But it managed to beat Wall Street’s revenue expectations.
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Oh hey, they make Baby Yoda ears for your Echo Dot now
Attention fans of Star Wars, The Mandalorian or just Baby Yoda: if you own a third-generation Amazon Echo Dot, OtterBox has a stand that bestows your device with the likeness of The Child.
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Peacock has added 10 million customers since April
Comcast’s new Peacock streaming service has added 10 million customers since its limited launch in April and national launch in mid-July.
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How to watch NASA launch its next rover to Mars today
On Thursday morning, NASA is scheduled to launch its next rover to Mars, the beginning of a years-long mission to figure out if the Red Planet ever hosted life.
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A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world
When NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, launches this week, the robot will have a tiny stowaway on board: a small box-shaped helicopter.
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Strongest Evidence Yet Shows Air Pollution Kills
As California’s Camp Fire raged in 2018, soot and other pollution filled the skies. Particulate matter concentrations widely surged above 12 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3), pushing them into the Environmental Protection Agency’s “unhealthy” range.
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Sony α7S III: Hands-On & First Impressions
The new and exciting features found in the Sony α7S III provide creators with limitless possibilities to create. Several had already had the opportunity to test out the α7S III in advance of its announcement and are sharing their first impressions of the camera online.
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Movies Anywhere is the latest service to add a viewing party feature
Movies Anywhere is rolling out a new “Watch Together” viewing party feature for its movie locker apps, allowing multiple users to sync up and enjoy a film together.
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Rite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its stores
Drugstore chain Rite Aid secretly deployed facial recognition software across a network of security cameras in hundreds of locations in the US, according to a new investigation from Reuters published on Tuesday.
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Cuphead gets a creepy stop-motion trailer to announce surprise PS4 launch
Cuphead, the hard-as-nails run-and-gun platform game, is coming to the PlayStation 4 today. Studio MDHR announced the game’s arrival on Sony’s console with a fun (and kind of creepy) stop-motion trailer featuring Cuphead and the evil King Dice.
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CES will go ‘online only’ for 2021
The Consumer Technology Association has announced that CES will no longer go ahead in January 2021 as previously planned. CES is the world’s biggest consumer technology show, dominating much of the news agenda at the start of the year.
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Sony Announces World’s First CFexpress Type A Memory Card With High-speed Performance and Tough Durability
– Today, Sony Electronics Inc. announced a new generation of media — the world’s first CFexpress Type A memory cards, in both 80GB and 160GB, (CEA-G80T and CEA-G160T) as the most recent addition to Sony’s TOUGH specification cards.
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Sony Announces The α7S III: Redefining The Possibilities For Creatives
Key Features Newly developed BIONZ XR™ image processing engine with eight times more processing power and a brand new 12.1-megapixel (approx.
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Animal Crossing’s next summer update adds dreaming and cloud saves
The promised second summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming very soon, and it brings with it some exciting changes. According to Nintendo, the two big gameplay additions are the ability to dream and new fireworks shows.
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Nikon Announces the Full-Frame Z5 With a Sub-$1500 Price
Last week, Nikon officially unveiled the Z5, an addition to the full-frame Z-mount mirrorless lineup that had previously only included the Z6 and the Z7.
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a7S III Camera Launch: The Way Forward | Shot on a7S III | Alpha Films | Sony Alpha Universe
Available for pre-order at participating dealers for $3,498.
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How to set up Microsoft Teams for personal life
Microsoft recently started rolling out Teams for personal life in preview. Rather than a separate app, Teams for personal life is what appears when you sign into Teams with your personal Microsoft account on a supported device.
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