Climate harm puts brakes on buying Teslas with bitcoin

Tesla hit the brakes Wednesday on letting people pay for electric cars with bitcoin, saying the computing-intense mining process of creating new cryptocurrency spews climate harming emissions. ‘ “We are concerned about rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel,” Tesla chief […]

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Updating an Apple Watch Series 3 is a nightmare in 2021

The Apple Watch Series 3 was first released in September 2017, bringing fitness improvements and a faster processor. Nearly four years later, in 2021, Apple is still selling the Series 3 as its entry-level Apple Watch model starting at $199, an $80 savings compared to the more recent Apple Watch SE. Only, as I’ve recently […]

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Samsung share in smartphone chip market expected to decline in 2021

Samsung Electronics is expected to lose its share in the smartphone chipset market this year, a report showed on Tuesday, as Taiwanese and US rivals are to expand their presence with a rise in the 5G device sector. The mobile company was expected to take an 8% share in the global smartphone application processor (AP)/System […]

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Tim Cook warns of Apple product shortages

Apple has warned of potential product shortages later in the year. A computer-chip shortage has been accelerated primarily by pandemic-driven disruptions over the year. Industries around the world are struggling to meet a surge in demand for products such as cars, high-tech gadgets and smartphones. Apple chief executive Tim Cook says supply issues could affect […]

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Jaguar Land Rover to suspend output due to chip shortage

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is shutting its two main car factories temporarily due to a shortage of computer chips. JLR said there would be a “limited period” of closure at its Halewood and castle Bromwich sites from Monday. A mixture of strong demand and Covid shutdowns at chipmakers has also hit phone, TV and video […]

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Daily Mail owner sues Google over search results

The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper and MailOnline website is suing Google over allegations the search engine manipulates search results. Associated Newspapers accuses Google of having too much control over online advertising and of downgrading links to its stories, favouring other outlets. It alleges Google “punishes” publishers in its rankings if they don’t sell […]

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Facebook: Our staff can carry on working from home after Covid

Facebook says its employees can continue working from home, even as other tech giants appear to be going off the idea. The social media company said it thinks remote work is “the future”. People in eligible roles at Facebook can apply for permanent remote working, subject to approval from managers. Silicon Valley executives were quick […]

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