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Silicon Valley’s Reputation as Primary Tech Hub Threatened by Coronavirus-Induced Talent Relocation

Silicon Valley’s Reputation as Primary Tech Hub Threatened by Coronavirus-Induced Talent Relocation

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It's no news that Silicon Valley, San Francisco has been the hub for technological advancement and talent management for years. All the major tech companies in the world have their main branch at the Valley. Unfortunately, this tech hub might lose its grip in the industry due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Tech Talent and Investors Flee Silicon Valley Due to the prominence of tech companies in Silicon Valley, the cost of rent, food, and everything else is incredibly expensive. It is one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Now, as working from home becomes the norm, individuals and companies are moving to cheaper cities. The latest company to announce its relocation is Oracle Corp. The tech company, which has a valuation of $180 billion, announced that it will be leaving ...
FCC Commences Process to Halt Chinese Telecom United States Operations, Bad News Huawei Technologies and Others

FCC Commences Process to Halt Chinese Telecom United States Operations, Bad News Huawei Technologies and Others

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On Thursday, the 10th of December 2020, the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commenced the process to annul China Telecom’s authorization to operate in the United States. The commission has taken a step further to evaluate China’s role in U.S telecommunications. Commenting on this development, FCC chairman Ajit Pai stated several U.S government agencies had suggested the annulment. In their defense, they said that national security is the reason for their recommendation. Chairman Pai commented that there are currently significant concerns on China’s telecom operations. The body believes that the Chinese government will force China Telecom to give out information, including communication intercepts. So far, China Telecom Americas has not commented on this latest development. I...
Apple Has Launched Over-ear Headset AirPods Max for a Whopping Price Tag of $549 Per Piece

Apple Has Launched Over-ear Headset AirPods Max for a Whopping Price Tag of $549 Per Piece

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Apple has just launched a new. product; the AirPods Max headphones that will change the game in the headset industry. This headset comes with an amazing price tag of $549. Is it worth the money? Or is it all hype? According to the announcement that was made yesterday, the headset will be available for sale from the 15th of December 2010. These headsets cost about four times the price of a regular Android headset. Apple Headsets or Something Else? As at the time of the announcement, Apple noted that interested customers can now order the headsets in pink, and blue, silver, gray, and green. The headset comes with spatial audio, a custom acoustic design, and a noise cancellation feature. Let's not forget to mention the transparency mode that allows people to listen to music and be fully aw...
Adoption of Mobile Internet Voting system for leadership contest by the U.S House Democrats

Adoption of Mobile Internet Voting system for leadership contest by the U.S House Democrats

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For the first time in history, U.S lawmakers employ a mobile phone app to cast votes remotely. Commenting on this innovation, technologists, and some people involved in the electoral process stated that leveraging technology to aid an internal party leadership contest is a welcome innovation. As we are all trying to fit in the new normal, congress also devises a new way to carry out the election - the internet. The congress electoral body used an app named Markup ERVS to aid the electoral process. The birth of the use of technology came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The virus has continued to hinder the ability of lawmakers to travel to Washington to cast their votes. So, the app’s launch came in handy. According to Markup spokesperson Colby Redmond, about 230 House of R...
Huawei Might be Banned From the South Korean 5G Network if the United States Continues to Apply Pressure

Huawei Might be Banned From the South Korean 5G Network if the United States Continues to Apply Pressure

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Thanks to technological advancements, 5G is the new 4G. Unfortunately, the trade war between the United States and China has led to growing tension for both countries. It has also made things difficult for all the companies in the middle. Huawei is one of the foremost manufacturers of mobile phones and pioneers for 5G networks. The United States is now pressuring South Korea to exclude Huawei from their 5G infrastructure. Will South Korea Bow to the Pressure From The USA? According to circulating news in South Korea, the United States Congress has just turned in a new bill to the pentagon. The bill states that 5G technology presents a major mobile security risk. This is especially so when it is deployed to troops abroad per the bill. The bill referred to the 2021 National Defense Aut...
Slack, Work-Chat, Secures $27.7 Billion Deal For Salesforce Acquisition Making the Most Expensive Acquisition by Salesforce

Slack, Work-Chat, Secures $27.7 Billion Deal For Salesforce Acquisition Making the Most Expensive Acquisition by Salesforce

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Salesforce has just announced a mega deal on the acquisition of Slack for a whopping $27.7 Billion. This marks the largest amount for a single acquisition in their 21 years of operations. The deal came months after Slack filed a formal complaint against Microsoft. Slack accused Microsoft Teams of threatening the major product on Salesforce, the cloud computing service. Salesforce to Take Control of Slack Before Next July Ever since it was launched in August 2013, Slack has built a solid reputation in the tech industry. It is the go-to app for work chatting. The app also had a surge in traffic this year as remote work became the norm and companies needed reliable apps for in-house interactions. The goal of the $27.7 Billion acquisition is to give Slack and Salesforce the power they need t...
Apple’s Macbook Air M1 Might Have 50% More Battery Life but the Power Adapter Isn’t Too Impressive

Apple’s Macbook Air M1 Might Have 50% More Battery Life but the Power Adapter Isn’t Too Impressive

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Apple MacBook products are among the most advanced laptops in the tech space. From time to time, Apple releases new and improved versions of the MacBook. The latest in their series is MacBook Air M1. This high-end laptop is said to have 50% more battery power than the previous MacBook. However, there is a catch. The MacBook M1 has a weak adapter compared to other MacBook products. Apple's MacBook Air M1: is it Worth the Money? The previous Apple MacBook IGPUs had a battery Runtime of 49.9Wh. The M1 is much better thanks to the M1 chip that enhances performance while maximizing battery life. While previous MacBook models can go for 10 hours after being fully charged, the M1 can last for up to 15 hours with web browsing and much longer when the internet is not available. This gives you abo...
Samsung Releases Details About the Upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro Set, and It’s Not What You Expect

Samsung Releases Details About the Upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro Set, and It’s Not What You Expect

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Samsung's recent Galaxy earbuds have been known for their bean shape and amazing sound quality. From the sneak peek of the new earbuds, there have been rumors of a new shape taking fold. If the new Samsung earbuds aren't bean-shaped, how will they look? The new earbuds are already in the works and would be released soon according to credible sources. What to Expect From the Samsung Galaxy Bud Pro According to the Indonesian telecommunications authority, the Galaxy Buds Pro will be different from what everyone expects. SamMobile confirmed the information noting that the Galaxy Buds will be in-ear buds with a similar design to the Galaxy Buds+. However, it will come with a noise cancellation feature for even better performance. The noise cancellation option isn't the only thing you sho...
ASIC Starts Investigating the Australian Securities Exchange After the Market Outage That Cost Investors Millions

ASIC Starts Investigating the Australian Securities Exchange After the Market Outage That Cost Investors Millions

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Last Monday, the Australian Securities Exchange had a 24-hour blackout that cost investors millions of dollars. The blackout lasted all through Monday as the site only came back online on Tuesday morning. Following the crash, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission has launched a full-fledged investigation. ASIC Comes for the Australian Securities Exchange This morning, the ASX confirmed that they are under official investigation from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. According to their officials, there was a problem with their Centre Point anonymous matching system. The problem prevented traders from using Chi-X offers or bids. At the time of writing, the ASX shares were down by 0.38% after recovery from Monday's massive crash. As trading started on Mo...
Four Astronauts From SpaceX Get Sent to the International Space Station

Four Astronauts From SpaceX Get Sent to the International Space Station

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Ever since mankind started exploring Space, empty drones and drones with pilots have been sent above for research and development. This morning, SpaceX announced the launch of four new astronauts into the International Space Station. The four astronauts went in the Dragon capsule on a Spaceship called Resilience. SpaceX Sends Four Astronauts to Space SpaceX has been working with Nasa on missions into Space for research. However, this is the first fully-fledged mission that was completed by NASA on a privately owned Spaceship. It came after the historic launch of SpaceX. The Dragon capsule was initially tested successfully in May after years of development and attempts at perfection. The crew members include a Japanese astronaut and three United States NASA astronauts. The Dragon Resi...