Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has recently order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian. The announcement came during an event on Thursday in Washington, DC where Bezos unveiled Amazon’s sweeping plan to tackle climate change. Bezos said he expects 100,000 Rivian vans to be on the road by 2024, according to USA Today reporter Nathan […]

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India has reportedly bans the sales of e-cigarette

India has reportedly banned the sales of e-cigarettes as US health inspectors investigate a series of deaths linked to vaping. Reuters reports that an executive order prohibits selling, producing, importing, or advertising e-cigarettes. First offenders could receive up to one year in prison and a 100,000 rupee ($1,400) fine; later violations could cost up to […]

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Twitter launches hide replies feature for its users

Twitter has recently announced that it is adding a new feature which will allow people to hide replies giving them more control over the conversations. The company has been testing the feature in Canada and is now rolling it out in the US and Japan as well. Now, the person who tweeted the original comment gets […]

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President Trump calls FDA to ban all flavored e-cigarettes from the market

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump calls a meeting with FDA to ban all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market. Trump discussed the proposal during a meeting at the White House after discussing it with advisers like Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless, Bloomberg reported. Trump told reporters: […]

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NYC is suing T-Mobile for violating the city’s consumer protection law

New York City is reportedly suing T-Mobile, for using deceptive business practices and violating the city’s consumer protection law in the process. According to the city, T-Mobile and its subsidiary Metro, as well as other authorized dealers, preyed on consumers through several tactics. After a year-long investigation, the city says it obtained evidence that, in […]

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Twitter has reportedly disabled its tweet via text feature

Twitter has reportedly disabled feature that allows users to tweet via text message. The decision was made after the feature was misused by hackers to tweet a racial slur, bomb threat, and other crude messages from the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey which was reportedly been hacked. We’re temporarily turning off the ability to Tweet via […]

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RBI extends KYC deadline for prepaid mobile wallet users

On 30 August, RBI extended the deadline for mobile wallets to become fully Know Your Customer (KYC) compliant. The deadline for mobile wallets to become fully KYC compliant was earlier set to end on 31 August. But RBI, as mentioned in this notice, has extended the deadline by six more months. It has given an ultimatum that […]

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Volocopter 2X air taxi performs test flight at Helsinki Airport

Volocopter has recently released a video of its 18-rotor aircraft (or octadecacopter) flying around Helsinki Airport on Friday, which shows test pilot Damian Hischier zooming around the runways a few dozen feet in the air. The company said that it is the first company to fly an electric vertical takeoff and landing (or eVTOL) aircraft at […]

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Facebook will soon allows users to hide like counts from their posts

Facebook is reportedly planning to add a new feature which will allow users to publicly hide the Like count on their posts. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has found the code inside Facebook’s Android app that hides the exact amount of likes on a post from everyone but the original poster, TechCrunch reported on Monday. […]

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China’s Didi Chuxing to start testing robot taxi in Shanghai

China’s Didi Chuxing is reportedly announced that it is launching a self-driving car pilot in Shanghai. The local government in Shanghai recently given Didi a permit to test its autonomous vehicles on public roads in Jiading District of Shanghai, though the company says it plans to expand beyond that district starting in 2021, according to Reuters. The […]

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