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Hyundai Mobis develops a biotech mobility system to track vital signs

Hyundai Mobis develops a biotech mobility system to track vital signs

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Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean car parts firm, has reportedly unveiled that it has created the first biotech mobility system in the world that checks a number of vital signs to assess the health of the driver. The firm intends to develop this technology further into a mobility system that can detect drunk driving.

As per Hyundai Mobis, the newest technology, the Smart Cabin Controller, has four sensors, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor as well as a 3D camera. A controller records vital signals like brainwaves, heart rate, and even posture and analyses them to provide an integrated analysis. Only one vital sign can now be detected by mobility controllers.

Elon Musk threatens to terminate Twitter deal over breach of agreement

Elon Musk threatens to terminate Twitter deal over breach of agreement

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Tesla boss, Elon Musk is reportedly threatening to withdraw his deal to buy Twitter, alleging that the social media platform has failed to reveal the number of fake and spam accounts operated on it.

As per reports, a letter sent to the US Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week by Musk’s legal team warned that Musk could scrape the $44 billion deal as Twitter is in a clear breach of the takeover agreement.

Musk said last month that the acquisition was put on hold temporarily as he wanted to confirm with Twitter that the number of accounts not operated by real humans on it was under 5%. 

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Ex UN leaders: a climate catastrophe inevitable with current policies

Ex UN leaders: a climate catastrophe inevitable with current policies

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Three former UN climate leaders have reportedly warned that the policies currently established to address the climate crisis worldwide is likely to lead to catastrophic climate breakdown. The leaders claimed that the governments of the developed countries have failed to take the necessary actions required to fulfill their promises.

As per reports, there is a sharp contrast in what these governments have pledged to undertake to protect the climate and the policies and measures required to attain those targets.  

Speaking of which, at the Cop26 summit in November, the countries had agreed to put forward their plans to bring down

EU MEPs eyeing 20% cut to carbon emissions by 2025 to drive EV shift

EU MEPs eyeing 20% cut to carbon emissions by 2025 to drive EV shift

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European parliament lawmakers have reportedly called for a faster reduction in emissions caused by car pollution to speed up the transition to electric vehicles in the EU.

In 2021, the European Commission had proposed to stop the production of new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 as part of its green deal to tackle climate change.

The European parliament’s environment committee has voted to support that target but added that carmakers need to meet the interim goal of reducing 20% of emissions by 2025 to accelerate the EV shift.

While the vote is not final, it is a key step in the upcoming

Clearview AI agrees to stop selling access to its face images database

Clearview AI agrees to stop selling access to its face images database

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New York-based facial recognition firm, Clearview AI, has reportedly agreed to restrict the usage of its large collection of face images to settle allegations of having collected people’s photos without permission.

In a legal filing, the firm agreed to stop selling access to its database to individuals or private businesses around the country and put a limit on its growing collection of billions of images taken from all over the internet, including social media.

The settlement is yet to be approved by a judge and will end the 2-year-old lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union along with other groups over alleged vi

The Boring Company to build high-speed hyperloop project: Elon Musk

The Boring Company to build high-speed hyperloop project: Elon Musk

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Leading underground tunneling firm, The Boring Company, will be reportedly attempting to construct a high-speed, still technically theoretical, hyperloop, in coming years, the company’s billionaire founder Elon Musk announced through a tweet on Sunday.

Back in 2013, the Tesla CEO had outlined the idea of a transport system that transported passengers and cargo in pods via a low-pressure tube at speeds exceeding 700 miles per hour, but did not take up the project. Instead, he shared the basic engineering plans and encouraged others to create the hyperloop concept.

Many researchers and companies across the world have worked stea

Apple used around 20% of recycled material in its products in 2021

Apple used around 20% of recycled material in its products in 2021

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iPhone maker Apple Inc. has reportedly announced that nearly 20% of materials used in making its devices last year were recycled, which is the highest-ever use of recycled components. This is the first time that certified recycled gold was employed for plating the main wire and logic board in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro’s front and rear cameras.

To achieve this milestone, Apple stated that it established industry-leading levels of traceability in order to create an exclusively recycled gold content supply chain.

Lisa Jackson, VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple, stated the firm is making real progress in a

Microsoft to introduce advertisements in its free-to-play Xbox games

Microsoft to introduce advertisements in its free-to-play Xbox games

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American tech giant Microsoft Corporation is reportedly working on a program that will allow brands to showcase advertisements within the free-to-play games available on Xbox.

It has not yet been disclosed how Microsoft will be implementing such ads, like having them appear as avatar skins or inside game lobbies as videos. Sources familiar with the matter added that these ads will not be disrupting gameplay, giving the example of an ad appearing on the billboard in a racing game.

In its statement, the company expressed its concern about the ads possibly irritating players, hence why it plans on developing a private marketplace where onl

S. Korea indicates major shift in energy policy under new government

S. Korea indicates major shift in energy policy under new government

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The incoming government of South Korea has reportedly unveiled plans to adopt nuclear energy in its efforts for decarbonization, signaling a major energy policy shift from the outgoing government.

Won Hee-ryong, the chief policymaker setting out the agendas for newly elected President, Yoon Suk-yeol, stated that the country has witnessed more emissions and would see surging electricity costs because of the outgoing government’s push to phase out nuclear power, which accounts for nearly a third of South Korea’s power.

Furthermore, Hee-ryong noted that the country needs to implement a realistic, prudent, and right plan to atta