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Top 9 Free AI Tools That Make Your Life Easier

Copy.ai Photo:- Copy.ai First one on the list is copy.ai. It is an AI based copy writer tool. Basically  what a copywriter tool does is, it gives you content that you can post on your blog or video  when you give it a few descriptions about the topic you want content on.So copy ai can help you write instagram captions gives you blog idea, product descriptions,  facebook content, startup ideas, viral ideas, a lot of things it can do, you just make an account  in this webs...
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Microsoft to gobble up Activision in $69 billion metaverse bet

 (Mike Blake, Reuters) Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is buying "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) for $68.7 billion in the biggest gaming industry deal in history as global technology giants stake their claims to a virtual future. The deal announced by Microsoft on Tuesday, its biggest-ever and set to be the largest all-cash acquisition on record, will bolster its firepower in the booming videogaming market where it takes on leaders Tencent (0700.HK) and Sony (6758.T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Netflix, Zynga, Sony, Nvidia, Monsanto, Minecraft, Activision, Inbev, Bayer, Reuters


WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

Photo Credit: Fabrice Coffrini | Reuters At present, there is no evidence  that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,  World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Tuesday.  Speaking at a news briefing, she said that while there seems to be some waning of vaccine immunity over time against the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus, more research is needed to determine who needs a booster shot. "There i...
Tags: Health, Germany, Israel, Tech, Hungary, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Reuters, U S Food and Drug Administration, Swaminathan, Fabrice Coffrini, Soumya Swaminathan


WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID, DESKTOP TO GET NEW FEATURES

The Android app will get new pencil and drawing  tools in a future update, while WhatsApp Desktop will get new chat bubble colors. The desktop app  also gets a new dark blue color that is only visible in dark theme mode. The instant messaging app is also testing a new emoji message reaction info tab and new  message reaction notification settings.  WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo said that WhatsApp is introducing new drawing tools to its Android app. You get two pens, including ...
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Oppo’s next flagship leaks with OnePlus-esque Hasselblad branding

Image Credit: Onleaks  Details about Oppo's next flagship  are starting to gather. Multiple leaks suggest it will be called the Find X5 Pro, with a similar design to last year's Find X3 Pro and specs broadly in line with the new OnePlus 10 Pro, now available in China. (OnePlus is now, of course,  treated as an Oppo sub-brand.  The Find X3 Pro wasn't sold in the US, but it made its way to Europe and was one of the best phones of 2021. Renderings recently released by OnLeaks...
Tags: Mobile, Europe, China, US, Tech, Hasselblad, Oppo, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Onleaks Details


Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro ready to fire on all cylinders as January OTA update brings dozens of vital fixes

 Image Credit: Eric Zeman/ Android        Authority The January OTA pack for  Google Pixel 6 (“oropiole”) and Google Pixel 6 Pro (“raven”) has started rolling out. The software update brings fixes from December and January that should help  Pixel 6 series smartphones run at full speed after numerous bugs and problems seemed to affect the functionality. Google has revealed that the January software update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is now available as factory images and fu...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Tech, Pixel, Ota, Marques Brownlee, Google Pixel, Eric Zeman Android Authority


Tesla asked law firm to fire attorney who worked on Elon Musk probe at SEC, report says

Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images A Tesla lawyer has asked a law firm to fire one of its lawyers or risk losing his job for the electric carmaker led by Elon Musk, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.  The Tesla lawyer  wanted Cooley LLP to fire previously worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The attorney questioned Musk as part of the agency's investigation into the Tesla CEO's claim in 2018  that he secured funding to ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Navy, Tech, Tesla, SEC, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cnbc, Musk, Nhtsa, Cummings, Duke University, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Cooley, Cooley LLP


North Korean hackers said to have stolen nearly $400 million in cryptocurrency last year

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021, making it one of the most profitable years yet for cybercriminals in the severely isolated country, according to a new report.  Hackers launched at least seven different attacks last year, mostly targeting corporate investments and centralized exchanges with a variety of tactics including phishing, malware and social engineering, according to a report by Chainalysis, a company that tracks cryptocurrencies...
Tags: North Korea, International, Tech, United States, Kim Jong Un, Crypto, Un, Hacker, Sony Pictures, US Department of Justice, Carlsen, Chainalysis, Lazarus Group, TRM Labs, Nick Carlsen


BlackBerry 5G smartphone with physical keyboard officially confirmed for launch again

Image Credit: TCL OnwardMobility, owner of the BlackBerry brand, has now reiterated its commitment to provide a BlackBerry 5G  smartphone with a physical keyboard.  “Contrary to popular belief, we are not dead,” the company said. OnwardMobility, early last year after acquiring the BlackBerry brand, announced that it is working on a new BlackBerry phone that offers both 5G and a physical keyboard. While no such phone was launched in 2021, the company is back with a reiterati...
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NASA completes James Webb final deployment

Credits: NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez  NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed its 21-foot gold-plated primary mirror, completing the final phase of all major spacecraft deployments in preparation for scientific operations.  As a joint effort with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb mission will explore every phase of cosmic history, from  the solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early uni...
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Apple will reportedly unveil an iPhone SE with 5G this spring

  The Apple logo is displayed at an event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Apple could use its now common spring event to update its cheaper smartphone. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said in his latest newsletter that Apple is expected to showcase a third-generation iPhone SE this spring through a virtual presentation that "likely" will take place in March or April. Echoing past rumors, Gurman understood that the new SE...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Cupertino California, Gurman, REUTERS Stephen Lam Apple


SUPERMAN, CINDERELLA AND MINIONS GIVE CHILDREN COVID-19 SHOTS

A medical staff member wearing a costume looks at a child who receives a shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a mass vaccination center in Prague, Czech Republic, January 8, 2022. REUTERS/David W Cerny Superman, Cinderella and Minions were among characters from films, comics and fairy tales who greeted children at a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Prague on Saturday to ease their nerves as they came to be inoculated. Despite a lull in coronavirus infections i...
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The Boys Season 3 teaser goes viral

IMAGE - THE BOYS INSTA Amazon Prime Video released the teaser of its action-thriller web show The Boys Season 3 on its social media platform. The teaser of The Boys Season 3, which will be available for streaming on June 3, sees The Homelander all smiles while Starlight stood beside him. He is all smiles during the photoshoot but he gets angry with each second. The Boys tells the story of a group of individuals taking on heroes/villains with special powers and agendas to show ...
Tags: Tech, Ryan, Voight, Stormfront, Frenchie, Dominique McElligott, Maeve, Laz Alonso, Antony Starr, Nathan Mitchell, Homelander, Billy Butcher, Tomer Kapon, Bill Butcher, Becca Butcher, Jack Quaid Erin Moriarty


Chinese police rap Walmart for cybersecurity loopholes - local media

Walmart signs are displayed inside a Walmart store in Mexico City, Mexico March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Chinese authorities rapped Walmart for allegedly breaking cybersecurity laws, according to local media, the latest issue for retailer U.S which is already the subject of allegations in the country for allegedly halting sales of products from the Xinjiang. Police in southern China's Shenzhen city discovered 19 "vulnerabilities" in Walmart's network syst...
Tags: China, Tech, Walmart, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Sam, Shenzhen, Reuters, Mexico City Mexico, Sam s Club, ScienceTechnology, China Quality News


India's antitrust body orders Google inquiry after news publishers complain

The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay India's competition regulator on Friday ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google following allegations by news publishers, saying its initial view was that the tech giant had violated certain antitrust laws. In its order, the Competition Commission of India (ICC) said Google dominates some online search services in the country and may...
Tags: Google, London, Australia, France, India, Tech, Icc, Alphabet Inc, CCI, Hannah McKay, Digital News Publishers Association, Competition Commission of India ICC


Sonos wins Google import ban ruling in U.S. patent fight

The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville A US commercial court has banned Google  from importing products that infringe the smart speaker patents of the home audio company Sonos. The US International Trade Commission upheld a ruling in August  that Google's audio products infringe five Sonos patents and have banned Google from importing "network speaker devices" and devices that can control them, such ...
Tags: Google, London, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Netherlands, Sonos, US International Trade Commission, Toby Melville, Google Home, Eddie Lazarus Sonos, California Canada France Germany, ITC Sonos


MODERNA CEO SAYS PEOPLE MAY NEED ANOTHER BOOSTER IN FALL OF 2022

A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar The effectiveness of COVID-19 boosters  is likely to wane in the coming months, and people may need another shot in the fall of 2022, Moderna Inc CEO Stéphane Bancel told a  conference on Thursday on health conference organized by Goldman Sachs.  Bancel said the company is working on a  vaccine candidate for the Omicron var...
Tags: Tech, United States, Vaccine, Naftali Bennett, Mike Segar, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Moderna Inc, Bancel, Goldman Sachs Bancel


GameStop jumps after report on NFT trading hub, crypto pact

  A GameStop Inc. store is shown in Encinitas, California, U.S., May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake Shares of GameStop Corp (GME.N) rose on Friday after  the video game retailer announced plans to expand its non-fungible token (NFT) market and partner with crypto companies. The company's shares soared last year as they were at the center of a battle between small investors coordinating on online forums and Wall Street hedge funds that had taken short positions. Since mid-Novem...
Tags: Finance, Tech, Gamestop, Reuters, NFT, Mike Blake, Encinitas California, GameStop Inc, GameStop Corp GME, Ihor Dusaniwsky, S3 Partners, Dusaniwsky, Wall Street Journal GameStop, Mirabaud Neil Campling Short


Reddit taps Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs for IPO - source

Reddit app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Social media platform Reddit Inc, whose message boards became the center of the stock trading frenzy in 2021, relies on Wall Street banks Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Goldman Sachs Group (GS. N) for its initial public offering, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.  Reddit had confidentially filed for an IPO in December and is aiming for a...
Tags: Social, Ipo, Tech, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Steve Huffman, Fidelity Management, Reuters, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley MS N, AMC AMC, Reddit Inc, Goldman Sachs Group GS N, GameStop GME


$315M Powerball winning ticket sold at a Sacramento 7-Eleven

Image Credit:  (Renee Schiavone/Patch) The winning ticket for the last Powerball was sold at a  convenience store in Sacramento. According to the lottery site, the ticket was sold at 7 Eleven on Wyndham Drive.  The ticket price is $315 million.  The other  winning ticket, which hit five out of five numbers, was sold to a Chevron in South Pasadena. This person made about $1.3 million. Powerball's last big  winning ticket was sold at an Albertsons in Morro Bay in October, for a pr...
Tags: Entertainment, Sacramento, Tech, Chevron, Morro Bay, Albertsons, South Pasadena, Wyndham Drive, Renee Schiavone


TikTok couple goes viral after finding a clever way to survive I-95 traffic jam

Vehicles are stuck in gridlock in the morning on the Interstate Highway I-95 near Stafford, Virginia, U.S., January 4, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Susan Phalen/via REUTERS (Susan Phalen/via REUTERS / Reuters Photos) A viral video from TikTok  shows how a bread truck  driver was able to provide much needed help to  dozens of unsuspecting drivers who were  stranded on I95 in Virginia for more than 24 hours due to snowy weather and freezing temperatur...
Tags: Washington, Virginia, US, International, Tech, Baltimore, Richmond, Interstate Highway, Ralph Northam, Stafford Virginia, Sen Tim Kaine D Va, Susan Phalen, REUTERS Reuters Photos, Casey Holihan, John Noe, Schmidt Baking Company


HYUNDAI SAYS ‘METAMOBILITY’ WILL LINK REAL AND VIRTUAL WORLDS

 Hyundai Motor envisions an interactive and partially virtual future it calls “metamobility,” in which a variety of robotic devices interact with humans to provide a wide range of mobility services, from automated personal transport to remote control of robots in  factories. Hyundai executives, led by Chief Executive Euisun Chung, elaborated on the vision during a press conference at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.  Buzzwords aside, Hyundai plans to leve...
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Emma Watson pro-Palestinian post sparks antisemitism row

Watson's Instagram post had nearly one million likes and more than 89,000 comments by Tuesday [File: Henry Nicholls/Reuters] British actress Emma Watson's official Instagram account  expressed solidarity with the Palestinians in a new post, eliciting widespread support from pro-Palestinian users but also drawing sharp criticism from Israeli officials. The account of the movie star, known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, on Monday shared a photo of a ...
Tags: Instagram, Israel, Tech, United States, United Nations, Harry Potter, Un, Watson, Hamas, East Jerusalem, Emma Watson, Donald Trump, Solidarity, Gaza Strip, Hermione Granger, Susan Sarandon


Pfizer, BioNTech to jointly develop shingles vaccine

Pfizer headquarters in New York. Getty Images Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech announced on Wednesday that they would develop a potential mRNA-based vaccine for the prevention of viral  shingles, working together for the third time after the success of their COVID-19 vaccine.  Pfizer partnered with BioNTech in 2018 for an influenza vaccine and again in 2020 to develop the COVID-19 vaccine which has been used around the world and  brought in billions of dollars in corpora...
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2029 Will be the Perfect Year to Launch a Mission to Sedna

  Image Credit: Nasa Object 90377 Sedna - a distant transneptunian object best known  for its highly elliptical, 11,390-year-old orbit - is currently en-route to perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun) in 2076. After that, Sedna will return to the 'space. deep  and will not return for millennia, making this overview a unique (or, once in ~ 113 lifetimes) opportunity to study an object from the far reaches of our solar system. There are no Sedna missions  in the works  y...
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This is how WhatsApp plans to change the way you receive your messages

WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out the first beta feature of 2022 for iOS users. According to a report by WABetaInfo, with the new feature, iPhone users will also be able to see the sender's profile photos as well as message notifications.  According to the screenshot shared with the report, the new feature will allow you to see small photos of the sender in the notification when you receive a new message from a single user or group. The report also reveals that the feat...
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Flurona: what we know so far about the rare new double infection

  Image Credit(AP) It sounds more like science fiction the more you hear it: The first case of Flurona, a new and rare  double infection of coronavirus and influenza, was discovered in an unvaccinated pregnant Israeli young  woman, according to doctors at Beilinson Hospital in the city from Petach Tikva out of the country. Israel is currently seeing a surge in Omicron, with over 9,000 cases registered yesterday, and while there are no confirmed cases in the UK and the ...
Tags: Health, UK, France, Israel, Tech, Yahoo News, Petach Tikva, Beilinson Hospital, Flurona, Image Credit AP, Arnon Vizhnitser, Gynaecology Department, Hamodia, Prof Vizhnitser


Flurona detected in Israeli woman just as new COVID-19 variant IHU discovered in France

Israel is reporting its first case of what's called "flurona", when a person can have two infections influenza and  coronavirus  at the same time. It was detected in a pregnant woman who had mild symptoms. This discovery comes as a new variant of COVID-19 called  varient caleed IHU has been detected in France. [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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A record 4.5 Mi)ion Americans quit their Jobs in November,

  A record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This pushed the layoff rate to 3%, equivalent to the peak in September. Workers were more likely to quit their jobs in the hospitality sector, which had by far the highest exit rate at 6.1% in November, as were those in the health care sector. Figures in transportation, warehouses and utilities also increased. Workers have continued to quit work at a historic rat...
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Mars looks like a delicious dessert in stunning spacecraft image

  The red planet looks good enough to eat in this Trace Gas Orbiter image of a crater.  ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a breathtaking new photo of a two-and-a-half-mile-wide ice-covered crater on Mars affectionately nicknamed "Red Velvet." Spotted by Digitaltrends, the image was captured by the Trace Gas Orbiter taking photos of the surface of the red planet, examining gases in the atmosphere, and serving as a communication link b...
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