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Facebook acquires VR military simulator ‘Onward’ developer

"Onward" is Dante and Downpour Interactive's first game, a multiplayer masterpiece full of challenges, tactics, and teamwork.

NASA suspends $2.9 billion SpaceX lunar lander project amid protests

Blue Origin had filed a protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) against NASA for awarding $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX for landing astronauts on the Moon by 2024.

Apple introduces search suggestions on App Store

"Introducing search suggestions on the App Store! Select (or deselect) multiple suggestions to refine your search so you can find even more amazing apps and games," App Store said in a tweet.

New Apple TV 4K, iPad Pro to launch on May 21

Known tipster Jon Prosser updated in a tweet that Apple will also launch the new Apple TV on May 21 along with iPad Pro.

Scientists find 27K suspected barrels of toxic DDT on ocean floor near LA

The report said that a team from University of California San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography used two deep-sea robots to map more than 36,000 acres (145.7 square kilometers)

Walmart, Flipkart mobilise resources to help India get oxygen

These are being sourced globally and will be donated to hospitals and NGOs in India for distribution as the country gasps for oxygen amid the lethal second Covid wave.

At $54 billion annual run rate, AWS driving Amazon’s Cloud dreams

"We expect this trend to continue as we move into the post pandemic recovery. There's significant momentum around the world, including broad and deep engagement across major industries," Olsavsky said

Melting of ice sheets rapidly increase methane in environment: Study

Ice ages are not that easy to define. It may sound intuitive that an ice age represents a frozen planet, but the truth is often more nuanced than that.

Study finds link between fish oil supplements, heart rhythm disorder

"Currently, fish oil supplements are indicated for patients with elevated plasma triglycerides to reduce cardiovascular risk," said study author Dr Salvatore Carbone of Virginia Commonwealth University, US.

High vaccination rate- key to future course of COVID-19 pandemic

Vaccination is making a striking difference in Minnesota and keeping the current level of positive cases from becoming an emergency that overwhelms ICUs and leads to more illness and death, according to a study published

At 199 million, Twitter logs 20% user growth as pandemic posts surge

"People turn to Twitter to see and talk about what's happening, and we are helping them find their interests more quickly while making it easier to follow and participate in conversations," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said

Amazon’s profits soar as online shopping surges amid pandemic

Net income increased to $8.1 billion in the March quarter, compared with net income of $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, showing how millions of people now shop on the platform as pandemic continues to ravage the retail sector.

iPhone 12 drives Apple smartphone sales to new levels

"The iPhone 12 is the most popular. But we did see very strong sales of the Pro portion of the family as well, the Pro Plus the Pro Max," Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the earnings call on Wednesday.

Telegram to introduce group video calls in May

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov made the announcement via a message posted to his official Telegram channel where he wrote "we will be adding a video dimension to our voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls".

CES to return as in-person event in Las Vegas in 2022

The CES organiser, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said in a statement on Wednesday that the largest tech conference of earth will be open for people in 2022.

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