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Twitter Tried to Acquire Clubhouse for $4 Billion

Clubhouse plans to attract funding from investors with a valuation of $4 billion. There is still no information as to how much investment Clubhouse wants to draw in the new round and who will participate in it. In January, Clubhouse raised funding from Andreessen Horowitz.

Why Is Clubhouse Recording Your Conversations? The Platform's Major Privacy Issues

The voice chat service instantly gained the status of an elite platform with millions of fans. However, its users raise serious concerns about the app's questionable privacy and security practices, and using it could cause troubles.

NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Touches Down on Mars and Prepares for Its First Flight

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter touched the surface of the Red Planet after being dropped off from the Perseverance rover. A little more than a week is left before the first flight of the helicopter.

What Are Stablecoins and Why Is Everyone Talking About Them?

Stablecoins are digital money that mimics the properties of traditional currencies. As a rule, they are pegged to the dollar or euro exchange rate (usually in a 1:1 ratio), gold, or other assets, including cryptocurrencies.
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SpaceX's Starlink Internet Now Works Two Times Faster

Based on data from the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America, Starlink's average speed reaches 80 Mbit/s, which itself is higher than that of the US competitors such as HughesNet and Viasat.

LG Has Officially Exited the Smartphone Market

LG decided to close the troubled smartphone business in order to redirect resources to other promising areas, including the production of electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart home devices, robotics, AI and business solutions.

Pixel 6 to Be Powered by Custom Google-Made Chip

Google is developing its own processors codenamed Whitechapel, marking the line's transition to custom SoCs. Google's next flagship Pixel smartphone will receive Google's own GS101 processor.

Siri Will No Longer Default to a Female or Male Voice in iOS

Apple brought new people to work with voices and then ran them through its neural text-to-speech engine that sounds more natural, with better intonation and smoother transitions between different words.
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Weekly Fun: The Neural Network Humanized All Popular Emojis

This week’s stories feature neural networks that humanized all popular emojis and an amusing Easter egg found in Windows 95.

Weekly Fun: The Ever Given Container Ship Was Stuck in the Suez Canal

This week’s stories feature the Ever Given container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal and a cryptic tweet from the US Strategic Command.

Weekly Fun: An American Who Received His High School Diploma at the Age of 96

This week's stories feature 96-year-old American Raymond Schaefer, who received an honorary high school diploma 77 years after he dropped out of school to help his family.

Weekly Fun: COVID-19 Scream Test and Elon Musk's Techno Track About NFTs

This week’s stories feature a shouting booth created by a Dutch inventor for more convenient coronavirus testing, and a techno song about NFTs by Elon Musk.

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