Two companies are racing to create a capsule faster than the speed of sound.

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Virgin Hyperloop’s first human passenger test (Credit: The Verge)

It’s a “cross between a Concord, a rail gun, and an air hockey table,” says Elon Musk. It will be “faster than the world’s fastest bullet train.”

It’s called the Hyperloop. It’s essentially a magnetically levitating capsule that can travel up to 750 mph in near-vacuum chambers. Created in 2013, Elon Musk first sketched these “capsules” and called it the Hyperloop Alpha. Since then, it has been at the center of a booming industry to create an ultra-fast mode of transport. …


Google paid Apple billions of dollars to become the built-in search engine, but the Justice Department has caught on.

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Apple and Google compete in almost everything they make, but it’s actually worked to their advantage. (Credit: TechCrunch)

In 2017, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, the CEOs of Apple and Google, were photographed eating at an upscale Vietnamese restaurant called Tamarine, according to The New York Times (NYT). But they weren’t here to hang out. They were negotiating to renew one of the most lucrative business deals in history: an agreement to feature the Google search engine as the “preselected choice” on every Apple device.


Microsoft’s Project Natick was a huge success, showing how the Cloud could be going underwater. Here’s what it means for the future of data.

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Mircosoft’s underwater data center (Image Credit: The Verge)

Back in 2018, Microsoft decided to put a data center inside the ocean off of the Scottish Orkney Islands. They deployed 864 computer servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage, filled with nitrogen and powered by offshore renewable energy, 117 feet deep into the sea. To put this into perspective, the most storage you’ll see in the consumer-level market is a couple of terabytes, and according to ITPro, one petabyte is 1,000 times that. Around September 14, 2020, the company reported its latest experiments were successful, showing how these subsea data centers are a pretty good idea.


From Prince Harry to the NBA to a former Real Housewife, there’s no evidence this smart ring can predict illness — nonetheless COVID-19.

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Man wears the Oura smart ring while sleeping (Picture Credit: Business Insider)

A new wave of COVID-19 is causing the number of cases in the U.S. to skyrocket, averaging about 54,000 new confirmed cases every day, the highest it has been since early August. The CDC says it can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days before any symptoms arise after exposure to the virus, making it harder to predict who has the virus and who they’ve been in contact with. It’s becoming more important we find new ways to detect the virus in our bodies, like using wearable technology or developing better testing for the virus.


Amazon is rolling out 100,000 electric delivery vans made by Rivian to help fulfill their climate pledge.

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Amazon’s electric delivery vehicle (Picture Credit: TechCrunch)

Our planet’s climate is evolving, and humans are making it turn for the worst. Corporations like Amazon, the e-commerce giant, are a significant contributor, emitting a whopping 54.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and delivering 2.5 billion packages last year. The company must reduce its carbon emissions, and with employees and investors pressuring the company to do more to combat climate change, according to CBS, the company decided to co-found “The Climate Pledge” to reach net-zero by 2040.


Ford is turning McDonald’s coffee waste into headlights in cars.

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Ford is using McDonald’s coffee waste to create car parts (Picture Credit: SlashGear)

Over the past few decades, human activities have increased global carbon dioxide levels to staggering heights. It’s rapidly taking a toll on our planet, and the car company Ford wants to help combat the issue. Last year, Ford teamed up with the fast-food giant McDonald’s to make car parts, like plastic headlamps, more sustainable.


As Earth’s climate worsens, the millions of farmers around the world that grow the coffee you love will have to pay the price.

Coffee crisis explained (Video Credit: Vox)

Over the past few decades, human activities have increased global carbon dioxide levels to staggering heights. Carbon emissions have never been this high, and they’re rapidly taking a toll on our planet. For example, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice is melting away, sea levels are rising unpredictably, and plant and animal species are quickly going extinct. Unfortunately, this also includes the coffee bean. We can already see the effects of climate change, and with the coffee market expected to grow by 10%, it’s crucial we take action now. …


Here’s every new product Samsung announced at Galaxy Unpacked.

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked replay video (Video Credit: Samsung)
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Samsung Unpacked 2020 devices (Picture Credit: Samsung)

Samsung’s highly anticipated Unpacked 2020 event aired live just a few weeks ago, where they showcased their latest technology, from stunning visuals to realistic AR.

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are now real things instead of a mere word of mouth. Alongside them, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, Galaxy Watch Active 3, and Galaxy Z Fold 2. Also, with Samsung’s continued partnership with Microsoft, the companies’ have seamlessly integrated their tech, creating a more wholesome and connected experience. …


President Trump plans to ban the Chinese owned social media platform TikTok, but Microsoft has another idea…

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TikTok logo (Picture Credit: MarketWatch)

On July 31, 2020, aboard Air Force One, President Trump unleashed chaos on the trending social media platform TikTok by threatening to ban the app in the U.S. The commotion began with a sudden statement from the Indian government about a month ago claiming the Chinese government was infringing on the “sovereignty and integrity of India.”

The Trump administration has asserted that TikTok is a “national security risk” over allegations of ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, sharing user data to the Chinese government. …


All the latest news and leaks of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live leaked image (Picture Credit: Forbes)

Samsung’s newest line of products has just been leaked. Recently, reputable leakers Roland Quandt and Ishan Agarwal have spilled the beans (pun intended) on Samsung’s newest competitor to Apple’s AirPods Pro and Google’s Pixel Buds 2. Building off the instant success of the Galaxy Buds+, Samsung has become more audacious with their designs and has added tons of new features, making their next pair of wireless earbuds a worthy competitor. These technological “beans” are called the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, and we now know everything about them. Here’s everything we know so far about the company’s next-generation truly-wireless earbuds.

Akhilesh Tammana

I’m Editor and Writer at TechTalkers. I love technology, engineering, and business, so I want to share my passion with the world!

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