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India Police to Question Amazon Executives in Probe over Marijuana Smuggling

India Police to Question Amazon Executives in Probe over Marijuana Smuggling

Police in India's Madhya Pradesh state have summoned Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) local executives as it investigates a case where the e-commerce platform was allegedly used for smuggling marijuana, a police official said on Monday. The police on Sunday arrested two men in the state with 20 kg of ma

Apple to Sell Spare Parts to Consumers to Repair iphones, Macs

Apple to Sell Spare Parts to Consumers to Repair iphones, Macs

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will for the first time start selling spare parts and tools to the general public to perform their own repairs on some iPhones and Mac computers. The self-service repair program comes after years of pressure from consumer groups have resulted in Apple providing grea

Australia Looks to Wall off Sensitive Tech from China

Australia will on Wednesday announce measures to ring-fence dozens of sensitive technologies from foreign interference, stepping up efforts to safeguard against "national security risks" from China and others. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will unveil a "Critical Technologies List" at an online f

Peter Jackson Sells Special Effects Firm in $1.6 bn 'Metaverse' Deal

Peter Jackson Sells Special Effects Firm in $1.6 bn 'Metaverse' Deal

New Zealand film director Peter Jackson on Wednesday announced the sale of his Oscar-winning Weta Digital special effects business to a US software firm intent on using it to develop the virtual-reality "metaverse". San Francisco-based Unity Software said the US$1.6 billion acquisition would "sha

Nvidia Doubles Down on Software Tools for Crafting Virtual Worlds

Nvidia Doubles Down on Software Tools for Crafting Virtual Worlds

Nvidia Corp on Tuesday released a set of tools for software developers aimed at helping them create a "metaverse" of three-dimensional virtual worlds – and use a lot more computing power from Nvidia's chips in the process. At the Santa Clara, California, company's annual technology conference, Nv

Facebook Unblocks ‘#saltbae’ Hashtag after Vietnamese Minister’s Golden Steak

Facebook Unblocks ‘#saltbae’ Hashtag after Vietnamese Minister’s Golden Steak

Facebook’s parent company said on Tuesday it had unblocked the hashtag for celebrity chef Nusret Gokce’s nickname “#saltbae”, having found the tag had been blocked globally days after a video was posted online of Gokce feeding a gold-encrusted steak to a senior Vietnamese Communist Party official in

Indian Star Kamal Haasan to Launch Metaverse Avatar

Indian Star Kamal Haasan to Launch Metaverse Avatar

Film superstar Kamal Haasan is set to become the first Indian actor to launch an avatar in the “metaverse” as celebrities seek to expand their fan base into the virtual world. Haasan, who turned 67 on Sunday, said in a statement on his birthday that he was “excited to explore the emerging interse

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