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China lockdowns likely to hamper Apple’s iPhone volumes

SAN FRANCISCO: The Covid-19 lockdowns in China are likely to hamper the development of at least one of Apple‘s upcoming flagship iPhones this year which has fallen behind schedule. Lockdowns in and around Shanghai began in late March as part of China’s strict zero-Covid policy, and the impact on supply chains continues to linger despite […]

Amazon opens its first physical clothing store in US

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon has opened its first physical clothing retail store in the US, as the e-commerce giant in March announced to shut down more than 60 of its retail stores, including Amazon Books. Now open to the public, ‘Amazon Style‘ offers customers a personalised and convenient shopping experience while creating local jobs, said the […]

Apple raises retail hourly starting salary to $22 amid labor

Apple is increasing the amount it pays its retail and corporate employees as it contends with a tight labor market, unionization pushes, and high inflation levels, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal are reporting. The starting hourly rate for retail workers is increasing from $20 to $22 per hour — though some regions will start […]

11 Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Tests—and Where to Find Them

More Accurate (Expensive) Tests In addition to at-home antigen rapid tests, you can also opt for an at-home molecular test. Antigen tests (rapid tests) detect proteins on the surface of the virus, while molecular tests (typically known as PCR tests) detect the virus’s genetic material—making it typically more accurate. But since PCR tests require a […]

25 Best Memorial Day Sales on Grills, Camping, and Outdoor

The end of May unofficially marks the start of summer in the US, and that means more time in the great outdoors. Whether you’re a kayaker, climber, griller, or someone who just loves to sit on a camp chair and bask in the sun, these Memorial Day sales have something for you.  Be sure to […]

Google’s ad dominance targeted by a second probe from the

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a new investigation into Google’s advertising business over fears the company is unfairly freezing out competitors. It’s the second open probe the CMA has on Google, following the announcement in March of a joint investigation with the EU over alleged collusion between Google and Facebook-owner Meta. […]

Andreessen Horowitz Launches Fresh $4.5 Billion Crypto Fund Despite Market

Web 3 venture capital giant, Andreessen Horowitz aka a16z, has launched a new mega crypto fund worth $4.5 billion (roughly Rs. 34,912 crore) — the firm’s fourth to target digital assets, with over $7.6 billion (roughly Rs. 58,964 crore) being raised in total. Dubbed ‘Crypto Fund IV’, the company stated that it will allocate $1.5 […]

Google Cybersecurity Expert Links Russian Hackers to New Website Leaks

A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website — titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” — says it has published private emails from former British spymaster […]

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth, wrapping up critical test

After spending a little less than a week at the space station, Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, returned to Earth this afternoon, landing intact with the help of parachutes and airbags in the New Mexico desert. The successful touchdown brings an end to a crucial test flight for Starliner, one that showcased the […]

PlayStation accessories and games are discounted for Sony’s Days of

Sony’s annual Days of Play promotion has kicked off once again, offering many quality discounts on PlayStation games and accessories. In the past, this event has even seen the launch of limited edition consoles, but that feels like a distant memory now — much like easily buying a console without an online queue. The good […]