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Multiple industry analysts are sounding warning bells of impending disaster as the company comes off a $100 million net loss in May. Pictured above, the company's stock price over the last year

Fake meat fail? Beyond Meat reels as sales slow, stock drops and partnerships don’t pan out

Plant-based Beyond Meat is facing major headwinds – despite curiosity from some people looking for a meat alternative amid the Covid pandemic’s meat packing plant shutdowns. Multiple industry analysts are sounding warning bells of impending disaster as the company comes off a $100 million net loss in May and sees multi-year partnerships with brands like …

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While many iPhone users have eagerly downloaded the update already, several have reported that iOS 15.6 is affecting their battery life (stock image)

iPhone users say Apple’s new iOS 15.6 update is RUINING their battery life

iPhone users say Apple’s new iOS 15.6 update is RUINING their battery life – with reports of charge draining within a few hours Apple released its iOS 15.6 software update for iPhones last week It includes important bug fixes for 39 security vulnerabilities But users have reported their iPhone batteries draining following the update  By …

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Google hopes its new AR glasses could help with a range of different tasks, including how to get from point A to point B or translating a menu

Google rolls out public test of AR glasses will use Maps and Translate 10 years after Glass flopped

Google is publicly testing augmented reality glasses that will incorporate Maps and Translate into the specs – a decade after Google Glass flopped Google is testing new augmented reality glasses with select testers and its own employees next month The glasses will enable menu translation and navigation from point A to point B ‘These prototypes …

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TikTok's global chief security officer Roland Cloutier, who oversees cyber security, is stepping down from his role as the company faces scrutiny from US officials over privacy concerns

TikTok’s head of global security Roland Cloutier to step down as the app faces scrutiny

TikTok’s global chief security officer Roland Cloutier, who oversees cyber security, is stepping down from his role as the company faces scrutiny from US officials over privacy concerns. TikTok’s global chief security officer Roland Cloutier, who oversees cyber security, is stepping down from his role as the company faces scrutiny from US officials over privacy …

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SpaceX projects maritime performance speeds of 100-350Mbps down and 20-40Mbps up. Pictured is one of its satellites attached to a boat

Starlink for yachts and large ships costs $5,000 per month plus $10,000 for equipment

SpaceX is expanding its Starlink internet service to oceans, rivers and lakes – at a high cost.  Starlink Maritime is now available and the company is targeting the owners of superyachts, oil rigs and merchant vessels as potential customers. The service has an upfront hardware fee of $10,000 for two ‘ruggedized’ Starlink dishes and regular …

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Apology videos attract huge amounts of attention, with Logan Paul's apology video about his insensitivity towards a dead body garnering more than 61 million views

YouTubers should appear natural and say ‘sorry’ four times in apology videos

From Zoella to James Charles, many of the world’s most famous YouTubers have posted videos apologising for their past or current behaviours. These apology videos attract huge amounts of attention, and can garner millions of views.  For example, Logan Paul’s apology video for his insensitivity towards a dead body has been viewed 61 million times since …

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Stealth mode will live in the privacy section of settings, directly under the feature that lets you hide 'Last Seen' from other users

WhatsApp to launch a ‘stealth mode’ that hides your online status

WhatsApp is set to launch a ‘stealth mode’ that hides your online status so you can use the app without being seen WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will let users go into stealth mode This will let users hide their online status while using the app Stealth mode will live in the …

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures. Such batteries could allow electric vehicles in cold climates to travel farther on a single charge. They could also reduce the need for cooling systems to keep the vehicles’ battery packs from overheating in hot climates (stock image)

Scientists create temperature-resilient batteries for electric cars

New temperature-resilient batteries could mean electric vehicles will be better able to withstand extreme cold and heat – and ultimately travel longer on a single charge. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures.  They used a special temperature-proof electrolyte – the substance in …

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TikTok has confirmed its China-based employees can access US user data, according to a letter written by CEO Shou Zi Chew. The letter is addressed to nine Republican Senators who raised concerns about data privacy following a recent BuzzFeed News investigation

TikTok confirms its China-based employees CAN access US user data

TikTok has confirmed its China-based employees can access US user data, according to a letter written by CEO Shou Zi Chew.  The letter is addressed to nine Republican Senators who raised concerns about privacy data following a recent BuzzFeed News investigation that found such issues. Chew’s note also confirmed TikTok’s ‘Project Texas’ program, named in the BuzzFeed News …

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Designed in part with Camero-Tech, Xaver 1000 uses algorithms to track targets behind an obstacle, which are then displayed on a screen fitted in the center of the device

Israel’s AI-powered system that can ‘SEE’ through walls

The Israeli military is using AI-powered detection system that lets soldiers see through walls before attacking. Designed in part with Camero-Tech, Xaver 1000 uses algorithms to track targets behind an obstacle, which are then displayed on a screen fitted in the center of the device. Xaver 1000, which users place directly on the wall, produces …

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