Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee and get ready for work. Below are a few stories from around the tech world to fit in a cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know this morning at your door (or in front of a webcam) and before you enter the real world.
So sit back, take a cup and start your morning with some “quick bites” Innovation and technology today.
The ‘Iron Beam’ could replace Israel’s current defense system by 2023
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Wednesday that a new laser-based defense system could be installed by 2023. Iron Rays, an upgrade of the current Iron Dome defense system that prevents drones and missiles from entering, will operate at a fraction of its price. At just 2 2 per pre-interception, the system is a significantly more efficient alternative than the current shoot-down system that costs several thousand to millions of dollars to intercept incoming missiles and drones. This $ 2 cost comes from the power used to power up the laser, which means it can intercept enemy rockets indefinitely as long as it has power.
Elon Musk may step down from the Twitter deal with controversial bot statistics
Elon Musk’s recent comments indicate that he may be ready to step down from his contract to buy Twitter. A letter sent to his lawyers on Monday said Musk believes the Twitter board is actively blocking his efforts to find out what percentage of users are bots. Twitter has revealed on multiple occasions that bots make up less than 5% of total users – an image that Mask was dissatisfied with.
Musk tried to conduct his own analysis of the problem using random user samples. He said that while Twitter refused to allow him to conduct the study, Staging said he had violated the terms of the original agreement. Twitter said in a statement that the company had “shared information in collaboration with Mask”.
NFT trading has become much more complicated
Nate Chastain, a former OpenSea executive who used his location for front-run NFT projects that are about to be listed on the market’s home page, was arrested this week.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering, along with a scheme for insider trading in non-fungible tokens.
Many people in the crypto space were shocked by the arrests because NFTs are not generally considered security. Therefore, NFT traders cannot be charged for insider trading – or so we believed so far. The SDNY press release referred to NFTs as “digital assets”, a term that puts Chastain in the crosshairs of the SEC as well as SDNY.
Apple has unveiled a new lock screen experience
Apple today previewed iOS 16, the biggest update ever on the lock screen and the new sharing, communication and intelligence features. The new iCloud Shared Photo Library can seamlessly share a collection of photos with family, and has improved message and mail updates and live text and visual look-ups.
The new lock screen gallery has a variety of options, such as the Apple Collection, including Pride and Unity to celebrate special cultural moments; A weather wallpaper to see live weather conditions as they change throughout the day; And an astronomy wallpaper for views of the Earth, Moon and Solar System. Users can create lock screens using their favorite emoji or color combinations.
Live Activities is a new feature that shows events happening in real-time, such as playing games, workouts, ride-sharing or food delivery orders directly from the lock screen.
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