Google has made its Sleep API publicly available on Android so that third-party developers can use it inside their apps. The firm said that the API is more power-efficient at tracking user's sleep.
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KaiOS Technologies has partnered up with Justdiggit, a Dutch foundation that focuses on fighting desertification, to help Tanzanian farmers preserve their livelihood against the climate change threat.
Vodafone has released a new report which suggests that the European Union could boost its GDP by 7.2% per capita by 2027 if member states further embrace digitalisation in their economies.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have found that solar grids can power two-thirds of the energy requirements needed for one of the latter's mobile sites located in Germany, helping cut emissions.
Mozilla has launched Firefox 86. It comes with a new anti-tracking tool, support for simultaneous Picture-in-Picture videos, a better printing screen, and performance and stability enhancements.
The analyst firm Gartner has said that it expects IT spending by governments to increase by 5.1% this year as they invest more in devices and telecoms to let employees get work done from home.
NASA has released footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars last week. High definition cameras equipped to the machinery at different vantage points give great shots of Mars and the rover.
Shipments of smartphones globally decreased by 5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Over the whole year, sales declined by more than 12% compared to 2019.
This week, India, SpaceX, Russia, China and Iran are all planning space launches. All of the launches are carrying satellites but for very different purposes from internet delivery to monitoring.
Uber has lost its appeal at the UK's Supreme Court. It means that a group of 25 Uber drivers will now be considered employees of the firm meaning they're entitled to paid holidays and rest breaks.
NASA has confirmed the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars. In its two year mission, it will take samples from a historical lakebed which will be examing for signs of ancient life.
Every sector needs someone like Elon Musk who will experiment and develop new technologies to reduce carbon emissions, according to Bill Gates. He specifically cited the steel and cement industries.
Amazon has announced that 20 more firms, including IBM, have signed up to its The Climate Pledge programme which encourages signatories to meet their net-zero goals by 2040 rather than 2050.
Google has launched a learning gateway for its Arts & Culture content to help educators use the material to teach children that are currently learning online due to lockdown restrictions.
Opera has launched a new fintech called Dify. Dify will provide users with cashback at certain retailers and in future it will introduce new services like savings management, credit, and more.