Sci-Tech

First batch of electric vehicles for Hawaii state government arrive with aims to reduce costs, carbon emissions

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The first of nine electric vehicles (EVs) to serve as replacements was delivered on Tuesday, April 13, to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), making this a step forward …

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Hawaii proclaims ‘Journey Through the Universe Week’ to promote science, encourage youth to pursue space exploration

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige proclaimed the first week of March 2021 as “Journey Through the Universe Week.” “I ask the people of the Aloha State to join me in recognizing the national importance of science education …

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Metal fatigue suspected in Boeing 777 engine scare

By John Biers and Juliette Michel Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Metal fatigue has emerged as the chief suspect in last week’s spectacular engine failure on a United Airlines plane, which scattered debris over suburban Denver and led to dozens of …

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Google to resume political ads, easing ban imposed last month

  (AFP) — Google said Monday it would lift its ban on political ads on its platform imposed last month following the turmoil surrounding the violent uprising at the US Capitol. A Google statement to AFP said the internet giant would …

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Misinformation fears after Facebook blacks out news in Australia

    By Holly Robertson Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Facebook’s news blackout in Australia has raised fears misinformation could come to dominate the platform in the country, with fake news and conspiracy theories left untouched while credible sources have been cut …

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Facebook ramps up effort to curb vaccine hoaxes

  (AFP) — Facebook on Monday said it is ramping up efforts to stem the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, spread facts, and figure out who might be wary of getting the jab. The move includes banning groups which …

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Amazon to use smart cameras to watch over delivery drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Amazon on Thursday confirmed plans to install artificial intelligence-imbued cameras in delivery vehicles, describing it as part of an initiative to keep drivers safe. The cameras are designed to watch the road and the driver, noting …

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Telegram chief reports 25 million new users in three days

  MOSCOW (AFP) — The encrypted messaging app Telegram has registered 25 million new users in the past 72 hours, its Russia-born founder Pavel Durov said Tuesday, on the heels of WhatsApp announcing a change to its privacy terms. Durov, 36, …

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Twitter blocks Trump effort to tweet using @POTUS

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter late Friday blocked an effort by US President Donald Trump to sidestep a freshly-enacted ban by tweeting from the official @POTUS account for the country’s leader. Shortly after Twitter permanently suspended the president’s personal …

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Twitter permanently suspends Trump citing risk of more violence

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter said Friday it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account, citing the risk of further violence following the assault on the US Capitol by his supporters. “After close review of recent Tweets from the …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk now world’s wealthiest person

NEW YORK (AFP) — Elon Musk, the outspoken and envelope-pushing founder and CEO of Tesla, overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s wealthiest person, US media reported Thursday. Musk is a major shareholder of the electric car company …

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Twitter blocks Trump, threatens permanent ban over inciting violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter on Wednesday threatened to permanently ban US President Donald Trump from the platform for flouting its civic integrity rules, ordering him to remove three rule-breaking tweets. The messaging platform locked Trump for 12 hours and …

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