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Waymo gets approval to deploy its robotaxi service in Los Angeles

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has given Waymo permission to expand its robotaxi operations to Los Angeles and more locations in the San Francisco Peninsula despite opposition from local groups and government agencies. "Waymo may begin fared driverless passenger service operations in the specified areas of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Peninsula, effective today," the regulator wrote in its decision (PDF). As CNBC notes, Waymo has been testing its driverless vehicles in those locations for a while…

‘World’s most efficient large aircraft’ seeks approval for ‘flying bum’

A blimp billed as the “world’s most efficient large aircraft” — but better known as the “The Flying Bum” — is applying for approval to take off. Officially named the Airlander 10, the voluptuous vehicle resembles the legendary Zeppelin. Like its fabled ancestor, the Airlander is greener than the commercial planes currently spraying CO2 across the sky. Much greener, in fact. Powered by a combination of electricity and helium, the aircraft promises zero-emissions flights by 2030. TNW Conference…

Part Two Gets the Herbert Seal of Approval

Image: Warner Bros./Legendary PicturesDune: Part Two finally drops in theaters next week, and anticipation for the film has grown as big as Arrakis’ sandworms. If last week’s glowing impressions from social media weren’t enough to get you on board, maybe an endorsement from Brian Herbert, son of original Dune creator Frank Herbert will help sway your opinion.Don’t Mess With Luthen and His Fricking Lasership | Andor ReviewOn Twitter, Herbert the younger revealed he saw Part Two in a recent private studio screening, and was

binance guilty plea approval: US judge approves Binance’s $4.3-billion guilty plea

A US judge on Friday accepted Binance's guilty plea and more than $4.3 billion penalty for violating federal anti-money laundering and sanctions laws through lapses in internal controls at the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange.US District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle approved the plea, which includes a $1.81 billion criminal fine and $2.51 billion of forfeiture, about an hour after the government proposed changes to Binance founder Changpeng Zhao's bond, drawing an objection from Zhao's lawyers.Elevate Your Tech…

Government Eases Approval Process for Foreign Direct Investment in Space Sector

India will allow 100% foreign direct investment in the manufacture of satellite systems without official approval and eased the rules for launch vehicles, a government statement said, aiming for a greater share of the global space market.India's space ambitions got a boost when it became the first country to land a spacecraft near the unexplored south pole of the moon in August - and the fourth to achieve a soft landing - just days after a similar Russian mission failed.The government said in a statement late on Wednesday…

Apple Watch blood sugar sensor will probably need FDA approval

I’m an Apple Watch user who relies on Apple’s wearable to monitor health parameters and keep track of my fitness routines with a specific focus on running. As such, I’m looking forward to two particular features that Apple has been developing for years. These are blood pressure and blood sugar sensors that routinely pop up in rumors detailing the future of the Apple Watch. I’ve written extensively on why such sensors would be so important. The blood glucose sensor is the most exciting of the two. I think the…

Delhi Metro: Phase IV Maintenance Set to Speed Up as CM Kejriwal Gives Nod

Last Updated: February 20, 2024, 12:50 ISTDelhi Metro: Phase IV Maintenance Set to Speed Up as CM Kejriwal Gives Nod. (File photo)Kejriwal approves long-awaited MoU for Delhi Metro Phase IV maintenance, expediting crucial corridor construction, overcoming hurdles.Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has finally given the go-ahead for a crucial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Delhi government, DMRC, and the central government.This agreement aims to facilitate the maintenance of three corridors under Delhi…

App Store approval woes continue as crypto scam steals thousands of dollars from users — “This is insane and should NEVER happen on Apple…

A crypto scam app on the App Store has stolen thousands of dollars from multiple users as yet another dodgy app gets past Apple’s approval system.The app in question, Rabby Wallet & Crypto Solution, impersonating a platform called Rabby Wallet, was made available on the App Store at some point last week and steals money from users as soon as they input their private crypto key into the App. The official Rabby Wallet app is currently under review and developed by DeBank Global Pre. Ltd, meaning no current application…

Varda drug spacecraft gets FAA approval to return

Varda's first manufacturing satellite and reentry vehicle attached to a Rocket Lab Photon bus.Rocket LabSpace startup Varda received long-awaited approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to bring its first spacecraft back to earth after a stint manufacturing drugs in space.Varda's small W-Series 1 capsule, or W-1, has been stuck in orbit since it launched eight months ago. The company has awaited regulatory authorization to make a landing attempt in Utah, at the Air Force's Utah Test and Training Range. The FAA…

Samsung gets FDA approval for its sleep apnea feature on Galaxy Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to a sleep apnea detection feature on Galaxy Watch devices in the US. It has already picked up approval in South Korea, but Samsung says this is the first approval of its kind in the US.Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects around 25 percent of men and a tenth of women in the US, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And it can get serious. Left untreated, it can increase the risks of heart attacks and strokes.With the feature, people over 22 who have not…