TSMC starts volume production of most advanced chips in Taiwan

TSMC starts volume production of most advanced chips in Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd (TSMC)(2330.TW), began mass production of its most advanced chips in southern Taiwan on Thursday and the company’s chairman said it would continue to expand capacity on the island. The long-awaited mass production of chips with 3-nanometre technology comes as attention focuses on the … Read more

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Dec 26 (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that the company is now close to having 100 active Starlinks, the firm’s satellite internet service, in Iran, three months after he tweeted he would activate the service there amid protests around the Islamic country. Musk said, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran”, … Read more

Exclusive: Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Exclusive: Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Dec 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations. Neuralink Corp is developing a … Read more

Food of the future: London air raid shelter to underground farm

Food of the future: London air raid shelter to underground farm

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – In an underground World War Two air raid shelter where London tube trains can be heard rattling overhead, aromatic coriander leaves tilt towards the pink glow of LED bulbs – a vision of how farms could look in the future. Zero Carbon Farms grows herbs and salads in Clapham, south … Read more

India’s first private rocket company looks to slash satellite costs

India’s first private rocket company looks to slash satellite costs

BENGALURU, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The startup behind India’s first private space launch plans to put a satellite into orbit in 2023 and expects to be able to do so at half of the cost of established launch companies, the founders of Skyroot Aerospace told Reuters in an interview. The Hyderabad-based company, backed by Singapore’s … Read more

Exclusive: Nvidia offers new advanced chip for China that meets U.S. export controls

Exclusive: Nvidia offers new advanced chip for China that meets U.S. export controls

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 7 (Reuters) – U.S. chip maker Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) is offering a new advanced chip in China that meets recent export control rules aimed at keeping cutting-edge technology out of China’s hands, the company confirmed on Monday. Nvidia responded to Reuters’ reporting that Chinese computer sellers are advertising products with the new … Read more

Musk says Twitter will charge $8/month for blue check mark

Musk says Twitter will charge $8/month for blue check mark

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc will charge $8 a month for its Blue service, which includes its sought-after “verified” badge, new boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday as he seeks to boost subscriptions and make the social media network less reliant on ads. “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla faces U.S. criminal probe over self-driving claims

Exclusive: Tesla faces U.S. criminal probe over self-driving claims

Oct 25 – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is under criminal investigation in the United States over claims that the company’s electric vehicles can drive themselves, three people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. Department of Justice launched the previously undisclosed probe last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal, involving Tesla’s … Read more

Flying car by California startup Alef attracts early Tesla investor

Flying car by California startup Alef attracts early Tesla investor

Oct 19 (Reuters) – The concept of a flying car is not new – inventors have been trying to add wings to wheeled motor vehicles for decades, with only limited success. Jim Dukhovny, founder of Alef Aeronautics, hopes to change that equation. His California-based firm has come up with a novel approach to moving terrestrial … Read more

‘Although not alive, I can still create art,’ robot Ai-Da tells UK lawmakers

‘Although not alive, I can still create art,’ robot Ai-Da tells UK lawmakers

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A “robot artist” called Ai-Da told British lawmakers on Tuesday that although it was an artificial creation, it was still capable of producing art, as it spoke at a parliamentary inquiry into how new technologies will affect the creative industries. Described as “the world’s first ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot artist”, … Read more