Democratic lawmakers say Facebook ‘must completely abandon’ Instagram Kids

Democratic lawmakers say Facebook ‘must completely abandon’ Instagram Kids

Mere hours after Facebook said it was pausing work on Instagram Kids, a group of Democratic lawmakers has called on the company to instead completely abandon the project. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal and Representatives Kathy Castor and Lori Trahan say Facebook’s decision to halt development is “insufficient.”Facebook is heeding our calls to stop […]

Here’s how much you’d have today if you’d invested your stimulus checks into cryptocurrency

Here’s how much you’d have today if you’d invested your stimulus checks into cryptocurrency

The US government in an attempt to curb the economic impact brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has issued a series of three stimulus checks to date. The first started rolling out in April 2020 to the tune of up to $1,200 for eligible tax-paying adults who earned less than $75,000.

Instagram hits pause on kids version of app

Instagram hits pause on kids version of app

Instagram is pausing work on a version for children younger than 13, called “Instagram Kids”, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app said on Monday. Instagram Kids was touted to require parental permission to join, and provide ad-free, age-appropriate content, but US lawmakers and advocacy groups alike have urged the social media giant to drop its launch…

Hubble telescope helps find six ‘dead’ galaxies from the early universe

Hubble telescope helps find six ‘dead’ galaxies from the early universe

You’d think large galaxies in the early universe would have had plenty of ‘fuel’ left for new stars, but a recent discovery suggests that wasn’t always the case. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found six early galaxies (about 3 billion years after the Big Bang) that…

Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions

Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions

TRIKALA, Greece: Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village. The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3 kilometers (0.5 miles) to Leptokarya. It made two stops,…

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