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The latest EV from Tesla will travel 606 kilometers on single charge

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Market Desk (Tech): Tesla, an US manufacturer is promoting the Model 3 in China. On Friday, the new model’s marketing initiatives officially began. The Middle East, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are among the European nations where Tesla has begun accepting orders for vehicle at the same time. At Tesla’s facility in Shanghai, China, the new automobile is being made.

After the US, China is Tesla’s second-largest market. In 2020, Tesla plans to release the Model 3, which company claims will be an upgraded Model Y. The new model has a continuous range of 606 km, which is 37% longer than Tesla’s other vehicles.

Tesla also said that new Model 3 cars are available for pre-order in Europe.

The global EV sales grew 50% (year-on-year) in the second quarter (Q2) this year, as China’s market continued to dominate globally but growth failed to keep pace with other major markets.

Mobile Gaming: Expected over US$108 billion in revenue for 2023

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Market Desk (Entertainment): A shared report is published by IDC and DataAI revealed an in-depth assessment of gaming industry, indicating that mobile games will continue to lead the extensive market.

Based on predictions provided by IDC and DATA.AI expectations reveal that mobile gaming will dominate 56% of the worldwide consumer gaming expenditure in 2023, in contrast to console gaming, which will account for 22% of revenue, 21% for Mac/PC and handheld consoles for roughly 1%.

2022 was revealed decrease in revenue for mobile gaming since the beginning of app stores. But 2023 has shown optimism of mobile gaming indicating growth than the previous year.

While direct spending on gaming has declined, mobile has been in a good position so far in this sector. Gaming has been considered big business globally since the time of the 2020 pandemic.

Analysts say that by 2026, the growth of the global gaming market will increase by 13%. And the mobile platform will lead this sector.

Cyclone leaves 21 dead and over 6,000 displaced in southern Brazil

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Market Desk (online): Torrential rain and winds caused by an extra tropical cyclone have left at least 21 people dead in southern Brazil, officials said Tuesday, warning more flooding may be coming.

The latest in a string of weather disasters to hit Brazil, it is the deadliest ever in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Governor Eduardo Leite told a news conference.

He said that we were deeply saddened to get the news that as the water recedes 15 more bodies were found in the town of Mucum, bringing the death toll to 21,

In this regard, Brazilian President Lula said that he and his government are on the side of the common people. The government will help them in every possible way. More rain is likely and the situation will worsen, government officials said, quoting the Met Office.

Australia announces 15-member squad for the ICC WC 2023

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Market Desk (sports): The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is all set to take place in India. The tournament will start on 5th October between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Top 10 teams in the world have qualified for this mega event and will compete to become the champions. The 5-time champions, Australia are one of the contenders for this title.

They will start their journey on 8th October against hosts India at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Australia has a great chance in the tournament, as most of their players are well aware of the pitches and conditions in India because of the IPL. That will surely give them a periphery in the tournament, where they are the most successful team in history.

The Australian Cricket Board announced the 15-man squad with Pat Cummins as captain on Wednesday at 6th September.

Glenn Maxwell has also been retained in the squad. Regarding his recovery from injury before the start of the World Cup, Australian selector George Bailey said, ‘Glenn Maxwell is on the way back from injury. He is potentially ready to play in the upcoming series against India.

Australia Squad for ICC Cricket WC 2023

Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.

X users will soon be able to calls without sharing numbers

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Market Desk (Tech): Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter will roll out audio and video calling capabilities in a bid to become a super app but the struggling platform still faces heavy pressure from Meta Platforms Inc Facebook and WhatsApp as well as ongoing privacy concerns.

Musk said on 31st August that X’s call feature will not require a phone number and will be available across platforms, putting the new offering in direct competition with the popular chatting and voice-over-IP (VoIP) tool WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has so far not been a moneymaker for Meta since the company purchased platform for US$19 bn in 2014. However, the ad-free service has a massive user base of 2 bn and has been aggressively working to expand its business offerings in an effort to generate revenue.

Since Musk purchased X in October, the platform has shed advertisers with the company revealing in July that ad revenue was down by half.

Much of this share of the ad market has gone to competitors like Alphabet Inc and Alphabet shares are up 52% year-to-date, while Meta stock has jumped 136% in the same time period.

Along with the announcement of the new feature, he also informed where this feature can be used. In a tweet, Musk said that the benefits of this new feature can be taken on all types of phones and laptops. This feature can be easily used on Android, iOS and laptops. Simultaneous video – audio calls do not require the user’s phone number.

Jimmy Buffett, US singer-songwriter, dies at 76

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Market Desk (online): Buffett was born in 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He moved to New York City in the early seventies to pursue a career in music. His first album ‘Down to Earth’ was released in 1974. The album was a commercial success and launched Buffett’s career as a popular singer-songwriter.

Buffett’s music is primarily known for his celebration of sea and island life and for his quiet style of music. His songs have been featured in films and television shows. Buffett’s songs became popular anthems for beach vacations and tropical getaways.

Some of Buffett’s classic songs include ‘Margaritaville’, ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ and ‘Volcano’. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards including a Grammy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy.

A popular figure in the music industry, Buffett was known for his affable personality and his love life. He will be remembered by fans as one of the most successful and influential singer-songwriters of all time.

In 2023, Buffett had a 28% stake in the Margaritaville Holdings firm and made the Forbes list of billionaires. He was friends with mega-rich investor Warren Buffett and he owned and flew several private jets.

Wearing his trademark Hawaiian shirt, he would often appear on stage with other musicians to do surprise performances.

ISRO pulls a final stunt before putting Moon Lander to sleep

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Market Desk (Tech): India has just put its Moon lander to sleep. After two hugely successful weeks on the Moon, India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission is coming to an end. But it is not without one final experimental stunt.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) took to X to share the news that its Vikram Lander successfully pulled off a “hop experiment” and what exactly is this!

The ISRO said that on comment, it fired the engines, elevated itself by about 40 cm as expected and landed safely at a distance of 30-40 cm away. It might not sound super exciting but it is.

The Indian space agency says this ‘kick-start’ experiment proves all systems are healthy and means they can move towards manned missions to the Moon.

Community norm violation: YouTube removed over 6.48 mn videos globally

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Market Desk (Tech): Over 1.9 mn videos were removed between January-March 2023 in India for violating community guidelines, marking the highest removals among nations, according to report released by the popular video streaming platform. During the same period, it is removed over 6.48 mn videos globally for violating community guidelines.

The Community Guidelines Enforcement report provides global data on the flags it receives and how YouTube enforces policies. Basically, these videos were deleted for violating policy. There is growing concern among content creators and it is from this concern that many have suggested paying close attention to its current monetization.

More than 93% of these videos were flagged by machines rather than humans, demonstrating the significant role of AI in content moderation.

In Q1 2023, YouTube terminated over 8.7 mn channels for violating with the majority being spam-related offenses.

Moreover,, YouTube eliminated over 853 mn comments, most of which were identified as spam. More than 99% of these comments were automatically flagged and removed.

Through the use of AI legalese decoder, YouTube can streamline the process of identifying and taking action against contents violence. By integrating advanced algorithms, this tool can analyze videos, comments and channels to ensure that guidelines are upheld effectively.

Smartwatches also can be Toxic!

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Market Desk (Health): About a quarter of the US population wears smartwatches. Fitbit and Apple alone have over 111mn and 100mn users respectively. These devices can offer a sophisticated way to monitor one’s fitness journey with the ability to track everything from calories burned to steps walked, to heartbeat irregularities of users. While this technology may sound like the ideal addition to an improved wellness lifestyle, studies show that these devices can also reinforce health issues, ranging from eating disorder symptoms to obsessive thoughts over fitness.

Overall, smartwatches are considered safe for general use but there are a few factors to consider. One potential health concern is radiation exposure from the radio waves that use to connect to cellular networks or Wi-Fi. Take breaks from looking at the screen and consult a doctor if you experience any negative health effects.

Studies have indicated that radio frequencies but if it is in airplane mode, it won’t produce radiation.

A study from Florida Atlantic University tested different smartwatch and wristband materials such as plastic, rubber, cloth, leather, gold and silver. And that research has shown that almost any material can be dangerous. Approximately in average 95% of the bacteria were found in study and they focused more on Apple and Fitbit brand devices.

Studies have shown that users who frequently go to the gym to exercise have the most bacteria on their smartwatches. So they are advised to sanitize the items with everything they use during the workout.

According to researchers, wristbands and smartwatches made of plastic and rubber are the most susceptible to bacterial infections. However, in comparison, the growth of bacteria on gold or silver bands is less.

In today’s era, like smartwatches has become one of the daily necessities of some users. So even if they can’t stop using, they must sanitize the smartwatch at regular intervals to reduce the spread of bacteria on the devices.

UK rolls out World’s first 7-minute cancer treatment jab

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Market Desk (Health): An anti-cancer jab that can cut down treatment time for some cancer patients by 3 quarters has been rolled out by UK’s National Health Service. Interestingly the jab takes as little as 7 minutes to administer. The UK’s publicly funded healthcare system will be the first health system in the world to roll out this to hundreds of NHS cancer patients each year..

According to the NHS, until now cancer drugs were delivered into the patient’s body through a vein. It is usually given under the skin. Its other name is Tecentric. Basically, it is a monoclonal antibody drug, which helps to increase the body’s immunity power in cancer patients. It is given intravenously to patients and is delivered directly into their veins through a drip.

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s consultant oncologist told Reuters; Alexander Martin said that the new injection would allow patients to be treated faster. We can treat more people in less time than ever before. Thousands of cancer patients in UK have benefited from the IV regimen. The risk of the cancer returning with this treatment is very low.

Atezolizumab is an immunotherapy drug, he added. It is able to find and destroy cancer cells in the patient’s body. It is currently used to treat patients with various types of cancer including lung, breast, liver and bladder.

Besides, it will take 3 quarters less time than before. In UK, 3,600 patients are treated with this procedure each year. NHS also said that patinet suffering is also reduced.