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DARPA pursuing antibody research to fend off coronavirus

Almost everyone has had a vaccine. The lifesaving injections provide immunity against killer diseases for years or even a lifetime. Sadly, there is no...

Astranis raises $90M to create a satellite broadband network

Despite the fact that almost all of the United States is blanketed in Internet coverage these days, companies are still trying to pioneer new...

Nvidia posts strong Q4 revenue growth atop positive outlook

Last year was a difficult one for the components industry. A massive trade war, a backlog of inventory, stifled demand, and several smaller issues...

Puerto Rican government loses $2.6 million in phishing scam

Email phishing scams aren’t anything new. Since computers first became mainstream the devious form of attack has been there to torment users. Though some...

Rocket startup Astra wants to launch for as little as $1M per trip

It seems that there is a new rocket launch startup opening for business every day. Due to that increase in competition, private sector launches...

Tesla to raise $2 billion through common stock offering

Tesla has been on quite the tear so far in 2020. Its stock is soaring, it plans to roll out two new vehicles, and...

Cisco improves income in fiscal second quarter

On Wednesday, networking equipment giant Cisco Systems revealed its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2020. On balance, the firm reported mixed results...

Facebook’s WhatsApp has 2 billion monthly users  

On Wednesday, WhatsApp made an update to its monthly active user count for the first time in two years. In a blog post, the...

New 3D printing method creates resin models in seconds

Most people think of 3D printing as a lengthy process that is also a test of patience. In most cases, that’s true. After all,...

SoftBank profits plummet 99 percent

SoftBank continues to make headlines and not for good reasons. This week, the Japanese tech firm announced that its profits plummeted 99 percent year-over-year...

Google gains government approval to acquire Looker

Last June, Google announced its intention to purchase business intelligence startup Looker for $2.6 billion. However, the Big Tech giant’s plans hit a snag...

Applied Materials posts optimistic outlook for semiconductor industry

On February 12, Applied Materials posted its fiscal first-quarter financial results, and the firm had a strong showing. The company, which makes machinery used...

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Industry & Market Watch

Nvidia posts strong Q4 revenue growth atop positive outlook

Last year was a difficult one for the components industry. A massive trade war, a backlog of inventory, stifled demand, and several smaller issues...

Tesla to raise $2 billion through common stock offering

Tesla has been on quite the tear so far in 2020. Its stock is soaring, it plans to roll out two new vehicles, and...

Cisco improves income in fiscal second quarter

On Wednesday, networking equipment giant Cisco Systems revealed its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2020. On balance, the firm reported mixed results...

Applied Materials posts optimistic outlook for semiconductor industry

On February 12, Applied Materials posted its fiscal first-quarter financial results, and the firm had a strong showing. The company, which makes machinery used...

Science & Tech News

DARPA pursuing antibody research to fend off coronavirus

Almost everyone has had a vaccine. The lifesaving injections provide immunity against killer diseases for years or even a lifetime. Sadly, there is no...

Astranis raises $90M to create a satellite broadband network

Despite the fact that almost all of the United States is blanketed in Internet coverage these days, companies are still trying to pioneer new...

Puerto Rican government loses $2.6 million in phishing scam

Email phishing scams aren’t anything new. Since computers first became mainstream the devious form of attack has been there to torment users. Though some...

New 3D printing method creates resin models in seconds

Most people think of 3D printing as a lengthy process that is also a test of patience. In most cases, that’s true. After all,...

Gadgets & Gaming

Samsung debuts Galaxy S20 and Z Flip smartphones

On February 11, Samsung held Unpacking events in San Francisco and London to debut its new flagship handsets. After months of leaks, the electronics...

Nintendo to host Switch pop-up lounges at select airports

When it comes to gaming, few gadgets are better equipped for playing on the go than Nintendo’s Switch. The portable console has become one...

Nintendo’s mobile games top $1 billion in revenue

The future of gaming is currently up for grabs. Between powerful next-gen consoles, accessible mobile titles, and lightweight cloud gaming, the industry is up...

Nvidia getting into cloud gaming, launches GeForce Now service

Another company has entered the cloud gaming fray. U.S.-based Nvidia launched its own service, GeForce Now, on Tuesday. The chipmaker has been testing its...