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Baidu completes its computer for self-driving cars

Published on 08/02/2020 @ 9 AM EST
The Chinese tech giant has revealed that its Apollo Computing Unit, billed as the “world’s first production-ready” autonomous driving computer, is ready for use on the streets. [Reported by Engadget]

Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company

Published on 08/01/2020 @ 5 PM EST
As reported by the Verge, "Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly-traded company, passing Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. As of the close of business Friday, Apple has a market valuation of $1.84 trillion, while Saudi Aramco’s is $1.76 trillion, according to CNBC. Apple’s stock, which has been on a largely-steady climb since the end of March, closed up more than 10 percent on Friday following the company’s record-breaking third-quarter earnings on Thursday, ending the day at $425.04."

Google teases Pixel 4a unveil on August 3rd

Published on 07/30/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Made by Google today updated its Facebook and Twitter pages with a new cover image. It features a black hole-punch in the top-left corner that is clearly a nod to the Pixel 4a and its front-facing camera. [via 9to5Google]

Huawei overtakes Samsung as world’s biggest smartphone vendor

Published on 07/30/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Huawei has shipped more smartphones worldwide over a quarter than any other company, according to a new report from analyst firm Canalys. [via the Verge]

CES 2021 is going entirely online

Published on 07/29/2020 @ 2 PM EST
As CTA Chief Gary Shapiro said in a statement: “It’s just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January.” This is why CES 2021 will be an online event only. [via Engadget]

Kodak is branching out into pharmaceuticals

Published on 07/29/2020 @ 2 PM EST
The US government plans to give the company a $765 million loan to support its efforts. Kodak will create a new business arm, Kodak Pharmaceuticals, to produce ingredients needed for drug manufacturing. [via The Verge]