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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 20 August 2021

* Facebook gets VR meetings right with Horizon Workrooms >>
* Virtual Mark Zuckerberg showed me Facebook’s new VR workplace >>
* China, Russia, India, and pals agree to create virtual satellite constellation >>

* Senators challenge TikTok’s ‘alarming’ plan to collect users’ voice and face biometrics >>
* Intel unveils details of 100B-transistor AI chip and Alder Lake hybrid processor >>
* Intel takes the lid off its biggest chip designs for the coming years >>

* WATCH: Elon Musk’s Tesla AI Day – Livestream >>
* SpaceX Orbital Launch Site Tank Farm has come to life for the first time. >>
* SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Orbital Flight Tracking to Mid-September >>
* Musk Says That Refueling Starship for Lunar Landings Will Take 8 Launches (Maybe 4) >>

* Greenhouses Probably won’t Work on Mars Because of Cosmic Radiation. Even Plants Will Have to Live Underground >>
* Pfizer Covid jab declines faster than AstraZeneca: study >>
* Delivering mRNA inside a human protein could help treat many diseases >>

* No sex toys, medicines, or spy devices allowed on China’s live-streaming platforms as Beijing tightens grip >>
* The Two Quickest Production Cars In The World Face Off In A Drag Race >>

* Baidu Just Launched a “Robocar” Prototype With Its New AI Chip >>
* What I Learned While Eavesdropping on the Taliban >>
* Amazing 3D images show the coronavirus infecting human airway cells >>

* Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink satellites are responsible for over HALF of close encounters in orbit >>
* Amazon to Open Retail Locations Akin to Department Stores >>

* Chinese telecom operators cut back 5G network construction >>
* Facebook took hours to remove livestream of Library of Congress bomb threat suspect >>
* Advanced alien civilizations could be harvesting energy from black holes >>
* Scientists 3D Printed a Deadly Brain Tumor for the First Time >>

* US Army Tests First Laser Weapon in a Combat Standoff >>
* The Next Big Challenge for Lunar Astronauts? Moon Dust >>
* Taliban crush opposition across Afghanistan, as chaos further builds at airport >>

* Toyota to cut global output 40% in September on ASEAN outbreaks >>
* Unpacking IBM’s Summer 2021 Announcement | CUBEconversation >>
* History of PaaS: How Canon almost became a major cloud provider >>

* Afghanistan collapse a failure of execution, not strategy >>
* Is Amazon heading to shopping malls? >>
* Japan sees record number of Covid cases days before Paralympics begin >>
* Package delivery robots’ environmental impacts: Automation matters less than vehicle type >>

* OnlyFans bans ‘sexually explicit conduct,’ but nudity is still okay >>
* Robots vs. Humans | Do humans have a chance to defeat robots? >>
* Google unveils new Pixel 5A with bigger screen and more powerful battery – and reveals flagship Pixel 6 will NOT come packaged with a charger >>

* Charter Patents Technology That Can Ban Piracy Devices on Its Network >>
* Managing Introverts and Extroverts in the Hybrid Workplace >>
* The Morning After: A new battle system for ‘Pokémon’ >>

* JRE: PODCAST: #1698 – Neill Blomkamp >>
* Two e-Bikes to Consider for the Post-Pandemic Commute >>
* Quantum Optical Computer >>

* World’S First Portable 5g Vpn Router Gives You Access To High-Speed Encrypted Internet Anywhere >>
* Key Differences Between Shopify and Shopify Plus? >>
* Airkit: 64% of consumers reported that customer service couldn’t solve their problems >>
* Researchers Find New Evidence Linking Diavol Ransomware to TrickBot Gang >>

* The Land of The Lawless: Using AI In Business >>
* How to Use Math to Take Your Pool Game up a Notch >>
* Why a Texas School District Is Defying the Governor >>

* Biden’s debacle: What it means for Afghanistan and America >>
* From Saigon to Kabul: what America’s Afghan fiasco means for the world >>
* The fiasco in Afghanistan is a grave blow to America’s standing >>
* U.S. Covid Hospital Deaths Hit February Levels as ICUs Overflow >>
* Mortgage Debt Is Rising at Its Fastest Pace in Canada Since 2007 >>

* Inside the Daxing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone >>
* Chinese astronauts aboard Tianhe space module conduct clean-up in zero gravity >>

* Databricks reportedly raising $1.5B on a $38B valuation >>
* Automating a software company with GitHub Actions >>
* Thinner iPad, iPad mini predicted before end of 2021 >>

* FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly ‘since at least 2011’ in amended antitrust complaint >>
* Woman From August 2021 Tries To Explain The State Of The World To Her December 2020 Self >>
* Scientists Grew Stem Cell ‘Mini Brains’ That Developed Rudimentary Eyes >>

* NSW records 681 local cases, one death, with regional lockdown extended >>
* Sydney commuter numbers on the rise despite pleas to stay at home >>
* B1m: China’s Sporting Super-Complex Explained >>
* Vacuum Raptor Engines Loaded to Leave Starbase | SpaceX Boca Chica >>

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