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Elon Musk opens up about having ‘Asperger’s’ on SNL

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Tech guru Elon Musk revealed he has ‘Asperger’s syndrome’ during his debut appearance on SNL.

Tesla and Space-X founder Elon Musk revealed he has ‘Asperger’s syndrome’ during his recent Saturday Night Live appearance. He said he’s the person openly on the spectrum to host the program.

“I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s [syndrome] to host SNL. Or at least the first to admit it.”

TESLA CEO ELON MUSK AT SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

“I don’t always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak… which I’m told makes for great comedy,” he joked in his opening monologue. “I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL.”

This claim has since been challenged, with social media users pointing out that past SNL hosts Dan Aykroyd and Jerry Seinfield also ahves Asperger’s syndrome.

“Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”

Musk went on to say, “To anyone who’s been offended, I just want to say I reinvented electric cars, and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”

“Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that’s just how my brain works,” he said.

However, many advocates in this area are concerned about Musk’s use of labelling, and what it will mean for the neurodivergent community.

This criticism has been echoed on social media, pointing out that professionals no longer use the term ‘Asperger’s’ as a diagnosis.

One Twitter user, @wpetruziello writes, “Elon Musk does not represent the autistic community.”

Dogecoin Plummets

Musk also took his cameo as an opportunity to plug the meme crypto, Dogecoin.

Shortly after, stocks fell by nearly 30% to $0.5 from around $0.7.

The price then rebounded from its low to around $0.57 after SNL finished.

During his appearance, the Space-X CEO said the cryptocurrency would “take over the world,” calling himself the “Dogefather.”

This comes after prices soared amid anticipation of Musk’s much-anticipated cameo during the past week.

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McDonald’s hit by cyber attack – Here’s what’s been breached:

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McDonald’s has been McHacked

McDonald’s is the latest leading company to be hit by a data breach, exposing customers’ details.

The world’s largest fast-food chain restaurant confirmed cyber hackers have tapped into customer files.

The recent breach last Friday affects customers in South Korea and Taiwan, including e-mail, delivery addresses, and phone numbers.

The chain confirmed that it recently hired external consultants to investigate unauthorised activity on an internal security system, prompted by a specific incident in which the unauthorised access was cut off a week after it was identified, McDonald’s said.

Payment details have not been breached.

McDonald’s said it wasn’t asked for ransom, nor did it make any payment to the hackers.

Ransomware attacks have disrupted operations at leading companies around the world in recent months including the Colonial Pipeline Co. and meat supplier JBS.

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Tech giant build “the longest cable in the world”

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Google is building the longest cable in the world… and it won’t be on land.

North and South Americans will soon get faster access to Google services like search, Gmail, and youtube.

An underwater cable is being built by the tech giant, and it will connect more countries together, like United States, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.

The cable, called Firmina, will be the longest cable in the world, Google said in a blog post.

“Firmina will improve access to Google services for users in South America,”

GOOGLE WROTE.

Google wants to boost internet connection capacity between these regions, and it hopes the cable will carry traffic quickly, but also securely.

Google wrote that the cable will carry traffic quickly and securely between North and South America, giving users fast, low-latency access to Google products such as Search, Gmail and YouTube, as well as Google Cloud services.

It will run from the East Coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, with additional landings in Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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Would you buy a robot dog butler?

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How about a robot butler? It may seem expensive… but this four-legged friend is significantly cheaper than other robotic competitors.

Chinese firm Unitree Robotics has revealed its latest creation…

This robust-looking four-legged bot can follow you on a run and even carry your bottle of water.

he Go1 comes in three versions: the $2,700 Go1 Air, $3,500 Go1, and $8,500 Go1 Edu. Each weighs about 12kg (26 pounds) and the more expensive models come with more processor power and sensors (the Go1 Edu is the only version with an unspecified programming API). 

It’s remarkably cheaper compared to rival company Boston Dynamics’, who is asking for over 74 thousand U.S dollars for its robot dog creation.

Unitree wants to make their robots as affordable and popular as smartphones.

Unitree Go1

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