Billionaire Jeff Bezos is set to board a space flight with his company, Blue Origin.
The flight will take off on July 20th, just 15 days after he is set to resign as CEO of Amazon.
It will also be somewhat special, with Blue Origin revealing Bezos’ younger brother, Mark Bezos, will also join the flight.
Bezos, 57, said in a Monday morning Instagram post. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”
Battle of the billionaires
Blue Origin is a distant second in the public eye to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, but this appears to be one space race Bezos is likely to win.
If all goes according to plan, Bezos will be the first of the billionaire space tycoons to experience a ride aboard the rocket technology that he’s poured millions into developing.
The Amazon CEO announced Blue Origin will launch its new Sheppard rocket and capsule in July.
New Shepard is designed to carry as many as six people at a time on a ride past the edge of space, with the capsules on previous test flights reaching an altitude of more than 340,000 feet.
The Sheppard’s flights are “sub-orbital” meaning they will take passengers on a short trip into space and back down to earth.
The company says “only 569 people have ever been over the so-called Kármán Line in space… and it wants to change this and change it dramatically”
SpaceX also plans to launch people into space by Autumn this year.
So the battle between the billionaires to turn their rockets to riches continues on.
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Can industries practice for a greener tomorrow?
Industrial sustainability is evolving, as businesses in this sector actively seek environmentally conscious solutions to reduce their ecological footprint. From adopting renewable energy sources to implementing waste reduction measures, companies are reshaping their practices to align with global sustainability goals.
In the pursuit of industrial sustainability, businesses are integrating green technologies, embracing circular economies, and prioritising ethical supply chain management. These efforts not only benefit the environment but also position companies as responsible corporate citizens, appealing to a growing environmentally conscious consumer base.
Carlos Urbano, Vice President of Industry, Pacific Zone at Schneider Electric, tells us more about green technologies.
Schneider Electric is at the forefront of the digital transformation of energy management and automation.
Cyber insurers urge government support for catastrophic hacks
Cybersecurity insurers are sounding the alarm, warning that the scale and impact of cyberattacks are reaching unprecedented levels, and the financial toll on businesses is becoming unsustainable.
These insurers are now calling on governments to step in and provide assistance in the event of catastrophic hacks.
The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have surged in recent years, causing significant financial losses for businesses across various industries.
Cyber insurance policies have helped companies mitigate some of these losses, but insurers argue that the magnitude of certain cyber incidents is overwhelming the insurance industry’s capacity to cover the costs.
As a result, cyber insurance providers are advocating for government intervention to establish a framework for dealing with catastrophic cyberattacks.
They propose that governments should create a fund or support mechanism to help affected businesses recover from large-scale cyber incidents.
This would not only ease the financial burden on insurers but also ensure the continuity of affected businesses and the broader economy.
The question now arises: Should governments take a more active role in responding to catastrophic cyberattacks, or should the burden primarily fall on private insurers and affected businesses?
While cyber insurance has been a valuable tool in managing cyber risks, the rising frequency of massive hacks may necessitate a reevaluation of the current approach. The collaboration between governments and insurers in addressing cyber threats could be crucial in safeguarding businesses and the economy in an increasingly digitized world.
Slick gaming gifts for the players this season
Looking for the perfect gift for the gamer in your life?
1. PlayStation 5 Console: The PS5™ console is a gaming powerhouse that takes the gaming experience to new heights. With lightning-fast loading times thanks to its ultra-high-speed SSD, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio support, the PS5™ delivers immersion like never before. Combine these features with an incredible lineup of PlayStation® games, and you have a gaming console that exceeds expectations.
TOP TITLES AVAILABLE FOR PS5:
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Mortal Kombat 1
Horizon: Forbidden West
2. Xbox Series S: The Xbox Series S is the smallest and sleekest Xbox console ever, offering next-gen speed and performance at an accessible price point. With the Xbox Velocity Architecture and a custom-built 512GB NVMe SSD, this all-digital console minimizes load times and allows you to seamlessly switch between recently played games with Quick Resume. Enjoy thousands of games across four generations with backward compatibility.
3. Xbox Series X: Introducing the Xbox Series X, the fastest and most powerful Xbox ever. With the Xbox Velocity Architecture, a custom SSD, and 12 teraflops of raw graphic processing power, this console offers a seamless and visually stunning gaming experience. Enjoy 4K gaming at up to 120 frames per second, Quick Resume for switching between games in an instant, and access to a library of high-quality games through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
TOP TITLES AVAILABLE FOR XBOX:
Forza Horizon 5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II/III/Warzone 2.0
4. ROG Ally Gaming Handheld: Immerse yourself in gaming on the go with the ROG Ally Gaming Handheld. Featuring a Full HD 120Hz display and comfortable ergonomics, this handheld device is perfect for enjoying AAA or indie games. Connect it to a TV for a couch multiplayer experience, or take it to the next level with the XG Mobile external GPU, monitor, mouse, and keyboard for high-fidelity 4K gaming.
5. Nintendo Switch OLED: The Nintendo Switch OLED model takes gaming versatility to the next level. Play at home on the TV or on-the-go with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen. The adjustable stand, wired LAN port in the dock, 64 GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio make this version of the Nintendo Switch a must-have for gaming on the move.
TOP TITLES AVAILABLE FOR PC:
Apex Legends – 2019
Elden Ring – 2022
Hades – 2018
Grand Theft Auto V – 2013
Dota 2 – 2013
TOP TITLES AVAILABLE FOR NINTENDO SWITCH:
Super Mario Bros: Wonder
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
This holiday season, give the gift of unparalleled gaming experiences with these top gaming products that cater to every gamer’s preferences and playstyle. Whether it’s the speed of the Xbox Series X, the versatility of the Nintendo Switch OLED, or the immersive features of the PS5, these gifts are sure to make any gamer’s dreams come true.
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