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Jeff Bezos set to go to space

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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.

“What a remarkable opportunity, not only to have this adventure but to do it with my best friend.”

Mark Bezos Said About Flying To The Moon With His Brother

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

ELON MUSK SPACE-X

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.

The interior of the New Shepard crew capsule, which will carry people for the first time on a July 20 launch

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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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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