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The Apple products that pose a risk to pacemakers

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Apple has listed products it says should be kept a “safe distance” away from medical devices like pacemakers

The tech giant revealed the scary news with the list of dangerous tech including all iPhone 12 models, Apple Watch and MacBook Pro.

Apple stated that many consumer-electronic devices contain components, such as magnets, can interfere with medical devices.

The news comes as Apple’s “health” feature gains popularity around the world.

Some Apple Watches can take an electrocardiogram test that records the timing and strength of the electrical signals that make the heartbeat.

The current notice warns of risks from components in some products.

“Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields might interfere with medical devices,”

Apple wrote. 

Apple stated “implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact”.

Implanted defibrillators send electrical pulses to regulate abnormal heart rhythms.

The firm said the listed products should be kept more than 15cm (6in) away from medical devices, double that if they are wirelessly charging.

A number of other manufacturers, for example, Samsung and Huawei, have issued similar guidance for some of their products.

Strong magnets

Research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that “Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max MagSafe technology can cause magnet interference”, and consequently had the potential “to inhibit life-saving therapy”.

MagSafe enables fast wireless charging.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Apple cancels its decade-long electric car project

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Apple has decided to halt its ambitious plans for ‘Project Titan’, according to a reliable insider.

The tech giant, which had been secretly working on the project for several years, reportedly encountered numerous challenges and roadblocks, leading to the cancellation of the initiative.

Titan falls

Initially aiming to rival leading electric vehicle manufacturers, the company faced hurdles such as technological complexities, supply chain issues, and intense competition in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle market.

Despite significant investments in research and development, Apple ultimately chose to redirect its resources towards other promising ventures.

Several employees working on the electric car project will be moved to the firm’s artificial intelligence (AI) division, according to Bloomberg News, which first reported the development.

Gen AI

Apple’s decision to hold back in the AI race has drawn attention, especially given the increasing role AI plays in shaping the future of technology.

With its rivals already at the forefront, Apple seems poised to break its silence and bridge the gap in incorporating this breakthrough technology.

Industry analysts suggest that Apple’s belated entry into the AI arena might be a strategic move, allowing the company to observe and learn from the experiences of its competitors.

The tech giant has a reputation for meticulous planning and delivering refined products, and this delay could signify a well-thought-out strategy to ensure a seamless integration of AI without compromising its standards.

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Nvidia’s remarkable growth sparks AI-space race

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In the world of artificial intelligence, Nvidia has emerged as a titan, its semiconductor designs becoming indispensable for an array of tech companies.

Led by the visionary Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s stunning ascent has propelled it to a valuation of $2 trillion, marking a milestone in the tech universe.

Yet, this meteoric rise has also made Nvidia a prime target, with competitors and even its own customers vying to chip away at its dominance.

Huang, known for his philosophy of living in the present, has steered Nvidia through a transformative journey.

From its humble beginnings over three decades ago to its current stature as an AI powerhouse, Huang’s leadership has been instrumental.

Nvidia’s chips, originally tailored for computer graphics, found a new purpose in training AI systems, becoming indispensable for tech giants like Microsoft and Tesla.

However, Nvidia’s dominance has not gone unchallenged.

Competition rises

Rivals like Intel and Advanced Micro Devices have ramped up their AI chip offerings, while tech behemoths such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are developing their own in-house designs.

The announcement of a deal between Microsoft and Intel to produce custom chips underscores the intensifying competition in the AI chip market.

Despite Nvidia’s formidable position, Huang remains vigilant about securing the company’s future.

He is exploring opportunities in other industries, investing in startups leveraging Nvidia’s technology, and advocating for governments to build their own AI infrastructure. Embracing a startup-like culture, Huang fosters an environment where innovation thrives, constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Nvidia’s journey reflects the dynamism of the AI landscape. As the company continues to shape the future of technology, its resilience in the face of mounting competition reaffirms its status as a pioneering force in the world of AI.

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Who will be the winners and losers of EV adoption?

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The Australian Government has proposed the first ever fuel efficiency standard & sets regulations for Electric Vehicles.

The proposed standards will impact both traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and electric vehicles, encouraging a comprehensive shift towards eco-friendly transportation.

Electric vehicle manufacturers, such as Tesla, Nissan, and Hyundai, are likely to benefit from increased consumer interest in eco-friendly options.

Traditional automakers that have invested in hybrid and electric technologies, such as Toyota and Ford, may also find themselves on the winning side.

However, those lagging behind in the development of fuel-efficient vehicles may face a more challenging road ahead.

To discuss in detail, Matt Hobbs, CEO at Motor Trades Association of Australia, provides his insights into the realm of EVs and Government regulations. #ev #cars #tech

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