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5 things to know in Australia today

Good morning. It’s Thursday, the day before the day before the weekend. It’s also a perfect day to catch up on the latest tech news.

1. Big Tech doesn’t want to miss out on the benefits of Web3

The bigwigs in tech town are actually more into blockchain and crypto technology than any other publicly traded company by far. Blockdata, a crypto research firm, published an updated blog post on Tuesday showing who have been the most active investors in the crypto scene from September 2021 to June 2022. The researchers pointed to major tech companies such as Tencent, Microsoft, PayPal, Samsung and Alphabet. (Google) are investing a lot of money in crypto companies and startups.

2. NASA’s SLS has begun its crawl to the launch pad

NASA’s most powerful rocket has begun heading to the launch pad ahead of its maiden launch as part of the Artemis 1 mission to the Moon. The space agency deployed the massive Space Launch System (SLS) on Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, and the historic start of humanity’s return to the Moon will be broadcast live. However, we’ll have to wait a little longer for the big launch, as the takeoff won’t happen before August 29.

NASA Space Launch System. Image: NASA

3. September iPhone 14 drop almost confirmed

Reports have surfaced overnight that Apple will hold its annual iPhone event next month. The rumored iPhone 14 could bring a new camera system and a faster chip. We expect two different screen sizes in four different models. We’re also expecting the most expensive flagship iPhone ever, as the iPhone 14 Pro Max could top $2,000 in Australia. Pencil in early September 8 for the iPhone 14 launch event.

4. Google has won its defamation battle

Australia’s highest court has overturned a ruling that had found Google engaged in defamation by providing a link to a disputed newspaper article. Chief Justice Susan Kiefel and Justice Jacqueline Gleeson stated, “A hyperlink is really just a tool that allows a person to navigate to another web page.” According to Reuters, the decision adds new confusion to a question many have had for years about where liability lies for online defamation.

5. Robots are coming… to relieve you of washing dishes

The CEO You Love to Hate recently revealed new details about Optimus, an AI humanoid robot that he envisions will take over the so-called “boring” tasks in your average household. The bot will be about the same weight and height as the average adult, according to Musk, and will be designed to “carry or pick up heavy objects, walk quickly with small steps, and the screen on its face is an interactive interface for communication. with people.” The Tesla Bot is slated for release this year. But so was the cyber truck.

BONUS ITEM: We leave you with a reminder that there is a tweet for everything.

Have a nice day.


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