Elon Musk Announces Tesla to Build a Humanoid Robot Prototype by 2022
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Elon Musk Announces Tesla to Build a Humanoid Robot Prototype by 2022

On Thursday, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, announced during AI day that the company will create a humanoid robot prototype called “The Tesla Bot”. Musk expects the prototype to be complete sometime next year in 2022. In previous statements made by Musk, he warned about the dangers if Artificial Intelligence powered robots and how he predicts scary outcomes from them. “I like to just keep an eye on what’s going on with artificial intelligence,” Musk told  CNBC’s Closing Bell in 2014. “There have been movies about this, you know, like ‘[The]…

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US Parents Want In-person Learning Despite Rise in Covid-19 Cases
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US Parents Want In-person Learning Despite Rise in Covid-19 Cases

Results of a new survey show that the overwhelming majority of parents in the US want students to return to in-person learning for the new academic year. 89% of parents that responded to the survey planned to send their children back to school for in-person learning. That figure is up from 84% in May, according to the findings of the study, which was conducted by the Rand Corp., a non-profit research organization, and published by the Rockefeller Foundation on Wednesday. Interestingly, this sentiment is shared among parents across all races…

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Growing Concerns as Inflation Hits a 13-year High
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Growing Concerns as Inflation Hits a 13-year High

Last month, inflation hits a 13-year high. Consumer prices jumped to the highest rates since September 2008, indicating soaring demand and decreased supply. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation jumped almost 1 percent from May to June this year. It is now up 5.4% in comparison to one year ago. The cost of many consumer goods has risen since the pandemic. Air fares are up 9.6%, furniture is up 7.8% and daily staples, such as coffee, are up 8.1%. Several factors are driving the higher prices of goods…

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White House Tackles Media Over COVID Reports
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White House Tackles Media Over COVID Reports

In a rather bizarre twist, the Biden administration has condemned the country’s biggest newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, over COVID reports saying the coronavirus is spreading among vaccinated US citizens. White House Deputy Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement, Ben Wakana, put up a spirited response to the newspapers’ viral tweets. The basis of the Washington Post’s tweet was a CDC study focusing on a “massive” outbreak among vaccinated people in the state of Massachusetts. According to the tweet, vaccinated people constitute seventy-five percent of infected…

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More Than 20,000 Playdate Units Sold in 20 Minutes
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More Than 20,000 Playdate Units Sold in 20 Minutes

According to Panic, its first batch of preorders for Playdate units went live and then sold out in less than 20 minutes. Gamers have been buzzing for months about the Playdate, but there was no way to tell if all the excitement would translate to actual sales until preorders for the retro gaming device opened earlier this week. Well, the numbers are in, and the Playdate has proven to be a smashing success. Panic, the team developing the Playdate, had committed to producing and shipping 20,000 units of the Playdate…

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Biden Administration Buys 200 Million New Doses of Pfizer Vaccine
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Biden Administration Buys 200 Million New Doses of Pfizer Vaccine

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech, its German partner, have announced the purchase of 200 million new doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to improve pediatric vaccination and booster shots, where needed. As part of the agreement, Pfizer will provide the US with 65 million doses for children under 12, including doses available as soon as vaccine approval for that age group is available. The US government may also choose to buy an updated vaccine version targeting new coronavirus strains. The landmark deal comes in the wake of the coronavirus Delta variant making…

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Johnson & Johnson Swiftly Recalls Sunscreen After Sprays Feature Carcinogen
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Johnson & Johnson Swiftly Recalls Sunscreen After Sprays Feature Carcinogen

In a laudable move, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson is recalling five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreen products. The voluntary action derives from the detection of a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical in several samples. The company has urged customers to immediately stop using the products and dispose of them. Internal testing has shown mild but detectable levels of benzene in some samples. Distributors and retailers are currently receiving notifications from J&J to stop selling the products while arranging for their return in order to be safe than sorry. The…

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Father reviews Child Tax Credit
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The First Advance Child Tax Credit Arrives This Month

In previous years, the credit was $2,000 per child under age 17 but this figure has grown substantially this year. The increased payments, established by the American Rescue Plan Act, will reach up to $3,000 per child between the ages of 6 and 17 and $3,600 per child under the age of 6. This year, there are no limits on the amount of credit you could receive based on income. Even families with no income will be getting the full credit in 2021, unlike previous years. The amount of credit…

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Miami Beach Condo Collapse Death Toll Nears 100
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Miami Beach Condo Collapse Death Toll Nears 100

Twelve-story Champlain Towers South unexpectedly crumbled to the ground around 1.30 a.m. ET. Sunday is the eighteenth day since it happened , and rescue efforts are still ongoing. At least 90 deaths have been reported. The current figures come as crews work round the clock to sort through debris from the unfortunate occurrence. As of Sunday morning, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said next-of-kin notifications provided to their families had aided the proper identification of no less than 71 victims. A still-standing section of the building had slowed the…

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Rate of Depopulation in Silicon Valley Perplexing Bay Area Leaders
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Rate of Depopulation in Silicon Valley Perplexing Bay Area Leaders

People have been moving out of Silicon Valley and the entirety of San Francisco at an alarming rate in “a unique and dramatic exodus” that’s been unfolding since the pandemic began. According to a study by the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley and UCLA, the 11-county region is experiencing a record increase in emigration rates, while immigration is at a record low. There’s been a 30% increase in the number of people moving out, while immigration numbers continue to dwindle in the face of stringent travel and safety restrictions.…

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