Monthly Archives: July, 2021

The price for Tesla’s Autopilot is considered too high by many customers. Now the electric carmaker has made improvements and is offering a subscription model. Tesla drivers can now also rent Tesla’s Autopilot functions. The assistance package, which includes functions for semi-autonomous driving, was previously only available as a purchase option and cost an additional $10,000. Tesla has now reacted to the criticism of the high price and the fact that users who switch to another model cannot take their package with them, and is now offering a subscription model: For $199 a month, Tesla drivers can use the technology…

So far, only a vaccine with limited efficacy has been available against malaria. Now the Mainz-based company wants to produce the world’s first mRNA vaccine against the disease. Billions are at stake. Mainz-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Biontech is launching the development of a vaccine against malaria: with the aim of producing the world’s first vaccine against the disease based on mRNA technology. This is what Biontech founders Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci plan to announce this Monday afternoon at an event organized by the non-profit kENUP Foundation, according to SPIEGEL information. According to the report, Biontech plans to start clinical trials…

International troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, and the security situation is worsening. The U.S. also wants out of the country – but it is now increasing the number of its airstrikes. The U.S. plans to continue supporting government forces there with airstrikes against the Taliban during its ongoing withdrawal from Afghanistan. “The United States has increased air strikes in support of Afghan forces in recent days. And we are prepared to continue that increased level of support in the coming weeks as the Taliban continue their attacks,” Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who is in charge of the region, said Sunday at…

Microsoft developer Raymond Chen answers the question of why the “New Item” menu exists in Windows 10 and Windows 11 in the first place. With some elements in Windows operating systems, users always wonder why this function exists at all. That’s the case with the New Item context menu, for example, which can be used when right-clicking on an empty space in Windows Explorer. “Why does a menu exist at all that can be used to create empty files?” also asks Microsoft developer Raymond Chen. He has the answer ready. Not everyone knows that certain file types are associated with…

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space adventure lasted eleven minutes: he and his three companions flew to the edge of space in his “New Shepard” spaceship – and landed back on Earth. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has landed safely back on Earth after a short trip into space. The 57-year-old had taken off this Tuesday aboard the spacecraft “New Shepard” of his company Blue Origin from the US state of Texas. On board the space flight were, in addition to Bezos, his brother Mark as well as an 82-year-old former U.S. pilot and an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, whose father gave…

36 US states have sued Google over “luxurious” app commissions in the Play Store. Will users end up footing the bill? And why is Apple’s App Store running under the radar? Google’s lawyers truly can’t complain about a lack of work. On Wednesday, 36 states and the Washington DC government district filed a competition lawsuit against the Alphabet subsidiary in federal court in San Francisco. It is the fourth lawsuit filed by US states against Google since October. But it is the first to target the lucrative app store. “Luxurious” fee on app purchases. According to the lawsuit, Google uses…

Opel is saying goodbye to the combustion engine: From 2028, the Rüsselsheim-based automaker wants to offer only e-cars. A legendary sports car from the 1970s is also making an e-comeback. Opel is ushering in a farewell to the combustion engine: The group wants to be fully electric in Europe in just seven years. This was announced by Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller on Thursday at a presentation of the parent company Stellantis at the “Electric Car Day” in Milan. He said the traditional brand from Rüsselsheim will also enter China, the world’s most important car market, with an all-electric car offering.…

rump no longer wants to accept the blocking of his social media accounts – and is now suing Twitter and Co.! Ex-US President Donald Trump has, according to his own statements, sued the Internet corporations Twitter, Facebook and Google and their bosses for bias. He demands the rapid restoration of his accounts, Trump said on Wednesday. On Facebook, Trump is expected to remain suspended until at least early 2023. Twitter even sees no way back at all for the former president. In the lawsuits filed in Florida, Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube owner Google, as well as company CEOs…