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Facebook pledges to cut greenhouse gases as a boosts its climate commitments

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Facebook pledges to cut greenhouse gases as a boosts its climate commitments

Facebook today pledged to remove greenhouse gases and purchase enough renewable energy and offsets to cancel out carbon dioxide emissions from its global operations this year. The company however, still pumps out greenhouse gases.

The company’s new pledge to reach “net zero” carbon emissions puts it in motion to offset its global power consumption and planet-heating pollution by investing in renewable energy projects that capture and store carbon dioxide.

it’s announcement puts the company in the middle of the stage when it comes to climate commitments from Big Tech. Also, Netflix similarly invests in renewable energy to offset its electricity use but hasn’t set hard goals to zero out emissions in the future. Apple wants to cut down its emissions to net zero by 2030, and Amazon by 2040. In comparison, Google has been deleting out its carbon emissions with offsets since 2007 and announced yesterday that it plans to become the first major company to power its operations with carbon-free energy by 2030.

Read Also: Facebook is building a gaming app to take over Twitch, YouTube.

Facebook’s CO2 output has decreased every year since 2017 — and the company isn’t likely to pump out as much greenhouse gas pollution as companies producing gadgets or hardware. Facebook’s data centers and offices generated roughly 251,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases last year compared to 616,000 in 2017, according to its sustainability report.

Facebook also launched a “Climate Science Information Center” that’s available to users in the US, Germany, the UK, and France starting from today. It will soon bring the information center to more countries in the future. It’ll will have information from creditable sources like the United Nations panel of climate scientists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

In August 2019, Facebook removed a “false” rating from an op-ed published by the Washington Examiner; an independent fact checker for Facebook had initially flagged the op-ed as “highly misleading” because it included inaccurate information and cherry-picked data on climate change.

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New bicycle-related features was added by Google Maps

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According to Google, during a COVID 19 epidemic the need for bicycle navigation on Google Maps rose fast. Requests have risen by 69%, and Google now responds in some big cities with some helpful bicycle functionality and navigation.

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To provide the features Google use an AI algorithm, crowdsourcing knowledge and data from local communities. Now you can use Google Maps to guide you around bike routes or bicycle-friendly roads and areas in certain towns. After all, while on two wheels you can find some pretty simple shortcuts.

Furthermore, if accessible, Google Maps provides step-by – step navigation with bike rental spots. Like public transit, but only of bicycles. The incorporation of Google Maps into certain bike rental systems in different towns makes the reservation process much simpler.

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Galaxy Note20 Camera Review and Analysis

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A Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is the newest smartphone to be tested by the team in DxOMark and has earned a 121 ranking. This positions it in the 10th position behind the Galaxy S20 Ultra in a global Smartphone Photography List.

While it can be used with a compact camera configuration, there are several noticeable drawbacks, including erratic zooming, low-light noise and autofocus hiccups.

On the Note20 Ultra, the hardware is very familiar with a 108 MP-resolution main 1/1.33 “sensor which releases 12MP, much like the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It is combined with a 12MP telephoto device with a full range of 120 mm and 12MPs.

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With its good replication, precision exposed and fast autofocusation, the Dxome Mark team noted excellent large and ultra-wide performance.

Even high-end portrait photography, the performance from the S20 Ultra almost matched. With a noticeable lack of clarity at the 4x-zoom point, the effect of the telephoto lens did not excit. The night shots were strong and held decently in colour, and detail.

Video capture is best in a resolution of 4 K and 30 FPS, although the performances of Galaxy Note 20 marginally behind other flagships such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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US Judge prevents TikTok ban, demands a defence of decisions from US

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US Judge prevents TikTok ban, demands a defence of decisions from US

The Commerce Department of the United States issued an executive order to Apple and Google to ban WeChat and TikTok from their app stores, but now US District Judge Carl Nichols prevents the decision.

According to the judge the government ”must file a response to a request by TikTok for a preliminary injunction or delay the order by 2:30 pm EDT Friday.”

Read Also: Chinese app rejects Microsoft as Oracle ‘wins bid to buy TikTok’s US operation’

The same issues is occurring in California, with a federal judge issuing a preliminary injunction blocking the ban of WeChat – another platform, owned by a Chinese conglomerate Tencent. According to TikTok, the restrictions “are not motivated by a genuine national security concern” but are rather being used as a bargaining chip in the upcoming general elections.

Last Saturday several sort of delay to the ban came up after “positive developments” – Walmart and Oracle reportedly will join hands in purchasing a minor stake in TikTok Global – a new subsidiary by ByteDance that is supposedly going to make TikTok a platform for influencers and brands to promote products while doing their silly dances.

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