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Bitcoin Prices Have Hit an All Time High at $1,186 Apiece

25 Feb

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Bitcoin prices have hit an all time high. The virtual currency has achieved a price of $1,186 per bitcoin. This high comes over 3 years after the previous high of somewhere around $1,165 and is the latest milestone in a series of violent fluctuations that the currency has been undergoing of late. (more…)

The World’s First Global Health Practice Now Available To Over A Billion Chinese Speakers Worldwide

16 Feb

HealthTap, the world’s first Global Health Practice, providing 24/7 immediate access to top doctors via video, text, or voice, announced that its most advanced services are now available in Chinese, the world’s most spoken language. With this new vertical, the 1.4 billion Chinese-speaking people worldwide can get immediate access to U.S.-licensed doctors and their knowledge, quickly and cost-effectively via the HealthTap Chinese mobile app and website. (more…)

Lyft Declares Itself Firmly against New Immigration Law, Donates $1 Million to ACLU

1 Feb

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

In what is one of the strongest statements by a tech company against US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order against immigrants from seven middle eastern countries, cab aggregator Lyft has denounced it as a “threat” to the inclusive American society. In the same vein, it is also donating $1 million to the ACLU. (more…)

World record: Infineon Chip Solves Rubik’s Cube in 637 Milliseconds

11 Nov

The Rubik’s Cube was solved in just 637 thousandths of a second: At the “electronica” trade fair, the machine “Sub1 Reloaded” pulled off the feat with the help of microchips from Infineon. (more…)

Uber Will Deliver Food in Japan

30 Sep

Uber launched its food-delivery business in Tokyo on Sept. 29. UberEats bicycle couriers will carry dishes from more than 150 restaurants ranging from inexpensive to gourmet. (more…)

Self-Driving Cars: What to Do with All That Spare Time?

31 Aug

It appears that semi-autonomous cars may not always be carrying a driver who’s alert and ready to take over control of the vehicle if necessary, according to a new survey from State Farm. (more…)

This is China’s Mars Rover, Scheduled for an August 2020 Launch

26 Aug

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

China has joined the extremely exclusive club of countries that are planning to send rovers to Mars in the near future. The lunar probe and space project center of the Chinese State Administration of Science,Technology and Industry for National Defense has released pictures of a planned probe that will leave for the red planet in approximately 5 years. (more…)

Japan Mulling Making Tokyo Olympics Medals from Recycled Smartphones

25 Aug

Tokyo Olympics organizers are working on a plan to make the 2020 Olympic medals of recycled smartphones and other old electronics components, Nikkei Asian Review reported. (more…)

Is Acer Becoming a Family Business?

19 Aug

Maverick Shih, son of Acer’s founder Stan Shih, will take over as head of the company’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) division next year, Taiwanese media reported this week. Acer chairman George Huang will retire and chief executive officer Jason Chen will double as chairman in 2017. (more…)

Mastercard Helps Chinese Students Pay U.S. Tuitions

10 Aug

Mastercard is offering cardholders in China the ability to use local credit and debit cards to pay U.S. tuitions and other costs through a first-of-its-kind online payment service found at www.plastiq.com/mcuni. (more…)