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Elon Musk announces he will step down as head of Twitter

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Steph Deschamps / December 22, 2022

Musk announced Tuesday on Twitter his intention to leave the head of the social network once he has “found someone crazy enough” to replace him, explaining that he will then focus on the “software and server teams.
 
The owner of the microblogging platform was reacting to the result of the poll that he himself had initiated on Monday on Twitter, asking whether he should step down as head of the company or not, with 57% of the 17 million voters having answered in the affirmative.
 
If he had initially stated that he would comply with the result of his poll, Mr. Musk had sent in recent hours rather contradictory signals, seeming at first to believe that the result had been distorted by the vote of bots.
 
Less than eight weeks after its takeover of the social network for $44 billion, Twitter does not see the storm subsiding. The company is on the verge of a financial collapse having lost a number of advertisers in the face of the risk that the billionaire’s desire to reduce content moderation represents for brands.
 
Earlier in the day, Elon Musk had retweeted the result of an opinion survey conducted by the HarrisX institute, among its own sample of users of the platform, and which gave 61% of respondents in favor of his retention as CEO.
 
“Interestingly, this seems to suggest that we have a slight problem of bots on Twitter,” said the owner of the platform in response to the tweet of the institute presenting the results.
 
A comment that came after Elon Musk approved another tweet suggesting that his survey had been victimized by bots. He also said that any new poll would now be reserved for paying Twitter users.
 
In the past, the businessman had already relied on polls to support debatable decisions, such as the reactivation of the account of former U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as other users who were suspended.
 
The result of its latest poll initially led to a rise in the share of Tesla, whose investors are increasingly critical of the attention given to Twitter since the acquisition, to the detriment of the car manufacturer, they believe.
 
Several U.S. media had assured that Elon Musk was looking for a replacement, citing anonymous sources, an information that the owner of Twitter had then rejected by a simple mocking emoticon on the social network.
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Apple Keynote 2022: iPhone 14 unveiled

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Steph Deschamps / September 7, 2022

It’s back to school for Apple! The Apple company, through the voice of Tim Cook, is currently unveiling its new collection during its big back-to-school conference, the Keynote, which is currently held on the stage of the Steve Jobs Theater, at the Cupertino HQ, in California. 
 
The iphone 14 has been unveiled this Wednesday evening with a larger  version, called iPhone 14 Plus but also Pro versions. Five colors were presented. Apple does not announce any price increase compared to the iPhone 13, that is to say a launch price of 799 dollars and 899 dollars for the iPhone 14 Plus. 
Before that, the new Apple Watch Series 8 was confirmed, followed by a new Watch SE 2 and a so-called Ultra version for the most extreme athletes.
New AirPods Pro 2 were also presented during this Apple Keynote 2022.
  
 
Let’s move on to the pricing of the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. These will be available from several prices depending on the storage capacity you need:
iPhone 14 Pro: starting at $999
iPhone 14 Pro Max: from 1099 dollars.
Both devices will be available from September 16 and open for pre-orders from September 9.
 
A new sensor will be available for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max! The latter will have 48 MP, never seen on an iPhone. But megapixels are not everything and we will have to wait and see if the digital processing of the iPhone remains as powerful as before for high quality photos.
 
 
The iPhone 13 was already very powerful. But the iPhone 14 Pro goes even further by integrating the new A16 Bionic chip for more performance. Apple even promises 40% higher performance than the competition (are they talking about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor available in Android?).
 
You had trouble seeing your notifications on the iPhone? Apple promises a bright screen of up to 2000 nits for its new iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max). An impressive figure, but we’ll have to test it when the phone comes out to see if we have the brightest screen on the market.
  
 
More room for your wallpaper. This is already the promise initiated with iOS 16 and confirmed with the iPhone 14 Pro and its new, more discreet notch. Notifications become more discreet, but expand when they appear on your screen.
 
Looking for something new on the iPhone 14? No problem, here are the new iPhones 14 Pro and Pro Max with the new notch that extends when you make phone calls. Available in black, white, gold and purple.
 
Available from September 16, the iPhone 14 will be offered from 799 dollars, the same price as the iPhone 13 at its launch! No price increase is finally planned despite the numerous rumors of the last weeks. The iPhone 14 Plus will be available at the beginning of October for 899 dollars.
 
The new feature of emergency calls by satellite will not be free! This last one will be first reserved to Canada and the US with a period of two years offered for the purchase of an iPhone 14.
 
Are you in an area without a 4G or 5G network? Don’t panic. The iPhone 14 has a brand new service: Emergency SOS via Satellite. This allows the iPhone 14 to connect to a satellite to make emergency calls in case you have no phone network.
 
Do you have an eSIM card? The iPhone 14 might be for you. The device now supports eSIM on multiple devices while strengthening the security of your data. You will no longer need to have your physical SIM card in your iPhone!
 
Apple details the new features of the iPhone 14, including an improved 12MP photo sensor. What to take better photos, especially in low light where performance would be improved by 49% compared to the previous generation. The selfie camera is also improved and captures more light in low light.
 
Black, white, red, purple and turquoise. These are the new colors of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus available at the launch of the phone. These will be available on the official Apple store and authorized dealers.
 
The Apple Keynote unveils the new iPhone 14. The latter still has the same design as its predecessor but with some new features, including the iPhone 14 Plus which has a larger size.
 
A new, even smaller earmold, a new chip, more powerful spatial audio, an  improved battery, twice the noise reduction of the previous model… These are just some of the new features of the new AirPods Pro 2. The headphones will also be able to automatically adjust their transparency mode to keep you connected to the world when using noise reduction.
The AirPods Pro 2 will be available starting at $249 on September 23. You can reserve your copy online starting Friday, September 9.
 
Apple finally announces the AirPods Pro 2! After months of waiting, the most successful wireless earphones of the firm are finally official. They are equipped with a brand new chip and a new audio distortion for a great sound quality. Spatial audio is still available and enhanced as if you were on a stage with your favorite band playing alongside you.
 
The Apple Watch Ultra is not for the average user. That’s why it has new features, including the most advanced GPS in the range. The Apple Watch Ultra will be available from $799 on September 23. This is a record for a watch aimed at the general public, but the first rumors indicated a price close to 1000 dollars.
 
Do you like diving? The Apple Watch Ultra will have a new app that will allow you to use it several meters underwater to track your progress, depth and other data that you can then find on your iPhone. Your data will automatically sync at the end of your dive.
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Tesla presents a prototype humanoid robot

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Eva Deschamps / October 1, 2022

This robot, “Optimus”, walked on a podium, under techno music, and greeted the public present.
 
The manufacturer of electric sedans Tesla presented Friday, in Palo Alto (California), during an event dedicated to artificial intelligence, a humanoid robot.
 
According to Tesla’s boss, Elon Musk, the humanoid robot Optimus could be marketed for about 20,000 dollars. The billionaire said he is convinced that robots will contribute to “a future of abundance, a future without poverty”.
 
On Twitter, the whimsical CEO also added that there will “naturally be a catgirl version of our Optimus robot ».
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Elon Musk turns around and offers to buy Twitter again

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Steph Deschamps / October 5, 2022

U.S. multi-billionaire Elon Musk has finally offered to buy the social network from Twitter at the price agreed in April, two weeks before the expected trial between the two parties on this eventful acquisition.
 
The Tesla boss “intends to complete the transaction contemplated by the purchase agreement of April 25, 2022”, according to the terms, wrote his lawyers in a letter addressed to the Californian group on Monday, and filed Tuesday with the U.S. securities regulator, the SEC.
 
The only condition expressed in the letter: the end of legal proceedings pending before the specialized court of Delaware.
 
Twitter’s stock rose more than 22% on the New York Stock Exchange. It had previously been suspended all afternoon “pending information”, after an article from the agency Bloomberg revealing this rebound.
 
Elon Musk had proposed in the spring to acquire the platform for $54.20 per share, valuing it at $44 billion. The board of directors of the social network, initially very reluctant, had finally accepted.
 
The contractor had unilaterally reneged on this agreement in July. The group with the blue bird had then launched a lawsuit to force him to honor his commitment, and everything indicated that he was well positioned to win.
 
Tuesday, the group confirmed in a brief statement “having received the letter” and having the intention “to conclude this transaction” at the defined price.
 
Elon Musk had bombarded Twitter with criticism before and after the signing of the contract, accusing the platform of censoring users.
 
He had justified his backtracking by saying that the proportion of automated accounts on the platform was well above the 5%, the figure put forward by the company of San Francisco.
 
Faced with Twitter’s complaint, the president of the specialized court of Delaware that had to deal with the case granted the company a quick trial, while Elon Musk wanted to wait until next year and asked for astronomical amounts of data.
 
The trial was supposed to take place from October 17 to 21, but it will not take place if Twitter accepts this new offer.
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