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Apple Reportedly Seeking To Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners To Use In Li-Ion Batteries

12 hours ago   |   Tech Times

Apple was reportedly in talks to secure a multi-year deal to purchase cobalt directly from miners. Cobalt is a key ingredient for Li-Ion batteries and there are industry fears...
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Employers' union braces for automation

15 hours ago   |   Bangkokpost   |   3 articles

Automation and robotics will replace labour-intensive jobs over the next five years as e-commerce comes to the fore and Thailand undergoes a worker shortage, says Tanit Sorat...
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Tap wearable Bluetooth keyboard now shipping

18 hours ago   |   Liliputing   |   2 articles

There's no shortage of Bluetooth keyboards that you can use to enter text on a tablet, smartphone, or other gadget. Some are even flexible keyboards that you can roll up to...
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Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

23 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian...
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Apple is trying to lock down battery components before electric carmakers get them

Apple is trying to lock down battery components before electric carmakers get them

1 day ago   |   The Verge   |   3 articles

Apple is in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners to help shield it from any shortages sparked by the boom in electric cars, according to a report from Bloomberg. Cobalt is...
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The Cobalt Rush: Here's how Apple wants to safeguard its future iPhone batteries

The Cobalt Rush: Here's how Apple wants to safeguard its future iPhone batteries

1 day ago   |   Phone Arena

Amidst the popularity boom of electric vehicles, smartphone makers are starting to feel the heat coming from the increased demand for resources to manufacture lithium...
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Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages

1 day ago   |   Engadget   |   2 articles

Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go...
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Toyota's next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals

Toyota's next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals

2 days ago   |   Engadget

Toyota has designed a magnet that halves the amount of rare earths needed in its electric cars, which could help mitigate the fall out of a looming materials shortage. Like...
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12 professional fonts for designers

12 professional fonts for designers

2 days ago   |   Creative Bloq

There's no shortage of paid-for and free fonts available for designers to choose from these days. But what if you want a typeface that's really special and stands out? Whatever...
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Swedish companies decry deportations of skilled workers

6 days ago   |   Phys.org

The heads of Sweden's largest companies, including clothing giant H&M and telecoms maker Ericsson, denounced Friday deportations of highly-skilled workers as the nation's...
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