Output of Apple iPhones at a Foxconn factory in India has fallen 50% as workers are waylaid by a surge in Covid-19 cases, Reuters reported. Apple has ramped up production for some phones to sell in India, the world’s second-biggest smartphone market, but Covid is devastating its workforce. Workers in the Foxconn plant in Tamil Nadu makes phones for the India market only. Other...
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Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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