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After nearly 10 years of waiting, Amazon drones are finally starting to deliver goods to customers. The company plans a limited launch

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The Amazon Prime Air drone delivery program was introduced almost a decade ago. However, until now, the company has not been able to implement it due to the lack of final legislative norms. Perhaps this year, Amazon is waiting for the first progress.

After nearly 10 years of waiting, Amazon drones are finally starting to deliver goods to customers.  The company plans a limited launch

According to the company documents, it is going to start delivering packages by drones to 1,300 selected customers this year. The source says that this stage starts after some secret testing in Oregon.

As is usually the case with experimental services, the specified step will be implemented locally. To be more precise, Amazon will only arrange test delivery somewhere in Texas and California, where, apparently, this is at least somehow allowed by the law.

It is known that the drones will be launched from 145 launch pads that Amazon has yet to build. There will also be a rather serious restriction regarding the list of goods that drones can deliver. The source says about 3000 items. In this case, the goods must not be heavier than 2.27 kg. Parcels will be delivered within an hour.

Overall, by the end of this year, Amazon plans to make at least 12,000 test flights, about 5,000 of which will be commercial.

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Bitcoin soared to the equivalent of $38,000 in Nigeria

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Bitcoin soared to the equivalent of 38000 in Nigeria

The price of one bitcoin (BTC) in Nigeria soared to the equivalent of $38,000 in the local currency, naira. This is significantly higher than the price of bitcoin on the world market, which is about $23,000.

At the time of writing, on the Nigerian crypto exchange NairaEX for 1 bitcoin they give 17.4 million naira, which corresponds to 37.8 thousand dollars. The peak value was 38.8 thousand dollars.

This is due to the fact that the Central Bank of Nigeria continues to impose restrictions on cash withdrawals from ATMs in order to reduce the share of cash in money circulation.

Bitcoin soared to the equivalent of $38,000 in Nigeria

In January, new rules were introduced that allowed Nigerians to withdraw no more than 20,000 naira (about $43.50) from ATMs per day, with a weekly limit of 100,000 naira (about $217).

The move was also taken just days before the new naira notes entered circulation in an effort to curb inflation and money laundering. The central bank has set a January 24 deadline for Nigerians to exchange their old higher denomination banknotes for the new currency.

However, long queues and complaints forced the Central Bank to extend Nigeria’s deadline until Feb. 10.

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Free and open source graphics editor: the mythical GIMP 3.0 will be released before the end of 2023, officially

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The free GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) raster graphics editor is about to receive a major update. This was reported by the GNU development team in their recent annual report.

Free and open source graphics editor: the mythical GIMP 3.0 will be released before the end of 2023, officially

In November 2022, GIMP celebrated its 27th birthday. Thus, users have been waiting for the third version for a really long time. The possible release of GIMP 3.0 has been talked about for a decade. GIMP 3.0 will have a redesigned user interface, a migration from GTK2 to GTK, and many other changes.

Until the end of 2023, the release of stable versions, or at least the first release candidates, is expected. True, in the report, the developer Jean Pages also left himself room for maneuver:

Here. I said it. If it doesn’t, remember that it wasn’t a promise.

He also explained:

There’s still a lot to be done, so I hope I’m not making a fool of myself. But at some point, the impossibility of the release is simply disappointing. Of course, we’re still within acceptable development time limits (GIMP 2.8-2.10 took 6 years, we’re still in our fifth year after 2.10), but I really want to get it over with.

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This is the OnePlus Pad. OnePlus has announced its first tablet

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This is the OnePlus Pad OnePlus has announced its first

OnePlus has officially confirmed that it will launch its first tablet on February 7, called the OnePlus Pad.

In a post on the official blog, OnePlus has shared the first details about the upcoming device. OnePlus Pad will receive an aluminum alloy and a camera located in the central upper part on the back of the device.

This is the OnePlus Pad.  OnePlus has announced its first tablet

OnePlus also said that the OnePlus Pad will feature a curved body that is rounded on the sides, allowing users to “comfortably hold the tablet for extended periods of time without fatigue.”

OnePlus hasn’t shared any further details on the tablet’s specs, but it is rumored to have an 11.6-inch display.

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