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Korean company working on ‘air minibus’

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Korean startup Plana Aero, founded by Hyundai’s former head of Supernal’s electric aircraft project, has unveiled its own electric long-haul air taxi concept. The company has already raised about $9 million (nearly 12 billion Korean won) in investment to build the first prototype of such a device.

Korean company working on 'air minibus'

Plana Aero is going to create an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft capable of flying over 500 km at a cruising speed of 300 km/h and a maximum speed of up to 350 km/h. In addition to the pilot, he will be able to carry on board from 4 to 6 passengers. Judging by the concept images, the model will receive a long narrow fuselage that goes into the upper part of the main wing, as well as 6 five-blade propellers. Two of them are located on the main wing, two are closer to the nose, and two more are carried back, closer to the tail. That is, in hover mode it will be something like a hexacopter. The two rear propellers tilt down for vertical takeoff and landing, while the others tilt up and act as pushers during cruise.

Korean company working on 'air minibus'

Such an aircraft could play the role of a regional air minibus: it is large enough, high-speed and can travel several hundred kilometers. A test model powered by a battery and capable of vertical takeoff and landing is expected to be manufactured in 2023. In 2024, a full-scale prototype with a carrying capacity of 700 kg should appear, and in 2028 the company plans to begin mass production of manned aircraft.

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90Hz, 108MP, 4500mAh and 66W. Huawei Nova 10 SE poses on high-quality renders and live photos

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90Hz 108MP 4500mAh and 66W Huawei Nova 10 SE poses

High-quality renderings and live photos of the Nova 10 SE smartphone have been published on the Web. It is expected that the official premiere of this model will take place in December, but the design in these pictures is revealed in more than detail.

90Hz, 108MP, 4500mAh and 66W.  Huawei Nova 10 SE poses on high-quality renders and live photos

90Hz, 108MP, 4500mAh and 66W.  Huawei Nova 10 SE poses on high-quality renders and live photos
90Hz, 108MP, 4500mAh and 66W.  Huawei Nova 10 SE poses on high-quality renders and live photos

The main characteristics of the Nova 10 SE are already known. So, the phone is assigned a flat OLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, Full HD + resolution and a frame rate of 90 Hz.

90Hz, 108MP, 4500mAh and 66W.  Huawei Nova 10 SE poses on high-quality renders and live photos

The SoC Snapdragon 680 will form the basis of the hardware platform. The resolution of the front camera is 16 megapixels, sensors with a resolution of 108, 8 (with an ultra-wide-angle lens) and 2 (for macro shooting) megapixels will be registered in the main one. The battery capacity will be 4500 mAh, it will support 66 W charging.

90Hz, 108MP, 4500mAh and 66W.  Huawei Nova 10 SE poses on high-quality renders and live photos

Huawei Nova 10 SE will run proprietary HarmonyOS 2, and among other equipment, an NFC chip. The thickness will be 7.39 mm, weight – 184 grams.

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And let the whole world wait! Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

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And let the whole world wait Cooler Master unveiled Orb

Cooler Master, which specializes in gaming accessories, has announced a module called Orb X. This capsule is designed to replace the usual workplace with a computer, it is aimed at gamers, but also suitable for work tasks. The Orb X “multi-functional station” looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie, it makes the workplace almost isolated from the outside world and, according to the creators, helps gamers and professionals “stay productive.”

And let the whole world wait!  Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

The model is equipped with a leather chair that leans back, has an adjustable headrest and footrest. Achieve more privacy and keep distractions out of the way with a power adjustable dome. But the user himself is unlikely to go unnoticed on his futuristic “throne”: Orb X, in addition to its spectacular design, also has a customizable backlight.

And let the whole world wait!  Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

The Orb X Capsule can be used with a PC, laptop or gaming console, supports a 34″ monitor or up to three 27″ monitors, and has a USB hub with four USB-A ports and two USB-C ports (one of them is at 60 W). The built-in audio system includes two speakers and a subwoofer. The workstation measures 1881x1810x2088 mm and weighs 343.5 kg and will be available in black and white. So far, you can only register on the waiting list for the purchase of Orb X, but nothing has been announced about the timing of release and cost. Cooler Master has previously quoted a price of $12,000 – $14,000, but it’s not clear if that’s final.

And let the whole world wait!  Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

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The EU plans to reduce the hole in the budget through taxes on crypto companies

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The EU plans to reduce the hole in the budget

The European Commission’s proposal to tax cryptocurrencies, which could be passed as early as this week, suggests that taxes on cryptoassets will help raise up to an additional 2.4 billion euros ($2.5 billion). The proposal, which the Commission plans to adopt this week, purports to close the “regulation gap” and eliminate tax evasion opportunities for crypto investors, as well as ensure that EU member states avoid budget deficits due to low tax collection.

The EU plans to reduce the hole in the budget through taxes on crypto companies

Crypto service providers in the EU will have to report to national tax authorities, according to the draft, which defines crypto assets as “issued in a decentralized manner, as well as stablecoins and certain non-functional tokens.” For the rules to apply, the crypto asset must be used as a means of payment or investment, with possible exceptions for “restricted network and certain utility tokens” (whatever that means).

A European Commission spokesman told The Block he could not confirm or deny any of the details in the document.

Defining a taxable event in the cryptocurrency markets is likely to remain challenging as negotiations over the proposal develop within the EU institutions. However, by specifying service providers in the directive, the authorities will have easier access to the necessary information about users of cryptocurrencies, as the Commission seeks to minimize the “administrative burden” for the industry.

Since the proposal is a directive and not a regulation (as is the case with tax matters in the EU), Member States will be free to decide how to implement the provisions. It also complies with internationally recognized reporting standards for the taxation of cryptocurrencies, as defined in a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development published in October this year.

The draft proposal includes crypto assets in a series of EU directives on administrative cooperation, which describe how member states should communicate and exchange certain information among themselves for tax purposes. Since direct taxation policies have not yet been harmonized across the economic bloc, tax reporting directives make it harder for citizens to evade taxes in other countries.

The document indicates that some rules will begin to apply as early as 2025, and most will come into force in 2026.

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