#ThisWeekOniTP: Tesla’s New Swivel Screen, the First Photo of the Far Side of the Moon, and More!


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CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaks at the Tesla Giga Texas manufacturing “Cyber Rodeo” grand opening party on April 7, 2022 in Austin, Texas.

It is that time of the week again! Ready for this week’s rundown of the top stories here on iTech Post?

Two this week’s top stories are Apple related while another two are space tech-related stories. If you are interested to see a photo of the far side of the Moon or to learn about a modified Boeing 747 that has been fitted with a telescope, you should keep reading this rundown. 

What are we waiting for? Let’s get on with it!

Ever felt lazy to go out of your house just to have your iPhone repaired? Well, that should not be a problem now because the tech giant has launched its self-service repair option. 

While it does sound very convenient and practical, it is definitely not something you should get into without knowing a couple of things to keep in mind. An example of which is knowing what components and tools to purchase and where to buy them. 

You may or many not have heard of Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, otherwise known as SOFIA, of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). To simply put, it is an observatory on a plane. Specifically, it is a modified Boeing 747 fitted with a telescope.

NASA has announced that they are retiring SOFIA this year after hundreds of successful missions it completed. Its operation is scheduled to end on Sept. 30. 

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Employees of Apple were certainly not shy to let the company know about what they think of the work-from-home policy to be implemented. In fact, a group of employees have written an open letter directed to the executives of the company as a response to the policy. 

If you are wondering what exactl the policy is, Apple is not allowing its employees to work remotely for more than two days each week. 

Ever wondered what the far side of the moon looks like? 

A number of studies and space missions have been conducted involving our Moon in the last couple of years, but the first photo of its far side was actually taken decades ago. In fact, the first photo was taken way back in 1959 by NASA’s Luna 3 spacecraft. 

This week’s top news here on iTech Post is none other than the arrival of Tesla’s new swivel screen!

The car company’s Model X and Model S electric vehicles (EVs) will sport the swivel screen on its center console. Specifically, this applies to the Model S sedan and Model X SUV crossover.

The arrival of the swivel screen means that owners can now tilt their vehicle’s infotainment system any which way they want. 

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