Monday, 22 January 2018

Tech

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

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PARIS: Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday. In the European Union, the electricity used by 130 million microwaves puts 7.7 million tonnes of carbon ...

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

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LONDON: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post ...

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Intel Looks to the Future With Exotic Chips

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LONDON: Chip giant Intel was rocked last week, when the discovery of two CPU security bugs, one of which predominantly affects Intel chips and could slow performance, became public. During his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel CEO Brain Krzanich promised quick updates to fix the problem ...

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London was top destination for tech funding in 2017

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LONDON was the top city in Europe for technology investment last year, with more funding going into companies in the British capital than into firms based in Paris, Berlin and the next seven cities combined, data showed on Friday. Tech firms in London attracted 2.45 billion pounds ($3.3 billion) in ...

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Samsung expected to have sold 10 million Note 8 devices

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SOUL: Samsung is expected on Tuesday to forecast a record quarterly profit in the fourth quarter, as a world hungry for processing power and high-tech smartphones snaps up its semiconductors and screens. While a stronger won and falling NAND chip prices could take some shine off the performance, most analysts ...

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Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind

Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind

Why did you splurge on that new pair of shoes? Or that pricey smartphone? More and more advertisers are trying to tap into the unconscious to divine the invisible forces that drive those spending decisions. Using gadgets to track eye movements, computer maps of faces to capture a momentary grin ...

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World’s first fully solar-power train makes its first trip

World’s first fully solar-power train makes its first trip

SYDNEY: With everything turning solar, trains too are using solar-power instead of the traditional ones, and the world’s first completely solar-powered train has just recently completed its first ride. The entirely solar-powered train took its initial short ride in Australia. The solar train was developed by ‘Byron Bay Railroad Company’ ...

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Exchange giant CME’s bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

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NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY: Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. The launch of futures by the world’s ...

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Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model

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LONDON: Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival model from Tesla Inc. Chinese customers can buy the ES8 sports utility vehicle, with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) on a single charge, ...

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