Friday, 20 September 2019

Tech

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

LUXEMBOURG: Apple will launch a legal challenge to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief ...

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BMW X6 painted with the ‘world’s blackest black’ coating

LONDON: BMW has unveiled a special edition BMW X6 that you might struggle to see. The vehicle is spray-painted with “the world’s blackest black” coating – Vantablack VBx2 – that absorbs more than 99% of visible light. The one-off X6 sprayed with a Vantablack VBx2 finish will be unveiled at ...

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UK says to decide on Huawei soon but China must play by rules

LONDON: Britain will make a decision soon about whether to allow Huawei equipment to be used in its 5G networks but China must play by the rules if it gets access to Western markets, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said. Asked when a decision would be made by the United Kingdom ...

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Apple unveils a cheaper iPhone and pricing for streaming TV

CUPERTINO: Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The company’s new models are so similar to last year’s lineup they may be ...

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Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

TOKYO: Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in. In the Japanese government-funded demonstration project, Toyota engineers fitted solar panels designed by Sharp Corp to the ...

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Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

LONDON: Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws. The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, of $136 million ...

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Facebook launches dating service

WASHINGTON: Facebook rolled out its online dating service for the United States, a move taking on rivals such as smartphone app Tinder. The free “Facebook Dating” site which was announced last year and already available in other countries will allow users to link their Facebook and Instagram post to a ...

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Italy govt approves use of special powers over 5G supply deals

ROME: Italy’s new government approved on Thursday the use of special powers in deals to purchase goods and services related to 5G technologies signed by a number of domestic telecoms group with suppliers including China’s Huawei and ZTE Corporation. The measures were adopted under a law passed by the previous ...

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Samsung to launch $2,000 Galaxy Fold in Korea on Sept 6th

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will be available in South Korea from Sept. 6 with fifth-generation (5G) mobile connectivity. The world’s largest smartphone vendor said the device would be priced 2.398 million won ($1,977.47). The highly anticipated handset was originally ...

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Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

PARIS: Beleaguered Chinese telecom giant Huawei denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it stole technology from a Portuguese inventor, accusing him of “taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.” The US Department of Justice is looking into the claim, potentially adding to existing criminal cases against Huawei, ...

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