Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tech

China scours social media, erases thousands of accounts

BEIJING: China’s top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet, it said. China’s strict online censorship rules have tightened in recent years with new legislation to restrict media outlets, surveillance measures for ...

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LG to develop smart shopping cart robot with E-mart

SEOUL: LG Electronics Inc. said Monday it inked an agreement with E-mart Inc., a retail giant in South Korea, to develop a new type of service robot that can assist shoppers at supermarkets. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop what they call a smart-cart robot that can automatically ...

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UK, Canadian parliaments team up against Mark Zuckerberg

LONDON: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before MPs from the UK and Canadian parliaments as the fallout from Facebook’s data scandals continue. He has been repeatedly asked to appear in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and has repeatedly refused. Last time he sent ...

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Apple delivers strong profits, but investors punish shares

LONDON: Apple delivered blockbuster earnings, but saw shares punished after a disappointing holiday season forecast and word that it will stop reporting how many iPhones it sells. The technology giant makes most of its money from iPhones, and sales numbers have been seen as a bellwether of the company’s fortunes. ...

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T-Mobile exceeds expectations for phone subscribers, profit

WASHINGTON: T-Mobile US Inc exceeded Wall Street’s quarterly estimates for net new phone subscribers and profit, driven by its competitive wireless plans and trade-in offers for iPhones aimed at fending off its bigger rivals. Shares of the Bellevue, Washington-based company rose over 3 percent to $66.02 in extended trading. The ...

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Google says fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

SAN FRANCISCO: Google said Thursday it had fired 48 employees in the past two years – including 13 senior executives – as a result of sexual harassment allegations, citing “an increasingly hard line” on inappropriate conduct. The US tech giant issued the statement from chief executive Sundar Pichai in response to ...

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Driverless hover-taxis to take off in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia’s monster traffic jams. Millions of commuters in the region’s cities have to contend with chronic gridlock every day, sparking a race to ...

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Small flying robots haul heavy loads

BERN: A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a FlyCroTug. Outfitted with advanced gripping technologies and the ability to move and pull on objects around it, two FlyCroTugs can jointly lasso the door handle ...

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YouTube suffers global outage

LONDON: YouTube was experiencing a major outage. YouTube users across the world witnessed that the video service site and mobile apps were down at 3 PM Pst. Users were not able to access anything for more than an hour. YouTube Music and youtube TV were also affected due to the ...

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