Friday, 22 March 2019

Tech

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams leaving board

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter co-founder and one-time chief executive Evan Williams is stepping down from the board, leaving the one-to-many messaging service to focus on “other projects.” Williams will depart the Twitter board at the end of this month, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on ...

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Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

Artist concept by JAXA JAPAN: A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid in an attempt to collect a sample of rock from the surface. The Hayabusa-2 probe was trying to grab the sample from a pre-chosen site on the asteroid Ryugu just before 23:00 GMT on 21 February. ...

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Audi’s new feature helps drivers avoid red light

BERLIN: Easing lives for people and helping them avoid traffic frustration and red lights, automaker Audi has decided to introduce a system that automatically suggests speed for the driver. German automobile manufacturer Audi cars were already able to tell a person how long a red light will last, but now ...

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China’s Xinhua unveils worlds first AI female news anchor

Beijing: China continues to make remarkable strides in making human journalists obsolete. On Tuesday, state news Xinhua announced that in collaboration with Sogou (search engine) has created the world’s first female AI news anchor, known as Xin Xiaomeng. The anchor will be making “her” debut during the upcoming Two Sessions ...

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Samsung bends over backwards to rev smartphone desire

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung on Wednesday is expected to unveil new flagship smartphones including one with a screen that can fold closed like a book as it seeks to boost the moribund market. Much of what is in store at a Galaxy Unpacked event that the South Korean consumer electronics giant ...

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Huawei founder: We will shift our investment from the US to the UK

LONDON: BEIJING: The founder of Huawei commented on the arrest of his daughter, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei chief financial officer, noting that he believes that arrest was politically motivated. In his first international broadcast interview since his daughter arrest, Ren accused the US of forcing other countries into the campaign against Huawei. “There’s no way ...

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Apple to introduce a foldable mobile phone

LONDON: Taking a cue from Samsung, Apple is working to launch a phone that folds. A new patent filed by the Cupertino, California based iPhone maker, is all set to introduce the phone that it describes as ‘the purported device with a flexible display that enables it to fold in ...

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Ex-Coca-Cola Engineer Charged With Stealing Secrets

WASHINGTON: A former senior engineer at Coca-Cola was indicted Thursday in Tennessee for stealing trade secrets worth an estimated $120 million to give to a Chinese company, the Justice Department announced. US national You Xiaorong allegedly stole technology for valuable BPA-free packaging jointly owned by several companies, including a former ...

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Nepal government tightens screws on social media

KATHMANDU: The government has proposed a new law seeking to impose a fine of Rs 1.5 million and five years in prison for those writing improper things on social networking sites. The bill related to managing information technology has a provision that no one should be duped, dominated, discouraged, discriminated, ...

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Huawei ranks world’s third biggest chip buyer

BEIJING – Huawei Technologies Co. ranked the world’s third-largest buyer of semiconductors in 2018, following Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc, the China Daily reported, citing a recent report by U.S.-based research firm Gartner Inc. The Chinese tech company spent over 21 billion U.S. dollars on semiconductor chips last year, ...

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