Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tech

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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US Senators pushes Canada on Huawei 5G ban

NEW YORK: United States Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from taking part in deploying the nation’s 5G mobile networks. According to a report by Reuters, Rubio and Warner cited “grave concerns” about using 5G equipment from the Chinese ...

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WhatsApp updates ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature

LONDON: WhatsApp has updated its ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, with respect to the time limit in which users can revoke messages. The update gives users a window of up to 13 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds in which they must accept the delete request. This step appears to be ...

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Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The issue was discovered and patched in March ...

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Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk

TOKYO: The Japanese online retail tycoon who plans to travel to the moon on the SpaceX rocket says he respects and trusts Elon Musk as a fellow entrepreneur, despite his recent troubles. “Twitter can get you into trouble,” Yusaku Maezawa, chief executive of Zozo Inc., said Tuesday at the Foreign ...

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China used tiny chips on US computers to steal secrets

WASHINGTON: Tiny chips inserted in US computer equipment manufactured in China were used as part of a vast effort by Beijing to steal US technology secrets, a published report said. The Bloomberg News report said the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for ...

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