Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tech

Uber hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials, court letter says

WASHINGTON: A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as ...

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Yahoo parent sues Mozilla for replacing it with Google as Firefox default search

NEW YORK: Roughly three years ago, Yahoo and Mozilla announced that Yahoo would be the default search engine on Firefox in the US. That relationship ended early when Mozilla released the much-improved Firefox Quantum browser last month, with Google as the default search provider. Now, Yahoo’s parent company, Oath (Verizon), is suing Mozilla for breach ...

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What Really is a “Blockchain”?

LONDON: Much has been said about the revolutionary potential of the blockchain technology. Besides its current use as the backbone to verify and record digital transactions of Bitcoin, the blockchain technology has also been touted as the technology that can replace expensive accounting and payment networks in the financial industry, ...

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OnePlus 5T Charges Faster Than iPhone X, LG V30, Google Pixel 2

LONDON: While smartphone vendors like Apple, LG, and Samsung lately ventured in the growing space of fast charging, it has been found through a new study that the Dash Charge technology on the OnePlus 5T outpaces the competition by offering fastest charging time. OnePlus first deployed its native fast charging ...

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Mi Mix 2: More screen than you can shake a stick at for 426 GBP

DUBAI: Xiaomi made a huge splash in the smartphone market last year when it launched the bezel-less Mi Mix, way ahead of rivals like Samsung and Apple. Sadly, it wasn’t as widely distributed as competing flagships and didn’t even make it to India, arguably the second largest market for the ...

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IBM aims to transform international payments with blockchain tech

LONDON: The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-border payments, and now that movement – which includes a number of startups making moves privately – just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focused on banks. The computing giant has ...

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This Drone Could Save Lives by Detecting Heartbeat, Breathing Rate

LONDON: Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a drone that remotely measures your heartbeat and breathing rate. Naturally, this would be a huge boon to the medical field, as the unmanned aerial vehicles could be stationed in hospitals, clinics, and even on the battlefield. Drones are increasingly ...

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Technology billionaires lose $16 billion as stocks sink

LONDON: Technology tycoons lost $15.5 billion from their fortunes on Monday as a sell-off of the sector’s most valuable companies intensified. Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest drop in net worth of $3.2 billion, followed by a $1.3 billion decline for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Jack Ma and a ...

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iPhone X: Here is everything that has been leaked

After months of leaks, rumours and anticipation, the iPhone X, earlier known as the iPhone 8 or the iPhone Edition, is about to be unveiled tomorrow at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino at 10 am PDT (10:30PM IST). Apple is set to unveil three new models tomorrow – a ...

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Student invents clothes that grow

A 24-year-old graduate student has created clothes for infants that “grow” as the child does, sparing parents from having to buy new garments every few weeks. Ryan Yasin invented the material while studying at the Royal College of Art and is now using it to launch a clothing range called Petit ...

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