Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tech

Trump tells Apple to make products in US to avoid China tariffs

WASHINGTON: US President Trump tweeted that Apple Inc should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports, Reuters reported. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including ...

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British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

LONDON: British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards. The almost two week long hack did not involve travel or passport details, the airline said, adding that it ...

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Google’s Journey Completes 20 Years

LONDON: Google that came into existence 20 years back with its first product Search engine from a garage today has seven products that are used by more than a billion people every month. The exact date of the company’s founding is up for debate — even for those who are ...

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Russia says space station leak could be deliberate sabotage

AFP MOSCOW: Russia launched checks Tuesday after its space chief said an air leak on the International Space Station last week could have been caused by deliberate sabotage. Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin said the hole detected Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused ...

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Digital revolution has only small impact on inflation: ECB’s Weidmann

Reuters FRANKFURT: Rapid technological advances cut inflation only marginally and temporarily, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said, weighing in on one of the biggest debates in modern central banking. With much of the industrialised world struggling with anaemic inflation levels, some economists argue that rapid technological development keeps a lid on ...

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Apple to allow third-party authorised iPhone repairs

LONDON: In what might take the load off official Apple repair team and provide users with an alternative to get their damaged iPhones fixed, the tech giant has reportedly entered a deal with third-party reseller and service provider Simply Mac to offer authorized screen repairs. According to a 9to5 Mac ...

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Microsoft accused of bribery in Hungary

LONDON: Microsoft Corp. is being investigated by U.S. authorities over potential bribery and corruption related to software sales in Hungary, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation follows a series of similar probes into Microsoft business partners that surfaced in 2013 in five other countries. Microsoft MSFT, +0.47% ...

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Nokia expects to make €3 in royalties from every 5G smartphone

LONDON: Nokia says it expects to make €3 in royalties for every 5G smartphone sold. The Finnish telecommunications equipment manufacturer has made many contributions to the standardisation of 5G and says its fees reflect the value of its technology to handsets. Holders of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are required to ...

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Scientists create paper battery powered by bacteria

LONDON: People living in remote areas or areas with limited resources often have difficulties with electricity, expensive commercial batteries and such. To overcome this problem, researchers have created a new type of paper battery that can easily be powered by bacteria. The need of new, cheap and portable power sources ...

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