Google moved 16bn euros to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg

January 3, 2018 11:49 pm
Google moved 16bn euros to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg

This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US technology company Google displayed on computer screens. (Photo by AFP) Google moved 15.9 billion euros ($19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting […]

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FBI fingerprint software could be bugged by Russians: Sources

December 26, 2017 12:30 pm
FBI fingerprint software could be bugged by Russians: Sources

The former employees of a subsidiary of the French firm Safran Group said the company secretly purchased code from the Russians. (File photo) The software the FBI and 18,000 other US law enforcement agencies use to analyze fingerprints may contain a Russian code placed by a French company after a secret deal […]

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Apple Inc. sued over deliberately slowing down older iPhones

December 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Apple Inc. sued over deliberately slowing down older iPhones

Customers handle the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by AFP) IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying […]

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Google-backed Magic Leap reveals mixed reality goggles

December 21, 2017 2:07 am
Google-backed Magic Leap reveals mixed reality goggles

“Magic Leap One” goggles project light directly into users’ eyes, working with a body-worn computer called a Lightpack and a handheld controller. Google-backed Magic Leap company has revealed a mixed reality headset aimed at changing the way system users will interact with computers and reality. The $2,000 Magic Leap One package consists […]

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NASA manages to return stray Voyager 1 back to right track

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
NASA manages to return stray Voyager 1 back to right track

This NASA artist concept handout image, obtained on August 15, 2017, depicts one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. (Via AFP) NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft — cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth — was back on the right track Friday thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 […]

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Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

November 29, 2017 1:53 am
Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

This picture, taken at the Bluebus factory in Ergue-Gaberic, western France, on October 12, 2017 shows lithium batteries used in an electric bus. (By AFP) Japanese scientists have developed a new type of chemical that could bring about a breakthrough in battery making by facilitating greater power storage. A team […]

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Russia slams US tech giant Google over ‘censorship’

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Russia slams US tech giant Google over ‘censorship’

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (screen grab via AFP) Russia has protested to US tech giant Google for its planned de-ranking of Russian media outlets over allegations that Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday Google’s plans to “engineer” algorithms to […]

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US tech giant Google tracks users even with location services disabled on Android smartphones

November 23, 2017 11:01 pm
US tech giant Google tracks users even with location services disabled on Android smartphones

Google conference in Mountain View, California, USA, on May 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US tech giant Google has been tracking the location of Android smartphones even when apps were disabled and the SIM card was removed from the phone. Smartphones running Android software gather data about your location and […]

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Honda recalls 800,000 minivans in the United States over faulty seats

November 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Honda recalls 800,000 minivans in the United States over faulty seats

The 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan is shown at its reveal at the 2017 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by AFP) Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the […]

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Artificial intelligence could overpower humans: Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking

November 12, 2017 2:00 am
Artificial intelligence could overpower humans: Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking delivers a video message during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Web Summit, in Lisbon, on November 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking said artificial intelligence (AI) could “take power” in the future as technology develops.  In a video message played during the […]

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts to gaudy 280

November 9, 2017 1:28 am
Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts to gaudy 280

The logo of Twitter (file photo) It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage — how else? — with short tweets and […]

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