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ISS Gets Christmas Delivery From SpaceX

ISS Gets Christmas Delivery From SpaceX

A special delivery has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) just in time for the holidays. A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivered more than 5,600 pounds of fresh supplies, including a variety of holiday treats. The spacecraft... 
Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has expanded the testing of its cashierless checkout technology. The online retail giant is reportedly experimenting with the technology in Seattle, Washington in a large space formatted like a big store.... 
Facebook Debuts New Portal Smart Displays

Facebook Debuts New Portal Smart Displays

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has debuted its new Portal products, a line of smart displays enhanced for video calling. The company says that the Portal is designed to bring you closer to your closest Facebook contacts, providing you... 
EU Court: British Surveillance Violated Human Rights

EU Court: British Surveillance Violated Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that British surveillance programs are in violation of provisions in the European Convention on Human Rights. The court found the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had failed... 
China Accused Of Recruiting Spies On LinkedIn

China Accused Of Recruiting Spies On LinkedIn

China has been accused of using fake LinkedIn accounts to recruit spies in the United States that have government intel. The suspected targets include experts in the fields of supercomputing, semi-conductors, green energy, health care,... 
Qualcomm Ends Quest To Acquire NXP

Qualcomm Ends Quest To Acquire NXP

Qualcomm has announced that it will end its pursuit of NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch company known for automotive and IoT chips. Qualcomm bid $44 billion for the company in February, but the deal failed to win the necessary approvals... 
Alphabet Subsidiary Loon Spreading Internet Access By Balloon

Alphabet Subsidiary Loon Spreading Internet Access By Balloon

Alphabet subsidiary Loon has announced it’s partnering with Telkom Kenya to bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya. With the new partnership, Telkom Kenya will provide the internet signals, and Loon will help those... 
California Passes Sweeping Consumer Privacy Bill

California Passes Sweeping Consumer Privacy Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a sweeping consumer privacy bill that is considered to be the toughest in the nation. California lawmakers unanimously passed the measure before sending it to the governor’s desk. State Sen.... 
Private Investigators Make Public Plea For DNA Data

Private Investigators Make Public Plea For DNA Data

A number of private investigators are spearheading a call for people to contribute their genetic information to a public genealogy database to help solve cold cases. The idea is to get people to transfer profiles compiled by commercial... 
Search Ends For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Search Ends For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

A private hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end roughly four years after the plane’s disappearance. The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board in March 2014. The... 
China Sends Communications Satellite To Moon’s Dark Side

China Sends Communications Satellite To Moon’s Dark Side

China has launched a relay communication satellite in the first step of a mission to probe the far side of the moon. The satellite was launched with the Long March 4C rocket from the LC-3 pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center... 
Crash Disrupts I.R.S. Website On Tax Day

Crash Disrupts I.R.S. Website On Tax Day

The Internal Revenue Service’s website suffered a systemwide computer failure on the last day for taxpayers to pay their 2017 taxes without a penalty or extension. The website malfunction began in the early hours of Tuesday morning.... 
Planned Space Hotel Gets Closer To Becoming A Reality

Planned Space Hotel Gets Closer To Becoming A Reality

Houston-based Orion Span is attempting to develop the “first luxury hotel in space”. The company’s planned Aurora Station is being designed to appeal to those who are passionate about space and astronomical study. Company officials... 
The Boring Company Announces Plans For Recycled Tunnel Material

The Boring Company Announces Plans For Recycled Tunnel Material

The Boring Company will soon be re-selling the rocks excavated as part of its massive tunneling projects. Founder Elon Musk described the bricks as “Lifesize LEGO-like interlocking bricks made from tunneling rock that you can use... 
First Self-driving Car Pedestrian Fatality Reported

First Self-driving Car Pedestrian Fatality Reported

An Arizona pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving Uber car. The pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was struck and killed at the intersection of Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe by a Volvo XC90 operating in “autonomous mode”.... 
Housing Charity Shows Off First 3-D Printed House

Housing Charity Shows Off First 3-D Printed House

San Francisco-based housing charity New Story has partnered with construction technology company ICON to design a 3-D printer for building homes for low-income people around the world. The team has been working on its designs for the... 
Facebook Expands Job Posting Feature

Facebook Expands Job Posting Feature

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) says that its new job posting feature has been wildly popular in the U.S. and Canada, where it rolled out last year. The company has now rolled out the feature to 40 more countries. The international expansion... 
Nuclear Scientists Arrested For Using Supercomputer For Bitcoin Mining

Nuclear Scientists Arrested For Using Supercomputer For Bitcoin Mining

Several scientists working at the Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, Russia were arrested this week for allegedly using one of the country’s most powerful supercomputers to mine bitcoins. Tatiana Zalesskaya, a spokeswoman for the facility,... 
Tesla Posts Worst-ever Quarterly Loss

Tesla Posts Worst-ever Quarterly Loss

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) just posted its worst-ever quarterly loss for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. Its net loss increased to $675.4 million, or $4.01 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $121.3 million,... 
Dutch Intelligence Helped FBI Detect Russian Hacking

Dutch Intelligence Helped FBI Detect Russian Hacking

A Dutch newspaper and television show have jointly reported that the Netherlands’ spy service was the first to alert the FBI to the hacking of the U.S. Democratic National Committee. The reports were published in the highly-respected... 
Spotify Sued for $1.6 Billion by Publisher Representing Artists

Spotify Sued for $1.6 Billion by Publisher Representing Artists

Spotify was hit with a lawsuit for $1.6 billion from Wixen Music Publishing that handles titles by Neil Young, Donald Faven, Rivers Cuomo, Tom Petty, and Stevie Nicks amongst others. The suit alleges that Spotify uses thousands of... 
Reliance Jio Buying Reliance Communications’ Wireless Assets

Reliance Jio Buying Reliance Communications’ Wireless Assets

Reliance Communications, the debt-laden telecom signed an agreement to sell Reliance Jio Infocomm its wireless assets for nearly 240 million rupees or $3.75 billion, said two sources close to the matter on Friday. Late Thursday the... 
Facebook Opens New Office in London Adding 800 Jobs

Facebook Opens New Office in London Adding 800 Jobs

In 2018, Facebook will open a new office in London that will create 800 new jobs in the UK. Before the end of 2018, close to 2,300 people will be working for the social media giant across the UK. The new office will be the biggest... 
General Motors Pledges Driverless Fleets in 2019

General Motors Pledges Driverless Fleets in 2019

Detroit-based General Motors has outlined its plan not to just mass deploy autonomous cars across public roads during 2019, but to launch them profitably, something that the automaker’s competitors across Silicon Valley have had... 
Firefox Picks Google for U.S. Default Search

Firefox Picks Google for U.S. Default Search

Alphabet Inc.’s Google reclaimed its spot on Tuesday as the default search engine on Internet browser Firefox, by Mozilla Corp, for the U.S. and other regions. The decision by Mozilla shocked Yahoo, now owned by Verizon Communications,... 
Toyota Seeking Additional Investments in Israel

Toyota Seeking Additional Investments in Israel

Toyota Motor Corp, Japan’s largest automaker by volume, is seeking additional investments in vehicle and robotic technologies in Israel, after its venture segment led an investment of $14 million in Intuition Robotics this past July. The... 
Electronic Arts Shows Industry Sports Pushes Profits As Well

Electronic Arts Shows Industry Sports Pushes Profits As Well

Electronic Arts is continuing to reap the benefit of its position as the leader in sports video games, as both its FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL produced strong results on a several platforms in its just completed quarter. EA announced... 
Pay With Google Will Speed Up Payments Online

Pay With Google Will Speed Up Payments Online

Pay with Google, the online payment portal by Google, has launched in an attempt to speed up and streamline the process of online checkout. Google announced the service’s availability on Monday. Through a blog post, the online search... 
FAA: Laptops Pose Risk of Fire and Explosion in Checked Luggage

FAA: Laptops Pose Risk of Fire and Explosion in Checked Luggage

The United States government has urged the entire global airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices such as laptops in checked baggage due to a potential of causing a catastrophic fire. In a paper it filed with the... 
Walmart Looking to Perform Online Purchase Returns in 35 Seconds

Walmart Looking to Perform Online Purchase Returns in 35 Seconds

Walmart’s announced its latest move to help leverage its chain of stores against Amazon.com. The behemoth retailer has announced it has a new way in which it will handle its in-store returns of purchases made online that it says... 
Yahoo: 2013 Data Breach Included All Three Billion User Accounts

Yahoo: 2013 Data Breach Included All Three Billion User Accounts

On Tuesday, Yahoo announced that all of its 3 billion accounts had been hacked in 2013, tripling the estimate from earlier by the Internet giant for the largest ever data theft in history. The announcement was made in a disclosure... 
Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea

Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea

TransTeleCom a state-owned business in Russia has provided North Korea with a new Internet connection according to the monitoring project of the country known as 38 North. Experts in cybersecurity also confirmed the latest Russian... 
Saudi Arabia Lifting Ban on WhatsApp and Skype Calls

Saudi Arabia Lifting Ban on WhatsApp and Skype Calls

The government of Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on calls that are made through apps online such as WhatsApp and Skype it announced on Thursday. The move is part of its ongoing economic reforms, but a government spokesperson said... 
Slack Raises Financing That Values Business at $5.1 Billion

Slack Raises Financing That Values Business at $5.1 Billion

Slack raised another big round of new financing that has valued the business at over $5 billion. The leader of the new round of financing was Japan-based SoftBank, which is appears has been investing in numerous companies of late. It... 
Equifax: Cyberattack Might Have Affected 143 Million Consumers

Equifax: Cyberattack Might Have Affected 143 Million Consumers

Equifax, one of three major consumer credit reporting agencies, announced Thursday that cyber hackers gained access to data of the company that potentially compromised personal data for more than 143 million consumers in the U.S.,... 
Deere Acquires Agricultural Tech Startup Blue River

Deere Acquires Agricultural Tech Startup Blue River

Just five months after ending a proposed deal to acquire the precision planting subsidiary of Monsanto, agricultural equipment behemoth Deere and Company has announced it will acquire agricultural tech startup Blue River Technology... 
Nissan’s Leaf Is Cheaper and Has More Range

Nissan’s Leaf Is Cheaper and Has More Range

The new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle can go further between charges and has new drive technology with the possibility of driving with a single pedal. The electric car will be cheaper as well, although the top-selling electric vehicle... 
Xiaomi Wants to Upstage Next iPhone With Mi Mix Successor

Xiaomi Wants to Upstage Next iPhone With Mi Mix Successor

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix, the bezel-less smartphone received a great deal of attention upon its launch in October of 2016. How the phone maker based in China is becoming more opportunistic with its successor, which is planning to be unveiled... 
Jury Finds Against Nintendo with $10 Million Verdict

Jury Finds Against Nintendo with $10 Million Verdict

A Dallas, Texas jury has awarded iLife $10 million after it found that Nintendo of America had infringed on the motion-sensing accelerometer tech of iLife, which the company had used in its remote controllers for Wii. The jury started... 
Leak of Apple Data Reveals Latest iPhone will be Huge

Leak of Apple Data Reveals Latest iPhone will be Huge

The new generation iPhone is expected to be the biggest ever of Apple’s iPhones in a number of ways. It is going to have the largest display of any previous iPhones, the largest increase of price of any prior iPhone, and most believe... 
Fitbit Attempting to Catch Apple Watch

Fitbit Attempting to Catch Apple Watch

Fitbit has given its biggest rival Apple a head start of over two years on smartwatches. It is now just catching up. The leader in the wearable devices market hopes the Fitbit Ionic is the product that will increase interest in its... 
Uber Ending Its Post-Trip Tracking

Uber Ending Its Post-Trip Tracking

Uber Technologies will reverse its controversial decision to track the location of its users following the end of their trip. The change of strategy related to privacy will come first to its iPhone app, which is expected to be updated... 
Android banking Trojan “Faketoken” resurfaces

Android banking Trojan “Faketoken” resurfaces

Security experts have sent alarm bells ringing after they detected a new variant of the notorious mobile banking Trojan “Faketoken” on the loose. The Android malware is able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications... 
Microsoft announces new APIs in Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft announces new APIs in Visual Studio 2017

San Francisco: Microsoft has announced the availability of new Application programming interfaces (APIs) `ASP.NET Core 2.0` and `.NET Core 2.0` in its Visual Studio 2017 for developers. ASP.NET is an open source server-side web application... 
Zebronics launches wooden tower speakers

Zebronics launches wooden tower speakers

New Delhi: Consumer electronics company Zebronics on Friday launched wooden tower speakers `Full Moon` at a price of Rs 15,999. The `Full Moon` features two 20.32cm sub-woofer drivers packed in slim wooden enclosure with round RGB... 
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Review: Affordable phablet for content consumption

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Review: Affordable phablet for content consumption

New Delhi: After launching three smartphones in India till May this year, Chinese technology giant has unveiled the upgraded version of its last year`s phablet `Mi Max`. Much like its predecessor, `Xiaomi Mi Max 2` has a 6.44 screen... 
Facebook, Google activate SOS features after Barcelona attack

Facebook, Google activate SOS features after Barcelona attack

Madrid: Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support. Facebook created... 
Apple Watch ‘Series 3’ enters final testing phase

Apple Watch ‘Series 3’ enters final testing phase

San Francisco: It seems like Apple could release its upcoming smartwatch soon as Taiwan-based “Quanta Computer” — an integral part of the Cupertino-based company`s supply chain — is ramping up to begin manufacturing... 
Facebook is developing augmented reality glasses

Facebook is developing augmented reality glasses

San Francisco: A patent application filed earlier this week has revealed that Facebook is working on developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that could blend digital objects with the physical world. According to a report in Quartz... 
Coolpad to launch ‘game changing’ smartphone in a couple of days

Coolpad to launch ‘game changing’ smartphone in a couple of days

Chinese smartphone manufacturers have penetrated the Indian market substantially and one such company is Coolpad. Coolpad will be launching another flagship device for the Indian smartphone market on August 20. The new “game...