Archive for the ‘TECHNOLOGY’ Category

SpaceX Launches First Rocket of 2018 Into Space

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

SpaceX launched its first rocket of the year into space on Sunday. It carried a payload called Zuma for the U.S. government.

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AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China’s Huawei

Monday, January 8th, 2018

AT&T Inc. has walked away from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the matter.

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Former Google Engineer Fired Over Diversity Memo Files Suit

Monday, January 8th, 2018

James Damore, the former Google engineer who was fired for writing a memo suggesting men were better suited than women for certain tech jobs, is suing the company for allegedly discriminating against white, conservative men.

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Fired Google Engineer Sues, Claiming Reverse Discrimination

Monday, January 8th, 2018

An ex-Google employee, fired after his internal memo arguing against the company’s diversity efforts drew widespread criticism, has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company, NBC News…Photo Credit: Alan Diaz/AP

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Want to Dress Like Kylo Ren of Star Wars? You’ll Need Maternity Pants

Monday, January 8th, 2018

High-waisted men’s pants, like those worn by the movie villain in a famous scene, are hard to find. Instead fans try leggings, pajamas and sashes.

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GoPro to Cut 20% of Workforce, Exit Drone Market

Monday, January 8th, 2018

GoPro is cutting more than a fifth of its workforce and exiting the drone market as part of its latest attempt to turn itself around.

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Driverless-Car Companies Try to Rev Their Engines on Commercial Prospects

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Despite excitement about self-driving vehicles, a tough road to business success amid struggles over regulation and technology limitations.

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China’s Internet Giants Face Users’ Anxiety Over Privacy

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Search engine Baidu is the most-recent company to come under the spotlight, joining Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial and Tencent Holdings, following claims by a provincial consumer group that Baidu illegally obtained users’ personal information.

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Retail’s Tax Windfall Provides Ammunition Against Amazon

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Corporate tax cuts mean a free cash flow for retailers. How will they use it?

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Kinetics Internet Was No. 1, Up 56.9%, Boosted by Bitcoin

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Winners’ Circle: The fund’s largest holding was a position of 12% in Bitcoin Investment Trust.

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iPhones and Children Are a Toxic Pair, Say Two Big Apple Investors

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Jana Partners and Calstrs are launching an unusual activist-investor campaign accusing Apple of failing to do enough to limit smartphone addiction among young users.

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Twitter: We Won’t Block World Leaders or Their Tweets

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Twitter said Friday that it will not block world leaders or any of their “controversial Tweets” in the interest of advancing “the global, public conversation.”In a brief blog post that does not mention…Photo Credit: Mary Altaffer/AP

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Google’s Latest Search: What Happened to Its Bikes?

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Google built a massive business organizing the world’s information, but it’s struggling to keep track of the bikes it provides for employees to get around its giant headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Local residents tend to ride off with them.

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Why the U.S. Suspects Kaspersky’s Software Is a Russian Spy Tool

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Officials haven’t offered conclusive evidence the Russian company’s antivirus products were behind national-security breaches, but a series of incidents drove them to raise alarms

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Ripple Steals Bitcoin’s Thunder, Surges 1,184% in a Month

Friday, January 5th, 2018

The digital currency offered by the San Francisco startup Ripple has soared 1,184% in the past month, becoming the second-largest crypto-asset. While such moves by virtual currencies have become almost normal, Ripple’s move is surprising because of its differences with bitcoin.

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Businesses Rush to Contain Fallout From Major Chip Flaws

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Businesses and institutions raced to patch computer systems as they tried to gauge the fallout from the disclosure this week of two, long-hidden vulnerabilities affecting chips running most of the world’s computers.

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Apple: All Macs, iPhones, iPads Affected by Processor Flaws

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Apple announced Thursday that all of its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws, but it said there are no known incidents of customers being impacted…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Mark Zuckerberg Resolves to ‘Fix’ Facebook in 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018

For years, Mark Zuckerberg has announced an annual personal challenge, from slaughtering his own meat to learning Mandarin to building his own artificial intelligence. His 2018 task may be the most ambitious yet: Fix Facebook.

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Videogame Stars Have Fans, Fortunes—and Baffled Parents

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Mothers and fathers of esports professionals, who spent years kicking plugs out of walls, say their offsprings’ ‘ridiculous’ success doesn’t compute. ‘He makes more than me.’

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In Uber-Didi War, Brazil Is Latest Battlefield

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

China’s dominant ride-hailing company, Didi Chuxing, is kicking off 2018 by challenging Uber in Latin America, snapping up one of its top ride-hailing rivals in Brazil.

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VW, Hyundai Turn to Driverless-Car Startup in Silicon Valley

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

In the race to develop driverless cars, Volkswagen and Hyundai Motor are placing bets on a Silicon Valley startup founded a year ago by the former leaders of autonomous vehicles at Google and Tesla.

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Google and Intel Beware: China Is Gunning for Dominance in AI Chips

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Chinese companies want to take the lead in building processors that use artificial intelligence to make phones, cars and home appliances interact with us more seamlessly. And they have a lot going in their favor.

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Tech Giants Race to Address Widespread Chip Flaws

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The world’s computer-chip and software makers scrambled to respond to the disclosure of two widespread hardware vulnerabilities found by cybersecurity experts that could affect most of the world’s modern computing devices.

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Massive Security Flaw Could Affect Almost Every Computer

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The computer industry was scrambling Wednesday to patch recently discovered security vulnerabilities found in processors used on almost every computer in the world, CNBC reported.The vulnerabilties —…Photo Credit: AP

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Tesla’s Lackluster Model 3 Sales Miss Lowered Wall Street Expectations

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Tesla underwhelmed Wall Street with sales of its new Model 3 sedans in the fourth quarter, raising questions about whether the Silicon Valley luxury electric-car company can spark production this year and transform into a mainstream auto maker.

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The Cashless Society Has Arrived— Only It’s in China

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Mobile payments have surged to some $9 trillion a year, way ahead of the U.S., changing how people shop, borrow—and even panhandle. The growth foretells a future where tech firms like Alibaba and Tencent drive innovation in finance.

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New Year’s Fitness Resolutions: The Smartest Way to Keep Them

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

People who work out alone give up the soonest. But a new trend—retro classes that turn fitness into competitive group games—is helping Americans play the pounds away and keep coming back for more.

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Spotify Files to Go Public With Direct Listing, Cutting Out Underwriters

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Spotify has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Dating Apps Are Awful—Here’s How to Make Them Work for You

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Most singles are swiping—looking at people’s profile pictures to determine, in about a nanosecond, whether they would like to message them, meet them and potentially have a family with them.

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Verizon, Samsung Will Team Up to Bring Faster 5G to California

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Samsung was chosen as a major supplier in the telecom giant’s push to offer 5G internet over its wireless network.

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