Category: Technology

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region. Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk promising to deliver […]

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Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup

Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup

Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device. Most of the people losing their jobs work in sales and are located outside the U.S. The Redmond, Washington, company confirmed that it began sending the layoff notices Thursday, but declined to provide further […]

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France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040 — that’s the ambitious goal set Thursday by France’s environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world’s No. 6 economy from fossil fuels. Some manufacturers and drivers met his proposals with skepticism, but others viewed them as a welcome riposte to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision […]

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Siemens says investigating reports its turbines sent to Crimea

Siemens says investigating reports its turbines sent to Crimea

German firm Siemens said on Friday it had set up a task force to investigate reports that its turbines had been delivered to Crimea for use in Russian-built power plants. A report by Reuters published on July 5 cited three sources with knowledge of the delivery as saying Russia had delivered electricity turbines made by Siemens to Crimea. Russia annexed […]

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing six patents in iPhone, iPad

Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing six patents in iPhone, iPad

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) will ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Apple Inc (AAPL.O) from selling some iPhones and iPads in the United States that use chips made by competitor Intel Corp (INTC.O) on the grounds that the devices infringe on six Qualcomm patents. In a request that would broaden its legal battle with Apple, San Diego-based Qualcomm […]

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Volvo is first major carmaker to forgo traditional engines

Volvo is first major carmaker to forgo traditional engines

Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first traditional automaker to forgo the combustion engine altogether. The Swedish company, which has been making cars since 1927 and has in recent decades become famous for its station wagons and safety features, said Wednesday that the decision was prompted by the wishes of customers, describing […]

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As cyberattack hit, Ukrainians turned to Facebook, Google

As cyberattack hit, Ukrainians turned to Facebook, Google

When departure information disappeared from Kiev airport’s website after last week’s cyberattack, employees trained a camera on the departure board and broadcast it to YouTube. When government servers were switched off, officials posted updates to Facebook. And with the disruption continuing, office workers have turned to Gmail to keep their businesses going. As Ukraine’s digital infrastructure shuddered under the weight […]

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Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to U.S. lifted: Dogan agency

Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to U.S. lifted: Dogan agency

A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops onto aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private Dogan news agency reported. On March 25, the United States banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabins on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the Middle […]

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Nokia, China’s Xiaomi sign patent deal

Nokia, China’s Xiaomi sign patent deal

Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology have signed a patent licensing agreement, the companies said on Wednesday. The companies did not provide financial details of the agreement, saying it includes a cross license to each company’s cellular standard patents. Nokia will also provide network infrastructure equipment to Xiaomi. “Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading […]

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Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal rejects rival Flipkart’s initial bid: sources

Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal rejects rival Flipkart’s initial bid: sources

India’s No. 3 e-commerce player Snapdeal has rejected an initial takeover offer from its larger rival Flipkart this week, but the talks between the two camps that have been attempting to forge a deal for months continue, said two sources close to the matter. Flipkart’s initial bid for Snapdeal came in below the widely anticipated $1 billion valuation, said one […]

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