Category: Technology

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

Google is about to provide the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets as it seeks to become an even more influential force in people’s lives. The overview will come Wednesday during Google’s annual conference for thousands of computer programmers. Google is expected to give the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices. […]

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Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Manufacturers that build Apple’s iPhone and iPad are being drawn in to an escalating dispute between the tech giant and the chipmaker Qualcomm. Qualcomm said Wednesday that it has filed a breach of contract complaint against Apple manufacturers who it says have been pressured by Apple not to pay royalties to Qualcomm for technology that it says it owns. Qualcomm […]

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Romania foreign ministry target of “surgical” cyberattack

Romania foreign ministry target of “surgical” cyberattack

A Romanian cyber intelligence official has confirmed the foreign ministry had been the target of a “surgical, targeted, specialized” cyber attack likely orchestrated by another country. Anton Rog, who heads the government’s Cyberint center, called the attack “an advanced persistent threat,” adding “normally, behind these kinds of attacks is another state.” He said a cyber attack of this nature “costs […]

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Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

The intelligence behind plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe took center stage on Wednesday as American and European officials met to discuss the looming decision. The White House has defended the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss with Russian officials an Islamic State group terror threat related to […]

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Italy disappointed by EU plan to launch legal action over Fiat Chrysler

Italy disappointed by EU plan to launch legal action over Fiat Chrysler

Italy is disappointed by the European Union’s plan to launch legal action against Rome over emissions at Fiat Chrysler, the country’s transport minister said, adding authorities had from start ruled out the presence of any cheating devices at the carmaker. The European Union is set to launch legal action against Italy later on Wednesday for failing to properly police allegations […]

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Microsoft asks Trump administration for exception program on immigration orders

Microsoft asks Trump administration for exception program on immigration orders

Microsoft Corp on Thursday said it had sent a proposal to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to create a program that would let people from seven predominantly Muslim nations enter and leave the United States on business or family emergency travel if they hold a valid work or student visa and have not committed any crimes. In a letter to […]

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EU antitrust regulators to investigate group of online companies

EU antitrust regulators to investigate group of online companies

EU antitrust regulators opened on Thursday three investigations into a group of consumer electronics makers including Philips, six video game companies, Thomas Cook and three other tour operators on suspicion of blocking online cross-border sales. The move came after an inquiry of nearly two years by the European Commission into the e-commerce industry showed that such unfair restrictions were widespread […]

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Sony to release as many as six mobile phone games next year

Sony to release as many as six mobile phone games next year

Sony Corp will release as many as six smartphone games in the financial year starting April in the hope of replicating the success of console rival Nintendo Co’s Pokemon GO with its own gaming franchises. The upcoming titles will free up some of Sony’s popular gaming franchises, such as Everybody’s Golf, from PlayStation consoles to Apple Inc’s iOS and Google’s […]

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New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Richard Lee’s attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand’s department of internal affairs. The automated system told the 22-year-old engineering student the […]

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Renault-Nissan names Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chief

Renault-Nissan names Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chief

The Renault-Nissan (RENA.PA) (7201.T) alliance on Wednesday named Renault veteran Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of engines and transmissions. Brunet will take over as global head of powertrain and electric vehicle engineering from Alain Raposo, who is stepping aside on Jan 1st, an alliance spokeswoman said, confirming a Reuters report on Tuesday. Raposo will take up […]

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