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Uber says review shows customer data safe, private

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe - from Uber itself. The ride-booking company…

After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been “staggering” and “hard to comprehend.” That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter…

Facebook takes blame for service outages

FRANKFURT: Access to Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and its Instagram photosharing site, was blocked around the world for up to an hour yesterday, which the company said later…

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US

LONDON: WikiLeaks yesterday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three…

NTSB: Planes should have improved technology

WASHINGTON: Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, US accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them…

Samsung offers to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 bn

NEW YORK: Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to…

Internet will ‘disappear’, Google boss tells Davos

DAVOS: Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted yesterday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear" into the background. Speaking…

Solar plane pioneers lay out round-the-world flight plan

ABU DHABI: The team behind a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft that is attempting to fly around the world said yesterday the clean-energy plane will stop in India, China and the United…

Rafael Nadal’s new racket comes with a power switch – Sensors embedded in racket record technical data

MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal’s new high-tech tennis racket looks and feels like his old one. Except for the on-off switch. Call it a “smart racket,” the latest advance in tennis technology…

Japan researchers target 3D-printed body parts – Plan to create custom-made skin, bone and joints

  TOKYO: Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. Several groups of researchers around the…

Facebook ‘likes’ reveal your true personality

MIAMI: A computer program that analyzes your Facebook “likes” may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, according to a research. The study in…

China shuts 50 websites and social media accounts

BEIJING: China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to “publishing political news without a permit”, Beijing’s cyberspace watchdog said yesterday. The government is…

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