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Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies

Posted by on 31/01/2018
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Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies

Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies

WASHINGTON: Facebook says it is banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies in an effort to fight scams. The social media giant said it is barring ads for “financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency.” Initial coin offerings or ICOs […]

Amid iPhone X angst, Wall Street braces for a weak Apple forecast

Posted by on 30/01/2018
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Amid iPhone X angst, Wall Street braces for a weak Apple forecast

Amid iPhone X angst, Wall Street braces for a weak Apple forecast

‘Apple will have to answer the question of what’s next’ SAN FRANCISCO: When Apple Inc announces its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, investors will seek signs of whether the company’s $999 iPhone X launched last autumn was a Steve Jobs-style hit or, as more analysts suspect, a letdown. In recent weeks, Wall Street analysts have come […]

Japan sanctions Coincheck after massive cryptocurrency heist

Posted by on 29/01/2018
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Japan sanctions Coincheck after massive cryptocurrency heist

Japan sanctions Coincheck after massive cryptocurrency heist

Hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets TOKYO: Japan yesterday imposed administrative measures on virtual currency exchange Coincheck after hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets from the Tokyo-based firm in one of the biggest heists ever. Units of the cryptocurrency NEM worth $530 million were taken-based on the […]

Indonesian authorities run ‘two-faced’ car off the road

Posted by on 28/01/2018
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Indonesian authorities run ‘two-faced’ car off the road

Indonesian authorities run ‘two-faced’ car off the road

A double-ended car owned by a septuagenarian mechanic from Indonesia has been ordered off the road, but he has not given up on the quirky creation just yet. Roni Gunawan built the “two-faced” car with the help of colleagues in Bandung, West Java province, by welding together the front halves of two orange Toyota Limos. […]

Mosquito drones could give extra bite to Zika fight

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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Mosquito drones could give extra bite to Zika fight

Mosquito drones could give extra bite to Zika fight

TEPIC, Mexico: Spraying thousands of chilled, sterile mosquitoes from specially adapted drones could prove a cost-effective way to slash numbers of the insects and curb the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, say the backers of the technology. WeRobotics, a non-profit trialling the method, plans to start mosquito-release tests shortly in Latin America. It […]

Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Posted by on 23/01/2018
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Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Building its customer base in 190 countries   LOS ANGELES: Netflix Inc snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world. The results drove Netflix to a […]

Facebook: Social media may not be good for democracy

Posted by on 22/01/2018
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Facebook: Social media may not be good for democracy

Facebook: Social media may not be good for democracy

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc warned yesterday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy, but the company said it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone else. The sharing of false or misleading headlines on social media has become a […]

High-tech toothpaste could fight malaria

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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High-tech toothpaste could fight malaria

High-tech toothpaste could fight malaria

LONDON: Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)’robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University who used the AI robot to conduct high-throughput screening said the ingredient, triclosan, showed […]

Facebook to ask 2 billion users to rank ‘trust’ in news sources

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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Facebook to ask 2 billion users to rank ‘trust’ in news sources

Facebook to ask 2 billion users to rank ‘trust’ in news sources

Effort to combat spread of misinformation on the social network SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook announced on Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network. The change comes as the online giant seeks to address charges […]

YouTube toughens rules on video advertisements

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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YouTube toughens rules on video advertisements

YouTube toughens rules on video advertisements

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content. “There’s no denying 2017 was a difficult year, with several issues affecting our community and our advertising partners,” YouTube vice president of display, video and […]

Huawei unveils world’s first 4-Camera Phone with Full View Display – Mate10 lite in Kuwait

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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Huawei unveils world’s first 4-Camera Phone with Full View Display – Mate10 lite in Kuwait

Huawei unveils world’s first 4-Camera Phone with Full View Display – Mate10 lite in Kuwait

Selfie Toning Flash, latest beauty 4.0 algorithm and exceptional performance KUWAIT: Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has unveiled a new era of smartphone development with the launch of HUAWEI Mate10 lite, the world’s first smartphone with 4cameras and a ground-breaking Full View Display in Kuwait. Featuring industry’s first16-Megapixel + 2-Megapixel dual rear cameras, and 13-Megapixel […]

Man’s best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

Posted by on 15/01/2018
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Man’s best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

Man’s best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

Devices that can improve the lives of animals LAS VEGAS: Technology is going to the dogs. And to cats and horses, for that matter, as high-end gadgetry showcased at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends-starting with a good night’s rest. US-based […]