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3 ‘hardcore’ fish species discovered on Pacific floor

Posted by on 16/09/2018
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3 ‘hardcore’ fish species discovered on Pacific floor

3 ‘hardcore’ fish species discovered on Pacific floor

  PARIS: Scientists have discovered three new species of “hardcore” fish living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean, the see-through, scale-free creatures perfectly adapted to conditions that would instantly kill most life on Earth. An international team of researchers used state-of-the-art underwater cameras to find the new fish at the bottom of […]

Apple unveils larger iPhones, smarter watch

Posted by on 12/09/2018
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Apple unveils larger iPhones, smarter watch

Apple unveils larger iPhones, smarter watch

CUPERTINO, California: Apple Inc unveiled larger iPhones and watches based on the design of current models yesterday, confirming expectations that the company is making only minor changes to its lineup. Apple wants users to upgrade to newer, more expensive devices as a way to boost revenue as global demand for smartphones levels off. The strategy […]

Facial recognition touted as ‘user friendly’ system for airports

Posted by on 10/09/2018
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Facial recognition touted as ‘user friendly’ system for airports

Facial recognition touted as ‘user friendly’ system for airports

DULLES: As facial recognition technology use generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington’s Dulles airport is being touted as a “user friendly” way to help ease congestion for air travelers. Officials at Dulles unveiled two new face recognition systems Thursday, one to meet legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records, and a second to […]

Amazon hits trillion-dollar milestone with focus on the long game

Posted by on 05/09/2018
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Amazon hits trillion-dollar milestone with focus on the long game

Amazon hits trillion-dollar milestone with focus on the long game

Amazon becomes 2nd US company at eye-popping value SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon’s market value hit $1 trillion on Tuesday, the second company after Apple to hit the milestone, following an incredible journey for the internet giant which has kept a long-term focus since launching as an online bookseller two decades ago. Early gains lifted Amazon’s value […]

In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

Posted by on 04/09/2018
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In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

Google lures customers with better ad-buying tools MUMBAI: Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its […]

Back to school for French kids, without their phones

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Back to school for French kids, without their phones

Back to school for French kids, without their phones

Macron bans tablets, smart watches from French schools PARIS: Texting under the table should be a thing of the past when French children return to class yesterday following a nationwide ban on mobile phones in schools. The ban, a campaign pledge of President Emmanuel Macron’s, was brought in under a law passed in July which […]

Robotel: Japanese hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs

Posted by on 02/09/2018
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Robotel: Japanese hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs

Robotel: Japanese hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs

Robot dinosaurs man front desk at Henn na Hotel URAYASU, Japan: The reception at the Henn na Hotel east of Tokyo is eerily quiet until customers approach the robot dinosaurs manning the front desk. Their sensors detect the motion and they bellow “Welcome.” It might be about the weirdest check-in experience possible, but that’s exactly […]

Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Posted by on 01/09/2018
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Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

100 million AI devices set to be sold this year BERLIN: Some two years after stepping into the spotlight, voice assistants are learning new languages and connecting to ever-more devices around the home-but mass adoption and widespread ease with the new technology remain some way off. Virtual assistants are artificial intelligence (AI) programs that can […]

Russia’s Kalashnikov branches out from rifles to robots, e-cars

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Russia’s Kalashnikov branches out from rifles to robots, e-cars

Russia’s Kalashnikov branches out from rifles to robots, e-cars

Kalashnikov maker comes out of oblivion into aggressive rebranding MOSCOW: A recent pledge by Kalashnikov to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla with a Russian retro “electric supercar” drew chuckles, but the legendary gun producer has long been trying to branch out into products from drones to yachts. The remarkable transformation by the manufacturer most famous […]

Solar coolers heat up earnings for Kenya’s dairy farmers

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Solar coolers heat up earnings for Kenya’s dairy farmers

Solar coolers heat up earnings for Kenya’s dairy farmers

KIBUMBU, Kenya: Four years ago, Njeru Kamuru nearly quit dairy farming. But when he learned that a solar-powered milk-cooling plant was to be built in his Kenyan village, he changed his mind. Before then, Kamuru said, he struggled to sell more than half of the 12 litres of milk his brace of cows gave during […]

Toyota pours $500 million into driverless car tie-up with Uber

Posted by on 28/08/2018
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Toyota pours $500 million into driverless car tie-up with Uber

Toyota pours $500 million into driverless car tie-up with Uber

Deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles TOKYO: Toyota will pump about $500 million into ride-share firm Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said yesterday. The deal, which reportedly values Uber at about $72 billion, aims at “advancing and bringing to market autonomous […]

Chinese bitcoin mining rig makers aim to raise billions in HK IPOs

Posted by on 27/08/2018
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Chinese bitcoin mining rig makers aim to raise billions in HK IPOs

Chinese bitcoin mining rig makers aim to raise billions in HK IPOs

HONG KONG: Three of the world’s largest bitcoin mining equipment makers plan to raise billions of dollars with initial public offerings in Hong Kong, even as other companies report plunging demand for the chips needed to make bitcoin and a halving in the price of the cryptocurrency. Soaring cryptocurrency prices last year triggered a boom […]