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China shuts thousands of websites

Posted by on 25/09/2018
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China shuts thousands of websites

China shuts thousands of websites

SHANGHAI: China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against “harmful” online information, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the country’s illegal publication watchdog. China keeps the internet under tight control and has been cracking down on a range of illegal online activities including pornography, […]

Ooredoo successfully tests eSIM on its network in Kuwait

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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Ooredoo successfully tests eSIM on its network in Kuwait

Ooredoo successfully tests eSIM on its network in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Ooredoo Kuwait announced that it has successfully tested the eSIM and is the first to accomplish this as a telecom operator in the country. Ooredoo Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said, “Ooredoo believes in offering and investing in the best services for the Kuwaiti society, which makes us […]

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

US tech firm face major hurdles, struggle to stem losses FRANKFURT AM MAIN: After years watching Tesla’s electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart. Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi and […]

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Posted by on 22/09/2018
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First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

OTTAWA: Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada’s most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday. Current predictions are that humans will reach Mars — up to 400 million kilometers (250 […]

Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

WASHINGTON: A complaint has been filed with the US government accusing Facebook and 10 other companies of using the platform’s job ad targeting system to discriminate on the basis of gender. The complaint was announced Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, a union called the Communications Workers of America and a labor law firm, […]

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 […]

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