Scandal-hit Uber hits the road to reassure regulators

TOKYO: Uber executives are travelling the globe to reassure regulators that the company is changing the way it does business, after a massive data...

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...

$12.9 billion, 4.5 acres: Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier

NEWPORT NEWS, Va: The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign US territory." The...

Cisco Middle East appoints Shukri Eid as East Region’s Managing Director

DUBAI: Cisco Middle East has announced that Shukri Eid has been appointed Managing Director of its East Region effective immediately. In his new role,...

Nuclear developers have big plans for pint-sized power plants in UK – Help with...

LONDON: A range of mini-nuclear power plants could help solve Britain's looming power crunch, rather than the $24 billion Hinkley project snarled up in...

Google rolling out latest Android to Nexus phones

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating system to a handful of devices. The release...

Japan student uses invisible ink to ace ninja report

A Japanese student aced an assignment on ninja culture by making her own invisible ink from soybeans in a stealthy move that...

Tech firms continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

NEW YORK: Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android...

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"...

Smartphones distract us and make us less efficient at work

DUBAI: While smartphones help us stay in touch with colleagues, keep on top of our inbox, and complete urgent tasks on the move, they...

Shark-spotting drones on patrol at Australian beaches

Drones to identify underwater predators, deliver safety devices to swimmers SYDNEY: High-tech shark-spotting drones are patrolling dozens of Australian beaches this summer to quickly identify...

Three airliners in near-misses with drones at London’s Heathrow

LONDON: Three planes narrowly missed colliding with drones near London's Heathrow Airport in the space of three weeks last year, underscoring increasing concerns about...

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