Saturday, February 16, 2019

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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