Tech

Japan takes technology to a whole new level and invents self-driving slippers

  • 27 January 2018 - 22:42
Japan takes technology to a whole new level and invents self-driving slippers

In Japan, where old traditions are constantly being updated with new technology, one inn is making use of automated driving technology to offer the latest in hands-free hospitality -- self-driving slippers, Reuters reported. Nissan Motor Co has developed a system for slippers to ‘park’...

Facebook news feed will be less of “news, media ” more of “family, social” posts

  • 14 January 2018 - 19:38
Facebook news feed will be less of “news, media ” more of “family, social” posts

Facebook Inc. said it's making major changes to its flagship social network, shifting users' news feeds back toward posts from friends and family and away from businesses and media outlets -- a transition that is likely to mean people spend less time on the site. The shares tumbled the most in more...

Amazon shipped over 5 billion items in 2017 via Prime service

  • 3 January 2018 - 01:03
Amazon shipped over 5 billion items in 2017 via Prime service

Amazon said on Tuesday it shipped over 5 billion items worldwide via its subscription based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members than ever before, Reuters reported. The e-commerce giant, which revealed its Prime shipment numbers for the first time, did not give comparable...

Apple apologizes for slowing older iPhones

  • 30 December 2017 - 13:49
Apple apologizes for slowing older iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good, Reuters reported. In a posting on its website...

European Court says Uber is a cab firm

  • 20 December 2017 - 16:06
European Court says Uber is a cab firm

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against Uber's claim of being a digital company labeling it as a transportation corporation. Uper, which allows customers to hire a private driver to take them to their destinations, disputed claims of it being a cab firm saying it is an information...

Qatar Airways to create virtual mega carrier

  • 7 November 2017 - 13:34
Qatar Airways to create virtual mega carrier

Qatar Airways wants to create a virtual mega-carrier that will give it economies of scale in negotiating fuel and operations, as it expands investments in other airlines, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The Qatari carrier announced a $661 million deal on Monday to buy a 9.61 percent...

Ferrari CEO: Electric cars not as clean as they appear to be

  • 9 October 2017 - 20:53
Ferrari CEO: Electric cars not as clean as they appear to be

  Electric cars may not be saving the planet at all, says Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne. The full environmental impact of electric cars needs to be analyzed more thoroughly before we can determine them to be more innocuous than internal combustion engines, he said. "I think that...

Apple launches iOS 11; here is a glimpse at the features

  • 21 September 2017 - 10:30
Apple launches iOS 11; here is a glimpse at the features

It’s the big one, Apple AAPL -1.7% iOS 11 is here. Following Apple’s unveiling of the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and all new iPhone X, is perhaps the most ambitious iOS update yet and not only is it jammed full of new features but many great secret features as well. Let’s take a...

iPhone X: The future of the smartphone industry

  • 12 September 2017 - 12:45
iPhone X: The future of the smartphone industry

Apple Tuesday announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, in a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers an innovative and secure new...

Volkswagen spending billions of dollars on electric cars

  • 11 September 2017 - 21:56
Volkswagen spending billions of dollars on electric cars

Volkswagen is stepping up its shift to electric cars and plans to invest more than 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to challenge pioneer Tesla in creating a mass market. The world’s largest automaker by sales said on Monday it would roll out 80 new electric cars...