Tech

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...

Facebook to start to make money from WhatsApp

  • 6 September 2017 - 12:31
Facebook to start to make money from WhatsApp

Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. WhatsApp will be testing new features to make it easier for people to communicate with businesses they want to reach on...

Japan launches satellite to have advanced GPS position

  • 21 August 2017 - 09:43
Japan launches satellite to have advanced GPS position

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location...

Fiat Chrysler to join BMW-led alliance for developing self-driving cars

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:09
Fiat Chrysler to join BMW-led alliance for developing self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler will join an alliance led by BMW to develop self-driving cars, intensifying a race by carmakers and technology companies to develop "robotaxis" which can be called up via smartphone and paid for by the minute. The market for such self-driving cabs could be worth $2 trillion by...

Before hackers released Game of Thrones first episode details, HBO offered $250.000 to hold them off

  • 12 August 2017 - 21:34
Before hackers released Game of Thrones first episode details, HBO offered $250.000 to hold them off

 Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. "You have the advantage of having surprised us," a member...

Google developing a Snapchat-like tech feature called Stamp

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:18
Google developing a Snapchat-like tech feature called Stamp

Alphabet Inc's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday. Google's project, dubbed "Stamp," is in the early stages of testing with publishers, said the...